Tuesday, February 7, 2012

BNR

Well, I took the leap tonight, after lurking to observe how things were done, I leaped in and joined the Promotional Frenzy BNR tonight. As of when I am writing this, my item is still sitting there waiting to have somebody visit my shop, but I guess these things take time. One of these days I am going to have to get over the teaching that unless you have something important to say don't say anything at all, and open my mouth and participate more. I seriously think this has got a little something to do with this stupid shop not doing any business, but then again the supply shop is holding it's own, and I don't open my mouth in any of the team forums for that shop. Who knows :\
The contest for my facebook page is going well, somebody is definately going to win that spring banner I have posted as a prize. When I last checked I had 304 likes, it gained 59 likes in 2 days, unfortunately the AD i tried to run with the $50 dollars I won never panned out, it apparently was not approved so we will have to go back to the drawing board and see what I did wrong. The good thing with the additional likes is that I have won a additional $100 of Ad money, so now I have $150 to work with. Now I am in the running for additional money to be handed out in a drawing after April 1st.
I also won a facebook prize from Dorene @ DLitesbyDorene on Etsy  for liking her page, so a GREAT big thank you to her for that.
Check out her shop here, she has the most gorgeous candles and tealight you could ever ask for. http://www.etsy.com/shop/DLitesbyDorene

If interested in entering the giveaway for the banner, you can visit my business page by clicking the link on the right :)

17 comments:

  1. Wow, I certainly have learned a lot from reading this post. I've been reluctant to do any of the things you talk about. Have to add them to my to-do list!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ruth,
    Sometimes you have to just take that giant leap of faith! Congrats!

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  3. Congrats on gaining 100 new FB fans and I hope your second time around will be even more successful! I just got accepted into that FB ad program too and am excited to give it a try myself!

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  4. Ruth, we all have to start somewhere, and we all did! I have fun in BNRs and my items don't sell all the time either! Just depends on what people want that day!

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  5. You're right. We can't just sit back and wait for the world to beat a path to our doors. It takes being pro-active in a variety of ways.

    So...don't be shy. Participate and enjoy.

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  6. Hey there, I am known as the BNRholic! lol. LOVE BNRs. And yes, you do need to participate and talk talk talk. Which does not come easy for me either, but I try.

    Glad your Facebook efforts are paying off. 59 new likes is pretty impressive. I have had the hardest time getting new likes on FB.

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    1. I am in some teams on Etsy for facebook, but the one thing I highly recommend, do a giveway. I went from 195 to 330 right now, and the giveaway runs for another week :)

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  7. Sorry your shop is not taking off but your work is gorgeous!

    You will find the right niche yet! Keep positive!!

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  8. Just keep plugging away! We're here to help

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  9. I know how you feel about your shop not getting enough business. I have had quite a bit of luck since adding some items to my shop but there are VERY low times and high times I wish it could even out some more. Sounds like you are doing great at getting your shop's name out there though :)

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  10. Congrats on your winnings. Keep on keeping on.

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  11. Ruth, thank you for the kind words! Keep up the good fight. I was advised a few months ago that online selling (even more so than bricks and mortar selling) is a marathon and not a sprint. You have lovely work, and you can do it!!!!

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  12. Keep stepping out of your comfort zone a little, and you will definitely see results.

    lol that sounds like a fortune cookie.

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  13. you have written exactly how I feel! some days it just seems so impossible! Thank you for your post! it made me feel much better though :D

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  14. uniquecozytreasures - I need to talk the leap too and join the BNR sometime.

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  15. Congrats on joining the PFT bnr. They are a lot of fun. I'm not a talker either so I know how you feel about that one!

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