Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Your name or Shopid *
How long did it take you to become a proseller? *
3-6 months
What advice can you give to someone who wants to become a proseller? *
Don't give up! It can take sometimes a year or more but if you continue to promote and fill your store and designs it will happen. Better to find a niche group to sell to rather than trying to make tones of things for everyone. And by niche I mean either by product or design/style. Like a mostly tee shirt store or a store aimed at animal lovers. You can branch out with more stores later but stay focused on one topic at a time and run with it. Never give up!
How many stores do you have? *
What benefits do you see for choosing this number of stores? and what do you recommend for others who are just starting out on whether to choose 1 store or multiple stores? *
I have an anchor store with samples of each of my style/design lines. And a different store for each basic niche. A symbols store, a cat/animal centered store, a nature/botanical store and so on. That way a person can get an idea of my designs and products at my main store and if they are interested in seeing more of a particular design line they can go to that store. Making navigation easier and they are not overwhelmed with a massive store with tons of sections.

Of course I am still working on several stores and my own 5 year business plan.
What types of advertising do you do? *
  • Off-Zazzle websites
  • Blogs (blogspot, wordpress, etc.)
  • SNS (facebook, myspace, etc.)
  • Print ads (magazines, papers, etc.)
  • Other Free
  • Other Paid
What types of advertising do you recommend for someone just starting out and why? *
Get business cards. I know in this day and age of electronic ad and info studies show people who have business cards and hand them out still make more sales and connections than those without. It's inexpensive and easy. Anything free! All social networks no matter how popular or small. It's all free. I advertised with my class reunion booklets. Remember a lot of advertising can be tax deductible. Learn to write a press release and use the sites online for that purpose. And encourage people to use your products in their referral stores and on Sqidoo! Every sale counts.
Not talking dollar wise, just volume & frequency of sales do you... (select all that apply, some answer may be contradictory based on seasonal sales) *
  • have 2+ days per week with no sale
  • sell under 5 products per day on most days
  • have 1 shopper pruchase over 25 items in 1 purchase at least once per month
  • rarely have shoppers purchse multiple items
  • sell a lot of mid priced items like tshirt and necklaces
  • sell a good mix of all items regardless of price
  • have great seasons/months and horrible seasons/months
  • do well January-March
  • do well July-September
  • do well October-December
What product in your store are you most proud of or what product in your store is your favorite? Include link to product page and why it is your favorite. *
I am really proud of my December Holiday designs for cards stamps and ornaments. They sell very well even off season and cover both Christian and Pagan celebrations. But if I had to pick one it would be my Winter Solstice card that has an original poem in it. People seem to really love it:

List your stores: *

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