As Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many Americans are already thinking about Christmas holiday shopping it is also the case that some thrifty holiday shoppers are thinking about 2010 after Christmas sales at Best Buy. It is very important to understand how after Christmas sales work before being able to find the lowest price deals at retailers throughout the country. When looking for an LCD flat screen TV it is likely going to be the case that shoppers determine just how many sales and deals are available starting December 26, 2010.When major retailers like Best Buy decide to make purchases for big-ticket items such as HDTV’s it tends to be the case that they order up a few more TVs than they would expect to sell. It is better to be safe than sorry so they will make certain that all the customers will have the TV they desire even if it means that they have to hold even more in inventory. It tends to be the case that some TVs do not sell as well as others and if there is then a heavy order shipment for this type of TV then it will have to be marked down greatly and sometimes even before Christmas.If the TV does not sell very well there is a very good possibility that customers will see great after Christmas sales and deals related to this item. By simply going into a Best Buy or any other major retailer during the last few days of the Christmas holiday shopping season you can pretty much guess which type of TVs will be available during the after Christmas sales. If there are only a few TVs left from a specific brand then it is highly unlikely that that specific product will be marked down after the Christmas holiday shopping season has ended.Armed with this knowledge it is very important to go out and about during December 23rd, 24th and 25th to see what inventory is available at local retailers. Some people live in an area in which there are several Best Buy locations. By simply driving around and checking these locations you will be able to determine which location will have the best after Christmas sales when it comes to HD LCD TVs. This can help you determine just which store to shop at early in the morning on December 26, 2010. It could also help to save a great amount of money when it comes to making this purchase.
If you have ever been to the streets of Manila, one thing you are sure to remember is the early morning traffic. Being used to traffic myself in New Jersey, I really don’t mind it at all because the sole traffic jam I’m forced to endure on a daily basis is when I come home from rush hour. But many Filipino professionals have been enduring this situation for many years now when going to work and they hardly pay attention to it anymore.Only when they get to travel to other countries can they fully realize the hell they have to up to with unforgivable traffic situation. But now days, they don’t have to travel to another country and experience going to work with zero traffic in the morning and even when their day ends. And online jobs are the reason for their optimistic celebration.Online jobs for many Filipino professionals who are skilled in the English language, website design and other internet marketing jobs are regularly being created by major American and UK companies. The internet has already transformed a revolution of consumers now turning their purchasing power to the web.In the America, companies like Best Buy, GAP, Disney just to name a few are currently planning of reducing their stores and developing more online shops to market their products. Heard the latest news about Black Friday? No – it’s not a Catholic holiday; it’s a day after Thanksgiving in the USA when consumers rush to the stores and spend thousands of dollars as the beginning of Christmas shopping. But Black Friday has a new rival – Cyber Monday!Created by companies to encourage people to purchase online and educate them about how safe online purchases are and by far, Cyber Monday has surpassed the revenues of the once popular Black Friday. This only means that the public are starting to realize the convenience and power of online business and transactions.This would mean that companies will require professionals to create and maintain their websites, consistently generate good website traffic and high search engine rankings. And many companies are eyeing outsourcing their projects to India and to the Philippines. If India has good computer workers, many Filipinos are obviously skilled in English and are superb writers to supply the blogs, articles and website content needed by these companies that desiring to have their online presence felt.Without doubt, for Pinoy professionals who are seeking a respectable career without the need to leave their families behind to travel to a foreign country, online jobs definitely has become a blessing for them.
Over the next several weeks it will be the case that millions of Americans start to look for Cyber Monday 2010 sales and deals. The sales ad for most online retailers will not be leaked until sometime in November but it is usually the case that some of the inside sources have some very valuable information on what items are sure to be discounted on the Monday after Thanksgiving. One of the largest online retailers in the world is Amazon and their sales ad will likely be dropped sometime during the early part of November.When looking for computers on sale during Cyber Monday it is often the case that costumes look to Amazon, Overstock, Best Buy or other online electronics retailers. These retailers are able to buy in bulk so they have the ability to pass the savings on to the customers. Before making any computer purchases as Christmas gift ideas it would be very smart to at least check out the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and deals from these major electronics retailers. There might be savings of hundreds of dollars by simply being patient and waiting for these huge discounts.With the advancements in technology and blogs it is now the case that American customers can find a great deal of information on upcoming sales well before the ad paper is released. It is important to realize that you will want to make 100% certain that this ad paper looks accurate as there are many programs that can adjust photos and pictures to make ads look like the real thing. Most of the time there will be several ads floating around the Internet so by completing some due diligence you will likely be able to find out just what computers will be on sale on Cyber Monday.When sitting at work on Cyber Monday millions of Americans will do some Christmas shopping. All those gifts that they did not by on Black Friday will likely be purchased on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, there will be some online retailers that have a problem with capacity as some websites get bogged down when a certain number of users are trying to purchase a product. With this in mind it would be a good idea to get up quite early and get all of your purchases in before the rest of America starts surfing the net. Some users will stay up past midnight on Sunday just to gain the opportunity to lock in these great deals.
