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  • HELP US GROW

    45 posts, 20 voices, 1603 views, started Nov 17, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 by Yana Berlin

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      Hi Ladies,

      Everyday I wake up with the same question, What else can we do to spread the word and grow our community faster?

      I’m looking for creative ideas, for anyone who wants to take initiative and help us spread the word.

      Let me know if there is anything we can do on our part to help you invite your friends into our network.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Yana, if Fabulously40 was able to host our blogs I’d switch from blogger in a minute

          I’m having my business cards re-done. I’d like to add a line “look for me on fabulously40.com” if you’d be ok with that. Since I’m on here so much and I have no plans to go anywhere, it’s another way for women I come into contact with to be introduced to the site.

          And, I’ll commit to reading and stumbling at least one of the articles each day if that would drive more traffic.

          Hmmmm, I’m still thinking.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • That would be fantastic Cynthia.

          Thank you.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Do you have anything we can help you to promote? Like posters that I will help you to pin on the broad of businesses like Starbucks, Walmart, etc.  

          Or if you have brooch or pin for me to buy (or give out), I will wear it and let people ask.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I just sent out postcards to few members, whole bunch of them in fact

          They can be distributing to their friends, and local businesses.

          We are brainstorming on other promotional items.



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          Jenni0811 wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I’ve been sending invites to everyone I know. Sometimes it’s hard to get people to click on a link.....I’m putting my thinking cap on!



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          Linni wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • im telling everyone about this awsome site!



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          Darla5 wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I have recruited 2 friends here. Nanette and Donna are now on here. They are listed in Wilsonville, Alabama. I am always talking about the site.

          Grat idea Cynthia on the business cards!



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Great Yana, regarding the postcard, if I email you, will you send me some?  Thank you.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I’m telling everyone at my husband’s school. I think what’s happening is, I’m the headmaster’s wife. If they have any issues to share they‘re concerned about privacy. That’s the feeling I get from that group. We live on an island which is like a small town.

          So, next I’m going to dig through my e-mail contact list and start letting the girls there know.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I think e-commerce is using Click as the measuring yard stick.  The more the people click, the more others would consider advertising or doing business with you, Yana.  Is this the same in this case?  If so, we need to get more clicks.

          Also I wonder if any of our friends click here, if there is another point we can earn towards our fabulous status.  If the program said, thank you for clicking and would like to give your girlfriend a point? Also if there’s a way to let us know who click.

          Oh, my mind is clicked



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I just wrote a lengthy reply and forgot to submit comment....hate when that happens.

          Gals,

          I really appreciate all your help, input suggestions.

          Here is an idea that will start tomorrow.

          Invite a friend get 5 points.

          Invite 200 friends get 1000 points  

          1000 points equals Fabulous Status.

          Is this a good idea?



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          Inakika wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Yana,
          I tell every lady over 40 I know about this site. My friend Maria signed up, she is Meld65 from O.C. in case anyone sees her around.
          Thank you for even caring about our input, Yana. We soooooo appreciate you.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • wow...200 friends yana...i don’t even know a quarter of that..lol



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Darla,

          Thanks for inviting your friends, please ask them to invite two of their friends...the power of numbers...

          Inakika  

          Couldn’t find this a member under Meld65 from O.C., perhaps she has a different screen name?

          Denise,  

          I meant that if you invite 200 people you get to fabulous status immediately. I know that most of us don’t have 200 women over 40 that they can invite. But many have mailing lists and if you find 10 or 20 that helps...a lot.

          Teeky

          We do some advertising, but it’s so costly, and it doesn’t work as well as friends to friends.

          here is what happens. When you invite people you know they want to see your pictures, they want to know what you did or what you wrote about, and then they meet your other friends, etc....when the new people join they don’t know anyone and sometimes don’t know what to do. Many women still don’t know what a bog is and are not sure what to do here......that is until they learn and become addicts.  LOL

          I just had a very interesting discussion with a business man, after talking about world economy for few seconds,  he asked me why I was so passionate about this venture of mine and what was my goal?

          I think he wanted me to think a minute but when I fired back immediately with this answer :

          I said: “I’m passionate about spreading the word and making a statement that women over 40 RULE. We are mothers, wives, friends, daughters, entrepreneurs. We are the ROCKS that you men hide behind. I want the world to know that we have our own community, and our own place, where it’s all about us. A place for “us girls”  to share  opinions, find our voice and support each other.”

          All he could do was say “WOW, that’s awesome, Is there a place like that for me?”

          Ten minutes later, I got a text message from him, that his wife just signed up.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • So Yana, are you telling us that you want us to a PIMP?



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Hi Yana, I found Fab40 on facebook, I have been telling many of my friends in New York and around the US about it mostly men though.  LOL.. but I could add a link to my site, Im not techincal but my site manager could do it.  

          Maybe the other ladies on the site with websites or products could add a link for fab40 too.



