Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Suggestions to Grow Visibility!

Trying to Find a Dressmaker! 
I know that all of us struggle at times with getting people to look at our products, but we all know that if we can generate more traffic our chances of sales go up. I accidentally fell into a way to make this happen, and it has been SHOCKING! Almost too easy for words.

First when I started my blog I read a book by The Simple Dude called Grow Your Blog. It was only $1.99 and it gave me some simple tips and ways that help your blog grow. Now I have seen dramatically increased traffic, but as of yet I haven't gotten to his level of success. I have faith though.

I know not everyone has a blog and it can be a little daunting and confusing to get it all started and set up the way you like it, but if you already have one this may be a good idea. If you are interested in starting a blog, I would be happy to help, and could even do maybe a series of tutorials to help Team Members if you are interested.
Second, I found a contest where they were giving away FOUR Kindle Fires. I know it is somewhat foolish to think that I will get one, but it was also foolish to think I would win the $540 million power ball, but I gave it a $2 try anyway.

Now I had never heard of this site before and didn't know a lot about it, but they have these contests with varying prizes frequently. The trick to them is that they use a company called Rafflecopter, and on of the biggest ways to gain entries into the contest is to "Like" the Facebook pages of participating companies.

I know this can be annoying, but in 24 hours I received an additional 1200+ additional Likes to my Facebook page. I also saw an increase in number of people reached from an average of 60 to a new number of 275!

Here is what you need to think about, when people like your companies page all the items you post on your Facebook go into their News Feed. A ton of people that know nothing about you see your items, and it is only reasonable to think that someone will eventually click on your item.

Etsy tells us that using social media to our advantage is a highly successful and FREE advertising method. It doesn't matter how you get people to like your page, you just need to get them there. I stumbled into this hopefully highly advantageous event, and wanted to share with my team members.

Good Luck!


  1. I'm not sure I understand how this rafflecopter works. I don't really want to enter my email without more details. What is it exactly and how does entering giveaways get you more likes?

  2. I guess the rafflecopter was a little confusing. Rafflecopter is administering the contest. I agreed to put the link and button on my blog, blog about the giveaway, and promote it on my facebook page which put my page in the list of pages to be liked. In most giveaways you can only enter once, but in this one, for every time you "like" a facebook page you get an entry. So everyone who enters that wants to increase their chances of winning will go "like" all the facebook pages in the list.

    I hope that provides a little more clarity. The Acadianas Thifty Mom page does this frequently, so if you agree (before the beginning of a contest) to participate you get listed and the "likes" come pouring in. As of today (Thursday) I have 1,395 Likes. Monday I had 74.

    I hope this helps.

  3. I will post very soon about the May giveaway from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and I would hope that all of our team would participate. If I got 1500+ likes in 4 days over four kindle fires I can only imagine what it would be next month when the prize is SO MUCH BIGGER! Valued at $3,000