Buying Christmas gifts for friends and relatives is an age-old tradition but if your budget is limited, you will most likely appreciate some cheap Christmas gift ideas. Even though most people would really not be bothered by the price of the gifts because it is the heart that matters, you will not want your gift to look too cheap. Here are some tips to help you when you are trying to shop within your budget.1. Sales
Although some shops might have sales all year round, it is common that you will get to see more sales in place during the period just before Christmas. Most retailers would use sales to attract more shoppers just before Christmas. One suggestion is to buy your gifts at the Black Friday sales.However, when shopping at a sale, you have to take caution not to buy any items on impulse. Thus, it is more advisable that you draft out a plan on what you intend to buy for each friend and relative beforehand. When you are doing so, you should keep in mind the likes and dislikes of the person. You should also have a budget written down next to the name so that you do not overspend for any particular gift and end up with insufficient funds later on.2. Bargain Hunting
Besides planning on what to buy and allocating the budget to each gift, you should also do some bargain hunting before you actually purchase the gifts. By this, I am referring to doing some window shopping for the price range of the items that you intend to get. In this way, you will have a rough idea how much each gift usually costs and so when you do your actual shopping at a sale, you will know if you are really getting a great bargain for the items. You will also feel great knowing exactly how much you have saved for the items.3. Homemade
When you are thinking about cheap Christmas gift ideas, the best way is of course by giving homemade gifts. By making the items personally, you only have to spend on the raw materials and the receivers will feel touched because you have put in lots of effort into making the gifts.However, you have to be prepared to spend lots of time doing the items and most people have a busy job and will not be able to invest so much time into making each individual gift. In addition, if you are not a very creative person or that craftwork is not your forte, you might have great difficulty completing them. Some people might even end up spending more because they were unable to get the craftwork done right the first time and have to purchase additional packages to re-do the gifts.An ideal way is to mix homemade gifts with commercially made ones. You could make homemade gifts only for a very close friend or someone very special. This is a very good way to express your love for the person.The above are just 3 cheap Christmas gift ideas and you might be able to add some more of your own. However, if you intend to do your Christmas shopping at sales, be careful not to buy on impulse and also to take note of whether the shop allows you to return the items in case of any faults. You will definitely want all receivers of your gifts to get their ideal presents and be happy doing so on Christmas, so carry out your research work well in advance.
You have just gotten your online web store ready for the holiday season. Now you are wondering what other last minute configuration you need to do with your ecommerce software to ensure that customers will have an enjoyable shopping experience at your site. Here are a few suggestions that you may want to consider in order to capture more customers this holiday season.Offer Free ShippingThis will normally encourage customers to browse and shop at your store if they see a free shipping sign there. Now depending on what are the products that you are selling, you may not be able to offer free shipping for all of them unless customers purchase a lot from you. Some merchants usually offer free shipping for customers who spend above a certain amount while others may just offer free shipping for a short period of time. Perhaps only during the sale season? Or maybe for as long as they like if they are able to cover the cost of shipping from the sales they make. Anyway, the point is to catch the attention of online shoppers because many of them may find your products competitively priced but it is the shipping rates that sets them back from buying the item.Package Your Items As GiftsEither consumers are going to be busy buying stuff for themselves or getting gifts for their loved ones. Offer your products as nicely packaged gifts. That way, shoppers who are pressed for time could easily buy gifts for their family and friends and have them delivered directly without the hassle of wrapping up the items. It’s all about convenience these days as everyone is busy traveling all over getting ready for Thanksgiving. Not to mention everyone is gearing up for the Black Friday sales which is always the highlight during the holiday sale season.Sell Gift VouchersFor shoppers who are at a loss on what to get their loved ones, you could easily tweak your shopping cart to offer gift vouchers. Perhaps if shoppers buy your gift vouchers of a certain amount, you could throw in some freebies as complementary gifts? Be creative. But make sure you state the terms and conditions clearly and carefully as you do not want a host of complaints to deal with later on. These gift vouchers will be great for consumers to give their family or friends so that they could buy what they actually like.SummaryThis holiday season will definitely be an exciting one as many retailers and online businesses are planning to make as much in as little time as possible. And for consumers, they are going to enjoy the shopping experience.