Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99777/5-Best-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Dropship-Home-Business#Comments05 Best Social Media Marketing Tips for a Dropship Home Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99777/5-Best-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Dropship-Home-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-collage.jpg" alt="social media dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If your ecommerce home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business seems to be in a slump, you might appreciate these 5 best social media marketing tips to shift your sales into high gear!<br><br>First of all, if you aren’t utilizing the awesome power of social media, you are definitely missing the boat!<br><br>Social media is HOT and getting hotter every day as more and more social sites such as Pinterest explode on the virtual scene. People all over the world love the interaction of social media and it is an exceedingly effective, as well as FREE way to grow your home dropship business.<br><br>Here are 5 great tips for using social media to rev up traffic and sales:<br><br>I. Use Google +. To date in 2013, Google Plus has passed Twitter to become the 2nd largest social network. (Facebook is first.) It now has more than 343 million active users. That’s a lot of people and potential customers. There is another plus to Google Plus! By getting in on this social platform, you have access to the marvelous Google tools and services, and will greatly enhance your SEO efforts.<br><br>II. Don’t spread yourself too thin. It is far better to limit your activity for marketing on social sites and do just a few really well---maybe only two or three---than to bite off more than you can chew by taking on too many platforms and not doing any of them very well. This way, you can really focus and narrow your efforts to do a fantastic job of marketing your dropship business with contests, promotions and more. <br><br>III. Use Slideshare. You really need to be on Slideshare! It is predicted to be the fastest growing social site of the year. You can share almost anything with any and everybody---presentations, documents, videos, PDFs and more. Be funny, be educational, be serious and informative, be interesting….be anything you want to be that will work to attract viewers and grow your dropship business.<br><br>IV. Use visual marketing. Online marketing with social media, especially, is becoming progressively visual. If you doubt the veracity of that statement, consider this: Pinterest&nbsp; broke records by adding 10 million monthly users in the United States alone quicker than any other site in internet history. How? By users sharing images. Picture are also the most often used and shared method on Facebook. Visual marketing works and you need to take advantage of its power to boost sales in your dropship home business.<br><br>V. Use social media marketing analytics. There are some fantastic free services available online to help you track and analyze your social media marketing campaigns and efforts. Use one or more of them to keep up with how you are doing. This is hugely instrumental in being successful with social media marketing!<br><br>These 5 tips can help you shift your home dropship business sales into overdrive and keep your profits steadily rising!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99777/5-Best-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Dropship-Home-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 06 Aug 2013 00:40:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:99777http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98612/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Your-Dropship-Business-What-NOT-to-Do#Comments0Social Media Marketing for Your Dropship Business: What NOT to Dohttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98612/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Your-Dropship-Business-What-NOT-to-Do<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/socmedia-resized-600.jpg" alt="social media dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>When you are running a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><em><strong>dropship</strong></em></a> business from home and want to use social media marketing to boost sales and build your brand, knowing what not to do may be as important as knowing what you should be doing.<br><br>While there is no doubt whatsoever that social media marketing can greatly increase the success of your <em><strong>home dropship business</strong></em>, if you go about it wrong and alienate the very people you are trying to make a good connection with to build your sales; it will backfire on you in a big way and you will end up being worse off than if you had never tried it all.<br><br>Epic fail, in other words---and who wants that?<br><br>Here are some tips for what NOT to do when using social media marketing to build your home <em><strong>dropship</strong></em> business. <br><br>Don’t acknowledge or respond to social media trolls. Yes, they are out there and yes, at some point you are almost certainly going to become a target on Facebook or whatever other social media site you are using to market your ecommerce business. Here is a basic rule of social media marketing: Don’t feed the trolls. In general, it is wise to simply ignore them and they will eventually go away if they don’t get a reaction. Should you remove their posts? If they are offensive to the general audience, yes, by all means remove them. After all, these types of posts serve no useful purpose for anybody; least of all you, but they aren’t helpful in any way to your fans or followers, either. So, use your own discretion and simply ignore or delete their trollish comments and then block them.<br><br>Count to ten. Or twenty. Or fifty or a hundred or five hundred….as long as it takes you to cool off and calm down when someone makes a hostile comment that you are itching to respond to. It is always best to give yourself time to cool off before jumping in and saying something you might regret after the initial heat of the moment. People can say things that have you absolutely fuming, but it is unwise to react right away. Take some time and be able to think with your head instead of your emotions before you make a response to an attack of some sort.<br><br>Don’t insult anyone. Ever. Period. Although some posters are deliberately provoking and offensive, always remember that when you are using social media sites for marketing your dropship business, it would behoove you to behave in a business like manner. Resorting to name calling or trading insults is not at all professional and will do you much more harm than good. Don’t do it. Resist the impulse to hurl insults back at someone who has insulted you. Take the high road, you customers and potential customers will think more highly of you.<br><br>Follow these don’ts to help you put your best foot forward when you are using social media marketing to build your <em><strong>dropship business</strong></em>!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98612/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Your-Dropship-Business-What-NOT-to-Do&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 28 Jun 2013 20:30:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98612http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98395/Video-Marketing-Basics-for-an-Online-Dropshipping-Home-Business#Comments0Video Marketing Basics for an Online Dropshipping Home Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98395/Video-Marketing-Basics-for-an-Online-Dropshipping-Home-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/YouTube-Videos.jpg" alt="video marketing dropshipping" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>Anyone with an online<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong> dropshipping</strong></a> home business might be interested in getting some basics about video marketing.<br><br>Video marketing is HOT and your business could be of tremendous benefit to building your brand and boosting sales, so if you aren’t already into it---get started now!<br><br>What is video marketing, exactly?<br><br>It is just what it sounds like: you make videos for marketing your dropshipping business. One important thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to go and hire Steven Spielberg to make your video, or Angelina Jolie to start in it. Yes, this would be nice but your chances of getting her to do it are more or less zero, so set your sights on someone you can afford---like yourself.<br><br>If you don’t want to star in your own video production, see if a kindly friend or family member will step up to the plate,<br><br>The point is that it doesn’t have to be an epic saga of Hollywood box office proportions. Just a simple, reasonably brief, amateur video will do the job. You can use a digital camera in video mode, a home video camera or even the video camera on your cell phone if the quality is okay. <br><br>The thing is….consumers love videos!<br><br>Yes! Videos are popular. Internet users flock to sites such as YouTube to watch videos about everything under the sun. Your video might even go viral if you are lucky. Just think about that that could do for your dropshipping business!<br><br>You don’t want to make your marketing videos too salesy and full of hype about your dropship products. This will turn people off in a heartbeat and they’ll hit the back button before you can blink. So, make it educational, informative, instructional or otherwise of value. You can do this about something that correlates well with your dropshipping products, for instance. If you are dropshipping camping equipment, you might have a marketing video about hot to set up a tent, or clean a fish, or start a fire.<br><br>Don’t be afraid to use humor!<br><br>People adore something that makes them laugh and this is an excellent way to build great PR and make a connection with your audience. Funny videos are most often the ones to go viral, by the way.<br><br>Here are some interesting factoids about videos that might help to convince you what a valuable marketing tool they could be for you:<br><br> <ul> <li>YouTube reaches more adults in 18-34 year old age group, in the United States, than any cable network and it’s still growing by leaps and bounds.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Every company listed in the AdAge Top 100 National Advertisers uses YouTube for video marketing.</li> </ul> <br>These stats should give you a very good general idea of the value of video marketing. So, don’t waste another minute! Lights! Camera! Action!<br><br>Start using video marketing to grow your online dropshipping home business!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98395/Video-Marketing-Basics-for-an-Online-Dropshipping-Home-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 21 Jun 2013 20:15:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98395http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98347/6-Twitter-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business#Comments06 Twitter Tips for a Home Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98347/6-Twitter-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/twitter-bird-white-on-blue.png" alt="twitter bird white on blue" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Social media marketing is a great way to build and grow your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business, so you might be able to put a few Twitter tips to good use.<br><br>Most ecommerce business people feel that of all the social sites, there are a few that stand out as far as their worth in building your brand and increasing sales. Twitter is always in the top of that group, along with the inevitable Facebook. Hundreds of millions of people use Twitter and is you go about it right, you can connect with some of those people and gain new customers for your home dropshipping business.<br><br>So, without further ado, here are some useful Twitter tips:<br><br> <ul> <li>Whenever you will be adding a new product to your virtual shelves, use Twitter to build interest and excitement about weeks in advance of its launch. This is a great time to get people interested in at least looking at your new product and then hopefully buying it, by having promotions that feature it in some way. You may even consider having a contest or giveaway of the brand new product.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>A smart way to get retweeted is to have a good freebie and give it away to followers only after they have retweeted your post X amount of times. You might even keep the freebie or promotion or free coupon or whatever you’re offering secret, unlocking and revealing it to the follower once he or she has retweeted the required number of times. This is sort of fun and builds suspense.