Monday, July 15, 2013

Baby Ceramic Handprint Business: The Balancing Act

A happy family having clay handprints made.
You have arrived at having your own baby and children's ceramic handprint business.  You are confident with all that it takes to run it smoothly.  But, sometimes you just feel like you might be having some difficulty carving out some time for yourself.  This happens especially with those of us that want things to run perfectly.  It isn't easy to make time for ourselves, but, after being in this clay handprint business for decades I can offer you a tip that may make it easier to balance time for yourself, your family and your business. 

What I found to be helpful was to schedule myself time to do whatever I wanted to do at the same time each day.  If my daughter was in school or taking a nap that allowed me some flexibility, that was the time I took for myself daily and I took it.  All to often, we skip taking time for ourselves to do for others and we place ourselves on the back burner.  This is merely a sure bet for "burn out".  If we are not emotionally and physically well we can't possibly take care of our family and business like we want to. 

My suggestion is to take that time for yourself daily, and take it at the same time everyday.  Be it 20 minutes, or an hour.  Whatever time you allot yourself, take it.  Relax and enjoy this time daily.  You will feel so much better.  I found also that if I just sat and read or worked on a project that I wanted to do for myself, even if it was just to sit outside and get some sun, I felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle just about anything.

By taking time for yourself daily, balancing your family, your business and yourself will be easier and more fun.  This may very well apply to all aspects of your life. They say that taking care of yourself is most important so that you are able to take care everyone in your family.  From personal experience, I can tell you this is very true.  Take time for yourself.  Start today and enjoy this time everyday.  You will see what a difference it can make in your life, your family's life and your business.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Clay Hand Print Training and Business

Priceless memories made.
Have you always dreamed of being a stay at home mom with your own clay hand print business?  We can help you make it a reality.  Be sure you train with a responsible company with years of personal experience and one who will be there for you with personalized technical support.  We have been training moms, women and families just like yourself for over 25 years to have their own successful baby and children's hand print business.  We will help guide you every step of the way to start your own ceramic hand print business.  We take you from A to Z and you will learn all the steps to starting and running your own business with confidence.  We will jump start your learning curve by decades.  We show you every step that we use in our business daily.  Plus, we share all the tricks of the trade to make it easy for you to learn and fun to do.  If you like working with babies, kids and even pets, and you like to work with your hands making creative keepsakes for families, then this just might be the ideal fit for you. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Value of Networking for your Baby Clay Handprint Business.

Most of your clients in this baby handprint business will be moms and parents. You want to be able to target this market and make contact with them without spending big bucks. This is where networking with them would be to your advantage.
Some of your clients will be referrals, some may find out about you through word of mouth, wherever your clients are, network, network, network. Don't pass up an opportunity to speak and network at a mom's group, a women's network, a local tea for new moms, birthing classes or wherever expectant moms or moms and parents are.
You are more likely to gain customers at a local mom's group by having coffee with them than you are say at a bar. This allows you build a trusting relationship with them. One that is authentic. You are more relaxed and comfortable. You will be more able to talk about your business and yourself and then give them a chance to share something with you about themselves. You will learn and develop the art of listening. Your baby business will build ten fold by being a good listener by being attentive and supportive.
You will be surprised at how one happy customer will turn into ten. Take the time to talk to your future clients. Tell them about your self, your business and what makes your baby handprint business so special. Show them the value of your business and why they want to come to you. Make it personal with them. Everyone wants to feel like they matter to you. By networking you will be building a trusting relationship with your clients that will be here for you year after year.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Babies Clay Handprint Home Business: 3 Reasons To Own Your Own!

If you dream of staying home with your kids and having your own business, then you want to consider this babies and children's clay handprint home business. Here are just 3 excellent reasons why this can be an ideal business for you.

1. This business allows you to have a flexible work schedule. You are able to create your own hours. You are able to work around your families schedule. Plus, the flexibililty allows you to be part of your kids daily life, i.e, running them to school activities, sports, going to their games, being home after shcool, fixing meals, etc. You schedule your work around your needs with no explaination or answering to someone else. You decide when you want to work and what works for you and your family.

