It seems the monkeys that run our email system have taken a little break. Some of you may be receiving multiple emails from us. We apologize for that. We hope to have this super-annoying problem fixed soon. Just as soon as these guys get back to work (and we figure out what in the name of cheesecake is happening with our system). Thanks for your patience.
At Tumbleweed our success hinges on how well we use the internet. For
the past five years, our strategy has been to grow our brand online,
and it’s been a very exciting time for us. Not only are we a housing
company, but we are also a tech company too.
We’re looking for someone with great web skills and technical
strength to continue building our web presence. We do have a strategy
and system in place which you will use, and you’ll have time and
resources to expand beyond our current efforts. Our staff consists of 7
full time people, and you’ll be the first person fully dedicated to web
Areas of Responsibility
Press release topics and submission
Increasing social media presence
We have a programmer, a graphic designer and a writer you will be
working with. Your role will be to take part in creating and
implementing the marketing/sales strategy.
Here are a couple examples of what you’ll be doing:
- We recently signed up with AvantLink, and need someone to upload all
our data, images, ads, etc into their data feed and keep it updated.
- We send out about 15 emails per month to targeted email lists. You
will be responsible to send each one, all the while testing things such
as different subject line.
This job is in Sonoma, CA. It is Monday-Friday. Vacation plus benefits.
To apply, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a Tumbleweed fan? Then we're looking for you! Our most popular house, the Fencl, is moving its way around the New York state area. Could your business benefit by displaying our tiny house for a while?
Here is what's in it for you:
- Tumbleweed will promote your business as the host of our tiny house.
Since the media loves stories like these, we will issue 2 press
releases on PRWeb promoting the fact that you are hosting a tiny house
for the public to come and see. The second release will announce an
official open house where people can come for a tour.
- We will promote the house and location at your business regularly on
our Facebook Fan Page (over 30,000 fans) in our newsletter (over
120,000 subscribers) and on our website.
- You will receive books to sell at the open houses which will cover your costs.
- Plus hundreds of people will come to your business giving yourself a chance to attract new business.
Our open houses often attract 100-200 people in a 2-3 hour window. There are 3 ways to organize an open house:
- One was just to have it available to view every day the business was
open. The door was unlocked during business hours, and people could
just walk on in and take a look around.
- The second option was to have the house on site, but keep it locked except during specified open houses.
- The third way was to do a combination of both.
If interested, please email us here.
Partnership Opportunities with Tumbleweed
two years ago Tumbleweed was still a tiny company. Founder Jay Shafer
was the only full time employee, and I toiled away in the wee hours of
the night when I wasn't at my day job. Many people we meet today still
think of us as that little company with just 1 1/2 employees, and are
surprised to learn we now have a staff of roughly a dozen people working
in Sebastopol, Seattle, Hawaii, New York, Kansas City, Romania and
I believe good things will continue to happen for both us and the
Tiny House Movement. Interest continues to grow, and we’ve really
cemented Tumbleweed as the leader in the movement.
Currently I’m working on a couple new projects that I’m very excited
about. One is creating a licensing package which allows our fans to
create their own business building Tumbleweed Houses for sale. The other
is working with private lenders to arrange financing for the inventory
of houses at rates not available at your bank. So please read on to
Become a Tumbleweed Builder
This idea is perfect for passionate builders who want to build
amazing small homes but don’t have customers yet. Our plan is to work
with builders around the country who will build Tumbleweed Houses and
then sell them through our website. We love it because it allows you to
do what you do best – build a great home. You know from the start that
you are building a beautiful product with a demand that actually exists.
And, you have the confidence that we’ll work together to find a buyer
using our database of over 100,000 fans. We earn our royalty only after
the house is sold … so you know that we are in it with you.
Click here to pre-register.
Occupy Wall Street has made us think about who we are borrowing money
from. Banks are paying you 1% on your savings, and lending it to
Tumbleweed at 10%. That isn’t fair … especially since our bank received
$25 billion in bail out money.
We need to change that. We want to work with conscientious lenders –
whether you are a private money broker, or someone looking for an
interesting opportunity, we’re interested in talking to you. And we are
more than happy to pay you the same rate we’re paying our bank.
In addition to replacing our current loans, we’re also exploring the
idea of increasing our house inventory from 4 houses to 8-10 houses. It
makes much more sense to be selling houses “off the lot” rather than ask
our customers to wait 4-5 months before we finish a house for them.
If you’re interested in discussing this more, please tell us your name and email address and I’ll get back to you.
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company