Today I started working on the new images of my products. I can't believe that my vacation will be over soon and I am not yet finish with the new images of my products.
We went to visit few houses today together with your real state agent. There are two houses that we liked. I love the the fourth house because it has four bedrooms and one bedroom with family room in the basement, but I am not happy with the townhouses at the back of the house. So we might purchase the third one with three bedrooms and one family room in the basement. I still want to see more before we submit any offers. I really hope that we can move to a new home early this year.
We bought a new desktop after the house viewing. So I have to install everything again and took me a couple of hours in installing the wireless printer.
I will try to finish the new images of my products tomorrow. I still need to make the Calendar that I will send to my customers and I have one big order to process and shipped tomorrow. Ohhhh, I really hope I will finish everything before I start going to work again.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Today I started working on the new images of my products. I can't believe that my vacation will be over soon and I am not yet finish with the new images of my products.
GRRRR!!! I feel so exhausted watching too much movies. I realized how hard it is to have a self-discipline. I can imagine how hard it is to have total control of schedule for the whole day when working at home. I always end up a total lazy than doing what are suppose to be done.
Although I have accomplished most of what I have planned, but I always ruined my day to day schedule and end up skipping few things.
Anyway, I have paid the Private Business Licensing company yesterday and I will probably get my business license by early next year.
I am also done fixing the errors of my webstore and I am now ready to take new photos of my products. This is going to be a lot of work and I am already feeling overwhelmed. We might go out today to buy new desktop and I have do the coin laundry for our comforters. I will finish one more DVD and I am ready to work my butt out...lols.. I will probably do the taking of pictures tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Our plan to go to Salvatore's Garden Restaurant in Buffalo was a failure. We travelled together with our CFFL friend and family, but before we reach the USA border, the weather went so bad. So we ended up turning back from the border and just do the shopping in Canada's Factory Outlet.
Well, I am happy to see my kids so happy for the clothes that we bought them. The prices are pretty cheap since it is still Boxing Day Sale in Canada. I also bought one pants for myself because the cheap is very cheap... lols..
Anyway, I will go to Buthurst and Finch today to see is the private office for Business Licensing is open. If not, I will come back some other day when they are open. I am very enthusiast to have everything in place for my business. I thought of paying someone to do the work for me to make my life a little easier.
I also spend few amount from the money that I saved from my blogging and online business for The List of Errors on my website. I will start fixing the errors tomorrow and I hope to start taking picture of my product the next day. I might ask the lady who did the list of errors to fix and replenish all the new pictures of my products. Her price is pretty good so I hope she will give me a better price for the images too.
After everything is okey with my business license, I will start planning when will I print the flyers for the offline marketing of my products. I have to prepare how to entertain some inquiries and interested people who want to see and buy my products offline. I already have some plans for the showing of my products right in our own house, but I have to make everything in place before doing that. And when everything turn out to be what I wanted it to be, I will enroll to an aestetician class for a diploma to start a career in Beauty Cosmetics. And probably conduct a workshop in Mineral Makeup Making by the year 2011 or early 2012 or when I already have the Diploma in Beauty Cosmetics.
With this plans, I have no choice but to continue with my freaking full-time job. I need this job to accomodate the expenses of my family and business. It may not be easy but I know God is there to guide me all the way.
So for those of you who are planning to start a business, hahahahah.. It may sound so easy but if you don't have the passion about what you do, do you think you can continue working on something by getting so small or even nothing in return? Yeah you can do or sell illegal stuff to make money, but how long will it last?
And do you have the dedication to make everything happen? For how long? If money alone is what you are after, for whatever business you want to enter, believe me, money will not come unless you know what you are doing and you know how long you can do it. And after all that everything you have done, God is still the giver of everything that you will and will not receive. Do you have the Faith?
Monday, December 28, 2009
Me and my kids went to Scarborough yesterday to buy some DVDs. And today we are ready to go to Buffalo for some shopping and to eat dinner at Salvator's Italian Garden. I am glad that Sister Myra and her family are joining us.
So far I am so happy with all the documents that I have finished both for personal and business filing. I am so ready for the coming year. All I have to do is enter all the data and the program that I made using Spreadsheet software will auomatically compute everything for me. This will automatically update me to help me control all our spending. It will save me a lot of time.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I am so happy with all the work that I have done so far this holiday. And still was able to attend some important events for God. Yesterday, instead of being in the crowded place of Shopping Malls for Canada's Boxing Day, we attended our weekly Houesehold Prayer Meeting.
At last, our group was completed before the end of the year. And I really hope that we will always be present on our household prayer meetings this coming year.