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use Vine, a new mobile app being used with iOS and Android that allows you to create short looping videos that can be shared on face book and Twitter. You can use this app to show promotional or marketing videos, showcase new products, have contests and all kinds of neat things. Remember---online users love videos!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Say thank you. Express your appreciation of your followers who retweet your posts, tweet about you and/or are loyal brand advocates. You might be surprised what an impact a simple “thank you” can have on others. Letting people who are helping you know that you acknowledge and appreciate their help will go a long way toward building a strong following on Twitter and building your home dropshipping business, too, in the process.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Consider advertising on Twitter. You can use Promoted Tweets or a Promoted Account. Twitter calls this their self service form of advertising. Straight from Twitter: “You’ll only be charged when people follow your Promoted Account or retweet, reply, favorite or click on your Promoted Tweets. You’ll never be charged for your organic activity on Twitter. There’s no monthly fee and you set your maximum daily budget.”</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t overlook the use of Twitter tools that can be a huge help in your social media marketing efforts. There are some great tools that are worth giving a try.</li> </ul> <br>One last tip: follow Twitter Small Biz to get updates and info on all kinds of things that will benefit your Twitter usage and your home dropshipping business, as well.<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98347/6-Twitter-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 20 Jun 2013 22:03:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98347http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98264/5-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business#Comments05 Social Media Marketing Tips for a Home Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98264/5-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business<br><p>Unless you’ve been stranded on a desert island with no access to news from the rest of the world for the past decade or so, you have surely heard of social media and social media marketing, but are confused about how you could use it to the advantage of your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business. <br><br>Many home business owners are bypassing social media marketing because they mistakenly think they are too small fry for it and that it will help big box brands, but not theirs.<br><br>Wrong.<br><br>If you have a business---any kind of business---large or small, online or off, social media marketing can help you!<br><br>Here are 5 tips that will be useful to you in social media marketing for your home dropshipping business:<br><br>1. Quality over quantity---There are a slew of social media sites. Pick the ones that will deliver the most bang for your buck, so to speak, and go with two or three. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are huge, for instance. Choose one or all three of those sites and you can’t go wrong. But don’t get so much on your plate that you can’t do a good job because you have spread yourself too thin.<br><br>2. Be consistent---You can’t just create a face book fan page and then disappear into the ether. In order to be successful with social media marketing, you should plan on maintaining a consistent, steady presence on the site. Ideally, post a few times a day but if you can’t manage that---at least once every day.<br><br>3. Listen---Don’t just get on Facebook or Twitter and talk AT people. Talk TO them. A lot of social media marketer wanna bes make the fatal mistake of posting but never actually engaging or listening to what others have to say. If you don’t listen to them, they won’t listen to you. It’s just that simple.<br><br>4. Give something of value---Don’t jump into social media trumpeting the glories of your dropshipping business. Nobody wants all that sales hype and in fact, will avoid it like the plague. It’s okay to promote your business, of course, but provide something of value for the most part. This can be a funny image or saying, an interesting tidbit of news pertaining to your niche, a contest, a giveaway or other promotion, a how-to or funny video---you get the idea. <br><br>5. Timing---As with so many other things in life timing…while not everything…is important in social media marketing. Social Caffeine created an info graphic based on research and surveys that shows the best times for engaging on various social media sites. You can use free services such as HootSuite to help you schedule your face book posts and tweets to appear at the optimal times.</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-times-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropshipping social media marketing" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"></p> <p><br>Social media marketing is a great way to grow and build your online home dropshipping business, so don’t delay any longer---jump on the social bandwagon and watch your sales grow!<br><br><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98264/5-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 18 Jun 2013 21:27:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98264http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97238/Dropship-Tips-How-to-Gain-Repeat-Customers#Comments0Dropship Tips: How to Gain Repeat Customershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97238/Dropship-Tips-How-to-Gain-Repeat-Customers<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/customer_service_satisfaction_in_action.jpg" alt="dropship business repeat customers" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">While there is no doubt that you always want to have fresh, new customers for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business, you might be able to put a few tips on how to gain repeat customers to good use, too.<br><br>New customers are great. But repeat customers, the ones who come back time after time, are pure gold. <br><br>Why?<br><br>There are actually several reasons for this. First of all, repeat customer sales only cost a small fraction of acquiring new customers. Another reason is that they are much easier to sell since you have already gained their trust. Yet another---and very good---reason why repeat customers are money in the bank to your dropship business is that they make fantastic brand advocates, spreading the good word about you to people they know and greatly expanding your sphere of influence.<br><br>So, a few tips to help you gain repeat customers might come in handy to build your dropship business.<br><br> <h3>Dropship Tips to Gain Repeat Customers</h3> <br>Here are some tips to help you build a rock solid repeat customer base for your home dropship business:<br><br> <ul> <li>Over Deliver---No matter what you promised the customer, go above and beyond it. Unfortunately, many people expect under delivery, so when you over deliver you really wow them. You don’t have to lose money to do this, just a little extra service or coupon for free shipping with the next purchase, anything that is probably beyond what the customer expected will make a good impression.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Have a Forum---Internet retail research has shown that ecommerce businesses that offer customers a forum to meet and cyber speak gain more repeat customers than those that don’t. Like the Cheers theme song said, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. By providing customers a place to interact, you’re making them feel at home and welcome on your site and much more likely to come back. For example, if you dropship camping equipment, you could have a forum for camping enthusiasts.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Allow Reviews---Allow customers to submit reviews or comments on your site about the products they bought from you. People in general like to get their two cents worth in. Give them an opportunity to do that and you are doing more to gain a loyal, repeat customer. Don’t worry about getting negative reviews, but if you get too many about the same thing; it would behoove you to sit up and listen because there is almost certainly a problem with the product.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Have Polls and Surveys---Use polls and surveys to let your customers tell you what they would like to see from your dropship business. It might be specific items, more coupons, promotions or contests…whatever it is, they will like being asked for an opinion and you can gain not only repeat customers but also some valuable insight into what your shoppers want from you.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use Social Media---Social sites like Facebook and Twitter are a good way to acquire repeat customers. But, here is where many ecommerce entrepreneurs drop the ball and fail to use social media marketing to its best advantage: you must respond to comments! Nobody likes talking into a vacuum and if you don’t respond to customer comments, you will lose good will in a hurry, along with customers.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips to grow your dropship business with a strong repeat customer base!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/97238/Dropship-Tips-How-to-Gain-Repeat-Customers&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 17 May 2013 21:58:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:97238http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96456/4-Best-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments04 Best FREE Social Media Marketing Tools for Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96456/4-Best-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-bandwagon2.jpg" alt="free social media marketing tools dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Marketing is critical to the success of your ecommerce home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a> business, so you might find some FREE social media marketing tools helpful!<br><br>Social media marketing is huge. In fact, if you haven’t been keeping up with buzz about social media, you might not appreciate just how tremendously influential it can be to your dropship business.<br><br>Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Pinterest and others are incredibly popular with all ages and genders from all around the world. In other words, people who are your potential customers for your ecommerce dropshipping store items. As you can imagine, being able to expand your sphere of influence to gain more traffic and sales translates to money in your pocket, so use these free social media marketing tools to do just that and watch your sales soar!<br><br>Here are some of the best free social media marketing tools for 2013:<br><br> <ul> <li><a href="http://twitterfeed.com/" title="Twitterfeed-" target="_blank">Twitterfeed-</a>-- Twitterfeed is a utility that allows you to feed your content (for example, blog posts or any other content that supports RSS feeds) to twitter, Facebook, and other social platforms. It enables publishers to bring content to a wider audience and track the performance through real-time stats. An exceptionally handy free social media marketing tool for your online dropship business, Twitterfeed is easy to use and will prove an invaluable tool to help monitor and streamline your marketing efforts. You can register and have your account up and going in a matter of mere minutes and from there on out, it’s user friendly to the max. </li> </ul> <a href="http://hootsuite.com/" title="HootSuite" target="_blank"><br></a> <ul> <li><a href="http://hootsuite.com/" title="HootSuite" target="_blank">HootSuite</a>--- One of the most popular of all social media marketing tools, this free social media marketing tools can do much for your dropship business. For instance, you can manage multiple social networks, schedule messages and tweets, track brand mentions, analyze social media traffic and more. There are paid plans, but the free plan is probably sufficient for your needs if you have a small home dropship business. With the free plan, you have 5 social profiles, 2 RSS/Atom feeds, basic analytic reports, message scheduling, and unlimited apps. Not bad for free, huh?</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li><a href="https://app.viralheat.com/pricing" title="Viral Heat" target="_blank">Viral Heat</a>--- The free plan with Viral Heat should serve you well if you have a small dropship ecommerce business. It is fantastic for monitoring all of your social media accounts and shows you all mentions of your brand, along with trends as pertaining to your brand and analytics about it, too. The free personal plan gives you 7 social accounts, unified stream scheduled publishing and an analytics dashboard.