How to Write Your Way to More Quilting Business

Written by Chuck Smith

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Option two isrepparttar better ofrepparttar 124425 options because you can determine if there's interest before spending your time writingrepparttar 124426 article. And, because many local papers are understaffed (and underpaid), they will welcome having some great local news written for them.

You most likely will not be paid for your efforts, but that isn't as important as getting publicity that will prompt people to visit your quilt shop, call you for machine quilting services, or get people to buy your quilts.

But what if writing isn't your forte? If this isrepparttar 124427 case, you have a few options. First, you could ask someone to writerepparttar 124428 article for you. Many journalism students, for instance, would be happy to add another article to their portfolio. And they might be willing to accept a letter of recommendation over payment.

Second, you could simply callrepparttar 124429 editor and explain why he or she should assign a writer to do a story about your quilting business. If you're pitch enticesrepparttar 124430 editor, you just may be featured in an upcoming edition ofrepparttar 124431 paper.

An article in your local paper can certainly generate more traffic and sales for your quilting business. You've simply got to make sure you provide an interesting story thatrepparttar 124432 editor of your local paper will want to share with his readers.

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Promoting Your Web Sites in the Dirt World

Written by John Calder

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success will be determined byrepparttar type of online business you operate. If you sell products and services to other marketers, for example, you stand very little chance of successful offline promotion, except perhaps at a marketing seminar. However, if you run, for example, a computer parts business online, it may make sense for you to team up with and co-promote local computer user groups, electronics swap meets, auctioneers, and even some computer retailers that don't offer parts or service. That's a very natural blend of offerings, among non-competing entities.

If you are fortunate enough to find such events, your main concentration should be on building your own mailing list first, or failing that, creating a shared list between you and your offline partner. You can offer premiums, incentives, and giveaways if you'd like, but don't just hand them out. Get a name and email address in exchange. If you do this, be sure to comply with CAN-SPAM and other applicable laws.

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