Thursday, December 30, 2010


Hey everyone. Be sure when you upload your images or pictures to your computer that you name them when you save them. I've been getting a lot of views because of my images being named. I've asked a few of my customers how they found me and they're saying that they were searching images and seen one of my images, clicked on it and it brought them to my booth. So, keep in mind that it is very important to name your images as your uploading them to your computer.

If you search "Vintage Harwood Softball" you will find this item of mine is the second one down on the first page of 2,030,000 pages. Then if you click on images in that same search you will see the picture of this softball is towards the top of the images page also. Not to shabby ah?

On my blogger stats, I'm seeing lots of views coming in from image searches. Just thought I'd pass this on to everyone. Good Luck!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Well everyone we are upon the Holiday shipping season once again. I'd like to remind everyone that postal workers are stressed and are working long hours to make sure ours packages arrive in a timely manner. Remember that our packages are not always handled in the way that they should so, be sure to glue the packages flaps and use extra tape to ensure that your package will not come apart in rough handling.

Another thing I like to do during the winter months (well I do it all the time or try to remember to)
is always place a clear piece of over sized tape over your address and return labels. This is a good practice to use because damp weather might make the labels run and unable to read costing everyone time and money.

Also be sure any extra space in your box is filled with packaging material. This makes the package less resistant to crushing.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cyber Monday was Bad

Ok everyone, ... here's my thoughts on cyber Monday. I sat here all day tweeting and facebooking to no avail. My site had lots of views but no sales. So, my conclusion on advertising like a mad man doesn't work on social sites. I guess the article I posted about which is better? SEO or Social Media? is correct as far as advertising to people that already know what Items, products or services you offer.

It's like having a yard sales and trying to sell to your neighbors that already know what you have to offer. We have to think outside the box and figure out the best way to advertise to people outside of social media groups. Some ways to do this is advertise on your vehicle with vinyl lettering or graphics because not only are the same people seeing your advertisements everyday, so are other people seeing it for the first time. I think of it as opening the phone book and showing the people on the bus your Ad everyday. Some will have already seen it however there will be new people on that bus whom never have seen it.

An other way is to advertise on sites like or

Do a search on "Classified Ads" or "Classifieds" and you will see a lot of sites that let you post an ad for free. Usually the sites at the top are the top sites to list on because they've been the longest running or are most popular. (be sure to never leave any personal information on classified sites) Just leave a link to your selling site. Good Luck!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Which Is Better? SEO or Social Media?

by Conrad Walton

To all my friends that sell online. You really need to read this article about shoppers behaviors and how they shop online when it comes to purchases. This article states that When someone needs or wants to buy, they particular item they search for it rather then visual site purchasing. What this article is saying that we can tweet and facebook all we want but a sale only comes when an item is needed or wanted through searches. This is why using the best keywords works for selling on the net.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How to make more sales

How to make more sales....hmmmmmm Is this a question or a comment?

Well, it's been my experience that you can Twitter, Facebook, Stumble upon, Craig's list, email until your blue in the face day in and day out. I find it really doesn't matter unless you have the right product at the right price. Let's face it, we have a lot of competition out there all trying to get the first crack at the person who is willing to purchase online. We have to always be sure to present our items as professionally as we can and also package and ship our items as professional as possible as we can. "We Never get a second chance to make a first impression"

I sell a lot of different new and gently used items and surprising enough the only thing that sells well for me is my decals. I've been hoping to move away from making and selling decals however, for now until I can find the right product the decals will have to stay. eCommerce has always been a passion for me as it is to millions of sellers online today. We have to stay focused and our eye on the prize.

Wishing Everyone a Great Holiday Selling Season! Now get out there and SELL,SELL,SELL...LOL

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Getting Noticed

The holiday season is fast approaching. Are your items ready to be found by people seeking that special gift for that some one special? If you are unsure, perhaps some of these tips might help Santa put your gifts right in front of that eager internet shopper.

Be sure you name your pictures (when you save them to your computer) according to what the item is. Use keywords in naming that pictures because some internet searchers, search the images in their internet browser.

Next, your title should read specific as to what the item is. Lets say you want to sell a fishing lure. Well your not going to title it "fishing lure" of course (you'll never be seen with the millions of lures Cabelas or Bass Pro Shops sells...LOL) You want to be more specific like:

"Strike King Mini King Spinnerbait 2 oz. Clear/Silver/Red"

Strike King is the manufacture
Mini King Spinnerbait would be the name of the lure
2 oz. would be the weight
Clear/Silver/Red would be the color

Use these words in your bullet list and in your description as many times as you can without looking to obvious. If you use keywords to many times, search engines will consider it spamming and will ignore it all together. I try to use my keywords up to three times in a listing.