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li><a href="http://storify.com/" title="Storify" target="_blank">Storify</a>--- This is a really fabulous free social media marketing tool that can prove immensely helpful to your dropship business. With Storify, you can collect videos, tweets, stories, photos and more social content and use it to create a unified, single “story” that you can then embed anywhere. Use your imagination a bit and you can come up with all sorts of great uses for this free tool!</li> </ul> <br>Use these free social media marketing tools to grow and build your online dropship business, then reap the rewards in increased traffic and sales!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96456/4-Best-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Madison ClaireSat, 27 Apr 2013 21:02:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96456http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96269/Use-Social-Media-Marketing-to-Sell-More-Dropship-Items#Comments0Use Social Media Marketing to Sell More Dropship Items!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96269/Use-Social-Media-Marketing-to-Sell-More-Dropship-Items<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/daryl social bandwagon-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship items social media marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that you can use social media marketing to sell more <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> items in your home business? <br><br>Social media is the happening thing these days and by all indications, it is in no danger of fading away any time soon, if ever. In fact, more social media sites are popping up all the time! <br><br>If you aren’t harnessing the awesome power of social media to market your ecommerce home business and sell more dropship items, you are definitely missing the boat.<br><br>So, how can you leverage social media to sell more dropship items?<br><br>Here are some tips that should provide you with ideas of how to successfully utilize social media marketing, even if you have yet to get started in even a small way:<br><br> <ul> <li>Don’t put all of your social media marketing eggs into one basket. Instead of confining your marketing efforts to only one social site, branch out and try to do at least two, preferably three. Facebook and Twitter are basically two must-haves and if you have the time and inclination to tackle a third one; base your decision of which one to choose on what your dropship items are. For instance, if you are dropshipping business supplies, you might want to check out LinkedIn. By the same token, if your dropship items are cooking and baking products, you might do very well by establishing a social presence on Pinterest.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>While you don’t want to use social media marketing on just one site, you don’t want to over do it and spread yourself too thin, either. It is much better to do two or three sites well than try to take on too many and not do it well. There is a fine line here and you will have to experiment some to find out what works for you.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use the free social media tools that can help you organize, coordinate, track and streamline your marketing efforts. There are several available, such as <a href="http://hootsuite.com/plans" title="HootSuite" target="_blank">HootSuite</a> and <a href="http://tweetdeck.com/" title="TweetDeck" target="_blank">TweetDeck</a>, as well as others, that will be immensely helpful to your social media marketing campaigns.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be consistent. You cannot simply join a social community and then vanish. You have to keep an oar in the water, so to speak, in order to gain maximum benefit from social media marketing for your dropship business. It is preferable to post something on each site you are using at least once a day and more if you can manage it. Some of the free social media tools will let you schedule posts and tweets, by the way.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t be too salesy on the social sites. Yes, you want to market and promote your dropship business but you don’t want to turn people off with too much sales hype, either. Offer something of value to the community. It might be something funny, educational, informative, interesting, or whatever…so long as it is valuable content. This will also help you with Google and the other search engines as they crawl the social sites to pick up good content.</li> </ul> <br>Social media marketing is a great way to build and promote your home business and sell more dropship items!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96269/Use-Social-Media-Marketing-to-Sell-More-Dropship-Items&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 23 Apr 2013 00:32:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96269http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95520/Start-a-Dropship-Business-Blog-to-Boost-Sales-Build-Your-Brand#Comments0Start a Dropship Business Blog to Boost Sales & Build Your Brandhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95520/Start-a-Dropship-Business-Blog-to-Boost-Sales-Build-Your-Brand<br><img id="img-1376104230874" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/blog.jpg" alt="dropship business blog" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you want to see your home business really take off, start a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> blog to boost sales and build your brand!<br><br>Using marketing strategies to grow and build your home dropshipping business is just good thinking all the way around. With a little work and effort, you can greatly increase traffic, boost sales, build your brand and work at maintaining great PR, too. <br><br>You have probably at least heard of social media marketing and may even have a page on Facebook and a Twitter account. This is wonderful and is the type of marketing and promotion that will reap big benefits for your home dropship business. <br><br>But, did you know that a blog is social media, too?<br><br>It’s true! A business blog for your ecommerce endeavor is considered social media marketing and can be enormously helpful to you if you are willing to put forth the time and effort required to do it right.<br><br><strong>The Benefits of a Blog</strong><br><br>First of all, a blog is defined by Wikipedia as a “web log” and basically, that is what it is, although not so much as when blogs were just starting up on the internet. In the beginning of blogging, most people maintained a strictly personal blog and kept this daily web log to chronicle life events and things of that nature. <br><br>As time went on and ecommerce blossomed, more and more businesses began to see the benefits of having a blog to keep in touch with customers and potential customers, increase sales and drive traffic.<br><br>A blog gives you a place to interact with others and provides a platform for you to provide information and education, even entertainment, to viewers. <br><br><strong>Blogging Basics</strong><br><br>If you want your blog to work for you, there are a few things you need to do:<br><br> <ul> <li>Blog consistently, on a regular basis. You should post a blog article at least every day, preferably, and more if you can manage it. The more the better. If you need to skip a day every now and then, no biggie. But try not to skip more than one day.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Keep your blog posts relevant but not too full of sales hype. In fact, this is a big no-no. A good rule of thumb, according to some master bloggers for ecommerce, is that your blog articles promoting your business should make up no more than about 15% or less of your total posts.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Try to have high quality blog posts as this is what will score you brownie points with Google. Especially since the Panda and Penguin updates, Google puts a premium on fresh, relevant, high quality content. Blogging is one of the best ways to provide this content to Google and keep your business high in the search engine results pages.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>You can use WordPress as your blogging platform, or find another good one. WordPress is free and immensely popular because it has so many bells and whistles. Setting up your blog is almost a no brainer and you can customize the style and design to suit yourself. If you don’t feel up to writing blogs for your dropship business, you can hire a freelancer to do them for you. The cost will be offset in more sales and higher rankings with search engines.</li> </ul> <br>Start a dropship business blog to boost sales and build your brand!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" id="hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95520/Start-a-Dropship-Business-Blog-to-Boost-Sales-Build-Your-Brand&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyWed, 27 Mar 2013 20:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:95520http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95489/Marketing-for-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Tips#Comments0Marketing for Ecommerce: Dropship Business Tipshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95489/Marketing-for-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Tips<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/software.jpg" alt="marketing ecommerce dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you interested in marketing for ecommerce and <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business tips?<br><br>If you are new to the world of ecommerce, you might not yet be aware of the importance of marketing your home dropship business. The internet is a big place. In fact, it’s huge. If you want to get noticed and make a lot of sales, you absolutely must promote and market your website or even your listings on such sites as eBay and Amazon.<br><br>Naturally, if you are an eBay or Amazon seller, you won’t have to focus quite as much on marketing as with your own website or online store. But, to achieve maximum success, even on one of these giant marketplaces that have tremendous amounts of global traffic flowing thru the site 24/7.…you still need to do some marketing.<br><br>With your own website or online store, marketing is crucial to making money.<br><br>Here are some tips to help market your ecommerce dropship business:<br><br> <ul> <li>If you are selling on eBay, Amazon or a site such as Bonanza, you can count on getting a certain amount of traffic run-off from the tide of visitors that come to any of these sites. But, to divert more of that traffic your way, practice good marketing tips. This means using great SEO, email marketing and social media marketing, too.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>If you have your own website, you must work to ensure that it is running fast and smoothly, with everything up to par. Internet shoppers are notoriously impatient and you will lose a lot of sales if you don’t keep your website in tip top shape. This includes a speedy, efficient checkout process, which is the worst place in the sales conversion funnel for shopping cart abandonment.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Marketing can be done very inexpensively if you can write your own emails, newsletters and blog articles. If writing isn’t your strong suit, hire a freelancer. The return on your investment in terms of increased traffic and sales will be well worth the cost. &nbsp;</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Have a business blog. You can do this whether you have your own web store or are using one of the big marketplaces. Blogs are an excellent way to connect with potential customers. As an added bonus, Google rewards merchants who provide plenty of fresh, relevant, high quality content. So, having a blog will greatly increase your chances of ranking high in search results. Research has shown that most people who use a search engine will rarely go past the first page of results, so the higher you rank, the better off you are.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>You might try trading out some ads with someone who has a niche that correlates well with yours. For example, if you are dropshipping toddler toys, you might swap out some ads with another website selling other baby and toddler products, such as jogging strollers. You both benefit from having an ad on the other’s website and it’s a great way to advertise on the cheap!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Facebook has over 800 million users. Twitter has many millions and Pinterest is growing by leaps and bounds to be one of the favorite social networking sites. If you want to drive traffic, build your brand and market your dropship business---you need to have a presence on these sites. Social media marketing is enormously effective if done right and won’t cost you a penny if you do it yourself.</li> </ul> <br>These marketing for ecommerce tips can grow your dropship home business!