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marketing myself

It may be a small store, currently with only 15 onesies for sale, all with different patterns, in different sizes, but I’m trying to get people I don’t know to buy my shit.  How do I do that.  Im in PR.  I know how to reach reporters, but thats not what I need.  I need a small enough push that I sell what I make, but not a large enough push where I over work myself and make promises I cant keep.  I mean..i do want a life.

But I get so excited when I see that sale! Even if I sold to a friend I bullied into buying one.

Mom Blogs?

Constantly updating Facebook?

I have created a Facebook friend list that I can blast out to of people with kids.  A few new additions to my friend list from my sorority days.

But I need general “spread the word” help.

I also need new ideas to sew onto my “wunzees”. I want to hear what you would want your kid to wear…if you had one.

Here are some of my newest additions.  A variety for sure…but what would you want?

wunzees…is it just a clever name?

blah blah self marketing, cross promoting, hey lookat me.

So I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I’m looking to make a little more money.  Start a project of sorts.  Something to do to kill time if I’m wasting time anyway…whether it be in front of the TV, or just listening to music in my room.

A while back, Mick and I started talking about silk screening onesies.  Low overhead, easy to mass produce, but the only problem is that we didn’t have a silk screening machine.  We tried to iron on the design, but it just turned out looking really ameteur.

So, I have started sewing onesies instead.  We had gone to cheap town USA in Upstate NY when we went there in June, and had started a small stock pile of onesies that I have been messing with.  I bought a bunch of scrap fabric off of ebay (more coming), and a box of buttons.  Some collaboration between Mick and I for designs and ideas, and the “wunzees” concept has been started.  Im the labor.  He is the brains.  It is a good time killer, and I might as well make some extra cash too.

So…for those of you who are having kids, or know people who are having kids….shop at my etsy store.  I shared the news with my roommates…and Carly had a baby shower to go to the following day.  I made my first sale!

Yes…there are only a few up there.  They are all one of a kind, and I make them all by hand.  I am going to be buying more onesies, in white, black and red.  I will also have more felt, more thread and more ideas.  The magic doesnt stop now.  I also take requests.  🙂