Saturday, March 13, 2010

BEN MCFUZZY LUGS "LINK LOVE" SUCCESS STORY


SITTING NEXT TO PAMELA IN THE CLUB CAR ON THE "LINK LOVE" EXPRESS...

She's very talented, warm and caring. As the matter of fact, Pamela is, who I consider, one of our "Link Love Angels!" She's always cheerful, always caring and always sharing – willing to help those who are new to "Link Love" and those who are not so new with a little encouragement or deserved praise! From Scotland, (my absolute favorite accent – just love those rolling R's! Think Patrick McGoohan in the Disney movie, "Thomasina!") Pamela is a great example of "Link Love" spreading everywhere!

Her Story...

"I decided that 2010 was going to be my year for great success with my shop. Fortunately, 'Link Love' came along at the same time and it has been an amazing help in reaching my monthly goals. Not only does 'Link Love' increase views, hearts and fans, but it is a great supportive community."

"We have the amazing online parties hosted by our Vickey. We also have so many people searching for newbies and giving them a big boost by posting and featuring them on their walls. There are so many great shops participating in 'Link Love' now, that if I am looking to buy anything I will check those first. I love the fact that my facebook feed has such creative gems that pop up every day; all those crafty vibes helps to keep me trying to make new items."

QUESTION: If you had to attribute one thing to "Link Love," what would that one thing be?
ANSWER: "The amazing support! If I am feeling unsure of a new item or have no inspiration, there is always someone around to give you a wee boost."

QUESTION: If a new fan asked you for advice and what to do to increase their fan base and exposure to the world, what would you tell them?
ANSWER: "Join 'Link love,' and work it. Fan a few new people every day, and take the time to view their work too, make friends, have fun and the fans and followers will come."

QUESTION: If you ran into some one opposed to "Link Love," what might you say to sway their opinion?
ANSWER: "The numbers and the love speaks for itself!"

QUESTION: How often do you hit the other "Participant Fan Page" Discussion Boards?
ANSWER: "As often as I can! – But not as often as I should."

QUESTION: What other good things could you say about "Link Love?"
ANSWER: "What more can I say? I love it! It WORKS! Since starting with 'Link Love,' I have been featured on the Etsy front page four times and have been in the storque and Etsy finds email! For the 18 months I was on Etsy before 'Link Love,' I was never featured anywhere! I was also invited to enter my blog for a top dog blogs award, presently the blog is a finalist, one of the top 20! All these amazing things have happened since joining 'Link Love!' "

BEN MCFUZZY LUGS "LINK LOVE" STATS

"Link Love" Start Date: Jan. 13, 2010

Starting FB Fans: 50
At Present 440

Starting Etsy Hearts: about 347
At Present: 972

Starting Blog followers: 50
At Present: 93

Starting Twitter followers: about 1200
At Present: 1493

Etsy sales
2008 total sales 5
2009 total sales 21
2010 January sales 6
2010 Feb sales 10

BEN MCFUZZY LUG'S LINKS

http://benmcfuzzylugs.etsy.com
http://www.facebook.com/BenMcfuzzylugs
http://twitter.com/BenMcfuzzylugs
http://Benmcfuzzylugs.blogspot.com
http://serendipityscotland.com

Pamela's mom's links – We'll have to feature her sometime soon!
http://beaulyben.etsy.com
http://www.facebook.com/beaulyben

Pam makes felt animal sculptures. The process involves taking raw unspun fleece and other animal fibres, then stabbing them thousands of times with a razor sharp barbed needle. The barbs cause the fibres to matt together and slowly form a 3D felt shape. The shape is adjusted by the angle of the needle and the amount of fleece.

Over the years Pam has tried many crafts but never stuck with any of them, until one day a little book with cute doggy faces just jumped off the shelves at her, she gave it a go and friends started asking for their dogs to be sculpted. She found Etsy and the rest is history!

These wonderfully created creatures are a sample of Pamela's work!










PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO FB MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR "LINK LOVE" SUCCESS STORY SO YOU CAN BE FEATURED HERE! REMEMBER TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR STATS AND A GOOD ESTIMATE OF WHAT YOU STARTED WITH!!! ANY QUESTIONS, JUST MESSAGE ME ON FACEBOOK!

http://www.facebook.com/runwaycrochet.fans

Also, you won't want to miss any of the fun we've had learning a new vocabulary, courtesy of Julia and Kris!
The fabulous word banners were created by Mark of Spinland Studios. He also created the banner for our blog above!
Here's the link! http://linklovevocabulary.blogspot.com

8 comments:

  1. How sweet is this! And very truth about shopping first through link love stores before anywhere else! Wonderful job with these unique sculptures Pam! We have GR and I know my daughter would love one of those, so I am sure I'll be back! :) Wonderful story! Congrats to your feature too!!

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  2. Fabulous article! How wonderful to read about other's link love success! I LOVE IT!!! Congrats!

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  3. What a fab story! Great to read about Pamela's much deserved success and proof that Link love is the grooviest most magical online phenomenon since Facebook was invented!

    The proof of the karma-pudding is in the success of Link love. It's just so much fun to feel the cosmic flow of energy and kindness between Link Lovers, and to have a community where everyone 'gets you'! I'm so grateful for the postive vibe that is always on tap with Link love. Thank you!

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  4. Thankyou so much for such a kind writeup, I am blushing!!
    Love the idea we now have a blog where we can follow each others stories and meet some of the faces behind those lovely supportive posts

    Thankyou, you do such amazing work for us all, I dont know where you get your energy from!

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  5. SO, SO COOL Pamela!! What a great article, the perfect example of what the "LINK LOVE" is all about!!
    ~Michele
    By Your Side

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  6. I just love reading these stories! Please keep them coming!

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  7. Pam is truely an angel. Her sculptures are so close to perfect, a person could almost feed them. Fantastic blog. Congradulations, Pam.

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  8. It's good to know that Link Love contributes to many successes. Encouraging to us who are new to it and new to Etsy.
    I'm glad to be a part of it and hope it proves successful for me also.
    The little creatures are simply perfect!

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