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          Darla5 wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Yana, what a great story. I believe passion and being positive is very contagious. You just proved it. You made a real impression on this man.  

          I love it. You have done a great thing for all of us. Hopefully, we can Pay It Forward for you .



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Greeneyed: How about “Proud member of Fabulously 40 & Beyond” and then the link??



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Greeneyed, THANK YOU, that would be wonderful.

          You can give your tech guy this link

          http://fabulously40.com/page/badges

          Anyone that has a blog or a website can put the badge up.

          Thanks Empower for spreading the word.

          YES, Chinadoll, I want you to start pimping.

          Let’s see how that’s going to work. Our very own Chinese Pimp.

          YEHA!



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Wow China.. I love that.. I may have to change my Greeneyed cover name on this site.. though.. But will do it to attract more members..  

          Yana, with your permission above, I have emailed my tech guy and you will have a fab 40 link on my site.  Im going to ask him to add what Chinadoll suggested.  

          Maybe adding more experts in thier fields to blog on subjects.. and have them very interactive with thier blogs and subjects as they come up.

          Id be willing to be an additional expert, in Private Investigation, Security and Protection.  Soon to be home and business alarms also.  Protection includes (body guard)  

          In case you need additional experts as the site grows one expert may not be enough in each field to keep up with all the blogging and we each have interesting viewpoints.

          Teeky good idea about myspace but I think its the younger crowd, and facebook is us elders.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Yana, out of curiosity, are those Experts happen to be volunteered?



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          Janie Emaus wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Yana,

           I’ve added this site to my bio on Bella Online, which will publish one of my short stories in their next issue.  And I’ve told many friends who have joined.  My website will be up sometime after the new year and I’ll add the link.  And, obviously word of mouth helps.



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          Linni wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • i just e-mailed abunch of my friends! hopefully they will join! id love a fabulously40 mouse pad! lol i know, that was random! lol



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Janie, sooo cool, I think all of us business women should add the link.  My clients are primarily women over 40.  

          Yana we are the rocks.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I just realize I could email blogs to friends on topic they are interested in.  That will be another great intro to the site and follow up with a friendship invite. I think I will start sending the blog on why Fabulously 40 as a start.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • That is a great idea! I just sent a blog to a friend I’ve been trying to get to join here.

          Thanks for the suggestion, china



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Hmm, I used to frequent CafeMom where there a ladies of all ages, and then there is another one but I can’t remember the name. I am going to see if I can figure out how to put the banner on my CM page. Putting a link in your regular email signature line is a good idea too. viral marketing is what that is called. Everytime your email gets forwarded so does the link.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I’m a member of my high school alumni and i can send out a general invite to them and see what happens...That might be something that others can do too...



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • i like your idea Dee Dee..if theres no infringement going on that is..i have no idea about rules and regs..lol



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 18, 2008
        • Today I’m going to the printer to have my business cards re-done. I’ll add a line under my URL that says something to the effect, “Avid member of fabulously40.com”

          I’ll let you know how it goes.



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          Stephanie wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Hi Ladies!

          You can help Fabulously40 grow, its so simple!

          If you have a facebook account you can invite all your girlfriends so they too can have a place to get away and relate to women like themselves.

          Simply select "Invite Friends" from the top of your browser and invite girlfriends by email, or tell them about Fabulously40 via private message or on their wall's on facebook.

          You can also add Fabulously40 to your contact information under Website on your facebook info profile.

          Spread the love ladies!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Thanks, Stephanie. I just joined facebook and am new to it but I’ll go over my e-mail list. I’ve also been handing out fab40 post cards. I keep them with me when I’m out and about.



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          Walethia Aquil wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • I’m in the process of devlopinb a site, i will put the badge on my site.  This is a great place.

          Walethia
          The Gray Fox



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          Walethia Aquil wrote Dec 18, 2008
        • forgive the typos, when I am tired lots of mistakes.  Time to go.

          The Gray Fox



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 16, 2009
        • I just left a bunch of postcards in a restaurant.  I have a stack of the website postcards you sent me.  They are in my hangbag and where I go, I will start to think of a place to put them or hand them out.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 16, 2009
        • yana if i send you my address maybe you can send me some postcards too?..i don’t go out much but when i do i can see what i can do for you...i could also ask hubby to give some out at his job...there’s plenty of women in his office...thinking here..lol



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          Linni wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • i handed out postcards while i was in hospital! lol i did!

          when i believe in something, its all or nothing for me!  

          when i would get a phone call from one of my Sista’s here

          and the nurse was in my room, id say ” that was one of my

          Sista’s from fab40! ”  

          i will keep handing out the postcards! all i talked about  

          was fab40 and my job!



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • Yana,

          You should start a Linked In group for sure and yes the Fcebook group helps.
          I found this site through the fashionable housewife blog !



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          Stephanie Wolf wrote Jan 17, 2009
        • I too found you on Facebook.  I also have the website referenced as part of my signature in my regular email so others can see it there.



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