Tuesday, February 13, 2018

GiveAways


Hello My Hustlers Let's Talk Giveaways Today. I know your saying aren't we on a budget? Aren't we suppose to make money not give it away? I can't afford to do giveaways? Yes to all of that but.....

Giveaways are one way to bring people to your business or service making them aware of what your doing and  what your service or products are. I  have done a few giveaways in my day and they went pretty well. Here's what I did.

First remember this was a couple of years ago and Vista Print was offering promotional items for free. So I use to buy about 10-15 free promotional items with my logo and company name on it and give them away to my podcast listeners when I had a contest. The cost of the promotional items cost me about $10 bucks plus shipping was about $5 back then. I got more then my $10 bucks worth in nice items like tote bags, t-shirts, coffee cups, pens, notepads, backpacks, hats. This helped me a lot when it came to telling my audience and customers that I care for them and their business.

              ( One Of My Giveaways From Vista Print for One of my Businesses)

Fast Forward to day Vista Print is not giving out the freebies like they use to but you can still do giveaways. If you sell products like I do the products that are not selling as well or not at all  use one of them for a free giveaways. If you offer a service then give  10-15 minutes of your service time as a giveaway. If you want to spend say a little money then offer gift cards  to your customers but you gota earn them for free first by doing surveys to get them. What about this whatever you get free  stuff   and you know it would be a nice giveaways then use that.

 By using giveaways you are showing your customers you appreciate them. Hopefully that customer will take that appreciation from you and tell their friend who tell their friends.That's where you will gain more customers for your store or service.

Giveaways help to build your brand and your business. So what have you got to lose but I am sure you have something to giveaway. Happy Hustling. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Really???


 Hello My Hustlers, So here's what I heard  and read yesterday. Social media is a very powerful tool to use for your business and personal life. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube,  LinkedIn.You get the idea. If you can build up a following you will do wonders for our business but....

Social Media is that it's suppose to help you be social and not to always hawk your wares. If you have say a Facebook platform and you just start right out telling people about your great products that you make and sell . What kind of people or following do you think your gona to get for your business? Yes you can have a business page or a fan page on Facebook but you still have to be social and not always talk about what your selling. That's a quick turnoff for people. You have to be social in social media. Key word Social.

I have a Facebook page, twitter page and Pinterest and most of my pages are business pages but I do put a lot of non business things on there to. Like  information I find interesting  that other might like on that certain topic. I also talk about myself some and  share some personal but not to personal stuff on my social network pages. My following is not big at all but  I am getting there.

I am telling you all this  because I was reading where one of the Kardashian women had over 1 million followers on Instagram and twitter. She  started advertising her perfume on her social media pages . In 4 days she made over 10 million dollars just from her Instagram following alone.  The power of social media for your business is priceless because it's free and effective!
                                                                Happy Hustling

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sharing

                             Hello My Hustlers. Do I need to say anything else?

Videos


 Hello My Hustlers, Happy Saturday. Today I want to talk about one way that you can promote your business and that's through Videos. You know Facebook live video , YouTube etc.
Personally I have done YouTube to promote one of my passions but I found out unless you put out a video a week, you don't get to may subscribers to your channel. I was lazy and did not produce as many videos and I didn't get  a lot of people interested in my channel, But that's another story.

I have been watching Facebook live videos I have seen people talking about their life, selling pearls in a shell, selling clothing, comic books. preaching. My point to you is this you have a way to promote your business either through Facebook live or YouTube for free. All you have to do is set up an account.

A lot of people love doing videos and telling the world about themselves. I say only use these free services to promote something that will make you some $$ and to establish business relationships.

So do I think doing Videos for your business is a good ideas , you bet I do it's free, get's you out there and it helps you to think outside the box. So go make a video! Keep Hustling

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Never Stop



 Hello My Hustlers, Happy Tuesday
.    I wanted to tell you to never stop learning about your hustle. Now that's it's winter here in New York and I have some down time. Business is kinda slow. I am putting my efforts into learning more about my business as far as how I can reach more people and form my own communities. Remember it's not just about the selling it's about establishing relationship and keeping them.

What I do is look at YouTube videos, Facebook groups, business blogs and read a lot of business newspapers just to get some ideas. I also love looking at my business programs on television. I like programs like The Profit, American Greed, CNBC, Shark Tank. These  programs show you a lot of ways to conduct business and ways not to. They are a great learning lessons to get your hustle correct.

I also read a lot of magazine and books regarding business topics. I even go to free classes if they are offered in my area and they make sense to go to. I love to learn because the more you learn the more better it will be for your business/hustle.
                                                                         Happy Hustling

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Advertising




Hello My Hustlers, Happy Saturday. Well I am here to talk to you about ads. I have placed a Facebook ad and a Craigslist ad and here are my results on both.

Facebook Ad. I  had a coupon for $10 to use Facebook ads. So I took advantage of it and promoted my Facebook page and the link to this site. For 14 days I spent a total of $7 from the coupon promotion and I got about........ 70 people to look and like my page. So the Facebook ad was a bust for me.

Craigslist Ads. This was free and I have promoted on Craigslist New York before. After  all that is said and done that to was a bust to. I prompted various things on craigslist and they all were a bust .

These are the only two things as far as ads go that I have done for my business. I do have a podcast which I promote my business on every now and then but I have no takers. If you have a better way to promote your business please share it. Would love some new promoting ideas for 2018

Happy Hustling....