Our meeting lasted for unbelievably 5 hours because we have not seen each other for quite some time. So we ended up updating our daily lives for the whole 5 hours. I thank God for giving us the opportunity to see each other this holiday season.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Today we just went to church and go home after. I do most of my work in the middle of the night since I am used to be awake at night due to my work schedule. I am trying not to change my sleeping schedule even if I am on my 2 weeks vacation, because I will have a hard time adjusting to the time when I go back to work. It's realy hard to work on night shift.
Anyway, I did half of the Health Canada Amendments of my product that I will submit soon as I finished it. I will also post the CAS number of each ingredients on my webstore. I am not sure if I can do all the MSDS for each ingredients but I will try my best.
Although it is not on my schedule to organize the filing of my products, but I am glad that I finally did. I just need to finish the Health Canada Amendments and I am ready to start working on the labels, documentation of expenses and sale, and take new images of my products.
In business you have to spend to get something in return. Someone offer me a service to point out all the errors of my webstore for a cheap price. So I might pay her to do this for me. It will be easier for me if someone will just send me the list of errors that I need to fix instead of looking for each page. It will save me more time and do more things before my vacation end.
Funny but when I heard some people talk about their desire to start a business and the kind of business that they want, they sound like everything is easy. Easy to say than done. You got to have the passion on what you do to keep you working even if you're not getting much in return. I am always holding on to my hopes and dreams that someday, I will get what I want. But right now, the most important thing for me is, I simply love what I am doing. Everyday is a learning process!!! Merry Christmas to everyone!!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I didn't know that organizing the filing of papers and documents can eat up all my time. So I end up only organizing the personal files. Well I guess it's because I spend more time watching and catching up with some Filipino teleserye. But I am happy that I was able to organize my Skin Care products, and did few laundry. I will continue my struggle in organizing everything inside my house yesterday even if it is Christmas.
Anyway, my daughter help me in creating this Christmas Greeting Image to send everyone the holiday greetings. And for all that I wasn't able to send an email Christmas greeetings, my blogs are here to extend my warmt greetings.
Merry Christmas to everyone.
Weeeeee, My Holiday vacation started by watching "Alvin and theChipmunks" with my kids. We arrived at the theater just right on time and there is no more sits. So we shop around while waited for the next showing.
I finally bought the scale that I've been wanting to buy using the money that I saved from my sales. I actually ordered online but I am not happy with the first scale so I have to go to Staples store nearby to exchange it with the one can read an increment of 1gram. I still have to order the scale that can read below 1 gr to my supplier in USA. It holds lighter weight which I will use for my mineral makeups, that's why I bought this one from Staples for my skin care products because it holds heavier stuff.
I also bought few house stuffs for organizing my house and to start with, I bought new sit cover for our sofa set. I also bought one set of native organizer for all the dvd's scattered on our living room. My living room looks more pleasant now.
Although my priority to do this holiday is to work on my business license, it's holiday so the business licensing offices are close until Monday. So I have no choice but to start my busy holiday plans by organizing everything inside my house which includes my business.
Tomorrow I will start my day by; (load some clothes while)
* updating all my blogs,
* submitting my blogs and website to 3 live directories.
* Organize all my personal and business files
If I still have the energy:
* Organize the bathroom cabinet
* Clean the washroom and the house
* Organize my products (Skin care and Mineral Makeup)
Well I have to have time for my kids so the rest of the day will be watching a movie or just chatting with my kids.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I just printed the Guide to Small Busines that I got from Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. I need to read and know few things before registering my business. I am still thinking if I will pay someone to do the business registration or licensing for me or I will do it myself.
Tonight is my last night at work for my 9 days vacation. I will be really really busy this holiday with so many things. I will be organizing all the documents and I can't wait to start it all.
I dont know if I can finish everything in 9 days because I also have to work on so many things inside my house. My mind is so cluttered right now on how, what, when, and where to start. But my priority right now:
1. Business registration
2. Amendments of my products to Health Canada.
3. Organize the filing of personal and business documents
4. Clean and organize my house from top to bottom.
5. Buy the bookshelf and organize my products
6. Take pictures of all my products for new images on my webstore
7. Fix all errors on my webstore
Aside from this, I will be submitting to at least 3 to 5 live directories for all my blogs and website everyday, before I start the day during my vacation. Oh, this is going to be a busy holiday vacation for me.
Monday, December 21, 2009
I've loosen up so much for my online life. I've not updated my blogs and have not been bloghopping. I've been so busy partying during the weekend and busy processing orders during my spare time on weekdays. I've one small order today and hubby will shipped it later today, since he is already on vacation.
I already bought some organizer for the filing of personal and business documents. I will buy a second hand bookshelf that I will use for all my products. I will see if I can put the bookshelf that I am presently using, somewhere in my living room for product showing. I will try my best to put all my products on my living room as nicely as I can. I can't wait to start organizing everything.
I am still in a stage of confusion about buying a house. This townhouse is just a pain and we really need to move to a new place. Not just for my business but for my children's sake. I will still have to see how things will go.
