Basic Info

Name:
Christine Kerr
Contributor Status:
Native AdVert
Initial Contribution Date:
12/28/2018
Primary Location:
Grand Prairie, TX USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Retail
Personal Career Headline:
Founder FaerieDustOnline.com
Business Description (One-Liner):

FaerieDustOnline.com is a Gift Shop that carries uplifting, unique, and Artisan gifts that are personally selected and Metaphysically inspired.

More Business Details:
Online Platform / Web-based Business, Product Oriented Business
More Career Details:
Artist, Broker, Chef, Professor / Educator
Experience Timeline:
41-50 years of work experience

My Native AdVert

Career Snapshot:

I am Christine, the founder of Faerie Dust.  I am a 66 year old woman at the time of this writing, retired because I thought I wanted to.  You may be thinking, “What is she retiring from?” Well, in descending order I retired from the Real Estate profession as a broker and owner of my own office, as a vocal arts musician and choir director, and as a music teacher at a local Community College as well as teaching elementary school, retail and direct sales, restaurant management, and private duck club culinary chef.   Let’s just say I have done a LOT of things in my life.

So what did retirement do for me?  I thought, at long last, I could just hang out and read or watch TV or do whatever I wanted to do.  I’m not a hobby person, I’m not domestic, I’m not a joiner of clubs. Guess what? I got bored and started having health issues.

I grew up in a Metaphysical family where so many of my perspectives and philosophies were instilled in me from a very young age. However, being basically a skeptic, I decided to explore many other religious points of view, but ultimately my upbringing called me home.  Metaphysics and New Age perspectives were where I settled.  BUT, I’m still a skeptic, even though I am a Reiki Master, Tarot card reader (just for my own enlightenment), and I do wear my beautiful Happiness Amulet made by one of our artists, Linda Kelly.

Why not explore what the Universe has to offer?  Sometimes we keep ourselves closed off to so many possibilities.  Be willing to try out new ideas, even if you are a skeptic like me.  I keep exploring and I keep learning.  Some things I embrace and some I leave behind.  All things educate me and I can speak from personal experience, not a prescribed mythos.

So in my boredom and health recovery, I finally started feeling better and realized I was not ready to retire.  My widely varied background, mostly in administrative and creative capacities, gave me the skills I needed to start another business.  It was time for me to do what is nearest and dearest to my heart for like minded people;  I wanted to start a positive New Age Metaphysical Store, where people could buy positive and uplifting gifts for themselves and others that were unique and beautiful.  If nothing else, it could inspire smiles and remind us about good things in life and about ourselves.

Having come from a long line of artists, I also felt the importance of including merchandise created by artisans whose hearts and souls are in their works.  These unique gifts are so much more meaningful than just the merchandise they represent.  They are beautiful gifts into which creativity and love is infused.  To support them and provide a little more insight about their products there is a section about each artist as well as their wares on their pages, thus the birth of FaerieDustOnline.com.

Native AdMission Statement (AKA Personal Brand Pitch):

I am a deeply passionate, personable, and loyal individual.  Humor and wit is also important to me.  My favorite kind of humor is irony based on reality (Frasier) and I don’t like slapstick (3 Stooges) or humor based on clueless dumbness (Friends).  I need to be surrounded by beauty and interesting things to feel comfortable.  People who are just themselves are my favorite kinds of people.  I like sharing experiences with like minded people and I am an instigator.   The challenge of making something successful appeals to my problem solving nature.  Mostly, if one looks at my website, https://faeriedustonline.com and looks at the products, reads my blog and other things I have written, that is a pretty accurate snapshot of who I am.

What Else To Know

My Goal of the Day:

Walk 30 minutes.  Write a new blog entry.  Take pictures and post new product.

My Thought of the Day:

Keep balance in your life.  Take time for introspection and reflection.  Meditation is good for this. Remind yourself why you started your business beyond just making money.  How does it help you? How does it help others? Everything in life is for the benefit of you/others. Look around you.  Every chair, every fork, every light bulb was conceived and manifested for the benefit of humanity. There is a more comfortable place to sit than the ground, you don’t have to eat with your hands, you can see in the dark, etc.  This is what creativity is all about and this is what makes our world a better place.

My Action of the Day:

Talking myself into eating a plant based foods diet for another day.  Taking inventory of my products. Making phone calls and appointments.  Giving myself Reiki for clarity.

My Deed of the Day:

Taking beautiful pictures of my products so people can see how they can be used.

My Tip of the Day:

Be sure to take beautiful pictures of products instead of using stock photos if possible.  It makes such a difference in how people perceive your wares. This is especially important on social media.  It motivates people to click through to your website. See image examples below.

My Pic of the Day:
Tell Us More:

I think it is really important that you are very clear on the reasons and objectives for your website.  Of course we want to make money from it, but what else? Does it make the viewer feel like they can be part of the experience or does it make them feel overwhelmed?  Does it reflect who you are or who your company is? For me, it is time to review my website and ask myself these same questions. It is easy to move in an impersonal direction that we think the website needs to take, or just putting products/theories to fill space over relying on intuition.  Intuition is what the Universe is telling you, and from a Metaphysical point of view, intuition is how we connect with others through our Universal oneness.   https://faeriedustonline.com/

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