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Introduction

Giveaways, Shops, and Services are an integral part of Animal Crossing Community, anyone thinking of starting any kind of service on the site is encouraged to utilize this guide to increase the chances that they will be successful in their endeavor. Services of all kinds are started for many reasons such as helping members of the community get items for their Animal Crossing games, helping members with their towns in various ways and/or promoting enjoyment on the site. The services offered also provide an opportunity for members of the community to work together to achieve those same goals while directly serving others in the community, and encourage more enjoyment of their time on the site while doing so.

The reality is that to open a service, especially a larger reaching one, the time commitment and focus needed can sometimes be more than imagined and should be well thought out before attempting. The goal of this guide is to inform and help those who are trying to open a Giveaway, Shop or Service of the best ways to prepare and execute a plan to build a service from the bottom up.

In addition to other helpful information found in this guide to help broaden and successfully run a service on the site, the pre-Giveaway thoughts below contains a rundown of the things needed to run a successful G/S/S. It's in an owner's best interest to try to have as many of those points thought out, started or completed before opening their service as the work can quickly become overwhelming. It is also recommended to read over the Rules and Guidelines for Giveaways and Services.


B. Commitment of a Service Owner
It is essential to realize the hard work and dedication required when running a G/S/S, it's not something you can spend ten minutes per day on and expect good results from. It is very common to set aside at least a few hours a day to focus on the service and ensure things are running smoothly. Time will need to be set aside to check the different threads and departments, train new employees, edit templates, pick up the slack for employees and any other support role that might be needed. It can take anywhere from 1-2 hours just to check up on the new activity of the day, and implementing anything new can add several more hours to your day. Many Giveaway owners will spend anywhere from 2 to 6 hours a day working on their Service, sometimes more. Anyone running a G/S/S should plan to step in and perform any job at any time if so needed, there very well could be times where one might find themselves with no employees to do certain tasks and they will need to pick up the slack. It is essential that an owner is able to do all jobs needed until more staff can return or be hired, customers shouldn't be exposed to stalls in procedure or their experience as much as possible so as to retain their confidence in using the service. G/S/S threads both public and private need to be checked and engaged in multiple times a day, either by the owner and/or employees, to provide a timely and smoothly running service which is what will lead to repeat customers.

It may be worth looking for a co-owner if you want to open a service but feel you may not have the time, energy and/or focus available to handle it all on your own. An owner who is not able to commit the time needed for things to run smoothly runs the risk of their service suffering. It's also possible that if employees see that the owner is slacking or not putting much effort into their service they will lose motivation and may end up working less or resigning. More often than not, the owners that aren’t regularly committing a fair amount of time to their service are the least successful and their services often end up closing.

It is very important to remember that even though it is sometimes difficult, a lot of pride and enjoyment can be had from owning a G/S/S on the site. Although it is primarily about helping the community, a service owner should gain pleasure and satisfaction from what they are doing for the community and not see it as a chore. It is a shame to put time and effort into opening a G/S/S and then have to close, there may be times where things become tedious and tiresome but as long as you remember that your G/S/S is helping the community and you are enjoying being an owner things are more likely to move along and other people will be more willing to help.

Following this guide is not a guarantee of success, but reading through and understanding the process will no doubt give anyone looking to run a service more than enough information and guidance to start to build a strong foundation to achieve success.

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Chapter 1: Planning for your G/S/S


A. Getting Prepared
When thinking about opening a service it is important that you are thoroughly prepared for your responsibility as an owner. If you are new to the Giveaway or Shops and Services boards it is highly recommended to first spend some time working at a G/S/S or be a customer to experience other services on the site. This will give you a greater understanding of how different G/S/S's are set up and the different roles that are needed within them. Being part of or using another service can also provide the essential experience to have the best possible chance of successfully running a service of your own by making more clear through first-hand experience the way G/S/S's run and serve customers.

Running a successful service will take considerable time and effort, and finding the right help is extremely important. As your G/S/S grows it will become more difficult to do every job yourself, and it is important for customers to have interactions with other employees. When you do get the help you need, having things set up to begin work is integral for your G/S/S to function as it needs to. Setting up the right threads, structure, and procedures will get you on the right track to be able to take on this challenge and be well prepared for others to help you.

Another fun, but possibly challenging element to owning a giveaway is simply choosing a name! As long as the name follows ACC guidelines there are no limitations. Some owners enjoy using their name, or usernames to signify their ownership. Also, many enjoy creating a name that gives an easy to reference acronym/abbreviation. (Example: like text “LOL” laugh out loud. AC:CF = Animal Crossing: City Folk). You will want your name to make sense for an Animal Crossing giveaway, and most likely something that encourages the ordering of Animal Crossing items or the use the Service you are offering.

B. Commitment of a Service Owner
It is essential to realize the hard work and dedication required when running a G/S/S, it's not something you can spend ten minutes per day on and expect good results from. It is very common to set aside at least a few hours a day to focus on the service and ensure things are running smoothly. Time will need to be set aside to check the different threads and departments, train new employees, edit templates, pick up the slack for employees and any other support role that might be needed. It can take anywhere from 1-2 hours just to check up on the new activity of the day, and implementing anything new can add several more hours to your day. Many Giveaway owners will spend anywhere from 2 to 6 hours a day working on their Service, sometimes more. Anyone running a G/S/S should plan to step in and perform any job at any time if so needed, there very well could be times where one might find themselves with no employees to do certain tasks and they will need to pick up the slack. It is essential that an owner is able to do all jobs needed until more staff can return or be hired, customers shouldn't be exposed to stalls in procedure or their experience as much as possible so as to retain their confidence in using the service. G/S/S threads both public and private need to be checked and engaged in multiple times a day, either by the owner and/or employees, to provide a timely and smoothly running service which is what will lead to repeat customers.

