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Monday, December 1, 2008

December Selling Lounge Newsletter

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Sellers Helping Sellers

December 2008

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Happy Birthday to Reallysmartdeals. We will be 3 on 12/12/08. WE are going to give a prize a day away to one lucky member each day for 29 days. You have to be active the day before in order to win the prize.

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Merry Christmas!

Dear Selling Lounge Members

I want to Welcome to The Selling Lounge all of our "New Members" and thank all of you who have made "The Lounge" what it is. The Selling Lounge is a friendly place to gather helpful information to help our online buisness grow and a place where sellers are helping sellers.

As you can tell, we have been growing and are looking for members that would love to be part of our Team to help out in various areas of the forum and to help Welcome New Members as they come in. Please let me know if you are interested, we would love to have you.

May you all have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season this year with your families and loved ones.

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Happy Sales! - Bays

Really Smart Deals Surf Contest

This will be fun!!! Let's Do It!!! I would really love to get together a group of us to surf Really Smart Deals as a team for a full week. It would make me proud to get as many of us as we can. The more the merrier! It would a Blast to see all my online friends all surfing together as one.

1. Please post your name and date along with adding to the poll.
2. Add The "" to your RSD username for that week.

What I would love to do is have us add "" to our ReallySmartDeals account name along with our own site name while surfing. So for me I would do something like this: - BaysDesigns

If we are in the top 10, we would place any of our sites in the newsletter that we want. We will just let Debbie from RSD's know which one of our sites we are surfing for. This will be fun to see how many will be surfing with "" in their usernames! Let's get together and form a group of us!

Pick A Week To Surf with The Selling Lounge!
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    Sign Up Here & Pick A Week...

  • The Selling Lounge Store Directory

    The Selling Lounge™ Link Directory is a 100% SEO friendly Link Directory. Submit your web site free to our fast growing link directory.
    SellingLounge.comAny Questions on "How To Register" for an account you will see a link on the left hand side of the directory or you may click on How To Register above. Click Here on "How To Submit A Link: Instructions.

    Add your links here FREE...


    "StumbleUpon is a brilliant downloadable toolbar that beds into your browser and gives you the chance to surf through thousands of excellent pages that have been stumbled upon by other web-users"

    Right now what I do is to access the sellers homepages on different sites, pick an item or two at random and then click on the "I like it" thingy and write a rating. I figure it's exposure. From what I understand, the people that are out there on the 'net, searching, are picked up due to key words. Somehow, Stumble manages to come into play and it makes people able to find items that have been rated by others. Sort of like a Consumers Report for the on-line buying world.

    You can read more from one of our members Myra here: Read More Here

    Add Your Links Here & Stumble...

    Overnight Auctions - Chance To Win A MP3 Player

    Sign up today at or and list at least one item on either site. You will be placed in a drawing for a new mp3 player!!!

    PLEASE post in our forum at that you are a new member in that section to enter. Thank you from overnight auctions!!

    Ends December 25th - Christmas Day!!

    more info...

    Lesson #1 - Title, Meta Name Description, & Meta Keywords!!

    There are many reasons why buyers are not finding us, but I will start off with the Basics.

    Make sure you have your TITLE, META NAME DESCRIPTION, & META KEYWORDS on your site. This goes after: and


    1. TITLE * From time to time you need to be fortunate to get a lot of traffic from search engines. You can greatly influence how much traffic you get from Google and the other search engines. Your Title should be clear using descriptive keywords of your site and something that your customers are trying to find on search.

    2. META NAME DESCRIPTION * Make sure that you use DESCRIPTIVE keywords in describing your site and your products! Google likes no more than 250 characters in your meta name description area.

    3. META KEYWORDS * Make sure that you are using keywords that your potential buyer is going to type into search to look for your items. Google likes no more than 250 characters in your meta keywords area. A Secret: Do a search on your items and type in things you think that your customers would type in to find you. Take a look at the top sites that pop up on search. Do a "VIEW PAGE SOURCE"! Look at all of their Title's, Meta Descriptions, & Meta Keywords. Then go to their sites and look at the titles and descriptions of the product.

