As today is Black Friday I thought it would be a great day to feature a very dear friend, eBay seller, and leader extraordinaire! I'm talking about Kathy Terrill of course Owner and Operator of NYC Fitness, Family, and Finds on eBay featuring the best selection of items chosen just for your from the shopping mecca that is New York City. From Fashion and Accessories to Mugs from NYC and everything in between. Promotions are running this weekend so it's a great time to pick up those gifts for those hard to buy for people on your list (or even for yourself).
Kathy is not only an eBay seller, but has also been a featured speaker at various eBay events, John Lawson's Boot Camp, and her latest presentation was at eCom Chicago! She's a whirlwind of knowledge and energy and eagerly shares this knowledge with everyone!
In addition to the public speaking events, Kathy shares on a daily basis in her Facebook Groups where everyone is an equal and everyone has something to give back to the group, hard working groups that I am proud to be a part of and share the administrative responsibilities with 8 others. If you're looking for a place to learn and grow your eBay business, check out eBay Stores Nothing But eBay Stores on Facebook. This group is only for eBay Store Sellers! The beginner or basic group is eBay Selling Basics Nothing But Basics. If you're just starting out on eBay or even if you have been selling a while but haven't jumped into a store, this is the group for you! Both of these groups are drama free and hard-working groups for those who are ready to not only grow, but to share knowledge.
Her latest addition to the multitude of ways to help grow your eBay business is a class that Kathy did "Secret Sauce for eBay Sales"
So sometime this weekend make sure your check out Kathy's store. You'll be happy you did!
I'm combining a couple of Twitter tips today as these first few tips all really tie together the who and what of Twitter.
Are you a faceless egghead? People want to "see" who they are following. They are much more likely to pass you by if all they see is a faceless egghead. If you're not comfortable uploading a picture of yourself, that's fine instead you can upload your eBay or other selling platform logo. The logo will let people know that there is someone there. Personally if I don't recognize a name and see an egghead, I pass on by. I do want to know who I am following and who is following me.
Next you want to make good use of your bio description. It's a great idea to say a little bit about YOU and your business. Include a link to your eBay store or your Etsy Store. You want people to be able to check out your sales platforms, your feedback, and most of all you want them looking at your items.
Last for today is always remember to be social. Don't be selfish and make it all about you and your business. Share the love across the site with retweets of your followers. Favorite a post or three. Thank the tweeps who retweet your posts. Common courtesy prevails! In return you will find that your followers will retweet your posts more often, favorite your posts more often, and communicate via a Thank You!
I'll tweet you later with another Twitter Tip to help you help your business.
If you're new to Twitter or even if you're not new being interactive is key in now only gaining, but retaining Twitter followers. Of course this requires time and depending on how active you are it can take a lot of time. It's important enough though to not ignore. There are some great programs for managing your social media platforms and many things can be automated. One of them is thanking new followers.
If you've never used IFTTT (If this, then that) you are missing out. There is a recipe that is already available that will send out a thank you to your new followers, as they follow you. Think of the time that can free up!
Check it out at IFTTT.