Smart Bitches Business Update, October 2017

The Ladies Howdy, folks!

It’s time for the October edition of the Smart Bitches Business Update. Once a month, I leap nerdily into the behind-the-scenes details of the Hot Pink Palace of Bitchery, and bring you all with me.

Past updates have talked about stats, our store and merchandise, and the places where our community members make their homes – or at least their internet surfing habits.

This month, we have a lot to talk about!

First up: The Slayer of Words Collection Quarterly Report! 

With the permission and encouragement of Ms. Beverly Jenkins, Slayer of Words, we created a collection of tshirts, notebooks, mousepads, and more that celebrate her 2017 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the speech that rocked all speeches. Ms. Bev designated the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders, and it’s time for my quarterly report of orders, royalties, and donations! Let’s do this!

First, here is the report of orders and royalties from Zazzle on the Slayer of Words products:

Slayer of Words shirt: 89 sold, royalty of 108.66Mug royalties 9.11Mousepad 5.56notebook royalties 4.00Waterbottle 3.40 royalties

So if my calculator is correct (and wow do I hope it is) that means the total royalties since the collection was launched in August is: $130.73. NICE!

And that total has been donated to Doctors Without Borders as of 4 October 2017:

Receipt for donation of 130.73

Thank you for being part of the Slayer of Words celebration – and congratulations again, Ms. Bev!

Blue gift box with silver ribbon on white background.

And now – Get Ready For Holiday Shopping! 

I’m going to be starting my holiday gift guides, wherein I shop for all of you and find wonderful items to give to other people, or ask for as future presents for yourself.

And I LOVE your suggestions! Seriously – is there an Etsy store you love? A blend of tea you adore? A gift you received or gave that made a wonderful difference?

If so, I would love to hear about. Gift guide writing is so much fun – and rather expensive in terms of temptation – and I so enjoy your recommendations. Please email me if you’ve got ideas, ok?

As always, we end with goofy stats!

Our top 10 countries in the past month in terms of visitor numbers are the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, India, Germany, Philippines, New Zealand, Sweden, and South Africa. But right behind South Africa? Ireland!

The country that spent the most time on the site in the past month? St. Lucia! Hello, St. Lucia!

And, even more importantly, thank you, thank you, thank you, for being part of Smart Bitches. We wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you.

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