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become much anticipated shopping days when retailers lay out their best deals for the holiday season. This year, brick and mortar stores have announced store openings at midnight, to get an early crack at Black Friday. Meanwhile, online stores are getting ready for Monday after Thanksgiving with Cyber Monday laptop deals!For the past few years, Cyber Monday has become one of the most awaited and biggest shopping days of the year. It is the Monday after Thanksgiving Day, a special sale day created by companies to encourage people to do their holiday shopping online. People eagerly await that very Monday that different companies offer. This is because the best deals on laptops are hard to resist.Cyber Monday deals certainly is an event to mark on your calendar. In fact, if you already found the laptop you’re looking for, wait till Monday comes around, because aside from the marked down prices on laptops, retailers usually also offer free shipping and other deals.Imagine purchasing the laptop of your choice at such a deeply discounted price and having it delivered for free. This could easily save you another $25 -$50! Cyber Monday laptop deals give the best laptop deals because retailers wishing to cash in on the Thanksgiving weekend shopping frenzy want their stocks cleared out in time for their annual inventory.If the past few years are any indication, this year’s laptop deals offer great savings across the board. From premium brands to everyday low price models. Because the competition is stiff among retailers and manufacturers, this is also the time when bundled software is given away for free, or sometimes, you get to buy one, and get another laptop for a special price. This is a great deal if you’re buying laptops for the whole family or are updating computers for the office or your business.Here are some helpful tips to help you navigate Cyber Monday laptop deals:
Know the unit you want. Do your research and settle on what kind of computer will work best for you. Do you need a fast one? Do you need one with a bigger screen? Do you need a small one for portability? Or do you want one that has HD or Blu-ray capabilities?
What brands do you like? List at least three or four.
What software bundles do you wish to have? Some would like the latest Windows operating software while others would rather have productivity suites like Office, Quicken or Photoshop. Cyber Monday laptop deals are also known to sell computers that are base models with no software bundles. Make sure you know what you’re getting for the price.
What kind of coupons can you score online? Besides discounts from retailers, manufacturers also give away rebates to entice you to buy their products. Take advantage of these rebates. They make Cyber Monday deals truly worth the wait.
Be smart when comparing dollar-off discounts. Look carefully at what you get for each discount. Sometimes $100-$200 savings is better than a $500 savings if what you get is a premium brand with the features you need.
Do not settle for a unit you will outgrow in a few months time. Do not settle for last year’s model, even if it is cheap, especially if the features you use most are not included. Buying software a la carte to install into a base model will end up costing more than a unit that’s pre-loaded with software!
How can retailers afford to mark down their prices so low? The truth is, retailers don’t actually profit much with Cyber Monday offers. What they’re after is a chance to clear inventory and also to increase their add-on sales. Truth be told, it is the laptop deals that bring savvy consumers to their online stores, but seldom do consumers purchase just the laptop. While browsing the online store, consumers are presented with one deal after another. Soon the shopping cart is filled with other items, too.So sales volume, add-on items and service packages make Cyber Monday deals worth promoting! Are the savings real? According to the retail federation that tracks sales for many retailers, consumer spending increases by 30-40% during these heavily promoted days. In fact Cyber Monday anchor the holiday shopping season for many online retailers, just as Black Friday does for brick and mortar stores.Best advice for this day: do not get lost on the hoopla of Cyber Monday laptop deals. Know what you want and buy only what you need! Make this holiday shopping guilt free with no buyer’s remorse!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday, historically the busiest retail shopping day(s) of the year) are over. Were you one of the ones who braved the masses looking for bargains?If so, you’re braver than me, my day was spent relaxing, writing articles, walking my dog and enjoying the beauty of the crisp air. Most of my shopping is already done and I plan on enjoying the spirit of the season, to me that is much more important than material gifts.With that thought, and no matter how you spent your day, take a moment with me and relax, take a deep breath, hold it for a moment, then slowly let it flow out completely. As it does, imagine the cares and troubles of the day disappearing. Do that for a minute or two every day and your stress will be greatly reduced. Now, onto some shopping tips for the holidays.My belief is shopping as early as possible, and no, I don’t mean 5am the day after Thanksgiving, I mean before (or at a different time) than the multitudes invade the malls. A few weeks ago I made a list of gifts for this season, they weren’t