It may be worth looking for a co-owner if you want to open a service but feel you may not have the time, energy and/or focus available to handle it all on your own. An owner who is not able to commit the time needed for things to run smoothly runs the risk of their service suffering. It's also possible that if employees see that the owner is slacking or not putting much effort into their service they will lose motivation and may end up working less or resigning. More often than not, the owners that aren’t regularly committing a fair amount of time to their service are the least successful and their services often end up closing.

It is very important to remember that even though it is sometimes difficult, a lot of pride and enjoyment can be had from owning a G/S/S on the site. Although it is primarily about helping the community, a service owner should gain pleasure and satisfaction from what they are doing for the community and not see it as a chore. It is a shame to put time and effort into opening a G/S/S and then have to close, there may be times where things become tedious and tiresome but as long as you remember that your G/S/S is helping the community and you are enjoying being an owner things are more likely to move along and other people will be more willing to help.

C. Rules and Guidelines and the Difference Between Inspiration and Copying
The site is full of good ideas and great services, however, it is important that you don’t deliberately try and copy ideas or the work of others. The copying of templates, titles, promos, artwork or other things like that are taken seriously on ACC and such actions come under the site rule 1.18 Copying Others' Work. It is very important not to copy what someone else has made, use caution that you are not using someone else's work or ask them/give credit when possible to avoid an issue. Alternatively, you could try using others' ideas as inspiration. If you are using an idea similar to what another giveaway has come up with, it’s good etiquette to credit them on your own thread. It’s also recommended that you reach out to the giveaway owner(s) and request permission prior to doing so. Things that may seem like a trivial concept may have taken a great amount of time for them to set up, and it’s only polite to request permission first.


D. The Need for Healthy Competition
The Giveaway and Shops and Services Boards are home to several services who want to serve members of the community in different ways. Competition is naturally going to be an element of the community but it is very important to realize the difference between healthy and unhealthy competition. Healthy competition

could be introducing new ideas or promos aimed at attracting a bigger audience to your G/S/S or introducing new games to get customers to take notice of you. Unhealthy competition could be taking ideas, games etc. from another G/S/S and claiming them as your own or engaging in negative behavior that would result in cutting down your competitors.

It is incorrect to assume that running a G/S/S will make you the best on ACC, and it is detrimental when setting up a service to hold that view. If big-picture goals are not aimed to benefit the community, then opening a G/S/S may not be a prudent decision. Having a balanced outlook on why you're starting a G/S/S is very important to the overall health of the service. Not only will the customers be affected but the people working most likely won't be satisfied if the owner is running it for themselves and not the good of the community. Everyone should feel they are important to the service and working toward the same goals.

It is also significant to remember that other giveaway owners are not your enemy. In fact, developing relationships with other giveaway owners can help strengthen the giveaway community as a whole. All of you share the same objective, which is to provide Services and Animal Crossing items to the members of this community.

E. Understanding Your Goals
Why do you want to open a Giveaway, Shop, or Service? How much time are you willing to spend on a consistent basis to keep it going successfully? What type and how many items should be offered? Should you have more than one service? How many employees do you want to have? These are just some of the questions that need to be asked before opening a service. Setting attainable goals for running a successful G/S/S is key to keeping it all manageable, especially in the beginning. A few easy goals to start with might be having 10 employees, coming up with realistic promos to offer, or even creating art for the G/S/S. Once those goals are reached, the G/S/S will continue to grow as new goals are then put in motion. One goal builds upon another, and before you know it the service is running well and bigger plans can be put into place.

Starting out simple is okay, and while new G/S/S owners often have lots of ideas that they want to implement it's important to ensure that the basics are planned from the start. No G/S/S owner should just dive in at the deep end, and Rome wasn’t built in a day! It is important to spend time getting the fundamental elements of the service correct before moving on to more advanced features. Small goals will lead to bigger goals, rushing will only make it harder to accomplish all you might set out to do.


F. Importance of Gaining a Work Force
It is crucial that a G/S/S doesn't open until enough employees are hired and trained to carry out all the necessary tasks. It has happened before that G/S/S have opened just days after posting their initial recruitment threads, and as a result do not have a big enough group of employees for the service to work well. Those G/S/S often get abandoned or are forced to close, simply because the workforce is too small to handle the work needed to be completed.

Employees are the most important part of a G/S/S. It's not feasible for an owner to run a G/S/S without employees as there are often too many roles and tasks that need to be done for one person. A strong workforce is required not only to assist in different areas of the service but also to keep the appearance of a well-working service that customers will want to patronize. Employees won’t always come to you, especially if your service isn’t open yet. A post on the Recruitment Board should be made to attract workers. This can be simple or detailed, but the possible recruits need to be informed of the benefits of working for you.

