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The Friday Blog Round-Up 6/4/10

4th June 2010

The Friday Blog Round-Up 6/4/10

First up this week,  I want to say thank you to Angie from AK Designs,  who actually reads what I write here.   She wrote a terrific post that was inspired by my post about communicating with customers.   I love that what I wrote made her think.  I also think, based on what she wrote,  that she’s doing a great job communicating with her customers.  The fact that she’s worrying about it, shows she’s aware how important communication is.

Second,  the  GSSA blog has a great post about promoting your business inexpensively.   Sometimes the simplest things are the things we forget to do,  so this is a good reminder.   The one tip that I really like is to barter your services for radio or television time.  I used to work in local television, and I can tell you tv stations always need swag and logo wear.   Making a deal where you exchange your products for advertising services is a win-win for both sides.

Third,  we have a timely article from the NNEP blog reminding us all that persistence pays when it comes to sales.   Your prospects have full, busy lives.   They may be very interested in what you have to offer,  but time may be in short supply.   If you are persistent in keeping your name in from of your potential customers,  you most likely will get a sale at some point.   Put yourself in your customer’s place,  and you’ll see that lack of contact doesn’t always mean lack of interest.

Fourth up, we have Odd Guy Art.  They seem to pop up every time I do one of these posts,  but that’s because they consistently write good stuff.   This week’s mention if for their post on Social Media Marketing.   They make a lot of the same recommendations I would, including the most important one, KNOW YOUR TARGET MARKET!   They have some terrific advice regarding social media marketing.

In the fifth slot this week are a couple of posts from Sewing for Cash.   It appears that embroiderers and quilters now have iPhone apps that are developed specifically for them.    There’s this hand embroidery app for those who do hand embroidery.   There is also a quilt block app for those who quilt.   It truly amazes me the tools that are available these days.   If you have an iPhone, you might want to check these out.

Finally, Urban Threads has turned two years old,  and to celebrate their birthday, they’re holding a contest.   If you’ve used an Urban Threads design to create a project,   you can send your design to Urban Threads and be entered into a contest to win one of 200 $10 gift certificates.    Check out their blog for more details  and to say Happy Birthday!

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