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We’ve Extended our $9.95 Distributorship Program

SMALLFor the month of February, we are extending our New Year new opportunity so anyone can own their own online business right away! At DollarDays, we believe in helping small businesses succeed, which is why we created this turnkey solution.  CEO Marc Joseph’s recent Huffington Post article to get a little fuel for becoming an online distributor.

With our Distributor Program, you get a unique sub-domain on our site, with all the same products and content as DollarDays.com. We provide you the added benefit of customer retention and long term sales while offering a commission rate of up to 15%! Many of us have dreamed about owning our own business but the costs are just too much. DollarDays has created a distributor program where there is no investment in inventory. It gives you the chance to sell over 225,000 different products by the case at truckload prices to the businesses and organizations in your town or to your neighbors. It is a very simple program.

The setup fee ($99)  is waived for the first year. The annual fee is equal to the price featured at the time of renewal. All DollarDays order policies apply. A monthly recurring fee of  $9.95 (normally $15.95)  will be charged for the following services:

  • Full Service Sales Force
  • Complete customer service including handling returns
  • All customer order tracking and email notification
  • Order processing and shipping
  • Payment Processing (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, PayPal)
  • Responsibility for collections on unpaid or delinquent orders
  • Website hosting and daily maintenance of product database
  • Manage and warehouse all inventory.

We handle it all, so you can spend your time promoting your website! Go ahead and compare programs. We guarantee you won’t find others that offer so much for so little.

Already have your own storefront (online or brick and mortar)? Use this opportunity to buy merchandise for your store and make commission on it.

In addition to all of the above, we offer significant help to you through our Distributorship Tool Kit, Q&A podcasts and a free downloadable copy of CEO Marc Joseph’s book ($22.95 value),The Secrets of Retailing…or How to Beat Wal Mart.

Take a closer look at our distributorship program. We’d love to have you on board.

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February 7, 2013   No Comments

Winners of January’s 1,000 Fleece Blankets Giveaway

Wow.  One thousand blankets. So many people need them to stay warm this winter. We are proud to be a part of helping those in need, and you should be too! We had 3,974 people nominate their favorite non-profits to receive the blankets. Thank you to all who participated.

Here are the winners! Did yours win? If the non-profit you nominated won, please let us know on Facebook!

FIRST PLACE: WON 240 BLANKETS! Eden Garden Orphanage   Leesburg VA
SECOND PLACE: WON144 BLANKETS! A Grateful Mind International    Orlando FL
THIRD PLACE: WON 96 BLANKETS Making a Way Housing    Atlanta GA

The following non-profits each won 24 fleece blankets:
Detroit Hunger Alliance     Hamtramck MI
Homeless Helpers    Rendon Texas
Truth for Women Center    Bethlelhem PA
Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Wilmington DE
Putting Downs First  Southington OH
Vision Hope   St. Claire Shores MI
Lost Our Home Pet Foundation  Phoenix AZ
Ohio Wildlife Center   Columbus OH
Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center   Minneapolis MN
The Women’s Collective    Washington DC
Astra Zinaca Hope Lodge   Boston  MA
Heart N Hand   Cass County MO
Longmont Meals on Wheel    Longmont CO
Halifax County Cancer Association  Halifax VA
Horry County Homeless Center    Murrells Inlet SC
The Center for Women and Children in Crisis    Orem UT
Monkey Do Project   Indianapolis IN
Friendly House    Davenport IA
Great Dane Rescue of Southeast Texas   Houtson TX
Animal Refuge Center (ARC)   N. Fort Myers FL
A Place to Sleep   Fort Worth TX
Love Thy Neighbor Fund     Fort Lauderdale FL
Three Square   Las Vegas NV
Adopt a Cat Foundation   Lake Park FL

Thanks again for your participation and making a difference!

This month’s  DollarDays’ Giveaway is $5,000 in merchandise for the home-town small business you nominate! Check out our Small Business Pay It Forward Giveaway here!