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95489/Marketing-for-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Tips&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 27 Mar 2013 16:04:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:95489http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95269/Hey-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Can-Build-Your-Business#Comments0Hey Dropshipper! Social Networking Sites Can Build Your Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95269/Hey-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Can-Build-Your-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-collage.jpg" alt="dropshipper social networking sites" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Heads up <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipper" target="_blank">dropshipper</a>: social networking sites can help build your brand and vastly improve your home business sales!<br><br>Whether you like sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and others; the reality is that millions of people do like them and use them daily, or even several times a day.<br><br>Facebook currently has in excess of 800 million users.<br><br>Eight. Hundred. Million.<br><br>That’s almost mind boggling. If you don’t think making a connection with some of those people will benefit your dropshipping business, you need to put your thinking cap on and try again.<br><br>Just imagine if you were only able to make customers out of one half of one percent of those 800 million users. You would have 4 million new customers! But let’s be modest and say that you don’t manage one of one percent. Even one tenth of one percent of that humongous number of Facebook users would put you on Easy Street!<br><br>Twitter has millions of users, too. MySpace, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram….the list of social sites is growing and the number of users who interact with those sites on a regular basis is growing, too. <br><br><strong>Age Demographic on Social Networking Sites</strong><br><br>If you’re thinking that the average age demographic on sites such as Facebook is teeny boppers, go get the thinking cap again.<br><br>Take a look at these numbers from 2012:<br><br> <ul> <li>55% of Twitter users are 35 or older.</li> <li>63% of Pinterest users are 35 or older.</li> <li>65% of Facebook users are 35 or older.</li> <li>79% of LinkedIn users are 35 or older.</li> </ul> <br>Not teenyboppers! But hey, even if a lot of them are teenagers, these kids have buying power and they know how to use it! Many of today’s teens have their own credit and debit cards and are avid online shoppers. If your dropship products are something they’re buying, social networking sites are a prime place to connect with them.<br><br>Here are some more stats that should interest you.<br><br>Based on the sites used in this survey, the approximate estimated age of the average social site user is a little below 37 years old. Here are some more points:<br><br> <ul> <li>The oldest users. LinkedIn has the oldest user base, with the average user being 44.2 years old.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The average Facebook user is 40.5 years old.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The average Twitter user is 37.3 years old.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The age trend for Facebook and Twitter. Compared to a previous survey we did two and a half years ago, the age of the average Facebook user has gone up two years, while the age of the average Twitter user has gone down two years. In other words, Twitter’s user base is getting younger, while Facebook’s is getting older.</li> </ul> <p>Source: RoyalPingdom <br><br><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-network-average-age-580px-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropshipper social networking sites" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><strong>Genders &amp; Social Networking Sites</strong></p> <p><br>Now let’s look at gender. Who is using social networking sites more---males or females?<br><br></p> <ul> <li>17 out of 24 sites (71%) have more female than male users.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>The average gender distribution is 48.75% male, 51.25% female.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Most male-dominated site? Slashdot (87% males) is the standout, followed by Hacker News (77% males) and Stack Overflow (76% males).</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>In general, the more tech-focused sites in this survey have more male users than female.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Most female-dominated site? Pinterest (79% females) is in a league of its own, followed by Goodreads (70% females) and Blogger (66% females).</li> </ul> <br>Facebook and Twitter have the same gender distribution: 40% male, 60% female<br>Source: <a href="http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/08/21/report-social-network-demographics-in-2012/" title="RoyalPingdom" target="_blank">RoyalPingdom</a> <br><br>Female dominated Pinterest is taking the internet by storm! Again, this is a demographic not to be overlooked. In many families, the female is the one who does the bulk of the shopping and buying, both online and off.<br><br>Hopefully these facts and numbers have convinced you to start being a savvy dropshipper and using social networking sites to grow your home business!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95269/Hey-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Can-Build-Your-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 19 Mar 2013 23:58:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:95269http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94579/8-Top-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-Your-Dropshipping-Business#Comments08 Top Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94579/8-Top-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-Your-Dropshipping-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-collage.jpg" alt="social media marketing dropshipping" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">How about some great social media marketing tips to beef up sales for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business?<br><br>Those who are active in ecommerce understand the power of social media and do their best to harness some of that power and energy into building their online business. You can, too!<br><br>Social media is HOT!<br><br>Millions and millions of people from all around the world are getting in on the social media action on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more.<br><br>If used properly, social media can be one of your most cost effective and productive marketing tools. Here are 8 social media tips that will have you marketing like a pro:<br><br> <ul> <li>First, decide on what approach you are going to take with social media marketing. What is your main objective? Do you want to build your brand? Drive traffic and make more sales? Is reputation management key in your use of social sites? Do you want to become an influencer within your niche? Or maybe, as is more likely, you want to combine all of these things. Decide which points are paramount with you and focus your energies and efforts in that direction.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make yourself an authority in your niche. Research has shown that people like getting good info that is authoritative, informational and correct. So, be an educator about your products. Be the Yoda of your niche. It will pay off as visitors come back again and again to get the answers they need.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Interact with your audience. Internet analysis has shown time and again that online users love to interact. Let your fans and followers have their say! Polls are a good thing, as are surveys where your friends and followers can make their opinions count.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>While it’s all well and good to ask people to like you on Facebook, trying liking them back. Most businesses don’t so this and they’re missing a valuable opportunity to spread and expand their influence on the site.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t just blab about your business and bore people senseless with too much sales hype---listen. Listen to what others have to say and engage in an actual two way conversation with them.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Create and then develop your mission statement. Wikipedia says that a company’s mission statement is its reason for being, its existence. Have a strong and memorable mission statement and stick with it first and foremost. For example, if your mission statement is to interest people who go camping because you dropship camping supplies, your mission statement should be about camping.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be consistent with your posts and content. You can’t get on any of the social sites every once in a while and expect your social media marketing to be effective. Post something at least every day. Make sure it’s good content that offers something of value to others. Again, if you dropship camping gear, maybe you could have campfire recipes, tips and tricks for setting up a tent, a bit about some great campgrounds, or other content along that line.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Blogging is social media and an excellent platform to establish your voice, as well as generate valuable content. You can interact with others through comments, too. It’s a great way to get your fans and followers to “follow” you back to your website, as well.</li> </ul> <br>Use these social media marketing tips for your dropshipping business and help it grow!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94579/8-Top-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-Your-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyMon, 25 Feb 2013 22:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:94579http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93551/7-Tips-for-Social-Media-Marketing-to-Grow-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments07 Tips for Social Media Marketing to Grow Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93551/7-Tips-for-Social-Media-Marketing-to-Grow-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-bandwagon2.jpg" alt="social media marketing dropship busienss" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>Those who though (and said) that sites such as Facebook would be a 7 Days Wonder are having to eat those thoughts and words now that we have all seen their effectiveness for ecommerce, so you might appreciate 6 tips to help grow your dropship business.<br><br>Social media marketing isn’t rocket science. If you have been holding back, fearing that you aren’t enough of a computer guru to master the techniques needed to market your home dropship business effectively---get on board, you can do it!<br><br>With just a little know-how and some good work ethics, you can harness the awesome power of social media to help grow your online business.<br><br>Here are 6 tips to help you use social media marketing to grow your dropship business:<br><br>1. Once you have decided which social site you want to use for marketing, set about making your presence there as effective as possible. For example, if you want to tap into some of the 800 million Facebook users, set up a good Fan Page for your dropship business. Make it as good as it can be! There are a slew of free apps to help you make a killer Fan Page, so use one or more of them and make your page one that people will want to visit, like, and refer to others.<br><br>2. Be consistent and post fresh, relevant, valuable content on a regular basis, preferably every day. You can’t simply build a Facebook Fan Page, or establish a Twitter identity, and then abandon it. Google crawls these sites in real time, remember, so make sure your page gets indexed by providing new content fairly frequently.<br><br>3. Don’t be too personal on your social media marketing sites that you’re using to grow your dropship business. You want to be personable, likable and all of that---but leave off stuff that delves too deeply into your off-line, personal life. This means not announcing that you and your significant broke up or that you won the beer drinking contest at your local bar or anything along those lines. It’s unprofessional and will drive people away.<br><br>4. If you’re using Facebook for social media marketing, be sure to use <a href="https://developers.facebook.com/docs/insights/" title="Facebook Insights" target="_blank">Facebook Insights</a>. These analytics of your Fan Page are free and can provide you with very valuable info about trends in user growth, demographics and more.<br><br>5. If Twitter is one of your main social media marketing platforms, be sure to update content frequently and find people to follow who might be interested in your niche products. Quality instead of quantity is key to successful social media marketing on any social site. To keep up with what you’re doing right or wrong, use the free tool, <a href="http://twittercounter.com/" title="Twittercounter" target="_blank">Twittercounter</a>, that furnishes you with intel about your growth (or lack of) in followers for a 90 day period.