After your item's listing is perfect, be sure to Twitter, Facebook, Stumble, and Craigslist it. The more hits (views) your item receives and how well your title and description is written will be where your item will rank in search engines.

Another good way to get noticed is when your thinking of something to blog. Search Facebook for that keyword(s) thats what I did when I made this posting. I typed in Facebook search "Getting Noticed" and there was a lot of postings on this topic so I decided to use this phrase. Now if you go to facebook search and type in "Not" or "Get" my blog pops up right away with my avatar. Search your idea and keywords FIRST before you title a blog.

Opps! I forgot to mention that advertising on your vehicles window with vinyl lettering or even a nicely designed decal always helps. There's a lot of bored people waiting for something and they're always searching on the internet with their cell phones and net books. Shouldn't they be searching your store also? You just never know. I get sales from my decals all the time. Remember, a Business with No Sign, is a Sign of no Business!

Now I have to go and spiffy up my items to be sure everything is ready for the Holiday Shopping Season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Recycle Reuse Boxes

Do you recycle or reuse boxes? Would you mind receiving purchased items in recycled boxes?

I've been doing this for years and have never had a complaint yet. The boxes I use to ship purchased items come from a local store called Family Dollar. Usually the great people that work there save me the boxes with a little or no advertisement on them. If there is advertisement on them I will turn the box inside out and re-glue the side so any advertisement is on the inside. I remove any existing tape and labels. After I'm done I have a recycled box. It saves the environment and our bottom which is the cost of boxes. I can't see passing on $1.99 up to $5.00 a piece to the customer when a recycled box is just as good. Now I can see if it was a higher end product I would surely eat the cost of a box but I usually sell low to mid range items.

Please leave comment or your thoughts on this issue.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Free Foam Packing Material and Boxes

You can get free foam packing material at any local furniture or rental stores. I go to my local furniture weekly and they are happy to give it to me. They use this material to wrap couches and chairs with. This foam material is light weight and will protect any item in delivery.

Just thought I'd pass this on to my fellow sellers. :O)

I also go to our Family Dollars stores for boxes and usually they are advertisement free.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How to Add a PayPal Button on a Blog

Log into your PayPal account. Go to My Account, Overview. Skroll down until you see "Tools" look for Create New Button. Click on that and fill in the information about your item including shipping. When your done it will go to the next page where it will give you some HTML Code. Click on "Select Code" it will turn blue. Copy it and paste it into the HTML box in your blog.

This is where your going to add the HTML (see blue arrow below). After you have it added the HTML preview it. If it's there then go back and add all the items information and picture in the compose box. You might have to do some rearranging if necessary. After your done and it looks good then, test your new PayPal button to be sure it works. Good Luck!

Monday, October 25, 2010

What Cured My Atopic Dermatitis Psoriasis Eczema

(pic from left before, middle and right, after)

This is my story of how my eczema atopic dermatitis psoriasis has went away.

I am a 49 year old male that has suffered with atopic dermatitis all my life and I'd like to share with you what cured it. Now mind you that over 49 years I have used everything the doctors suggested including steroid creams, antibacterial creams, oatmeal soaks, prednisone (steroids) antibiotics, atarax, benadryl, ect.

Two months ago I was working on a motorized bicycle and when I was done I had grease on my hands so I went in to wash up. Prior to this day I would wash my hands with anything available but recently when the golf oil spill was going on I seen on the news how the were washing the animals and birds with DAWN dish liquid. So I purchased some. This day when I went to wash my hands I remembered the DAWN dish liquid was under the sink, so I grabbed it and started washing.

Well, a little while later (approx. one hour) to my amazement I noticed that a few of the open sores on my hands had closed. I was amazed. Four hours later I decide to wash my hands again and the sores closed even more. I was so excited. I've always been self consious about my dermatitis avoiding to shake hands and keeping them in my pockets. Now, as you can see in the pictures, (picture far left: you can see blisters. pictures: middle and bottom you can see healing) I still have some scaring however, I'm sure it will go away in time using Aveeno moisturizing lotion.

I also had it on my elbows and legs, however as of today Monday October 25th 2010 it's been gone for over two months. I continue to shower with DAWN dish liquid everyother day.

It still baffels me but hey, it worked for me.

I am not suggesting you do this however, I'm sharing my experience. Always consult your doctor before starting any kind of regiment.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Old English Detroit D Decal
This Old English D decals would look good in the rear window or your car or truck. It's made of long lasting white vinyl and measures 5" tall X 3.75" wide.

You can get one of these decals in my bonanza store.

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