Are you on the fence about starting a blog? Not sure that you really need a blog? Or maybe are not even sure exactly what a blog is. It does matter what the reason, now is as good a time as any to get that blog started. Making your blog the foundation of your social marketing strategy just makes sense. A while back I presented to the Central Florida eBay Sellers Group that is run by Melissa Paz. I'm sharing the slides with you to show you some compelling reasons to get that blog started. It sounds more intimidating than it really is and once you start you'll wonder what took you so long.
Feel free to shout out to me if you have any questions!
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Are your back to school items all listed? Are your eBay Collections set up? I know your Pinterest board is ready, right? If not, now is not the time to dally. Sales are in full swing as parents get ready to send the kids back to school and the dorm-ward bound back to campus. If you want some great tips on not only Back to School Sales, but on how to get yourself ready for the fourth quarter, be sure and grab a VIP copy of the Ignite Your Sales replay, the webinar from John Lawson, best selling author of Kick Ass Social Commerce for E-Preneurs, Kathy Terrill, expert speaker and top rated seller, and myself. It's packed with a complete replay of the webinar, professional notes, tools to boost your social marketing efforts (and save you time), and more! You can click the link below to get this VIP copy that is yours for a lifetime for less than a meal at McDonald's. (And if you're not happy you can get your money back, but I can't imagine why you would not be happy!)
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You'll find all the information you need to plan now for the best 4th quarter ever. How to be organized, where to buy your shipping supplies, social media that is a must and tools to do it with, sourcing product, etc. The list goes on. Don't wait take advantage of the summer time to get ready for the busy time!
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Join John Lawson, author of the best selling book Kick Ass Social Media, Katherine Terrill, and myself on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm EST. We're ready to share some tips that you can start doing right now, during the summer slump, to bring your sales to the next level this 4th quarter without killing yourself in the process.
What will we be covering?
Planning for the season
Organizing and planning your holiday calendar in advance
Inventory to source
What to be on the lookout for and where to get it
Micro niches you never thought about
Where are even greater opportunities for your business and product selection
Social media scheduling and automation
How to use automation tools to make your social marketing easy
This one-hour FREE webinar is packed with content that you can put into place right now.
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While you are working on your social marketing plan this summer, you might want to consider streamlining your efforts and saving some time, now and in the future. Hootesuite is the most widely used platform for managing social media. You will find that you actually accomplish more in less time. There is both a free and a pro plan. Depending on your needs there is no need to use more than the free plan, that is unless you want to manage more platforms all in one central location. For me, it's worth every penny to be able to manage all of my Twitter accounts, Facebook, Google +, Linked In, and Stumble Upon from one dashboard. You can now monitor your Instagram account, although it isn't possible to post yet, you are able to share your posts on your other platforms. Manage your twitter lists and special searches...the features are plenty with new features all the time. Track your efforts with easy reports. It's all here in one single dashboard. I recently did a mini-class on the basics of Hootesuite and am sharing that with you today. Simply click the link below "StreamlinewithHootesuite" to open the PDF. You can also print it or save it to your computer if you would like.
If you've sold on eBay for at least a year, you know that we are in the throes of the summer slump. People are busy enjoying the summer. There's graduation that's just over, there's the Fourth of July, there is time at the beach, the pool, family vacation, and if you live at the beach, probably lots of company. It's normal, it will pass. Now's a great time to get those tasks on your "I'll do it later list" done. Some ideas of how to improve your business while you have a little down time might be:
- Organize your inventory, be sure that everything is listed that should be. Can you find things quickly when they sell? Pinterest or Facebook groups have lots of great tips on getting and staying organized.
- Do you have your social marketing plan in place?
- Do you do a Christmas In July promotion? It's fun and after all Christmas sells year round.
- It's about time to get listing for Back to School promotion. Summer vacation seems to go by quickly and before you know it, the race is on to get all of those school supplies, new clothes, new shoes, new backpacks.
- The Holiday Season 2015! Do you have some plans, have inventory, shipping supplies? It's seriously time to think about and start planning if you haven't already. It will be here before you know it and you want to be ready for the busiest season for retail.
- Are you stocked up on shipping supplies? Now is a great time to plan for the upcoming fourth quarter and stock up on extra shipping supplies. You'll be glad you did when November arrives.
These are just a few of the things that you can be doing to get a head start on the upcoming busy 4th quarter and the busiest shopping time of the year. And even with all the planning, you'll still have some time to take that much needed break.
And while you're busy getting ready for the upcoming selling season, be sure and take time to renew and regenerate your energy and drive. Always remember to reward your top employee who in most cases is You! Spend an extra day at the beach, by the pool, or just relaxing in the mountains!