Friday, December 18, 2009
It was a very busy week for me that I wasn't able to update my blogs because luckily, I have received orders almost everyday since last week. Thank God!!. How I wish I am receiving orders like this everyday but unfortunately, money in business is very unpredictable. So it is important to have some backup plans and money when starting a business.
I will go to bed early today because I have another party to attend tonight. Then three more nights and I will be off for 2 weeks from work. I can't wait to start doing all the things I need to do for my business and family.
I can't wait to start working on ;
* Licensing of my business,
* Health Canada amendments for my products.
* Daily submission to live directories for my webstore and all my blogs during my vacation.
* Change the images of all my products on my webstore for better viewing
* Add more colors for eyeshadows, lips and blushes
* Organize my personal and business documents for the coming year
* Organize my products, jars, bottles, including the labelling for effecient processing of orders.
* Prepare a space in my house for product viewing.
Once I had my business license, I will start making the fliers. I really hope that I can pull up some profit from my business for this coming year.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I received two orders today. I am usually happy and energized whenever I received orders like this, but these orders can not lift up my spirit. I just feel depress and I just want to get out of the situation where me and my family are in right now, but I dont know how. I can only cross my fingers that God will help us get out of this situation.
I can remember when I was in the Philippines alone and have noone beside me. All my friends are married and have their own family or they were gone abroad. I felt so alone and I just can't find a man whom I feel I can be with, for the rest of my life. The man who I want to be with for the rest of my life (my husband) was so far, and we are having so much problems with our relationships at that time.
I think I have about 4 bank accounts at that time because I don't want to stuck all my saving in just one bank. I can buy anything I want. I was suppose to be happy at that time, but I was asking myself "Why am I NOT happy?"... Something is missing that money can never buy.
Then I realized that I was not getting any younger. I went to church one day with full of tears and ask God for true happines; that he can take all the material things I have just to find the happiness that I have been looking for.
It didn't take long when the man that I only want to be with came back from Saudi Arabia to marry me despite of all the challenges that our relationships have faced. We almost didn't make it but still we are here very strong fighting for our life together in this cold country.
My wealth starts to fade soon as I got pregnant with my twins. Worries didn't bother me because I found the ultimate happiness of life on Earth. My money continue to pour out of my hands. Like a pipe with a leak, the hole gets bigger as my happiness grow as a mother and a happy wife. I just prayed for one thing to God, save some for my kids.
I used the remaining money to migrate in Canada and start a new life. I may not have the kind of life that I used to have back in the Philippines but I am happy. The challenges that I faced as a new immigrant of this country made me a stronger person. My weakness as what they called me and my siblings as "Young Millionaires" in the Phillpines, fades as my soft hands transform into a hand of a hard working housewife.
There was a time that I forgot to call for God's name because of my desire to have the material things that I used to have by working double time. My dreams are staring to come true. House, car, travel, clothes ect. My relationship with my husband suffer as we both work so hard to have all these things. We thought it was the end. But it was just a calling from God to bring us together and become a stronger couple.
Everytime we can find a way to have extra money, or save extra money to start something big, it will always end up like a Pipe where leak will come and go. Leak will always come to put as back where we shoud belong. Our money will grow but there will always be a situation that a part of what we have saved will have to parted. I sometimes feel, this is the life that God want us to have. A simple but happy life.
Right now, I just feel so uninspired but very thankful for the orders that are coming in. I never wish for another Millions that I once have because everytime I can feel a door is opening for wealth, part of my true happiness suffers.
I just need to start a business so I can work at home and concentrate in making this happiness stay and even grow for the rest of my life. I want to get out of my full-time job but right now it is impossible.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The realty Sales Agent is coming over to our house tonight to discuss the details about purchasing our new house. I really hope that God will guide us in doing the right thing. I am not dreaming of a big house. I just want a simple house for my family with a pleasant neighborhood.
My first choice is to buy a house near my work, but the property cost is too high within the area. It's the center of the city so the neighborhood might not be good for my kids.
If we will purchase a house near my hubby's work, the distance from my work is a killer to my time. But it's a bit far from the center of the city so the neighborhood is more pleasant for my kids. I am so tired of traveling so far. I am thinking of finding a job near my hubby's work but I don't think I can find a good one right now....... Ahhh, I will be praying hard for this.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I am so so stress with the Townhouse administrators. I really can't stand this place anymore. So I talked to my friend who is a bank employee and I am really blessed meeting her at CFFL. I was finally relieve with all the stress and I start seeing the bright light. She will help and guide me all the way. She told me everything and I am so glad to learn how to solve our problem.
We might not go with my husband to have a vacation in the Philippines because we need the money for our new house. I am looking forward moving in our new house before summer.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Busy days at work, my business, blogging and partying. My husband quit his job and accepted the offer of his former boss with the same job description, the same rate and benefit but less stress. I actually never expect any benefit from his previous job because the company keeps holding his resignation. But I am so thankful that they finally release him and gave his stocks and other benefits.
