Thursday, March 31, 2011

Okay okay

Enough with the sad post up there. Pshaw!

Spring is coming and thank god it is. I know people, one person that I live with, who might just curl up in a ball and die if the sun doesn't come out to shed some damn hope on us.

I think it is. Today is almost awesome.

So that guy who said he'd give me $100 for a tour? Gave me $150. Woot!

Things are good. Busy. I'm having a hard time now, now that there's a little money in the Chicago Elevated kitty, about what to do with that money. Do I sign up to become a member of the Chicago Tourism Department? Do I pay someone to redo my website? Do I buy some advertising? Do I not doing anything for right now and just protect the money that I do have?

Ugh. This is where I become slightly stupid. I really have no idea what to do. It seems like everyone wants my money to help me advertise my tours. But, it kills me, because, I worked hard for this money! I've always had a problem with "underspending." Sometimes I don't spend money to my detriment. I don't want to give money to the tourism people just to list my website on their home page. I wonder how many people really go there to find tours, etc. I never have, in any other city ever. That's just not the way I look for things to do. I would much rather look at Time Out, "cool things to do" in whatever city, that kind of thing.

But.

Oh man.

Sigh.

I just want more money so I don't have to worry about it.

3 comments:

Melisa with one S said...

My opinion? Save the money for a bit. You are still getting press. Continue making connections with others. Continue using Twitter and Facebook as you are. Try advertising that is free: the best method is word-of-mouth, so maybe put out a special referral offer to your current contacts and customers?

I think lots of the paid types of advertising gets lost, so if you're unsure of what you want to do, I'd just wait, and maybe find out from other people which forms of advertising seemed to work for them.. But that's just my opinion! :)

Kate said...

I'm with Melisa on saving the money. You'll know the right way to spend it when the right opportunity comes along. Sometimes I get so tangled up in my thoughts about what I want to do and how I want to do it. I'm learning to chill out about it, to wait it out and let the answer present itself to me.

Hixx said...

Thank you ladies. I love it when the people that I trust help me define what I'm already thinking. It really does help.

Thank you guys! I'm just going to hold on to it for now. Under my mattress.