Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Baby's Ceramic Handprint Training & Business: A Fun One for Stay-At-Home Moms!

Having fun with this clay handprint business!
If you dream of being a "stay-at-home-mom" with your own business, then this baby's ceramic handprint 
business opportunity 
might be an ideal fit for you.  It is fun, rewarding and can be very profitable.  Plus, you are able to work right from your own home, be with your kids and make money too.  You will be creating lifetime keepsakes for families and friends that will last generations.

Here a few questions that you might want to ask yourself.

Are you a self starter who enjoys getting up in the morning and going to work?  Do you follow through and can you motivate yourself?  Do you enjoy the challenge of creating a new business and marketing yourself and your product?  Do you like working with your hands and being creative?  Are you willing to do the work that it takes to start and run your own business?

It is important to ask yourself these questions and be honest with yourself.  If indeed you did answer yes to these questions, 
then making these  babies and children's ceramic impressions just might be the answer to your dream of owning your own business.

Be sure you train with a company that has personal experience and will help instruct and guide you with excellent technical support.  Check out their website, testimonial page, call them and most importantly, follow your gut feeling when you talk to them.  You will know if this is the right company for you.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Children's Ceramic Hand & Footprints: A Fun & Rewarding Business

Second generation having Pawprints taken.
The best part of owning your own children's ceramic hand and foot print business is two fold.  It is fun and rewarding  especially if you like working with babies, kids, families and yes, even pets and you enjoy creating keepsakes for them as well.  This may be the ideal business for you especially if you want to be a stay at home mom too.  You are able to work right from your own home and be with your kids too.

The families and kids you meet in this clay handprint business is what makes it so special.  You are making family keepsakes for them that will last generations and become more valuable with time.  We know this from personal experience. We have been making these baby keepsakes for over 35 years and are now taking second generations prints for families.  How special is this!  We are seeing the kids that we took clay handprints and footprints of when they were babies themselves.   Now these kids are coming in with their babies to have their hand and footprints taken.
This business is a feel good one where you can have fun and make money too.  We know that parents and grandparents spend money on their kids.  Everyone loves these clay hand and footprints and they are the one gift that keeps giving year after year.  It is rewarding to know that you have created such a beautiful keepsake for these families.  Truth be told:  these ceramic prints capture a moment in time and become priceless.  This is one feel good business to have.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ceramic Handprint Business: A tip for organizing your time

Taking clay handprints is a family tradition!
Organizing your time so that your daily schedule works best for you is very important.  We know from personal experience of being in this baby's and family ceramic handprint business for over 35 years just how essential this can be for you.

One tip to making your life easier with regard to setting appointments for clients is to choose the days you are free and to set each appointment 30 minutes apart.  This way you have time to work with each family individually and give them the attention they will need and want.  Plus, you won't have other clients waiting and making you feel pressed for time.  You will have time to work with your client, take their clay hand and foot prints, explain to them how you get their prints back to them, accept payment, etc. and with ease. 

Setting your appointments 30 minutes apart from each other will condense your time and allow you work comfortably.  While your appointments may only take 15 minutes, you will be able to talk freely with your families, make sure your book work is in order and most importantly not feel pressured.

If a client calls you on the same day for an appointment allowing 30 minutes per client will also enable you to fit another family in just in case.  

When your clients call be sure to ask them to come at times that are right for you.  Schedule them one after the other so that you make the most of your time as well.  If your first appointment is at 10 in the morning, set your next one at 10:30 and so on.  Most clients will attempt to accommodate your schedule when you have open times. 

Scheduling your appointments for each family 30 minutes apart will help organize your time, make your life easier and help create a stress free schedule that will work for you.  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Key Points To Having A Successful Ceramic Hand Print Home Business

Having fun taking baby clay handprints
In starting and running a successful children's ceramic handprint business there are some key skills that are absolutely necessary for your success.  It is from our 40 plus years of being in this ceramic handprint business that we know these skills are so fundamental.

First:  Making a good first impression is so important.  As simple as it sounds, your appearance makes a difference in how people respond to you.  Be sure that you present yourself in a professional manner and groomed well.  You will see that your clients will respond to you in a much more positive manner when you take time to do so.

Second:  Make sure that you have a positive attitude when dealing with your clients.  No matter what the situation, deal with it as a solution not a problem.  Your clients will appreciate that you want to make it right for them.  Run your business with a smile.

Third:  Be friendly and generous.  Offer a discount to return customers or a gift certificate to your local hospital.  Donate to your time to local community events.  Be involved.  This will come back to you ten fold.

Fourth:  Be accountable and responsible to yourself and your clients.  Take action that exceeds your customer's expectations.  If you say your prints will be done in a specific amount of time, be sure that you deliver them on or before they are expected.

Running your business responsibly and with these fundamental skills can create loyal clients that will come back year after year and for generations. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Knowing The Right Time to Start Training For Your Own Clay Handprint Business

One fun day taking prints with a very happy mom and kids.
Most of our clients that take our training to start their own clay hand print business are stay-at-home moms.  Many have asked us "when is the right time for me to start my business"?  Our answer to them is simple.  We  tell them "when you are ready to make the commitment to go to work for both fun and profit." 
This is a year round business.  People spend money on their kids and family all year long, year after year.  So, the right time for you to go into business is when you have all your ducks in a row and you want to.  Map out a time to work and the time that you need to commit to your family life. 

The beauty of this business is that you are able to create a work schedule that will benefit you and your family. You are able to keep it flexible.  You can work part-time or full-time depending how much money you want to make.  Work your appointments around your kids schedules.  Perhaps your son or daughter have soccer practice on a certain day each week.   Keep those afternoons free.  Plan your appointments for the morning.  You can always work later in the evening on your clay hand prints as well. 

The right time to go into any business is when you are ready to make the commitment to yourself and want to go to into business.  It is just a matter of being responsible to yourself and your clients.  If you like working with families and creating hand print and footprint keepsakes for them, then this may be the perfect fit for you. This is one fun business that is very rewarding for both you and the families you work with.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tips On Starting Your Own Kids Clay Handprint Business

Here's a  couple of tips to start your own clay handprint business. 

Having fun taking clay handprints of moms.
Start with people who you know and those you have lost touch with.  Don't forget how many people you know and how many connections you have made from your family and friends.  Let everyone know about this children's clay handprint business that you are starting.  Ask all of these people to help you get the word out.  Target the type of people that will be helpful in getting you future business.  i.e.  moms, parents, families, etc. Get back in touch with all those that you knew in college, sports, and your old neighborhood.  You never know what connections you might make from people you already know. 

Become a volunteer in your community.  Even if you have enough to do already, volunteering is one of the best ways to meet people that can be helpful to you for your business especially with like minded people.  Even if you only volunteer once a month it is good to be part of your community.  Be sure that the group has a good number of people that would be beneficial for you to be connected and network with.  Remember to follow through with your commitments.  Helping others will always come back to you ten fold.