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.

What Attracts You, What Is Your Shiny Object?

Hello and welcome to Goody Lady, how are you liking the blog so far? Thank you for coming to read and respond on this post. So tell me I would love to know from you, what helps you in making the decision to attend an event, craft fair or even an expo? What plays a role in determining if you go or not? On the business side, what determines for you to decide you would be a vendor at any particular event?

This post is both for a business person, the one who creates, plans and coordinates an event, the business person who decides they will be a vendor at an event and then the most important person who is the crucial part of the event… The Consumer, The Attendee.

  • QUESTION: You have an event this weekend but none of your product/show pieces or cash & carry have come so your left with 1-2 pieces to show and a laptop. How about if all you have is your starter kit? You have less than ten catalogs and no stock. You can’t get your money back from the event and you don’t want to just “eat it” ….how would you utilize your booth to promote your business that day?

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( photo credit to core excellence dot com )

What About You, the Attendee?

  • QUESTION: You are at an event, you are first making your rounds to as many of the booths as possible. You want to see who is there and what they have to offer. What draws your attention to someone’s booth? Is it the company name? What about colors, what catches your eyes? You take note of the booths, you scan the booth landscape, now which do you go to first and why? Do you attend an event with the intention of “window shopping” or making some type of purchase. What grabs your attention to buy something? Do you like to attend events because of the free stuff you can get, what about raffles, do you enter them all, some or at least one? Without saying any company names, what creates a situation for you to not even bother with a particular booth? Does more product on the tables draw your attention or overwhelm you? Do you like simple or fully decorated and full of cash and carry products pull you into a booth’s direction? What if the table had no tent, like most other do? What if they only had one to four items on display, what would you think and would you visit the table?

Scentsy Spoil Yourself Boutique Table

(photo credit www.spoilyourselfboutique.com Scentsy table)

I want to thank you for coming here and spending a few minutes to share with us from both the customers and the businesses point of views. It will be interesting to read your answers and stories. From a business stand point, this helps them create a better event experience just for you. Please share your answers in the comments below. Take a minute to click like and then share this post on at least one of the platforms.

Thank you for your time as we understand it is valuable and businesses really do care and really do want to make the most of each event to create a pleasurable experience.

Don’t forget to head on over to get your Free Gift and if you’re a company and want to participate, please head over to the Company Page.

blog challenge

Freaking Fantastic Blogging and List Building Challenge Day 1

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 post 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.

I am attending regular luncheons with my WPN sisters, I went to one last week and I get so much out of it besides a tasty lunch. Each time I go I get to see people I have already met and I also meet new people. Each time I not only get to mastermind with the best ladies but I get to see things from different views and make more friends. You can never have too many, unless your on Facebook, right.

I wanted to get Goody Lady going and in the right direction from the start, so that I do not get into bad habits and other things that will not benefit either of us. I have a business coach that is keeping me in the right direction. I am also working with another amazing person who like my business coach is keeping me focused, and making sure that I stay grounded, I continue to learn more about many topics, and that I implement what they are teaching me. I also am in with my local chamber of commerce as well.

Do you belong to any groups who offer many things to help you grow personally and professionally? What do you like about them? What are you taking away from it? If you frequent my blog, you will see posts from homework, yes I said homework that I get from the different business building blocks I attend. Hey if I am going to not just have my business and represent your business, you want to be sure I am doing to right. I know you want to be sure that I am continuously improving, learning and creating ways to get your product and services into a persons hands, to ensure you that  your decision to use Goody Lady to be a very confident one. I will post about things about what I am learning about to encourage you as a business owner to also seek out the same or similar services as I am. I only recommend those who I work with and get results from, so feel free to ask for their contact information.  Even if you’re an established business, a new fresh pair of eyes and ears can improve what you already do.

Who am I looking For This Week?

I am looking for businesses that offer Bath, Body and Beauty Products.

Must offer samples or trial size of your product to qualify, these are easy to make.

Of course you can also include coupons, business cards and other promo items to keep you top of mind.

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.

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 400 Goody Lady Bag Free Inclusion!?

Submissions accepted 4/8/13  12am – 4/13/13  12pm. Let’s help each other out. Fill in the Vendor Form to get started.

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

Thank you.

Freaking Fantastic Blogging and List Building Challenge

Hello and welcome to Goody Lady, thank you for taking time to come check out this challenge. I am joining in on this interesting thirty-day challenge to help generate more interest, buzz, and seek more vendors to participate in Goody Lady service.  I can’t connect businesses and customers if I don’t get the word out. I love to give out complimentary gifts to people and in doing so I am helping a business grow, I am helping a non-profit gain and continue their awareness, and I am helping event planners create a memorable event.

This challenge will be interesting, I will be using it to seek vendors. Why do you ask and what is in it for the business? My business is all about helping to build other businesses. This is an all in one inclusive exclusive swag gift bag service. I create a fun, soft connection between a business and a person that has either never heard of the business or they have but due to not knowing enough, they say no. Something great to remember is sometimes a person says no, because they do not know enough, sometimes they say no because they have yet to try it, and many want to know that you care and they want to save money as well.

So here is your chance to shine, I will be posting about this thirty-day challenge, each time it posts I will get to help more customers learn all about you. When you see these posts,  I will be offering a special deal to those who act that day in participating in Goody Lady. This will not be an everyday posting, like you probably will see with the UBC posts. However it will be a thirty-day challenge to help me build a vendor list, as I continue to build my portfolio. It will be once a week, so that is a total of thirty weeks. This will allow you to watch it one week and get in on it the next, each time the offering will be different. I am sure you do not want to miss out, so be sure to join in each week.

The portfolio I am creating is to show businesses what I do for them, and how it benefits them in particular. This is to create a portfolio for me to use offline to show businesses what it is I do for them.  I know I have a testimonials page, however it is up to the business, non-profit, event planner and a Goody Lady bag receiver to offer their Goody Lady testimonial, it is an option not an obligation.  I would LOVE it, encourage it, and ask that you do please leave a testimonial on that page please. This helps those who are seeking online proven ways to get their business out there. This also helps consumers know that they will get different things to learn about, they will be able to directly tell businesses exactly what a consumer wants and needs. My portfolio in particular will have specific businesses, testimonials and other info in it for helping a business make the confident decision to use Goody Lady services.

Today is not day 1, this is a little teaser for exactly what I have in store for all you business owners. Please be sure to enter your email to get blog updates. If you would like to get started please check out my Vendors Page.

How and where did I come up with this, I didn’t Tiffany did. Please head on over to her blog to find out what this is all about, how things are done and let’s build together.

For this go round I am doing this challenge to start building my vendor list. Will you be joining in the challenge? If you are joining how will you be using it? I plan to do the challenge again, more towards July or August. I am open for topics and suggestions for the next time. Please comment below on what it is you would like to see with this kind of challenge, here for Goody Lady. The challenge is about building content for my blog and it is about building my email list, and we are supposed to offer something. So tell me, in what direction would you like to see my next challenge go? What types of offerings would you like to receive?

Please share with us below.