<br><br>6. Don’t buy fans or followers! This is one of the biggest mistakes ecommerce entrepreneurs tend to make when engaging in social media marketing. Facebook is already actively working to expose and remove faux likes from pages, and Twitter is doing the same. If you try to inflate your numbers this way, you will invariably be found out and instead of helping your business, it will hurt it.<br><br>Use these 6 tips for social media marketing to grow your dropship business and start shifting your sales into high gear!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93551/7-Tips-for-Social-Media-Marketing-to-Grow-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 25 Jan 2013 17:17:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:93551http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92767/10-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-a-Dropship-Business#Comments010 FREE Social Media Marketing Tools for a Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92767/10-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-a-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Social-Media-Collage.jpg" alt="social media dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you aren’t harnessing the awesome power of social media marketing to grow your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business, you’re missing the boat!<br><br>Social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and now Pinterest are HOT. Internet stats have shown over and over again that social media marketing can definitely help an ecommerce or other business, so you definitely need to get on board with your dropship business right away.<br><br>There are a wealth of tools available online to help with your dropship business social media marketing and many of them are free, which makes them even better.<br><br>Here are 10 FREE social media marketing tools for your dropship business:<br><br>1. <a href="http://socialmention.com/" title="Social Mention" target="_blank">Social Mention</a>: You need to know what is being said about your dropship business and products online! With this handy free listening tool, you can keep an ear to the ground and find out exactly who is saying what, where. You can get real time alerts about not only your own business, but your competitors as well----very useful info! <br><br>2. <a href="http://wordpress.com/" title="WordPress" target="_blank">WordPress</a>: Since a blog for your dropship business is social media, treat yourself to a tour of WordPress and check out all the fabulous free apps they have to make blogging easy as pie!<br><br>3. <a href="http://tweetdeck.com/" title="Tweet Deck" target="_blank">Tweet Deck</a>: Tweet Deck by Twitter is a wonderful dashboard social media marketing tool. You can arrange your feeds into customizable columns, schedule tweets, monitor and manage unlimited Twitter accounts, stay up to date with notification alerts for new trends.<br><br>4. <a href="http://disqus.com/" title="Disqus" target="_blank">Disqus</a>: This great tool helps you manage your blog comments. It’s all in real time, which can be a tremendous help in responding to comments quickly and interacting with your readers. One of the main benefits of a blog for your dropship business is interacting with readers, so being able to do it in real time is a boon, indeed. <br><br>5. <a href="http://tweetreach.com/" title="Tweet Reach" target="_blank">Tweet Reach</a>: Tweet Reach can help measure the impact of your social media marketing and campaigns on Twitter. You can generate reports based on almost anything, including keywords, user names, tweet texts, URLs and more. Quite useful in getting an idea of how far your tweet traveled.<br><br>6. <a href="http://hootsuite.com/plans" title="Hoot Suite" target="_blank">Hoot Suite</a>: This social media marketing tool has been around for a while and is a tried and true way of helping you with your dropship business efforts on the social scene. There are paid plans and a free plan. Basically, it seems that the free plan has everything a small ecommerce home business would need. You get free reports, message scheduling, 5 social profiles, 2 RSS/atom feeds, unlimited apps and more. <br><br>7. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/insights/" title="Facebook Insights" target="_blank">Facebook Insights</a>: This free tool can be a huge help in seeing and understanding who is a fan, tracking your growth and impact, as well as helping you to reach the right audience for your niche.<br><br>8. <a href="http://twitalyzer.com/5/index.asp" title="Twitalyzer" target="_blank">Twitalyzer</a>: As with HootSuite, there are pad plans and a free version of this great tool and the free version should suit your dropship business purposes nicely. There are a variety of analytics that will come in handy, plus demographic data and more.<br><br>9. <a href="http://topsy.com/" title="Topsy" target="_blank">Topsy</a>: Love this free social media marketing tool! Simply type what you want to know about into the search box and find out what’s trending. A good way to keep your finger on the pulse of social media.<br><br>10. <a href="http://www.google.com/analytics/features/social.html" title="Google Analytics Social Reports: " target="_blank">Google Analytics Social Reports: </a>If you are already using Google Analytics, consider this a bonus---a nice and very helpful bonus. According to Google, here’s the scoop on this handy tool: “Social reports help you measure the impact social media has on your business goals and conversions. Integrated web and social data provides a holistic view of your content and community.” <br><br>Use these 10 free social media marketing tools to help build and grow your dropship business!<br>&nbsp;<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92767/10-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-a-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 29 Dec 2012 20:31:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92767http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92745/Social-Media-Marketing-101-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments0Social Media Marketing 101 for Your Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92745/Social-Media-Marketing-101-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-bandwagon2.jpg" alt="social media marketing dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you ready to try social media marketing to promote and build your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business?<br><br>If so, it’s a good idea to learn at least a few of the basics of this type of marketing. It can be hugely successful, or you can blunder in unprepared and really put your foot in it, basically self sabotaging your chances of doing good for your online business.<br><br>There were naysayers in the beginning of the whole social media craze that said social media marketing would be a flash in the pan, a seven day wonder that would be here today and gone tomorrow. As we have seen, this is not the case at all. Far from it, in fact. Social sites are booming and their popularity doesn’t seem in any danger whatsoever of waning in the foreseeable future. So, it seems safe to predict that social media marketing will continue to be a great way to make your dropship business successful.<br><br> <h3><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Not Rocket Science</strong></span></h3> Although social media marketing isn’t rocket science, there are some ins and outs, do and don’ts, things to keep in mind when you embark on it as part of your ecommerce marketing strategy.<br><br>Contrary to what you may think, you don’t have to be a real whiz with techie stuff to do an adequate or even super great job of using the social platform to grow your home dropship business. If you go about it the right way, it won’t even take too terribly much time.<br><br> <h3><span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>Getting Started with Social Media Marketing</strong></span></h3> <br>Here are some tips to help you get started in social media marketing for your home dropship business:<br><br> <ul> <li>First things first: decide which social communities you want to focus on before you get started. While there are a bunch of social sites on the internet, you can’t reasonably expect to work all of them and do it well. So, choose two or three that seem best suited to your niche and go from there. The three most popular social sites at the moment are Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t succumb to the temptation to fly in there and accrue as many fans and followers as possible just to beef up your numbers. Instead, look around at some of the groups on these platforms and try to interact with the ones that seem most likely to have a genuine interest in your niche. Quality counts for a lot more than quantity!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Listen more than you talk. This is a biggie! Yes, you want to establish yourself as an authority within your niche for your dropshipping business, but you’ll score more points with other users if you do more listening than talking. When you do talk, say something of value to others. It might be a promotion, a coupon, even a funny storey…the main idea is to offer something valuable in some way.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure to incorporate SEO into your social media marketing. Google is picking up social media stuff in real time these days, so the more valuable, SEO rich content you provide via a social channel; the better your rankings in search engine rankings.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use videos when and where you can. People love videos! You can make simple videos that are sufficient to your marketing purposes that will help build your brand and drive traffic to your dropship business. How-to videos are especially popular and if you can lighten them up with a bit of humor, so much the better.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Polls are a great way to interact with others on social sites. Internet research has shown conclusively that people like to make their voice and opinions heard, so let them do that!</li> </ul> <br>These tips can help you get started in social media marketing for your home dropship business.<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92745/Social-Media-Marketing-101-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottFri, 28 Dec 2012 18:51:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92745http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92677/3-Ways-Social-Media-Marketing-can-Grow-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments03 Ways Social Media Marketing can Grow Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92677/3-Ways-Social-Media-Marketing-can-Grow-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-bandwagon2.jpg" alt="dropship business social media marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Ecommerce merchants of all sizes---big box stores along with those who operate a small home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business---are using social media marketing to grow sales and revenue.<br><br>You can, too!<br><br>Social media and popular communities such as Facebook and Twitter have enjoyed a meteoric burst of popularity all around the world since first coming onto the online scene,<br><br>According to recent stats, Facebook has approximately 1 billion users, 600 million mobile users, more than 42 million pages and 9 million applications.<br><br>Twitter has more than 500 million users, or half a billion. Not as staggering as Facebook’s totals, but impressive nonetheless.<br><br>There are other much frequented social communities besides these two giants and you might want to expand your presence to some or all of them if you have the time and energy to do so. However, Facebook and Twitter should be your top priorities for marketing your ecommerce dropship business.<br><br> <h3><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Ways of Using Social Media to Boost Sales</strong></span></h3> There are many, many ways you can harness the power of social media to help build your brand and increase traffic and sales in your online dropshipping home business.<br><br>Here are 3 ways that using social media to drive traffic and boost sales will net you great benefits:<br><br>I. Considering the millions of active social media users, reaching a fraction of them can mean big jumps in your traffic and hence, sales. Since many or even most of these people have a circle of influence that includes, friends, relatives, coworkers and just acquaintances, your interaction with each of them will have a ripple effect similar to dropping a pebble into a pool of water, widening out and encompassing many more than the original person. This is manna from heaven for you, a hungry entrepreneur who wants and needs sales!