Winter Break Kids Goodies

Hello and welcome to Goody Lady. Thank you for taking time to come check things out. These goodies were a bit different. These goodies were for my son’s Pre-K class. It had some little toys, some Avon items that are in their kids line, and there was some candy as well. They went home with each child for the winter break.  Inside was also a small treat bag for the parents with some candy for them too, along with a couple of sample items for them too.

Goodie Swag Gifts

If you would like to participate in something like this, I do it for Valentines Day, ThanksGiving, Winter Holidays (I keep it neutral), Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and end of year summer fun bag. I would love it if you can participate. I am looking for those who are a child friendly as this is mainly for the kids in my son’s class and he is 5 years old. You can offer something for the adults too, just remember for something like this, it is all about the kids.  I also give a Goody bag to each of the teachers there are two and the bus driver and her monitor.

What can you offer?

There are many possibilities. You can get some child friendly items and attach your business cards, samples and other things and I will use all of your items to create a fun gift bag for the kids.

Now are you ready to help make some kids pretty happy this summer? I am in need of your items to help fill 50 or more tote bags for the kids. Please click on the vendor page, and fill out the form.

Comment below with your own ideas of things you would like to see given to kids. Again, the possibilities are endless. Order things form Oriental Trading or Toy Smith, you can get them in bulk, then add your own touch to it, get them to me and I will get them to the kids.  If you sell kids products, or own or work for a kid friendly place, perfect, the kids will love it!

Thank you! 🙂

 

Goodie Bags

Goody Lady Preparation and Distribution

Welcome to Goody Lady, I wanted to show you how I prepare Goody Lady Gift Bags. I want you to get the maximum exposure for your business, event or non-profit. This post is all about the process from start to finish.

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The beginning process of getting inside Goody Lady Gift Bags

  1. You fill out the proper form, depending on if you’re a company/business/vendor, if you’re an event planner/coordinator or if you’re a non-profit.
  2. I receive an email with all your information from the form. I reply back to you confirming your options and send you an invoice. This invoice is your most crucial part, if you do not pay your invoice, your business will not get advertised, promoted or marketed here on Goody Lady.
  3. You mail Goody Lady your items that you want to include inside the gift bags.
  4. As soon as I receive them, I create a blog post that tells potential receivers that you are participating. This builds anticipation from a consumer to receive your items.
  5. That same day is when I am adding items into their respective bags using the choices that you have signed up for.
  6. Goody Lady bags are distributed right away as the bags are closed up after at least 5 businesses and not more than ten are added to each gift bag.
  7. Goody lady bags are distributed two ways : Mailed directly to recipient or directly handed out to recipients at various events.
  8. I update this website with how many Goody Lady gift bags have been sent out.

Please check out these pictures of me creating a Goody Lady Gift Bags.

I take all your items, make sure you are exclusive to a gift bag. I then add you, tie, add ribbon and put them inside the envelopes.

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These Goody Lady bags are awaiting to get inside the envelopes.

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After adding things inside, I close them up.

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The ribbon is then added, sometimes I use two colors.

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Here are some finished and packaged Goody Lady Swag Gift Bags

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Freaking Fantastic Blogging and List Building Challenge Day 3

Hello and welcome to Goody Lady, thank you for visiting. If you are not a business, event planner or non-profit please visit this page to read other blog posts. Please head over to the post that offers you a free gift before you leave the blog and go about your day, I want to be sure you get it, thank you :).

This series is for helping me seek more vendors for Goody Lady Gift Receivers to experience and to help me with creating an offline portfolio.

Thank you for staying with this post, it means you are ready to get a special deal for helping me create my offline portfolio. In case you have not seen my first post about what this is about, please head over to The Start of the Series. I want to share with you some things I have been learning about.

This week let’s talk about what brought you to make the decision to start your own business. Did you join a team or ground floor opportunity just because of what was presented to you as far as compensation, the products, the bonuses, exactly what was it that drew you in? During your first month in business, was it going how you were told it would go? How about six to twelve months down the road? How were things, going and what has your journey been?  Please share with us all the good and bad times, the learning curves, the road blocks, and your triumphs during your first year.

So back to this portfolio and why I am creating one. I want something for offline use. When I am, at one of my networking events, or doing a one on one with a potential business or some other situation that would like to see how it works, what other businesses have done and how it helped them as well. I sort of will be using it as a testimonials for offline. Not at every networking event will I be able to bring Goody Lady bags with me, some events I attend regularly, like a leads meeting. My goal for Goody Lady gift receivers is to be as unique as possible.

