Saturday, September 25, 2010

The business side of things

I've been getting my glazes and such organized for the busy season. With the economy, the busy season has been more of a "meh" season, but I'm hoping a couple of discounts may encourage folks to consider my tile art as gifts.

I've got side tables, trays and trivets to sell as gifts. Email me if you want to know more. I don't advertise them as widely as the art I do for murals, but I do them. Unique and practical too.
My little brother Jay is moving to Florida soon from Texas. He's buying a house not far from us - he'll be moving over probably mid-October. It's a great buy, but I'm not sure if he's going to want any remodeling work or not.

New News: I've hired a social media marketing company,, to help me get my tile biz kick-started into the holiday season. Marketing is really tough, and even though I've been working on my own business for more than two decades, I've always found that reaching out to people who might already need me or looking for "their" tile artist has been difficult. I'd rather just paint tile, you know? lol The marketing is tiring and relentless! But I can't just keep selling to my friends and family over and over. (Well, I can - come on, sisters!) Some of you know about my dog training book too, but that's a different blog. :)

Anyway, let me know what you think about my facebook business fan page, and twitter page. I think they did a pretty good job, but the proof is in the pudding, right? Do a fb search on Dy's Art Tiles and on Twitter it's username dyztilz.

Take care. As my little sister Andi ALWAYS reminds me, "It's almost Christmas!" even in June. Oy.