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2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« on: July 03, 2008, 05:34:12 PM »
There will be a Discount Holiday ebook this year!!!

Anyone interested in helping email me.

This will be open to ALL internet sellers! not just BGT members.

So start thinking of what you would like to offer.

More info will be posted after I get a sample book put together.

It will be FREE and participates will be asked to send it out to everyone!

I hope to have a sample book done within a week.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2008, 06:15:07 AM by BTPS »


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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday eBook - need your ideas
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 03:03:20 AM »
which is better
a website page with
  table of content (list of categories) click it and it takes you to that section
  all the ads sorted by categories
  an index of all the stores within the ads - click the store name and go to the ad

or a pdf file set up as stated above?


so would you prefer the website or the pdf file ?
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday eBook - need your ideas
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 06:14:44 AM »
I think I will be going with the website idea

Here is what I have so far
http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/1
Feel free to give advice on making it pretty and festive! Pretty is not my cup of tea, lol

I have contacted Sandy to see if she will be kind enough to create a Holiday looking image for us.

There is a "home" page, http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/1
a shop by store name page - which will be in alpha order and the names on the left menu can be clicked and taken right to the area with that stores discount description
and
a shop by category page - I have something on the Clothing page just so you can see it.
FOR the purpose of search engines there will be a description of the category at the top of ecah category page

Let me know your honest opinion.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 06:49:28 AM »
i think website would be better than pdf.  i had some reasons, but too tired to remember what they were  :-[

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 09:49:25 AM »
One of the reasons I support a website is you can alter the website.

Add and delete members, change sales, etc.

I remember there was one holiday coupon ebook that I purchased (still have it somewhere) that was a huuuuuuggggggge pdf download.

The eBook came with resell rights...so I sold it. Didn't make much and most of the buyers complained of the huge d/load time even though it was noted on the auction.

A webpage is the easiest, however, you need to consider that you might have to babysit the book as persons change their sales.

Best of Luck!

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 11:56:38 AM »
Yep it will be a website for sure.

Improvements on the pages are currently being worked on.

Unfortunately, Sandy is not able to do the Holiday decorated mall image.
So anyone interested in doing some type of page banner
PLEASE hollar.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 12:24:45 PM »
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 05:51:01 PM »
How does this look?

Holiday enough??

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 06:45:02 PM »
How's this?


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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2008, 07:16:30 PM »
BT - you're doing a great job putting this all together :up

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2008, 07:25:18 PM »
Great job BT.

Everything Nice...love the addition that you supplied.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2008, 07:42:55 PM »
What a neat thing!

And the idea is ... all participants would promote the site to their customers, and on their website?  Nice!

How soon do you need to know the names of those wanting to participate?
I would like to, but, as my store is pretty new, don't know what kind of specials I want to do in August, much less December!  (However, the one I saw there seems like a really good generic idea!)

And when you say you need help . . . what kind of help do you need?
I don't know how helpful someone new can be, but if there is some little something I could do, I would be willing.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2008, 08:00:48 PM »
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all participants would promote the site to their customers, and on their website?
Yep, their website, emails, blogs, forums, invite other sellers, etc etc

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How soon do you need to know the names of those wanting to participate?
I plan to have it up and live by September 15th and down on January 1st.

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And when you say you need help . . . what kind of help do you need?
For right now I think I have it under control.
Any ideas are welcome.

Come August I will need help recruiting sellers to advertise on the site.
By then I plan to have folks from ASM that are interested already added to it - giving folks that don't know me, us - something to look at before they decide to partcipate.
NO MEMBERSHIP is required.
It's FREE to advertise on the site.

I am hoping for aleast 100 stores.  That's 100 sellers spreading the word.  It's a low goal but that many will make me happy!  200 of course would be much better  :h0161
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2008, 09:02:06 PM »
Cruise...you REALLY should looking into joining BusinessesGrowingTogether.com

(BT will give you any info you need about it)

It's an awesome working site full of sellers supporting other sellers via well, BT can explain it better than anybody else.

Spread the word and help BT achieve her goal of 100 merchants.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2008, 10:23:49 AM »
Donnaa -
I saw the BGT website a while back, and think that is the one I remember saying that it was limited to people who had been selling online for at least a year.  I have some time to go before I get there, but won't forget!

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2008, 12:30:44 PM »
Looks really nice, Bt if you need help just give a yell.

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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2008, 03:18:54 AM »
for those wanting to help
SPREAD THE WORD!

It will be 3 web pages

The main page will change around September 15th
http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/1 everything should be clickable and working
If you see any spelling errors or anything else I should change PLEASE let me know.


http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/Cat.html - the category pages are not all ready yet - Clothing is === please click it and let me know what you think

http://www.businessesgrowingtogether.com/Discount/Store.html is also ready

I am willing to buy a domain name that is short and simple that can be used year after year for this purpose.  I just can't think of one that is not already taken.  So your ideas are welcome!
I do not want a domain to include the year because it would look wrong next year, lol.
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Re: 2008 Discount Holiday - need your ideas
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2008, 06:42:03 AM »
Looks great BT! Wish I had the time and energy you have! And, you must be very well organized. Do you ever sleep.... ? :laugh


  

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