Made 5 sales last night on Facebook groups!

Last Update: November 28, 2016

So immediately after posting my depressed monologue last night I knew I had to do something productive. Taking Paul's advice I got on Facebook and joined a bunch of cat groups (my niche) and answered questions relevant to my posts. I just let people know what worked for me and my cats to answer their questions about health and behavior problems. I posted links to my site for them to get more information. I made 5 sales! Imagine that! I had not made a sale in 29 days!

So I helped people and their pets and made 5 sales. It wasn't even difficult though it was a bit time consuming. This gives me great encouragement though! If I keep doing things like this I can build my traffic back up again.

Thanks Paul for the tip! Thank you to everyone for your great encouragement and support! I really appreciate it.

I also just took the Black Friday special and signed up for the year.

Jessica

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FKelso Premium
Good on you, Jessica! Yes, I, too, joined a bunch of FB cat groups. Have gotten some traffic and a couple of new FB friends; have answered a few questions, but no sales. You have what they need -- things to make their pet healthier.

I put a story on about the CA fire and the cats that are still healing and homeless, and got quite a bit of response. Hope I, too, get some sales from some of those folks eventually.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Fran. This post was from 2 years ago (Wow! I thought it was 1!). I do not post to those groups much anymore. The rules are too strict regarding posting so I just quit before getting banned. It can be a great place to help people though, just a difficult place to add links without going against the rules.

That is so nice you are helping the kitties.
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dtout Premium
Congratulations!
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RaniaM Premium
Wow.. This is great.. Well done my friend!
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sybull Premium
That's awesome!
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jevans0103 Premium
Awesome!
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JosephineC Premium
Wow, that's awesome and encouraging. Thanks for sharing.
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beachwood Premium
That's really awesome! Sometimes it is the simple things that work best! Congrats!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks, that was a long time ago. I don't use Facebook anymore but someday I will get back to it.
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LouisaB Premium
That is awesome, awesome!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you.
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mbouteiller Premium
Excellent! Congrats Jessica, keep up the good work and thank you for your inspiration.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you. This is an old post and I don't focus on Facebook right now but I could get back to it.
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GailLowe Premium
Great work Jessica. Fantastic. Gail
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Gail! This old post just keeps popping up!
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GailLowe Premium
You know that's what so great about it though. It has inspired me to do some work on Facebook so it doesn't matter if it's old to you, it's new to me and that's helpful. I used to worry about becoming a writer (which has been my dream for over 30 years) because I falsely told myself that there was nothing new to write - (what an idiot!) There's always a new way of putting things and new people to listen so it doesn't matter if the message are similar, we all get something new from them. Have a wonderful day Jessica. Give your cats a hug from me. :) Gail
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Swangirl Premium
Awww, thanks Gail. I hope you have a wonderful day too! I am sure you would be very happy being a writer!
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sarabrwn Premium
I'm so happy for you and in the mean while motivated.
You said it was a bit time consuming. But at least it paid off in the end.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, this post was from over a year ago. I haven't been using Facebook recently since it was hard to deal with the different rules for each group. I really need to start my own group or build out my business page. Thanks.
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Nicky72 Premium
well dne hun thats awesome x
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks, this was last year and I got away from Facebook but it is nice to know there are options out there to pursue!
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Nicky72 Premium
Ah didn't notice date sorry lol I've been away from here for a while x
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herinnelson Premium
That's so awesome, Jessica! What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!! BTW, what is the Black Friday special?
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Swangirl Premium
Every November WA offers a Black Friday Special where our year membership is cheaper. I don't know if it will be the same this year but it was $299 last year.
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keyan Premium
Congrats.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks.
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LuckyNine Premium
Congrats Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you.
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lissaB1 Premium
Congats Jessica.. I working on my Facebook group as well.. Hope I can get same results... soon... Keep it up.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you.
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Belden Premium
Congratulations.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you .
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Belden Premium
You're most welcome:)
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Kyoko817 Premium
Congratulation! Great way to make yourself known.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you .
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SuzaMarie Premium
Congrats on the sales. It's very cool that just by helping others they in turn helped you.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you.
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work4nobody Premium
I am a cat lover too. Congratulations on your Facebook sales.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you. I don't post to the Facebook groups anymore. I need to start my own page, the rules of other groups are just too strict.
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NathalieJG Premium
Sounds great! Again a proof that it is about helping others not selling! thanks for sharing!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you, yes, I think having a real passion for your niche makes all the difference. Then it feels like a hobby not a job!
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wendyg53 Premium
I'm following you, I"m also a big cat lover. I'm glad you are making sales from helping people with cat issues.
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Swangirl Premium
Hello Wendy. Thank you for this comment and for following me. I am so sorry I missed connecting with you earlier. I am really behind!
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wendyg53 Premium
No worries, I'm a little swamped as well!
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WTucker1 Premium
good work
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks!
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SDane Premium
You have given me inspiration and hope that I too can make sales.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks! I didn't get many since then since I was too busy moving to work on my site. In the last few weeks I have had 10 mores sales! You can see what I did and in my latest blogs here.
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EricaCrystal Premium
That's awesome! Can I ask where to find this tip from Paul?:)
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TheOldSilly Premium
I'd like to know where to find that, too!
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Swangirl Premium
Erica,

His username here is Paulgoodwin
He posts regularly so these particular posts are no longer showing up under his profile since this was from 6 months ago.