If I attend a particular event each week and it has the same people in it, which when this occurs it is like for leads clubs. I wouldn’t give a Goody Lady bag to the same group, every week. I rather ask them if they needed more free gift or complimentary gift cards for their display at their office or place of work for their clients or customers. Remember Goody Lady wants to reach as many unique people or have unique impressions as possible.

So now for the deal you are here for. Please fill out the form today in order to get in on this deal. You will have even more exposure with this deal for both online and offline, especially offline. Since you will be shown over and over to others, you will get your brand seen by different people. They are business owners, event planners and even non profits too. Each of you can possibly benefit from one another. Connection making is key to every business.

Who am I looking for this week?

Business that offers products or services in the Fashion profession

I know for this category it can be tricky. Some of you have products that can not offer samples or trial sized items. Which is the normal qualification for these particular posts. In order to help you and other businesses out with this I am looking for your MOST interesting, creative and engaging ways to promote your products and services. You can help each other out by commenting below with your ideas, in fact that is what I would like you to do is help each other out.

In you doing this, it will help you mastermind and brainstorm together on different ways to help your business grow. Many of these ideas can also be used at events, expo’s and parties too. let’s get creative and learn from each other on different things to use for your Goody Lady inclusion.

When filling out the vendor form, please put into comments Portfolio Deal. Submissions from 4/29/13 until 5/4/13 will only be accepted, now because not everyone will get into the portfolio, spaces are limited. Only those who fill out the form and put into the comments Portfolio Deal will be considered. I will add those businesses to a drawing and 1 business will be drawn for this weeks Portfolio Deal. All submitted businesses will get a deal, however it will not be the same deal as the winner.

So who is ready to win a 200 Goody Lady Bag Free Inclusion AND 1 Free Link!?

Submissions accepted 4/29/13 12am – 5/4/13 12pm. Let’s help each other out. Fill in the Vendor Form to get started.

Winner will be chosen by random dot org and announced here on the blog on Sundays. Winners agree to provide enough items for each bag. You must also agree to the qualification of providing samples or trial sized items of your product(s). Unless stated in the contest about other qualifications as I do understand not every company can provide samples or trial sized items. With your inclusion, you may also provide business cards, mini brochures and other promo items, it is recommended that you do. This is an US only business.

Please share this amazing opportunity with your colleagues, friends, family, up lines and down lines as well. There are easy share buttons below as well.

Thank you.

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Goody Lady Before the Announcement

Hello and Welcome to Goody Lady your one stop place to go to for all your advertising, promoting, and marketing (gardening) needs in an all-inclusive, exclusive package. If you’re wanting to try out different products and services before you buy, this is THE spot to be, just click on Free Gift Offer to request you Goody Lady Gift Bag and one will be mailed to you as soon as possible.

Goodie Swag Bags  Here is a Goody Lady bag given out at an event in November 2012.

So I wanted to show off some previous Goody Lady bags, before it was really announced to the world.

Goodie Swag Bags Here is another that was also given at an event in November 2012.

These were small with only one to three different companies displayed inside.

Goodie Swag Gifts See even Lemon Grass lotion trial sized items were found in some bags.

So have you requested your very own Goody Lady bag?  You will get to learn about a new product or service, or try out that product or service that you have been wanting to try but didn’t know how it worked.

Goodie Swag Gift Bags Isn’t this Goody Lady Gift Bag cute? Again only a couple of businesses were found in these early staged Goody Lady Gift bags.

Goodie Swag Gift Bags These were Goody Lady Halloween Gift Bags. Everyone LOVED these, they had samples and some chocolate candies too.

goody bags I created my Scentsy samples into fingers and toes for the added Halloween touch.

How are you liking the looks of these early staged Goody Lady bags? Please let me know any questions you have and put them into the comments section.

Are you a business and want to get started? Please take a look at my About Page to see an over view of what you will get and what to expect.  Goody Lady takes special care of your items and makes sure it directly gets into the hands of those who request it.

