Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Another job.........

For the past many months I have been an editor for the website www.indiesmiles.com It is dedicated to showcasing independent crafts people while also educating new indiepreneurs. It's been fun and a learning experience for me as well. One of my responsibilities is to secure photos to go along with articles that have been written. The photo is always credited to the owner with a link back to the shop....free advertising. Today I received my first denial for use after probably 200 requests. It came from a supply shop with no sales! I, foolishly, thought it might give them a lift of traffic and maybe some sales but I was so wrong! "We own those photos and must charge for their use"....
As long as I am living I am still surprised by the actions people take. But, I move on and know they have lost!
Anyway, if anyone is interested in writing for us, drop me a note. We always want new columnists with fresh perspectives and ideas. In the meantime, check out Indie Smiles!

3 comments:

Raige Creations said...

wow...can't believe someone said no. that is my fear each time I ask, but so far everyone has been thrilled at the extra exposure! (knock on wood)
Their loss!

Joan said...

That is a surprise! When I was starting out on Etsy, I bent over backwards to get a little exposure!

You're doing a great job over there, by the way! It looks wonderful. :)

janey_may79 said...

Great blog! I also blog too!
http://janeymay79.blogspot.com
I have also written a book for children that I would like to see in peoples hands.
http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/the-adventures-of-pookie-land/13841083