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Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 20th September 2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,648
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I use competitions too - both online and offline...

I use competitions too - both online and offline to build my list.

I'm starting to use article marketing too for building the email list as well as the customer base and it's working.

As I get...
Forum: Ecommerce 5th September 2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,414
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Yes, I bounced round the site and found nothing....

Yes, I bounced round the site and found nothing. But there might be something there now as I've had responses to my email saying their techos are looking at it but don't currently know what's wrong,...
Forum: Ecommerce 2nd September 2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,569
Posted By CreativelyBelle
It's taken me some time to build the internet...

It's taken me some time to build the internet marketing side of my online store up and now I'm getting on track with it all it's liberating. Like many retailers I'm looking at my online income as...
Forum: Ecommerce 2nd September 2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,414
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Question PayPal's Order Tracking Facility MIA

Hey there,

Has anyone else found they can't access their PayPal order tracking facility from orders?

I noticed it last week with an order I went to update with date of postage and insurance...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 16th July 2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,267
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I think the watching of the water refill station...

I think the watching of the water refill station regularly for many days to record frequency and timing - which days and when they were busiest.

An environment angle could give you the upper hand...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 26th June 2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,012
Posted By CreativelyBelle
For me I've spent years working at something that...

For me I've spent years working at something that was alright but I didn't love. It wasn't until I started doing something I love that I saw how much better life is doing something you love. So I'm a...
Forum: Print Advertising 25th June 2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,493
Posted By CreativelyBelle
You can also check out the Writer's Market book...

You can also check out the Writer's Market book and the other media guides to find out about magazines and newspapers, who their audiences are, what are their requirements and contact details.
...
Forum: Print Advertising 25th June 2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,089
Posted By CreativelyBelle
You've some great advice here. I think you might...

You've some great advice here. I think you might find a course or a book or two on publishing, journalism editoring to be useful too.

There's a lot to getting a magazine up and going and making it...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 25th June 2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,636
Posted By CreativelyBelle
You know the traditional values of good sales...

You know the traditional values of good sales still work really effectively - listen to your customers, put yourself in their shoes and understand where they are coming from. Good manners still make...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 25th June 2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,145
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I understand radio is more effective that...

I understand radio is more effective that television advertising and often more cost effective too.

I would include it as a broad feature of a marketing mix because people might only remember part...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 25th June 2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,769
Posted By CreativelyBelle
We have a shop in our local shopping center that...

We have a shop in our local shopping center that has these style of dolls from Japan along with a range of other Japanese products so they are possible to do.

I think what's most important is what...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 25th June 2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 45,421
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I can see the value for businesses with a fleet...

I can see the value for businesses with a fleet and as you said, for branding. But I've never taken down a number or website and followed up.

I did think of it for my business car but I have a...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 25th June 2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,278
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I'd say for the baby stall display have something...

I'd say for the baby stall display have something out front that brings the kids cover - maybe a big purple dinosour soft toy that can stand by itself? Something that you can have that catches their...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 25th June 2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,572
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I love it that the tips are set for big...

I love it that the tips are set for big corporations! I've been doing a series of expos this year and I'm an independent jewelry designer (read small business with me and a friend doing the shows).
...
Forum: Direct Mail 25th June 2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,594
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Remember to test and test and test with your...

Remember to test and test and test with your direct mail campaign so you can get the best results for your money.

If you can do a minimum like that $25 for 600 names - is that for the shops you're...
Forum: Direct Mail 25th June 2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,813
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I've thought of them before but as they are not...

I've thought of them before but as they are not self-adheasive then they just add another level of action required to use them so I decided against them.

Having said that I got some done for the...
Forum: Direct Mail 25th June 2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 33,669
Posted By CreativelyBelle
I do understand the frustration between graphic...

I do understand the frustration between graphic designers and clients as I've seen it from both sides and been the go-between.

As with most human conflict it comes down to mis-communication. When...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 13th June 2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,808
Posted By CreativelyBelle
As a merchant with an affiliate program with...

As a merchant with an affiliate program with Clixgalore I've been wondering if it is possible for me to use multiple Affiliate directories?

Can I use say five businesses? What impact would that...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 13th June 2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,450
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Hi Kim, Affiliate programs are the online...

Hi Kim,

Affiliate programs are the online version of the tradition business method of paying someone a commission for bringing you a sale. So say an old school friend of yours has an art gallery...
Forum: Viral Marketing 4th June 2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,768
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Thanks for that. I'm suddenly finding a whole...

Thanks for that. I'm suddenly finding a whole heap of choices (a little overwhelming) so I've started a favourites folder for Link Bait material. Now I'm learning there's a new skill set in writing a...
Forum: Viral Marketing 28th May 2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,768
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Me again. I was just going through your...

Me again.

I was just going through your article again and got stuck on one thing: "A handful of created questions and a simple computer program can easily generate an entertaining blog quiz "....
Forum: Viral Marketing 28th May 2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,768
Posted By CreativelyBelle
How long does it take on average to build up...

How long does it take on average to build up momentum do you think? I'm sure this would vary with distribution method but maybe there's an idea of time to budget ratio?

I'm just thinking that with...
Forum: Viral Marketing 28th May 2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,141
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Well done. Have you considered going through...

Well done.

Have you considered going through blog directories for blogs that meet your target audience requirements and letting them know about it - link to it?

I know a lot of business owners...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 17th May 2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,609
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Yes, I found it not to be any good at all. They...

Yes, I found it not to be any good at all. They were good with giving me a partial refund and said it works for some businesses and not others. I figured if they have been in business for years then...
Forum: Ecommerce 28th March 2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,307
Posted By CreativelyBelle
Hey there, Yes, they are trying to sell 6...

Hey there,

Yes, they are trying to sell 6 site packages and I found that idea to be concerning because of the effort involved to make things happen. Their arguement is for the benefits of...
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