This timetable will need some adjusting, but I will have this set up on my phone too & will get notifications to remind me. Having everything written down has allowed me to see how much I need to put in to complete this project and do it on time.
This is my time efficiency from the 17th - 27th March. I think that it has really helped me understand when my best and worst times are for producing/creating work, as I really had to think about what works well for me. I can now use this method to help create my final major project.
End result of this challenge - I will use this timetable to keep track of my progress and make sure I am on time handing in work on time. I will keep up with the time efficiency task, as it will help in my future career and it will be more detailed.
Challenge 3: Creating a business from my final piece
I want to make this business idea successful and to understand what challenges I will face. I will learning how to create a successful social media page that will promote this work (using sites such as Instagram & Facebook)
This is my current 'Society6' page, I have uploaded a small range of designs from last year.
This is my current 'Society6' page, I have uploaded a small range of designs from last year
I started by creating mockups of some t-shirt design ideas & uploaded them both to Behance and Facebook. The reception that I got was amazing as I wanted to see & understand what pieces they thought worked well.
With this post I decide that I would ask my audience thought of the image size, as it allows for good feedback & allows me to get a feeling for what people preferred.
I thought that I would upload two different prints to start with, as I would be able to see if people would like these designs before bombarding them.
I feel like I may have bombarded people with lots of products with only building up a small customer hype, so I think that it meant people lost interest. From this I have learnt that I need to work on customer interest. I am going to create a Facebook group for this business so it doesn't get mixed up with my personal profile.
With this page I will look at how to build a 'buzz'
Last year, I created a health & fitness page to help me promote what I was doing. I can use this page to get an understanding for how these pages are effective & if I can take this information forward to help with the success of my new page.
The Overview tab gives you a 7-day snapshot of the most important activity on your Page.
As we can see there wasn't any activity on this page for quite a few months. This image underneath shows my recent posts and allows me to see how these post are being received by my members
Understand Your Reach: Posts that get more likes, comments and shares show up more in News Feed and are seen by more people. Posts that are hidden, reported as spam or cause people to unlike your Page reach fewer people. If you notice a spike or dip, look at what you posted that day to learn more about how you might have influenced your reach.
Compare Post Performance: Understand how people are responding to your posts to help you create content that your audience cares about. See how specific posts and types of posts perform so that you can focus your efforts on what works.
research into magento - https://magento.com/advantage & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magento
My long term plans - With this project I really want to cut out the 'middle man' and independently run & sell my products through my own website. I would look into how to make my own website and how to run my sales through the site.
I will have to research into website design and selling widgets such as magento.