Innovative Promotional Tools – 4

Join Online Communities – Join the Party

It is important to create a reputation for your online business in the same way as it is to build a brand for a bricks and mortar business. As a business owner, you need to get out into your community and meet people. Find organisations relevant to your business niche and become involved in their online communities and use promotional tools to help.

Introduce yourself to as many people as necessary and be prepared to “sell” your website to them in a few short sentences. One of the best ways to make friends online – or in the real world, for that matter – is to offer help.

For example if you offer to write a testimonial for their website or to provide a free sample of some of your products, they probably will be open to the idea of helping you in return.

Be Nice, Get Paid

It is also important always to be friendly and helpful to everybody you encounter online because you never know who is going to be a potential customer. In many cases the only point of contact people will have with you will be your online persona, so ensure you are consistently outgoing and always offer to assist people in whatever way you can.

Once you join online communities, find out what you need to do to get into positions of leadership. Not only will this help build your reputation and add to your resume, but it will put you in a position to make policy decisions which can be beneficial to your website and business in the future.

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings to everyone and thank you for reading my ramblings over the past year.

It has been a strange year in some ways and an exhilarating one in others. In business, I have had a good degree of success in business and hope to increase and improve that in the coming year. I have plans for changes in my blog so keep an eye open for them. There will be nothing drastic but some gradual changes as time goes by.

On a personal level, I have moved house and am in the middle of having a kitchen refit so cooking and laundry is a bit of a problem at the moment. However, this should all be sorted in the next week or two and I can finally start to unpack the rest of my stuff from the boxes which are piled high in my spare bedroom. Fortunately, I shall be spending Christmas at my partner’s house so for the holiday period the domestic arrangements are all sorted.

As a final note and as a bit of fun, I have been keeping an eye on a hobby in which a large and increasing number of people are taking an interest. The hobby is known as “sweeping”, which I know brings up images of activity with a brush and dust etc. But in reality, this involves entering Giveaway Sweepstakes, of which there are thousands on the internet. The prizes on offer are wide ranging and are worth values ranging from a few dollars to thousands and some people manage to do very well from the proceeds.

I recently came across a very helpful book which explains the whole business of “Sweeping” or entering online sweepstakes. It explains how to find them, how to enter and so on. It is called “Congratulations you’re a Winner” and is well worth the very inexpensive price. You might like to find out more by clicking the banner below and finding out more.

In the meantime, have a restful and peaceful holiday and I look forward to connecting with you again in 2017.