extravagant, however they were nice and I expect they’ll be appreciated. Armed with this list I went to the mall on an evening I felt most of the public would be at home. This allowed me to shop without pushing and shoving, to easily find parking and also spy a number of bargains before they were sold out for the season.NOTE: Your Christmas list is an important ingredient, not only will it keep your budget in line, it will save you wandering the store waiting for gift inspiration to visit.While some days are a diamond, others a stone, I always try to be polite. By doing so, not only am I participating in the Christmas spirit, I’m also communicating the fact I’m friendly, in turn I attract friendly people. Take a moment, wherever you are, whomever you’re with to say thank you and smile. It will be appreciated and bring a touch of warmth to your soul.Manage your debt. While this isn’t an article about credit cards, PLEASE use your plastic with care, otherwise January will bring a level of stress that will take the magic out of the memories.Personally I DO NOT use credit cards for my purchases. I try (sometimes better than others) to live debt free, it allows me not to have the stress of bill collectors calling and making the credit card companies wealthy. When I find something I simply MUST have, but can’t afford it, instead of plastic, I place it on layaway. Since I shop early, this gives me ample time to pay as my budget allows.The Internet is no longer in its infancy, and while there are still problems in cyberspace, consider doing at least some of your shopping online. With the click of a mouse you can compare prices, browse photos, read reviews and order with convenience. How do I avoid using credit cards here? I use my bank card, other times a cash card, and often Paypal. A good friend of mine works for one of the major televised shopping networks; while sometimes they contain a good measure of hype, other times you can find a real bargain. Take a look, but don’t make impulsive purchases.TIP: Staying within your budget, buy a few extra gifts, such as chocolate or scented candles (not fruitcake again!) for unexpected guests or friends who stop by.Use the catalogs, most (if not all) of the greatest companies on the planet have dynamic websites where you can order from their catalog. But do it early, even the largest companies will experience the Christmas rush. Consider paying a bit extra for gift wrapping which will save you time on this end.Don’t forget teachers, doctors, office mates, the mailman, etc. While it’s not expected, it is VERY much appreciated when you remember them with a small keepsake. Years ago my mother and father made a practice of giving simple gifts to the waitresses at their local restaurant. Believe me; they received excellent service all year long.Christmas is a time for giving, but that doesn’t necessarily mean just your money, give of your time, your heart and your spirit. By doing so, not only will you avoid the stress of the bill collector, you’ll be building memories to last a lifetime.
Over the past few years of economic weakness the average family simply is not able to purchase clothing items at full retail prices as they were before the economic crisis began. Indeed, one of the items that many people would like to buy but cannot afford at the full retail price are polo shirts. Even if you take a drive down to your local outlet you will find that the prices remain very high.One viable option to buy discount shirts is to turn to the Internet and online stores to find sales. Basically, you have two options for buying polos online at cheap prices. The first is to visit the sites of the major off-line retail department stores. These kinds of stores include Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Kohl’s, JC Penney’s and Dillard’s. You may also try discount stores and warehouse clubs such as BJ’s Wholesale Club, K-mart, Target and Wal-Mart.Most of the stores run clearance sales at various times of the year including Labor Day, Independence Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The biggest shopping day of the year where you will find the best deals is Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving when retailers lower their prices the most in advance of the Christmas shopping season.In addition to finding online sales at traditional retailers you can also find some really good deals for shirts on the major shopping websites including eBay and Amazon. On Amazon you can narrow your search by a large list criteria. For example, you can search by brand including Ralph Lauren, Gap, Nautica, Izod, Old Navy or Tommy Hilfiger. Amazon offers a useful price range functionality where you can narrow your search to $25 to $50 and $25 and under. Furthermore, you can select specific ranges of discounts being offered from 10% to 70%.eBay is a huge help for people seeking to buy clothing at discount prices online. The biggest attraction to eBay for many shoppers is that you can buy shirts in lots at wholesale prices. A lot sale is an auction in which a seller offers a large quantity of shirts at bulk prices. This is where you can find some really good deals on high-quality brands such as Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.Another fantastic utility on eBay’s website to help you find the lowest prices is the advanced search function. Here, you can key in the exact brand that you would like to purchase, the highest price you are willing to pay, whether you would like to bid on an auction or use the PayPal Buy It Now feature and whether you would like free shipping.
