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Ambassador Expectations

It’s no secret that I am incredibly proud of my team, they have became the best family and friends I could ever dream for. They work hard and provide incredible photos and support for my shop. But what are the requirements of my ambassadors?   First let’s talk about the different level of ambassadors.   Lead Ambassadors: A lead ambassador is someone with the knowledge of the ins and outs of TDC. Someone who can help and answer in-depth questions to customers and other ambassadors. Someone who helps moderate the chat and makes sure the ambassadors are all keeping up with their minimum requirements.   Permanent Ambassadors: Permanent Ambassadors are people who have been on the team before, either recently...

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Winry in the Fog

The sun set as we loaded up the last few things into the car. The dogs jumped in and we were on our way. We wanted to do some real traveling with the Traveling Reject. Three and a half hours into the night we drove, climbing in elevation as we left our island home behind and disappeared into the forests of the North Cascade Mountains. We arrived at our destination- Picture Lake. We looked forward to the views come morning and hunkered down in the car with all the dogs to sleep for the night. As morning came, we were not greeted with mountains or a calm, still Picture Lake. Instead, thick fog and low hanging clouds cloaked the area and...

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Hit or Miss

“Create something today, even if it sucks.”   With every release I go through several phases. The first one is always hard, the not knowing what to do, what colors to use, what will sell or will look good together. The second is either “wow these will be amazing” or “I’m not too sure of this one”. The next few are a rollercoaster within a few days, washing them out and being concerned. Taking them out of the washer and thinking “well they still need to dry and then we will see.” Ironing them and photographing them and still trying to decide if I like them or not. Then comes showing them to everyone. Now, I don’t have to go...

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Dream Team

“Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.” I’ve been doing this for two years and have had around 100 team members. Some have been on the team since the beginning, some have stuck around after their term, and some have even unfollowed after their term has ended. I’ve had models only after it for the free product and ambassadors who still continue to support me throughout the years. The last 6 months or more have been a whirlwind. The last two teams I have had have raised the bar for all those to come. I owe all my success of selling out to my team. They have hyped me...

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8 Things Not to Say to a Creator & 2 Things We Need to Hear:

  These statements and responses are driven from my own personal experience. They are not intended to be taken any sort of way other than a learning experience.   1. Your products are too expensive. Check with any of my ambassadors for a discount code of 20% off! Although I love what I do, I’m not doing it for free. The price of items is determined by a few things: cost of supplies, time spent working on them, and the demand. When I started my shop my bandanas were $8 a piece. I got better dye, made more products at a time, and the demand has increased drastically. Also, this is a one woman show, I do everything myself when...

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