Hamilton was previously an area of blue-collars and single family homes without a lot more to offer other than convenience to Baltimore and Towson. Recently the neighborhood has been looking up by offering such local favorites as Hamilton Tavern, Clementine and Parkside. Even on a Monday night, these spots are filled with hipsters and neighborhood locals. Why? Good question.
Secret #1: Create Anticipation We’ve already talked about this, but let’s give a few more specifics. I started an “early-bird” list from my subscribers and customers. I got people to raise their hands and say “Yes, I want to know first when you’ll be releasing these DVDs.” Then once people were on this list we started “dripping” on them. We used a blog to post everything from “spy photos” of the product (which came in a very cool, individually numbered suitcase) to actual video clips from the event. Each communication whet the person’s appetitie for the upcoming release. Please keep in mind, these updates were planned out before the start of the promotion so it wasn’t just thrown together by the seat of our pants.
Another easy idea is to create a post that recognizes your readers. You can make a post about the best comments of the week or month, or the most comments. If you are a member of EntreCard, you can post about your top droppers. It would be wise to link to their blogs as a reward for their contributions to your blog.
Information such as the name of your website, the name of your blog and other links that you think will help your My workout achieve the maximum number of visits should be present. Signatures can range from 1 to 4 words. It has to be catchy so that the readers will remember them and as a result they will visit all the links you have posted there. Here are some of the signatures that you can actually use.
The best way to build relationships is by using the direct message function. Here again ask questions to engage them in the conversation. Never pitch them about your business. Let them open up with their concerns, worries etc. so that you can find out whether you will be able to help them.
Second, another great book that I wouldn’t dream of doing without. Rick Crandall, PhD.’s book, “Marketing Your Services For People Who Hate To Sell.” This book covers it all, from publicity to writing to networking to advertising. There is not a rainmaking stone left online blog uncovered in this book.
This may require a bit of work, sleuthing, and some forethought. Etsy keeps up with the times and realizes the need for social networking. They give you quick link buttons to share your items to Facebook or Twitter creating more exposure for your items that you have listed. There are optional paid services on Etsy to increase exposure to your items such as search ads and showcase listings, but if you are savvy and confident enough of your products, you may not need these items.
The last one to consider using is the WordPress Database Backup plugin. This will automatically backup the database of your blog. Sometimes blogs are lost or even hacked. If you have a backup, you can restore everything. It can email you backups automatically each day or each week.