Since sign-outs and resignations are common at services, it is important to regularly attract new employees. Another way to possibly attract workers is to send the word of your G/S/S through Private Threads. A good place to start looking for people to send PTs to is the ”Looking for a Job” thread. There you can see if any members are looking for work. It's also a good idea to send recruitment PT’s to members who have recently applied at other G/S/S's, as members are often willing to work at more than one service. PTs can be sent to people you see posting around the site, even your friends may be willing to help out. It is important to note that a recruitment PT can only be sent to one person at a time, to send them to groups of users is against ACC rules. Their names will also have to be checked against the Do Not Contact list prior to sending them out as some members wish not to be solicited. Sending a PT to someone on the DNC List is a violation of rule 1.6 Spamming & Bumping. You also may not make posts on other threads recruiting for your G/S/S, all recruitment related posts are only to be on the designated Recruitment thread as linked above.

It will look more professional if you use a template for the Recruitment PTs and continue updating the same way as members inquire about working for you. It is important to update this thread each time you have a request for work so that everyone will know your service responds quickly to and value those who inquire.
Having an interview template ready to send as soon as someone applies on the Recruitment thread or in a Recruitment PT is also a good idea as answering promptly will make an employee feel important. It also shows that your G/S/S is being run in a professional manner. Keeping the possible employee engaged is a great way to have them decide to come on board, if they have to wait very long they might decide not to help or even apply to another G/S/S.

A good way to determine how many employees you’ll need for every department is to set your quotas ahead of time, which we also discuss a little further down in the Guide. You can work backwards and look at existing Giveaway threads to get an idea of how many orders they receive a week to give yourself an idea of the number of orders your Service may receive. For example, If you decide your Service may receive 30 requests per week and you’d like to set your employee quota at 5 completed requests per week, you would then need to make sure you had 6 employees in that department. You can choose to have more or less employees than you need as long as you are willing to step up and assist with delivering if orders are backed up. This applies for all other positions as well.

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Chapter 2: Starting your G/S/S

A. Laying the Foundation
Every G/S/S has to start off somewhere, and it's essential to plan out how to lay out any service before opening. There are many things needed in preparation for opening a service and it is recommended that much of it is ready before the service can be considered ready to open. The very beginning of a Service's life is important for its image and how successful they are, and the smoother the opening can go the more confident customers will be to keep coming back.


1. Theme
The image of a service should be kept as a running theme throughout the creation of the foundation and the steps listed in this guide. The artwork and colors used and the style of how you are showcasing what the G/S/S is all about will be the reason customer's visit your threads! Having the same theme throughout is important to show that the service is organized and well-run, and the items or services offered should also go along with the theme when possible.

2. Threads
All of your services will be created using Threads. These can be Public or Private, and there will need to be a combination of both to keep the G/S/S running smoothly. The types of Threads needed will vary depending on the Service being started, but most owners will have a good number of Threads that need to be kept track of. It can be quite confusing to manage multiple Threads with different employees added to each, and that is an important factor to keep in mind when deciding how large your service might be.

3. Departments
Departments are Private Threads (PT’s) in which employees working in a specific area are added to in order to communicate. Departments are needed to separate different types of employees from each other to optimize their ability to work. For example, Deliverer workers should be separated from Recruitment workers since the work they do is different and requires different methods to be completed. Deliverers will need to claim orders and ask for supplies while Recruitment workers need to send PTs and keep lists of things related to who is getting those messages. A newspaper might need departments for their writers and another for their editors, and something like a Landscaping Thread might like to have a department where they discuss what services to offer and another to communicate with the employees who are carrying out the tasks. Each service is unique and will require different departments. It is recommended to outline beforehand the types of departments you think might be needed so you will be ready for the size of the service before beginning.

There is more about the types of workers and their needs in the sections below, keep in mind that there may need to be several departments to have a G/S/S run correctly depending on how many aspects are added to the service.

4. Procedures
Once employees have settled into their departments, they must be directed on what to do. It can be difficult for an employee to be sure they are working properly, and in order for them to continue to contribute it is important for them to be able to follow step by step directions. The best way to explain the job you'd like them to perform is to have procedures posted for them. Each department will have different procedures, so make sure when creating this to pay attention to explain it properly to employees who might not have experience performing the task. It takes time to explain how to do something on a forum, and once people start posting in the departments an explanation 4 pages back might be lost and may have to be explained again. These procedures can be posted on the first page of the department for easy reference or on the website page with the templates for that department.

5. Templates
A template is a saved piece of text that when posted has the editing features included such as colors, underlining, bold letters, etc. that make a service unique. In order to post the same thing each time, a template is created so that the information can be copied and pasted without the same effort of making the thread again going forward. While templates may seem simple at first, the way they are laid out can make your threads look organized, professional and show that you care about the image quality of your G/S/S to potential customers and employees. Sometimes artwork can also be featured. Each G/S/S is different and so will their templates look. Ultimately, you will need to be pleased with them, and it is important to the success of your service that you are. Spending extra time to make sure this step is fully complete is absolutely something to consider.

Making templates can be the most time-consuming part of starting a service, there are usually many kinds of templates required so if you feel that you aren’t able to make them for yourself, it's advised to advertise for someone with that ability on your recruitment thread. Without templates, your service won't be able to function successfully as the information being shared won't be posted the same way without an outline for it that is saved.

