Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Good Deal

My good friend, Heather had this on her blog.  There is a new invitation only site, TWSTY, that is starting up. They plan to open in 4 weeks. TWSTY is going to offer stylish clothing, fabulous Accessories, and amazing toys for babies and kids for up to 70% off.  Once you get signed up, you might want to start by inviting your friends. Each friend who signs up and makes a purchase will get you $20 in credits for you to spend on great gear. And the best part, there is no limit as to how many buddies you can invite! I did something similar to this on another site before Christmas, and ended up with half of my kids Christmas gifts for free!

Here's your invitation if you want to give it a shot! TWSTY

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I'm finally starting the next phase of The Pink Lemon Tree.  I'm going to be doing a series of posts which involve online selling. In my case, I've decided to scrap my old store, and start rebuilding from the ground up.  I have a lot of dead inventory, and Ebay is starting a new fee policy, so I figured this would be the right time to do it.

Here are the first steps that I'm going to be taking,

First, I'm going to be using a different ID for selling, so I need to set that up.  I have another Ebay account which I've used mostly for bidding on items that were meant for inventory.  I'm going to be using that one, but changing the name on it.

Second, I need to go through Ebay's new fee charts to see if it is worthwhile to pay the store fee now that they are changing their structure.  I'll be doing a post on my findings for this tomorrow.

Third, I opened a Photobucket account that is specifically for Ebay listing pictures.  I am no longer going to be tied to Seller Sourcebook.  It is a great resource for quick listing if you don't want to take the extra steps and don't mind paying their subscription fee.  I am in the process of creating my own template which will be used for all of my listings.  I'm going to be doing a post on how to do this in the next couple of days.  It's a lot easier than it looks.

Coming Soon!  The Pink Lemon Tree Ebay Store

Monday, February 1, 2010


Search & Win
OK, so here's my plug for Swagbucks. 

I'm going to be completely honest...yes, I'm trying to get you to sign up under me. 

Here's how it works.  Swagbucks is a search engine that you can use like any other search engine, but the bonus is that you can earn Swagbucks for doing searches.  Swagbucks can be redeemed for merchandise or gift cards.  I only use it to get Amazon gift cards.  It takes 45 Swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card.  If I'm diligent about using Swagbucks, I find that I can earn one of these about once every 10-12 days.  So far I've earned over $30, but I've got enough to redeem for $10 more.

If you can get friends to sign up under you, you'll earn a buck every time they earn a buck (up to 100 per referral) which is the reason why I'm pitching it to you ;). 

Here's how I do it. I installed the Swagbucks toolbar onto my browser, and I use it every time I want to visit a website like Facebook or Ebay.  I just type the title into the search box, and click on the link that it brings up.  I wouldn't recommend it for an intense search because the search engine isn't the greatest, but I find that I earn enough just by typing in my favorite websites.

So, there you have it.  That's my spill about Swagbucks.  If you sign up under me, I'll be eternally grateful.  Hey, we'd both get something out of it right?!

Search & Win