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Forum: Online Auctions & Wholesale 02-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By giftys
Your best bet is to visit the gift shows. Among...

Your best bet is to visit the gift shows. Among the biggest are Javitz and Americasmart in Atlanta. A lot of wholesalers are dropshipping these days but you'll need to visit each separately to find...
Forum: Question of the Week 03-24-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 78,411
Posted By giftys
If it has chocolate in it, I'm happy. :)

If it has chocolate in it, I'm happy. :)
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By giftys
What Movies Inspire You?

I often get fired up by movies that inspire. One of my favorites is Shawshank Redemption. A testimony to never giving up hope. And of course this translates over to business and our quest to succeed....
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-24-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,356
Posted By giftys
Also... Know that the "dip" can happen more...

Also...

Know that the "dip" can happen more than once. Pretty scary but you can survive. Just buckle down and work hard/smart!
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-24-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By giftys
Facebook isn't delivering like they once did....

Facebook isn't delivering like they once did. They've cut "way" back on the amount of people that see your posts so unless you already had a large following, it doesn't work quite as well as it once...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-24-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By giftys
Nice! Motivation like this keeps us working hard....

Nice! Motivation like this keeps us working hard.

Thanks!
Forum: Advertise Your Business 03-24-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By giftys
BuyGifts.com

We will be consolidating our smaller online stores into one. Please visit BuyGifts.com.
Our specialty is Occupation-themed gifts such as teacher, nurse, musician, etc.

Thank you!
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 03-24-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 114,286
Posted By giftys
Hi everyone, Our Facebook page for Buy...

Hi everyone,

Our Facebook page for Buy Gifts (https://www.facebook.com/BuyGifts)

Would appreciate the "LIKE" and would be happy to return the favor.



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Forum: Advertise Your Business 01-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By giftys
Affys.com

Have been a way for awhile. While I was on hiatus, we launched a new website, Affys.com.
We're currently carrying humorous gifts but will eventually be adding other unique items.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-09-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By giftys
Be careful with Craigslist. Screen people well...

Be careful with Craigslist. Screen people well and don't invite them to your home.

Also consider your neighborhood teenager geek. Some of these kids are brilliant and if it's a quick project,...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-09-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By giftys
Sorry but I don't use the free hosts, only paid...

Sorry but I don't use the free hosts, only paid but I recommend Verio. Their backroom interface isn't the best but their customer support is good.

What do you mean ecommerce store with no content?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-09-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By giftys
Hi Elle, Welcome to the forum. It would be...

Hi Elle,
Welcome to the forum. It would be helpful to know what your theme is. We'll then be more able to help.
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 05-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By giftys
Welcome to Wahm!

Welcome to Wahm!
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-07-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By giftys
Yea, this can be a tough one. Some people have...

Yea, this can be a tough one. Some people have gotten rich off of start-ups. Right place, right time type of scenario.

I think if you always make decisions based off of lots of research and sheer...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-07-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By giftys
A word of caution: Be careful when searching for...

A word of caution: Be careful when searching for "free clipart". Viruses live on many of those sites. Be sure you're using a McAfee tool (or similar) where you can see warnings of potentially...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By giftys
Pardon while I step outside the box for a moment...

Pardon while I step outside the box for a moment but have you ever given more thought to the fact that maybe you can do them both? Assess their individual needs and possibly look into this further....
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By giftys
In the gift market, Pandora jewelry is hot right...

In the gift market, Pandora jewelry is hot right now.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,227
Posted By giftys
"Are you an affiliate marketer, MLMer or do u...

"Are you an affiliate marketer, MLMer or do u have your own unique product/service?"

Unique Service. Our mall, Giftys.com allows online gift shops to post their products for a small click through...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-30-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By giftys
Diva, it's quite common. You can find numerous...

Diva, it's quite common. You can find numerous merchants through sites like Commission Junction, Clickbank or ShareASale.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-30-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By giftys
I have a music degree. Didn't help me much for...

I have a music degree. Didn't help me much for the business world. Degrees are overrated in our culture. It is not always indicative of "smart". It is simply a piece of paper. The most successful...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-30-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By giftys
A business can be difficult to get off the ground...

A business can be difficult to get off the ground and there is a lot of competition out there, but with a good idea and some good old-fashioned hard work, you can make your dreams come true. You're...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-29-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,398
Posted By giftys
I make use of a timer. Being that entrepreneurs...

I make use of a timer. Being that entrepreneurs don't answer to a boss or have anyone looking over our shoulder, we can easily start wasting time if we're not careful. I use to have a little kitchen...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By giftys
And when you get to 40 they remove it. (tee-hee!)

And when you get to 40 they remove it. (tee-hee!)
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 04-29-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By giftys
Fun article. I think we can all relate to most of...

Fun article. I think we can all relate to most of this whether we are willing to admit it or not. LOL
Forum: Question of the Week 04-29-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,606
Posted By giftys
I too have so many. One of the one's that I need...

