The WyOutLaw Chronicles #3: Week One

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Blog entry by WyOutLaw posted 01-13-2014 05:30 AM 1003 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: *“If it were easy, everyone would be doing it!”* Part 3 of The WyOutLaw Chronicles series Part 4: January Is In The Bag »

Slow & steady wins the race… but this is ridiculous! I starting out the year sick –this was not part of the plan. I managed 2 disappointing days in the shop. Not the first week, of the new year, I had hoped for, but I guess I gotta start somewhere.

On the marketing front… some success, Maybe? I started a Facebook page back in 2010. I never had too much interest with it. It was stagnant and hovered around 37 likes. With the help of Hoss12992 we managed to pump up that number to 135 likes & a post that reached 1300 people! Not bad for one week. I don’t know if any of it will translate into sales, but it can’t hurt!

Next week… I’m still not 100%, but I’m getting better. I’m working on a bed I need to finish in the next week or two.

-- Craig Bullard

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246 posts in 2319 days

#1 posted 01-13-2014 01:13 PM

Get better soon.
One of the countless reasons why it is worth eating better. ;-)
From the previous post:
Projects queuing up? Thats the surest sign that you should raise the price.
No kidding.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

View Jake's profile


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#2 posted 01-13-2014 01:35 PM

Good work on getting the FB activity up! Too bad I don’t know a whole lot about FB conversion rates to be of any actual use.

But probably you can find about it when you talk to Hoss or do some research. I would think the FB ‘shares to buyers’ conversion would be less than 0,05%. So all in all, whatever you did to get these hits up, you need to keep doing that to get your likes and outreach up every single week. And once you know the ballbarks of rates you will have good goals to set, say that out of every 2000 people that visit your page or post 1 customer will buy. (which would mean a 0,05% conversion rate)

Then it will be very easy to set attainable goals that you can make into money – for example, get 1000 hits every week, that would mean a new customer every other week, which would be a good starting point.

Once you get enough traffic on your page, you can start working on your conversion rate, i.e. – making it easy for the potential customer to become an actual customer. Just increasing your conversion rate to 2% – which is not very hard to do, by making it more interactive and working harder with the visual side of your products. You would be increasing your potential customerbase by 4 fold, which would be pretty nice already. :)

This is so exciting, wish I had the time to spare to start working on my business side of woodworking, unfortunately no such luck until maybe 2 or 3 months down the road.

Anyway, best of luck to you, looking forward to hearing back from you, saying that you are just swamped by work, even after increasing your prices by 3 times. :)

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 04:22 PM

i hope you get well and will dash out to the shop with inspiration and determination, and may success follow….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 01:54 AM

Hey buddy, keep at it. You need to keep up with the FB post. SERIOUSLY! You may be really surprised. I called you a few days ago and left a message, call me when you can. Got some questions for you and possible a jackpot! Hope you get to feeling better soon. Keep at it, you will succeed!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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