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We are looking for a copywriter who understands direct marketing and loves nothing more than traditional folkroots music. So if you are an old-time musician or serious fan with strong entrepreneurial ability, then you will want to check this out.
Small but growing home-based business in south Saint Louis needs copywriter with a passion for traditional folkroots music and ecommerce marketing. Perfect for old-time musician with strong entrepreneurial ability. Partnership potential for right person.
Who Should Apply for this Position?
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is perfect for a banjo or jugband musician with copywriting ability who knows how to craft a compelling offer. And if you have the technical and administrative skills to manage a multi-channel retail and wholesale ecommerce network (eBay & Amazon plus our own Volusion shop), then you are absolutely ideal.
This could be the right place if you are good with people and computers. You need to be an excellent copywriter with verbal skills to match. Your experience in graphic design and product photography will enable you to create online product pages as well as printed materials such as coupons, info booklets, and packaging labels that motivate and sell.
At this time we are just a small itty-bitty home-based business. We specialize in Folkroots Rhythm Instruments (plus bulb horns and sewing thimbles, but that's another story). So if your adrenaline starts flowing at the sound of traditional roots music such as Old-time, Jugband, Irish, Cajun, Early Jazz & Blues, Minstrel, and Ragtime, then you will want to give us a serious look. And if you play 5-string banjo and enjoy living history events, then so much the better.
Oh - and by the way, if you have some interest in the retail and wholesale distribution of hard-to-find folkroots rhythm instruments, then that's better still, because...well, that's what we do.
Ground Floor Opportunity
This position starts you as a Marketing Assistant which puts you on track to manage all marketing operations - and possibly even own the business in five years, maybe less.
We're still a teeny-tiny business, which means we have to do everything ourself. So to manage the marketing operations successfully you must be a proficient copywriter, direct marketer, art director, ecommerce manager, and entrepreneur. So if you are a multitalented creative person who always wanted to find a half-pint business that is a leader in a niche environment...a growing business you can help take and ride along with to the next level and beyond, then this is the opportunity you've been looking for.
Definite partnership potential for right person with design, marketing, ecommerce, administrative and leadership skills.
You must understand direct marketing - and demonstrate you can write a compelling offer.
- Product Descriptions
You must be able to compose clearly written product descriptions that help a customer make an informed buying choice.
We are Mac based. You must be proficient using Mac computers. Ability to manage IT network is a plus.
- Ecommerce Marketing
A large amount of your time will be spent working with our ecommerce sites. You must know basic html, and have experience selling on Volusion, eBay, and Amazon ecommerce platforms - or be willing to spend your own time learning how.
- Social Media
Part of the marketing mix includes social media. You must be proficient administering a Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube account.
- Graphic Design
You need to create and manage promotional and marketing materials such as product labels, promotional coupons, informational booklets and the like. You must have experience producing printed collateral materials - and provide samples of pieces you have done.
- Product Photography
You must have experience photographing products - or have an eye for photography and be willing to take a photography class at your own expense and on your own time. In addition, many photos require your hands to demonstrate proper grip or show scale. We do not require a professional hand model, but your hands must be photogenic and preferably medium size.
- Entrepreneurial Ability
This position offers partnership potential. You must be able to handle every aspect of the business. In addition, you must have excellent administrative skills to keep the business on track plus enough vision to take it into the future. So even though your primary skills might be writing copy and ecommerce marketing, you must demonstrate enough business savvy, drive and horse sense to ultimately take the keys and run the operation on your own.
- Excellent Math Skills
You must excel at basic math and understand pricing (e.g. calculate retail and wholesale prices, set profit margins, factor overhead, shipping/handling, labor and such). Experience managing inventory a plus.
- Occasional Lifting
From time to time we send and receive truck shipments. You must be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Write Copy
- Manage Ecommerce Sales Channels (Volusion, eBay, Amazon)
- Create Promotional Offers
- Manage Social Media (FB, Twitter, YouTube)
- Write Product Descriptions
- Organize Ecommerce Catalog Pages
- Create Ecommerce Product Pages
- Answer Customer Questions (CRM)
- Manage UPC Numbers (GS1 US Data Hub)
- Manage Printed Matter (labels, booklets, coupons, collateral materials)
- Publish Monthly Email Newsletter
- Fulfill Orders
- Set Retail and Wholesale Prices
- Shoot and Edit Product Photos and Videos
- Do a million other things to operate a small business
Software (you must be proficient with the software below or equivalent)
- BBEdit (text editor)
- Photoshop Elements (photo editing)
- iMovie (video editing)
- Pages (page layout)
- Illustrator (paint/draw)
- Numbers (spreadsheet)
- Tap Forms (relational database)
- FileZilla (FTP)
If you already know how to write direct response copy and can manage an ecommerce business, that's excellent. You will lift sales and earn a significant income right away. But if you need to learn how to create product pages and manage our ecommerce shops on Amazon, eBay, and Volusion, then we will help you learn how. We will also show you how to create UPC numbers, manage SKUs, synch the inventory, fulfill orders, and handle every aspect of the business.
The compensation while you are learning the ropes is minimum wage plus a percentage of company gross sales. That is similar to salary plus commission. So the more sales your efforts generate, the more money you make on top of the hourly rate. As your skills broaden and develop, and as you build sweat equity, you can earn a stake in the business that positions you to own a piece of the pie. Yes, this is a genuine opportunity to achieve unlimited income. So if you like the idea of compensation based on your contribution to the success of the company (instead of just fixed hourly pay), then we should talk.
If you are the kind of person who thrives in a fast paced yet relaxed (and smoke-free) environment - a place where you must deal with one mind-boggling problem after the next. A place that will definitely challenge your administrative and problem-solving abilities. A place where your creative skills and resourcefulness might even lead to you owning the business in a few years. Then grab your portfolio and work samples and Apply Now for this once-in-a-lifetime position, while you still have the chance.
Bone Dry Musical Instrument Co.