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How to Prepare Your Internet Business for Spring Sales

Spring is around the corner. This is a great time for consumer sales online. People are coming out of the doldrums of winter. They haven’t spent money in a while and they are SO ready for spring especially after this extremely chilly, snowy winter.
Consumers have bright sunny money waiting to explode in their pocket. And who can resist, especially after a long gray winter, beautiful spring décor, clothing and accessories!

In certain industries you will see March, April and May as your biggest quarter of the year. Potential customers are planning for spring break trips, as well as, winter break vacations. Furthermore, customers are thinking about preparing their outside and inside of the home for spring. This is a big time of the year to refresh our homes look with new décor items.

Consumers have refreshed their bank accounts since holiday spending left their account depleted and many have large checks coming to them from the IRS. Let the Spring Shopping Season Begin!

How to Prepare Your Internet Business for Spring Sales:

1. Review your Keywords and Review your Competitors Keywords

One word; SPYFU! SpyFu will tell you what your competitors bid on last spring season. This is especially useful if this is your first spring shopping season in business. Check out what words or phrases they spent the most on last year and the year prior. Let this be a map on what words you should focus on in your SEO work.

2. Blogging and Search Engine Optimization

After reviewing your competitors keywords it’s now time to focus on those words in your SEO work. Think BLOG post by the very word or words you are working on! Make sure you follow up with posting links to the blog article on your Social Media too!

3. Marketing Your Internet Business

We all know that nothing is more important than SEO, but don’t forget Social Media. Social Media is king in Spring! Get customers excited and motivated to view what’s new at your store. You can hold giveaways or contests to get consumers to share your posts. Post links to items for sale 2-3 times per day.

4. Preparing Your Website Design for Spring

Just as you spruce up your home in spring, it’s time to “pretty up” your website – let it sing the praises of Spring! Use fun phrases or quotes and be sure to set up a “What’s New for Spring” or “Shop our Spring Boutique” or even “10 Must Have’s for Spring 2014” categories. This will help you highlight new spring products and entice them to shop these “hot” items!

Be creative, have fun with it, but let your website sing the praises of the new season while making your products the star!

5. Count Your Blessings!

What’s is the greatest reminder of spring? New birth, new life, warm weather, the reminder you survived the storm and you now get to enjoy the rainbow! Be happy! Be blessed! You own an internet business which means you get to stay at home and run your business while enjoying the glorious spring weather! Let your blessings shine through  and let your creativity run wild.

Happy Spring!

Reason #23: Learn How to Run Your Internet Business with Step-by-Step Consulting

Reason #23: Learn How to Run Your Internet Business with Step-by-Step Consulting

Have you always wanted to start your own online business, but unsure where to begin? By choosing to work with the ecommerce consulting firm, Pure-Ecommerce, you will not only receive a professional internet business, but you will also receive 40 hours of ecommerce consulting.

We know it can be overwhelming and daunting task to start your own internet business, this is why 7 years ago Jennifer Varner, CEO of Pure-Ecommerce, created a 10 step instructional program for budding entrepreneurs to learn how to setup, run and market their new ecommerce business. After starting and running her own successful website she decided to assist other ecommerce entrepreneurs as they step into the own internet business. The 10 step program is housed in our exclusive ELearning Library which you will have access to 24/7. This will allow you to work through our process on your own time and at your own pace.

The ecommerce consultants at Pure-Ecommerce will work with you as you go through the 10 Step Instructional Program in which covers the following areas:

Step 1 Basic Business Practices
This step covers everything you need to do to prepare your business to run including a complete “to do” list of what you need to have in place to run your business from home. 

Step 2 How to Work the Back End 
During this back end consult we go over how to work the back end of your site, check orders, and upload product photos and images. You will also learn how to add and delete categories and pages. You will learn all aspects of working the back end office of your site except for programming and design.

Step 3 Vendor Step

During this step we teach you how to research communicate and work with new vendors as you continue to build your internet business. We also provide you with an example of a vendor letter, as well as, a list of trade shows that are involved in your area of trade. You will be given your final list of drop ship vendors by your assigned project manager. 

Step 4 Shipping & Merchant Account 

This step goes over how to set up your merchant account, sales tax, and shipping charges. We also go over how to determine what to charge for shipping and how to customize your merchant account. We also go over international shipping, what to charge for international orders, and what type of documentation you need to have on your site.

Step 5 Search Engine Optimization 

During this step we will review with you how to best optimize your site so that you show up in the search engines for your main search terms. This step is done in multiple sessions to ensure you learn the latest techniques in search engine optimization. 

Step 6 Online & Offline Marketing-Social Media
During this step we teach you how to market your online business using various online and offline strategies. We also go over newsletter marketing and the use of social media to expand your business.

Step 7 Pay-Per-Click Advertising

During this step we go over how to work and understand pay-per-click marketing. First we meet to go over basic set up. Then we let you go to work and create your campaigns. We then meet again to discuss what you did right and what you did wrong. We then turn the campaigns on and let them run. We then meet a couple of weeks later to review the stats on the campaigns and discuss tweaks and changes.
Step 8 Analytics and Statistics 

How to best use these numbers to improve your site as well as your marketing efforts. We look at your site meter, Google Analytics, and your cpanel.

Step 9 QuickBooks Set up 
We go through the basic set up of QuickBooks Pro with you. 

Step 10 Site Review
Together we look at your site, your seo efforts, and your marketing efforts and offer feedback as to your work to date. 

Here is a visual guide to layout the road map to our consulting program:

When you purchase an internet business in a box for sale at Pure-Ecommerce you will receive 40 hours of ecommerce consulting to use within the first year of your business. We have multiple consultants on our team who will assist you as you work through each step. In the step process your questions will be answered via email, phone and our online support system. You will even be assigned a Project Manager who is there to direct you as well. Our entire team is dedicated to customer service and you can go to our client testimonial page to see the awesome feedback from our clients. At Pure-Ecommerce we can not guarantee your success, but we put the right tools into your hands in order to help you make your online business a success. It is up to you to create your own success story!

Let 2014 be YOUR year to become an ecommerce entrepreneur – let’s Pure-Ecommerce help you start a New Year, a New You and a New Internet Business!

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