    You can usually find out why your items aren't showing up in search on the first page and theirs are. Now keep in mind this is just one reason.

    more info...

    Introduction Corner

    Stop by the Introduction Corner and read your welome thread and leave a welcome for other members. Let's make everyone feel at home at The Selling Lounge. As the moderator for Introduction Corner, you will find Vinewood and Keleka there doing a great job at welcoming everyone.

    And don't forget that we have lots of helpful information for you in The Lounge!

    Stop By And Say Hi!...

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    Monday, November 3, 2008

    November Selling Lounge Newsletter


    Store Directory

    The Selling Lounge has a Store Directory. Come on in and add your business to the list.


    November 1st, 2008

    2nd Edition

    In this issue:

  • Welcome by Bays
  • Giving Thanks
  • Featured Advertising Spot
  • Featured Website
  • Featured Auction Site
  • I'm Looking For Something
  • Welcome to

    The Selling Lounge

    Hi, I'm Debi the proud owner of the Selling Lounge. We are a friendly forum where sellers help sellers to help our/your online E-Commerce Business grow by having a place of resources and support along with help in promoting ourselves and each other.

    I have been selling on line since 2003 in which I started out with eBay where I was doing very well as a Power Seller until all the fee hikes and changes. I then opened up my first Website almost 2 years ago and have been a member of a few very nice informative E-Commerce Forums and have learned so much about this new world of online selling that I wanted to have all my information in one place to help me succeed and by doing that, helping others at the same time.

    I want to welcome each and everyone of you and please make yourself at home in the forum and add your links to the various places we have for you to help get you and your products out there and noticed. We have a Blog which I would love for each of you to take the time and send me your site description with a banner and the url to your site so that I can post it on The Selling Lounge Blog.

    I would also love to Thank our Forum Moderators for all their time and help as well! We have EagleScoutMom2 and out-of-the-attic-2u as our site wide Moderators and vinewood is our Moderator for our Introduction Corner and our Chat Central.

    If you should happen to have a question or problem please feel free to contact me any time at

    Thank You so much for being a part of The Selling Lounge,

    Featured Advertising Spot


    WAHM Advertisement, is an Email Club (safelist) of "work at home" mothers and families. Geared towards individuals with similar interests, who are looking to buy or sell quality products and services.

    Our Service provides businesses a venue to promote weekly specials from their online stores and educate consumers about their product line.

    As a buyer be among the first to hear about a sale or promotional offer from other members' online stores being announced through your WAHM Advertisement membership.

    Offers promoted are from work at home individuals and families. Login and send emails to other members that are waiting to hear from you.



    WAHM In The Selling Lounge Forum


    Giving Thanks

    ThanksGiving is just around the corner, and think of all the soldiers that will not be home for another holiday. So many of them would be happy to hear from you over. And the holiday season is the worst time for them, being away from their family and friends. You can find a soldier that would like to have correspondence with someone from the United States at Just a freindly letter, or card would be great to send them, show them you appreciate the sacrifies they make for your freedom.

    Stop in the forum and post.

    Our United States Soldiers


    Featured Website

    A little bit about myself My name is Teresa , Keleka is my Hawaiian name although I am not Hawaiian I love Hawaii and I like the name. I am a Office Manager for my now husband who is a OB/GYN . I am around female patients, nurses all day long. As time went by and getting to know the patients I realized one thing they love Jewelry. They would come in with beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelets etc. So I decided to open my own Jewelry Business and I name it Keleka's Kollections, I started with just Sterling Silver being that Silver and White Gold were in style. It was great between friends , family , patients I now had a captive audience. As I would go to the distributors my eyes started wandering over to the Costume Jewelry so I decided to bring some pieces in and they actually did well but one day I saw a unusual bracelet truthfully not one of my most beautiful pieces but yet there was something about it so I purchased a few dozen. Within a week I was sold out and getting calls regarding this bracelet , the bracelet is the Evil Eye Bracelet. So naturally I did a lot of reading about the Evil Eye and I started marketing this product and priced it right. The People in the Middle East, Turkey truly believe that the Evil Eye Wards Off Evil Spirits and In Return Brings Good Luck to YOU!!
    I put a message with Each Bracelet in a Velvet or Organza Pouch I sell and my Customers love it. Hearing all the wonderful Stories that everyone has after purchasing and wearing this bracelet had made me realize how this Jewelry Business had become so rewarding. I feel so good when someone buys something from me and it brings happiness to them. This of course is not the only bracelet that has a meaning however it is the bracelet that gave me more passion regarding the business. I myself have many stories to tell regarding the Evil Eye,and now it became personal to me. I also know that you must have no negative energy when wearing this bracelet or it will not have the same effect. , So naturally before long Customers/Clients were asking about a website. So without further ado here is Keleka's Kollection Jewery & Gifts.....
    Evil Eye Bracelet