A good way to keep and access all of the work you will be doing is to save your documents to your computer or to a drive like Google Docs. This way all of the work can be accessed at any time. It is also a very nice feature to be able to share those documents with your employees or co-owners with minimal effort.

   a. Types
The types of templates needed really depend on the service being started. In the case of a Magazine, a post to keep track of subscribers as well as a template for how the magazine looks will be needed. Things like a standard way to align the articles can also be achieved by using a template that the writers can fill out when completing their work. A Landscaping thread might need a few more templates because there is the need to manage WiFi service activity. For another service like a Giveaway you might need many more templates, such as for games, services or employee departments, as Giveaways are usually bigger than most other Services. In any of these cases, the look of the threads should be in accordance with the theme of the service so that there can be a unified look and feel.

There will need to be templates for anything anyone has to post for the service, and it can be tempting to open when only having a few templates like the Delivery PTs and Main Service Thread Post because customers can start being served with just those at the ready. But be cautious, once the service is functioning it can be extremely difficult to find the time to work on additional templates. It's advised to have as many completed before opening that can be so you are able to enjoy and fully serve your G/S/S.

   b. Access
How your employees access these templates will be an important factor to consider. There are a few free websites hosting sites where you can post templates which will give easy access to the information for your employees. If you're not keen on the idea of a website, you could also post the templates for employees in a thread and add them all to it, but make sure to ask them not to reply there as it would just be for reference. Anyone can save a template, so if there will only be one or two you can also send it to the employee themselves and ask them to refer to it when completing work, but it is usually easier to have templates in work threads or website for employees. Once templates are saved for your employees, the service technically can begin to run as long as employees have the ability to fill the customer requests and complete work.

In order to post markup code on the site for your employees to use without displaying the actual markup, you will need to post the word "code" in brackets at the beginning and the word "/code" in brackets at the end of the text you want to display when posting.
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B. Different Positions and Their Responsibilities  
There are many roles and responsibilities that are found within the G/S/S community. Below is a list of the typical ones and what they entail.

Cycler:  Responsible for managing a town simply for the ability of customers to receive their favorite villagers in their own towns. This person will communicate which villagers they have and take requests from customers. They will also ultimately make sure the customer receives their villager of choice.

Deliverer:  Responsible for getting the items to the customers in-game. They claim orders from a service thread, PT customers and arrange to deliver items. They are also in charge of collecting orders from suppliers. This position requires good communication skills on ACC and in-game.

Editor:  In charge of content being included in a Newsletter or Magazine. This employee will proofread submissions, decide on content for the publication and help guide the other employees on how to best contribute. They may also assist in arranging the content and posting the finished product.

Game Host/Aid/Attendant:  Responsible for updating games or other tasks related to the promotional contests offered by a G/S/S. Additionally, they may have to come up with new game ideas, prepare rules and prizes, and/or ensure the game/activity is suitable to run and has all the needed elements.

Greeter: Responsible for sending PTs to new members and members with a birthday, offering them a welcome gift or birthday promo respectively. It is important that employees check the Do Not Contact list before sending out greets. In some G/S/S, the manager of the department checks the DNC list and provides a list of people to send the greets to. In others, the Greeters themselves check the DNC list and find the members to send the greets to. Greeters help increase the number of orders the service gets, as well as introducing new customers to the service. It is also important to note that many giveaways have “already greeted lists” that may need to be checked prior to sending greets out as well.

Interior Designers:  Responsible for designing rooms with items from the game as a promo to be ordered. They use appropriately sized rooms (per customer request) and items related to a theme.

Interviewer -  Some G/S/S will hire/promote a specific individual to conduct their interviews, and potentially their training. This person will read responses, answer questions and determine whether that person is a satisfactory addition to the G/S/S.

Keyboard Artist:  Create designs using text, color, and symbols, they can also make larger designs for templates. Keyboard art featured should always give credit to who made the art, especially when using art found on the internet.

Landscaper:  Responsible for going to a customer's town to perform services such as pulling weeds, watering flowers, chopping/planting trees, and digging fossils.

Lay-Out Design:  Used in a Newsletter or Magazine to arrange the formatting and know which stories to prioritize.

Manager:  In charge of more responsibilities within the service like training, posting when others can't and morale. Many managers are also in charge of “quota” which is the counting of services each employee performed in a given week and giving key input for the employees of the week/month.

Merchandiser:  In charge of supplying items and getting them to the customers. This position is much like the Deliverer position but this employee will provide their own items rather than requesting them from a Supplier.

Owner/Co-Owner - Responsible for the overall well-being and function of the G/S/S and is the leader for the establishment.

Pattern Creator:  Will design patterns for use. May work alongside a Giveaway, as a Service, or as it’s own individually ran Service.

Pattern Transferer:  Will transfer patterns to the customer. Not as necessary with implementation of QR Codes.

Photographer:  May be used to photograph rooms, promos, or other promotional things for Services, or used as a photographer for stories in a Newsletter or Magazine.

Promo Designer:  In charge of creating promotional packages consisting of in-game items that can be offered on the G/S/S thread. Each promo is made up of a set of items and may be based around certain themes (for example, Christmas). If approved and selected by the owner, they will be made available for customers to order.

Proofreaders: Responsible for the review of written pieces and corrections to be made for a Newsletter or Magazine.

Quiz Aid - In charge of updating questions, posting answers, and continuing activities run by G/S/S that continue to engage with the customer.

