If you have not heard, today is Cyber Monday!  And there are some great deals going on now. 

SiteGround Web Hosting

Web HostingToday, Cyber Monday, Siteground is having their Web Hosting accounts on sale for you, for up to 75% OFF.

Go here www.christinasresources.com/siteground to get this Cyber Monday Sale.

You can also watch this “How to Sign Up for SiteGround video” to watch how to sign up for Siteground web hosting!

 

Bluehost Web Hosting

Cyber Monday Sale!For Cyber Monday, the prices have dropped on their web hosting accounts to $2.65/month for the Basic Plan and $4.95/month for the Choice Plus hosting plan.

Go here to get that sale price:
www.christinasresources.com/bluehost

I use Bluehost web hosting for the Website Creation Workshop and love their support!

If you are wanting to get web hosting for your website, today is a great day to sign up and get an account!

 

 

What is Cyber Monday?

“Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online.”
Wikipedia

We are all familiar with “Black Friday,” which is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. For weeks leading up to Black Friday, we normally get bombarded with commercials and flyers from retail stores.

Cyber Monday is online merchants’ answer to Black Friday. They offer Cyber Monday deals to encourage people to shop online in time for the holidays.

History of Cyber Monday

It all started in November, 2005, when Ellen Davis, Senior Vice President of the National Retail Federation, officially coined that phrase to refer to the Monday after Thanksgiving as a big online shopping day.

Why the Monday after Thanksgiving? Well, the National Retail Federation noticed that the online sales went up that day based on the stats gathered as the online shopping started picking up. Reason? Back then, many people did not have high-speed Internet (remember dial-up?). So, when people got some great gift ideas over the Thanksgiving holiday but couldn’t find what they were looking for at brick-and-mortar stores, or if they wanted to look for great gifts online, they waited until going back to work on Monday to use their computers at work!

Since then, Cyber Monday has quickly gained a lot of popularity.

How Big is Cyber Monday?

It seems that Cyber Monday is growing by leaps and bounds every year. Last year’s Cyber Monday was the largest online shopping day in the United States ever, reaching a new record of $6.59 billion in sales. In the meantime, the sales amount incurred on Black Friday was $5.03 billion.

We are also seeing that businesses with physical stores are starting to offer more and more online deals, sweetening the deals with store wide discounts and offering free/low shipping. It will be interesting to see how this year’s Cyber Monday plays out.

Why You, Too, Might Want to Consider Offering Cyber Monday Deals

If you are offering products or services online, you should consider offering your own Cyber Monday deals! Here are some of the reasons…

  • Let’s face it, people love deals!
  • It will give you a great reason to reach out to your audience/prospects.
  • When you create an offer with a deadline (like “Cyber Monday only!”), that will create an urgency, and help people make fast decisions.
  • You don’t need a big lead time to prepare an offer and announce it via website, social media, or email. (Plus, it’s easy to adjust the details, if necessary.)

…and Don’t Forget tomorrow is Giving Tuesday!

Stay tuned for that…

I’d love to know if you buy or sell on Cyber Monday. Please share in the comment section below!

 

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