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    Add your Website, eStore of Aucion.

    Rules for Adding Websites!

    Please stop in and read these simply rules in this thread before you add your website.

    Add Your Website

    You can add your web business address, tell something about yourself, your business, and what you sell.


    Add Your eStore

    Stop in and add your eStore link. Tell the other members about yourself, your eStore, and what you sell.


    Add Your Auction

    Add your auction store to this thread. Let other members know you are there and what you sell.

    The Selling Lounge Blog

    Be a featured member on The Selling Lounge Blog. Every two weeks, two new members stories will be featured on The Selling Lounge Blog.

    Selling Lounge Blog - Feature Yourself
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    Stop in and welcome other members, and read your welcome others have left for you.
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    Featured Advertising Spot


    1st I would like to say Thank you to Bay and her team on The Selling Lounge this great opportunity to share Reallysmartdeals with you.

    My name is Debbie and I am the owner of We are going to have are 3rd birthday in December. I started RSD because I sold on many auction sites and had a hard time finding ways to promote my items for sale. That is when I got the idea of starting a Traffic Exchange just for selling auctions, auction stores, auction sites, shopping websites, affiliate programs that are related to shopping in some way and resources for shopping. I am very stick and picky and do not let everything in rotation.

    Reallysmartdeals has over 1900 members now and we are growing all the time.! Manual Traffic, Banner and Text Exchange.
    We Promote Real Sellers Selling Actual Products Online

    What will ReallySmartDeals do for my business?

    Promote your business with today's most effective online advertising technology Dramatically increase your search engine visibility with ReallySmartDeals - Connect with excited customers who are ready to buy.

    There are many more benefits for members more exposure and more clicks and sales to your stores and auctions. The additional revenue for you is increased sales. You are giving your potential buyer another benefit and another reason to buy from you.

    * Get noticed in all the major search engines
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    * Grow your business in less time
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    * Sell, Buy, Browse
    * Look at your own speed
    * All sites are screened for safe surfing

    If you are new to Reallysmartdeals and Traffic Exchanges, Don't worry we have all the tools for you to get started.

    I am offing special to new members from The Selling Lounge that sign up for RSD from this article. I will give you a 2 week PRO 1 membership to try us out. After 2 weeks it will go back to a free status.

    To receive your 2 week pro 1 special after you log in and became active click on the contact us link and send me a note saying that you sign up from The Selling Lounge.


    Featured eStore


    At Bonanzle, we think that online shopping is stuck where online search was 10 years ago, in the age before Google. Many users today think that eBay and Craigslist are "good enough," and the "rules" for online shopping are set: items get posted through a series of selling pages, buyers browse static listings, buyers buy items and hope that sellers are trustable.

    We think there's still a lot of room for improvement over the precedent that eBay and Craigslist set 10 years ago (and that the eBay/Craigslist lookalikes have copied ever since).

    Relentlessly simple. Remember five years ago when it was easy to post and browse items on eBay? We have spent more than a year designing the easiest selling process, and re-invented the concept of a "store" to revive that refreshing feeling of ease eBay once gave you.

      Engaging. On Bonanzle, the journey to buy or sell your items is part of the destination. With built in user-to-user messaging and pervasive chat, you'll find that shopping isn't nearly as lonesome as you remember it being on Craigslist.
      Safe. It sucks to have no idea who you're dealing with. At Bonanzle, we're committed to building a community of friendly, everyday people. Bonanzle is not (and will never be) a place for adult content or unseemly message forums.

