I pose this question because I have never been what I consider a salesperson, for sure. I have always worked in the medical field and sewing was a hobby.
As I have posted earlier, due to a physical issue I found it difficult to be on my feet for a whole shift at a time, even a part-time shift wasn’t working, so finally decided to try my hand at working at home. That went pretty well, but my biggest problem I am always told by friends, family and my clients is that I don’t sell myself…(Well, that didn’t sound like they meant it to, but I knew what they meant). I have never been the type of person that is full of self esteem, so when something I made came out well and I got compliments, I appreciated it, but it is even difficult for me to accept compliments. Are you like that, too? Isn’t it hard to ‘sell’ yourself, your talents, your skills, your hand-made items? I have always had such a hard time tooting my own horn….just isn’t me. I see others doing it and wish I had half that skill, but it just doesn’t seem to be me…LOL!!!!!!
Well, I have gotten better, though….since I have gotten into blogging, and working with my seven sisters on Blooming Sisters (at the top of my blog roll in sidebar), I have become more courageous in many areas. All my sisters are so supportive of every little thing I do and say and we are all like that for one another, but I take it very personally and they have encouraged me to try new things on the computer, led me to some great ideas they have tried, tutorials, they just really are the sisters I never had and I owe my better self-esteem to them.
That said, I am going to prove I am getting better at selling myself and promote my friends at the same time. These friends have really boosted my morale, belief in myself, etc., etc. so I have to share this with all of you.
In the last 11 days, I was featured on two blogs and mentioned again in one of them and I love these women for this attention, but I love them even more as true sisters. Blooming Sisters is my mentor for here and sometime when I have an idea to write about, now that I am hooked, I am torn about where to post it…here, or there….is it okay to post on both? You see, I am still learning the etiquette of blogging, so there are many things I have no idea about, but I am having sooooooo much fun learning!!!
Okay, here are my two sisters’ blogs where I was featured and I am so proud that they did this for me and to call them my sisters…..
First, Karen’s blog post on November 10;
and if that wasn’t enough of a huge pat on the back, only seven days later on November 17, Charlie’s blog post;
AND then, the very next day, Charlie’s post about her little Caleb’s 1st birthday party and I am mentioned again;
So, you see how easy they have made it for me to sell myself?
Am I being rude by all this bragging or is it business? If it is rude, please excuse the newbie blogger, but if it is business, please spread the word!
Thanks for reading and I look very forward to your opinions!!! Oh, and you cannot hurt my feelings, I welcome constructive criticism, but don’t bully me, I am old (in my 60s is all I am sayin’)!!
Have a great weekend, everyone and be brave, put yourself out there for people to get to know you. It is very scary, but if I can do it, there is no doubt you can too!!!! Yikes!!!