Thursday, 30 June 2016

Last Day! - Make a Plan!

So guys we made it! Last day of the challenge.

Today we are going to reflect on how far we have come and make a real solid plan for future goals. Over the last 30 days we have dabbled in all sorts of areas which can improve our businesses so now we will make solid plans and goals and stick to them to keep our stores growing and improving.

If you are still interesting in improving your store further please take a look at my Seller Record Binder. It is designed to help all sellers new and experienced to keep business in track and also to push you that little bit further.

Have a great summer everyone. The linkup will still be open until the end of today, link up your stores and blog posts and don't forget to visit other people's in the link up with you.

It's been fun!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Day 29 of The Big, Ginger, Seller Challenge - Toot your Horn

Ok guys so close to the end now I hope you are all still here with me!

Today is toot your horn day! This means today you are going to be telling everyone about your store and its achievements.

Do it in the forums, do it in real life, tweet, message and Instagram. Let everyone know how great you are. Don't forget to link up below.

I'm proud of you guys!

An InLinkz Link-up

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Day 28 of the Big, Ginger, Seller Challenge - Invest in Yourself

Only a couple of days left of this challenge! I will miss you all once it is over!

Today I am challenging you to invest in yourself. Your store is a business and the best way to really make your store professional is to see it as one.

The most important way to invest in your business is to become a premium seller. You will make the money back. I was unsure at first but it really is worth it.

Another way to improve your store is to invest in good quality clipart and fonts. There are some very talented people on TPT and their work can lift your products above basic status.

So today I challenge you to invest in your store even if it is only in a small way invest now. Not only does this improve your store it also will help your mind set. Putting money into your business will make you think about it in a more professional way.

Have a great day everyone

Monday, 27 June 2016

Day 27 of the Big Ginger Teacher Challenge - Today Twitter

Hey lovely lot!

Today you are challenged to fix up your Twitter. If you don't have one for your store, today is the day to set one up. If you have one, take a good look at it and see the areas you could improve; are your store details up to date? Are you tweeting regularly? Is it useful and relevant content?

Twitter is one of those platforms where you need to be active and interesting to get followers. No body wants to be sold to all the time and this is particularly true on social media. Your followers need to trust you and find you useful to promote your brand.

Remember to link up below :)

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Day 26 of the Big Ginger Teacher Challenge - Google Alerts

Today's challenge is to do with Google alerts. This is a great way to keep track of your business and make sure that people aren't offering your products for free (which can happen now and then).

If you have a very unique name it is a really good idea to keep an eye on when you are mentioned anywhere on the internet. Find out how to do this here.

If you do not have a name that is unique and will be mentioned a lot (for example if you are called something like fun resources) then you need to think up another 'secret' name for tracking. Think up a good phrase and hide it somewhere in your products. Choose something like 'Don't touch ginger's resources I have an alert' then set up an alert for this phrase.

Keeping track of your business is always a good idea.

We are nearly there people :) Don't forget to link up

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Day 25 of the Big Ginger Seller Challenge - Pay it forward

It's getting close to the end now, its good to see lots of us are still plugging away!

So today is day 25, and today we are going to pay it forward. This is the day to really do something nice for someone else. Today we pay it forward.

The community on TPT is fantastic and so helpful. Today I am challenging you to be part of that. Do something nice for another seller. What you decide to do is up to you but here are some ideas to get you going:

Join in a tips thread on the forum and leave your best tips

Message another seller to tell them how lovely their store is

Give a teacher a free lesson plan, just because its a nice thing to do

Send someone a lovely email to remind them it is a nice world

Recommend another seller's account on one of your social media platforms

Do something else that pays it forward.

It is always good to remember that helping others, helps ourselves.

Keep at it lovely challengers see you tomorrow :)

Friday, 24 June 2016

Day 24 of the Big, Ginger, Seller Challenge - Update your Info

Hey day 24! Great to see you again guys!

Today is a fun challenge, Today I am challenging you to jazz up your store info page.

You can update your info, tell your customers any news about yourself but you can also include links and pictures to your info page!! Did you know that? Well over at the Teachers Resource Force there is a great blog post telling you how to do it as it is easy peasy and looks fantastic!

So get to it! Why you still hanging around here? Oh and don't forget to link up!