WebBuds 1 Advertiser Feedback:
Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Tuesday, August 24, 1999
We had 26 advertisers in the first issue of WebBuds. This was good news
for NHNE, but how did our advertisers fare? I wrote all of them and
found out that most of our advertisers didn't do as well as I hoped
they would. Jack Martire of "ClearVision Hawaii Pinholes"
was the only one who reported near-miraculous results (45 people respond
to his ad). Most of the rest of our advertisers fell somewhere between
Jim Cummings of "EarthEar" who reported "a modest response:
three emails" and Larry Morningstar and his wife who placed TWO
ads in WebBuds and didn't receive any responses (come on now, there
must be someone out there who is interested in nutritional supplements
and a nurturing and luxurious week in Hawaii).
So, OK, we didn't set the Internet on fire with the first issue of WebBuds.
Maybe we will in our second issue!
If you are interested in advertising in the next issue of WebBuds, here's
what to do:
Send me your ad (250 words or less) by 6 PM, MST, Thursday, August 26th
(that's two days from now). The cost is 20.00 via credit cards. Your
credit card information can be sent via email (email@example.com), fax (815)
346-1492, or phone (928) 282-6120. Please keep your ads to 250 words
or less (some folks fudged a little too much last time).
WebBuds 2 will be sent out this Friday, August 27. You can advertise
pretty much anything you like (books, CDs, websites, garage sale items,
inspiring thoughts, marriage proposals, birthday wishes...) and if anyone
has something to share and can't afford the twenty buck fee, just drop
me a line and we'll work something out.
But before you send in the ad that is going to get responses from everyone
on the MHNE Mailing List (2141 folks last count), please take a moment
to read the responses I received from the first batch of WebBuds --
some are sad, some are funny, and all of them are educational...
And that's it for now. Once WebBuds is sent out, Sherry's report on
the last total solar eclipse of this millennium will be next.
With Love & Best Wishes,
LETTERS FROM THE FIRST BATCH OF WEBBUD ADVERTISERS:
For a complete description of products, services and contact information,
please visit WebBuds 1:
"I'm one of the advertisers in the last WebBuds. You wanted to
know how it went. Well, since placing that ad I've have 45 inquiries
about our product, pinhole sight correctors. So I'd have to say that
the ad was a success. Unfortunately, we're not online yet, but I've
begun to compile a nice list of possible customers. I will probably
want to run the ad in the next issue as well."
ClearVision Hawaii Pinholes
Hi, all. I had a modest response, three emails, about our soundscape
releases. Given their innovative nature, charting new territory distinct
from relaxation-oriented "nature sounds", it's to be expected
that we'll need to build a foundation of awareness about this new medium,
before we get instantly big responses.
Dear David, I don't have any evidence of increased traffic on my website.
I did receive one order, but I'm not sure whether that customer came
from WebBuds or not. Despite lack of torrential response, I'd like to
Human Touch Gallery
Manitou Springs, CO
Advertising the various classes and seminars being held in Scottsdale
over the next few months in WebBuds was not, unfortunately, successful
for me. I have received zero responses. I thought it is a good idea,
but after placing two different ads and paying for them with no response,
much less business, I probably will try a different avenue for advertising.
Thanks for all your hard effort and work!
Sandy Rogers, LMT, RMT, CH
Sacred Spirals Bodywork
Phone: (480) 946-6002
Aloha David. Thanks for the follow up. I got one inquiry on the Anti-Aging
ad. I could probably do a better job of targeting your readers. This
approach was not it!! Onward...
Grow Healthier Now
Phone: (800) 692-2390
We received two inquiries which were orders! That's it! So we made our
$20 investment back, plus another $25. Not a lot of biz, but we were
grateful for what we did receive! Hey, in our Maui world, we're grateful
for whatever, and likewise, we are grateful for the abundance that all
of the other advertisers as well as you very worthy NHNE folks receive!
May all of us FEEL prosperous! Radiant Blessings.
Phone: (800) 539-0203
Dancing Dolphin Press
PO Box 959, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Sorry to say I got only one response to my "Searching For Like-Minded
Male Correspondent" ad -- and that from a being of the female rather
than the male persuasion as requested. But thanks anyway.
Donna of Silicon Valley
Not much response from my 2 ads. One response to each one and after
mailing information to them I have not had any follow up interest. Oh
Wesley Ray Wyatt
Phone: (540) 387-1723
We put an ad in WebBubs and we had one inquiry for our Fire Dream Didjeridus.
We did not hear back from the inquiry however. We still think the idea
of WebBuds is a good one.
Fire Dream Didjeridus
Hello David. My wife and I placed two ads in the first webBuds. My ad
was for a business opportunity with nutritional supplements and my wife's
ad was for 3 workshops on Ayurveda and on Meditation. We liked the idea,
but unfortunately have not received any responses from the ads. We did
include our email addresses, and website. Wishing you all the very best.
Phone: (808) 828-6622
Regular Mail: Box 358, Kilauea, HI 96754
David: I don't know if anything happened because I'm away but I'm pleased
to put another $20 into the pot...
Hi. I thought WebBuds a good idea, but didn't get any calls. One thing
I thought of afterwards was that I should have put in my email address.
I advertised the health conference in Asheville, N.C. Hope all goes
well with it for the next one.
Phone: (828) 259-7281 or (828) 253-4571
Hi David. Thanks for including us in the inaugural WebBuds -- August
'99... We have had 6 online orders since the WebBud blossoming of which
4-5 are probably attributable to your ad IMHO. As such my evaluation
is around break-even but this is an extremely time-delineated product
due to the title and is therefore an atypical sample. Wishing you every
succes with your projects.
Founder & Publisher
Phone: (928) 282-6120
Fax: (815) 346-1492
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