Went to get comission check today from gal who has some of my items for sale for me. After we visited with her in her brick and motar store we decided to stop and eat out. Nothing new as we do this a lot when we go to GA to either take her some more items or go get my monthly check. Kinda of a nice day especially getting a good size check.
So, we went to our favorite restaurant close by there and while waiting for our food we were drinking coffee and discussing business and sales. I guess the people sitting right behind us heard our conversation as I heard her ask our waitress where I work. The answer she gave her set me back. Her reply was "Oh, she doesn't work she sells on line" This got to me more than just a litttle bit.
Selling on line is my job. I work at so many aspects of making that work for me. Taking pictures, editing pictures, getting items listed, promoting my store and my items, promoting other members stores and items, updating my listings, blogging on OLA TEAM BLOG, having specials, participating in special events, checking in each day and if items sell then sending out invoices, getting packages ready to go, waiting for payments, going to the PO and shipping each item including delivery confirmation, keeping records of who bought what, how they paid, if they paid within a reasonable amount of time. I could go on and on as it is MY JOB and I work at it.
There are some days I just tell my hubby I am taking the day off to do what I want to do today, which for me is just relaxing and crocheting some items I am behind on. It does not always work as I plan because before I can take that day off I need to go to my store and see what is going on, checking omail, answering omail, checking the chats to see what is posted and replying, making sure I am doing my part to be a part of the family which is exactly what my selling site has. One big family with each of us helping the other. At OLA.COM there is a We attitude and to be part of we there are somethings to do. One is participating and interacting with others.
I did not say anything to the waitress but I left my OLA card on the table with the tip. I also saw the people behind us and offered her one of my cards too. She took it and said thank you.
For anyone selling at OLA.COM I think you will know exactly how I feel when someone says "she don't work, she sells on line". There are a lot who have a job outside of the home and still have a store here on OLA.COM and run it very well. I can only imagine how much rest they DO NOT get. I respect them for working two jobs. I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home and there are some days I spend as much as 11 to 12 or 14 hours a day on my computer.
When I sold at the other spot I did not spend as much time on line as it was just listing and sitting back and praying for sales. There was no WE. There was no help from other members to get us started in the right direction in getting our stores noticed and out items shown. I knew very little about networking when I came here and I now am able to give a tip here and there to others to help them.
OLA.COM is the best place to sell on line and also to work with.
Yes I have a job and yes I work. My job is my store at chateycathey at OLA.COM and you can clikc here chateycathey and see only part of what makes it work. So when you hear someone say you don't work you know better. No ones stores work if the owner of that store does not work at it.
Well thanks for letting me write off some steam. Doing it this was is better than offending a nice waitress at one of our favorite restaurants. Until and unless she has an online business she will never understand the work that goes making it work.
Be safe, be healthy and be happy.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
It is time for OLA.com’s JANUARY SCAVENGER HUNT!
This is NOT a special sale, but a MONTHLY game! And I get to be the HOST!! (hmmmmmm!)
The BEST part of this game is that it requires NO BUYING!!!
You may buy, but you don't HAVE to!
It will increase visibility, increase the views & has the potential to increase sales!!!
Think of it as free advertising . . . . with a fantastic PRIZE!!
FIRST PRIZE for scavenging the most items using the clues provided will be $100 in FREE listing enhancements, compliments of OnlineAuction.com!
There will be a small, SECOND PRIZE from me, Korn Kountry Treasures, just for the fun of it!
Sign-ups run from now until January 14th. You must o-mail your CLUE, ITEM NUMBER, and TITLE OF ITEM of item to me by midnight, Central Standard Time, on Saturday, January 14th. The clues will be posted sometime in the morning on the 15th. The game will run through Saturday, at midnight (CST), January 21st. The winner(s) will be announced on Sunday, January 22nd.
All the rules are posted in the Chats at OnlineAuctions.com. Just look under Special Sales Events for the sign-up thread January OLA Scavenger Hunt Sign Ups!!
Those who do NOT have any items listed may still play! Just choose an item from someone already playing, submit your clue, and you're in! DO NOT post who's item you selected.
Examples of clues from past Scavenger Hunts:
Clue: "Cinderella's purr-fectly blue shoe."
The answer was a Fenton Colonial Blue Glass Cat Slipper
Clue: I'm so brilliant I'll bowl you over!
The answer was Antique Brilliant Period Punch Bowl and 8 Cups Beautiful
Clue: I doubt he will be decorating anything snow-capped in San Francisco!”
The answer was San Francisco Music Box Co Musical Figurine Santa Decorating Tree
Clue: I'll strum you a funny tune.
The answer was: Clown with Guitar (figurine)
Don't be shy, give the game a try!
Questions? Just send me an Omail through OLA.com!!
So, join in and have some fun!!!
Hello my friends,
today I like to recommend a country that everyone should have seen at least once: SCOTLAND.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland includes over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.Edinburgh, the country's capital and second largest city, is one of Europe's largest financial centres. Edinburgh was the hub of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, which transformed Scotland into one of the commercial, intellectual and industrial powerhouses of Europe. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe's oil capital. The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707, although it had been in a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland since James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English and Irish thrones in 1603. On 1 May 1707, Scotland entered into an incorporating political union with England to create the united Kingdom of Great Britain. This union resulted from the Treaty of Union agreed in 1706 and enacted by the twin Acts of Union passed by the Parliaments of both countries, despite widespread protest across Scotland. Scotland's legal system continues to be separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and Scotland constitutes a distinct jurisdiction in public and in private law. The continued existence of legal, educational and religious institutions distinct from those in the remainder of the UK have all contributed to the continuation of Scottish culture and national identity since the Union. In 1999, a devolved legislature, the Scottish Parliament, was founded with authority over many areas of home affairs following a successful referendum in 1997. In 2011 the Scottish National Party (SNP) won an overall majority in parliament and intend to hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom towards the end of the current parliamentary term.
The mainland of Scotland comprises the northern third of the land mass of the island of Great Britain, which lies off the northwest coast of Continental Europe. The total area is 78,772 km2 (30,414 sq mi), comparable to the size of the Czech Republic. Scotland's only land border is with England, and runs for 96 kilometres (60 mi) between the basin of the River Tweed on the east coast and the Solway Firth in the west. The Atlantic Ocean borders the west coast and the North Sea is to the east. The island of Ireland lies only 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the southwestern peninsula of Kintyre. Norway is 305 kilometres (190 mi) to the east and the Faroes, 270 kilometres (168 mi) to the north.The territorial extent of Scotland is generally that established by the 1237 Treaty of York between Scotland and the Kingdom of England and the 1266 Treaty of Perth between Scotland and Norway. Important exceptions include the Isle of Man, which having been lost to England in the 14th century is now a crown dependency outside of the United Kingdom; the island groups Orkney and Shetland, which were acquired from Norway in 1472; and Berwick-upon-Tweed, lost to England in 1482.The geographical centre of Scotland lies a few miles from the village of Newtonmore in Badenoch. Rising to 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level, Scotland's highest point is the summit of Ben Nevis, in Lochaber, while Scotland's longest river, the River Tay, flows for a distance of 190 kilometres (118 mi).
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