Creating a Successful Social Media Giveaway Contest

To attract new and repeat customers, try giving away free samples and products as part of your marketing strategy plans.

Giveaway marketing in social media involves distribution of free samples or services with the aim of promoting your business. It is a powerful strategy that pays back in a torrent of new and repeat customers. It works on a very simple principle. Psychologically, people cannot resist the lure of receiving something for free. It is a powerful drive and the king of the words in marketing strategy even today, no matter how worn out it may sound. The effect it has on people is more than hypnotic.

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Gjveaways on social media can entice new and repeat customers for your business.

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Tips on How to Start a Beer Brewing Company

If you know the beer brewing process and want some tips on how to start your own brewing company, you need to equipment, supplies, and events to find a market to sell your beer.

So, you have decided to pursue each man’s dream, and to start your own company for beer production? If, by any chance, you have sufficient knowledge about how to make beer, then there is only the matter of equipment to solve, and you are good to go. But, on the other hand, if you lack the skills and the guideline, or you simply want to go through all of the items required in order to be a successful brewer, then feel free to take a closer look at these tips and directions, in order to be the best there is.

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If you love beer, you might want to think about starting a beer brewing company.

Money and Space

First thing required, is of course, the space where your brewery will be situated. It should be on a dry place, with the constant temperature, for the large scale changes can spoil the taste and quality of beer. If by any chance, you own spacey and dry cellar, this would be an excellent place for your new dream factory. With a nearly constant temperature, humidity and light, you can plan on whether to install heating system or not. In addition, for being in house you already own, the money you would usually spend on rent can be invested in a better way; for buying more quality equipment, for example.

On the other hand, if you live in an apartment or a flat, consider taking on hire medium sized hall. Higher costs of rent can be avoided by taking it for half of a year, with the possibility to pay in installments. Although this kind of payment can require a significant amount of money at the start, it will pay off in a several months. Also, when it comes to equipment, if you can afford it, buy the best available at the market. If not, there are a lot of second-hand sales to go through, and in addition, you may get a word of advice from the people selling it.

Brand

Don’t expect to be worldwide known brewery during the night. One of the most important things in this kind of job is tradition. All of the large manufacturers have tradition that goes back for several centuries. In order to be successful, you need to find a market, and there is no better place to start than your favorite pub or a bar. Ask the owner if he is willing to sell a few caskets on a promotional night. In return, you may provide him with low price, or even giving him a smaller amount for free, depending on the quality of your beer. Also, the package of your beer should be recognizable and as simpler as possible.

The beer bottle itself should be made out of glass, for it preserves taste better than any other material. In addition, it can be easily obtained, even grinded and recycled for repeated usage. As for the brand, don’t spare money to trademark everything. Literally, on whatever you can, put a trademark. Maybe not immediately, but in a beer brewing niche sooner or later having a protected design to which you can turn to, is beneficial. Also, by seeing trademark sign, your brand will have stronger impact on the consumers, for you will be seen as a serious factory immediately. Be aware though, that any downfall or drop in quality can harm your image, so try to judge when is the right time to protect your brand. We recommend that first build up your quality, and then seal it with the trademark.

So, with everything said taken into consideration, careful planning is required. Mingle among people which are in this type of business for a longer period, and ask for an advice. General image about them is that they are open to cooperation, and who knows, maybe you will find a future partner or a coworker?

Spice up Your Party with Photo Booth

A photo booth rental will give you and your guests prints in your memory book to remember the epic moments of your party.

You will remember a photo booth rental from the fun moments, funny jokes you only remember in days after the party, your own face expressions along with nostalgia, all as a print on a piece of paper. High quality prints done instantly in high resolution, on high quality paper, to be more precise. Wide angle lenses in soft portrait lighting system snap pictures of up to eight adult people, anywhere you wanted it to be placed, be it lobbies, big rooms, small rooms, halls, backyards, stairways, elevator lifts even.