<br><br>II. Maintaining a presence on one of the social sites like Facebook and Twitter can work wonders as great PR for your dropship business. This is a wonderful platform for keeping an ear to the ground and finding out firsthand what people are saying about your business and/or your dropship products. If it’s good---that’s super. You can get a lot of mileage from the friends of your Facebook fans, along with Twitter followers, in spreading the good word. If it’s bad, you can learn about it quickly and act to maintain and minimize the damage to your reputation. This is a tremendous benefit for any online merchant!<br><br>III. Social media sites offer a free means of having contests and promotions that will attract new fans and followers, plus get your existing fans and followers to share and retweet these events. Internet research has shown time and time again that online users crave interactive experiences and that they want to make their voices heard. Having a poll or survey on Facebook is a fantastic way of giving people what they want while building your brand and promoting your online dropship business. <br><br>These are only 3 ways that using social media marketing can reap big dividends for your ecommerce dropship business, so get busy and get on the social bandwagon today!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92677/3-Ways-Social-Media-Marketing-can-Grow-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 23 Dec 2012 17:01:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92677http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92651/Dropship-News-Pinterest-Drive-Ecommerce-Sales#Comments0Dropship News: Pinterest Drive Ecommerce Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92651/Dropship-News-Pinterest-Drive-Ecommerce-Sales<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Pinterest_1-resized-600.png" alt="drophip ecommerce Pinterest" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">If you have an online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business and haven’t heard of Pinterest, it’s time to get with the program because this social site drives ecommerce sales!<br><br>Did you know that Pinterest, a relative newcomer to the social site scene---has already become the third most popular social network?<br><br>Did you know that, according to a study of 25,000 Shopify online stores conducted by Shopify, referral traffic from Pinterest to Shopify stores is equal to that of traffic coming from Twitter?<br><br>Or that shoppers are 10% more likely to make a purchase if they’re referred from Pinterest as compared to shoppers who are referred from other social sites?<br><br>Or that, in addition, the average purchase is $80---an amount that is double the average purchase resulting as a referral from Facebook?<br><br>No doubt about it, Pinterest has already become a major player in ecommerce!<br><br><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Why You Should Use Pinterest</strong></span><br><br>When you use Pinterest seems to be pretty important, according to internet research. For example, recent studies have shown that if you pin on Saturday, your dropship product is more likely to go viral. This makes sense when you stop and think that the majority of people are off work and out of school on Saturdays.<br><br>Here are some more interesting factoids about Pinterest that should be valuable info for anyone with an ecommerce business:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>The daily number of Pinterest users has increased by over 145% since</li> </ul> Jan 1, 2012.<br><br> <ul> <li>32% of online shoppers have made a purchase based on what they’ve</li> </ul> seen on Pinterest.<br><br> <ul> <li>Pins with prices get 36% more likes than those without.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>59% percent of pinners are women between 25 and 40 years of age.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Women make up 90% of the Pinterest population.</li> </ul> <p><br>According to statistics from <a href="http://bizrateinsights.com/blog/2012/10/15/online-consumer-pulse-pinterest-vs-facebook-which-social-sharing-site-wins-at-shopping-engagement/" title="Bizrate Insights" target="_blank">Bizrate Insights</a>, 69% of online consumers who visit Pinterest have found an item they have gone on to buy or wanted to buy, compared with 40% of Facebook users.<br><br>70% of people said they went to Pinterest for purchasing inspiration this purpose, while only 17% went to Facebook for this reason.</p> <p>Check out these infographics:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Reasons-for-using-Pinterest-facebook2-resized-600.png" alt="dropship sales Pinterest" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"></p> <p>And this one:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/US-pinterest-users-resized-600.gif" alt="dropship Pinterest" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br></p> <p>Here are some more interesting stats from the <a href="http://allfacebook.com/pinterest-facebook-bizrate-insights_b102245" title="AllFacebookBlog" target="_blank">AllFacebookBlog</a>:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>People use Facebook (50%) and Pinterest (51%) to connect with people who have similar tastes.</li> <li>To keep up with trends, more people chose Pinterest (67%) over Facebook (22%.)</li> <li>43% of people surveyed preferred Pinterest to associate with retailers or brands; 24% chose Facebook.</li> <li>55% of people said they’ve repinned an item, compared with 37% of Facebook users who said they’ve shared an item.</li> </ul> <br>This seems like ample evidence that you should make Pinterest a priorit<br>for your ecommerce dropship business!<br><br><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>How to Let Pinterest Increase Sales</strong></span><br><br>One of the most important things you can do to let Pinterest increase<br>your ecommerce dropship sales is to add a Pinterest button next to every<br>one of your products.<br><br>If you want to add the price, which you certainly should, just put the<br>price in the product description. That way, a header will appear with the price over the pin.<br><br>Pinterest has had a meteoric rise to stardom, with a network of 23.4 million last July. This is equal to 10% of all internet users!<br><br>Get on Pinterest now and start leveraging its fast growing popularity to increase your dropship ecommerce business sales!<br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92651/Dropship-News-Pinterest-Drive-Ecommerce-Sales&bvt=rss">Madison ClaireSat, 22 Dec 2012 01:44:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92651http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90966/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Your-Online-Dropship-Business#Comments0Social Media Marketing for Your Online Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90966/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Your-Online-Dropship-Business<br><p><img id="img-1351371130360" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social_media_sites-resized-600.jpg" alt="social media marketing dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"></p> <p>If you’re looking around for good ways to increase sales and revenue, here’s a hot tip: social media marketing for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a> business is a fantastic way to drive traffic to your site, promote your business and build your brand!<br><br>Have you held back from engaging in social media marketing because you think it might be a passing fad?</p> <h3><strong><span style="color: #800000;">Social Media is Here to Stay</span></strong></h3> <p>While nobody can predict with 100% accuracy what will happen in the future, it seems fairly definite that social media is here to stay. <br><br>Social sites and communities have opened new vistas to internet users and the chances of people giving them up are slim to none. As a matter of fact, rather than losing ground, social sites continue to grow by leaps and bounds as time goes on!<br><br>Look at this data from Edison Research about the rise of social media membership on various sites:<br><strong></strong></p> <h3><span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Facebook has&nbsp;a Huge Affect on Purchase Decisions</strong></span></h3> In 2011, 68% of Americans currently using social sites said that these communities had no influence on their purchasing decisions. Now, in 2012, only 36% denied these sites have an influence on buying decisions. 47% of people surveyed said that Facebook has the greatest affect on buying behavior, which is an increase from 24% last year. <h3><br><span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Users to Follow Brands on Social Sites Increases 106%</strong></span></h3> <p>From 2010 to 2012, the percentage of&nbsp;Americans following a certain brand on a social site has risen from 16% to 33%. This is a big increase! On the other hand, it means that&nbsp;two-thirds of Americans currently active on social networks don’t now and have never followed a brand. So, lots of potential and room for growth here!</p> <h3><br><span style="color: #800000;">The Fastest Growing Age Group in Social Media &nbsp;</span></h3> <p><br>Facebook isn‘t just for kids!&nbsp;The largest growth in a group of face book members from last year to this year was the 45-54 year-olds. Actually, studies show that 55% of Americans 45-54 now have a profile on a social networking site. <br><br>The only group that is somewhat below average, as far as of &nbsp;participation on social sites, are the senior Americans who are 55 and older. Still, 3 out of 10 people in this age group are on the social networking scene and that number is rising.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Social-Media-Statistics-45-to-54-year-old-users-1-resized-600.jpg" alt="Social Media Statistics 45 to 54 year old users resized 600" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"></p> <h3><br><span style="color: #800000;"><strong>54% of Facebook Users Access the Site via a Mobile Device</strong></span></h3> <p>54% of Facebook members have used the social network via a mobile device and one-third use a mobile device as their primary way to access Facebook. What does this tell you about the importance of making sure your dropship business is mobile friendly?</p> <h3><span style="color: #800000;">Social Networking is Addicting</span></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Social-Media-Statistics-22-percent-of-Americans-have-social-habit-resized-600.jpg" alt="Social Media Statistics 22 percent of Americans have social habit resized 600" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><span style="color: #800000;"></span></p> <br>Social networking is habit forming. During the past year,&nbsp;12 million more Americans are using social sites several times a day than last year. In fact, 22% of users visit a social site many times a day.<br><br>These stats should be sending you a clear message: Millions upon millions of people from all over the world are active on social sites and to build your dropship business, you should be using the power of social media marketing!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90966/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Your-Online-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSat, 27 Oct 2012 20:44:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:90966http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90503/Be-a-Smart-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Boost-Sales#Comments0Be a Smart Dropshipper: Social Networking Sites Boost Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90503/Be-a-Smart-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Boost-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/socialmediabandwagon-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropshippers social networking" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">Be a smart <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipper" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipper</strong></a>: social networking sites can help build your brand and boost sales to make your home business in ecommerce a huge success!<br><br>This is the age of the social sites. Savvy drop shippers know this and have jumped on the bandwagon with social media marketing, undoubtedly one of the most cost effective and efficient types of marketing if you want bang for your buck.<br><br>If you think only kids use Twitter, MySpace and Facebook---think again!<br><br>Millions of people are using these sites and a lot of them are for promotion of a business or company. Although there is a bit of ground work to do and you will need to put in some time familiarizing yourself with the Dos and Don’ts of social networking sites for marketing purposes; it isn’t rocket science and you can soon master the fundamentals to at least get you started.