Recruiter:  Responsible for sending recruitment PTs to members with the aim of getting them to apply for a position at the G/S/S. Lists of members to recruit may be provided. It is important that employees check the Do Not Contact list before sending recruitment PTs out. Just like in the Greeting department, in some G/S/S, the manager of the department checks the DNC list and provides a list of people to send the recruit PTs to. In others, the Recruiters themselves check the DNC list and find the members to send the greets to.  

Researcher:  In charge of researching and obtaining facts, and information for stories that they’ll write for a Newsletter or Magazine.

Supplier:  In charge of obtaining the supplies that are required for customer requests. Once obtained, they will schedule with the Deliverers and open their town gates for the items to be collected and then ultimately brought to the customer.

Surveyor:  In charge of sending surveys out to members who have recently received an order from the service. Lists of members to survey may be provided. Surveyors do not need to check the Do Not Contact list because if a customer has ordered from a Service they’ve already given permission to be surveyed. Surveys help the owner/management identify the good or bad aspects of their service and hear ways to improve it in the future.

Updater:  In charge of adding new orders to the Outstanding Orders List, once orders are claimed they remove those orders from the list. Updaters are also required to alert the customer if there is a problem with their order. For example, if a customer tries to order more items than they are allowed per order, the customer would be notified in the update that they have ordered too many items and would remove the excess items from their order when updating. Lastly, Updaters post the promo templates at the start of a new page so that customers can easily keep track of what is available to order. Promos may only be posted once at the top of each new page.

Wifi Host/Buddy - Will host parties/events in their town for G/S/S customers and encourage Animal Crossing gameplay by preparing and hosting different activities, games, and/or challenges within their town.

Writer: Responsible for writing and proofreading submissions for a Newsletter or Magazine.


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C. Establishing Quotas
In all services, quotas are a target or goal that an employee is expected to reach by the end of a certain time period. For example, a deliverer may have a quota of 5 or 10 completed deliveries a week. At the end of the week, the amount of work completed will be counted and posted for everyone. The quotas of everyone are also usually used to determine an employee of the week or month. Quotas are helpful in identifying those who are working hard for the G/S/S and those who aren’t pulling their weight. Enforcing quotas mean that employees are less likely to slack off, especially if they know that they will get rewarded for their hard work. Some G/S/S/ will reward employees with bells or items for completing their quota while others give out Employee of the Week and/or Month badges that can be placed in the employee's profile.

It’s important as an owner of a G/S/S to review productivity weekly to see what changes to quota may be necessary. You may even discuss this with your department managers to gain an understanding of how well departments are running, and whether more/less staff or a possibility in quota change is needed.


D. Responsibility for Managers
As your G/S/S grows, there are certain tasks that you can assign to managers to allow you to dedicate more time to other areas of the service. But how do you go about hiring managers? Quite simply, you are the best choosing managers from the employees you already have. If there is an employee in a department that is regularly meeting quota and is passionate about the service, reward them by offering them the role of manager or assistant manager for that department. Employees that have been working with you for a while are better candidates than those who have just joined because they have shown that they are committed and dedicated to the service. More often than not, hiring management from outside tends to not work out as those members may not have the necessary experience, and will likely become unmotivated.

Managers are in charge of keeping things running smoothly within their department and posting end-of-week quotas. They may also help new employees settle into their new role and answer any questions that they may have. The more work that can be delegated to others is more time and energy owners have to work on new ideas.


E. Know Your Limits
Once you begin to gain employees and you can look to supply the items or fulfill the Service you wish to offer, it is important to know what can be completed without an issue. Having more demand than the ability to fill is never a good way to start off a G/S/S and can lead to a Service closing prematurely. Knowing what employees can successfully complete is essential in having a happy workforce that continues to work for the G/S/S. Asking the staff before publishing the details of the promos or services is one way to avoid issues filling the orders down the line.

In the case of a Giveaway or Shop, consideration should be given about what items to offer and in what amount. Make sure the Suppliers are able to provide the items you'd like to offer, as it is important the items won't be an issue for the team to supply. For example, if your supply team can’t reliably supply bells, avoid putting them in any of the promos you want to offer. Communicating with the Supply Department often about what is realistic for them to provide is crucial in making sure customers get their items without issue so they continue to frequent the Service.

When running a Service it is important to know how much can be handled by an employee to avoid the work being bigger than the employees can carry out. In the case of a Magazine or Newspaper for instance, if the owner decides there will be 10 sections for articles but there are only two Writers, it might not be feasible for the work to be finished for the successful release of the intended issue. This can also relate to a Service like Landscaping or other WiFi instances, where if the service descriptions are not desirable for workers it can lead to not enough employees wanting to carry out the orders. If, for example, the WiFi session was scheduled to be longer than an employee would be comfortable with, that might lead to orders not being filled and the list getting backed up.

In the beginning, it is advisable to stick to running a successful Thread and avoid focusing on potential new ideas in the short-term. Once you are more comfortable with how your Service is running, it is easier to branch out to offer new services. It is not necessary to expand or start other services if you don’t wish, some find it fun to grow but others might only want a small G/S/S instead.


