7 tips for getting your product on TameBay

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We’ve received a few emails recently saying things like “how do I get a plug like Frooition did?” If you have a product designed for eBayers, TameBay is a great way to get yourself seen by PowerSellers across the world, and better than that, to get our knowledgeable readers to talk about you. Inspired by Mashable, here are a few tips to increase your likelihood of being here.

  1. Be different This is absolutely reason number one. There are a million scrolling galleries to cross-promote your eBay listings. There are a million “off the peg” ecommerce website builders. There are a million photo editors. Do something different. Do something amazing.
  2. Be individual Tip: if you ever send me an email that begins “Dear Blogger”, I will delete it unactioned. But not before I have forwarded it to a few people mocking you. “Dear Sue & Chris, I’m a long-time reader of TameBay, and I particularly liked that post you wrote yesterday on…” will get you a long, long way. 😉
  3. Be open to criticism I once received an email several emails from a company offering me an incentive in return for “positive blog coverage”. Have confidence in your product: don’t *require* positivity. If you’ve made something good, positivity will happen; if you’ve made something that just doesn’t work for eBayers, don’t you want to be told about that?
  4. Be part of the community AhTXT.com got this right. Sign up for the forum. Talk about stuff that isn’t your product. Be a human being. When you do talk about your product, ask questions rather than making a pitch (“how do UK mobile phone contracts work?”). Result? We like AhTXT.com.
  5. Bring your fans If you have eBayers already using your product, ask if they’d be prepared to talk about it. This is especially important if your product has a steep learning curve; someone who can talk from experience about using it, is always going to be more effective than me going “well it looks like a good idea but I really don’t have time to test it right now”.
  6. Put your money where our mouth is Buy some advertising. Give our readers freebies. Run a competition to win your product. Do something other than demand free coverage.
  7. Be honest Advertising is good. We’re all here to advertise in one way or another ( 😀 ). But pretending to be your own customers bigging up your product in our comments or on our forum is the quickest way to get yourself marked as a spammer, and then I can promise you, we’ll never have a good word to say about you. Honesty is the only policy.

3 Responses

  1. Talking of Frooition, I filled out the enquiry form linked to from Tamebay on Saturday and haven’t had the promised £100 off voucher or ‘representative will contact you in 2 working days.’

    It’s possible I’ve been a numpty and mis-spelt my email address, but has anyone else heard from them?

  2. Thanks a million, Sue – and thank you to Andrew Pinner at Frooition for emailing me straight away with a voucher. :mrgreen:

    Turns out I *was* a numpty and had put in half my personal email address and half my work one… note to self: fill in forms when AWAKE in future! 😳

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