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Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Sudden Slow Down

I was talking to my fellow merchants and they are all complaining about the slow sales from their ecommerce site. Well then this explain why I probably don't have any sales for more than 2 weeks now. I used to have about 2 to 4 orders a week and inquiries and subscriptions almost everyday, and all of a sudden, I have none.

Oh well, business is business. I guess I should get used to this and just continue to have fun. I love playing with my natural cosmetics and now I am getting hooked on soap making using Melt and Pour. I have so many things to do and add on my webstore and I guess I should focus on that until I start getting sales again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Bible Message- The Words Of Eternal Life

John 6:53, 60-69

Jesus said to them, "I am telling you the truth; if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in yourself."
The Words of Eternal Life

Many of his followers heard his and said, "This teaching is too hard. Who can listen to it?"

Without being told, Jesus knew that they were grumbling about this, so he said to them, "does this make you want to give up? Suppose then, that you should see the Son Of Man go back up to the place where he was before? What gives life in God's Spirit: human power is of no use at all. The words I have spoken to you bring God's life-giving Spirit. Yet some of you do not believe." (Jesus knew from the very beginning who were the ones that would not believe and which one would betray him.) And he added, "this is the very reason I told you that no people can come to me unless the Father makes it possible for them to do so".

Because of this, many of Jesus' followers turned back and would not go with him any more. So he asked the twelve disciples, "And you- would you also like to leave?".

Simon Peter answered him "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. And now we believe and know that you are the Holy One who has come from God."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Seattle Vacation Next Week

I just can't stop thinking about soap making for some reason. I just need to do this to satisfy my curiousity of creating soap. Crazy it may sound, but I can't help it. So I will order some of the soap making supplies to my supplier tomorrow, and pick them up the next day.

I will also order the Essential Oil diffuser as a wedding gift to my cousin in Seattle Washington. I thought of buying this for them because I find it as a unique wedding gift and it's very handy for our travel to Washington next week.

Then I might just buy an Essential Oil burner plus 5ml of Pure Essential oil for my cousin who will accomodate us on our stay in Washignton. Me and my kids are excited on our vacation in Seattle next week.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Patience For Ecommerce

It's very time consuming to answer all those inquiries I am receiving about my products. I sometimes have to answer 4 to 5 emails at the same time. But that's okey. This is a very good sign about a good future ahead. I will patiently answer all those inquiries and continue doing what I have been doing.

I have been wanting to add all the products that I want on my webstore but time is killing me. I have to get some sleep so I will have the energy to work on my fulltime job.

I also have so many offers for advertisements on my blogs with good PR but, I only take those offers where products are relevant to the content on my blogs. Blogging for money is very unstable since all depend on Google's PR distribution. The hard part is, Google's system in giving PR is very unprecitable and complicated. So I'd rather focus on working on my ecommerce endeavor. Just more patience is needed.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend Religious Activity

Eversince we started attending the CFFL, our regular Sunday Mass suffers. It's so hard to be active in a religious community with this busy life that we have. We tried to attend to both every week. Every Saturday night for CFFL household meeting which can take from 2 to 3 hours and the Sunday Mass. Plus we have to do all the household chores like cleaning the house, catching up the laundry, grocery etc.. Easy to say that we can do it, but I sometimes feel frustrated not to be able to attend to any of these every Saturday and Sunday. I lack sleep and sometimes crave to just sit infront of the TV and relax. I wish God will give us more energy to do it all

Friday, August 14, 2009

Empty Sales

I finally bought the labels I will used for the images of my products. I am not sure if can start doing it this weekend because we will be busy for the preparation of the household meeting. But I will difinitely start doing it one day at a time next week.

I have no new sales this week. Just the three orders I got from last weekend. But I have been receiving subscription everyday and some inquiries. I wish it will be converted into sales one day.

I will try to add few more products and send a new product updates message later. I find sending updated one effective marketing strategy. This sometimes remind subscribers about their interest on my products. Ahhhh, I will relax for a while and continue sleeping so I will have more energy to do everything tomorrow. Have a great weekend

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time To Do My Pleasure

The household meeting will be held in our house on Saturday night. So we will be busy for the preparation and I don't think I will be able to start my plan for changing the images of my products on my webstore. But that's okey. God first before anything. I am sure God will find a way for me to finish my plans.