My husband have been wanting us to have a vacation in the Philippines to visit his parents. I am still thinking if me and my kids will go with him because money is hard to find nowadays. Still hanging with this thoughts right now.
I just don't know what to think when I discuss this to one person whom I have learned to accept her disgusting company...lols... I thought she will be happy for me but unfortunately, her face and action just sending me the message how bad she feels about me and my family, having a vacation in the Philippines. In short, JEALOUSY!!!
I forgot what my CFFL friend told me.... that I can never change a person and it is me who should change. I should never discuss this matter to her because I know, that right from the very start, she is jealous, envious and a hater. Beside, I am not yet sure if we can go with my husband in the Philippines for a vacation.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
People that I can consider to trust with my love and understanding. People that I am comfortable saying who I am. People that I consider who are giving me peace in my heart and in my mind. People who gave me hope that I can find true people to consider friends here in Canada. With them, I can see the good side of me. With them I can find true meaning of life with our Lord. Now I know, why God send me and my husband to be a member of this Religious community. To find LOVE and PEACE.
Here are some of the few shots from our Chapter Christmas Party last night. I feel bad that we only have few scenes taken from my camera. We still have one Christmas Party next Saturday for our Unit. I hope to have more shots this time.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I was busy for a couple of days processing few orders. I am glad to have few but big orders since I bought a lot of stuffs for my business. I also am very happy to be able to create my own AloeShea Body Butter. But I am not sure if I can have this as a gift because the recipe still needs some improvement. But for my personal use, I am so please with how it totally remove my winter dry skin in just one use. Well what do you expect? It is made up of very pure natural Aloe Butter, Shea Butter, Olive Extra Virgin Vegetable Oil and Vitamin E. I used orange scent for this body butter. Visit my webstore All Natural Cosmetics 4u to learn more about my products
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I am finally done processing this order from my customer in Downtown Toronto. I can't go to the post office now because hubby have the car so, he will be shipping this afternoon.
I run out of one ingredient so I have to order it to my supplier yesterday. I also create a new label and use a new bottle for my skin care products so it took me the whole morning working with the new packaging of my Natural Skin Care. I am finally done with the processing so it is ready to be ship.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I finally made my Olive Soap yesterday and use Papaya scent. It smells so good. It's also my first time to use the 3d soap mold and I might be using this type of soap mold for all of my soaps.
I had one big order but I run out of my cleansing cream base, so I have to order it to my supplier. I also ordered few ingredients that I have been wanting to do for my personal use body butter, and probably sell them later on. I purchase Aloe Vera butter, Shea Butter, Mango Butter and some more ingredients that I will use in crafting my own body butter. I can't wait to do and use it. This is the best time to create a very high natural moisturizing body butter because my skin get so dry during winter. I might be giving this as a Christmas Gift together with my melt and Pour Soap.
I have to go to bed now.. I have to wake up at 4pm to bring my daughter to her guitar lesson.
Friday, November 27, 2009
I was supposed to create 2 to 3 articles on each of my blog to automatically published within the week. But I was busy with so many things. I processed one order before I pick my kids for lunch today and shipped the order after we had our lunch. Then I had to go to bed early because we have a household prayer meeting at 7pm.
But I am glad the I was able to create a new label for my skin care products using the regualr shipping label that you can buy at office supply store. I am glad that I dont have to buy the product label from USA. The importation tax is too expensive for a few sheet of labels. Here is the future packaging of my skin care products. I might start doing the images of my new packaging next month.
We still have to attend the chapter assembly meeting tomorrow but I really can't go because I will be stuck doing many things during the day.
- clean the house
- wash the clothes,
- prepare the articles
- create about 2 to 3 soaps that we will and probably prepare the soap images to post on my webstore or blog.
- create the cream that I have been wanting to share on my webstore.
- go shopping with my kids as they have been requesting.
Do I still have the energy to attend the chapter assembly? I wish !!! My time is too short for the day.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I've been busy answering emails inquiring about my products. I had one quite big order from UK but she have to withdraw her order because of the shipping cost. I have to refund the 95% of her payment through paypal. I was devastated because after receiving her INCOMPLETE ORDER notification form, I emailed her to know the reason behind for not completing her order. Only to find out, after she re-orderd the items - that the shipping cost going to her country is too expensive. sigh!!!!!
Hubby is now working with a new company and is now working steady morning shift. So I'm always going home with nobody inside the house. I feel sad but I feel kinda proud of my hubby being chased by the two competing companies. He was given the same rate but less stress. He used to come home always stress from his old work so I never stopped him when he told me that he will accept the offer by the other company.
