Owner: Vicki D.
Biz URL: www.ACharmingGift.com
Address: Klamath Falls, OR 97601
I've been an Entrepreneur
for over 20 years and have owned 3 successful businesses. I'm
happily married with 3 grown daughters and even had the privilege
of home schooling them. I have lived in So. Oregon for 15 years
and previously lived in So. Calif. I have traveled a lot thru
out my life and still continue to do so. I decided about a year
ago to take my candy wrapping business to the Internet. I did
very well with that and also helped 30 women start their own candy
wrappin biz's. I recently sold it and started my new business
that offers handcrafted products from both myself and other WAHM'S!
I love running an online business and hope to take it to the next
level. Its hard work, take total commitment and hours and hours
of promoting and advertising. I still have a lot to learn, but
isn’t that what life is about?
do some or all of your business online? What countries do you
I do about 95 percent
of my business online. I only ship in the US and may consider
shipping outside at a later date. I serve everyone!!
or services do you sell? For what age ranges?
My products consist
of hand crafted wine charms, bracelets, necklace and earring sets,
and bath and body products along with yummy candles. I'm also
working on adding my new line of stationery gift sets and beautifully
designed journals. Teens and adults purchase my products.
your favorite product / service? Describe it and why you
enjoy it the most.
products are the wine charms and the journals. I can use
my creativity and there are so many ways to design these
and its very relaxing and rewarding.
do you wish to sell more of / provide more?
I would love
to sell more of the Bath & Body products, only because
I use them personally and believe in the product.
have a mailing list? Where can we sign up?
Yes I have a mailing
list. It’s on my home page on my web site.
of payments do you accept?
Paypal, money orders
and cashiers checks
Do you have specials,
bargains, clearances, sales, etc?
I offer Free Shipping
on some of the products but haven’t offered any sales yet.
looking to expand your services and products?
Yes, in the near
support charity? Which one(s)?
education or training must you have to work in this business?
Some business knowledge,
computer skills, bookkeeping, organization and some business training
would be helpful.
What do you
love the most about being in business? What’s your biggest
I love owning my
own business and working with people. Biggest challenge right
now is getting more customers offline.
your best marketing advice.
Promote and hand out biz cards everywhere I go and to everyone
I come in contact with!
your best business advice.
Stay focused, stay
committed, follow thru and never be afraid to ask for help
your worst mistake in business so far so that we may learn from
My worst mistake
so far was allowing customers to rush me to do an order, doing
it at the last minute then sending the orders out to the wrong
people. I will never make that mistake again..LOL
you go for support and networking?
I go to my hubby
for support, I go to Ryze for networking, W2W, Bizymoms and ideacafe.com
and tons of message boards!
features like link exchanges, resources, etc do you carry on your
I do a lot of link
exchanges and will continue to do so.
do you want us to know about your business?
I give excellent
customer service. I answer emails within 24 hours. I try to always
keep in contact with my customers so they know what’s going
on with their orders and to offer the best product I can.