Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:12 am
Did you know that consumers are forecast to spend over $19 billion on Valentine’s gifts this year? The average individual spend for a sweetheart from the US is estimated to come in at around $146.
In amongst all the usual gifts -- chocolate, roses and even engagement rings -- a quarter of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 said they intend to spend their hard-earned cash on none other than… their pets.
Well, we all have someone we love, four-legged or two!
What Do SBIers Give As Gifts?
No doubt the usual: a bottle of bubbly here, a bouquet of flowers there. Maybe even a doggie treat for a much-loved pooch!
But more importantly…
SBIers give their loved ones the gift of time.
Maybe you’re already there. You work from home on your Solo Build It! site. Your work schedule is flexible. You spend more time than would ever be possible otherwise with your children, or your grandchildren. You work around your life -- not the other way round.
Or perhaps you’re not quite there yet. You may even be just starting out. Your gift is the BAM it takes to work with Solo Build It! And you will get there. It may take some time. The important thing is, you’re working on it.
What an amazing gift. How much more valuable is that than a box of chocs? (Although chocolate is always welcome…).
Who Needs Some Pampering?
The National Retail Federation also found that some people won’t celebrate Valentine’s Day at all this year. Of those people:
“half still planned to indulge in some self-care, treat themselves to a gift or go out with friends.”
...and over 42% of those who are celebrating say they would love to receive “a gift of experience.”
So who do you know who needs a little self-care, a little pampering, this Valentine’s Day? Who would love to receive a “gift of experience”?
And could SBI! provide that combination of self-care and a gift of experience?
Do What You Love, Love What You Do!
For this year’s Valentine’s Day, we’ve collected five exhilarating “do what you love, love what you do” stories from inspirational SBIers.
The first one is about Glenn. His is a fascinating story of how he not only created a business online, through it he met -- and married -- the love of his life!
What better celebration of Valentine's Day could there be?!
You’ll find Glenn's story here, on the SBI! Valentine’s Day Special page.
And it’s not the only one. Read about Elyssa, Stephanie and Tobias, Sassy and Rachel, too. You’ll love their passion and their descriptions of how they got to their place of doing what they love, and loving what they do.
Each of them different, but each with the same end view: time, self-care and "the gift of experience."
Do You Know Someone Who Needs to Love What They Do?
If so, we have some good news for you.
So if you happen to know someone who could benefit from a bit more love in their working life -- someone who’d benefit from living a life they love, and combining it with the gift of experience which SBI! can bring -- show them some care today.
Tell them about the SiteSell Valentine’s Special. After all, it’s not only less expensive than that $100 bouquet of roses -- it’s much longer-lasting!
Encourage them to read our stories of not just building a site with love, but building a life with passion.
They’ll need this link to learn more.
And whatever your plans for Valentine’s Day -- have a happy one!
The Marketing Team
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