<br><br> <h3><span style="color: #008080;"><strong>Social Media Stats</strong></span></h3> <p><span style="color: #008080;"><strong><br></strong></span></p> <br>Here are some factoids and stats about social media marketing that you might find interesting and applicable to your dropshipping business:<br><br> <ul> <li>Facebook is widely considered the most important social media lead generation tool for B2C (Business to Customer) marketers, with 77% saying they have gotten a new customer through Facebook.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>60% of B2C marketers say they have acquired a new customer via a business blog, which is also considered social media marketing.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>For B2B (Business to Business) companies, LinkedIn has proven the most effective, with 65% saying they got a new customer through this professional social network. Company blogs ran a close second at 60%,&nbsp;&nbsp; Facebook at 43% and Twitter bringing up the rear with a not unimpressive 40%.</li> </ul> Source: <a href="http://www.marketingcharts.com/direct/frequency-of-blogging-makes-a-difference-for-customer-acquisition-21276/" title="Marketing Charts&nbsp;" target="_blank">Marketing Charts&nbsp;</a> <br><br>And More: <br><br>Janrain, a social Web user management platform provider, recently released its Social Identity study with the research conducted by Blue Research. Here are some results:<br><br> <ul> <li>Offering a “social” sign-in on your website may just net you more customers and sales. A social login means that visitors are able to login to your website using their Facebook, Twitter, or another existing social network sign-in info.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>86% of respondents reported being bothered by the need to create new accounts at websites and said they would actually change their behavior:</li> </ul> 54% might leave the site and not return<br>26% would go to a different site if possible<br>6% would just simply leave or avoid the site<br>14% would not complete the registration\<br><br> <ul> <li>88% admitted to supplying incorrect information or leaving form fields incomplete (this result should come as no surprise to marketers). This figure is up from 76% in last year’s study</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>90% admitted to leaving a website if they couldn’t remember their login details rather than taking the time to recover their login information. This figure is up from 45% in 2010</li> </ul> <br>The study also found that even though website visitors are becoming more frustrated with traditional marketing, they are becoming more open to using social identities for website registration.<br><br>In fact, 77% responded that social login is “a good solution that should be offered,” with 41% preferring social login over creating a new user account or using a guest account.<br>Source: <a href="http://sherpablog.marketingsherpa.com/social-networking-evangelism-community/social-login-registration/" title="Marketing Sherpa " target="_blank">Marketing Sherpa </a><br><br>This probably gives you an idea of just how very powerful social network sites are these days and why it would benefit your reshipping business to get started with social media marketing ASAP!<br><br>With the holidays coming up, this is a prime time to work every angle of marketing you possibly can.<br><br>Be a smart dropshipper: social networking sites boost sales!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90503/Be-a-Smart-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Boost-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 13 Oct 2012 17:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:90503http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90126/5-Marketing-Tips-Tricks-for-Your-Online-Dropshipping-Business#Comments05 Marketing Tips & Tricks for Your Online Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90126/5-Marketing-Tips-Tricks-for-Your-Online-Dropshipping-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/advert.jpg" alt="online dropshipping business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you want to make more sales and therefore, more money, you might be interested in some marketing tips and tricks for your online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business. <br><br> <h3><span style="color: #800000;">Online Marketing 101</span></h3> <br><br>Marketing is essential for any business, online or off. That being said, online marketing is different in many ways than what would be done for a traditional brick and mortar business.<br><br>With an ecommerce business, all of your sales are online, so you must gear your marketing efforts toward the online community of shoppers. <br><br>Here are 5 tried and true marketing tips for your online dropshipping business:<br><br> <ul> <li>I. Keep your eye on the ball---What does this mean? It’s simple. Your main goal is to make sales. So, your focus should be on that more than anything else. Before you get all carried away with cutesy pages and overly long content that really doesn’t do one thing to advance visitors toward a purchase and checkout; remember that your overriding concern is to sell, sell, sell. Anything that detracts from that or doesn’t keep things moving toward that desired outcome when a visitor enters your sales funnel is extraneous and should be done away with. You don’t need it. Keep your eye on the ball and your goal of selling products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>II. Think like a customer---What would you be looking for on your website or listing page if you were a customer? What would you expect to find? While there may be multiple answers to these questions, there are some givens that will apply to almost every visitor to your listings or web pages. People want to find what they’re looking for quickly and easily, be given enough information about it to make a purchasing decision, and then a fast checkout. Cut and dried. So, have a friend or relative browse your site as though they were a potential customer and go all the way through checkout. (You can void the sale, don’t worry.) If they run into problems or hit any snags, you need to correct the situation post haste.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>III. SEO is important for marketing---You may hear rumors that SEO is dead since Google has rolled out the Panda and Penguin updates. Don’t believe them, SEO is alive and kicking, and you need to use it wisely for best marketing of your online dropshipping business. Make sure you use prime keywords in titles, descriptions, alt tags, image tags, the whole enchilada. Using great SEO will make it much easier for your online dropshipping business products to be picked up by the search engine bots and get you ranked high in SERPs, or Search Engine Result Pages. So, be sure to utilize correct SEO.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>IV. Use product reviews---Internet retail research has shown that online consumers love reviews. As more and more people are turning to the internet for shopping, they are getting smarter and a lot savvier about checking out products by reading user reviews before buying. Don’t cheat on your reviews! If you’re selling a product that gets consistently bad reviews, you need to quit selling that product and replace it with a better performer. Be sure to let shoppers know when you do this. It boosts confidence if people see that you’re posting honest reviews and that you’re listening to what buyers have to say about your products and taking appropriate action accordingly, if need be.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>V. Use a mixture of marketing methods---There is a world of opportunity online for someone willing to put in a little work on social media marketing and email marketing. In many cases, these types of marketing won’t even cost you anything because you may be able to do all of it yourself. But, even if you have to hire a freelancer to write your emails, for instance, the increased sales will make it well worth the expense.</li> </ul> <br>Use these marketing tips and tricks to boost sales in your online dropshipping business!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90126/5-Marketing-Tips-Tricks-for-Your-Online-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 02 Oct 2012 22:08:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:90126http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/88606/Social-Media-Marketing-For-Your-Online-Dropshipping-Business#Comments1Social Media Marketing For Your Online Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/88606/Social-Media-Marketing-For-Your-Online-Dropshipping-Business<br><p><img id="img-1353991355298" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dsa%20social%20%20media%20image.png" alt="online dsropshipping business social media" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Anyone with an online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business should consider social media marketing as a great way to boost sales and income.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book</strong></a><br><br>Here are some of the most popular social media sites:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Facebook</li> <li>Twitter</li> <li>MySpace</li> <li>Bebo</li> <li>LinkedIn</li> </ul> <p><br>Social media marketing isn’t just a here today and gone tomorrow thing. Internet researchers believe it is definitely here to stay. All you have to do if you have nay doubts about this is look at the way Facebook has grown since its inception.<br><br>Facebook has more than 800 million members around the world and still growing by leaps and bounds. Twitter, too, is steadily adding to its users, as are LinkedIn and MySpace, along with others.<br><br>Human beings are social animals and in this hurry up world, it really is a boon to be able to socialize and keep in touch with friends and family online. <br><br><strong>Survey Says</strong><br><br>According to recent research conducted by Edison Research, Facebook has a much higher impact in purchase behavior than Twitter. 47% of survey respondents said that Facebook had a 47% impact on their purchasing decisions. <br><br>Twitter came in a poor second with a sparse 5% of respondents saying that this social media platform influenced their buying behavior. So, it seems pretty clear that if you can’t spare the time to maintain a presence on both of these sites, focus on Facebook to promote your online dropshipping business.<br><br>The same study revealed another extremely interesting factoid: From 2010 to 2012, people in the U.S. following a brand on a social network increased from 16 percent to 33 percent. Wow! That’s a big spike!<br><br>If you are laboring under the misapprehension that social media sites are made up primarily of kids, think again. In fact, the Edison survey showed that the largest jump in growth of any age group on Facebook was the 45-54 year olds. Don’t forget the Silver Surfers. Approximately one-third of all Americans over the age of 55 are active in social networking.<br><em>Source: Edison Research</em></p> <p><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Social-Media-Statistics-45-to-54-year-old-users-.jpg" alt="social media graph" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br>Drop Ship Access is the wholesale product source that can hook you up with high quality products to promote with social media marketing for your online dropshipping business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70887/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-to-Have-a-Great-Home-Page" title="Ecommerce Dropship Tips: How to Have a Great Home Page" target="_blank"><strong>Ecommerce Dropship Tips: How to Have a Great Home Page</strong><br></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/88606/Social-Media-Marketing-For-Your-Online-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 18 Aug 2012 23:33:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:88606http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/87007/Home-Business-Tips-Marketing-for-Your-Online-Drop-Shipping-Business#Comments1Home Business Tips: Marketing for Your Online Drop Shipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/87007/Home-Business-Tips-Marketing-for-Your-Online-Drop-Shipping-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/marketing.JPG" border="0" alt="online drop shipping business marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you work from home, you might appreciate these tips about marketing for your online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="drop shipping" target="_blank"><strong>drop shipping</strong></a> business. <br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/2-ecommerce-marketing-strategies-to-grow-your-business" title="Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Marketing is absolutely vital to the success of your home online drop shipping business and while it does require some knowledge and effort to do it effectively, it isn&rsquo;t rocket science that requires a marketing guru, either. You can learn and utilize the basics of marketing for your online drop shipping business and be able to increase traffic and sales, which will mean more profits for you.