I have so many things in mind that I wanted to do. My products and my online business is not just for money alone. I don't find it as a work that I have to do, but something that I want to do because it gives me pleasure inside. The only thing that frustrates me is the lack of time doing it all.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Images For My Products

I really need to create original images for my products. This is one good way to gain trust from people who are visiting my webstore. This shows people how I present my products. I noticed that images really captures the attention and make people curious to what's more inside my website. Most of the visitors who bought from my webstore bought my products with original images on it.

As an online shopper myself, everytime I buy items online, images is where my eyes are focus. I want to see how will I receive the items that I will order.

I dont know how and when will I do this, but first hand, I need to buy clear labels. I want to present my products as simple as I can since all my products are NATURAL.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Bible Message- Jesus The Bread Of Life

John 6:41-51
Jesus The Bread Of Life

The people started grumbling about him, because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." So they said, "This man is Jesus son of Joseph, isn't he? We know his father and mother. How, then, does he now say he came down form heaven?"

Jesus answered, "Stop grumbling among yourselves. People cannot come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me; and I will raise them to life on the last day. The prophets wrote, 'Everyone will be taught by God.' Anyone who hears the Father and learns from him comes to me. This does not mean that anyone has seen the Father; he who is from God is the only one who believes his eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert, but they died. But the bread that comes from heaven is of such a kind that whoever eats it will not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If you eat this bread, you will live forever. The bread that I will give you is my flesh, which I give so that the world may live".

Friday, August 7, 2009


I want to thank Imelda of My Daily Thoughts and Moods for this tag award. I want to pass this tag award to everyone on my blogroll. Please let me know when you posted it so I can link you up on this post.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More Business Thoughts

Nothing much going on with my online store. But the traffic statistic is getting better. I was so inspired about the number of orders I got last week. I am thinking if I will still get the same number of orders this week and the following week.

That number of orders I got from last week, woke me up from my laziness to update and add more products on my webstore. Aside from the fact that I really don't have enough time to complete the products that I want to add on my webstore, I started loosing hopes which made me feel lazy working on it as much as I did before. It frustrates me whenever I can't finish what I need to do and end up spending less time with my family, so I slowed down a little bit. I feel good when I slowed down working on my online business. I feel less stress and was able to spend more time with my kids.

Now here I am, starting to feel so inspired again and wanted to work more time for all the product that I want to add, and do all the changes that I want for my webstore.... But nope..., It will still be my family and God on top of my priority. My business can wait and if it will happen, it will happen.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday Bible Message- Jesus The Bread Of Life

John 6:25-35
Jesus the Bread Of Life

When the people found Jesus on the other side of the lake, they said to him, "Teacher, when did you get here?".

Jesus, answered, "I am teling you the truth, you are looking for me because you ate the bread and had all you wanted, nor because you understood my miracles. Do not work for food that spoils; instead work for the food that lasts for eternal ife. This is the food which the Son of Man will give you, because God, the Father, has put his mark of approval on him."

So they asked him, "What can we do in order to do what God wants us to do?"

Jesus answered, "What God wants us to do is to believe in the one he sent."

They replied, "What miracle will you perform so that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, just as the scripture say, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat,'"

"I am telling you the truth," Jesus said "What Moses gave you was not" the bread from heaven; it is my Father who give you the real bread from heaven. For the bread that Gove gives is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

"Sir" they asked him, "give us this bread always."

"I am the bread of life," Jesus told them, "Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never be thirsty."

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I Can My See Dreams

I am so happy that my webstore is starting to get some sales. Six months after I build and work hard, I am finally getting real time sale and not just free samples. I am really hoping that this is finally the start of my answered prayers.

I will continue and I will never stop praying for guidance with our Lord. My heart is full of joy and thankfulness that finally, I can see all the hard work that I have done in building my website. I really hope that my business will continue to grow and help me to finish all our financial responsilities. I will continue to wish, hope and pray for my dream of working on my business in a full time basis in the near future.