May 21st, 2013 / No Comments » / by admin
I’ve been scouring the net for days trying to find an effective methods to advertise my online shop. Well, it’s quietly new so it’s really need a lot of exposure so customer would get an idea about my online shop and the products I sell which is apparels. However, the kind of advertising I need is the inexpensive ones. I am just starting my shop and I don’t have a big capital yet to promote my shop on TV or radio stations. And they are not necessarily the best way to advertise my small or mid-size business as of the moment.
Couple of my friends suggested to post my products on Instagram as it is becoming the fast micro-businessman’s best avenue for merchandising and marketing. Plus it’s almost entirely photo-based and available on Apple iOS and Android mobile phones and devices so everyone can take a look at it as long as you have an internet connection. I already have a personal account on Instagram and 100+ of followers mostly online peers so I guess promoting my shop on Instagram wouldn’t be hard.
I’m also planning to host a photo contests once I established my shop on Instagram – a great way to increase visibility of my brand on Instagram.
If you can suggest any other cheap methods to promote my business online, I would greatly appreciate it.
May 19th, 2013 / No Comments » / by admin
Weeks ago I was able to finished reading a very enlightening book from Mitch Albom titled “Tuesdays with Morrie”. It is a memoir written by Mitch Albom that talks about the life and death of his professor and friend Morrie Schwartz. The story portrays how fragile one’s life is, and what’s the most important thing in life. It’s the second book I’ve read from the same author, the first one was “The Five People You Meet In Heaven”. But Tuesdays with Morrie is the one that touched and moved me most. It moved me to an extent I’ve cried literally like a child while reading the emotional (last) part and the book I can’t stop thinking for weeks.
Morrie with Mitch
I also like the way Mitch Albom incorporated so many of Morrie’s quotes into this book. Every quotes is just so very true that had me think about things in my own life. And I would like to share here some of the quotes I loved
Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you, as I’m sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you’re looking for, no matter how much of them you have.”
“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”
“Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
“As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”
“What’s wrong with being number two?”
There’s really lots of quotes I would like to share but it would be very long. I loved this book I strongly recommend it to anyone; this is the kind of book everyone should have in their bookshelf.