Sunday, August 22, 2010

Removing Personal Info.

Ok many of you have read this so many times before beware posting personal info on your sites. Many artist have this dilemma to post info so clients can reach them easily, but our business info and personal info sometimes meld together. Many creative people work out of there homes and this is very prevalent today. I have always taken the attitude people can find the info if they know how so why worry. To be very clear worry. I just had an incidence where someone found my number on my site and tried to convince me I knew this person from years back. He kept asking me questions about my personal history in the form of do you remember what's and where was that? This is the 2nd scam I have had so now all info is being deleted. By the way don't answer questions on the phone either.

This is also why I have a very big dog who's main job is to protect me, which he does with extreme expertise. I have seen Tuck hold a 250lb man back at the door because I did not say it was OK for that man to be there yet. As a friend once told me many years ago who just happen to be a State Trooper a big dog is the best protection anyone can have. Now if I could get Tucker to guard my personal info I would be set.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Double Happiness.

Sometimes I wonder if past customers are able to find me. This week I finished a sap bucket for a wonderful customer, a couple from my beginning days in NJ. I am so happy and thrilled because they wanted me to do something special for their 10th Anniversary. They searched for me and found my website

When you move as much as I have in the past years you hope that somehow your clients find you especially since most of my clients are before Twitter or FB and a newsletter was just becoming the thing to do. Things online have changed at an incredible speed and I feel very much for the best. I think as long as you keep getting your name out there in any avenue you can your customers will search and find you. Be sure you keep it coherent and utilize the name they know you by. I have seen so many people with all sorts of avatars the search engines skip you right over. By the way Google your business or name and see what comes up I was amazed to find 5 pages for laurie rohner.

Back to my customers I ended up taking a sap bucket with the garden scene and adding the Chinese symbol for double happiness which had great significance for these wonderful people. Honestly it is not the money that gives me that wonderful feeling of joy and gratitude it is creating something that another individual(s) will cherish. In my small way I am making the world just a little brighter. This is why I do what I do. What do you do to be blessed with double happiness?


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