Wednesday, October 8, 2008
"E-tailer Spotlight" - A Woman With Scents
This spotlight features Carol of "A Woman With Scents". I love the name of her website. Carol is active on many forums and has been featured as Indie of the Week on Wickedly Chic. Carol offers handcrafted cold process soaps, as well as candles. Carol has a shop on the indie site "Etsy" www.awomanwithscents.etsy.com Check out Carol's many scents!
For the drawing Carol is offering a "3 soap fall sampler pack". If any of you haven't tried Carol's soaps - I can tell you they are wonderful! She sent me one (some time ago) - it was fabulous! Great swirls, lathered good, scented just right! The person who wins "3" of her soaps will indeed be lucky! We will draw next Wednesday, Oct. 15! To be entered - go to Carol's Etsy Store A Woman With Scents or her website www.awomanwithscents.com; look over her products; come back here and post your comments. You will be entered into the drawing. Good luck ladies! Thanks for your support of our e-tailers!
Tell me a little about yourself and/or your business. I've been happily married for 21 years, and have a nearly grown son. At the time I started my business, I was working around 50 hours a week outside the home and wanted to be more available for my son, who was into all types of sports.
How or why did you start your business? I figured if I had to work hard for the rest of my life, I'd rather be making the money for myself rather than someone else. Also, it was kind of a dare. I had too many people tell me it couldn't be done, so I set out to prove them wrong.
What kind of products do you carry or make? Pillar candles, votive candles, container candles, scent tarts, and soap. I also crochet some bath accessories like body poofs, soap savers, and bath mitts.
Do you carry handmade products? Do you make them yourself? Yes, everything I carry is something handmade by me.
What’s your favorite product to make or create? Pillar candles and soap probably allow for the most creativity, but I have fun making it all!
Do you have a storefront, sell strictly on-line or both? No storefront, but I do have local wholesale and retail clients, in addition to selling online.
Website and email address. http://awomanwithscents.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have more than one website? Yes, I also sell on Etsy (awomanwithscents.etsy.com), and hang out on myspace and iEmporium. I try to keep everything cohesive between the sites I use, but use them all to create a larger web presence. I also have a blog at awomanwithscents.blogspot.com, but I'm not very disciplined with my blogging.
Do you work at another job? Yes, my family owns a steak house. When I'm not cooking up candles and soap, you can find me there...cooking steaks!
What or who inspires you? Mostly, my family. They've always been hugely supportive.
Do you have a favorite quote or saying? Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
What advice would you offer to someone starting their own business? Never give up...never surrender!