on 05-04-2018 05:19 PM
Thanks Emma, the leaderboard is perfect. Its a good way to compare! What was the Guiness World record attempt?
on 09-04-2018 03:18 PM
As promised, the #VOOM 2018 leaderboard is live.
Good luck to everyone taking part!
on 17-04-2018 04:43 PM
Some group of people don't want to log in their details but happy to vote. I know this is to prevent frauds. Is there anyway they can vote direct with Facebook ?
Please let me know how they can do that? How they can also be protected not to get third party approaching them with junk mail?
My local friends who don't go online are very supportive of my idea and I collected donation on crowd funding platform but some don't want to be online at all. With recent breach on Facebook many feel vulnerable.
hapoy to hear your thoughts on this.
is it okay for me to collect cash and do the voting myself?
on 23-04-2018 10:42 AM
We've had a few queries about voting, and I have looked into it. For 2018 the voting remains tied to Facebook and LinkedIn logged in through the competition website. This is something that cannot be changed this year.
However, the team are always looking for ways to improve the #VOOM experience for those taking part and those supporting them, so I recommend letting the #VOOM 2018 competition team know your thoughts directly so it can be taken into account for the future.
Best of luck!
4 weeks ago
Hello Emma and to everyone else who has responded.
There's been some interesting comments here and sorry I haven't got back on here for a few weeks.
As much I would like to enter VOOM, it's also getting the time to get everything done and due to doing the business, a second job and being a family man with 3 Daughters, ever bit of time is consumed so MAYBE next year I will get properly ready and perhaps try again.
It is perhaps timing that counts when tryng to enter a competition as big a VOOM.
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4 weeks ago
The reasons you have given for not entering the competition this year should be the very reasons why you should enter so that you can quit your second job and spend more time doing something that you have a real passion for.
I have two sons that I adore, and although they work in my business now, I regret not spending more time with them as they were growing up.
They use to be in bed when I left to go to work, and asleep by the time I get home, the weekends with them was special and I had quality time with them, but the truth is it should be quality and ‘quantity’.
Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to come across moralistic, just in the spirit of this platform would like to offer some advice.
Although you may not be able to get into the leaderboards top 40 (currently standing at 286 votes) the lessons you learn from trying will be invaluable for entering next year’s Voom competition.
I have been adding 30 ideas to help ‘pioneers’ generate votes for the competition and I think one thing you can try is tapping into your Figureland customers for votes.
You said in a previous post that one thing you enjoyed about your business is supporting customers with their enquiries and needs.
Well, if you haven't done so already, they should be the first people to target to get their support, perhaps even running a competition or two.
Hopefully, you have been collecting your customer’s email addresses over the years and contacting them on a regular basis with special offers or promotions.
You should be reaching out to your customers to generate support for your niche industry to help put it on the map so to speak.
I am sure you have products that are either taking up shelf space or could be given away as a thank you for supporting your pitch.
As Emma said, provided what you are doing is not illegal then to give away something as a token of appreciation for their support should be fine.
Finally, as the saying goes, "if you make your vocation your vacation you will never have to work a day in your life."
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