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post #31 of 55
I apologize if I misunderstood, can you clarify the situation if I assumed something incorrectly?

My impression was that you were providing free cakes for the photographer in exchange for the photographer referring you to his customers.
post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post


That sounds like a great deal for the photographer.

 

I agree. I would ask the photographer to recommend me to his customers and if  they mention him to me when they place an order I would include a free smash cake.

post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

I apologize if I misunderstood, can you clarify the situation if I assumed something incorrectly?

My impression was that you were providing free cakes for the photographer in exchange for the photographer referring you to his customers.

You suggested I"bribed" him with offering a free smash cake, which was not the case he actually basically begged me.. In fact it took me two days to get back to him on his offer.
post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by mariel9898 View Post

I agree. I would ask the photographer to recommend me to his customers and if  they mention him to me when they place an order I would include a free smash cake.


It works perfectly for me icon_smile.gif. Thanks for your input.
post #35 of 55
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Originally Posted by LovelyCakes4Us View Post

It works perfectly for me icon_smile.gif. Thanks for your input.
mariel9898's suggestion is a different deal than what you have. With your current deal, the photographer gets 4 free cakes a month for his clients regardless of how many of his referrals place an order with you. In mariel's suggestion, the customer receives a benefit that is 100% attributed to your business, and you only incur the additional expense when a referred customer places an order (and adjusting your prices to absorb the free smash cake would negate the expense and lead to additional profit for non-referred orders).

Unless I'm understanding something incorrectly.
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post


mariel9898's suggestion is a different deal than what you have. With your current deal, the photographer gets 4 free cakes a month for his clients regardless of how many of his referrals place an order with you. In mariel's suggestion, the customer receives a benefit that is 100% attributed to your business, and you only incur the additional expense when a referred customer places an order (and adjusting your prices to absorb the free smash cake would negate the expense and lead to additional profit for non-referred orders).

Unless I'm understanding something incorrectly.

Jason, I really don't think it could be understood any other way. The Op is obviously very hostile, and is not willing to learn, at least at this point. There will come a time that she realizes that she needs help, and hopefully she hasn't snarked everyone away.

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #37 of 55
Well, based on her response to mariel's post, either she already has the type of arrangement mariel was suggesting, or she doesn't understand the difference between mariel's suggestion and her current deal.

If it's the former that's not a problem, but if it's the latter OP will need to overcome her cognitive dissonance so she can understand what's going on from a business perspective.
post #38 of 55

The OP isn't looking for help, she's looking for people to tell her she's right and everyone else is just wrong, and that she will get there no matter what any of those nasty people who don't praise her at every turn say. I'm pretty sure we're all wasting our time offering her actual advice, because she's not interested in it. I'd even go so far as to suggest we may have a troll on the loose. 

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post #39 of 55

^^^ where's the "like" button?

post #40 of 55

When I first started I gave free samples to a radio station. They then talked about them all day on the air, it was great.

post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by Izzy Sweet View Post

When I first started I gave free samples to a radio station. They then talked about them all day on the air, it was great.

Wow really? That would be a very sweet deal.
post #42 of 55
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The OP isn't looking for help, she's looking for people to tell her she's right and everyone else is just wrong, and that she will get there no matter what any of those nasty people who don't praise her at every turn say. I'm pretty sure we're all wasting our time offering her actual advice, because she's not interested in it. I'd even go so far as to suggest we may have a troll on the loose. 

I read over everything I said last night and a few weeks before, like my mom said when I used to work at a gas station and people would walk in taking EVERYTHING out on me and I was like what did I do or the worker next to me? What did she do so wrong to this person? She told me its never about me personally but what happened that day at home or work and they just want to take it out on everyone other then who they should have taken it out on.. So here's my apology something terrible is going on in my life and I'm really taking it out on all the wrong people..


You guys are not my only "target" I have been this way for a few weeks towards everyone due to something that happened in my life..

That's why when I run into others having a bad day at my day job, I let them take it out on me because I truly understand were they are coming from even though its not right by any means but you just never know what's going on behind closed doors.
post #43 of 55

I guess I should read the whole thread...I posted a suggestion before I read through the pages..I will go get myself a coffee and hunker in for a read.. I hope to find some ideas myself about more promotion for my business and I am sure I will see it in this thread. my suggestion might have already been suggested oops sorry if it was

post #44 of 55

This got a little off topic. Hope you find the answers you need OP. stick to what works for you because what works for one might not work for another.

post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by Izzy Sweet View Post

This got a little off topic. Hope you find the answers you need OP. stick to what works for you because what works for one might not work for another.

Thank you for your positive comments Izzy icon_biggrin.gif!! I to hope to find some very useful information on promoting my business as well.. icon_smile.gif
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