Yesterday was the first weekend the Christmas market was open.
The streets were crowded.
The shops took advantage of it by promoting all kinds of “good deals”.
Promotion can be done in several ways.
I have received countless emails from things I didn’t even know I was subscribed to.
Walls are filled with flashy posters.
But for some reason, shop owners think it’s a good idea to make youngster stand in the cold, handing out flyers.
Refusing seems a bit rude and in the end the piece of paper was useful for disposing chewing gum.
But most of them ended up as waste on the street.
Yet, the teenager kept on staying until closing time.
Persistency, assertiveness and consistrncy are essential when promoting your product, but to what extend?
If you’re an Apple user, you know that the device won’t end until it drives you mad and finally do that update which has been popping up, what feels like, every 2 second.
Does that make me frustrated with the product? Yes.
But once the half an hour update is done, I find comfort with it again.
I have found that many bloggers on WordPress have “chosen” this hobby because somewhere they hope this could mean their chance to freedom.
Freedom from the coorporate life.
That same old boring job, annoying colleages, traffic jams and no recognition.
There is always that small hope that someone likes your writing enough, they want to pay you for it.
This is also one of the reasons I started blogging.
With my first blog I had a solid 2000 followers and once even approached by a company to write an article for them.
In return, they would promote my blog on Twitter.
The fact that I still have a contract with a company indicates that I didn’t earn anything.
But I don’t want to give up yet.
Recently I started an online store.
Some of you know that I like to doodle, so why not try to sell them on items.
This whole “small business” took a bit of investment money, but surely I am going to earn it back, right?
Who knows, I might become the next Walt Disney or J.K. Rowling.
Promoting myself and my skills has never been my strength at job interviews.
It feels like bragging. Something I find repulsive in people.
And even with this dream of one day being able to live of my drawings, I have no plan on how to achieve it.
Should I hand out flyers? Make flashy posters? Send an email reminder to my friendlist every day? Subscribe to all possible social media?
Or just make a post to promote my store in a sneaky way?
I might as well 😉
Please visit my Doodle Shop:
Those are just samples.
Eventually you are the one who decides which Doodle you want, Background and text.
If you want another item, I am sure we can find something for that as well.
And you will have to pay only when you are completely happy with the design!
All Prices are including consultation, delivery and item.
There will be a Discount if you order more than one product.
Please consider 🙂
At the same time, if you would like to connect on Facebook, please leave your link in the comments or add me via:Andrea’s Facebook
Now back to the actual Topic of the blog!
Are you a small business owner?
Are you planning on publishing a book, online store or anything like that?
Do you have strategy on how to promote it?