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Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature?



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Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature?

I've been having some recent success with the paid month of Category Feature here on SEOclerks for one of my services.

I tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. $50 was a bit of a leap of faith for me, but I reeeeally hoped that it would end up paying for itself. Thankfully, it already has. When it expires, I'm probably going to buy it again.

How to get the Category Feature for your service:

• Go to SELLER / MANAGE / MY SERVICES in the menu bar;
• Choose the CATEGORY FEATURE link, right below your service;
• Follow the instructions.

I've noticed that if I "bump" my Category Featured service right now, it pops it up to the top of the list... soooo it's like a super bump. Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature? Cool!

What's your experience with the Category Feature? Is it awesome, meh, or terrible? Did it bring you any new customers?

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anwebservices

I actually never used it because i was wondering if it will pay off it self at the end, but now i have something solid to offer which should be selling good, specially if it's featured at list in category section and by reading your success story i feel more comfortable to go ahead with that Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature? Thanks for sharing your experience!




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bobjoehax3

You've got lots of really wonderful services and a great reputation. I hope it works out for you. Best of luck experimenting with it. Let me know how it goes!

I'm hoping that we'll hear from some other sellers who've tried it out, with various levels of success and failure. It'll be interesting to hear some stories.




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ajlancer

HI bobjoehax3 thanks for your question about categories featured service. I have been using permanent featured service for my 2 services and I also used email featured and highlight featured too. I never used categories featured. As per as I know categories featured another awesome service by ionicware. It is almost like permanent featured but it just show in categories basis. For promotion any service and for getting good sale of service, really categories service work well with short budget. And if you bump your service that categories basis service will stay top of the page. So, more expose means more sale.

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bobjoehax3

Oh wow, you use the permanent feature.. Cool.

How has your experience been with it?? I'd love to save up for something like that. It seems like a lot to spend at first, but if it can help boost sales enough to pay for itself, it's totally worthwhile. You're not just getting sales, but ratings, reviews and an expanded customer base. Long-term stuff.

Have you had different luck with different kinds of services?? What do you think it might work best for?

Thanks for your input. ????




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vinothmech

I have been using category feature since 4 months It really boosted my service and improved overall rating. And sale will be doubled for sure. Make sure your service will always work to get full benefit of feature.




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ajlancer

HI vinothmech thanks for sharing your practical experience and opinion. Though, I never used categories featured. But, my guessing is correct now after hearing your opinion. I am sure SEOclerks all such type of featured services really useful. As my opinion permanent featured really awesome, though price something high compare with other feature services. And as cheap and effective featured service, categories service should nice one.

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bobjoehax3

That's excellent!!!! Good for you! I'm glad to hear that someone else has had a good experience with it.

Yep, your services should to be functioning and polished up, or it won't help you much. Have something worthy of being featured, then go for it. Good point.




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anwebservices

Nice to hear another positive feedback regarding category featured service as it helping our doubts to make decision regarding this expense, so i will definitely go ahead with that too. Thank you




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bobjoehax3

Awesome!!! Please report back, and let us know how it goes! ???? Best of luck with it.




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Lynne

That is interesting. I have been playing around with the idea of offering services here at SEO Clerks but I was worried about how I would manage to get my services noticed. I was very curious on how well the paid featured places worked so thanks for the feedback.
I'm still trying to decide what services I should offer and also trying to decide whether it would be worth it for me. The big problem I have is lack of time, since I have 2 young kids at home with me.




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bobjoehax3

You know, time was my initial concern, too. To remedy that, I made all but one of my services "automatic delivery".

I put the information (I sell lists) into text files and deliver them via automatic download, so I don't have to sit at my computer all day and manually fill orders. I do check in once a day to make sure everyone's happy, leave feedback, address questions, etc..

If if you can think of a way to take advantage of the auto delivery feature for your service, it'll save you soooo much time and headache. I don't think I'd be able to sell here without it.




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EliteWriter

I had never noticed actually. So thanks for this discussion as I learnt something new. It is good to know of such a feature as a seller, especially at times when one might run out of orders and cannot seem to get any for a while. This is indeed a great way for a seller to make a service much more prominent as it makes it stand out. To a certain extent it is like buying advertising space in the marketplace, and it is surely more effective than a bump.




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bobjoehax3

That's why I chose to put my money into this, rather than say, Google Ads.. It's extremely well-targeted advertising, very cool. It's also a great way to support SEOclerks, so they can continue to improve the platform. Win-win!




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TommyCarey

I always wondered what kind of conversions those spots were getting. I would assume it's pretty high and could potentially pay for itself pretty quick. The amount of views on the services that are featured are much higher due to the fact that they are always stuck at the top like a sticky thread on a forum. Without having to bump your own services every day, you'll get a steady flow of traffic to your services all the time, which is pretty great Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature?

Even if you break even with the featured listing price, you'll profit in the long run because if you offer a great service you're almost guaranteed that when that buyer needs a service like yours again, they'll come to you. There are many more benefits than just being at the top of the listings with a featured service listing upgrade.

Untold Upgrades:

  • Recurring clients: I know for a fact that people will come back again and again if you offer a great service because I do it myself Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature? I click the "Add To Favorites" only after I purchase from a seller and they go above and beyond the service description. If I pay for 5 articles to be written in 5 days and they write 10 in 3 days, I'll definitely add them to my favorites because they did more than they needed to. Offer a great service and you'll get recurring clients pretty easily.
  • More Shares: Since you'll be getting more exposure to the SeoClerks community there is a much higher chance that that traffic here will share your services with their friends and colleagues on facebook, instagram, pinterest, linkedin, etc. This will increase your exposure much more than you anticipated and that's always a good thing Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature?


I know there's more, but I can only think of those two right now.

Anyone else know some of the hidden perks when using the featured service upgrade?




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bobjoehax3

Absolutely!!! It's a long term benefit, for me. I'm happy to break even if I can stock up my network for the future.

I'd say more perks would be reviews, ratings, recommendations.. Building your visible public rep. This would be the real value of getting a bunch of sales that you normally wouldn't have without the feature. Well, it is for me, anyway.

Especially for new sellers, this is important. I'm of the opinion that if you can get a bunch of positive feedback and public trust early on, you've got a great foundation to become a super seller.




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Everett

Yes, I have tried the one month category featuring a couple of times. I liked it, it bought in sales, and new customers. However, due to busy a schedule, and lack of time I refrained from featuring my services for awhile. I may feature them again soon, but unsure if it is actually worth it, since I primarily have services for PHP scripts.

If you have SEO related services, it's probably best to feature the service both on the main page, and via the categories. The SEO related categories are also a bit more competitive, and it's harder to get sales.




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bobjoehax3

I hear that. Well, I suppose it's always there for you when you're ready. Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature? It's great to know that it's worked for you in the past.

Good tip on the SEO services end. That's not me, but I know it's the majority of sellers here. Really good advice.. I'll remember it, in case anyone asks me in the future.

All the best!!




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MasterA

I have never used it but I do want to try out because it will mean that I won’t need to always bump my services anymore and I can get more exposure for my service. The price is also quite good. $50 is not too expensive for what I am getting and I can see that people are having success with the category feature. Normally, I tend to prefer category featured services too when purchasing services because they stand out more than the others ones that are not featured. I will try it out shortly and get back to you; I personally know a few people who got a lot more sales from it though.




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bobjoehax3

As a buyer, it works on me. Have you ever tried the month of paid Category Feature? I see those featured sellers' services first, so they're way more likely to grab my attention. It's cool getting to see it from both the buyer end and the seller end.

Let us know if you try it out, and what your experience is with it! I'll be interested to know what you think.




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