You could search for posts by him with "Facebook" or "Facebook groups" in the search bar.
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Swangirl Premium
His username here is Paulgoodwin
He posts regularly so these particular posts are no longer showing up under his profile since this was from 6 months ago.

You could search for posts by him with "Facebook" or "Facebook groups" in the search bar.
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EricaCrystal Premium
Thank you, much appreciated.
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dwcookie Premium
Awesome. Glad you made those sales. Congratulations.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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kante001 Premium
Thank you for sharing.
You blog reminded me to join new groups on FB.
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Swangirl Premium
Good, thanks.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Congratulations Jessica, that is very impressive.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you.
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Huffman Premium
I have been trying to promote WA on Facebook groups but I am not sure if I am getting referrals from them or not. Great job on 5 sales!

Kenny
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Swangirl Premium
Use Google Analytics to see where your traffic is coming from.
Thanks...that was a few months ago. I have not been posting to Facebook recently. I am trying Twitter but it does not seem to have much of a conversion rate.
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TLSchwindt Premium
Yay!! That gives us all hope that we can do it too.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks!
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EvonC Premium
Congrats Jessica....!!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks. I have had more recently. I blogged about it here to share what seems to work for me.
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JasonLents Premium
Congratulations Jessica. Very inspiring. Best wishes
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks.
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BetterDays2C Premium
CONGRATULATIONS, Jessica! I am blown away that you could make Facebook work for you like that. I am going to bookmark this and come back to it later, and see if I can do the same thing! How do you find and join niche groups on Facebook? I have no idea how to do that?? Thank you in advance for more information! Good Luck and Take Care. Connie
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Connie, Sorry I didn't reply to this sooner! We had to move (as I told you a while ago) and it was pretty chaotic!

I just search on Facebook for groups with the word "Cat" in them. Of course it is probably easier to find cat groups than some other topics! Then I join each group. I read the posted rules if they have any to see if selling is allowed. If it is I can post my links directly on the site. The only group that openly allows sales doesn't give me any though! So, for the others I just answer relevant questions that the members post. For example: someone asks what to do about her cat that has a cold. I answer in a comment underneath and tell them what works for me. I then post my link to the blog on my website that discusses this problem and has links to the products I recommend. This way they are getting advice from someone who actually uses the product so it is a personal recommendation and the link is right there so they can read my review and hopefully buy the product through Amazon with my link. Even if they don't buy anything it gets a conversation going sometimes and they might ask more questions or visit my site.

So far I have never been blocked from the groups for doing this since I am only answering questions with relevant information. Some groups are closed so an admin has to review each comment. Most post automatically but the admins have not removed them that I am aware of.

I hope you are doing well!

I had a lull while moving but I am back at it now and got 10 sales in the last few weeks! Check out my latest blogs here on WA to see what I am finding works best.

Take care,
Jessica
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Tw1 Premium
Nice work Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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chigz1 Premium
That's awesome Jessica.
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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iscool78 Premium
Sounds good Jessica! Keep up the good work!
All the best!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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coach-john Premium
That's very inspiring Jessica. Thanks for sharing. John
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Congrats Jessica! Wishing you much more in 2017!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Linda! You too.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Congratulations Jessica! I've recently wondered about joining FB groups related to my niche and whether or not it would be worth the time...well, it appears it IS worth it after reading your awesome news! So happy for you!

Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Sherry,
I just made another sales from Facebook groups today!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Awesome to hear, Jessica! So happy to see this is working well for you and it's continuing to help your sales! :)
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PatriciaWarf Premium
Excellent. I have not had success on FB. If I post something encouraging, uplifting etc. I receive 40 - 60 hits with likes and loves. If I post something business, only my youngest daughter clicks like. LOL
But, discouragement is not in me for this businesses. Been there, done that with MLMs, corporate and technician. NOT this time.
Thanks for sharing. It is so encouraging to see that you are helping others within YOUR niche and they are trusting you and purchasing from your links. YEA!
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Swangirl Premium
I have not posted on my personal FB page Patricia. I have only posted on niche group sites. I don't think many people would be interested on my personal site...I don't know though since I haven't tried it.

