Anyway, so I was well on my way, making a few bucks here and there. I was mostly getting people who were either going away or who had a special function to attend. I was crossing my fingers they would return in the Summer. -- My goal is at least 50% repeat customers. Anyway, February first I had been granted a day off from work and was planning a ski day with my kids, my sister, neice, nephew and my father. When we got there, I slipped on a patch of ice, and I knew right away my ankle was broken. Surgery, 6 weeks in a cast not allowed to weight bear, not able to work. Thank goodness I had sick time at work. It's now one month after the cast has come off, and I am just getting back to work as my job as head nurse of a Maternity/Peds unit at my local hospital. I did one single tan while I had my cast on, and I am glad I did not do more; it was hard to do well while hopping around!
Now while I was laid up on my couch, my kids at school, myhusband either working or at school, I had a LOT of time to myself. So, I did a lot of on-line research to become even better at spray tanning. My goal after all is high-quality spray tans and I will accept no less. I also spent a lot of time making advertising products come alive on vistaprint.ca. And especially working on my website to make it shine. It definitely has evolved since I originally bought that great URL back in September. I also started my facebook page for Smart Spray Tan as well. All this stuff was cheap or free. I even have free banners with my Brand on it in case I am in a trade show or even a community parade -- hasn't happened yet but stay tuned for Summer!
My husband, love his heart, is supportive though I think he must be tired of spray tan talk. He has never said so, though. I do enjoy learning about it and talking about it, and the making money part, well that is part of it too. I am more excited about having something that is MINE, that I do well, maybe even better than others, and I have something extra -- I am PEI's first and only mobile spray tan business. I can't wait to find out what happens next.