Here we are, the last part of this journey back in time. What did Fast Love do this past summer? I think by now you already know what's next. Well, the winter was over and the best part came: Traveeeel....We had an amazing month and a half trip to Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica. We enjoyed and explored new territories, new cultures,we surfed, we laughed, and we had the best time.
Having so much time off from my other job was the best for me to work on my website. By then I already learned how to change and design almost everything on my site, I made new slideshows for my site, I took new beach photos with my jewelry and stayed active on my social media promoting my business. If I had sales online while I was gone, I had my friend in the states who would pack and ship the packages for me. Unfortunately, sales were not piling up like I wanted, and it was still so hard to get traffic to my site and to have people to know about it.
After the vacation we got back to Vail, moved in to a new rental place as always ( mm yes, we did move every 6 months...crazy ). I went back to work at the restaurant, took more metalsmith classes in Denver and in my free time I worked on my new summer collection of jewelry.
My goal for this summer was to get the courage to go to some local stores and try to sell my jewelry to them. I bought a travel case so I could carry my products and hit the shops in Vail Village. I walked around, stopped by some, got a couple of owners' business cards, heard a few " No, Thank you " and passed by many others that I was scared to go in and ask. It was an intimidating experience for me since I am not a very good sales person. Overall, I don't think I did good at all, I definitely need more self confidence and practice. I knew the owner of a local store that sells high end clothes and accessories that I used to work for so that was my last hope. We had a meeting and he agreed to give it a try and have some of my pieces in his store for consignment. It was such a happy moment for me.
This summer I ended up doing all my photo-sessions myself. I was the photographer, stylist, make up artist etc. My beautiful friend Amaryth, was my model and I can proudly say that the photos turned out pretty good.
Most of the photos on my website now are from the past couple of months. Unfortunately, my gorgeous model moved away, so I have to find a new muse for the winter.
Here a some examples of my social media advertising. I did different promotions for discounts on Instagram and Facebook, which brought a little bit of traffic and only a few sales but nothing crazy. I would love to hear from you any ideas or suggestions that you have on how to make it better and what I need to change.
I bought a white box and started taking my own photo products with it. I am still experimenting and learning how to make them look better and more professional.
We are back!!!
It's been a long time since our last blog post, I know. There is no excuse, no matter what. I've been procrastinating this moment since December 2014, and I don't know why. After the last post about our trip to Morocco, we got busy with the holiday season, and my full time job at the restaurant consumed most of my time from December until April. Also, ( if you remember I got engaged ) planning my wedding was very overwhelming and as a result
It's been quite a while since my last post, and the reason was that I was traveling again. A week a go, we came back from our off season trip before the winter. This time went to Morocco and Amsterdam. For the first week we went to the coast in a small surfing town called Taghazout. We stayed at Surf Maroc in their Villa Taghazout and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Since lately I haven't been working much on my business ( due to traveling abroad, I will tell you later where ), in this blog post I want you to get to know the person behind Fast Love. Let me introduce myself: My name is Jana, some of you may already know I am from Bulgaria but I've lived for the most part in Vail, Colorado the last nine years and I am the designer and owner of Fast Love.