Saturday, July 10, 2010

The evil of self promotion....

When people start selling online, it is a common thought to think "Post and they will come"...uh,no!
Promoting can sap your strength, use up your energy and to say nothing about how it takes great chunks of time. BUT is is necessary, so get used to it!
Some things work while others fall flat but to try is the goal because as my (infamous) DH says "Ya' never know".
A suggestion was made on the Zibbet forums to start a Christmas in July sale similar to Etsy's which hadn't been a proven winner for me in the past. But, ya' never know! Count me in!

So until July 17th, everything is marked down 20% and after that by weeks, it will go down first to 15% and then 10%. Now I think my pricing is extremely fair and 20% off is a steal and actually it hurts. Some would raise their prices to reduce the pain. I didn't and I won't. I do want to clean out some older work and begin listing my stockpile of new things.

So come on in and get a great deal, get to know my shop and come back again and again and again!
How's this for shameless self promotion?....going to hide under a rock......
Oh, and besides promoting myself, here's a great offer from Zibbet:
FREE 30 day Premium Zibbet shop trial~Enter code MONTHOFF at sign up until 7/20!


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mooaany said...

amen to all your words! The main thing I love about working on the net is the great people and their pets that I meet. And yes you will maybe make a connection to sell your wares, but I think it goes beyond the posting, trying to find my way too!

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