Friday, January 12, 2007

Incredible new Blog by The Glamorous Bee - Bernadette Pasley

Not only did I get the excitement of my Daily Candy ad yesterday, but also an exciting new blog done by Bernadette Pasley in New York, better known as the The Glamorous Bee!

She did an amazing job and I'm looking forward to sending out samples to all of her loyal readers. SAMPLES? Uh yah! First time I'm experimenting with it but we'll see how it goes. I've ordered my sample jars (tiny cute little jars) off of Ebay and will be filling them with a lotion sample (little less than a tablespoon) to send out to her readers (U.S. only). I am creating a scent for each family and hopefully will drive some sales volmes as well from this gig! Bernadette is super creative and came up with the sample idea. I'm thinking most likely around 50 readers to ask for the sample, but I'll let you know what the volume actually is. She's also leaving my ad up on her site (button that links to the site) so that will be interesting to see where it goes...

Some other Hive members have done some pretty incredible stuff as well lately! For instance, google Urban Botanic, and on the right is a google ad done by Lauri! It's fabulous and I hope it drives some much deserved traffic her way. Karen has been busy as well and has some great ads, including one in her local newspaper coming out in the next week.

I hope everyone in The Hive is having a rockstar start to the month and qualifying for Team Elite (or whatever we'll name it this week)! We have 9 inches of snow here in Seattle and it's so beautiful outside I almost wish it was like this every day of winter! I know that for some of you in more remote locations it can be a little more difficult to find ways to advertise but I ran across 100 ways to get the word out on a work at home site and thought it was worth sharing! Visit to see them all. Here are a few of my personal favorites below:

..1. Take a small zip close baggie (snack sizes work well) and include the following in it:Your Business Card, Business Oppty Mini Flyer, a Piece of Candy such as hard candy or a lollipop, mini flyer of current host specials, discount coupon (optional) etc.

..3. Print out flyers with your contact info (not your personal address), your website address & email address along with any current specials you are offering.Then contact local area mobile home park offices, apartment complex rental offices, housing developments etc and ask them if you can leave fliers in their office or hang on their tenants doors. Give the office employees a free gift or discount on their personal orders.

4. Contact local area bridal supply stores, bridal gown stores, caterers, tux rental centers, wedding dj's etc. Ask them if you can leave your business cards & fliers about the great (Company Name) Bridal Gift Registry for them to give to their customers.Offer store owners a free gift or a personal discount for helping you spread the word about your business.

..8. College Campuses! Dorms & Housing Students are always looking to spend money! A lot of college students are also looking for an extra income so target them with the Business Oppty too!

..10. Contact your local area hospitals and ask for Human Resources Dept. The Majority of hospitals hand out New Mommy Diaper Bags filled with products, samples and other stuff for New Moms who just had a baby!It's FREE for you to add in your information! I have gotten party hosts, new customers and new recruits by participating in these types of programs.

OK THIS ONE I ADORE! How about their own custom baby scent lotion????

..11. Contact your local medical offices, particularly Gynecology and OB Offices and Pediatric Offices and inquire about you leaving information with them. This is a way for you to target Parents of Children with the home party oppty, the business oppty and new customer sales.

..14. Call your Chamber of Commerce and find out about Local Area Job Fairs. Get a booth and set up info about the fabulous business oppty!

..16. Contact local area car dealerships. I have 2 in my local area that hand out a small packet that I made up for FREE to their customers who come in to take a free test drive!

..21. Contact local small companies and shops to see if you can offer an exclusive discounts or freebie gift to their employees. Companies are always looking for a way to "treat" their employees to specials from the local surrounding community.

..26. Contact small local area businesses such as hair salons, massage parlors, boutiques, banks etc.See if you can set up a table for 1 week with 3 of your best selling products on it along with some catalogs, fliers, coupons and your business card. Keep a basket on the table for any customer orders which you can follow up on after you return back to pick up your display. Offer the store owner or manager a free gift for allowing you to do this.You can also offer to donate a prize for a contest if they let you display the prize donated & get a copy of the contestants entry blanks after the promotion closes.

..38. Contact local area hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns and ask them if you can do up a Lobby Basket and leave it in their Lobby.What is a Lobby Basket? You make up little packs of info about your business & products and put them into the Lobby Basket for their patrons to take.They usually have a pamphlet wall or area too with pamphlets from local area attractions etc. If they don’t have a lobby basket area, inquire about leaving your business info in their pamphlet area.


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