F. What You Should Offer To the Public
It is vital not to put too much strain on the Suppliers, especially in the beginning, so a good place to start is to offer promotions with about 10 items. If Suppliers are having to supply many items per order, it will be very time consuming and hard for them to keep pace with all the orders that are coming in. This can lead to customers taking longer to receive items, or the items not being supplied at all. It is best to start off small, you can always add more to the promos being offered at a later time if desired. There should be a variety of different items offered to your customers, this allows a greater choice for them when deciding what to order. If only furniture items were to be offered, for example, this may not appeal to everyone and you may lose potential customers as a result. Start with offering a few promos and types of items and then you can begin to add more things once your Service starts to grow. You can view other G/S/S like the one you intend to open to gain an idea of how many items you should aim to offer as you go along.

Certain items/groups of items are good to offer because of how desirable they are. For example, many Animal Crossing players like to fill their town with hybrid flowers, so these would likely be a popular choice if offered. Other good items to offer include bells, royal crowns, furniture sets, fruit and bush starts, and other unorderable items. However, it is again very important to make sure that your Suppliers can provide the items you wish to offer quickly and efficiently.

Giveaways and some Services give items away for free, but most Shops and Services exchange Bells in-game for what they offer. It can be difficult to figure out pricing for items to be offered, as prices on the Shops and Services as well as the Item Trading Board can fluctuate depending on who is selling at that time. It might be worth it to look at other Services and the prices they offer and try to stick around their pricing. Offering items at a much higher or lower price point has the potential to affect your business but it also may affect someone else's Service for the better or worse. Keeping cohesion in mind, pricing should be competitive but also conducive to keeping the G/S/S community balanced.

Please do note that the release of new games are treated differently than already well-established and longer running games. It’s important to review any restrictions there are items you may offer when new Animal Crossing games are announced.


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G. Are You Prepared?  
When starting out, a G/S/S should consist of one main thread where orders will take place. On the top page of that thread, you will list your promos and other promotions. To catch customers’ attention you will likely have several promotional offers called promos available to be ordered or other services that are being offered. Promos are most often changed every month to keep up to date with corresponding holidays, events, and things relating to the month or time of year. However, you are not limited to updating your promos monthly. You may update them daily, or weekly if that’s what you wish, or even less than monthly. You may also take notice to other Services and see their practices. Promo designs use a theme and include items that relate to that idea. The idea is to attract customers with a wide variety of different promos so they’ll want to come back and keep ordering different promo designs. It’s important to have a promo team established prior to opening, it’s also a good idea to request that they begin “working” prior to opening, so you have some promos to begin with. Most G/S/S also offer permanent promos, these promos don’t tend to ever change. Some examples of this are: New Member Promos, which often contain beginner items like tools and fruit, Birthday Promos, which often contain items related to birthdays such as cake and party poppers, and then promos with more generic items such as hybrid bundles, bell bundles, fruit bundles, etc. These are things that aren’t item specific, but still are utilized in gameplay often.

It’s a good idea to give an example of how you’d like promos to be submitted, and what guidelines your Promo Designers need to follow. Typical guidelines would be item restrictions - most G/S/S seem to range between 10-20 items per promo. Always check other G/S/S in order to get a better idea of how many items your promos should include. It’s always important to provide a list of items that are not accessible through regular gameplay, or that cannot be traded/given to others through honest gameplay (e.g. hacked items, fish, mannequins). You may also want to note how many of one item your designers can include. To inspire creativity you may want to limit single item use to 4-5. A specific reason you’d allow item repetition would be for promos that might call for multiple chairs around one table to illustrate a dining area. A lot of your promo restriction will depend on your staff. Do your suppliers have any limitations? Do you have enough Deliverers to cater to large promo orders? It’s always a good idea to monitor order frequency against the amount of staff you have in order to get a good idea of how many promos you may want to offer at a single time.

In addition to promos in order to run a successful G/S/S, you need to have the right Threads. Here is a general checklist of what's needed to run a successful G/S/S, not all are needed for every Service and this list is not inclusive for all Services. There may be more or less you will end up using depending on the type of service you would like to run. Threads marked with an "O" are indicative of optional threads, and threads marked with an "R" are most likely required to run a successful G/S/S.

Public Threads are threads that customers will see, and be active on. These threads should be clean, and precise. Your first post should clearly state the rules and guidelines you expect customers to follow. It’s also important to focus on your titles when posting, make sure it’s clear what service you’re providing. Many G/S/S also use their titles to advertise their current promotions, and you can see other currently running Services for examples. Private threads are those that you’ll add your employees to, and essentially where your G/S/S will conduct its business.

Public Threads you may need:
- (R) Main and additional Service Threads, make sure they clearly state what you’re offering and the guidelines for making and receiving requests.
- (O) Promotional games that go along with your service, make sure to clearly state the guidelines and prize claiming restrictions. It’s also a good idea to include prize claiming restriction on your main Service Thread.
- (R) Recruitment Thread, also referred to as your hiring Thread. This is where applicants can go to learn more about what positions you offer, are in need of, and a brief description of them. It’s important to keep an updated “positions needed” at the top of every page.
- (O) Additional services, you are limited to three different Service Threads. Make sure to review the Shops & Services Rules prior to opening any new services.

