What are you doing to promote your Bonanle business? How much time did you spend yesterday promoting your business? We are working for sales, I mean isn't that the bottom line for on line sales? Having fun is great, after the work of promoting, and it is work not to mention an everyday thing to do.
I know that sellers are buyers, I bought 90% of my holiday gifts from Bonanzle businesses. However when you are a site just starting out you need to get out there and promote off site. Placing your coupon code in the forums is not the way to make sales. Announcing you are having a Bonanza is not going to bring sales. Oh sure, you may get one or maybe even two. Lots of lookers, however I am looking for sales, from buyers coming into Bonanzle to buy. Bringing new buyers to the site is my goal. Bonanzle becoming a household name is where it is at and going to make things happen.
Have you uploaded to Google? Have you went in and reworded your listings to make them fresh? Are your pictures cropped and turned the right way? Have you logged out and came back to your booth as a buyer? Wow, this can be a real eye opener. This is where you will see if your shipping is set up correctly or looks outrageous in price. This is also where you will see if your items are listed as used, which is the Bonanzle default or new. After reading your listing do you have questions?
Most buyers are looking for something now and do not want to have to ask questions about an item. When someone comes into your booth, do you say hello and let them know if they have a question that you are there to answer? Or do you quick, click out of your booth and run?
You are responsible for your sales and your business. If you had your own site, you would have to promote it. There are at least 10 sites to list your coupon codes in not to mention your blogs and other places also.
Are you having a Bonanza? Where have you placed your notices? Have you listed them on your blog, or other sites to draw buyers? Or just on the forums?
Start thinking like this is your own web site and promote like there were no forums. Now what? Where do I promote, how do I promote, how ofen do I have to promote?
The answer is everywhere, anyway, everyday! When you go to the Post Office did you take a few fliers to stick on community bulletin boards, like the laundry mat, people have nothing to do there but read, the library. All sorts of places to stick up a flier. Did you grab a few business cards? Leave a couple of them at the library too, next to the computers, in the bank teller
tube at the post office tables, the cashiers, everyone you come in contact with should have one of your business cards.
Have a blog? When was the last time you did anything with it. If it is more than three days, it is to long. To have a blog you need to commit to doing it at leat every other day. Yes, it takes time, but so does posting in forums. On line retail is a business and just like any other business it takes work and not just when you feel like it.
With the economy the way that it is right now, you have to stand out, get your link out there. Your booth needs to be clean and tidy. Check the spelling in your listings, work the words to be picked up in Google. If you have Google Analytics check it everyday to see where your traffic is coming from, what is working and what is not.
Have you ever taken the time to listen to the AuctionWally show Brainstorming Bonanzle? This show is loaded with ideas and information to promote your business. This man has been in the business 25 years and offering you information for the taking. The only thing it will cost you is your time. Can't make the show? They are all archived as well as the show notes. This show is on every Monday night at 8 eastern time. Meet other people with the same goals great way to network.
Now get out there and promote your Bonanzle business!