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Tactics For Attracting Customers To Your Online Store

A lot of work goes into starting an online business and selling your own products. Once you have the business launched, it’s common to feel stuck and a little uneasy. You’re not sure how to get more customers or why people aren’t coming to your store.

Don’t let yourself get discouraged just yet. This is where you need to step back and evaluate your selling points and how to get them across to potential customers. Start brainstorming reasons why someone would want to purchase your product and how to get it in their hands. See tactics for attracting customers to your online store.

Blog

A great way to draw attention to yourself and your website is through a blog. They’re easy to start and that’s all you have to do is maintain quality content. Launch a blog where you share important and entertaining information with your audience. Use content to draw in your target audience. If they like what they see, it’s likely they’ll poke around the rest of your website and start shopping. Share your blog posts and get them out in the public. It’s also a good idea to guest blog for other well-known websites, so you get your name out there.

Website Design

To build your store, start by picking from a list of amazing WordPress ecommerce themes. Select a design that complements your product and is easy on the eyes. You want to attract your customers by the look of your store and not scare them off. The themes are easy to navigate and manage. A simple and striking design is sure to pull customers in and keep them on your page. If it’s easy to shop and you’re selling quality products, interested users will be sticking around to check out your website.

Social Media

Put yourself out there through social media. Start fan pages and advertise your products. Share your blog posts on social media and interact with your potential customers. Use social media for customer care inquiries and answer their questions and concerns. Engage with your audience through your pages and ask them to share images of themselves wearing or using your product. Use social media to build a fan base of people who fall in love with your brand and encourage them to share their passion for your product with others.

Advertise on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great spot to post images of your products. People use the platform to shop, pin favorite looks and share ideas. Be visible to those who you know will enjoy engaging with your product. Launch campaigns narrowing in on specific types of users and interests. Draw them in with an eye-catching image and link them to your online store. Advertising on Pinterest is a smart way to target people who you know will enjoy shopping on your page.

Conclusion

Launching an online store is a big accomplishment. Be sure you’re prepared to work hard and do whatever it takes to appeal to the right customers. These are tactics for attracting customers to your online store.

Collateral Damage: The Danger of Having the Avengers in Real Life

Superheroes, whether you like it or not, are a part of everyone’s lives. When we were younger, we all wished to become one. Whether you are an avid fan who catches all collectible figures or just merely likes to bandwagon just to post on Instagram that you watched the latest Avengers movie. One cannot easily deny that once in their life they wished to become a real superhero or to meet one, right?

They become part of our childhood and in some cases in our adult life as well. One cannot easily forget his or her awesome memories. The more you know about how scientifically correct the movie gets, the more you will use your might to defend your hero. No matter how serious the situation they are dealing with, they still find a way to escape from it which we find them more awesome.

Deep in our hearts, we secretly believe that these superheroes are real that is why we like to share the world with them hoping one day we will meet one soon. Take for example Thor, an arrogant yet powerful god from Asgard. He came to Earth from a black hole to save our planet from destruction. He also saved us from the threat of his evil brother Loki. We were amazed how lightning follows him and how he is the only one who can lift that special hammer, right? We enjoyed every action scene.

But have you ever wondered how much these destructions would cost in real life? And how many lives will be put at risk? It would be very difficult to imagine our planet being attacked by aliens coming from some universe we never thought to exist. Or living with a powerful god and an ambitious billionaire who happens to own the company with the most advanced technology, a soldier from the past who has enormous strength and much more. How about the kind of headlines we get to watch on television when another attack in town is being broadcast?

Take for example the Chitauri army led by Loki in Manhattan, New York. The director made the craziest battle that could ever happen in the world. Imagine how many lives were lost, the infrastructures in the city that got destroyed that time and the economic costs to clean up the whole mess. A billionaire in a flying suit can surely afford that. But how about facing charges against him, or them as a team?

Maybe you are thinking that I’m going nuts over this. But let us make this conversation more realistic and pressing. Taking the Chitauri invasion back in the picture, a company named Kinetec Analysis Corporation used computer models to predict the damage caused by nuclear weapons.

After the assessment, the company has estimated the initial damage of $90 billion and a total damage of $160 billion including casualties. Now, you have a better imagery on how many lives and establishments will be put at risk.

If these scenarios are real and continue to happen, the government will not stop hiring people to rebuild the that they continuously destroy. In that case, The Avengers will not only be facing charges but also having troubles with different agencies which was somehow portrayed in the next sequel where Iron Man handed himself and the headquarters to the government. Captain America misunderstood his action and singled out it as an act of betrayal. We saw that even with superpowers, they tend to break down and get in touch with their conscience too.

Takeaway
Sure, superheroes and fighting scenes are awesome. However, when we think of it, reality will bite us and would definitely tell us that nothing is cool about this. Having people with superpowers living in the same place as we do are in fact scary and life threatening.

Vincent G. Spivey
Author’s Bio
Vincent G. Spivey is a young attorney in the early years of his law practice in Livingston Loeffler. He likes to write about the current events in the legal to apprise his fellow lawyers on the happenings in the world.


 

 

 

 

The Data Network: A New Star Trek Social Media Site

The Data Network is a new social media platform just for Star Trek fans and players. Users can follow each other and send messages to the network. The network was designed so that Star Trek fans had a unique place to go to share their thoughts, stories and experiences in the Star Trek universe. They appear to provide one place for Trekkies.

They also want to provide a place for gaming clans, fleets, and groups; have various fleets with their own accounts, and players will be able to inform other users of which fleet they belong too.

Check it out…

http://www.thedatanetwork.co.uk/

Chinese Social Media Landscape Map

Here’s a great infographic on the Chinese social media, mapping what China has that relates to a similar function the rest of the world uses outside the great firewall. If you’re learning Chinese like me and you have an interest in the media available to you to meet and interact with your Chinese friends, this is a great tool to help you find the right apps of interest.

 

Chinese social networking

Check out SeeISee.com for a detailed description and explanation on this great graphic.

 

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A Twitter Adventure

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Phil Menard (aka “The Chatty DM”) posted his twitter exchange with a fellow that turned into a very cool RPG-type adventure via twitter posts. I love this as an idea, why aren’t more of us doing this? This is more like the old school text based adventure games, with the difference being you are communicating with people or someone like a DM.

Dang, now I have a hankering to go play Zork again…

Here’s a snippet from Phil’s exchange:

FDL: Ok. you see a grue. What do you do?

Chatty: Wave torch

FDL: As you wave your torch, you set your furniture delivery guys on fire. Game over. Restart? [y/n]

(I fell down my flimsy beach chair onto my hardwood floor laughing. This could become fun.)

Chatty: LOL yes. Talk Grue.

FDL: The grue says she’s your upstairs neighbor and she hopes her noisy Angry Birds parties won’t bother you too much. What next?

Chatty: examine exits

FDL: There is only one exit, a hangar bay door.

Chatty: kick door

FDL: Door says “Ow!” and kicks back. Grue looks at you in disgust.

Chatty: Apologize door.

(I was still playing it old school with 2 words)

Chatty: Inventory

Anyone know of Twitter adventures or TwitRPGs going on?