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Forum: Direct Mail 27th November 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 43,365
Posted By luxuria
What are SRDS?

What are SRDS?
Forum: Copywriting 7th November 2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,343
Posted By luxuria
Content marketing articles generally pay $20 for...

Content marketing articles generally pay $20 for 500 words. Once you get it down, you can crank out 500 words in about an hour.

See contentdivas.com and some similar places.
Forum: Ecommerce 7th November 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,848
Posted By luxuria
I'm selling name brand makeup online. I can't...

I'm selling name brand makeup online. I can't look at the zoning thing as good, but I've found a way around it for now.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 1st November 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By luxuria
Logan, I'm doing a variety of co-promotions and...

Logan, I'm doing a variety of co-promotions and organic list building.

I guess, the promise of Listbuilder Pro is that since it's double optin, that they really are finding people interested in...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 1st November 2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By luxuria
Listbuilderpro?

I paid for targeted ad traffic through some stupid company that got me hits and 100% bounce rates. It was only $8 but a waste of money.

Now, I have a company called listbuilderpro offering double...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 26th October 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 68,971
Posted By luxuria
johnnylew, I don't have any PPC running and...

johnnylew, I don't have any PPC running and haven't for at least 30 days.

I'm doing everything organically and it seems like very slow going to me. :-(
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 26th October 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,331
Posted By luxuria
I ran a contest that helped a lot by getting...

I ran a contest that helped a lot by getting people to bring me new people.

You can see details here:
http://www.makeupdealoftheday.com/Makeup-Contest_ep_44-1.html

And:...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 26th October 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,331
Posted By luxuria
How Long Did It Take?

For those of you with substantial email lists, how long did it take you to grow them?

My initial business plan projected much more rapid growth than I'm getting.

I started at 0 in September and...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 25th October 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 68,971
Posted By luxuria
It's not a popup. It's a lightbox. It is seen...

It's not a popup. It's a lightbox. It is seen once, when someone first comes to the site and is never seen again. Since implementing it, registration for my mailing list has soared.

It's not coded...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 19th October 2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,170
Posted By luxuria
Craigslist?

Craigslist?
Forum: Viral Marketing 19th October 2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,653
Posted By luxuria
Twitter is helping me build my mailing list and...

Twitter is helping me build my mailing list and get conversions.

The usefulness of Twitter, depends, in part, on your target market. Mine is women from 18-40, so much of that group is on twitter....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,256
Posted By luxuria
Your url isn't loading for me. But your...

Your url isn't loading for me.

But your only real options are:
1) running an ad campaign
2) physically taking your goods out to look pre-holiday festivals, etc.

You can't really build...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 18th October 2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 68,971
Posted By luxuria
Thank goodness I had some $ from Google, because...

Thank goodness I had some $ from Google, because my PPC was worthless.

I'm paying $1.80 per click. This seems nuts because most of my products are $10-20.

I don't think PPC is viable for many...
Forum: Ecommerce 18th October 2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,786
Posted By luxuria
Export

There is demand for my products in Canada, UK, Australia, and possibly Italy and Brazil.
How can I figure out issues involved? Figuring out postage is easy, but I don't know if there's VAT, taxes,...
Forum: Ecommerce 18th October 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,848
Posted By luxuria
I live in Las Vegas. We have the highest...

I live in Las Vegas. We have the highest unemployment rate in the country. Yet, we apparently have zoning laws that are very unfriendly to home based business.

So yeah, I had to show them a lease....
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 18th October 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,174
Posted By luxuria
Ebay Is Not My Happy Place

I ponied up for an ebay store. I'm selling makeup online and my ecommerce site is off to a slow start, so I thought ebay could help fill in the gap.

I'm using twitter to drive people to my ebay...
Forum: Ecommerce 21st September 2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,848
Posted By luxuria
I'm now leasing 1sf of space for $10/mo in North...

I'm now leasing 1sf of space for $10/mo in North Las Vegas. So, they've approved the license. But yes, the wording specifies drop ship only.

I'm flabbergasted.
Forum: Sales 16th September 2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,122
Posted By luxuria
I didn't look as closely as some of the people...

I didn't look as closely as some of the people commenting. But in my non-online life, I actually work (in part) in window coverings selling solar shades.

I'm not convinced that window treatments...
Forum: Viral Marketing 14th September 2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,118
Posted By luxuria
I'm trying it today. We shall see how it goes,...

I'm trying it today. We shall see how it goes, but I added it to today's email campaign.
Forum: Viral Marketing 12th September 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,118
Posted By luxuria
Motivating A Friend Of Friend Referral

I'm trying to give people $1 off their next purchase when they refer a friend who buys something. Not sure if $1 is sufficient incentive and worry about tracking. But my mail list is stuck in the...
Forum: Social Media 11th September 2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,063
Posted By luxuria
Feel free to friend me there, I'm Kayla Block. ...

Feel free to friend me there, I'm Kayla Block.

Once you get 25 fans for your page, you can get your own url.
Forum: Viral Marketing 10th September 2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,153
Posted By luxuria
Facebook FBML

I want a swankier page for my FB company page.

1) I'm not sure how to make the best use of it. I currently use the wall to post daily deals and specials and to chat a bit.

2) I'm thinking a...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 10th September 2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,966
Posted By luxuria
IMO, if you're going to monitor, TELL your...

IMO, if you're going to monitor, TELL your employees you are monitoring them.
Forum: Ecommerce 10th September 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,848
Posted By luxuria
Logan, what has my head exploding is that it...

Logan, what has my head exploding is that it means every person who sells Avon, Amway, ebay stuff, etc, out of their home, seems like they are in violation of the law. That's nuts.

Further, I take...
Forum: Copywriting 10th September 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,252
Posted By luxuria
Content Divas is one that I know of. They...

Content Divas is one that I know of. They typically pay $20 for 500 words.
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