|Multi Coloured Swap Shop
|Free Classified ads in your next hard copy CSN magazine.What do you want?
What do want to get rid of?Have a summer turnout and sell your surplus unused kit or consumables.Sell for dosh or swap for something else.
Make some space - Make some moneyAll while helping some fellow members make use of your hand me downs.Re-use, Re-cycle, re-vitalise.If you don't want any money for clearing out your old un-used, traded up kit, give it away or CSN will sell it and donate the funds to The Printers Charity.You could create a deposit for something new or have the money to fund a staff BBQ.Please do have a walk round your printroom, studio and finishing areas, someone somewhere wants your old guillotine to upgrade from a strimmer, while a strimmer may be a welcome upgrade to a reader's cutting mat and scalpel. Old versions of software may suit a trainee somewhere and any other item gathering dust can be listed for free, either to sell, swap or pass on to a print industry colleague.Send your lists by close of play on the 23rd June to firstname.lastname@example.orgMore bargains in print at www.copyshopnews.co.uk
How To Make A Web Savvy Dad's Father's Day
Ties, socks, tankards and football shirts are some of the typical gifts given on Father's Day, but are they what today's web savvy dad wants? The answer is a resounding "no!". What they want, although they may not know it yet, is a street gifted to them from Streetdaq.co.uk, the newly launched UK virtual street deed trading web site.
If you had been a bit quicker you could have bought your dad Anfield Road, home of Liverpool football club, if he's a Liverpool fan; or Leicester Square, if he's a film buff. Alas, despite only being launched on the 5th June, these locations have already been snapped up, but you could make a bid for them. Better news though if your dad's a Cheryl Cole fan - and let's face it a lot of men are or she wouldn't have been voted world's sexiest woman for the second year running by the readers of FHM magazine this year. There are lots of Cole Streets, Cole Lanes and Cole Roads still available.
So what exactly is Streetdaq? Where the NASDAQ trades shares, Streetdaq.co.uk trades virtual street deeds for as little as £4.99 in a user-friendly environment that provides all the information and tools required to help young and experienced traders alike to get acquainted with the concept and functionality of virtual street deed trading as well as having lots of fun in the process.
Streets are sold on a first-come-first--serve basis and any street deed is only ever sold to one person but can then be traded to other members for a profit. With over 1.9 million street deeds available around the UK there are plenty to choose from, but the founders of the site recommend buying now before it is too late. "People that don't buy now will be disappointed later just as those who missed out on snapping up the choice domain names on the internet for a bargain in the early days and sold them for a tidy profit later," says Charlie Littlejohn, managing director, Streetdaq.
As well as potentially making a good profit when you sell a street deed on Streetdaq you can also generate a good monthly income while you own it. One way is by forwarding the URL of your deed to friends and family via email and social sites like Bebo, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. If one of them buys a new street on Streetdaq via your refer link within 24 hours you automatically receive £1 paaaaiidd into your Paypal account for every street deed that they buy.
You will also receive £1 to your PayPal account if your new street is on the home page of Streetdaq and a visitor lands on it, or on your street page directly via a search engine, and then buys a new street on Streetdaq within the 24 hours of visiting Streetdaq.
Further revenue can be obtained on Streetdaq by selling advertising space. Each virtual street has five small contextual advertising or sponsorship spaces. This means that when your virtual street has lots of traffic it will be very attractive to local advertisers or sponsors who can submit a request to advertise on one of the five advertising spaces.
As soon as you have purchased your virtual street deed, you can start adding content to your virtual street deed blog community. The Trafalgar Square street deed blog is a growing example with content proving to be king when it comes to websites. The more information, pictures and videos you add on your blog, the more visitors you will attract and thus increase the value of your street.
A search on the Streetdaq 1.9 million street name database throws up some surprising, funny and extremely unusual street names in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The current Top printers streets still currently available on the Streetdaq database are - Printers Mews, Printers Fold, Printers Close, Printers Row and Printers Avenue.Check out the value of your road, you may be able to hold the deeds for less than a fiver? Street Search Link
This opportunity may be right up your street, if not pass it onto a friend.
For the very latest trends in print marketing, published in hard copy and on the web, visit www.copyshopnews.co.uk
Attention CSN Suppliers:
You are cordially invited to our mid summer festival in print.
Copy deadline for the eagerly awaited CSN double month summer sizzler issue is 25th June for our July/August magazine.
Don't miss out on the summer purchasing trend, the following magazine will not land until September!
I have signed off some special opportunities for all my positive marketing colleagues who buy into this seasonal DSBS campaign.
Do Something Before September
Now I know that nobody plans a fall in September, but the impetus for sales leads, new business, repeat business etc starts right here right now. The UK's 6600 print shops will be open throughout the summer buying consumables to turn into commercial print products. During this time we all buy kit too, and make plans to invest in the last quarter of 2010.
I repeat, please do not miss out making your mark in print before September.
While you are on holiday we will be working hard for you and your team creating sales opportunities from our 36,000 instant print fellowship.
The next issue of CSN is the best read each year, with a shelf life of 9 weeks. It is enjoyed at home and work, with many copies taking a trip abroad for some relaxing input. Proper print and long may it reign! Be part of it, DSBS Do Something Before September.
Limited space available for both advertising and press releases. Please let me have your requests this week. If your future plans include our coveted CSN SOTM, site of the month, award then please send in your website address for review and appraisal. During the break we will be running up kit in the CSN Beta Test Centre so if you are planning installations into the professional print market let CSN publish a preview.
CSN aim to over deliver on your expectations of our unique audience, this is a great time to get us to work for you.
<Let me have your mid summer requirements and we can plan to achieve your 2010 targets.
PeterMore bargains in print at www.copyshopnews.co.uk