Private Threads you may need:
- (R) Staff Lounge/Chat Thread, it’s a good idea to have a place where your staff can relax and get to know each other. A staff lounge is a great place for staff to interact with one another and boost morale.
- (O) Game for Staff, there are many forum games you could run to interact with your staff.
- (R) Business Thread where you will post important notices for your employees, you’ll want to have your basic rules and staff list posted here. Many G/S/S promote someone who will handle the staff list and sign out list. You can have your employees post their sign-outs here, but advise them not to post for any other reasons as it’s important that your notices are seen.
- (R) Management Thread, where management can discuss their departments and most G/S/S also post weekly quota here so it can be reviewed by owners in one convenient Thread.
- (R) Departments Threads, it’s important that all departments have their own Thread in order to have the materials they need to do their position. Some departments go hand-in-hand such as Supply and Delivery and can share a Department if desired. Some examples of Departments you may choose to have are Updating, Recruitment, Greeting/Survey, Promo Design, Supply/Delivery, Writing/Editing and Cycling.

You will also need templates to be able to start and continue the Threads mentioned above, listed below are some of the templates you will need. Again, this list is not a complete list as there will always be more to do and new ideas for services. Any time you consider implementing a new position make sure to prepare any, and all templates you will need ahead of time.

Templates
- (R) Service Thread Templates
- (R) Promo Templates
- (R) Outstanding Order List
- (O) Subscriber/Member List Templates
- (R) Department Templates and Procedures/Guides
- (R) Management Templates & Quota Template
- (R) Recruitment Thread Templates
- (R) Recruitment PT Templates
- (O) Promotional Game Explanation & Responses
- (O) Special Offers
- (O) Club/Member/Good Customer Template
- (R) Delivery Scheduling Template
- (O) Thank You Template
- (O) Time for Service/Delivery Template
- (O) Expired Service/Delivery Template
- (O) New Member Greet
- (O) Birthday Greet
- (O) Referral Greet
- (O) Survey Template
- (R) Interview Questions
- (R) Training Template - Having training for each department prepared prior to opening is recommended.


H. Posting the G/S/S Threads
Once the guide has been read up until this point and the things suggested have been completed or planned, you should now be prepared to open your G/S/S! This is a great moment for your service and will be the starting point of a successful future if you keep your goals in mind. Running a service is hard work as you have come to find out so far, but it can be absolutely rewarding when you begin to help serve customers and see the service working. It’s also important to note that when your thread reaches 1000 posts you are required to update and make a new thread. ACC does not permit threads to exceed 1000 posts, so it’s always beneficial to save your first post template and be prepared when the time comes to start a new Thread.


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Chapter 3: Growing Your G/S/S  

A. Expanding on what You've Accomplished
Once the G/S/S is open and running, there will be time to reflect on what you like about the Service and also the areas which need improving. There are a few ways to grow if that is the direction chosen for the Service, and just as planning was needed to start the G/S/S it will also be needed for planning enhancements to the Service.


1. Advertisements
There are a few ways of getting your G/S/S noticed to gain customers, one simple method is to advertise your Service in your signature so that you can spread the word about it. Encouraging employees to also advertise in their signatures is advisable, but bear in mind that not all of them may wish to do so and if they do it’s possible they might want to add their own style to it, which may not mesh with the theme of the G/S/S.

Other types of advertisements can be posted on your Main Service Thread to let customers know about new happenings. Sometimes Services like Newspapers or Magazines also run advertisements so keep that in mind, you might need to contact other members of the service community for your ad to be run elsewhere.

2. Promotions
Additionally, you could come up with a promotions schedule. During different times of the year, include certain (appropriate) items with each order to encourage more people to place orders. You could also introduce some special daily offers to increase the number of orders you receive. For example, customers who place an order on a certain day of the week get a certain number of hybrid flowers added to their order. It gives customers more of a reason to check the threads and place orders daily and weekly.

Promoting the Service by sending out various greetings for things like birthdays and being new members of the site is a good way to tell people about what you offer. New members probably won’t be familiar with what G/S/S are and how they work, so it’s also a good opportunity to showcase what yours has to offer and encourage them to become patrons of your Service.

You could also introduce customer rewards and benefits for loyalty towards your Service. Some examples to offer customers are an incentive for completing a satisfaction survey or another is an incentive program to receive more items depending on how much is bought. Another possible feature is a weekly/monthly drawing where customers who have placed orders during that time are entered into a draw to win a big prize (e.g. an un-orderable furniture set), and a loyalty program where members who have placed a certain number of orders can get extra items added on to their order. Bear in mind that there are multiple factors involved in planning any of these promotions, and it's possible you’ll have to keep track of certain aspects behind the scenes.

Another good way of promoting your G/S/S and attracting customers is the Promotional Contest board where you are able to post Contests of your choice. The prizes for winning these Contests are claimed from your G/S/S (for free) with the purpose of encouraging the winners to come back as repeat customers. Of course, you must have employees to run and/or update these Contests. Many G/S/S have trivia and other original games that allow their customers and/or employees to play and earn additional items as prizes. Make sure to clearly post the guidelines and prize claiming restrictions.

3. Expanding What's Offered
Once the foundation for the G/S/S is laid down and the service is working, the next step is expanding what you offer. It’s important that you don’t go over the top and start trying to introduce everything at once. As you continue to recruit and add employees, you will be able to offer more items and raise the limits of how many items customers may order at a time, or diversify the services you currently offer. Raising these limits or diversifying your services should be done slowly and carefully to keep a balance of growth but still maintain good and timely customer service. It’s important that you don’t go over the top and start trying to introduce everything all at once, plan well and work on new features one at a time and your service should begin to grow steadily.

