This week, I have a tough challenge for you. Pretend you’re trying to sell something on ebay. You’ll need a strong marketing strategy if you want attention.
This came to me because I thought about putting one of my silver chains on ebay. I changed my mind and put it on a retail site. Here’s what I planned on saying.
99.9% pure silver chain
This is a hand woven chain of 99.9% pure silver, created by Pam Brittain of northern Arizona.
It is not a finished piece; rather it’s a chain meant for your imagination. So, get creative. Create your own hand crafted jewelry or use it for ornamentation and/or art.
Silver is a wonderful investment. It’s affordable, you can wear it, show it off, enjoy it, and if you tire of it, there are lots of places to sell the silver.
This piece was woven and created in the USofA.
It is approximately 32” long and 5 mm wide.
Opening bid: $0.99
I did plan to put a $12.00 reserve on it. So, does the ad pull you in? Would you bid on it?
Writing is the key to drawing people into your world—whether it be by stories, poems or sales.
So, post something you’d post on ebay selling: 1) An item you have no idea what it is. 2) An old LP record with a torn cover of no value, 3) Your neighbor’s cow, or 4) anything you can think of.
Yes, make it up and convince me to bid on it!
Keep in mind, this is a monitored group and there are only a couple of rules, which are:
Make sure you put this (WWE, 8/28/13, ebay) in your title.
Be sure to tag it with WWE, Gather Writing Essentials, ebay. Post to Gather Writing Essential.
I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Tuesday afternoon, but if you're late, just give me the link.
There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do and won’t think you’re crazy.
Challenge: Write an ad for an item you wish to sell on ebay.
BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES – WOW! Please let me know if I missed anyone's post and I'll get it linked for next week.
Hop, skip and jump
The Time Slip, by Sharon P.
Marilyn is looking for whatever there is. N. hasn’t been able to post, so here’s her response.
“Hop, where?”, Billy asked, faking confusion.
“Just hush and jump over it, will you?” came from his little brother, Sam.
“I wanted to skip.” Whined Billy.
“Tough, and I’m tellin’ Mom and you’re gonna get it, no skipping for you, you big baby and I hopped!”
“Jump on THIS!” Billy shouted, as he fell on his face and went running home.
Playing Possum, by Heather, Child of God, C.
OTP Mini-Contest 21
Exactly, by Elsie Duggan
Saturn’s Kiss, by Sarah Leanne
HE CAN UP SHORT, by jay W.
Two Houses, by Joy Bee
A Fistful of Pebbles, by Liz H.
Two Friends Go Visiting, by Elsie Duggan
Playing the Straws, by Liz H.
And don’t forget Connie C.’s updates.
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