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Photo booths help you remember the delightful moments of your memorable event.

You will be crazy about the look of the high quality prints done instantly in plush looking booths exceptionally, hosted by professionally trained hosts, all night long.

Absolutely no distorted head shots. No harsh flashes, no passport style images with blurry colors and smudges on the lens. Just you, a couple close friends, your facial expressions set, and click. Anyone who cares about the look of them and their friends in pictures knows what I’m talking about and how important it is.

You will see no mechanics coming to set the machine up or anyone coming to fix nothing that broke down, since nothing will break down, for the whole night, guaranteed by our servicemen that set the whole thing up in advance for the evening. You pay no lay time and any venue will be served with the best photography experience possible. From the day you order, to the day you receive the pictures in the mail our main focus is to keep you satisfied with the professionalism and experience our impeccable workers have to offer.

Choose between color [including a printed background in the offer] and black & white imagery, curtain background color and everything you could need to make the photos look as personal and nice as you need them to look, for years to come, in one [or all] chosen print formats, of twelve you have to choose from, for you to share them with people you want to show your good times to.

These photo booths come with professional on-site hosts, included with every hire, who will be servicing the photo booth guest books, explaining how anything and everything about this service works to the guests and even cleaning lens smudges and keeping the whole machine clean.

 

.Author: Sophie is big fan of photography and decoration. Love to share her tips&tricks and keep searching for new inspirational ideas.

Feng Shui Tips for a Perfect Bedroom

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese interior design method in achieving energy flow, peace and harmony by the arrangement of furniture in your living space.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese interior design technique. The main goal of this technique is achieving harmony and peace of mind by arranging furniture items in your living space so that they ensure the free energy flow. As a consequence (or benefit), people inhabiting that particular space will be charged with the positive energy that has been produced by and reached through the Feng Shui technique. By applying this technique, you are going to achieve a balance and calm in your bedroom. When reaching that state, you will be able to function without stress (or at least under less stress) and your sexual life will be improved, too.

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Feng Shui is an interior design for the free flow of energy.

According to this technique, the bedroom needs to be filled with fresh air as much as possible. To make that possible, you should get rid of unnecessary things from your bedroom. Feng Shui generally recommends lessening the amount of things and items in your home. If there are a lot of things, energy will be wasted on them and your space is going to be inefficient in terms of energy. To ensure that the air flows freely through your bedroom, you should buy or get thin, relaxing curtains.

Also, the window(s) of your bedroom should be opened as much as possible, even in winter. Apart from that, do not go for large carpets in the bedroom. They accumulate negative energy and dirt, which then affects the energy balance of the whole bedroom and people sleeping in it. Instead of thick carpets, ordinary or shaggy rugs could serve as a fine alternative. They are easily cleaned and removed, more importantly, and they do not stop the air flow in the bedroom.

Appliance and Gadget-Free Bedroom

To make your bedroom completely fengshuish, you should leave all the appliances and gadgets in another part of your home. TV sets and mobiles emit radiation which affects the positive energy reached through the free air flow in the bedroom. It is not also radiation that harms the surrounding space, but also the role of technical devices in the bedroom. If you want to practice Feng Shui, it means that you need to devote yourself completely to it. Also, if there is another person with you in the bedroom, the more newly created positive energy you share, the more you will feel. Complete commitment to your partner and the energy field of the bedroom should be mutually exclusive with appliances and gadgets. However, music can actually enrich the sensation, so a CD player is allowed.

Colors in Feng Shui bedroom

This technique promotes only human skin-like colors for the bedroom. These colors have a soothing effect on human eye and brain, as well. Applying these colors will only add to overall tranquility of the room and it will also amount to the general energy level in the room. Shades of these colors can be used in different parts of the bedroom. For instance, if the wall is beige, the rug can be light brown. Through different colors, you can make a real visual palette that could symbolize the color variety and beauty of various peoples and races in the world.

