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Branding for Growth

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I Am My Brand: How to Build Your Brand Without Apology: Springer ...At the moment I’m learning different things I can use to add to my brand. As a result of trying to grasp more knowledge on marketing I got this book by Kubi Springer. So far it is proving to be a really great read/ workbook.

I’ve learned, many things we don’t think twice about when we see a logo makes it recognizable when we see it again. Also that every color you decide to use for your Logo plays a huge part in how it’s perceived. Also that emotive words are key factors in getting potential customers to associate a feeling with your brand. Because how your customer feels is the main concern when marketing a business.

I’m hoping by reading up on marketing that it will help me to make some sales. To be honest I know what woud help me make sale. The only thing is I hate being on camera and doing YouTube I don’t really have to be on camera, but I would have to produce content and by producing content that will help me to gain mor followers and help people see how relatable I am. I’m just extremly camera shy.

I’ll provide more once I know more. Hope this was helpful for those who are starting a new business.

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Experiences · Feelings · Informative

Shopify Store Coming Soon!!!!

Good Morning,

Hope everyone woke up happy and healthy this morning.

I wanted to speak about something other than the coronavirus. Although I have a lot of thoughts on the subject, I’m going to keep them to myself, for now.

Well as you know I opened an Etsy shop not to long ago. I thought at the time that was the best way to go, but it has proven to be uneventful. Mainly because all the fees that come with the platform. I know they have to pay bills too. But damn! I need to get some kind of return on investment.

I just felt like I was putting in too much work for them to be benefitting like a fat rat. I mean that may be how business works for many other people. But I’ve decided I can not do all of that and receive peons!!! So I’ve decided to move to another platform; Shopify. You know, do my on thing. I know there are going to be taxes at the end of the year, but at least I have the chance to see the profit.

Ya’ll wish me luck!!

I have never wanted something so bad and felt so close but yet so far at the same time. I know with time things will begin to work in my favor, I just have to stick with it.

The shop isn’t currently ready. But don’t worry, I’ll make sure to provide an announcement when it is.

if you didn’t know, I sale handmade soaps. Many are made with essential oils and others are made with fragrances. None of the soaps are made with any type of animal bi-product. All soaps are made with natural oils such as unrefined coconut oil or premium olive oil, along with other natural oils.

As I stated on my shops front page, every bath or shower taken with a soap from Heavenly Scents is an experience. Don’t believe me? Try one.

Ever since I began making soap, it has been the only soap I’ve used. As a result of that I am constantly being told how soft my skin is and how good I smell. Sometimes people don’t even have to say anything, you can tell by how often they try to invade your personal space; which is often.

I’m not saying the smell lasts all day, but it will linger for an hour or more.

I’m hoping you will give it a try. I guarantee you will absolutely love this soap once you’ve tried it.

Don’t be a stranger. If you would like to see what I have going on checkout all of my socials. All links at the top of the blog.

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Good morning Good People!!!!

 

How is your morning going?….. I hope just as well as you want it to be. Hopefully you’re somewhere making money, sleeping or spending time with someone you love.

 

Well today I’ve just been real focused on everything that I am trying to get off of the ground. I mean really, when am I not focused on that? Come to think about it, I have been working on creating different things for a couple of years now. I’m sure something is going to take off, I’m just not sure what. At the current time I’m working on my soap company, trying to build it up from the ground up. I know this is going to take a lot of blood sweat and tears. I’m ready for it.

I never knew I would enjoy making soap so much, but I really do. And the great thing about my soaps are…. they’re made with natural ingredients and love. Most of them are made with essential oils, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, patchouli, calendula, chamomile and many others. I also have some that are made from fragrance oil.

I first began making soap because I thought it would be a fun hobby; as I’m sure most other people have. But then, I started giving it to friends and family and they began telling me how much they enjoyed the soap and how good it made their skin feel.

 

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Then I started to believe I could make a business out of it. Mainly because all the ingredients I use are beneficial for your skin and over all health. My products are nothing like most commercial products. It is very different. Once you try it, I truly doubt you would want to go back to your current brand of soap. Every bar is highly conditioning, therapeutic and immensely gentle on the skin.

Soaps on SoapsByShad.Etsy.com that are stress relievers and ad in relaxation are:

 

Relaxing

Army Fatigue: Made with Eucalyptus, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Canola Oil, Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Lye,Titanium Dioxide and natural colorants.

This soap is more than capable of relieving stress and anxiety from a long hard day of work.

To learn more about the benefits of Eucalyptus visit medicalnewstoday.com.

Egyptian Rain: Made with Canola Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Palm Oil, Lye, colorants & Fragrance Oil.

With the very light smell of this soap it is sure to please and relax your senses.

 

 

 

Energizing

Spearwood: Made with Canola Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Colorants, Titanium Dioxide, Lye & Essential Oils.

Spearwood is made with two very powerful essential oils, Spearmint and Cedarwood. Both have many benefits.  Spearmint is beneficial because it is an antioxidant that can be used to balance female hormones, reduce facial hair in women battling with PCOS, fights bacterial infections and a long list of other great benefits. If you are interest to learn more visit www.healthline.com.

