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Offline SunshineOnMe

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This web ad gave me a nice bump in sales. Best of all, it's cheap! I've seen a few people post that it's hard to get ads with few/no stars or a low rating, so I wanted to throw this out there. http://www.fiverr.com/bknights  I know there is some controversy over using fiverr, and I hope this doesn't cause any. Just wanting to share what worked for me. :D

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    Yeah, I had them on my list before.   :)

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    I'd be interested in hearing about this Fiverr controversy.

    For some reason I never knew they existed until a month ago, and now have found a cover artist that I like and is cheap.

    Anyway, which package did you choose over there and how well did it work, if you don't mind. :D

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    I had them bookmarked as well, but havent used them yet. What info do they need from you?

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    It was really easy- I did 2 options (can't remember now which ones- twitter, and the original option?) It cost $10. I wasn't running a sale, and still the ad boosted my rankings from 60,000 something to 20,000.

    I'm not sure about other aspects of fiverr, but this guy delivered real results.

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    Just wanted to give another vote of confidence for bknights on fiverr. I've used their service 3 or 4 times now and seen very nice sales results each time. Really, for five bucks, you can't go wrong. :)
    Good, fast, and cheap editing. PM me for details or visit https://blackratchetstudios.wixsite.com/all3editing

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    I'd be interested in hearing about this Fiverr controversy.

    For some reason I never knew they existed until a month ago, and now have found a cover artist that I like and is cheap.

    I found a cover artist on Fiverr for my most recent novel, and I thought she did as good a job as the ones that cost me much more.

    Anyway, which package did you choose over there and how well did it work, if you don't mind. :D

    I'd like to know too. The gigs all sound interesting, but I'm not sure which one to try first.
         

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    This web ad gave me a nice bump in sales. Best of all, it's cheap! I've seen a few people post that it's hard to get ads with few/no stars or a low rating, so I wanted to throw this out there. http://www.fiverr.com/bknights  I know there is some controversy over using fiverr, and I hope this doesn't cause any. Just wanting to share what worked for me. :D


    Thanks for this! I tried this, too, and the paid for itself for sure! I got 700 downloads from it that day, which was around 600 more than usual at that time. So I can echo that this is a good and inexpensive way to advertise.

    Two dollars! Two dollars! I want my two dollars!!!
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    Thanks for this! I tried this, too, and the paid for itself for sure! I got 700 downloads from it that day, which was around 600 more than usual at that time. So I can echo that this is a good and inexpensive way to advertise.

    Was it for one of the books in your sig? I was wondering about their cover policy, but mine are about as steamy as yours. :P

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    Was it for one of the books in your sig? I was wondering about their cover policy, but mine are about as steamy as yours. :P

    Yes! It was for Beautiful Illusions.  But, at that time,  I had a different cover - of a guy who was only wearing underwear, lol. So I'd imagine they'd take your books, no problem.  :)

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    Thanks for posting this! I bookmarked it.

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    I've tried this as well - because of the low cost, I'd recommend people try it (it definitely moved some copies for me). He's also very good to work with, as well.

    Offline Jan Hurst-Nicholson

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    Thanks for posting this  :-*

    Do you have to have a promo, or can you just try it without a promo?

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    Thanks for posting this  :-*

    Do you have to have a promo, or can you just try it without a promo?

    I took a look at each package. Some of them are only for free and some are for paid. In the information, he recommends that you lower the price to $.99 or $1.99 for your promo day because most people are looking for a sale, but it seems like that isn't an actual "rule".

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    I took a look at each package. Some of them are only for free and some are for paid. In the information, he recommends that you lower the price to $.99 or $1.99 for your promo day because most people are looking for a sale, but it seems like that isn't an actual "rule".

    Thanks. Perhaps I should do a countdown at the same time.

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    I did a BargainBooksy ad that went out on the 1st, and got a nice sales and ranking spike from it. But of course, that faded fast. Then I saw this post and decided to see what would happen if I extended my discounted price and gave these guys a try. I decided to try the full package -- hey, it's only $20. Should be interesting.
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    This web ad gave me a nice bump in sales. Best of all, it's cheap! I've seen a few people post that it's hard to get ads with few/no stars or a low rating, so I wanted to throw this out there. http://www.fiverr.com/bknights  I know there is some controversy over using fiverr, and I hope this doesn't cause any. Just wanting to share what worked for me. :D

    It's important to know which option worked for you, though. You say "the first option," and that is a post to their Facebook page, but it carries an extra option to mail to their email subscribers. That is the only place on their site where I found the email subscriber option, and I suspect it is the most effective option. But there is no way to know unless someone else tries this and reports their results or you remember for sure which options you used.

    Not picking on you! It was nice of you to share this. Thank you.

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    I can also recommend bknights for advertising a free book, and for his excellent communication.

    Specifically, I got 700 downloads of my free book when using this $15 combo:
    Promote your FREE Kindle Book on his website: http://digitalbookspot.com/
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    bookmarked too... Handy resource for sure...

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    Thanks for this info. Bookmarked it!  :)

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    decided to try and test it out with Stormy Weathers, I'll let you know if I see any movement when it runs.

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    I just checked out fiverr. Anyone here tried a variety of their services? There are all kinds of crazy ways to advertise over there.  :D  Looks intriguing, but I wonder what works best for books.

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    You could get your blurb narrated into an ad, then get one of the online radio hosts to play your ad on their channel. Not a bad deal for 10 bucks when you think about it. There's also someone who will flash your image ad on a giant digital billboard in Chicago...could be worth a try.

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    I just checked out fiverr. Anyone here tried a variety of their services? There are all kinds of crazy ways to advertise over there.  :D  Looks intriguing, but I wonder what works best for books.

    I've used them for several things. One I am interested in testing out is actually having a audio promo cut for a book and then being played in the radio. I have it book marked somewhere. It's a cool little mark place, just check the reviews.

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