Solar Water Heating, a Family Friendly Home Improvement

An affordable and efficient way of making your home heating system more efficient to reduce your heating bill is by installing the solar water heating.

Living in the climate in which you do not need any heating is the most efficient and least expensive way of dealing with the heating system and all the problems it carries along. However, if you are not that privileged and you must think every winter about your heating bills and alternative ways of heating, then you need do think through all the possible options of reducing the consumption and price of heating.

Put all the figures on the paper and see if your energy expenditure requires solar panels in the first place.
Put all the figures on the paper and see if your energy expenditure requires solar panels in the first place.

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Five Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Home safety is more than equipping your home with safety equipment like fire extinguishers. You also should drill your household with safety procedures.

How safe is your home? Home safety precaution measures like installing smoke detectors, getting non-skid mats or even handrails tend to keep everyone safe.  However, by only equipping your house with means to keep it safe does not mean you are prepared as well.

Safety should be a priority for the family in the household.
Safety should be a priority for the family in the household.

As they say, practice makes perfect.  You should practice safety procedures, just in case. Simple safety routines can mean the difference and they are not hard to practice. On the bright side, you can also make them into family games, just to make it fun. To freshen up your knowledge go over these five easy tips.

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Men’s Beauty- Dealing With Hair Loss

There are medical and surgical procedures to stop male pattern baldness, the most common cause of hair loss. You may even grow some lost hair.

Every man’s worse nightmare is male pattern baldness, the most common cause of hair loss. Going bald is something that men cannot control and is heavily stigmatized in society, although nowadays there is less negative stigma surrounding it. And, a lot of men are deciding to pick up the razor and have shaved heads by choice. Ultimately though, for men it is tough to deal with hair loss in general.

There is no cure for male pattern baldness, but the process can be reduced.
There is no cure for male pattern baldness, but the process can be reduced.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for male pattern baldness, it is something that men have to deal and live it. For now, we cannot change genetics, because it is hereditary. No need to be sad though because there are a lot of medical and surgical procedures which can help you not only reduce baldness but even help you regrow some of the lost hair.

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Easy Tricks for Successful Trade Show Exhibitions

You will need many tips and tricks on having a successful trade show exhibition to promote your business. Successful trade show marketing comes from a well planned and organized strategy.

Attending a trade show exhibition is not enough in itself to promote your business nor is it enough to provide good marketing. Even though marketing has strict rules and there are provisions on how some things should be done, having good trade show marketing is hard to achieve and even harder to pull off a good marketing strategy.

The trick in having a successful exhibition in a trade show is to get as many people involved as possible. A good tip to make this happen is to put out a little pre-show marketing to make people actually come and visit you.‎
The trick in having a successful exhibition in a trade show is to get as many people involved as possible. A good tip to make this happen is to put out a little pre-show marketing to make people actually come and visit you.‎

Chances are that you will have to learn from your own mistakes, and unfortunately, because this is not exact science, you will have to rely on a good marketing team. If they fail to realize what is good then your overall company reputation may be in danger.

Plan Off Everything

First off, in order to have a successful trade show exhibition, you will need to plan out a good marketing strategy plan, which means that you will have to chalk down the exact aims of the company in partaking at such an event. Your best goals are to increase market share; introduce new products, or services; and to promote existing or new products and services.

Other than that, with a well established branding, you should have a good promotional plan. It will include more than just brandishing your company’s logo onto every product and giving out free gifts. Research what and how you can improve, grab the chance and do so at the next trade show exhibition.

The Warm Up

You want people to notice your company and to be as involved as possible, so why not plan out a little pre-show marketing to make people actually come and visit you at the exhibition. One thing you can use to attract customers is to use direct mail, however, be careful as people are extremely averse towards spam.

Do not save money on mailing, show your old and potential customers that you care about them, so only first-class mail is allowed. Send them prospects and brochures which may interest them, and include perhaps coupons or other means to draw their attention.

