How running and entering competitions can boost your home based business

Win the ultimate Gold Coast prize pack

If you’ve had trouble keeping up with the millions of competitions on Facebook, Pinterest etc, join the club. You might see something cool in your newsfeed and think, “I’ll go back to that later,” but never quite manage it. , whether you’re entering them (and hopefully winning some!) or whether you are running them. You [...]

5 reasons to stop watching your competition

run your own race rather than worrying about the competition

Most experts tell you to keep an eye on your competitors so you can learn from their mistakes and keep up with them. I think that for many small and home based businesses it’s not necessarily the best thing to do. Let me tell you why.

2012 Mother’s Day Photo Contest: Entries Open March 1!

mother's day comp banner ad

It’s on again! Last year, we held our first ever Mother’s Day Catalogue competition. The result was this gorgeous online catalogue, which had 22,196 page views in 2011 and more than 500 people voted in our hotly contested top 10 for the coveted front cover spot. This year, we are once again offering you the chance to promote your products in our Mother’s Day catalogue. 1st Prize (1 up for grabs): Your photo on the front cover of our Mother’s Day catalogue. 2nd Prize (20 up for grabs): Your photo in the Mother’s Day catalogue.

10,000 celebration!

are we there yet?

Our fan page has nearly reached 10,000 fans! Now, I know that the number of fans isn’t all ‘that’ in the grand scheme of things. However, we do feel like this is a milestone worth celebrating! So, to celebrate, when we do reach 10,000, I’d like to give away…

In the Spotlight: BronzBeadz


Tell us a little about the person behind the business? My name is Bron and I have always been interested in crafts. When I was 16 my dad bought me a small kiln and I started experimenting with enameling. I later moved onto ceramics and have progressively tried many aspects of crafting over time. To keep me entertained while I was developing various crafting skills, I enjoyed a successful career in teaching, accounting and small business management. Now I work from home and the ratio of handcrafting far exceeds the allure of balance sheets.

Sharing the real you on your Facebook Page: Photos

front cover photo competition

Whether you’re posting on your own page or others’ pages, it’s not a bad idea to include some images that show you doing your work or something funny that has you in it, a relevant event you’ve been to where you were snapped, anything that shows you are a real person. So to get your [...]

The winners of the Support a WAHP 2011 Top WAHP Competition


What an amazing contest our Top WAHP Awards has been! 1305 votes have been cast by you and the top five finalists are: Cheryl Sanders from Lulu’s Cupcakes with 326 votes, Christina Ware from WAHM Advertising that Works with 319 votes, Amanda Morby from Babyfeet Designs with 164 votes, Belinda Long from Bibska Bibs for Baby with 142 votes, and Alexander Brodie from SisoIT with 128 votes.

2011 Top WAHP Awards


Nominate your favourite WAHP business and tell us why they deserve the title of Top WAHP 2011. Nominees will be emailed a badge to highlight this achievement. We’ll choose 10 finalists and you’ll get to vote for who you think should win a Top WAHP award for 2011.

Almost 9000 Facebook “likers”: How should we celebrate?

9000 followers on Facebook

Support a WAHP’s facebook page is getting closer to having 9000 fans and we’d like to run a competition to celebrate. So, what can we do??? We’d like to hear your ideas. Post your ideas in the comments here, under this post on our website ( and if we use your idea, we’ll give you a month’s free website sidebar advertising! Fire away folks! Warmly Cas & Erica.

Mother’s Day Catalogue Competition Winner

The winning entry from Bombon Body

Congratulations to Bombon body who won the front cover spot on our new and soon to be released Mother’s Day Catalogue. We had an overwhelming response to the competition with a total of 570 votes, of which Bombon Body managed to snag 116. We are slightly behind schedule with the catalogue but it will be [...]