 

 

 

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February 4, 2013   No Comments

1200 Pairs of Socks Given to Non-Profits Across the Country

socksCongratulations to our December Sock-It-To-Me Sweepstake Winners!

We had over 1,000 non-profit organizations nominated to receive Free Socks. Our deepest thanks to each of you who took the time to help those in need.

Here  are the winners we’ve been able to contact so far and will continue to update the list as contact is made:

1st place – 300 pairs of socks – Operation Nightwatch, Seattle, WA
2nd place – 180 pairs of socks – The Women’s Center, Waukesha, WI
3rd place – 120 pairs of socks – Soldier’s Angels, Pasedena, CA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – HERO House, Bellevue, WA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Making A Way Housing, Atlanta, GA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Mercy House, Santa Ana, CA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Beth Dillinger Foundation, St. Petersburg, FL
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – The Providence House, Keithville, LA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Community Action Agency of Siouxland, Sioux City, IA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Father Joe’s Villages, San Diego, CA

We will update this post with the other winners as we contact them and they accept the prizes.  Congratulations to all the non-profits that won and who will be keeping a lot of feet warm this winter.  We also wish to thank the 1,100 people who nominated a non-profit.  Together we can make a difference!

If you nominated any of the winners, please post it on our Facebook page! You are appreciated!!

We have similar contests every month to help non-profit organizations, schools and small businesses.  Our goal for the monthly contests is to help those in need. It’s our pay it forward effort to help those who have supported us through the years.

January 23, 2013   No Comments

DollarDays Board Member Quoted in Time Magazine

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Eric Best

DollarDays board member, Eric Best, was quoted in Time Magazine today in an article about why sellers are switching to dynamic pricing.  You can read the article here: Eric in Time Magazine.We are proud that our board members have expertise credibility, and that they are just one of our many strengths.

 

 

January 21, 2013   No Comments

DollarDays CEO meets “Rudy”

DollarDays’ CEO Marc Joseph had the opportunity to hear Rudy Ruettiger’s keynote address at last week’s Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas.

Many of you may remember Rudy, portrayed in the 1993 classic movie, Rudy, that captures his determination to overcome the odds to fulfill his dream. Rudy is now a motivational speaker whose message is contagious and inspirational. One of Rudy’s rules to live by was well received by the audience, “It is interesting what happens to your life when you take control. You attract positive people, people willing to mentor you.”

After the keynote, Marc JosephMarc Rudy was able to meet Rudy and get a signed copy of his book.

January 21, 2013   No Comments

Own Your Own Business for $9.95 Per Month!

Your OWN business!

With the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff, DollarDays, took a proactive approach and created an exciting business opportunity to help nervous Americans earn extra income in 2013 to offset the hardship of a potential tax increase.

DollarDays CEO Marc Joseph announced today, “In these tough economic times, DollarDays is moving forward with the opportunity for business-minded individuals to own their own online store for only $9.95 per month, with waived activation fees and inspired commission incentives. Through the DollarDays Distributorship Promotion, individuals can own their own store without having to spend money on expensive inventory or pay thousands for an online store build. DollarDays manages the inventory, provides an online store and many resources for success. For $9.95 a month, not only is it a brand new opportunity with great potential, it’s a tool to help Americans have peace of mind about putting money in the bank.”

For those who already own an online or brick and mortar store, there’s quite a strategic opportunity available within the Distributorship Program. Store owners can buy wholesale merchandise through their distributorship store to sell at their existing store, earning commission on their inventory! This is great news for eBay and Amazon sellers, too.

Really, anyone can own their own business and start earning money now—as a distributor or an affiliate, or both. As always, DollarDays’ commitment to small business is our number one goal.

 

January 9, 2013   No Comments

$5,000 Pet Supply Shopping Spree October 2012

Our October $5,000 pet supply shopping spree contest was a huge success! 

