Saturday, February 27, 2010
RIDING THE "LINK LOVE" EXPRESS TO SUCCESS WITH TERRI...
She is one of the most caring, sharing people on Facebook! If you don't know her now, you will want to get to know her and be happy that you do! Terri is truly an uplifting, encouraging, gracious and wise soul!
"As the designer and owner of PaperOnParade, I joined a group of wonderfully talented, sharing people via 'LINK LOVE!' Our common thread is the love of designing handcrafted products and a desire to share it with those who are interested.
Mine is one of many, many stories of success...
My son and daughter-in-law wanted to get me something special for my birthday, so they viewed my fan page and found a fan page, Valley Bead Glass Art (which is one of my 700 plus fans). They chose a beautifully handcrafted bracelet and when I received it in the mail, it was gift wrapped with a sweet note!!! I love surprises but, that isn't the end of this story... Valley Bead Glass Art (link below) needed a baby gift and purchased one of my photo albums! So, this time, the "Link Love" came full circle! What you share and sow will come back to you... Sometimes we see it and sometimes we don't! When we are blessed enough to see it first hand... it is total sweetness!!! So keep sharing the 'LINK LOVE,' everyone!"
QUESTION: If you had to attribute one thing to "Link Love," what would that one thing be?
ANSWER: "By far it's the wonderful friendships I've made with other sharing and talented artisans!"
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: "There have been several people who have sent me a Facebook message. One of the first things I do is send them to Runway Crochet's blog (link provided below) where they can learn about it. I also encourage them to keep posting their links and sharing with others! When they get stuck, I just tell them to keep posting and the fans/followers will come!"
QUESTION: If you ran into some one opposed to "Link Love," what might you say to sway their opinion?
ANSWER: "They need to research what SEO is all about! Once they realize what SEO is, they might change their mind. If you have a lot of fans - YOU ARE GOING TO GET NOTICED!"
QUESTION: How often do you hit the other "Particpant Fan Page Discussion Boards?"
ANSWER: "At least, every other day! But, I try to check every day. It is work but, A LOT OF FUN, TOO! My new motto is... "Bye, bye big box!"
QUESTION: What other good things could you say about "Link Love?"
ANSWER: "It's something you have to like and enjoy! But, it's NOT something you have to continue all the time. If you get sick or take a vacation, you can pick back up where you left off - start sharing links again and your numbers will begin to increase again."
PAPER ON PARADE'S "LINK LOVE" STATS
"Link Love" Start Date: About Jan. 1, 2010
Starting FB Fans: 102
In approximately 10 days: 350
At Present 700 Plus
Starting Etsy Hearts: about 60
At Present: almost 250
Starting Blog followers: 12
At Present: 62
Starting Twitter followers: about 7
At Present: 300 PLUS
PAPER ON PARADE'S LINKS
Terri designs unique 6 x 8 photo albums for your special pictures. Slide 4 x 6 photos into the pockets and corners...no glue! Therefore you can change out pictures as you wish. Each album has pocket pages, too with an insert for journaling or adding more photos. The complete album is handcrafted by her, from the spine to the embellished pages. Also, available are 12 x 12 embellished scrapbooking pages, ready for your photos, journaling and inserting into your own 12 x 12 album. Recently, she's added note pads made from recycled boxes! Too cute and recycling too!
Previous venues for Terri, included designing wedding dresses, dance costumes, square dance outfits and always sewing for her children. Plus she created custom picture frame designs in Alaskan art galleries. For her, this new venture into paper is so exciting and she thinks ETSY and Zibbet are wonderful answers to marketing her shop,
Paper On Parade... for Memories that POP!
These are some of Terri's lovely items available for sale! =)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
NEW BLOG TO COME... STRICTLY ABOUT "LINK LOVE" SUCCESS STORIES!!! FB OR TWITTER DIRECT MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR SUCCESS STORIES... WHERE YOU STARTED AND WHERE YOU ARE PRESENTLY, ETC., WITH YOUR FANS, TWITTER FOLLOWERS, ETSY HEARTS, BLOG FOLLOWERS AND ANY SALES THAT CAME FROM YOUR EXPOSURE TO "LINK LOVE!!!" HOW LONG IT TOOK YOU TO GET THERE... HOW OFTEN YOU HIT THE "PARTICIPANT FAN PAGES," ETC.!!! THIS IS ANOTHER WAY TO SPREAD THE "GOOD WORD!!!" LET'S KEEP THE "LINK LOVE" REVOLUTION GOING AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT IT WORKS!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQvmCzILBfE