Monday, July 23, 2007

Why you should support WAHM's

Not long after starting my business and creating my website, I realized the importance of supporting other WAHM'S (work-at-home-moms) and other Small Businesses. The first few weeks, ok the first month, was really slow. The internet is a big place, they don't call it the World Wide Web for nothing, and it takes a while for your site to start showing up in searches,etc. Many times a day I'd check my email, "refresh" -no emails, "refresh" -no emails, "refresh" -no emails. It was depressing, all those dreams and ideas, all the inspiration, it was hard to keep my chin up and keep on keeping on. And then it happened, "refresh" -"A New Order Has Been Placed." My first order, it was as if the clouds had parted, the angels sang out. The amount of the order didn't matter, it was the fact that someone visited my site, my store, my baby...and made a real purchase! You know what? Many months and many sales later, I still check my email way too often, and I still get that giddy feeling when I see that someone's placed an order.

The difference is that now I know how it feels to struggle, to have a dream, to own a small business, and I want to support others who are in the same boat as I am. I want my order to give some other wahm that excited feeling, I want to imagine them packaging my order with care while holding their babe on their hip. I want my $10-20-30+ dollars going into their bank account and contributing to their success. I want their dreams to come true just as I imagine and hope for my own dreams to become a reality.

So, I hope that you'll remember my little story and imagine the small business owners appreciation of your business next time you're shopping for a gift or looking to make a purchase. You could be making someone's day and not even know it!

Check out http://www.pinpack.blogspot.com and visit the links of some of my WAHM friends. You'll find great products and even discount codes for some of their sites!

5 comments:

knicksgrl0917 said...
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Kayla said...

Thanks for that entry Julie...you summed it up perfectly!

Katie said...

It's very touching! Now that I'm a WAHM, I support other WAHMs too!

kayli said...

So true! Awesome post Julie!

Sandra@miabambina said...

Julie, that exactly how i felt when i got my first order online! keep checking my emails, and run to check my stock and felt relieved when i got all order in my stock!
And I am still excited until now if I get orders! And I m still checking m y e-mails all day. LOL
And yes, you just make an awesome post!