This is it! The doors are open, and the Thriving Artists Project is available for sale for the next 72 hours.
(If you haven’t signed up on the Ground Floor Inner Circle advance notice list, you might want to do so ASAP, because the only people who get keys to the “secret” buy page are GFIC advance notice subscribers. Sign up here if you’re interested. And if you’re already on the list but you didn’t get the invitation email, let me know and I’ll hook you up.)
I was up til 2:30 tweaking and polishing to get the site ready, and I’ve barely slept for days. I’m… well… remember that commercial from the 80s? (I’m dating myself here…):
“This is your brain [holding egg]… this is your brain on drugs [cracking egg into frying pan].”
Today that would be:
“This is Melissa [holding egg]… This is Melissa at the end of the buildup to her pre-launch/soft launch/whatever launch thingy [cracking egg into frying pan].”
But you know what? I couldn’t be happier. (Though better-rested, yes.) I’m in my element.
Special shout out and humongo thanks to my wonderful “beta testers”: Dianne, Fawn, Fiona, Jonathan, Kirsty and Marlene. There’ve been a smattering of technical glitches (including the fact that yours truly forgot – didn’t even think – to create a temporary “doors not quite open… come back at 9am” redirect for my “secret” buy page. (And thanks to those early bird buyers for making me aware of this major crack in my system!)
In fact, I only realized that my system had this glitch when a PayPal payment came through at 9:16 last night! What the… ? Nobody had that “secret” buy page link! How did someone actually buy?
Oh, yeah. I scheduled the invitation with the special link to go out at midnight… Eastern time. AWeber [affiliate] has a distinct East Coast bias, and I just wasn’t thinking too clearly when I scheduled that email.
Ah, well. This is what happens when you’re addled from trying to keep track of too many details on too little sleep.
I’ll give you a full post-mortem after things settle down, and when I’m a little better rested.
Now back to work…
Patrick Ross says
You go, girl! I hope you get a lot of signups, and I admire all of the creatives who are going to be part of your first class. They’re the type who aren’t shy about sitting in the front row in school (how often have i preferred to lurk in the back!), but they’re also the type who tend to make great futures for themselves.
Melissa Dinwiddie says
Thanks Patrick! And so true — the first signups are often the ones who take the bull by the horns and go after that brass ring (to mix metaphors…)
Delighted to help — you’re going to do great!
Melissa Dinwiddie says
Thanks Fawn. 🙂