I am always amazed at the wonderful people that I "meet" as I go about my daily business in the cyberspace community. I know, I know, there are probably lots of not-so-nice people out here,too, but I choose to ignore them and really find it a special gift when I discover another wonderful, giving, generous, and loving cyber-friend. Sue at Indiesmiles is one of those people! I accidentally discovered her website, Indiesmiles, a few weeks ago simply by clicking on a link that was posted somewhere else . . . . and the rest is history! I responded to a request posted on the Indiesmiles website seeking writers to submit articles about the indie artisan lifestyle: marketing and business ideas, projects and tutorials, wisdom and inspiration, and even the philosophy or motivation that drives those of us who are creative indie spirits! That sounded like something that I might be able to write about, so I emailed her and we began to chat. And chat. And chat some more ;o)
As it turns out, she is now writing a business and marketing column for our online magazine, Ruby for Women. It is entitled, "Ask Sue of Indiesmiles," and she will be answering questions from our readers about the ins and outs of running a home-based, independent business. She's great! But it's not just that she is a delightful new friend, but the website is FULL of great ideas and opportunities for those of you who are already running your own online business, as well as for anyone who has been contemplating starting up an independent business. You can learn all kinds of stuff from the current columnists, and you might even want to join the Indiesmiles team by submitting your own article about you and your business, or ways that you can support and encourage others.
Think about it! And then visit the Indiesmiles website where you will discover challenges and contests, give-aways, and advertising opportunities for those of us on a budget ;o) Indiesmiles is a great place to meet new friends who share your passion for living a creative, intentional life and who are sincere in their efforts to support one another. It is always a blessing to be among those other free spirits who are like-minded not only in the goals and dreams that shape everyday choices, but who are all so willing to guide a newly-emerging indie artist. Come along, you won't be disappointed, I promise!