Inspiring Quotes:

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." - Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Lens that you need to read!

I've been very busy lately and just can't seem to find the time to blog! I did run across this great Lens on Squidoo that was written by a fellow Bonanzle seller, eyecatchingbeauty. The Lens is very well written and has some great content! Check it out!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

If You Can..

I just got this in an email and it is so true!
Thank God for man's best friend :)

(this is a picture of our sweet baby Ginger Grant, we couldn't imagine life without her! We rescued her in 2002)

If You Can..
If you can start the day without caffeine;
If you can get going without pep pills;
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches
and pains;

If you can resist complaining and boring people
with your troubles;

If you can eat the same food every day and be
grateful for it;

If you can understand when your loved ones are
too busy to give you any time;

If you can forgive a friend's lack of consideration;
If you can overlook it when those you love take it
out on you when,

through no fault of your own, something goes wrong;

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment;

If you can ignore a friend's limited education and
never correct him;

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than
a poor friend;

If you can face the world without lies and deceit;

If you can conquer tension without medical help;
If you can relax without liquor;

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs;

If you can honestly say that deep in your heart
you have no prejudice
against creed or color, religion or politics; then,
my friend, you are
almost as good as your dog.

Have a wonderful day today!

Bonanza Time!

Here's another great thing about - BONANZAS! You can hold a Bonanza (sale) once a month on Bonanzle. You can determine what percentage off you want your buyers to receive and the time & date of your sale. You can can decide if it will 1 to 3 hours long. The day of your Bonanza your booth has a much higher chance of showing up on the front page, it will also show up in the list of Bonanzas happening soon. You should try to be in your booth during your Bonanza so you can make deals and answer any questions a buyer might have, plus it's just plain FUN!

We will be holding our Bonanza tomorow (Jan 18) at 3:00pm EST / 12 noon PST. If you have the time to stop by and say hello, chat or tag a few items that would be great! You might even find something you just can't live without!

Here are just a few things you could purchase for 20% off!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Brainstorming Bonanzle : Auctions on Bonanzle

01/12/2009 8:00 PM EST

What's so great about Bonanzle?

Here's what!!

  • Tagging. I love tagging, it's like giving someone a big pat on the back! The great thing is the more people that tag an item, the better chance it has of showing up on the front page! I will warn you that it can become addicting like most things on Bonanzle!
The tag choices are Bizarre, Beautiful, Funny, Cool and Well Priced.
Make a choice! You can choose more than one at a time.

Another fun thing about tagging is that you can go into your stats and see how many times your items have been tagged!

  • Live Chat Window. This feature is awesome! You can connect it to your Instant Message program, it allows you to chat with those in your booth without even being there! Live Chat is a great way to let your customers know if you have any specials, sales or coupons running. It's nice to be able to discuss combined shipping, payment options and other details with potential buyers! It's great to let someone know you stopped by to check out their booth or tagged one of their items, maybe they'll return the favor! One more thing I love about the live chat window is......

  • Live Booth Auctions. This is a newer user-started feature of the site! You can run a LIVE! auction right in your booth's chat window! I've observed a few and they are very exciting! I have yet to hold one but plan on doing so in the near future. I think for my future auction on Bonanzle to be successfull I should do a few things.
  1. Promote! I'll need to get the word out, this means posting in the forums ahead time, usually there's a thread for that day's auctions that you can add your auction to.
  2. Try to choose something that will appeal to as many users as possible. I've seen people hold a poll asking what items buyers would like to see auctioned off. This will defintely give a better idea of what item to put up for bid.
  3. Make sure to put a message up in my booth chat window!
  4. Be in my booth ahead of time to get the party started! I'll need to try and get everyone pumped up and keep the chat going!
  5. Hold a 10 or 15 minute auction, seems shorter is better here.
  6. Make sure I & everyone else involved knows when it will be ending! Say I'm having a 10 minute auction starting at 9:50 pm EST. I would start the bidding at 9:50, the last bid that comes in when the clock still reads 10:00 would be the winner.
  7. As soon as the clock turns to 10:01 the winner would be announced.
  8. Thank everyone!

  • Handpicked Lists. These are great! I have about 8 in the works right now! I believe you are only able to have 3 active at one time, only one of mine is active so I'm good :) It's almost like tagging but better! You can find different items on the site that you like and add them to your handpicked lists! It's good to have a theme for each one such as Jewlery, clothes or fun things you think the founder might like! Nightgirl made this one. LOL! They only last 2 weeks so it stays fresh.

There are many other great things that I'll talk about in later posts. My daughter is home sick from school AGAIN today so I'm cutting this one a bit short. Have a good one everyone & leave me a comment if you're so inclined!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Our Favorites!

I am going to try and have this section up weekly. Each week I'll choose just one of the many awesome Bonanzle Booths to feature here! There are so many to choose from and I have lots of favorites :)

This week's Booth is owned by cleosgreatdeals. They are wonderful, helpful people with an impressive online selling presence. If you're looking for gorgeous vintage jewelry, accessories or unique items then you don't want to miss this booth! Go check it out and tell them I sent ya!

Here are just a few items to tickle your fancy :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A new place to Sell!, ever hear of it? Well you should of heard by now. If not get your bum over there!
We found Bonanzle on
08/28/08 while visiting the Seller's forum over on eBay. We've been hooked ever since.

From the moment when we first opened the front page, it felt like home! Signing up on the site was a simple process and creating our booth took just a few minutes to be up and running!

I think what grabs us the most is not just the WIDE variety of items being sold but the amazing people there. Never have we witnessed such a helpful and caring community. It's nice to know they've "got your back".

Bonanzle is a unique online marketplace, it's really like nothing you've seen before. To sell all you need to do is set up your free "Booth", fill in a few details about yourself if you wish and then start listing. Listing is free and Final Value fees are low. Check it out here: Fee Schedule

The listing window is just one page, well maybe 1/2 a page, there's no clicking through boring, endless details, it's all right there. In that same listing window, you can add up to 4 free pictures to each listing, crop them, rotate and more. Of course, you can add more in the description part if you want. You can make it as simple or detailed as YOU want.

After you get all your listings ready, (it won't take long) just click "Update Booth" and your items are online ready to sell!

Your Booth is like your own shop or store! You can have a customized banner and avatar to match. Make your own, buy a specially designed one from a fellow Bonanzle-r or use one of the sites' pre-mades.

That's really all there is to it! Oh, don't forget to get involved in the community! There's so much to do! Promote your booth, join TMT, Weekday Challenges or LIMBOs that are always happening, or just chat with the great people there!

Exciting things are happening on Bonanzle, are you in on the fun?

Searching The Net for your favorite Charity

Do you surf the net? Need to find a specific item? Wanna Google the neighbor just for shits and giggles?

Use as your search engine and earn money for your favorite charity just by typing! Every search through earns them money. All you have to do is select your charity and each search earns them approximately $.01. You don’t think that adds up? Check the info on the website, it does add up…quickly!

Please, do not abuse this program. If the people at goodsearch recognize that someone is falsely typing searches or abusing the service as a way to increase our money, they WILL pull the charity from the list.

For more information, go to Make it your default search engine. Make it your homepage. Put a link on your web page!

We proudly support ABATE of Pennsylvania through, who will you support?

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