Business SOS for On Line Art Sales
It was busy as usual taking part in the popular twitter hour #womensinspire along with lots of other female entrepreneurs. That’s where I first connected with Michelle Mc Loughlin who was the featured business that night using her hashtag #businessSOS.
Michelle was promoting her new business ‘Train With Us’ and I was thrilled to win the prize she had offered, which was, a one hour consultation with regards to achieving a particular business goal of my choice.
Top of my list was to achieve on-line sales of my limited edition art prints. In November 2016 I launched my new website alongside the launch of a new collection of paintings and limited edition art prints.
Exhibiting my work during the launch certainly prompted direct sales and word of mouth is growing all the time. However, I needed to raise the awareness that I also have an on-line shop.
By the end of the consultation hour, Michelle had helped me to identify key tasks which we both agreed would be useful for generating awareness of my on-line shop.
Mainly, I needed to use my blogging skills more fully, linking them with short videos while increasing my social media presence and engagement.
I’m a very pro-active person but I am aware that distractions can sometimes get in the way of best intentions. When working alone it is especially important to have a good discipline for achieving goals.
Michelle helped me to prioritise my tasks and gave me a time limit for achieving them. We agreed to have a review session within one month. Meanwhile, I was quite aware that Michelle had eyes and ears on all my social media activities. It was lovely that from time to time she gave me encouragement seeing that I was indeed acting on my agreed tasks.
A few days before my review with Michelle, I achieved my goal of an on-line art sale!
I am thrilled to announce my first sale through my website shop. My limited edition art print has already been shipped to the west of Ireland to its new owner.
I’d like to thank Michelle with her new business venture and I highly recommend her service. If you need help identifying how to achieve your goals and could do with some motivation and accountability, I suggest you connect with Michelle at @trainwithusire on Twitter or via her website www.trainwithus.ie
If you would like to consider an art print for your home or as special gift, simply visit my on-line art store – we deliver worldwide! – Go Shopping!
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