eBay is a fantastic way to make money cleaning up the clutter in your house or apartment. It’s a great business opportunity as there are many different markets you can potentially profit from. With these potential profits also come potential pitfalls, though. There are many aspects of selling that new sellers – and even some sellers who aren’t so new – tend to overlook or misunderstand. Since knowing is half the battle, here’s how you can avoid these 5 common eBay mistakes.
A week ago I signed up for a couple of CPA (cost-per-action) affiliate networks: 1st Class CPA and Max Bounty. Max Bounty has been around for a very long time and seems very professional. I received a call from the affiliate manager and she was very friendly and helpful. A few days later, I received the following e-mail from 1st Class CPA. Apparently the self-proclaimed “CPA Network Owner Extraordinaire” of 1CC feels it’s perfectly acceptable to talk down to his affiliates. This is not a very wonderful way to boost your company’s image.
Internet dating isn’t easy. It requires tons of patience, persistence, and a positive attitude. It also requires you to wade through potentially hundreds of profiles that make you bang your head against your desk – profiles of people who sound so angry and unpleasant that you can pretty much figure out why they’re single. If you’re truly looking to meet someone online, here are a few common mistakes you can learn from. Remember, you’re trying to attract a potential match, not scare them away!
Every week I receive a few spammy looking link exchange request e-mails. While link exchanging is a great way to drive additional visitors to your website, there are some obvious blunders you can easily avoid by reading one of these spam e-mails. Today’s spammer provided me with not three, but ten link request faux pas. See if you can spot them all:
Today I received yet another cut and paste email asking to exchange links. I wouldn’t doubt that most webmasters receive at least a few of these each week. While trading links with similar websites is a great way to build traffic, there are a few faux-pas that are important to avoid while building links to your website. Perhaps the best way to explain these marketing blunders is by dissecting an e-mail I received today:
The other day I received an email from one of my competitors offering their customers a chance to win a prize with every order they place. At first it may sound like a perfectly reasonable promotion to run, but upon closer inspection it’s actually illegal!
In a rough economy like today’s, a strong customer retention strategy is important for any e-commerce business to thrive. It is far more costly to obtain a new customer through advertising than to market to an existing customer. Yet so many companies make simple mistakes that cost them several customers each day. Before you spend a dime on advertising, keep in mind these three popular ways of scaring your customers away:
I’ve been using American Express for many years now. Their rewards program is one of the best – you can redeem your rewards points for many items, including Dell certificates. I have used these certificates to save a lot of money on purchasing new computers and accessories over the years. I recently redeemed my points for a $100 gift certificate to use on a Radeon X1550 video card. Unfortunately, after spending two entire days trying to get the card to work, I didn’t have much luck.
For the last several weeks I have been noticing calls on my phone from “Unavailable” coming up while I was sleeping on an almost daily basis. The caller did not leave a message during any of the many times this happened. I was just about to go to bed and my phone rang… it was them!