Anyway, I am glad that the weekend is almost here. I have to do few things for my business and I hope I will be able to do it all. I have to wind this up for now because I have few offers to accept from one of my sponsors.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
It is obviously because she or they are reading my blog. Well, then thank you for taking your time reading my mind. This is my concealed mind that is open for everyone. lols....
Hebrew 12:2 (International Version)
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Meaning, if you are visiting this blog just for the sake of feeding your selfish motive and finding ways to hate me, it will be better to spend your time seeking the God's words.
I feel so sorry for those people who are wasting their time reading this blog only to find themselves irritated on what's going on in my mind and in my life.
My friends, there are so many good websites where you can feed your mind with worthy informations. My ups and down won't give you anythings but sins.. SINS for being happy to learn how I fail and SINS for hating me because of my happines.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I am so happy to recieve my biggest order since I started this online business. This customer was the one who owned a Beauty Salon whom I went to last week in downtown Toronto, to bring some samples. I promised her that if her order is more than CAD$___ , I will deliver it myself without any shipping fee. And her order is actually double from the minimum amount that I require to give her the free shipping.
I am so happy with the progress of my business. I have so many plans for next year for my business and I really hope that this progress will continue to grow. I spend the last money I saved for some equipment and ingredients that I need for my business. And now I am saving money for the licensing of my business. Few more orders and I will reach the amount that I need for the licensing.
I didn't expect that I will continue to receive orders for this year so I thought of getting the business license next year. Although I didn't have any profit for this business yet, but I really think that I will start to compensate on this business by next year. So it's about time to get a business license.
Once I get my business license, I will start marketing my products OFF the internet, by sending flyers. I will create a small area on my living room as my show area for my products. I have been receiving calls, requests and inquiries from people who are interested to view my products personally. I will open my house for product viewing during the weekend,(by appointment) for those who are interested to see my products personally.
And if this business will continue to grow, I will enroll in Aesthetic or Cosmetology course to get a professional license or diploma- so I can conduct a workshop for Mineral Makeup and Natural Cosmetics making. Hopefully, I can start studying by next year. I really think that there is a good profitable income in conducting workshops.
And on year 2011, I am hoping to open a store or perhaps a beauty salon where I can fully sell my products, to the public. And I am hoping that by that year, I am ready to quit my job and concentrate my time in making my business grow.
Business is not a joke. It require time and hard work to make it happen. It require experties to gain trust. If you don't have the skills and knowledge about your business, you will end up loosing yourself on this business. Web designing is what pushes me to start this business. And Cosmetics have been my passion eversince. Learning the benefits of using Natural products and how to make it, makes me even passionate on what I do.
If you want to start a business, find something that you love doing. Make time to learn and be an expert on this. Customers will ask you every details about your knowledge in your products or services. Why, what, how and where!!. If you don't know the real essense of your business, you will end up loosing a lot of good opportunities.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I have finished updating all my blogs and I will start cleaning the house. After that, I will take a nap and prepare for the household meeting tonight. Hubby agree to come with me at the party that I was invited to. So I might come for people who want to see me there. I am not sure yet because I am not sure about my mood. If I get sleepy I might not go there... LOls... But if I still feel okey then I might go. I might just drop by to say hello!!
I guess I have to take my friend advice, Mel of "Random Thoughts Blog". I will not attend to the party for the people who don't like me to be there but for the people who want me to be at the party. I will just make those people who hate me to be happy for not seeing me there. So to make them unhappy, I need to be there. lols... But as I've said, it will depend on my mood.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I know that some people like me to be at the party. But then, I know some don't or perhaps will raise their eyebrows when they saw me there. Some maybe be murmuring "her comes the star!!". Well, it is just my personality to smile and giggle and socialize because party is socializing. So what do you expect!!!! I didn't mean to shut or cover somebody's presence whoever they are. That's why since I heard this comment from few people, I stop attending parties so they can have all the attention that they want.
It's just my personality to be a star at a party even if I never intended to be...lols.. It is just ME and I never know that I am stepping on someone's shoe. The truth is, I'd rather stay at home and do things for my ebusiness. Because weekend is the only time I have for my ebusiness and quality time for my family. I attend parties because I was invited to, and if some people will be offended by my presence, then I will be happier not to be there. So goodluck peepz!!!! You can all have the star quality... heheheheh!!!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A get-2-gether party while we are always seeing each other's face from Monday to Friday? Common!!! Okey, assuming some people just want to unwine or chill out. Fine!! I am supposed to attend because I thought it will be a genuine chilling out plan for eveyone. But after hearing some reasons behind this get-2-gether?
First, I heard that we will be talking about the unfair treatment for filipinos? Because of one incident that was concluded by a lot of people to be unfair or racist? Now my question is, is it really racist? Or unfair? Who is racist? Them or us? I think racism is everywhere. Life is really unfair. But life must go on!!!! To dwell into something negative might have more negative effect.
