Well you could be semi monthly and you used to do great challenges what are you talking about!!
There is no reason why we can't have set challenges IE
recipe challenge - pick items that need to be used on the page eg - 6 flowers, 1 leaf, 2 buttons - you see what I mean
scraplift challenge - choose someones gallery, a certain LO for everyone to copy in their own way
Quote challenge - use a quote the host has picked in a LO
Word art challenge - host makes a word art for all to use
Mix 3 kits from different designers to make a LO
Templaye challenge - host provides a template for all to use
White space challenge
scrap to the lyrics challenge
Me myself and I challenge - scrappers might have to answer a series of questions in a LO
But I found it so hard...thats a great list though...
I don'y know if Admin is behind this or not? Do Challenges increase their sales? Not when only 6 or so same ones every time get involved. I wish I knew WHY, when there is always people on the site that they dont get into this... they are obviously interested in Scrapbooking or they wouldnt be here?
This has been hashed and re- hashed in the past.... Even with the fact that only a few designers and great regulars,put in the effort to do stuff like this when others just put their goods in the store and reap the benefits of a lively site.
I truly think that it should be required of ALL designers to have a turn at hosting a challenge. I think to be fair it should be part of the criteria for becoming a designer here. SBMax does stipulate certain other things for designers e.g a new kit every ??month?? or something like that..
IF everyone that is a part of the site here like designers for the store all did something that was assigned to keep people coming back surely it would move things. IF SBMax doesnt make it part of the criteria for using their store then there SHOULD be a reward for the girls that do put in so much work just to promote SBMax.
Last edited by Moonbeam; 04-17-2014 at 11:37 PM.
I think definately challenges increase sales!! 100% totally, seeing how other sites operate.
Which is why I am so confused about it, someone should email this thread to karen...
I just sent it to Karin.
Originally Posted by wench
All I know is that it made no difference at all to my sales , but I did it to do my part to keep the place interesting
The job of the challenges is to direct people to more sales....why else would a designer do a challenge...really.
It will work, but there just has to be enough doing it.
Ok for instance, one site I visit has all designers (i don't know if all get involved) working on a kit that is themed, so say spring, each are given a palette and off they go to make a portion, and full sized ones too. they go for 1.00 each for about 2 weeks then normal price. They then have a challenge where people have to use a kit from this theme...it makes me buy...that is only 1 instance there are so many more.
Go to my blog check out my latest post and you will see what i mean
There needs to be a co-ordinator of these kinds of things on this site, with admin people, I only see karin....
Another site is having an anniversary month with the owner celenbrates owning the store for 5 years and lots of fun things happen there.
See what you've done Kimmyann!!! there are more than 300 views of this new threadLOL
anyway I just started a FUNNY challenge if you want something to do!
its here and its called Baby Contest Challenge
Karin does a great job.. but maybe they need someone else on payroll as " Marketing Manager" for the site ... I nominate Kaye LOL
Originally Posted by wench
lol if I get paid...why not!
Hobby-based customers are very loyal to their hobbies and to their vendors. Developing a strong customer fan base serves the business well in hard economic times and through the ups and downs of business. If your product and customer servicing is great, and they are here then customers will keep coming back for more but things could be more enticing with the things you mentioned.. GREAT idea about quote:"a kit that is themed, say spring, each are given a palette and off they go to make a portion, and full sized ones too. they go for 1.00 each for about 2 weeks then normal price. They then have a challenge where people have to use a kit from this theme...it makes me buy...that is only 1 instance there are so many more." - Love the concept Kaye.
Kaye, you visit a lot of different scrapbook sites etc, What do YOU think is the difference?
Why do people GET INVOLVED there but NOT HERE?