Saturday, July 30, 2011

Back online and excited for the newsletter

Wow its been a long week! I'm back online after a huge garage sale and tons of running around. my new newsletter is due to go out on Monday that is August 1st. Originally I wanted it to be a July issue but since July was almost over by the time signups were done I decided to do a joint July/August issue. Anyone who didn't signup for this issue but would like to receive further issues (and for sellers have 2 items included) You can still message me and I will add you to the list. This newsletter has so far been such an exciting experience for me to meet new sellers and look at all the really cool stuff you can find on Bonanza. I'm so excited for the first issue to go out!! But first I have to go put the finishing touches on it. :) If anyone has any questions please let me know and as always leave any comments below.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Booth Category

For those of you that do not keep up to date on my booth, or my Facebook or Twitter updates, on June 11th I introduced a new booth category entitled "Gen's Recycles". This new category includes my handmade plarn purses and recycled bottle humming bird feeders. I'm updateing my widget to include some of those items so direct you attention to the side of the screen or just visit my booth for more info and to see my new items. More items are on their way for the new booth category so be on the look out. I would LOVE any comments or feedback on my new items so feel free to leave them in the comment box below. Have a Happy Father's Day everyone!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

WOW did I get behind or what

Didn't realize it had been so long since I had blogged. Well decided to post a quick one so you know I'm still here. I'll do a nice long post tomorrow and tell you peeps all about the new stuff in my booth. :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Whats New?

Good morning everyone, just a quick post today. I've added a new pair of baby booties to my booth which you can check out by going here. >> JustGenny now has a profile on Plumdrop, so if you already have an account there friend me. I'll be putting my booth on Vacation this weekend, because I'll be participating in a garage sale and I'm putting some of my items out to see if I can get some sales. So, that means Friday, Saturday, and possibly Sunday you will NOT be able to view any of my items. But if you already know an item that you really really want go ahead and message me and I'll put it aside for you. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Still Working On Google Product Search

Since I discovered my items are not going to Google Product Search Several weeks ago, I've been in contact with one of the amazing Bonanza peeps and they are helping me figure out a solution. Its slow work I'm afraid but I like to stay optimistic, and hope that once this problem is fixed that it will bring a couple of sales my way. That being said I'd like to congratulate my fellow seller Breezers for making three sales in one day yesterday, she said that since she had her items fixed to go to Google she has had several sales.
On another note if you haven't checked out InboxDollars, you really should. You should see a box to your right that will take you to it. You earn money for reading e-mails, watching videos, completing tasks, and taking surveys, and once you've earned at least $30 you can request for them to send you a check, you even get $5 just for signing up. Its a really great site I just joined twelve days ago and I've already earned $16.00. (if you do decide to join please do it through my link because I get a referral bonus :P) As always leave any comments below and have a wonderful day.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Grinning ear to ear

I received a message earlier today from somebody on Bonanza that had contacted me a couple of day earlier about a product that I am selling. After answering their questions I suggested that if they didn't buy my service then they should use another person on Bonanza. After receiving my suggestion they sent me a message thanking me for my customer service even though they didn't buy my item and hoping my values would bring me many happy sales. Its things like this that absolutely make my day. :)

New Goals

I've decided I need to step it up on advertising and promoting, as well as the all important item making. Below are my following goals,
  • Figure out new popular demand style
  • Twitter follows to 250
  • Blog followers to 100
  • Facebook likes to 100
  • get my item count to 150
  • promote, promote, promote
Be on the lookout for upcoming special offers and new items, and as always leave questions thoughts and comments below.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Clippy The Robot

The Bonanza Boyz seem to have quite a sense of humor, as they have introduced Clippy the robot. Bonanza's blog post insists that this is a permanent change and that Clippy will be evolving and soon be able to answer basic questions and thus alleviate some work from support, allowing them to work on more pressing issues. The little robot currently rolls onto the screen and and offers advice such as "Mama always said -- Never feed the trolls." and "Power Buyer Tip: Even If you think you shouldn't buy something, you probably should.". But other that these little tidbits and the strange desire to star in Terminator 4 and take over the world, Clippy seems to be nothing more that a harmless April Fool's Day prank.
Many users don't seem to like Clippy all that much as they feel that the time and money it took to make Clippy could have been better spent on other more important things. Others still, say he is annoying and feel that Clippy may be what pushes them over the edge. While these users grumble about Clippy others insist that he must be an April Fool's day joke, and point out that on April 1, 2009 Bonanza did a similar joke involving Bizzy. Bizzy I am informed by some of the other members was a little gal that greeted people that visited your booth. For this reason and not to mention that no one from Bonanza has interceded on the discussion of Clippy, AND the fact that he was released today of all days, leads me to believe he is in fact only an April Fool's joke and should be enjoyed as such. But while many may not find the fondue making robot very funny, we should all remember that not everything needs to be taken seriously and we should all lighten up a little once in a while. Leave your comments and thoughts below and have a wonderful day.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bonanza gets a Makeover

I logged on Bonanza today and HOLY COW!! Changes galore. To accompany the launch of the new Collections feature (AKA HPL 2.0) Bonanza decided to update a couple other things as well. Some are cosmetic like the banner at the top of the screen which now sports a deep green color and smaller text. Other changes are much more dramatic, like the new feature that shows similar items from other sellers at the bottom of your item screen. While some sellers bemoan these changes and threaten to leave the site I personally feel that these changes might do sellers some good. Why? because while someone else' items are advertised on your page, your items are advertised on someone else' page. This is a great way to connect sellers and drive the flow of buyers to sellers that don't get many sales. The same is true for collections, its a great way for buyers to find not only what they are looking for but "what they might not know they are looking for" as well. An example of this can be seen in my HPL (handpicked list) I made about a week ago call "Baby's Breath". It was a list of baby items designed to encourage the buying of not only that stroller they were looking for, but also maybe a pair of baby booties they happened to see as well. Bonanza has since made this particular HPL a collection, which I am thrilled about.
As I continue to peruse the new changes on Bonanza throughout the day I must say that the only thing I do not like about the changes is the loss of tags. That's right you can no longer tag an item as "well priced" or "beautiful" etc. It always made my day when I went to my booth and found that someone had tagged my item and I am saddened that this is no longer available. However I must remain optimistic that these changes will do us good even if we do take a loss from losing one of our favorite features. Your comments and takes on the change to Bonanza are welcome, and as always don't forget to check out my booth. I'll be doing some item tweaking throughout the day.

Friday, March 25, 2011


(Dramatic intro music) ta-da!! I've made my first booth video YAY!! I've actually been making videos like this for some time but none that I actually published online, so I was a little worried. Thankfully the responses I got were good although I had to tweak it a bit. SOOOOO, drum roll please, I've added my video services to my bonanza booth. (applause) Thank you thank you're too kind. :P Head on down to Youtube and check out my video, leave a comment, like it whatever but go check it out the tune is kinda catchy. :) >>>>

Friday, February 25, 2011

Back On Track!! :)

Alright peeps i'm FINALLY back online! :) AND i've started taking some better pics of some of my items why don't you check them out.