We had over 1,300 total nominates from all over the country.  It was amazing to see our community come together and show their passion for local animal shelters.  This dedicated group of people are doing great things and we are honored to help them.  As Hurricane Sandy hit was saw a spike in the number of East coast nominations.  Our thoughts are with the Humane Society and all the local shelters hit by this terrible storm.

Here are the winners of the Pet Supply Shopping Spree:

We are still in the process of contacting the other 14 organizations who won $100 in merchandise.  We will update this post as the other winners are contacted.  Thank-you again for all the wonderful nominations!

Take a minute to day to nominate any non-profit to win our November Facebook contest.

We are also giving away 100 boxes for free toys to local toy drives!  Nominate a toy drive to win!

November 7, 2012   No Comments

The Host With the Most: Building the Perfect Website for Your Business

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Building a business website is more than just throwing some content together, adding a few keywords and hoping that since you built it, the customers will come. You have to devise a way for people to find and stay on your site until they purchase your products or services. How can you make that happen?

The following tips are a great start.

Getting Off on the Right Foot

A good web hosting service should provide you with website builder’s tools, guarantee 99.9 percent uptime, offer excellent customer service, support email accounts through your domain and provide adequate protection from outside threats. A virtual private server is a good route to take if you want to control your own server, which allows your business to produce top-of-the-line customer service because you won’t have to rely on a web host company. Premiere virtual private server hosting has a capable and easy-to-use control panel that helps manage myriad resources across your shared network.

After you choose a web hosting service, it’s time to pick a proper domain name. The name should be either your business name or something describing what you do. It needs to be something customers can remember and spell easily. If a customer can’t find you, you lose sales. Finally, as you’re choosing, don’t make the name so close to another business’s name that your customers can confuse the two.

Design & Links

Have a clean, user-friendly site for visitors to browse through. Avoid flashy multimedia and opt for white space instead of “stuff.” An easy-to-use website that is appealing to the eye will keep visitors clicking through instead of clicking out. If your page only works on certain screen resolutions or browsers, you run the risk of losing visitors because a messy, unprofessional site drives customers away. Check your page’s browser compatibility with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari and their different versions.

Linking to your website helps search engine spiders find it. You should use social media links and trade links with other sites, which is called back linking. If you trade links with someone, make sure their site complements yours, but is not in direct competition with it. The other site can sell the same services and products, but you shouldn’t infringe on each other’s customer bases.

For example, if your site only targets people in Alabama and their state only targets people in Michigan, it’s a great idea for a partnership. If your site sells a widget, but the other person’s site sells an accessory to the widget but not the widget itself, that would also be a good link.

Accessibility

Make your site mobile-friendly. Many people search for things on the go. If a person is looking for a specific product and you carry it, your site should show up in their mobile search results. With a mobile-ready site, a prospective customer can easily navigate your site on a smart phone and get directions to your business.

Contact information is just about the most important information on the website. List your business name, address, phone number, email address and social media information somewhere on every page of the website. The footer is a great place for this information. Create a “Contact Us” page with all the necessary information.

As a final touch, post pictures and videos about services or products. If using YouTube, imbed the videos or link to them directly. According to the Small Business Advisor, YouTube is the second most searched website after Google. Use it to your advantage.

October 19, 2012   No Comments

Small Business Labor, Marketing & Advertising

Small business owners need to be their own primary source of labor. They should learn to work for themselves as it may become costly to hire employees. Hiring cheap labor is impossible if people are unwilling to first of all provide the cheap labor by themselves. The hiring process has to be done effectively with plenty of caution; therefore external help would come in handy. Referrals from friends and family can help come up with trustworthy individuals for the job. There is nothing as frustrating as hiring an employee who consistently thwarts the vision of the business.

It is wise to establish a plan that would guide the operation of the business on a regular basis. The owner should take time to monitor the business in order to determine the amount of money that runs the business. From rent, electricity and all other bills to toner cartridges, coffee and paper, all costs have to be fully drawn. Afterwards a minimum amount of money that is required daily can be set to establish high standards for the business. This would also reduce the rate of wastage with the accountability offered by the records.