Second, I heard that we will be talking about the rumour about a plan of eliminating many people on that place. I really think this topic is so negative to talked about and if it will be the plan, then so be it!! I will cross the bridge when I get there and probably make another plan if I have to.
I didn't want to attend but I have a feeling that someone is trying or planning to hit me again behind my back. So I will drop by to bring some food for everyone just to show some support to whatever get-2-gether they may have. I don't want to socialize with this kind of negative get-2-gether party.
Life is so beautiful. I always want to look and stay on the bright side. Dwelling in a situation that will make me more frustrated and distress will not do any good for everyone at all. I am there not to socialize specially with some people that I know, with so much evil thoughts in their mind for everyone. There is no unity for filipinos on that place right from the very start. And if there is anything that needs to be change, it should come within each n' everyone of us and not by group!!! I'd rather stay at home and do more important things for my business and spend quality time with my family.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is a
Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NESCAFE. All opinions are 100% mine.
I visited one of the new webstore from the merchant's forum that I regularly go to. Her product is about coffee and I really think it's a very good product to sell online. I thought of doing a little research on the keywords for coffee to see how good the potential market does coffee have on the internet. And as I was doing my research, I came across with this interesting contest for coffee lovers.
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Monday, November 16, 2009
Business is slow for a couple of weeks now but I am glad to ship two orders today. I got this two orders during the weekend and I will be shipping it later on. Now I have enough money on my paypal to order some of the ingredients, jars and tubes I need for my products.
I am running out of calling card to enclosed on the next order so I will be printing another set of 8 later on. I will be printing this floral business card this time. I am going to make few changes and add few things about my products for better promotion of my business.
I really think enclosing a business card with product brochure in every order is one effective way in promoting the products. This is one way to remind the customer incase they forgot my website address.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I did nothing as usual but play around with my computer. I have to create at least 2 to three print designs on my print design blog and I really hope I can cope up with this. I am suppose to create only two for this week but I thought of creating another one because I want to try to make a birthday invitation card. It was my first time to make one.
Here is the image of front and inside view on the invitation card. I put the picture of my daughter when she was 7 years old inside the invitation card.
It relaxes my mind whenever I do something like this. I am pissed with the leak on our basement and the person incharge for this problem is not returning my call. It makes me feel so unfocus to do new product on my business. I am glad that I have a print design blog where I can put the design I made that helped me in releasing some of my frustrations.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I didn't go to work last Thursday night because I have a terrible headache and I have to prepare the samples I will bring to one very eager customer who own a salon in downtown Toronto. It's really hard to run a business and at the same time work full-time in another company. But I am happy that this customer is very happy with the quality of my Mineral Makeup. So I have to spend time to bring her the colors she needs to show to her customers. I really hope that this can be a good start.
I am being invited by a friend to have dinner to her house tonight. Do I have time for this? I feel bad that I have to kill the little social life I have here in Canada? I really don't have the time for this. I feel so exhausted and I still have to do something for my business. I have one order to process so I can ship it on Monday morning.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Yepeyy!! the transition of the custom URL of my Print Design blog is now done. I am now ready to start working on it one day at a time. I did few changes on the template and there might be more as I start working on it. I will be blogging about my passion in digital designing perhaps my new journey in scrapbooking on this blog. You can click the image to take you to my Print Design blog.
It might sound odd but the keywords for this product or content have a good potential market. This is my way to see if it is a good product to sell online before I start creating another webstore for this kind of products.
My Print Design blog can also be a good way to make extra income through PPC or Google Adsense or paid reviews since the keywords has a good number of search on the internet. How do I know? I have a software from my online store provider. It is included on my account so I can search for a good keyword for a certain product or services. It's effective because my Natural Cosmetics Blog is now getting most of the clicks on my Google Adsense.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It was another busy night last night at work and some new things that happen to few people where I learned something from. "Just listen to what you have to hear, but never believe everything that you hear". A simple thing that I should always keep in mind. People will say things without any proof that can ruin the relationship of some people. Just work!!!! Observe all the people and everything that has been going on and be aware that not everyone is telling the truth. Not everyone can be trusted. Not all that who seems to be nice are really nice. Just go with the flow and JUST WORK!!
I am there to work and not to be friends with someone. I used to believe that someone can be a friend at work. But that just hurt me inside. That the person whom I thought will be there- will be the intrument to let someone stub me on my back. Someone I thought is different from the rest can see me as a competition on that freeky place.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I have been planning to visit my bestfriend in London but unfortunately there are some things that I have to consider first before doing so. I have to wait for the approval of my vacation at work. But now that the business is slow, the vacation is open for everyone. However, I can't travel because it's out of my budget. I wish I can buy the ticket on sale with British Airways.
