My First Post
I have gone backwards and forwards with whether or not to write a blog alongside my website. But now is as good a time as any. So here goes my first post.
My friends are few, but amazing and my very best one gave me the idea for starting up my business.
She knows I love to shop and she knows I am good at buying gifts, so she’s been pushing me for months to do it.
How it Started
When we entered into lockdown in March, I learnt very quickly that I was meant to be ‘shielding’ due to being on a medication called methotrexate.
Methotrexate weakens the immune system so I am classed as a highly vulnerable person. Not something I really considered myself.
Since being in complete isolation from the outside world, losing money, and literally having nothing else to do I decided to start the plans to set up my business idea.
The trouble I have is impatience. Everything needs to be done yesterday. When I see something in a shop I have to buy it. I HATE waiting.
When planning how this business was going to work I actually had a considerable amount of patience and totally surprised myself.
I started with a list of about 20 different business names, then spent time narrowing those down, mixing them up, and with a bit of help from my husband we found ‘ The Right Gift ‘ it just summed up what I wanted to do perfectly.
The Next Step for The Right Gift
The next step was working out how it was going to work. I didn’t know how to charge for my service, what to charge or how to execute it.
After several ideas I initially came up with a 3 stage package.
There was Bronze, Silver and Platinum. But when I started my marketing I naturally just started marketing the platinum package as it was the best value for money and just seemed most natural to me.
After all of this I made my logo, something I have no experience in whatsoever.
I designed 10 different logos and fell in love with the one I am using now.
For the first few weeks I used the logo to start marketing my business. After about 2 weeks of getting nowhere I decided to go in a different direction and spruce it up a bit, so I am much happier with the finished result.
First Post Logos
Promoting The Right Gift
My promotion started with Facebook ads, and an Instagram page, but I don’t feel I am getting much from it at the moment. I guess its early days.
I also just launched my new website a few days ago which seems to be getting some interest. We will have to see what happens. I hope you have enjoyed my first post.
If you would like us to find a gift for you, its just £10 for 5 gift ideas for you to choose from. All you need to do is fill out a short questionnaire and we will do the rest for you.
Since writing this first post I thought I would edit it and just add some of my posts further along so you can see how I am getting on.