Success is inevitable once business owners learn to embrace technology. Cloud applications for instance can transform the storage aspect of the business. This application is inexpensive and allows small businesses to compete with large businesses on a unique scale. Small businesses need to take advantage of the mass storage provisions featured in the cloud. Cloud technology would most definitely leave business with more money to invest by cutting down on the running costs.

Marketing strategies for small businesses must be on point, as they focus less on quantity. Going online would set a perfect backbone for any business. It is important to list the business on search engine local listings; furthermore this service is free of charge. Customers get a more professional outlook of a business that is featured on the web.

Advertising is a very essential marketing strategy for any business, however small businesses should not advertise like the big ones. Large companies often offer costly advertising strategies, which would most definitely be strenuous to smaller organizations. Simple ways of advertising can be employed with the incorporation of offers and awards to draw the attention of prospective customers. Small businesses should reduce the size of their advertisements in order to come up with more adverts at the same cost. The adverts can be so enhanced that they draw more attention than the larger ones. Printed adverts should be placed in strategic positions that feature a large number of the targeted group.

Customers often exhibit various tastes and preferences, and it is very important to cater for their varied needs. Some people would rather have a cheaper version and compromise on the quality. Others on the other hand are willing to settle for a higher price as long as they get the best products or services. It is therefore essential to feature several versions and packages of the same product, which come with different prices. Instead of limiting consumers and clients to fixed prices, a narrow bargaining allowance can be established to encourage them to buy the products.

Regardless of how small a business is business owners should make an effort of getting insurance. This would save the business a great deal sometime in the future if something happens out of the ordinary.

October 8, 2012   No Comments

How to Create a Small Business Employee Contract

Hiring an extra employee can help your business expand and provide better services to your customers. Many Small Business Contractbusinesses choose to create an employee contract for each new addition to the company’s team. You must generate a small business employee contract even if you are hiring an old colleague or a friend. Small business employee contracts protect your business and your employee. In addition, they let the employee know what his or her job expectations and the terms of employment are. This includes what hours the employee is expected to work and how much he or she will make while working.

Include All Basic Information in Your Employee Contract

There are certain things that you must include in your small business employee contract in order for it to be effective. For example, you have to include your employee’s starting date. You should also include your employee’s responsibilities while he or she is working for your business. The employee contract also gives you a chance to explain your employee’s compensation package. A compensation package includes benefits, medical leave, vacation time, your employee’s salary, bonuses and stock options if stocks are available. You should also include how often your employee will be paid in the contract.

You will also use the employee contract as a way to explain how many hours your new employee will be expected to work. This will ensure that there will be no confusion about anything later. If overtime is available at your business, provide more information about it in your contract. For example, you will need to explain what the pay structure is for overtime. You also need to include how pay raises are given out and how often performance reviews are done. You should also explain how much notice your new employee has to give you before he or she terminates her employment at your small business.

Use Your Employee Contract to Protect Your Business

In order to protect your business and your employees it is a good idea for you to draw up different employee contracts for each new employee that you hire. This is safer than just using the same standard contract for each employee. Each person you hire will have different compensation packages and job responsibilities based on their experience, knowledge and background. Having employee contracts that explains everything to them can build a trusting environment and that can help you keep your business active and productive. Your employee contract needs to explain everything to your new employee. It should also protect their rights and your rights. Your employees need to know that they are being treated fairly. It also gives you a chance to show that you will respect and value their efforts. Remember to include a nondisclosure agreement in your small business employee contract. Nondisclosure agreements make sure that your employees will not share any business secrets while they are working for you. You should also find out what state laws will affect your employee contract. Everything must be legal. Because of this, it may be a good idea for you to get the help of a lawyer.

October 3, 2012   2 Comments