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  1. jenab1013

    jenab1013 Member

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    I'm considering getting my personal PC website and I would love to hear everyones input on getting one! The pros and cons, ideas, suggestions...anything would be great. I'm kinda in limbo about this decision.
     
    Mar 8, 2006
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  2. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    boy i tossed the idea around for a long time before i got mine!! i finally got it last month?? maybe jan?? anyways i havent had it long and i absolutely love it!! i havent got any orders yet....but i do believe that when my mom has her catalog show i will get orders then since she lives in Ga. its really easy and fun to set it up. mine doesnt have anything special since i am still working on it, but i would definately say go for it!!
     
  3. RachelNguyen

    RachelNguyen Guest

    I am a big fan of the website! I signed up for it before my first show and have gotten several orders on it.

    First, what it isn't:

    Since you can't advertise your website on web search engines, you won't be getting many orders from strangers. This is not going to start pulling in huge amounts of sales from people you don't know. In the 2 months I have had it, I haven't had a single order from someone not connected to a party.

    What it is:

    A great resource for my hosts. I give them the site address and ask them to share it with all their out of town guests. I tell them they can create email invitations to their parties. I let them know they can have folks view the catalog online. So far I have gotten about 8 or 9 orders online, all associated with parties, and all from people who wouldn't have been able to get to the party. I am pretty sure if I added it up, these orders have paid for my 6 months website charge. (And now that I know what a great resource it is, I'll renew for the full year, which is a better deal...)

    I love the website.

    Rachel
     
    Mar 8, 2006
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  4. Christa

    Christa Member

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    Because of my website, I had $500 in orders from out of towners for a bridal shower before I even left my house. My hosts use it for e-vites, and catalog shows can be more like internet shows if the hosts want them to be. Worth every penny for me and I am only in SS3.
     
    Mar 8, 2006
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  5. reesefamily5

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    I love my website. It is a great way to keep your customers up to date on what's going on and any specials you are running. And it's a great way to encourage your hosts to let out of town or out of state friends know of their show.

    About the advertising policy's I don't mind them because I think it evens out the playing field. I put my web address on everything including all my envelopes that I mail whether it's PC or not. When I sell things on E-bay (And don't worry I never sell PC items on e-bay) I put my web address on the box when I send the item. Who knows when one of those people might look at my website and like it or order something or become a recruit. I also add it in my signature on ALL e-mails including jokes I e-mail to people.
     
    Mar 8, 2006
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  6. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I'm with Tina! Its great for people who can't make the show, although with the new site setup some people don't realize that the "Purchase Products" button is a link. I have a show Wednesday that I got $100 in orders for on my site and a show from last night that had about $150 from my site. I also prefer the advertising policy. I think it should be more fair. If you want to increase traffic to your site, this is the advice I was given: When you make a recipe at the show tell the guests that they can go to your site to get the recipe. I have a yellow sheet of paper in my triangle display with my address on it (/annepratt). I also tell them to bookmark it and check back for news and updates. I probably work on my site once a week or so, just a few minutes to keep it fresh.

    I also picked up the idea instead of stamping all of my receipts, have the customer fill in under "Your Consultant is" my name (and I'm who you make the check payable), phone number and website address. With them writing my name it makes those paying with checks more prepared then telling people 80 time who to make the check out to.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2006
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  7. Kelley Sells

    Kelley Sells Member

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    Why WOULDN'T you, would be the question?

    :( ;)

    Although you can't put it in Google, or Yahoo search engines, that really isn't the point of having it, it is for your hosts and their guests and once you qualify, for outside anytime orders.

    The TRICK to it, as with any other website is to ADVERTISE it everywhere...you business cards, your catalogs, all your mailings, your signatures on your emails....eVERYTHING....Get one of those banners for your car windows, the stickers with your website on it:
    www.pamperedchef.biz/kwile


    I didn't have to think TWICE, I did the 6 month, just incase I didn't really like the business (imagine THAT?not liking this business...not a chance:eek: ) BUT, I am sooooo glad I got it, I have gotten outside orders for my parties of attendees that couldn't make the show, as i put it on the invites too.

    Not to mention for the Hosts to do E-Invites....that is such a huge thing now with the women that throw parties, the jewelry parties and such.....and it soooo much easier to contact family outside their states..AND you can set up your contact lists, so anyone that the hosts put in, you can put in your contact list, send them emails, e-newsletters....the possibilities are ENDLESS....it is just AWESOME....

    Go for it....It is easy to maintain, you can put specials up there, do your own events, so when you have events you can send people to your calendar to see what your up to.....

    Woo Hoo...I LOVE it.....
     
    Mar 13, 2006
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