First I wanted to thank all of the people that has helped me expand my online store, My Magical Book Store. A big thanks to all those on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter., You have been a loyal following over the past year and a half. I am still working hard towards expanding my business and thought this would be a good time to say “Thank you!”
I thought it would be a good time to tell my story. It all started years ago, when I had a dream. I wanted to create a business that help me market my writings, which included novels and several screenplays.
Over the last decade, as most of you know, I have been working for Disneyland in the Emergency Preparedness department. At the Resort, I also started a Cast Member (employee) Club called the HistEARions Club, dedicated to the History of Walt Disney and his little theme park, Disneyland. Over the last seven years that little club has grown to be a great Disneyland Club with a growing attendance that attend our fun and informational historical programs.
While creating the events for my club, I have met many Disney historians that lent their talents to the club’s programs. One of these historians is Donald Ballard, who wrote several books about the original Disneyland Hotel that was owned, not by Walt Disney, but by oil man Jack Wrather. Don and I struck up a business relationship which allowed me to help sell and distribute his books. This led me into selling his books online, which soon turned into a small online store. I quickly expanded the store to include my 5 books that I was also promoting. As I continued to sell his high demand books and promoted my books, I soon started to sell items that would complement my books, like cookware for my cookbook and emergency supplies for my family emergency preparedness book.
This all brought more items that I considered fun to sell. I was at the point that I wanted to increase the number of buying customers, so I needed to increase my web traffic. I knew that if I could increase my traffic that would trigger my search engine ranking along with a few other tweaks to the site’s SEO. I did not want to spend a ton of money on this in the beginning so I looked for FREE web-traffic sites. Many claimed to be free but mostly I end up spending a few dollars here and there to get the kind of traffic I wanted. It was great but it did not get me where I wanted to be. I soon ran into a company that would give thousands of hits for free and I wanted to acknowledge them for a great opportunity. So if you’re looking to increase your web traffic give them a try. Go to growtraffic.com for their information.
Again, Thanks to all who have made My Magical Book Store Great!