Time sure does fly! It’s hard to believe that 1 year has passed. It was July 5, 2006 when we first launched the site. Like now, it had been “months in the making” but very few knew about it. We launched with a handful of authors and categories. What a difference a year makes. Now hundreds of women have become authors, having a creative outlet to earn a little extra for their home and families. 90% of them had never created an eBook…maybe some had never even heard of one. They took an area of expertise that they had and shared it. Many more women are now creating beautiful items for their own homes and families. You may be one of those women. You may have looked at something and thought, “If only I could sew…”, “That is so cute, but there’s no way I could make that….”, “I wish that I could….” And now you can.
It has been a thrill to see what you’ve made, what you can now do, to hear about the sense of satisfaction you receive from making something yourself. I love seeing the pictures and hearing your stories. That was the vision of what I wanted the site to be and I can’t thank you enough for being a part of it!
Countless hours need to be credited towards our awesome “team of testers” who voluntarily make items not knowing beforehand if the directions will “work out”, if the instructions are clear enough, if the measurements are correct. I appreciate every one of them. There is an entire process that now takes place before an eBook is listed, a standards list that needs to be met, and more. Thank you to my team of testers for helping us provide the best eBooks possible.
Now, for the “BIG REVEAL”. I promise that I’m not trying to “drag this out”. 🙂 As with anything that is being “built” (a new house, etc.) unexpected things come up, processes need to be worked through, changes need to be made, and all of it is so that the site is the best that it can be. We really are “so close” and if it could have been done a month ago. I would have been thrilled. 🙂 But, it all will be done soon, and I am so excited to share with you what we’ve been up to.
Here’s a few more “sneak peeks” just for fun!
And because it’s our 1 year birthday, let’s have some fun! There’s a few prizes I’ll be giving away. You can win some money by being the first to answer either of these 2 questions correctly and posting it here to the blog: (you can only win once)
1 – To win $10 cash in your paypal account, who was the first author on the site to create a TWIRL SKIRT eBook?
2 – To win $10 cash in your paypal account, who was the first author on the site to sell APPLIQUE PATTERNS?
Want to win $50 cash? – Post to this blog and tell us why you have loved YCMT this year! All posts about this will be put into a drawing for $50…all to buy something for YOU! 🙂 I will draw 2 lucky winners! And when is the deadline for posting? Well, on the 7th, of course! It’s a lucky day…07/07/07. So post before midnight on the 7th and winners will be announced after that.
Without our awesome customers like you, and our incredible authors, this site wouldn’t be possible. I sincerely thank you for your support. Happy Birthday YCMT!