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Updated on November 30, 2012

MamiDesign's Lensography

The purpose of this website is to present myself to other Squidoo Lensmasters who don't know me yet and all interested parties reading this. My name is Tilen a.k.a. MamiDesign and I come from a beautiful small country in Central Europe - Slovenia.

If I had to describe myself in one word , it would have to be above all - a father! You can see on my shoulder my 10 month old son Gabriel resting and he is a major part of my Squidoo story...

Image credit myself

My Squidoo Journey

Or how it all happened

In september 2011, when my girlfriend was in late pregnancy (FYI my son was born on a New Years Eve! :) ), we talked about starting a business. She didn't want to have a regular 9-17 job, since she was already a Pilates instructor by that point, but she wanted to grow some wings and start a side-project. I was all for it, because I wanted to try the business field myself for a long time (I work in a university library as a researcher and consultant on e-resources and social media...).

So we decided to online maternity clothing store called Mami Design! Something we never ever imagined by that point. The truth was though, it all happened out of a necessity, since she couldn't find maternity clothes almost nowhere in Slovenia or they were too expensive.

Thinking about doing something and actually doing it, is a completely different story! We got into a business like we were thrown into water and couldn't swim! My part of all this was setting business relations with our distributors and to set up online store. First I though of simply buying it - outsourcing it. I quickly realized that wont happen, since the budget requested was between 3k and 15k Euro (OMG!) and you have to keep in mind that we started with 4k Euro all together! :) The only logical thing was to build it myself. And even though I had only medium knowledge of HTML and programming skills, I did it! The basics of it is a great freeware program, called Prestashop (I will describe this whole project in a new lens - not enough space here :) ).

That was one of my best decisions! We went live with store in 6 months time, during which I learned a lot of extra HTML, programming, graphic design - priceless knowledge! And not only that, I learned a lot about SEO. The problem with online store was getting traffic and to distinguish yourself from other alike businesses. In that 6 month time I managed to get 7 out of 10 results on the very first site in Google and Bing for my store. And I am not talking about 1 main keyword here - there are between 7-11 of them!!

And then I met with Squidoo. It was simply next logical step for me. I knew I had the knowledge now to become a IM and I tended to pursue that goal. I joined Squidoo in late of June 2012 and I am already getting my results!! (I made a sale on my first month and on my 3rd month I became a SquidAngel!)

What an amazing platform! So simple and yet so fruitful! I met a lot of people here, even from my own country (I didn't know that other Slovenian people are involved here until then!), took a lot of their good practices and advices and just started working on lenses.

That was at this point about everything I wanted to tell you. Although I am very much a rookie at Squidoo, I have only one thing to say to you:" Don't over think it and start doing it! Results will come - I promise!

I really like this piece of software, called Flag Counter, on my lenses to see where visitors are from!

I wish you a warm welcome!

My Goals on Squidoo

Those that are achieved and those that are yet to be!!

1. Write my first lens. DONE!

2. Write 5 lenses. DONE!

3. Write 10 lenses. DONE!

4. Write 25 lenses. DONE!

5. Write 50 lenses. DONE!

6. Write 100 lenses.

7. Make my first sale. DONE!

8. Make my 1st $. DONE!

9. Make 10$ per month. DONE!

10. Make 25$ per month. DONE!

11. Make 50$ per month. DONE!

12. Make 100$ per month

13. Make 500$ per month




99. Have fun by doing all above! DONE and DONE!!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Looks like you are off to a good start on Squidoo. With hard work and following the rules, you can do well here. Your English is quite good, so that's a big help.

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      irminia 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your sucess and best wishes for completing your Squidoo goal list in shortest possible time!

    • JohnI07 profile image

      JohnI07 5 years ago

      Nice to know more about you. Best of luck with your projects!

    • Petzard profile image

      Petzard 5 years ago

      It's nice to know more about your project Mamidesign and where your profile originates from. Wish you all the best with squidoo and your online store:)

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      traktorji 5 years ago

      Great lens, worth reading it

    • malena10 profile image

      malena10 5 years ago

      Excellent goals, nice feeling when you achieve next goal and next and then next... :) And congrats for son Gabriel!

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      KillahBabe 5 years ago

      Nice job with the goals, keep it that way :)