Hi! My name is La-Mar D Lynch of Handcrafted by LaMar . I started my venture into business through my greatest past time...ART! I loved to draw superheros when I was younger and tried to do abstract art as well, though I was not too great at it. I also loved to write and recite poetry. I thought to myself how can I share both passions with the world? Greeting Cards! I always fantasized what it would be like to be the boss. The Owner. The controller of an empire. So I started DAJaHSI Greetings. A name I choose with the acronym of the first two letters of my children's names. When I first started I got no business and a bunch of 'robot hits' (you know Yahoo and Google Pay per Click Robots). After a while I wanted to give up but then found a great place to sell my goods, ETSY.com.
When I joined Etsy.com I was working full time for a fashion Designer, Jackie Rogers, and did not have the time in world to work on the site. But later that year I was laid off and went at it full time. I really started selling my cards January 10, 2008 and have since accumulated 90+ sales and a lot of recognition. I even found my way into a few craft shows which were great in helping me get ttraffic and the ability to build my own website, Handcrafted by LaMar.com.
With almost a year under my belt selling on and off line, I feel like my business is ready to take to the sky with no limitations. I have 3 blogs up and running: Crafted by Hand, Handcrafted by LaMar, and my newest and most promising blog Your Small Biz Talk. Also with 2 great online boutiques: Handcrafted by LaMar and Etsy.com, with a third shop in the works, DAJaHSI Greetings-which will sell only boxed cards-I feel theres no where else to go but up.
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