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From Cafepress 2007 To Cafepress 2016

A Look at Cafepress 2015

If you’ve been keeping up since the beginning you are aware that I found a way to make money online back in 2007 with Cafepress. While I wasn’t convinced you could make enough money to quit your day job, it turned out to be a fairly reliable source for creating some passive income after you got the shop set up. If you need a little extra beer money, or money on your bills, Cafepress would work.

Even though I’ll be adding updates to them, you can still read Part 1 and Part 2 of my series on making money with Cafepress. I think it’s a little funny that I am creating this post the next day after discussing how greedy entrepreneurs are already set to fail. Whey do I think that’s funny? Because failure is exactly where I believe Cafepress is headed.

The Reasons for NOT Trying to Make Money Using Cafepress (Part 1/2)

I am using a sort of ‘star wars’ approach to this by beginning at the ending. I just had to prove how making money with Cafepress was possible before I could prove you shouldn’t. Am I right? Well, we all know that’s not entirely accurate. So I apologize if you happened to read my articles and immediately took action. I commend you on your determination though, and admire your drive. However, I have a commitment to reporting all the realities involved.

You are probably wondering why now I’m saying that you SHOULDN’T use Cafepress to make money. Well, back in the day it was different. It really was a good source for passive income. I certainly hope nobody actually quit their job and put all their responsibilities on what they could earn from Cafepress.

What ruined Cafepress was greediness, pure and simple. That’s what brought them down. How do I know? Well, these last two months are the first two months since I began my store back in 2007, that I made NO sales. This is a first since 2007. So I researched it and became aware of the facts and saw it for what it was – greed.

I am actively pulling my Cafepress accounts and closing my failing business. One reason is because once they see these posts I’ve written they’ll cancel me out anyway. Plus I’m thinking of moving my designs over to Zazzle.com, but I’m still researching that and not making any recommendations as of yet. I just wanted to let everybody know why I changed my mind after all the good things I had to say before. I think people should know the truth, and sometimes that takes some updating. So there you have it.

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Web Video Production Tips to Use When Creating Your Video

Web Video Production Tips

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Today I would like to share with you some web video production tips that you can use when you are creating a video to use on the web. There are a lot of people who are starting to take advantage of putting content on video sharing websites to promote their companies and businesses. If you do not want to be left behind but are not sure about what you are doing, then make sure to take the time to read these tips so that you will be able to learn a couple of things.

When you are first getting started there are a few things that you are going to want to have. You will want to have a digital camcorder and some good editing software. You will be able to shoot good video that can easily be uploaded with a good camcorder, and you will be able to edit your videos using software that gives you full control. Once you have these two essential tools, you are going to want to know where to upload your marketing videos and how to get them found. There are several video sharing websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Viddler where you can upload your videos in addition to your own website. If you want to get them found then you will need to give them a title that is related to the video but also include words that people will be searching for.

These web video production tips will help you to be able to get your videos online and will help you to get exposure for those videos. If you want to grow your online presence and keep up or get ahead of your competition then using video on the web is a great way to do it. Make sure to keep these tips in mind when you are creating your videos so that you will be able to get through the process as easy as you possibly can.

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More Ways to Get Links to Your Website

If you’re working on search engine optimization to promote your website, getting links is a very important part of this process. To Bing and Google, links count as a vote for the importance and popularity of your site, making it appear higher up in their search results. This can make a big difference to your visitor numbers, so getting links to your website is important.

Directories specifically offer links to websites, usually in context so that you can provide some promotional or informative text about them as well. Sometimes these will also allow you to choose your anchor text, which is even better. Some useful options are niche directories, like this fishing directory, which will list your site with related websites by topic, and local directories like this Devon business directory, that can help search engines figure out where your business is geographically located.

Adding a blog to your website is a good way to get others to link to you and comment on your articles. Alternatively, you could be an expert author on another website, or send articles to article directories for other people to use. Posting useful advice in forums with your website in your signature link is another good way to get your name known as an expert in your field.

Social media can be very useful for promoting your business, whether it’s through customer feedback on a Facebook page, videos on YouTube or special offers and deals on Twitter. It makes your company look approachable and modern.

For websites that sell products, price comparison websites and voucher code websites are another option.

Although any link to your website is good, a blog comment or forum link will not count as much as a link from the content of an important relevant website. Since these can be hard to get, many businesses hire SEO or advertising services to get them.

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Retail shop fittings make the difference

Studies in consumer trends and customer behavior indicates that new customers or retail browsers will make their decision about coming into your retail store based on the first eight feet of your floor space. During that time, quick determinations will be made regarding the style of clothing that you carry, the friendliness of the staff, and whether they will come in to browse further. As odd as that may sound, you can probably validate those studies based on your own shopping tendencies. If this study is true, it is imperative for store owners and managers to make their showroom appealing, inviting, and clearly marked so that a shopper can immediately see what you carry, how it is organized, and where they would look. Consider a couple of strategies and steps you can take to bring your new customers the rest of the way into your store.

Visual signing

Pictures are so much more effective than words when it comes to communicating information about your store. If your store sells older women’s clothing, a highly visible poster showing great fashion on women that reflect your market will cause an immediate reaction. A store selling unique and original type of memorabilia can quickly convey that with signage that features pictures of that type of retail. Since stores have quick changes in styles and product, you want signage that is quickly changed and will be available for display almost immediately. Changing signage will cause people to come through your store more often to check out anything that might be new. One way to accomplish this quick change is through Banner stands rollup signage. These great displays can change out visual pictures and graphics they display immediately in addition to being mobile enough to be place into any location throughout your floor room.

Store organization, shelving, and fittings
Retail shop fittings are primarily used to display product lines or store campaigns and themes, racks or shelves of product, and walls of merchandise. You can find shop fittings and store layout suggestions by going online and searching the companies that service visual advertisements, banner displays, and marketing tools. They can suggest ideas and concepts to use to create that eight foot barrier mentioned in research that is the difference between the casual window shoppers and those that enter into the flow of your store open to possibly making a purchase. If the first eight feet truly make the difference, why not change it around today.

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