2. This is a profitable business whereby you can make as much money as you want. The financial possiblilities are unlimited. You determine how much money you want to make. You can work part time or full time. The choice is yours. If you need to make more money in a particular month, then you can schedule another event to take handprints at. If you are wanting to go on a family vacation and you see that you need to add a bit more to your families income then you are able to do so. Parents and families always spend money on their children. This is a year round business. It will be here for you year after year.

3. This is a creative and fun business. If you like working with babies, kids, families and pets and you like to work with your hands creating keepsakes then this is another ideal reason for you to have your own clay handprind business. Having a business and doing what you love to do is fun and gives you personal satisfaction. You will have fun working with families and your will have fun and be able to be creative making these baby footprints and handprints. This business doesn't feel like work. It gives you the opportunity to be passionate about creating new friends and making meaningful keepsakes for generations of famiiles that will last the test of time.

Being able to be passionate about your work, creating a work schedule that works for both you and your family and making a difference in your families income are 3 great reasons to own your own kids clay handprint and footprint business. Be sure to train with a company that you trust and has experience and excellent technical support. This business will give you personal and financial freedom and you will experience the joy of owning your own business. It is a win-win combination.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More on Growing your Business making Baby Footprints and Handprints for Families

There are many avenues to market your baby footprint and handprint business. One sure way to market yourself and your ceramic business is to do shows. There are many birth and baby fairs, craft fairs and children's fairs that you are able to take part in. You can find out about these shows in your area as well as ones that would be worth traveling to by searching online and contacting your local chamber of commerce and recreation departments. Often times these shows are sponsored by your local community groups, moms groups and hospitals.

The biggest benefit of doing these shows is that you come into contact with literally hundreds of potential clients. Be sure to get out there and talk to everyone. Giving them your brochure is always a good idea. Plus, it is to your advantage to give them a discount coupon with all your contact information on it so they are able to find you. Having pictures of your samples on your brochure will help sell your product as well. Have your prices available. Make is easy for your clients to know what they are buying and how much it costs.

There are lots of shows and fairs where you are able to take your clay handprints right there. This is great because people always like to see you taking the prints and this will encourage others to have their children's handprints done as well. In our 36 years of experience of doing these shows it was always to our benefit to give a discount at the show. Clients always appreciate the discount and tend to purchase more.

Doing the same shows year after year is a real benefit to you. Try to get the same booth in the same location at each show so that your clients can find you easily. You will be amazed at how they will look for you in that same spot year after year. Once you have made clay handprints and footprints for one member of the family, you will have them coming back year after year to have all their other children done. Often times they will come to a particular show in their area just to find you and have you make prints for them.

This clay handprint business is a year round business. Look for shows in your area that are children and family oriented. Be sure to apply early so that you are not late with application dates and that all your ducks are in a row. Doing these shoes is an excellent way to add new clients to your business and can be very profitable too.

Friday, August 31, 2007

How to Make Baby Handprints

Here is a great video showing you how we can train you to own your own ceramic handprint business making Professional ceramic baby handprints!

We offer a full business solution to get you started on making professional handprint impressions (pottery/ceramics/clay)... Here is a preview!

No prior experience in clay or ceramics is necessary! We will show you everything you need to make your baby handprint impression business a success. This is an excellent small business startup idea for stay-at-home moms, crafters and families!

There are also more business startup ideas at WAHM for you to investigate.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Your Baby Handprint Business

Are you interested in owning your own baby handprint business?
You can do it!

No prior experience with clay is necessary.... and, the best part is the handprints sell themselves!

If you enjoy working with babies, toddlers, families and pets - this may be the ideal business for you.

If you are interested in owning your own baby handprint business, then visit our website at or call at (805) 772- 2890

  • We have a "Home Study " training program: our comprehensive instructional step-by-step DVD and Manual is available for those who want to learn from home.
  • We also offer personalized one-to-one training in our studio. Both options offer you a blue print to a successful home business. The choice is yours.