Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Taking the Plunge: Advertising & Marketing

Yes, yes, I've taken the plunge. I'm not talking about marriage here.

I'm talking about ADVERTISING. For someone with a little antique website like mine, it seemed like a big enough decision....almost like saying "I do."

You have to spend money to make money, right?

This autumn, you'll see my ad in Somerset Life! This will be my first time to be seen in a magazine! Exciting? You bet!

They sent me a sample copy and I really enjoyed it. Nothing like any other magazine I've ever had before. Thick, almost book like pages and lots of great stories on women who create and own businesses...with lots of great photos of antiques and vintage styles. Really quite beautiful.

Although stunning and a great read, I wasn't sure about taking this plunge. It is a new magazine... and I haven't seen it on a newsstand here yet.

But this magazine I have seen. The adored Romantic Homes. I even subscribe to it.

I called them to try and compare rates and advertise as well. Their sales team did not return my call.

Then I tried contacting them on their "contact us" section of the website. The email came right back to me.

So we'll see how things go with Somerset Life. If things go too well, I could be in up to my ears with work! (Of course, this is really a good thing!) Right now I am able to handle everything and take care of Dear Bebe at the same time. ( I may have to enlist Dear Hubs with his help in packing and shipping! )

I am looking forward to finding out. One thing I'm not afraid of .... taking a risk. You benefit either way. If it pays off then GREAT.... and if it doesn't, well, there is always something to learn.

When have you taken a risk? Did it work for you? What did you learn from it? I'd love to hear from you.


MJ said...

My biggest risk? I quit a permanent job for a temporary position & met my dh within 2 months. The rest is history. What have I learned from it? Not to plan my life in detail because there are some things that I have no control over.

The Pink Potpourri said...

that's so exciting! i hope that advertising really benefits you. way to go to take the plunge!

Michelle said...

How exciting and I'm sure the plunge into advertising is a good one. You are such a positive person and I have no doubt you will be successful..


Ms.Daisy said...

Congratulations and good luck! Quite the challenge but I know you are up to it!

(The Southern Daisy to you!)LOL!

Jen R. said...

Congrats to you for taking a huge risk! I know it will pay off!

Dawn said...

Yes, spend money to make money. Only a few luckies get to do it without chance.
Our big risk was quiting a full time management position to start a heating service business in Maine, 13 years pays the bills!

Natasha Burns said...

Good luck and keep us posted! I love Somerset Life, it's not too new though, and the quality is gorgeous. They're magazines you just DON'T throw away so I think it could work really well for you!