I too have so many. One of the one's that I need to revisit often (because I can often be too judgmental) is this one:

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Teresa
Forum: Question of the Week 04-29-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,833
Posted By giftys
We're proactive in my family. Cardboard, paper,...

We're proactive in my family. Cardboard, paper, glass and plastic bottles, etc. We get a home pickup every other week. We should all do our part to make this world a better place. As the old saying...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-29-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By giftys
Anything by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Business owners,...

Anything by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Business owners, never underestimate the power of self-help / self-improvement books. "Who we are" is at the backbone of what our business is and how it is run. Many great...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-29-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By giftys
Wow Christina, that sounds like a plan! It's a...

Wow Christina, that sounds like a plan! It's a shame more families can't have "both" parents home more often.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 03-12-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By giftys
Now that's thinking outside of the box!

Now that's thinking outside of the box!
Forum: Question of the Week 02-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 34,749
Posted By giftys
Amen! We're going to the beach a few times and...

Amen! We're going to the beach a few times and already have a trip planned to the Grand Canyon. The kids are growing up fast so we're making sure to get this precious time in.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By giftys
Thumbs up Inspiration / Motivation

I find it can come from the most unusual places sometimes. We took the kids to a college basketball game tonight and I found myself incredibly inspired and motivated due to the team's organization,...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,614
Posted By giftys
Great stuff Karie! I too like inspirational...

Great stuff Karie! I too like inspirational quotes and motivational sayings. I also put them in our newsletter each month to our subscribers. You can never, in my opinion, "eat" enough of this stuff....
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,614
Posted By giftys
This probably describes about 75% of the people...

This probably describes about 75% of the people at WF. lol
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By giftys
We completed one of our goals this week. We...

We completed one of our goals this week. We wanted to push more traffic to our music gifts sites so we built AddYourBand.com. This will appeal to musicians everywhere as they can market their band...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By giftys
High traffic site? It has no traffic. It doesn't...

High traffic site? It has no traffic. It doesn't even have page rank. It doesn't have history (archive.org), except for literally one page in 2006. The name was dropped in 2010. (Who would drop a...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By giftys
Smile Welcome to this great forum!

Welcome to this great forum!
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,096
Posted By giftys
Obviously a serious communication problem. That...

Obviously a serious communication problem. That isn't his only setback. His site isn't even there anymore. It reads, "The website you were trying to reach is temporarily unavailable." and it has the...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-12-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By giftys
Esther, it is said that by helping others, we...

Esther, it is said that by helping others, we help ourselves. I really believe in this philosophy.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-10-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By giftys
Karie said it best. Be yourself, help people,...

Karie said it best. Be yourself, help people, maintain balance in your posts and of course suggest your business where it's appropriate. Welcome!
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-09-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By giftys
Indeed, that is why you must be prepared for the...

Indeed, that is why you must be prepared for the worst. It doesn't mean that the "worst" will happen, but if it does, you'll be ready.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-09-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,905
Posted By giftys
Or you can build your own! We tried it with...

Or you can build your own! We tried it with DrumChat.com and had great success and we've just started another one at AddYourBand.com.
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-09-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 894
Posted By giftys
Isn't that challenging Natalie? I've been in...

Isn't that challenging Natalie? I've been in business for 10 years now and I still struggle with organization and time management. It's an artform!
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-05-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By giftys
Faith, you didn't say what the product was but...

Faith, you didn't say what the product was but aside from the aforementioned there is also Craigslist, Amazon and Giftys.com.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-05-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,624
Posted By giftys
I was hoping this would work for Chrome but it...

I was hoping this would work for Chrome but it didn't. Oh well
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-05-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By giftys
I would think that "Start a Home Business" would...

I would think that "Start a Home Business" would be one that you would have the most luck with. It will probably reach more people. As for the domains, I like the first one OK. The second has...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-04-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By giftys
Kim, when I hear the phrase "Internet Riches made...

Kim, when I hear the phrase "Internet Riches made Easy" I run the other way. It might as well be "Get Rich Quick Scheme". You don't need to pay $50 a month to learn how to make a lot of money online....
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-04-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By giftys
Me too but I'm only cautiously optimistic. There...

Me too but I'm only cautiously optimistic. There are still real problems with the housing market, still 9% of our people out of work, gas prices rising again and with the latest Middle East upheaval,...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-04-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By giftys
I think it's great you're pursuing something you...

I think it's great you're pursuing something you love. Be prepared however that you've got A LOT of competition. Every Tom, **** and Harry is out there selling social media and seo services these...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-04-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By giftys
IMO, you can't be specific enough. The minute you...

IMO, you can't be specific enough. The minute you leave something out, a customer will come along and challenge you. It's sometimes laughable. After years of being in business and thinking we have...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 02-04-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By giftys
In the beginning (many moons ago!), I asked a...

In the beginning (many moons ago!), I asked a friend to buy from me but I made them promise that they would not give a strong testimonial unless I earned it. Don't worry that it's a friend - It's not...
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