The Incentive

If you use mail or any other means to inform customers about your presence at the trade show exhibit, then also tell them why they should come. Give them a good incentive so that they would come and visit. To some, it would be good to offer some kind of a discount.

Use the chance to present your new product or service, and make it exclusive by letting the first few customers try it out. Make them part of the magic and make them feel important.

Your Booth is More Than Just That

Think of your trade show booth as of a tool just like your website and affiliate marketing programs. It is not only for the presentation, it is more than that; you need to define your company through your boot and you need to make it count. What your booth should represent is the welcoming atmosphere of your company and to create an experience which the customers will not forget soon. One of interesting option is to set up a promotional marquee in regard to attract more customers.

Also, you will have a chance to use decorations and your products to make your booth stand out from the crowd, grab this chance as it may secure you new potential customers.

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trade show image by Wikipedia

 

4 Easy Tricks to Make Your Booth Stand Out at a Trade Show Expo

Trade show expos or trade fairs have always been and will be one of the greatest ways to connect to your potential clients and with your exhibits.

We live in the time of the internet and internet presence is a big must for every business that wants to stay alive in the shark tank that is the market these days. People focus on this strategy of marketing so much that they often forget the power of the real life communication with clients.

A trade show is an event where people come to talk face to face, to interact directly, so it is very important that you do just that.
A trade show is an event where people come to talk face to face, to interact directly, so it is very important that you do just that.

Trade show expos or trade fairs have always been (and will be) one of the greatest way to connect to your potential clients and establish presence among your competitors with your exhibits. A well organized and appealing booth conveys an image of a company which stands firmly on its feet, a company that clients will want to work with. Read on for a few tips on how to make your booth reflect the best of your business.

  • Know how to communicate – As opposed to websites, a  trade show is an event where people come to talk face to face, to interact directly. It is very important that you do just that. Interactive slide show presentations and other indirect ways of presenting yourself to the world are ok, but make sure you are there at all times and be ready to talk, talk, talk.
  • There is a difference between being assertive and being downright aggressive – The previous tip suggested you should ‘talk, talk, talk’ but, you do know this does not mean you should jump into people’s faces, right? Learn to recognize when people want to listen to you (they will want to, no doubt about it), but also learn to stop when they had enough. Trade show visitors like to talk to as many presenters as possible, so it is crucial that you learn to respect their time, or otherwise you will lose their respect.




  • Your brand should be visible – Forget about fancy, eye catching, distracting decorations. Your logo and the name of your company should be in the spotlight, as it is on the banners you use if you do marketing through affiliates. Promotional material is a must have. People like to carry things home and when they do that, they spread the word about your brand and your business. But they do not even have to carry anything home, making yourself visible at the trade show is equally important. After a long day of walking from booth to booth, people will like a refreshment. No one will refuse a bottle of water, and if that is a personalized water bottle containing your logo and brand name, you will both benefit.
  • Take trade show appointments seriously Even though it is not a conference room where you can be on your everyday ground and apply your usual meeting strategies, customers take trade show appointments seriously and so should you. The normal rules should apply – schedule times and make sure you adhere to them. Also, while it is definitely ok to be slightly less formal in approach, try not to come across as unprofessional. If your social skills are your strong side, invite some of your potential customers for a drink after trade show, but while you are in your business space, behave like a businessman.

 

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trade show image by of Wikimedia Commons

 

How to Dress up your Child for a Special Occasion

To dress up your child properly for a special occasion, trick them into thinking it is their idea by making an agreement with someone they look up to.

No matter if it is your niece’s school play, your nephew’s football game, a holy communion or a wedding, many of you have probably experienced difficulties when it comes to dressing up your child for special occasions. You need to be able to survive your children and their caprice with minimum collateral damage on your nerves, so let us see how you can avoid losing your nerves every time you need to go to a family gathering or a wedding.

Your kids might have to wear either a tuxedo.
Your kids might have to wear either a tuxedo.

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