As for the second potent essential oil; Cedarwood is a natural bug repellent while in addition possessing a very sweet woodsy scent that has the ability to energize and help with hyperactivity. Along with aiding with focus. If you would like to learn more about this invigorating oil, please visit newdirectionsaromatics.com.

Ancient Mahogany
Ancient Mahogany
Big Red

Those 4 aren’t the only soaps in the shop. There is also Big Red and Ancient Mahogany. Both smell amazing!!! So it really wouldn’t matter which one you wanted to try. Also A lot of the soaps are made with many of the same ingredients.

Big Red isn’t currently listed, but will be soon. Along with HIGH TIDE. 

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Informative

Looking to relax?

Hey good people!!!

I hope every day feels like a blessing and all of your dreams are coming true or will eventually.

 

As I’ve stated many time before, I have started somewhat of a soap company. Well that is what you can consider it for the time being, because soap is the only thing I sale at the current time.

Getting this business of the ground won’t be easy, but I’m completely up for the challenge. I have to say I believe in my brand because all the products I use are beneficial to the skin and the health of the over all body. Give it a try.

This soap is not the typical soap you get from a grocery store. No, not at all. The soaps I make are capable of helping you physically or mentally. It all depends on which soaps you choose to purchase.

Soaps in my Etsy Story

Pictured above are Army Fatigue, Spearwood, and Ancient Egyptian a.k.a Ancient Rain b.k.a Egyptian Rain.

Benefits of Army Fatigue– Was mad with Coconut oil Olive oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, and many other oils that benefit the skin and the health of the body.
If you’re interested to find out the exact ingredients check them out at SoapsbyShad.etsy.com
Eucalyptus – Heals wounds, Removes mental exhaustion, treats fever, removes intestinal germs, relieves inflammation, treats joint pain & soothes tired and sore muscles.

Each soap carries very different but specific healing or soothing qualities. If you are interest or know someone who is please make sure to share this post with anyone who may be interested.

SoapsbyShad.ETSY.com is the link if you’re interested. At this time, FREE Shipping for anything $35 or more.

health · Informative

SoapsByShad

Hey Good People!!!

 

I know it’s been a while since I’ve last made a post. Reason for that is I am trying to get a brand and company off of the ground. I’m not sure if you remember a couple of posts ago. I was talking about getting into skin care. Well I kind of have. Everything isn’t really set into motion yet. Well… on my part it kind of is.

It took me forever to find something that was worth my time and I think that I have found something other than writing that I enjoy doing; and that thing is making soap!!! I never thought that I would enjoy it so much, but I really do! So because I enjoy making it so much I’ve started to sell it!! The only thing now is getting buyers. I know that this is going to be the hardest task, because people don’t trust just anyone or thing being sold over the internet. It’s a precaution and good thing for them, but it’s terrible for me. Because I back my product 100%!!!

Every oil that goes into each bar of soap is meant to only increase the health of your skin. I use things like organic virgin coconut oil, virgin olive oil, canola oil, Shea Butter and a list of other things that have been proven to be good for the skin and your over all health. I also am a big consumer of essential oils. Some of the soaps are scented by fragrances, but many are by essential oils. Because I don’t know about you, but I want to be enveloped in something I know is going to benefit me in the long run.  

Through out this post are pictures of different soaps I have created over the months. Some are in my Etsy shop (SoapsByShad.Etsy.com) and others are soaps that are soon to be displayed. If you are interested, please make sure to click the link and you’ll be taken to my shop.

Also if you want to leave a comment or just want to communicate somewhere other than on my blog I also have other social medias

They are:

Facebook: HeavenlyScentsbyShadrieka or L.O.W.W which is also on Facebook. Which stands for Love of the Written Word.

Instagram: heavenly_cents

Also it would be extremely appreciated if you would pass the word along. You will not regret it.  

empowering · Experiences · health · motivational

Heavenly Scents

Good afternoon Good People!!!

I hope all is well. I know you’re probably looking at the title and trying to figure out how I came up with that. Well that is the name of my NEW Etsy STORE!                                       

SoapsbyShad.etsy.com All soaps have been made with all natural oils to promote hydration, conditioning, and cleanliness of the skin.

As you know it has been a little while since I’ve written anything. The reason for that is there is another business venture I’m looking into and unfortunately it has been taking a lot of my time. I have no regrets, because in the long run I think this is going to be something I can do for fun and also profit from.

The business I have been looking into is skincare. But at this current moment in time I’m only making one thing and that is soap. I’ve created an Etsy store and I’ve already had 3 orders to come in! This journey is going to be an exciting one. Last year was definitely not my year, but I believe that 2020 is going to be the year of the hustle. That is all I plan on doing this year. Because I realized a long time ago I never wanted to work on someone’s job. So by doing this it will give me an avenue to make my own currency and be my own boss.

I remember I asked a friend, ” Why don’t more people try to make their own lane?” He just said, “Not everyone has the same goal.” I didn’t understand it, and I’m not going to try to act like I understand it now, because I don’t. I much rather own my own everything, than to let someone have basic control over my life. Many people don’t realize that is what a job is many times; but that is about the gist of it.

Final thought

If there is anything you take from this post, I want you to know that anything is possible as long as you believe you can achieve it. I don’t care how extreme your dreams might be, there is always a way to make them come true. So never stop striving for the stars.