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Easy Ways to Increase Online Sales

From small businesses to huge corporations, increasing profits is the #1 goal. As a business owner, it’s your main purpose and what you focus the bulk of your energy on. However, it can be a challenge—especially when you’re so close to your brand—to see what’s missing and to make the necessary changes. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of ways you can improve your buying process and see results in the near future. Whether you run a product- or service-based business, there are ways to increase online sales: 1. Have a user-friendly website that looks good. This might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many small business owners neglect their online presence, even if they don’t have a

Love to Travel?

I sure do! As far back as I can remember, my parents traveled somewhere during the summer for a week. It was a respite for them from a boring, production line job for my mom who would have loved to be home - sewing, cooking, crocheting, knitting, or anything creative rather than sitting in one place all day do a repetitive motion all day. Yes, she did take pride in doing that job well, but I know she looked forward to weekends and vacations. The first time I was ever inside a factory of any kind was when I was taking a college class for teachers. It was to help us see how school and factories were connected and to help us know better how and what to teach. As I watched the workers on the ass

High Tea, anyone?

Ooh, a Crafternoon Tea! Such fun! Fancy china, delicate cookies, delicious scones, and miles of smiles! My upline, DixieSue, plans these and invites me. We craft all morning and into early afternoon....adding artistic looking napkins to canvas, making shaker cards, practicing watercoloring, getting a preview of new products, going ah-ha! We learn new techniques, practice old tricks, and make new friends. THEN....!!!!! We move to different tables dressed in tablecloths and set with delicate REAL china and piled high with delectable goodies! Looks like we have been transported to the UK or maybe even to a castle. Ms. Susan knows just how to make this special! Never been to a tea? Then you need

Selling on Social Media Without Driving People Away

Social media is one of the best marketing tools out there: you can grow and reach a large audience with content and ads, and people who like and/or follow you are your fans, so they’re already your target group. However, people can be resistant to selling on these platforms. They see sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as places to share content and interact with friends, families—and nowadays, brands. You really have to approach this the right way or you could alienate your audience, causing them to unfollow or unlike you because they expect a two-way conversation and engaging content, not to be marketed to. It’s also important to clarify that social selling doesn’t mean advert

Stay in Place Activities

1. Donate to food banks and homeless shelters. Check with your local food bank, meals on wheels, boys/girls clubs, homeless shelters, etc., and see what their needs are. Many have online donation links or Amazon wish-lists. 2. Adopt a Nursing Home. Adopt a home and send encouraging notes to residents. Get your kids involved – I imagine many shut-ins would be particularly delighted to receive a drawing from your 8-year old! 3. Check on your neighbors, even if you have never met them. 4. Become a crisis text counselor. 5. Try to connect needs. So – do you know a graduate school student who used to wait tables? Perhaps they can become your nanny or your child’s tutor. Know someone struggling

Dies, Vellum, and Watercolors..oh my!

Avid stampers should find this card this down your alley. You will feel like a winner when you complete a card similar to this one. Try some different colors with the same layout. You get a totally different look.

Ornate Garden Sample

This is a beyond gorgeous collection! Great for Easter, Mother's Day, Thank you notes, Wedding notes...Stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, ideas.....You will not want this to sell out before you get your hands on this package. Make a note on your calendar that April 1 in Ornate Garden day - NO FOOLING! Email is UpCountryStamper at Gmail dot com

Everybody is Stamping!

Even my cat is searching for just the right ribbon - black organza! She LOVES ribbon! I don't know if she smells it or hears the ribbon and cardboard together, but I don't think I have ever gotten out a piece of ribbon without her insisting on helping to measure it! Anyone else have this kind of helper? I even cover it up as you can see, but she finds it! If I tie a piece to a chair she doesn't want it. It must be loose and it must be something that I don't want her to have. LOL. Everybody in your neighborhood should be stamping as much fun as it is! Potluck lunch, muffins for brunch, coffee and a card and chat, all day cropping/stamping day, Saturday retreat, weekend retreat. I mean you wil

Set Goals for Social Media

Create the Most Effective Social Media Marketing Plan There’s a vast sea of social media information out there. Experts are everywhere and there are just so many opinions on best practices and tactics. Not only that, but the platforms themselves are constantly changing, whether it’s adding new features, increasing character limits or otherwise changing the rules. That’s why I’ve created this guide to help you understand how to set social media goals for 2020. This article is especially good for you if you’ve never taken stock of your marketing campaigns or created objectives. Throughout this process, it’s really important to be honest about your successes and failures. It’s okay to admit tha