Thanks.
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shazzaWA Premium
Awesome stuff Jessica. At the end of the day it is about helping others! And you were rewarded. Good for you!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks. I think so.
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JewelCarol Premium
That is so fantastic, Jessica, congrats!:)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Jewel. No sales since then...back to zero. Oh well!
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JewelCarol Premium
I am sure there will more sales coming, Jessica, you just have rinse and repeat. :)
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CraigUKTV Premium
Hi Jessica, actually FB groups are a great way to promote your business. For example, I wrote an article on the best VPN for China which is highly sought after. I then joined all the China expat groups and asked if they had used my recommended VPN. I got one sale and a HUGE amount of coverage out of it.
I think we could defo use FB groups more often.
Well done you!
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Swangirl Premium
I hope so! It is very time consuming now but maybe it will blossom into more exposure someday.
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CathH1 Premium
Facebook groups in a niche are a great place to hang out and spend some time. The more people get to see you hang out in there and chat the more your site will get visits. :-)
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, thanks!
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AlexEvans Premium
wow that is good news Jessica, it is amazing how quickly things can change in this industry just when we are getting the wobbles something will come along to perk us up. Awesome news.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, thanks!! It was a very welcome surprise.
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Lilika84 Premium
Congratulations Jessica! I am so happy for you :)
Sunny
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you very much!
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minitrio Premium
Well done Jessica, keep it up :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks, I will.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Hey my friend and that is GREAT to hear so now keep going groups BUT only post to a few a day OK
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, I only posted in one group so far actually. I just made a lot of posts answering a lot of questions.

Thanks Paul for the suggestion!
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paulgoodwin Premium
Happy to help
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NatNiches Premium
Nice one Jessica :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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jivitaa339 Premium
Congrats Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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DELJAR Premium
This is great news,Jessica. Wish you continued sales success in your site. Very uplifting indeed! :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Adel!
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SerahAO Premium
Wow, thats amazing Jessica, congratulations!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you very much!
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Heidi56 Premium
This is really good news!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, thanks!
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Igor13 Premium
Congrats!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks.
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LinDash01 Premium
Woohoo congrats Jessica :) great to hear...
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks!!!
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nathaniell Premium
Very cool story! I hope you are able to turn this into regular sales. Helping people is the best way to run your business :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Nathaniell! I was doing really well this summer and making sales via Flipboard. I had to take a break while I finished my graduate degree courses and it has been harder to build back the momentum than I expected. This was a welcome uptick!
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Simowatto Premium
woooo congrats ur off!!! lol
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, thanks!
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Caroline67x Premium
Congratulations
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you .
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MPollock Premium
Congrats
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Mike.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Well done Jessica. Congratulations on your success :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Valerie!
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Ultimateless Premium
Congratulations on all fronts, Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Michael!
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Crittercraft Premium
Fantastic!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks!
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mgreenly Premium
Congrats! I think that one things a lot of people miss when marketing online is that focusing on people rather than products will earn you much more success. Not only did you make some sales, but you were able to help people while doing it...always a great feeling.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes. I don't have any interest in pure sales!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Well done, Jessica. That's awesome!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Mike!
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KeithMaki Premium
Way to go Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Keith!
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GuyfromNB Premium
Congratulations Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Guy!
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JeffBoivin Premium
Congrats, Action create results :) Cheers, Jeff
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, that is the key isn't it?!
Thanks Jeff.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Jessica,
That's wonderful news!! I'm glad things are going so well for you. I will have to try to find some facebook groups for my type of writing. Thanks so much for the idea and insight. Have a good evening. Take care my friend.
Mary
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Mary. I was very surprised at how effective it was. The problem is navigating whether we are allowed to post links in each group. I half expected the admin to kick me out of the group! I did not break any of the rules but I still wasn't sure! The people were very appreciative of the information however so hopefully the admin will allow it. I also did not just post my link randomly. I only answered specific questions with specific answers and gave the link so they could read more.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Jessica,
Thanks for the information. I'll give it a look see. Maybe it will open up a new door for my posts to be seen by more people.
Take care my friend.
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Swangirl Premium
I hope it helps Mary!
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MNorton Premium
Thank you, me too. :-)
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GrahamS Premium
That's the way to do it! Congratulations.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks.
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AppleofGold Premium
Wow! You never know what a difference one day will make! You go girl!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes! Thanks!
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tyrellch Premium
well done
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks!
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didihorizon Premium
Great work!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks!
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Suzanne-SB Premium
Well done :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you.
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JudeP Premium
Brilliant news Jessica :)
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Jude!
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DreamAngel Premium
Congratulations Jessica!


Barbara
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you so much Barbara!!
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Lbath5 Premium
Congratulations! You turned it around.
Linda
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you so much Linda! Yay!!!
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Loes Premium
So nice to hear Jessica:)xx
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Loes!
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MKearns Premium
Facebook to the rescue. Great Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes! Thanks.
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