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.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
October 2009 Selling Lounge Newsletter
October 2009 Newsletter
Welcome To The Selling Lounge
I would love to start off by Welcoming all new members to The Selling Lounge and to let you know we are all glad to have you on board! The Selling Lounge is a friendly forum full of resources for online sellers where sellers are helping sellers. We all work together in a positive manner to better our understanding of our business no matter where we sell.
ALL MEMBERS please make sure that you add all of your links in your signature as well as adding your site to your profile!
We together, if we all work together; can help each other out by participating in the Squidoo, Stumble Upon, Blogging, etc. Threads in the forum.
If you find imprtant information on the net that is going to help out other online sellers, please bring it to the forum and post it for us. We would really love to see more of you participate in this as we are all working together to better our business’ together. Please make yourself at home!
If you have added your site links to the many areas of the forum to be included in either Stumble Upon, Squidoo, Blogging, etc. for others to either give credit to you and or help you out, please make sure that you are doing the same. If you are not participating in these areas which help YOU then others may just by pass your site. So please if you have added yourself to the many areas of the forum, stop by and participate like many others are doing.
For all of those that are participating and doing your part, The Selling Lounge and participating members all THANK YOU!!
If you have any questions concerning this, you may contact me.
Best Site Contest Winner – Congrats TwiceAroundBooks!
Twice Around Books Best Site Contest Winner – 1st Place!
We welcome you to our store. We carry a full line of non fiction books, book accessories, magazines, and ephemera, Most items are either new, outdated, first editions, used and signed editions. We also have some antiquated books, which are in good, old or worn condition. Here you will also find many craft books and cookbooks.
We list items daily, so keep checking back with us. Please contact us if you are looking for a particular book or item and we will do our best to locate it for you.
Best Site For November Contest – Vote For Your Best Site
We Have 5 Sites To Pick From for The Best Site Contest for November! Please stop by and visit our sites in this month’s Best Site Contest and vote for your best site. We will have ONE (1) Winner You can vote up to 2 times You can only vote once for each site You have to use your votes at the same time
We have a Best Site Contest each month and would love if everyone could participate in this fun activity. This not only gets visitors to your sites, but also get visitors looking at what you have for sale and helps up your page ranking.
My name is Shelly Gannon from Colorado. I started selling online in 1995. I began with a small site for our printing business. In 2000 we left our “brick & mortar” print shop & I began working from home.
One day as I was surfing the net & looking at other online bizes, I discovered Custom Candy Bar Wrappers. I thought this would be a great match with our printing biz & I decided to jump right in. Got my www.candybarwrap.com site on the internet… started taking samples to businesses & I was on my way. Later that year I discovered a company that would drop ship Custom engraved chocolates & I started www.creativecandyland.com
All along, I have been a firm believer in “more is better”. Taking the plan of the “Big Boys”…. the more stores you have on each corner… the more you will make.
In 2009, we formalized our Business Partnership & set up BlueSkiesPlus LLC. Since then, we set up so many sites that we listed them all under BlueSkiesPlusLLC website along with our blogs, my own sites & my friend’s sites.
To date, I, personally, have 13 websites, ecrater stores & zazzle galleries. I also sell during the holidays at etsy & ebay. Our Partnership is at 15 between websites, ecrater stores, buyitsellit, zazzle & bonanzle.
I have several blogs, squidoo lenses,& twitter accounts. All of our sites & my own have been set up & marketed by ourselves & we don’t pay a dime (except for any domains, store fees & hosting). I spend approx 16 hours a day / 7 days a week working on sites, adding products & marketing our sites. I do manage to clean the house & feed my kids in between all of it.
I have 2 daughters & along with working from home, I also started home schooling in 2001. They are now 19 & 13. My youngest went back to public school for middle school. Now I have a lot more time during the days.
I don’t see any end of our “New Ideas” . I LOVE being able to work in my jammies & be home when the kids get home from school. So Online Selling is a great “job”. I do “what I want… when I want” & I’ll never get laid off.
Do YOU Squidoo?
Article By: OrganicGiftsByDiana
You should if you want to make it easier for potential customers to find you.
What is Squidoo ? A Squidoo lens is a page – a sort of blog/journal/article/photo essay with captions… whatever you want it to be. A Squidoo lens can help you define your brand and expand your network.
Curious yet ? Join those of us in the Selling Lounge who are using Squidoo and loving it.
If you think you might want to write a Squidoo lens, but don’t know how – I will be having a mini How-To one of these days, just watch the Squidoo threads for the day and time.
It will only be for 15-20 minutes.
I will try to have a mini Squidoo workshop once a month to help new ones start a lens and to help those who already have one learn something new too.
Do You Want Your Site Featured In Our Newsletter?
If you are interested in having your site featured in our Newsletter please submit to me why you think your site should be featured in The Selling Lounge Newsletter along with a brief description of your site no more than about a paragraph in length.
I will go through all submitted sites and pick which one will be added to the upcoming Newsletter. I will save all submitted sites to be featured in upcoming Newsletters.
I will need the following for your site submittal: 1. The name of your site 2. The URL of your site 3. The Description of your site 4. A Banner for your site no wider than 500px 5. You must be an active member in the forum
The TSL Spotlight is shining on A real, live, bonafied Author: maryrussel
Yes, it’s true! The TSL spotlight has found a writer to shine on this time! It’s one of our newer members at The Selling Lounge… and one who started right off contributing to our forum from her first day – Mary Russel. Mary writes travel, automotive, dog, and business related articles, children’s stories, mystery novels, short stories, and ad copy.
You’ll find some of her articles and a biography at her eHow.
When you enter the beautiful, and recently redesigned, site of RhinestonesPast, you immediately find yourself in a pleasant place, a world of beautiful vintage jewelry and intriguing collectibles that will, for some, bring back fond memories, and for others, inform of an earlier, gentler lifestyle, when bracelets and watches made an elegant statement, special gold pieces were treasures, and specal items, with special uses sometimes held a very special meaning for the original owner.
The Selling Lounge Top 100 Sites
Top lists are excellent traffic building tools and is an easy way to get traffic to you. The Selling Lounge has it’s own Top 100 Site and we want you to benefit from the free traffic that they bring, so please add your banner today for FREE.