Please request your Free Gift from Goody Lady

About Goody Lady Swag Gifts

Who is Goody Lady? Hello my name is Marilyn Arriaga. I am a mom to five children. We have two dogs and two bearded dragons. I am originally from Boston, Ma. I moved to Florida in September of 2009. Why did I create Goody Lady? Read below…

Goody Lady was created January of 2013. I created it because I have noticed that when I offered free gifts of samples to people I had a better connection with my customers. I get to see happier people when they receive a free Goody Lady bag. Since I was already creating Goody bags for my self to get my products into someone hands to experience them, I decided hey, let me get some other businesses to participate and give a goody bag receiver a great experience. Goody bag receivers get to experience and try different things. Many companies offer coupons for you to save on products and services that benefit you. Many people, myself included do not know what products and services are available. This is a great way to not just learn about new products and services, but to also try them before buying them. Once you try different products you learn how it will simplify your life. We are all so busy with life, it is hard to get to learn about new things.Goodie Bags

Can you do me a favor? I would like to hear from you what exactly do you like to find inside goody swag gift bags. Please help us with your feedback with this Fast Poll Thank you.

If you have questions, please post them below in the comments, I answer each one myself. If you have a question, others do too. By you taking that step to ask questions, and me answering them it helps others. Don’t forget to request your free Goody Lady gift.

So I want to hear from you. What do you think about this concept in general? From a business prespective, what are your thoughts? How would you use this service to benefit you? What about from a customer’s perspective, what would you getting a bag full of things you can use mean to you? What or how would you think of a business that participated to give you an experience with their products?

Request Your Free Goody Lady Gift Here Please

Goodie Gifts For Video Marketing

Hello and welcome to Goody Lady, thank you for coming here to join us. I wanted to share with you about a video marketing retreat in Orlando Florida. I am providing fun Goody Lady gifts for the attendee’s. These twenty amazing people will be learning all about video marketing for their business. They will create lots of video footage as well. I was hoping I could attend, but I will have to wait and see if there will be another.

Goodie BagsI met Jessica Brace not too long ago. I have been stalking her and her work. She will be one of the people I will soon work with for video marketing not just for Goody Lady but as well as Spoil Yourself Boutique, my other business. Video marketing is very important to your business, I hope you check out Jessica and find out all the interesting things she will help you with your business.

iphone 016Jessica has a mission and I hope she meets her goal, she wants to help many women with their businesses. She wants to help them improve how they deliver their message and get found faster.  I learned a lot from her already. I have been to two events where she taught me some key points about video marketing and what it will do for Goody Lady.

How does Goody Lady pertain to Jessica? Besides the fact that soon, your business with be put into videos here on the blog, I have given Jessica some goodie bags for her event Video Marketing Retreat. Have fun at your event Jessica. I hope your guests enjoy these little gifts. Please be sure to tell us a testimonial.iphone 014

Who can be found inside Jessica’s event gift bags? You will find Marilyn with     Spoil Yourself Boutique, Cindy with Celebrating Home,  Alfredo with Buffing Man, Kellie with It Works and Jill with Help With Happiness. iphone 015

Freaking Fantastic Blogging and List Building Challenge Day 2

Hello and welcome to Goody Lady, thank you for visiting. If you are not a business, event planner or non-profit please visit this page to read other blog posts. Please head over to the post that offers you a free gift before you leave the blog and go about your day, I want to be sure you get it, thank you :).

This series is for helping me seek more vendors for Goody Lady Gift Receivers to experience and to help me with creating an offline portfolio.

Thank you for staying with this post, it means you are ready to get a special deal for helping me create my offline portfolio. In case you have not seen my first post about what this is about, please head over to The Start of the Series. I want to share with you some things I have been learning about.

This week I want to talk to you about something I struggle with ALL the time. I struggle with speech, so my pitch or thirty – sixty-second commercial is never what I practiced it to be. I can do so much more with writing, hence why I have this as a blog and not a static website. Plus how will I help a business out, if I am not continuously updating progress and other helpful tips and info.

Back to my troubles with my thirty-second commercial, to those who have watched me struggle through them and have looked past it I want to truly thank each of you. No matter how much practice I do it just does not seem to work. I will be starting to work with someone next month with this specific skill that I would love to improve on.

I have learned that no matter how good your product or service is, if you can’t deliver the message in the thirty seconds, people do not see you as a professional. Now to those who have looked past my speech troubles, and have taken the time to chat with me further, thank you for that. I can certainly get out what I want to through conversations, I guess it is the put on the spot commercials I have a harder time with.