    Free and Almost Free. There is no reason that you should have to pay a percentage of your item sales to The Man. At Bonanzle, listing is free and fees are dirt simple. They're also guaranteed not to raise an iota through 2010.

    Learn More about Bonanzle

    Top 10 reasons to Bonanzle

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    Are you looking for something?

    The buyer looking for an item can have one thread to add their wanted items in, however when you have a new item that they are looking for you can add that to a new thread.

    Bays (TSL)

    Buyers Arena

    "I'm Looking For Something"


    Fringe Bath Towel Set
    Rich and luxurious, this set of matching towels in deep eggplant shag fringe adds an opulent touch to the guest bathroom. All are 100% cotton with polyester trim. Bath: 26" x 50". Hand: 16" x 27". Fingertip: 11" x 17".

    Why Should I Join The Selling Lounge Forum?

    The Selling Lounge is a place where sellers help sellers. Here are just a few things you can find in The Selling Lounge Forum.

    How to write an effective Privacy Policy Page

    How to write an effective About Me Page

    Keyword Tool

    Do you ever need to reduce the size of an image, and want a quick and painless way to resize your image? You can find the right spot to do that online in The Selling Lounge Forum. You can also get the help you need for your HTML project also.

    Graphics & HTML

    Stop in and join us. We are here to learn from each other.

    Tell a friend about The Selling Lounge.



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    Thursday, October 9, 2008

    Selling Lounge Memo

    Sellers Helping Sellers

    October 9, 2008

    The Selling Lounge is a friendly forum where sellers help sellers to help our/your online E-Commerce Business grow by having a place of resources and support along with help in promoting ourselves and each other.
    Selling Lounge -Sellers Helping Sellers

    Dear Selling Lounge Members,

    I am writing to you because I wish for you to make certain that you recognize all the essential areas in the forum to assist yourself and your business fully on the internet and to get noticed. The basis for me putting together this forum is to have a place of resources, helpful information and a supportive place to help you and your products get out there on search so that the buyers can find you.

    I have numerous areas in the Selling Lounge Forum for you to add your links. I have an area for you to provide a description of your sites with links and images to assist you in getting on search and wish that you would add your sites info.

    We have many FREE Advertising Areas as well and wish you would link up with them as well.

    A few of my goals are to have all of us add our sites to the Top 100 Sites that are listed, and if you have one please add it; participate in StumbleUpon with the members by stumbling on each other's sites and if you do not have an account to get one.

    BLOGGING! Blogging is so very important to your business as so is Squidoo! Please if you do not have those accounts, I urge you to get them set up today and start Blogging and start adding important information to your Squidoo Lens.

    All of these areas you will find in the forum and all there for you to gather.

    Please post all your links to each and every area of the forum that you can find that relate to you. And if you do not have that account, please sign up for one. If you should need any help in this area, one of us would be glad to help you out.

    So let's please all work together to link our links, rate each other's Squidoo Lens, Blog and get our information out there!

    Thank You For Being Here,

    Important Places To Link your Links!

    •Sellers Arena - Add Your Links Here To Your Website and or eStore.

    •Add Your Website Links Here - Give full description with images and links to your websites.

    •Add Your eStore Links Here - Give full description with images and links to your eStores.

    •Add Your Auction Site Links Here - Give full description with images and links to your websites.

    • - Give full description with images and links to your websites.
    Plus let us know what is going on at your site!

    •OvernightAuctions - Give full description with images and links to your websites.
    Plus let us know what is going on at your site!

    • Give full description with images and links to your websites.
    Plus let us know what is going on at your site!

    •Advertising - FREE Advertising! Check Them Out!

    •Social Networking - Sign Up for an account and add your links

    Helpful Forum Links

    Business Tips:

    The Selling Lounge has a Blog. I will strive to Blog as often as I can, however one of the reasons for the Blog is for you and your products! Please send to me articles as often as you like about your site and your products. Send me images and good rich descriptive keywords that buyers are searching for on the internet to find your products. I will link those keywords to your site. I will do this as often as you send them to me. CHECK OUT THE BLOG!

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