Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Promotional Frenzy Team and Activities

Want to know what the Promotional Frenzy Team is, and what they do?
Do you want more exposure to your etsy shop?  Do you need more views, sales, and improved Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
A team on Etsy is starting to help you:  “Promotional Frenzy”
We are a group/team of people wanting to combine our efforts to gain more than we could on our own.  The heart of this group is for promotions.  We are a very nice group, and supportive and will help each other as much as we can, but the idea is to gain more momentum to the shops who participate.
Each day a new thread is started by a team leader.  The very 1st post of the thread gives the details for that days activities.  Any important information is highlighted in the threads to make it as easy as possible for teammates to know what is going on.
TEAM REQUIREMENTS
REQUIREMENTS: Must have required social networking accounts set up PRIOR to joining PFT.

1. You have to participate in a minimum of TWO activities per week which is approximately a 60 minutes for the week sometimes more.
2. You must be willing to put in consistent effort into improving your shop. This can entail creating new product lines, listing more inventory, working on product photography, improving on keywords and placements of those keywords etc.
3. You must be willing to use social networking sites, and be willing to try new ones as we grow and evolve. No business will be successful OR stay successful if they become stagnant. So the sites we use will change and/or grow over time.
Minimum requirements for social networking sites:
A.  www.stumbleupon.com – For instructions to set up and account:   http://galla15.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-is-stumbling-and-how-you-can-use.html
B.  www.twitter.com
C.  www.flickr.com
D. www.pinterest.com 
Other optional networks (squidoo, kaboodle)
HIGHLY recommended: Facebook and kaboodle. Digg is great for the Blog activity. GOOGLE BUZZ is the next big thing, so please seriously consider this.
4. You must post in our social networking thread all of your social networks so that we can follow each other.

5.  Provide your Email address and sign up for our Team Newsletter once you join the team.
This way even if a shop is on vacation we are able to make sure all members have the most up to date information. This will eliminate confusion when important changes are made. Anyone not signed up or that removes themselves from this newsletter will be removed. We won’t be spamming people only important updates will be sent out.
6. You must have a blog, and have it set up prior to joining.
7. You must join these 2 treasury teams (there are no requirements or additional tasks to do for these treasury teams- just if you want them to click and comment on yours, you must click and comment on theirs)
Read their rules for details or see our thread here -
www.etsy.com/teams/7512/promotional-frenzy-team/discuss/75625­96/page/1/
TPT – http://www.etsy.com/teams/7288/treasury-promotion-team
Click & Comment – http://www.etsy.com/teams/8963/click-comment/members?page=
LIST OF TEAM ACTIVITIES
MONDAY – We have a list for team members to add an item to, and then the list is promoted via social networks.
TUESDAY – One week is a team BNR the next week is team treasuries
WEDNESDAY – Blog Day
THURSDAY – List a NEW Item challenge.  List is promoted via social networks.
FRIDAY – Casual Friday, we set up various activities each week that help improve our Etsy shops (Ex. work on tags, photo’s, networking etc.)
SATURDAY and SUNDAYS are off days.
***Feel free to share your social networking links, blog links, flickr links etc. And when someone posts a new item you can help promote that item then, you don’t have to wait for an event to promote.  The key is to stay for awhile and network and participate in all the events you can.****
Final note: if only a handful of us participate in these events there will not be a payoff.  So nothing is required but if you want to see success it would be highly benefical to get involved and do what you can.  The list of events is only a guide.  You can still list any day you want, blog anytime you want etc.  And please feel free to chat and have fun anytime. 

CHECKLIST TO APPLY TO THE TEAM:
1.  Sign up for team newsletter
2. Have twitter, stumbleupon, flickr, pinterest accounts set up
3.  Have a blog setup
4.  Be willing to give minimum of 60 minutes a week to promoting/networking

33 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous beginning. I love it. I can see lots of possibilites for our blog.

    Great job as always, Janet!

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  2. It looks great... can not wait to see our blog become a wide read one! WE have so much information and beautiful things to share.

    Thanks Janet for the super job!!

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  3. I've been on PFT for over a year now and I must say that you will not be disappointed here! I've seen my shop stats, views, traffic and sales go up since joining the team. I'm so thankful I found this group of wonderful people and business owner's. Love PFT!!

    Love the blog and can't wait to see what's in store for the future, SO excited!!

    Thank you Janet for working so hard on this for us all!

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  4. Fantastic job Janet!

    We have come far in the last year, and we will keep on growing, and becoming stronger and stronger as time goes on.

    Go PFT!!

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  5. Looking forward to the new version of our Blog Day Activity!!!

    The Blog and this specific post have been visited by the Stumbleupon Fairy ;D

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  6. A wonderful introductory post informing everyone what our team is all about! I look forward to reading the next post :)
    Amy

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  7. Lovely new Venture :) Really excited and looking forward to be a part of this :) If I know our team, this is gonna be super successful :)

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  8. PFT is the BEST! Love the idea of this team blog and excited for all the possibilities it holds!

    Big thanks to Janet and all the leaders!

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  9. Love the blog! This team is great, my views went from 20-30 a day to 150-300 a day!

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  10. What a great beginning of many more great things to come!
    Kelly

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  11. Thank you so much for the hard work!! I wish you the best and many more and more great things to come for all!!!

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  12. thank you so much for being so welcoming! love you blog

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  13. Love this idea -- and would be happy to contribute to the blog. Might we be able to get our shop added to the list of shops?

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  14. Love this team! I'd be happy to try to help with the blog :)

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  15. I am glad I made it here. Looking forward to learning this new activity.

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  16. Janet well done. You are always looking out for all of us shops. You go way above and beyond. You have a kind heart. Thanks for all you do.

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  17. Great to have a place for everything we need :)

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  18. The Blog looks great - Thanks! What a great Etsy team!!

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  19. I love this team! I can't believe how supportive everyone is, even to those of us just starting out. It gives me hope to see how many sales everyone has, yet they are still willing to give advice to those of us just beginning! Thank you all!!

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  20. Love PFT team !!! Looking forward to nice activities together all of us :)

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  21. Thank you everyone ;)) It is a team effort! We are really going to rock 2012 with this!!!

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  22. Cant wait to see more in the blog.

    PFT is a great team to be in.

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  23. congratulations! love the blog! what a great team!

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  24. If you are struggling and have time to give this team is where it is at!

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  26. I love this team...my sales and stats have improved greatly since joining! Hats off to PFT!!!!

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  27. I'm loving the new blog and the team. Everyone, thanks for all you do!!

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  28. I am constantly amazed @ all the work you do great job!

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