Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A New Direction

So, I have been praying a lot about my business lately. I have been trying to come up with a new model in which the whole thing runs more like a ministry and less like a business. At the same time, of course, I still need to help support my family. I was intrigued by the idea behind TOMS shoes where every time a pair of shoes is purchased, another pair is given to a person in need.  I'm about half way through the book "Start Something that Matters" by Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS. Check out his blog http://www.startsomethingthatmatters.com/

 So, inspired by the idea of business as missions and following what I believe to be God's direction, here is the idea I have come up with...We want to help people who are raising funds for mission trips and couples who are raising funds for adoption. Adoptions can cost tens of thousands of dollars.  If you are interested, we will send you 20 pieces at a time. You sell them for $24 each and send us back half. No money up front and you can return pieces that don't sell. After selling your first 20 you can request a special verse or message on the back of your next batch like "pray for Haiti" or a verse about adoption. (You can check out our jewelry at www.rebekahblocher.com.) I have had 5 or 6 people do it so far with good success. I'm planning on completely redoing my website to accommodate these changes. I'm so excited about this!! So now all we have to do is get the word out...Please share, pin, repost, etc.
Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Rebekah, how would I find out more about your necklaces? We are adopting a boy from China and can use all the help we can get!! You can read our story if you would like at www.riversandmiles.blogspot.com