I have read so many things to help me get my message out of my mouth, faster I have practiced tons, still do even on the way to an event. It just has not worked for me, I am not sure why. Which is why I am now seeking out a professional.

How about you? Do you have a hard time or do you not know where to start? Do you have a different one for the events that you regularly attend? How effective is yours, does it catch people’s attention or make their eyes roll the other way?

I was doing an exercise recently and I really liked it, since the way I talk in my opinion is I need fewer words that are more effective in meaning. So this exercise, sorry not sure where I saw it but this exercise I have been trying to come up with some great words that explains what I do, but in 10 words!  I may have seen this exercise from Darby and Partners, which is a great group that I am honored to be a part of and learn from them. Or I may have seen in with my business coach, Ellen with Business Resolutions, or even at one of the WPN masterminding luncheons. Those are the main places I have found to give the best anything business and they provide so much support and solutions as well. So I may have seen it somewhere within them.

So the exercise is create a list of 5 – 15 words that are effective at describing your business.

Immediately my mind starts wondering what words to write, should they all be on the business side of my business or for the consumers side of my business? I have no clue, but I will get this exercise done, I just might go ahead and do two lists, one for me seeking vendors and one for the receivers of the gifts. I see the benefit of both lists, so I think I will go and get that done. I will post about the lists later. I wanted to toss this exercise out to you to see what you come up for your business. What would you come up for mine, please comment below with some words that you think I should consider?

I really think by me doing this exercise, I will be able to come up with an interesting commercial, how about you?

So back to this portfolio and why I am creating one. I want something for offline use. When I am, at one of my networking events, or doing a one on one with a potential business or some other situation that would like to see how it works, what other businesses have done and how it helped them as well. I sort of will be using it as a testimonials for offline. Not at every networking event will I be able to bring Goody Lady bags with me, some events I attend regularly, like a leads meeting. My goal for Goody Lady gift receivers is to be as unique as possible.

If I attend a particular event each week and it has the same people in it, which when this occurs it is like for leads clubs. I wouldn’t give a Goody Lady bag to the same group, every week. I rather ask them if they needed more free gift or complimentary gift cards for their display at their office or place of work for their clients or customers. Remember Goody Lady wants to reach as many unique people or have unique impressions as possible.

So now for the deal you are here for.  Please fill out the form today in order to get in on this deal. You will have even more exposure with this deal for both online and offline, especially offline. Since you will be shown over and over to others, you will get your brand seen by different people. They are business owners, event planners and even non profits too. Each of you can possibly benefit from one another. Connection making is key to every business.

Who am I looking for this week?

Business that offers products or services in the Home Decor profession

I know for this category it can be tricky. Some of you have products that can not offer samples or trial sized items. Which is the normal qualification for these particular posts.  In order to help you and other businesses out with this I am looking for your MOST interesting, creative and engaging ways to promote your products and services.  You can help each other out by commenting below with your ideas, if fact that is what I would like you to do is help each other out.

In you doing this, it will help you mastermind and brainstorm together on different ways to help your business grow. Many of these ideas can also be used at events, expo’s and parties too. let’s get creative and learn from each other on different things to use for your Goody Lady inclusion.

When filling out the vendor form, please put into comments Portfolio Deal.  Submissions from 4/8/13 until 4/13/13 will only be accepted, now because not everyone will get into the portfolio, spaces are limited. Only those who fill out the form and put into the comments Portfolio Deal will be considered. I will add those businesses to a drawing and 1 business will be drawn for this weeks Portfolio Deal. All submitted businesses will get a deal, however it will not be the same deal as the  winner.

So who is ready to win a 200 Goody Lady Bag Free Inclusion AND 1 Free Link!?

Submissions accepted 4/15/13  12am – 4/19/13  12pm. Let’s help each other out. Fill in the Vendor Form to get started.

Winner will be chosen by random dot org and announced here on the blog on Sundays. Winners agree to provide enough items for each bag. You must also agree to the qualification of providing samples or trial sized items of your product(s). Unless stated in the contest about other qualifications as I do understand not every company can provide samples or trial sized items.  With your inclusion, you may also provide business cards, mini brochures and other promo items, it is recommended that you do. This is an US only business.

Please share this amazing opportunity with your colleagues, friends, family, up lines and down lines as well. There are easy share buttons below as well.

Thank you.