I'm always telling you that you make something awesome.
And that you can make a living selling it.

One way to do that is to get into a shop (so many of you had questions about that process that I taught a class on it when I owned my yarn store. You can download it here.)
But the whole process, from sourcing suppliers to designing the packaging to actually meeting the right boutique owners is hard. And disconnected.

Until now. Until Vianza.

I would be super excited to tell you about this site even if I wasn't involved, because it's exactly the sort of next-step many of you are ready to take.

It makes it easy to find suppliers, easy to put your trade show catalog online (you can organize an entire line together!) and easy to meet the right retailers and build relationships with them, around the world.

So yeah, I'd be telling you about even if I wasn't involved, but I am.

I'm a part of the Vianza team to do what I do best: hanging out with the community. On Twitter, on Facebook, on the blog.

You know how I have been helping you design a social-media marketing plan? Well, that's what I'm doing with Vianza, except that I get to actually implement it too.

What that means for you

  • If you've been thinking about working one-on-one with me, now is the time to schedule it. I'm totally doing away with hour-long IdeaStorming sessions (because every single IdeaStorming has come back for more!) and focusing all my attention on just 2 Recipe clients per month.There's just 1 spot left in March + 2 in April. Get all the details and grab your spot right here.
  • If you're thinking about wholesaling your awesomeness (or if you sell supplies), you should request an invitation to the alpha site or sign up for the newsletter.
  • You can also submit ideas for guest posts because, yeah, I'll be wrangling those. Email that you're interested to helloATvianza.com and I'll tell you what we're looking for.

That's my big exciting news that I've been dying to tell you all weekend!
I'd love to hear what you think in the comments.

3 Comments on And now announcing….

  1. Riin
    February 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm (11 years ago)

    I looked at the vianza site but I couldn’t find how much it costs.

  2. Tara Swiger
    February 22, 2011 at 12:36 am (11 years ago)

    It’ll be free for the first alpha users to create their profile and get
    started. Eventually they’ll be a transaction fee (when a retail shop buys
    from you) and it will include Paypal fees, etc.
    In other words, to try it will be free and we’ll use your feedback to make
    it better as we go.
    Alpha = the really really test phase.

    Thanks for asking this! We’ll put in the FAQs!