My new lesson this week cost me hundreds of hours, am I the only one learning anything the hard way? I opened up a face book page, my space page, flicker, stylehive, thisnext, and blog. I'm sure many of you have done the same thing. I've read threads and threads telling me this is a great way to get traffic to your store. So week after week I add a few friends to my face book, I down load pictures to stylehive, I look at store after store on linkreferal. I have not spamed I am very careful about that. I'm never really sure what to do so I just keep trying to make friends I try to be consistent and do all of these things daily. I also made a page on face book with my shop. I have spent hundreds of hours doing all of this. I think I spend almost 2 hours a day keeping all of this going. My face book has been the funniest, I like to meet people and I really try to make good friends. I made a fans page on face book I knew I needed to make fans but not sure how. I have had a lot of fun reading peoples profiles, finding new shops and just being snoopy. Well I've been KICKED OFF!!!!! of face book Yep, they shut me down. I was in shock I have not even spamed or even came close to it. So here is my lesson only make a few friends a week on face book, absolutely no more. I think my few friends a day added up and maybe people all said yes on the same day. This may have looked like spam because there was the same action done in a large amount. Does that make sense. Yes, I spent hundreds of hours loading pictures, writing profile, and talking to people and now it's all gone. This was hard for me I kept a lot of information their. I had friends I have no way of getting in touch with again. This has been a painful lesson and I want others to learn from it. Yes, I can make another account but I think I'm going to try something first. I do not like my space at all so I think I'm going to close that account anyway.
I'm now going to experiment and here's how. Now that I don't have my face book I'm going to keep track of my sells and views. I'm not going to do anything but blog. No flicker, no stylehive, no thisnext, not even linkreferal. I want to see if things change. So far things have really changed. I have had 15 views in 5 days, ouch. So I think face book was a huge help for views. But for actual sells it will be interesting to find out what happened. I have still sold about the same amount as last week. So my question is where are my real buyers coming from? Face book may have been a waist of time, I want to know for sure it was a lot of time spent on talking to (I thought may be) potential buyers.
Off to my sons football game, time to do something really important! I'm going to wear my new ring too!!!!! (plug)