Thanks so much for visiting She Thinks Media. My name is Julie and I am a work-at-home mom to three crazy kids. My daughter is 7 and my twin sons are 4. In 2007 I opened my own retail website where I sold natural and eco-friendly items for moms and babies. I dealt primarily with online orders and since the start of my business I have had to learn how to take care of my own website and graphic design needs. Out of this I realized I have a passion for design and love helping other family owned businesses succeed. I believe that success online depends 100% on the product and business presentation through professional website design and marketing. Just as I wouldn’t shop for clothes inside a store that looked like a mess, I also wouldn’t shop online in a store that didn’t look like it took pride in it’s website and presentation.
There’s no job too small and no task too simple. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. I truly love helping small businesses achieve success and can customize any job to work within your budget, I even love bartering!
Why do I believe that supporting WAHM and Family run businesses is so important?
Not long after starting my business and creating my first website in 2007, I realized the importance of supporting other WAHM’S (work-at-home-moms) and other Small Businesses. The first few weeks, ok the first month, was really slow. The internet is a big place, they don’t call it the World Wide Web for nothing, and it takes a while for your site to start showing up in searches,etc. Many times a day I’d check my email, “refresh” -no emails, “refresh” -no emails, “refresh” -no emails. It was depressing, all those dreams and ideas, all the inspiration, it was hard to keep my chin up and keep on keeping on. And then it happened, “refresh” -“A New Order Has Been Placed.” My first order, it was as if the clouds had parted, the angels sang out. The amount of the order didn’t matter, it was the fact that someone visited my site, my store, my baby…and made a real purchase!
You know what? Many years later, I still check my email way too often, and I still get that giddy feeling when I see that someone’s placed an order. The difference is that now I know how it feels to struggle, to have a dream, to own a small business, and I want to support others who are in the same boat as I am. I want my order to give some other wahm that excited feeling, I want to imagine them packaging my order with care while holding their babe on their hip. I want my $10-20-30+ dollars going into their bank account and contributing to their success. I want their dreams to come true just as I imagine and hope for my own dreams to become a reality. So, I hope that you’ll remember my little story and imagine the small business owners appreciation of your business next time you’re shopping for a gift or looking to make a purchase. You could be making someone’s day and not even know it!