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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This LNS Treasure Hunt blog hop was a success because all of you who participated



2013 spring hunt 


Our Second Winner 

for our Fall Late Night Stamper Treasure Hunt Blog Hop




Daniela Capparelli wins $150 in Stampin Up Merchandise
for her entry in our LNS Treasure Hunt blog hop 



I would like to Thank everyone who posted a clue on 
their blog as well as everyone who entered.

I hope everyone had fun playing along.

This LNS Treasure Hunt blog hop was a success 
because all of you who participated.
Together we made a difference.

The next Late Night Stamper Treasure Hunt Blog Hop will run
March 1, 2013  to  noon on May 29, 2013
with the winner being announced on May 31






May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm teaching a class on blogging to a group of Stampin Up demonstrators



I had quite a few of our fellow stampin up demonstrators ask to take my 

Sherrill's Online Support 

class on blogging so I'll be posting the entire class here.  


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How to make money with your stampin up business



During the course you will learn
     Why Blog
     How to link to other blogs
     How to create an internal link
     How it will help your stampin up business to get more page views
     How to keep viewers coming back for more
     How to turn a blog viewer into a customer
 
This course is FREE to all active stampin up demonstrators
who wish to build their online business.

Winner for our Late Night Stamper Treasure Hunt Blog Hop




2013 spring hunt 




Tricia Miller wins $150 in Stampin Up Merchandise
for her entry in our LNS Treasure Hunt blog hop 


I assigned a number to every drawing entry as they came in.  When all the entries were in I had my husband pick a number. He chose #2. Then I went down the list to see who's entry was #2 and Tricia Miller won the $150 in Stampin Up merchandise. Here is what will be sent to her.  
ITEMS TO BE SHIPPED to 
Tricia Miller 
Customer
Item Number
Description
Qty Ordered
Qty to Be Shipped
127555
Buttons Designer Vintage Faceted
1
1
127841
Ribbon Tulle Scalloped Cherry Cobbler
1
1
119743
Buttons Designer Neutrals
1
1
125625
Simply Scored Place Markers
1
1
120992
Ribbon Seam Binding 1/2" Cherry Cobbler
1
1
123131
Big Shot Die Bigz XL Petite Pocket
1
1
125594
Big Shot Die Bigz XL Designer Rosette
1
1
126999
Big Shot Die Sizzlits Large Delicate Doilies
1
1
127853
Craft Sheet Silicone
1
1
129053
Heat Tool
1
1
I would like to Thank everyone who posted a clue on 
their blog as well as everyone who entered.

I then picked a demonstrator to win the $50 in 
merchandise and the winner is
Diana Soling at  minookastamper
Diana, Would you please contact me so I can 
order $50 in product of your choice for you.
I'll need your home address as well. 

I hope everyone had fun playing along. I know 
I'm thrilled at our results.
Hopefully each of you who had a clue on your 
blog saw a great increase in traffic,
met some new people, and were able to sell 
some extra product. 

For all of you who are giving away something 
extra to one of your viewers, thank you.
This LNS Treasure Hunt blog hop was a success 
because all of you who participated.
Together we made a difference.

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

How do you make your blog more important in the Stampin and Scrapping world


Google has a search engine spider called "Googlebot" that goes out and "crawls" the web looking for websites and ranks them in order of importance.
How do you make your blog more important in the Stampin and Scrapping world?
If you have been posting about our Treasure hunt using KEY WORDS that was just the first step.
Your fellow demonstrators have posted the "LNS web ring or link list" on their blog and you have posted it on yours. External linking was the second step.
All of you should have seen Increased traffic flow. That is the third step.
Do all you can to Increase your blog viewers and subscribers 
Posting at least once each week will help your viewers want to go see what is new.

This fun Halloween card was made during our 3-D card shoe box swap
at our Late Night Stamper pre-convention event at the Radisson SLC Downtown


Asking your viewers to please subscribe will allow each of your posts to end up in their e-mail box every time you post! 

Promoting your blog with videos.
Do you already do stampin videos yourself?
I only started this spring but I can see how the younger generation goes to you tube for just about everything they want to learn to do.
My boys have used videos to help them re-build a car engine. Recently they watched videos on how to clean and repair guns.
I think their first video when they were 16 may have been how to blow a 2 litter bottle into the air using a air compressor and water. 
I'm glad they are good young men and try to stay out of trouble.
What is my point of all this rambling??? 
Videos have proven to be a good way for me to teach long distance customers as well as help train team members. 
The last workshop I did showing how to create multi colored embossing pads helped the orders go over $400.  Many of the customers bought the items I showed them how to use.


Last week a past customer was shown how to make the ornaments off the cover of the holiday catalog. 

She then ordered everything used to make them. 


It's amazing how motivating showing someone something new and exciting can be.
If you haven't already tried to make a video, try it. 

a live traffic feed tells you who visited, how long they stayed


a live traffic feed tells you who visited, how long they stayed and where they went to when they left.
the words that follow  "By Searching For" are the words they searched to find your blog
Go check out my live feed on my other blog

It will tell you who came from where and what link or search words they used. 
        …

It will also tall you how long they were there and where they went when they left.

Put a Live Feed on your blog


Pin your art on Pintrest - get more viewers on your blog




The word web ring is an old one. It was used back in the 1990's
web ring is a way of interlinking a group of websites that have information on related topics or themes.
a blog hop is a perfect example of a web ring.
Our Late Night Stamper group has been using a link list to help you get more viewers to your blog
When you have your blog address added to this list you are giving members permission to post your non watermarked card samples on their blogs and link back to your blog.
You are also giving members permission to pin
Pin It any photo or sample that has no watermark to Pintrest.
PLEASE Go read Pintrest Terms of Service before you decide to join in the fun. 
Pintrest is quickly becoming as popular as facebook. 


Members see your art and click on it which brings them back to your blog.






Here is how it works
Each LNS member on our web ring  goes to 5 of the blogs on the list each day. New blogs are added to the top of the list each week.
When you go to a fellow late night stampers blog pin their art on pintrest. Please select samples that do not have a watermark on them. 
you can even pin your own art if you feel your art is not getting pinned enough.

Leave a comment below to let me know you are pinning your fellow demonstrators artwork.