British Airways is having a world sale. This is to promote their flights and packages from US and Canada. This is to let travellers know that British Airways is one of the best airways, to fly not only to London/Europe, but also to Middle East, India and Africa.
As I was reading their website, they have 200+ On-Demand entertainment options, complimentary food and cocktails on all flights, and world class service. They also have ergonomically designed seat, complete with lumbar support, adjustable headrest and recline. They provide blankets, cushions, eyeshades and flight socks to make your journey a more comfortable one.
You can visit MetroTwin.com online community. They can provide recommendations of the best places in London and New York. Book by November 19, 2009 and get this seat sale from British Airways.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here is the printscreen of my two new blogs. I bought these two blogs their own custom domain URL and it will take about a week for the transisition of it's new URL.
One person at work seems to act or pretending that she is not visiting my blog. I will take that at hypocrisy. I don't really care who read my blog. This is a public blog so everyone is welcome. I just hope you can learn something from here instead of raising your eyebrows.
I learned that the keywords for this two new blogs have good potential market so I bought a domain name for both. I am excited to start working on this two new blogs after the transition. Aside from blogging and promoting my own products, I am hoping to make extra income by doing some reviews, PPC and affiliate marketing relevant to my content or product.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I am shipping this order in tomorrow. It is so much fun to packed my products nicely. This is my second time enclosing a brochure of my mineral makeup and the first time to enclosed a business card attached on the receipt.
I know that my business is not making that much money but for a new online business, I really think my webstore is doing good. Some ecommerce website take more than a year to receive this much order, and here I am... Processing the order with the amount that I never thought somebody will take the risk of spending online.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Yay, I am busy and wil be more busier this coming week. I just finished and posted the 5 colors of Mineral Lipgloss that I have promised to those who have requested for it. It is so fun to create colors and my kids love them. I wish I have the time to create more but I guess these colors are good enough to start with.
After not getting any order for one week, I finally received one big order to process later on so I can ship it on Monday morning. I will use the money to purchases some stuff that I need for my products.
I will be busier this week because I need to prepare samples for all my mineral makeup and skin care products to bring and show to one customer who own a salon in downtown Toronto on Friday. She love my products and she want to sell it on her beauty salon. She actually want to come over to our place, but I said I dont have any store or office for my business. My business is just a new homebase small business. So I just volunteer to come to her place instead.
I am also busy with a new project. It's a print designs papers like brochure, calendar greeting cards. I really think it's a cute product where I can bring out my passion in electronic designing. I will be starting it in a blog, then create another webstore for this product maybe sometime next year.
Oh well, busier than ever but I love the business that I am in.
Friday, November 6, 2009
It was a busy night last night at work and few weird situation from some people. I know that the people or friends that we had, when we were younger are those people that we usually consider as real friends since they really know and accepted who we really are after all that we have been through. That even if we don't see each other, the connection that we once have, are always there all these years.
Those people that I am always with, laughing with, talking with, joking around with are far yet to be considered as friend who will be there for you when your need them. That they will be sad when you are sad; they will be happy when you are happy. Infact competition and jealousy are always there to blocked the pure feelings of friendship.
But I just don't have the heart to let someone stub the back of the person that I am always with, laughing with, talking with, joking around with... At least giving her some warning that someone might try to stub her,... then everything is up to her. I dont have to expect anyone to the same thing for me, but as far as I know, I am not that heartless for her.
How dare to the person to stop me in giving this person the warning. How dare you to have that face to talk to her, laugh with her, joke around with her, and act as her so called friend. You are more than just a traitor for asking me this piece of devilish thought. You are one piece of a devil around. Then you still have the guts to ask me "What happen?.."... I wonder what kind of a person are you? Oh please, if you are reading this, please stay away from me!!!!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
My business is still slow but I am glad there are few more offers from my sponsors that are coming in. This is the only time I can take the opportunity to take some good offers. I have been inactive and rejected a lot of offers from my sponsors eversince I started my webstore. Now that everything is slow on my business, I would take some of the good offers.
When I mentioned this making money by blogging to some of my so called FRIENDS, they just raised their eyebrows. Now I realized why? It might not be easy for some people to create an article for a minute. Isn't it? Meaning, you have to be good on this. Meaning they don't want to hear what I am good at. They don't want to know that I am good on something.
You have to be fast in creating good article to promote the advertiser's products or services. Otherwise it will take you an hour or more or even the wholeday to submit the said article. Also, you have to have knowledge in HTML to link the advertiser's website to help them market their business.
Well, I know one or two of them have been reading this blog. To tell you the truth, I can create 4 to 5 articles within an hour. I used to, but like I've said, I've been inactive in promoting someone's business on my blogs. Instead I promote my own products on most of my blogs.
Oh well, who cares if they don't believe me. I sometimes don't know what to say anymore that I wouldn't sound like I am intimidating someone. I don't!! I really don't!! I just made a mistake in sharing my joy. I thought (you) that they will be happy for me.
