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How-to: make more CD sales

Tips from me to you

Okay, so you’ve got a personal shop on Murfie, but you’re just letting it sit there…that don’t impress me much. (Just kidding, I think it’s special either way.) The fact remains, though, that taking charge of your destiny will always get you there faster. In this case, that means promoting your collection of CDs to make more sales. Here’s some tips on how to do that.

1) Use social media. If you’re on Facebook (which is like everybody), do a status update about your shop. Just provide a little info (and wit or humor to make things interesting), and include your shop URL. [What’s a shop URL?] If you’re on Twitter, share your collection in a similar manner. If you do nothing else, dropping that URL is what matters most: that’s what gets folks to visit your shop.

Facebook and Twitter are just the biggies. There’s plenty of other social media platforms out there, like Tumblr, Google+, and Delicious. It all depends on how creative you want to get.

A final thought. Brevity is best when it comes to social media. Don’t try to write a novel.

2) Blog (or microblog) about it. It’s in vogue these days to manage a personal blog. If you already manage one, you’ve got a built-in advantage on your hands: write something about your shop in a post and publish it. Then share the URL on…what else?…Facebook and Twitter! If you don’t have a blog, services like Blogger and WordPress make it easy to create your own.

3) Check out classified ads services. This is probably the most direct way to S-E-L-L your CD collection. Create and post an ad on a site like Craigslist. It’s free, and we’ve already got an FAQ for you on how to post an ad on Craigslist. Other free services include OodleAdooseBay ClassifiedsBuyMyStuff, and Backpage. As with social media and blogging, it’s super important to include your shop URL in your classified ad, on whichever service you end up using.

Your turn! If you’ve got an unconventional approach to selling the CDs in your personal shop, pray do tell us in the comments section below. We’d love to hear about your strategy. Remember: sharing is caring!

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