When shopping on the Internet there are many things to consider, following are some guidelines to keep your experiences a positive one.Shop online, or brick and mortar!Many people shop at brick and mortar stores because they feel shipping charges only raise their total cost, however, unless you live in a high density populous like a major city, most often shipping charges cost less than the gasoline required to travel to and back from a brick and mortar store, especially when looking for bargains, which would probably require a stop off at more than two stores for price comparison, and even then when you find the best price, (even if you researched your favorite stores online) you run the risk of a fuel expense only to find your item not in stock, so by the time you actually come home with your item, your fuel expense was probably greater than most fast shipping costs would be. There is also the consideration of time, I live in a rural area where the nearest grocery store is about 12 miles away, and the discount big box retail stores, over 15 miles away, with an average speed limit of 50 mph, it would take approximately 20-25 minutes travel in each direction, around 20 more minutes to identify and locate the specific item(s) in the store, then there is the line at the check out area, depending what time of day/evening you go, it could be as little as 5 minutes and up to 30, as I have waited in check out lines at big box retail stores, so online shopping is not only green, ecologically, but you get more than an hour and a half of your life freed up to do other more desirable activities!Is it safe to shop online?Many people still hold on to the idea that online shopping is very risky, however with the implementation of a number of encryption techniques, your personal, and credit card information, is quite secure, but should you still feel a measure of insecurity inputting your credit card information at a website, there are additional steps you can take to insure zero liability on your part. Most credit cards offer a zero liability rider on their cards for any fraudulent charges if you pay a small monthly fee, usually after a 30 – 90 day free trial, in which case any charges that show up on your statement that are not your authorized purchases, will be unconditionally credited back to your card, and an investigation will most likely ensue to try to prevent a reoccurrence.Once you get past the apprehension of credit card fraud, there are a number of practices that will ensure a positive experience.Is the lowest price the best deal?When price comparing different e-commerce stores there are some things to consider, is the item brand new, refurbished, re-packed, a factory second, or even the name brand that is stated, these are all important factors to consider when comparing prices, and many sites will state what grade of merchandise they carry if it is good for business, for instance, I have seen prices for a specific digital camera range from $99.95 to $279.95 for the exact same camera and the msrp was $229.00, so I ask myself, why so high, or so low, if I choose the lowest price am I getting what I would get if I paid the high price? Well obviously the highest price is not one’s first choice, but here are some answers, the higher prices might be due to a poor choice of wholesaler or distributor, or a lack of buying power due to low volume sales, or a high overhead that needs to be considered by the merchant, or maybe they are also brick and mortar store and do not want to severely undercut the prices in the actual store with their online prices. Now when evaluating low prices consider buying American made, because there are a number of foreign manufacturers that produce cheap knock offs of the original, which are available at much lower prices than their American counterparts, also check the item listing for very small,(fine print) or similar colored text (almost invisible), stating that it is either refurbished or a factory second, and when buying branded items make sure the item picture reflects the advertised brand name, and is not an inferior knock off, this happens most when shopping for accessories like picture cards, removable mass storage devices, and other types of digital media, and similar accessories.Something else to look out for is the price of shipping, and the geographical location of merchant, for instance, compare the shipping charges for the same item on a few sites, that are located in the same area, if one price is much higher, they might be advertising a low price but make it up in the way of a handling charge added to the shipping charge, also if you narrowed down your choice of sites to just a few, then buy from the one geographically close, which will minimize the shipping charge, an example would be if you live in California, and your narrowed down sites are located in New York, Dallas, and Seattle, the lowest shipping charges would likely be from Seattle, now if there is a site also in California, you might still consider the Seattle site to save on sales tax, provided the company does not also have a physical store in California as well, because then they will also be required to charge sales tax, on the positive side, some merchants might show extremely low prices on items that have been discontinued by the manufacturer, and the merchants want to move excess inventory before they lose their profit margin all together, so checking with the manufacturer, if the item is current, will explain such a low price, or they might be a “wholesale to the public” type merchant with tremendous buying power, and warehouse space in which case the savings are passed to you, another explanation for low prices can be the use of drop shippers, and warehouse co-ops, which reduces the overhead for online merchants because they do not need to tie up thousands of dollars in inventory to make minimums, and the expense to house that inventory, all of which can contribute to lower prices, along with being in a very competitive retail venue.Feedback and ratings!There are many opportunities to give feedback or rate your experience with a site. What do you choose, a highly rated store with