<br /><br /><strong>The Importance of Marketing</strong><br /><br />Your online drop shipping business will only be successful if people find it. You might have the best products at the lowest prices, but if nobody finds your products, it won&rsquo;t do you any good because you won&rsquo;t make sales. So, using marketing strategies and techniques effectively will go a long way toward making sure shoppers who are looking for the products you are selling can find them---and you, specifically. This is what will make or break your online drop shipping business.<br /><br />Here are some tips on marketing strategies that may help build your online drop shipping business:<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Use email marketing---Email marketing can be tremendously effective, so be sure to ask visitors to your site to sign up for your emails. You might offer an incentive such as a free ebook or whitepaper to sweeten the pot a little and encourage people to opt-in to your email subscription.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Use social media marketing---It&rsquo;s free if you DIY and enormously effective. Facebook has about 800 million users now and many of those people are potential customers for you. Twitter is also popular and another great opportunity for social media marketing for your online drop shipping business.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Have a blog---A blog for your online drop shipping business can work wonders for you! Not only will it help with PR in the same way as social media marketing, but it also works to create quality content that will help boost your rankings in search.</li> </ul> <p><br />Drop Ship Access has 1.7 million high quality products ready for you to start selling today and at rock bottom wholesale prices, too! Visit Drop Ship Access now and start your own online drop shipping business! It&rsquo;s quick, easy and inexpensive!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:<a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/36240/How-to-Fix-a-High-Bounce-Rate-in-Your-E-Commerce-Dropship-Business" title=" How to Fix a High Bounce Rate in Your E-Commerce Dropship Business" target="_blank"><strong> How to Fix a High Bounce Rate in Your E-Commerce Dropship Business</strong></a><br /><br /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/87007/Home-Business-Tips-Marketing-for-Your-Online-Drop-Shipping-Business&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyWed, 11 Jul 2012 00:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:87007http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/85519/How-to-Create-a-Killer-Facebook-Page-for-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments0How to Create a Killer Facebook Page for Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/85519/How-to-Create-a-Killer-Facebook-Page-for-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img id="img-1338126799303" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/likebuttonrev-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="create facebook page dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Would you like some tips an how to create a killer Facebook page for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business?<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Anyone with a home dropshipping business would benefit immensely from having&nbsp; a great Facebook page! Even if you don&rsquo;t know anything at all about social media marketing, it&rsquo;s quick and easy to create a killer Facebook page for your dropship business.<br /><br />Here are some tips to creating a Facebook page that will greatly enhance your business:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>The first step is to establish a Facebook personal profile if you haven&rsquo;t already done so. The individual in that personal Facebook profile will be the one who is officially the creator of that particular fan page. Therefore, to streamline things, your Facebook fan page will use the same login as your personal page. Don&rsquo;t be uneasy about mixing your personal and business profiles on Facebook because nobody except the administrator or page owner can see both. In other words, people who visit your personal Facebook page cannot see your Facebook dropshipping business fan page and vice versa.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Next, click on &ldquo;Create a Page&rdquo; on the Facebook profile page and choose the type of business you have. There are several choices plus a place to put your business name, address and category.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Then, click &ldquo;Get Started&rdquo; and from that point on Facebook guides you through the entire process. It&rsquo;s easy! If you want to skip a step, you can always go back and do it later. You will have a place for your business logo and other info about your dropship business, including the types of products you sell.</li> </ul> <br />Those three steps will get you well on your way to creating a killer Facebook page for your dropship business. Once you get started, you will see plenty of other attractive options that can help you promote your home business in dropshipping sales. For example, if you have a business blog, you can use an application called &ldquo;Networked Blogs&rdquo; and Facebook will automatically pull in your fresh blogs and post them to your Facebook fan page. <br /><br />In addition, there are other handy Facebook applications that come with your page such as Photos, Links, Events, Notes, and Video. <br /><br />Drop Ship Access has 1.7 million products available at true wholesale prices for your home dropshipping business. Check out Drop Ship Access now to get started and then create a killer Facebook page for your dropship business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32322/Social-Media-Marketing-with-Facebook-Facts-Figures" title="Social Media Marketing with Facebook: Facts &amp; Figures" target="_blank"><strong>Social Media Marketing with Facebook: Facts &amp; Figures</strong><br /></a><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/85519/How-to-Create-a-Killer-Facebook-Page-for-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSun, 27 May 2012 21:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:85519http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/85392/Are-You-a-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Can-Boost-Business#Comments0Are You a Dropshipper? Social Networking Sites Can Boost Business!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/85392/Are-You-a-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Can-Boost-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media2-resized-600.png" border="0" alt="dropshipper social networking sites" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you are a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipper" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipper</strong></a>, you should be aware that social networking sites can boost your business!<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a></p> <p><br />Social communities emerged onto the World Wide Web with a roar and their popularity is in no immediate danger of declining. Males and females of all ages, nationalities and diverse interests have converged on the internet to get connected to others on a social site. Here are just a few of the most popular social sites:<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Facebook</li> <li>MySpace</li> <li>LinkedIn</li> <li>Bebo</li> <li>Friendster</li> <li>Hi5</li> <li>Orkut</li> <li>Habbo</li> <li>Netlog</li> <li>Twitter</li> <li>Zorpia</li> <li>PerfSpot</li> </ul> <br /><br />As of May 2012, Facebook has approximately 900 million active users from all around the world!<br /><br />So, in a nutshell, if you are bypassing using social media marketing and social networking sites to promote your ecommerce home business as a dropshipper---you&rsquo;re missing the boat and costing yourself sales and money every day you aren&rsquo;t actively working at this tremendously effective marketing technique.<br /><br />Social networking sites can do a lot for your business! Besides boosting traffic and sales, you can use your presence on these sites to keep your finger on the pulse of what is being said about your business. This can be enormously helpful in damage control if someone puts out some bad words about you, plus help with PR by establishing a connection with your customer base.<br /><br />Besides those definite benefits for a dropshipper to using social networking sites to promote your dropshipping business and build your brand, there is the added advantage that it is exceedingly cost effective. In fact, if you handle it yourself, social media marketing for your home dropshipping business is free!<br /><br />Still not convinced?<br /><br />How about this: Social networking sites are a great platform to showcase your products, sales and specials! Have contests, give prizes for referrals and much more!<br /><br />Drop Ship Access has the products to help you start up a thriving, profitable ecommerce home business, plus FREE premium educational material about social media marketing that can help catapult you to the top of your niche!<br /><br />Check out Drop Ship Access today and take the first step toward having a successful home business as a dropshipper that you can promote on social networking sites.<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32939/Social-Media-Tips-to-Make-You-a-Better-Dropship-Business-Blogger" title="Social Media Tips to Make You a Better Dropship Business Blogger" target="_blank"><strong>Social Media Tips to Make You a Better Dropship Business Blogger</strong><br /></a><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/85392/Are-You-a-Dropshipper-Social-Networking-Sites-Can-Boost-Business&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyThu, 24 May 2012 00:21:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:85392http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/82675/Tips-for-Dropshippers-Social-Networking-Sites-Build-Business#Comments0Tips for Dropshippers: Social Networking Sites Build Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/82675/Tips-for-Dropshippers-Social-Networking-Sites-Build-Business<br><img id="img-1354244377632" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media2-resized-600.png" alt="dropship social networking" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Here is a tip for <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/index_signup.php" title="drop shippers" target="_blank"><strong>drop shippers</strong></a>: social networking sites are a great way to build your business!<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Social media marketing is a fantastic way to boost traffic and sales for your home business in ecommerce dropshipping. Besides the undoubted benefit of using social networking sites to bolster your bottom line, you can also increase recognition of your business and help build your brand by using good social media marketing practices on social networking sites. <br><br><strong>What are Good Social Networking Sites to Build Business?</strong><br><br> <ul> <li>Facebook</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Twitter</li> </ul> <ul> <li>MySpace</li> </ul> <ul> <li>LinkedIn</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Bebo</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Google Plus +</li> </ul> <ul> <li>DeviantArt</li> </ul> <ul> <li>LiveJournal</li> </ul> <ul> <li>CafeMom</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Tagged</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Ning</li> </ul> <ul> <li>MeetUp</li> </ul> <ul> <li>myYearbook</li> </ul> <ul> <li>myLife</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Badoo</li> </ul> <br>While taking advantage of social media marketing through social networking sites is a sound business practice, you have to be very careful about using a blend of business and other posts. In other words, don’t focus solely or even mostly on your business. Too much salesy hype is a big turn off to most members of a social community and you will soon find yourself blocked by many if you come on too strong about your dropship business. So, to be successful, be sure to offer members something of legitimate value such as a humorous or informative post. <br><br>You can also use a social networking site to give away promos and freebies. In fact, most major brands are now offering valuable coupons and promotions on Facebook! This is a great way to build followers, too, since you will require a viewer to “like” your Facebook page in order to get the offer.<br><br>It helps to have great products for your dropship business and that’s where you can count on Drop Ship Access!<br><br>With 1.7 million high quality, name brand products at true wholesale prices, you are sure to find plenty of hot items that are in great demand and worth promoting on social networking sites to build your business. 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