I may not be making a lot of money from this, but I am happy to see that a lot of advertisers find my blogs impressive. I may not be a good writer, but how much more if I am!!!!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I have taken two opportunities from BuyBlogsReview. This is my first time to take opportunity from them and I should say that their system is quite easy. However, their website for placing bid is terribly slow. I contact their support about this and requested to provide larger server. I lost my interest to place some more bids because of their terrible server, but the sponsor have responded to my bid right away. So I guess, it's worth the time.
Anyway, I enjoyed few hours of doing Chicken Salad Sandwich and a small amount of Chicken Macaroni Salad about few minutes ago. I have no order, so I took the opportunity to do something for my family. My kids love my chicken salad sandwich so I thought of making some for them, to pack for their lunch at school.
I was about to go to bed but I thought of checking my email. Surprise to receive the offers from two advertisers from BuyBlogsReview. So since I have no order, and no offers from any of my sponsors, I am glad that I registered my blogs with BuyBlogsReview. But I only bid for good products to promote on my blogs. Oh well.., at least I have extra income to add on our budget. This is the advantage of having good quality blogs... It takes to have a good blog to make money by blogging...lols....
Monday, November 2, 2009
I have a mixed feeling for not getting any order this weekend. Sad because nothing to add on our budget. Glad because nothing to be busy about. I was able to do some household chores that I can't do when I am busy processing some orders.
When I am recieving continous orders, my house is so messy and dirty because I dont have the time to even tidy things up. I sometimes wish to stop it and just get some orders when I am ready, but you don't know when the orders are coming.
But I am so happy whenever I have a continous orders. I feel some joy everytime I create makeup or any of my cosmetics for someone. I'm happy whenever I packed them nicely.
I was asked by someone why don't I apply to the hospital nearby, since I am good in computer. Why not?!!! But right now, my heart desires for a very simple life. I wish to work at home and focus on my business and family. I never wish to have a lot of money on this business. Just a decent income will mean so much to me. And that is far yet to come true!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I was able to create a Custom Design Calendar for my business. I am planning to send free calendar to all who will order for the month of December.
Aside from this, I will be sending out greeting cards to all who ordered for this year together with this Custom Made Calendar. I am still working on the 12 pages Monthly Calendar to send out to all the Canadians, while this yealrly calendar are for customers outside Canada. I really think it is the best way to Thank everyone for trusting me and at the same time to market my products.
I didn't know how fun it is to create Custom Design Papers. I think I have found a new product that I would like to sell in case I create another webstore. I will continue to regualrly play with the software and create different images, so when I am ready to create another webstore, I have made different images to offer to everyone.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I have been receiving opportunity notifications from BuyBlogReview but I am so busy that I didn't have the time to look on my account from them. When I am ready to take opportunities, I realized that I have to register my blogs and wait for their approval before I can take or bid from their opportunities.
What I like about BuyBlogsReview is their support for relevant content blogs. Even though that this blog does not have relevant contents, but most of my blogs where I get most of the qualified traffic have relevant contents. Because I believe that it is easier to get qualified traffic through relevant contents.
If you want to make extra income through blogging, try BuyBlogsReview. You can choose from their number of opportunities to post. Whether you have relevant or irrelevant contents blog.
Friday, October 30, 2009
I am so happy that the product catalog software of my webstore is now working. I dont have to do the wholesale products catalog manually. I just downloaded it and uploaded it on my store file and ready to be downloaded by anyone from my webstore. The brochures can be downloaded for free and $3.00 for sending it via airmail.
I have to charge $10.00 for dowloading the wholesale price catalog but refundable on the first $50.00 wholesale purchase. The wholesale price catalog is not refundable if send via airmail.
I will be finishing the complete 2 pages of my Mineral Makeup and Natural Skin Care product's brochure so I can start sending email notification to everyone on my list. So I will be busy again this weekend.
If I will not be caught by my laziness this weekend, I will create one lipgloss to observe for the whole week. And if the quality is okey, I willcreate 5 colors and post it on my webstore next weekend and start promoting them. This will be another busy weekend for me.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I wanted to post about the progress of my work in making my own brochure and catalog. But I just want to make a quick message for you Poker Face... I will not quit my job because of you!!! Because I know you will be happy to see me disappear on that place because you'll have more chance to stay longer. Well, I am not going to make you happy for that. I will stay for as long as I needed that job.
Almost done with the second part of my Product's Brochure. Here is the inside view of the second page of my brochure
And still working on the front page of the second part of the brochure
After completing the Brochure, I will start working on the Catalog both for regular and wholesale prices. Then I will post the brochure and the products catalog on my webstore, so everyone who is interested may download it for free. However, I wan't to restrict the wholesale prices for my competitors so there will be charges for the Wholesale Price Catalog.