can write amazing garage sale ads that attract people to your
neighborhood even if you don't have anything good to sell. However,
it's a good idea to deliver what you're advertising!
point being made is that advertising is powerful and will bring you
customers if you include the following secrets to your garage sale
advertising! If you know the power of advertising you can get customers
to visit your sale; you just need something to sell.
just don't advertise in any old newspaper. Make sure that the
newspaper, or other medium of advertising is going to reach the kind of
people that come to yard sales! Also, with the Internet you can profit
very easily with garage sale listings that reach your local community.
you're not sure if the newspaper or other mode of advertising your
using is going to reach your customers, don't be afraid to ask! Just
"point-blank" ask "is garage sale advertising really going to attract
the right people in your newspaper, etc.?" And also ask what the most
effective way to use their services. They won't always surrender the
information unless you ask and their answer will give you a better
sense of whether to advertise with them or not.
that you have
found a good garage sale advertiser, here are some garage sale ad
secrets that will get your customers speeding down your street to
purchase the items you are selling.
Giving Good Directions
course, the date, address and garage sale location is very important.
However, I don't normally like to put my house number on any ads in
newspapers, online, etc. instead, put in your ad that the sale is that
the nearest cross street and tell your ad readers to follow the signs
at the cross street location so they can find your sale.
you're writing an ad for a newspaper you're going to have to pay for it
in most cases. In order to always prepare for bad weather includes a
second date if the original date gets rain or bad weather. This way you
won't waste your money if you have a torrential downpour on the day of
Also you can help customers to find your
including any prominent landmarks. If your place is located across the
street from a restaurant, or an easy to find or easily recognized
location, use that as a reference point.
The Importance of Your Ad Headline
is a piece of advice that most garage sale listers don't know. You get
more customers and sales with a well-written headline that has bad copy
than you would with a lousy written headline with good copy. Why?
Because people see the headlines first and that determines whether they
bother to even stop and read! Of course it's good to have a good
headline and good copy. But the point is, make sure you spend enough
time on a headline to your ad that is going to make people curious
enough to read further.
Garage Sale Advertising That Attracts
Customers That Want What You Have!
your headline very descriptive for the yard sale items you are selling.
If you have a home with three small children and you have tons of
children's clothing, toys, and everything else about children; make
sure your headline theme includes something that makes clear to the
reader that describes the sale as having lots of children's items. This
will ensure that moms will be the type of customers that you attract!
sure when you're describing your yard sale items that you get enough
detailed information so as to attract the right customers. You can also
draw customers to your garage sale by adding incentives like free items
related to the main item that you're trying to sell. Or buy one and get
one free. Or get $10 worth of items free if you spend more than $35.
You can come up with your own incentive that would work very well with
your items you are selling.
Last but not least, try
communicate in your ads that your items are of good quality or working
order. There's nothing more upsetting to a garage sale hunter going all
the way across town and finding out that your garage sale items are all
broken, dirty and worthless!