higher prices, or a store with little or no rating with lower prices, well I for one have many times, passed on offering a rating, by not responding to the email sent, just because of the lack of time, so these should be considered on the lighter side, for instance, a high number of ratings may not all be positive, or they might have lost sight of a customers value because business is so good they no longer feel the need to go the extra mile to make or keep a satisfied customer, on the other hand, no ratings at all might only mean it is a reasonably new store and has not received the customer count of the big guys, but my thought is this, give the little guy a shot, in their pursuit of sales they are more likely to go the extra mile to win over a customer, and possibly offer an incentive to return to them for future purchases.How to search for your purchase!I would recommend getting as much information about a product or products from the original manufacturer’s website, they usually offer the most comprehensive information about their products and usually a suggested retail price, but generally do not sell direct, but instead provide a list of sites you can purchase from, with that said, consider this, after visiting the manufacturer’s site you probably made the decision as to which product model you want to purchase, when doing a search engine search, include the make and model in your search query, rather then a general search term like “fish finder” or “digital camera” this will accomplish a few things, first it will reduce the number of results, and make the results you do get the most relevant, then search engines usually, under these circumstances, will provide a “price compare” link, for instance Google will provide Froogle results, or a Yahoo! Search might provide a Yahoo! Shopping link to a price compared list of possible merchants, and then there are the links like Shopzilla, Price grabber, Next tag, or shop.com, to name a few, these links all provide easy access to price comparing, but be advised that many of these results are “sponsored” which means merchants paid to show up in that search result, and may not be the only relevant sites to choose from!Where do I go to shop for many items?Many e-commerce sites are pretty specialized, in as much as they offer a comprehensive selection of the type of merchandise they specialize in, a metal detector store for metal detectors and accessories, or a camera store for digital cameras, picture cards, and batteries, etcetera. Although these stores often have the most competitive prices they might not be your best choice when shopping for many different items, that’s where your Internet department stores might be a better choice, and I will tell you why, if you were to buy a metal detector for your Nephew, and a digital camera for your Mom, and a GPS fish finder for your Dad, and a paintball gun for your Brother, and some jewelry for your Niece, buying these items each from a different store will not be as cost efficient as taking some time to find a department type store that has all these different items for offer, even if their prices are a little bit higher, because all the shipping will be calculated by the total weight of the order, not rounding up each item to the next whole pound as when purchased from separate stores.May all your Internet shopping experiences be positive ones!
Learning how to use the “Limited Offer” or just the word “Limited” in your Photography Business Marketing can make a huge difference.You can be the best photographer in the world, but if your marketing stinks, you’re pretty much out of business. You need to constantly focus on testing and improving your marketing forever.I want to show you a very effective technique that small businesses don’t often use. This can be done over and over again creating a snowball effect that will continue to grow for years.Using Limited Sessions Or Limited Time Offers:When using these limits in your photography business, it will create what we call (Scarcity) in the marketing world. This will help get people to Take Action and schedule their appointment or buy those extra prints for more profits.This has been practiced by every successful business and it works. Why is “Black Friday” the biggest shopping day of the year? Because we’ve been trained through marketing that it’s the biggest shopping day.Why can a store offer these special prices from 5AM until 10AM? They create the specials and remove them at 10AM. The specials don’t just disappear, they are removed by the company that created them. They make up the rules.So now you might be asking ” How can you add this to your photography business marketing”?Here’s one example that will show you the potential.Offer a special theme day for your studio that you’re only having on a certain weekend. Your studio has 15 limited spots available for this special weekend and once they’re gone…they’re gone.You should start advertising this at least 30 days before the event, so you can build up the excitement and sell out your 15 spots.The most effective way to market this strategy is through email marketing. This way you can send out the announcement 30 days before the event. Then you should email again 2 times per week letting everyone know about the event. Most importantly, you want to email them when and if it Sells Out.This is very important because now you’re training your prospects and customers for the next event. If they waited until the last minute for this event and then were told it was sold out, they’ll call earlier next time.You will find that the more events you have like this that sell out, the faster you will book up at the next event. Remember, your training your list just like we’ve been trained about Black Friday.I want to finish by saying that you always want to be honest and upfront and give a reason why it’s limited. In this case, you can only take 15 appointments in 2 days. They are spaced 1 hour apart for their convenience and because you like to allow plenty of studio time for each client’s sitting.Be creative and learn to love marketing your photography business and the rewards will be endless.Happy Shooting!:-)