4. Additional Services
After a time your G/S/S will grow and you can begin to think about adding more services. If you started as a Giveaway, you could add a Service such as a Shop or vice versa. Please see the Rules And Guidelines For Posting Threads On the Giveaways Board to see how many G/S/S threads you are permitted to have open. And just as a reminder, you would follow the same steps again of having employees, templates, departments  etc. ready before you would open any additional G/S/S.

Some examples of additional services may include Landscaping, Interior Design, Pattern Design, Cycling, Fashion Service, etc. Be creative when choosing and planning a service. If you enjoy something in your game, chances are someone else will too and would order from a service relating to it. Adding your own flair will help set your service apart from other G/S/S and excite your customers.


B. Organizational Tips - Manager Detail
Departmentalization of your Employee roster can help keep your G/S/S running smoothly and efficiently, and you will need responsible employees to help oversee the different departments. The key is to find dependable and dedicated employees to accept the position of Department Manager. It is also very beneficial to have a least one Assistant Manager for each department. That way you will have another trained person who is familiar with how the department works to step right in if you should lose your Department Manager for any reason. You might want to group some like positions together into a single Department, for example Deliverers and Suppliers. If you choose to do so, it will need to be decided if you want Department Managers for each of the different positions or each of the Departments. If you choose to group them together keep watch on the daily function of the departments and make sure that if things get too jumbled together that you separate the positions into their own Departments.


C. Preventing Overworking of Staff
As your G/S/S grows, it is important that you do not overwork your employees. Try to keep your quotas reasonable, encourage your employees rather than being demanding or critical and show your appreciation for your employees whenever possible. One thing to always keep in mind before you raise limits on items, services etc. is that you will need to hire extra staff, you should not expect the same amount of staff to handle a large increase in work.


D. More than a Service: Showing you Care about the Customers
One thing to strive for is to always show your customers how much you care about them. Providing timely and accurate deliveries and/or services really shows that you care as nothing is quite as disrespectful to your customers than bad service. You should personally handle any complaints that you receive and try your best to remedy the situation so your customers know you take their concerns seriously. To keep your customers feeling good you can institute a system of rewards such as extra items in their order or more promos per order - whatever you can think of! Loyalty bonuses, customer badges, free items and games are also great ways to engage the customers and show them you care about their happiness with your service.  

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Chapter 4: Keeping your Service Successful


A. Balancing Everything While Encouraging Change and Growth
So you want to keep your G/S/S successful? One of the key elements is not becoming complacent and changing what you offer frequently. If your customers have ordered all the promos/items you currently have available there is no reason for them to return. Try changing the content you offer seasonally, weekly or monthly but remember that you and your employees will have to keep up with these changes to ensure great service. It is also good to keep a balance between new, exciting items and promos with more basic items and services. There are always going to be people who have restarted their towns or are just discovering Animal Crossing and our site, most G/S/S's offer some kind of beginner or newbie promo for just those kinds of customers. You may also consider raising ordering limits, but be sure of how much you and your employees can handle and check on the rules on the site for how much you are allowed to offer before changing anything. ACC allows for long-established games (a year or longer) to have up to 100 items offered, for newer games you must review the specific threads that list the limitations prior to offering items for that new Animal Crossing title.

It can be challenging to balance the wants and needs of your customers and also grow your services, but it is very rewarding if done correctly.

B. Staying Motivated but Humble
While it's easy to become well-known and popular from owning a G/S/S, it's important to remember why you're doing it. The community and teamwork needed to start a service should be the reason it thrives. Your customers and employees want to be led by example, so it's important to make sure you're putting in your work as well. A lot of the work you will do may go unnoticed, you will have to accept that and make sure others still see you working hard. Set goals for yourself each week and focus your time where it is needed the most, especially on departments that have fewer members than others. Make sure they are not overworked and that they feel just as valued as departments with a lot of employees. Always be striving to keep your employees and customers happy and things will fall into place. You will still be able to enjoy the benefits of being well-liked on the site as you work hard to run the best G/S/S you are able to.

C. Listening to Co-owners, Employees and/or Customers for Opinions on Growth and Improvement
While you are the primary person behind your G/S/S, no one person can or should come up with all the ideas or effort needed. It is really essential that you listen to and utilize your co-owners, employees and/or customers as they can provide a wealth of information, ideas and feedback. Offering a suggestion box is a great way to boost employee confidence and make them feel like a contributing part of the team. Checking in on departments and individuals can also be a great way to show you care and that you appreciate the work being done. It's important that even if you don't plan on implementing something that you make everyone's opinion feel valued, take care to never just say NO when given a suggestion or idea. Take all feedback seriously and make sure to implement all of the ideas you are able to. It is also integral to read customer feedback and find ways to improve the service to satisfy their needs. They will take note and continue to come back if they feel valued. Overall, any G/S/S can only truly be great with the input of the employees and from the community.

D. Keep Having Fun!
The key to running a successful service for you and others to truly enjoy is to have fun while doing it. If things become too stressful, take a step back and try to figure out how to run things more efficiently so that the happiness can take center stage. Try reaching out to friends for help if you are having trouble balancing everything. Asking someone to take on a management position or even asking another service owner for some tips can also really help when things get tough. Keep believing that things will be fine, if you work hard you will find solutions for any issues you have and enjoy your time as a service owner. When people in the community see you having a good time they will have a good feeling and will want to use your service or be a part of it.

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Conclusion
Congratulations on making a successful G/S/S! This experience will no doubt be one of the most rewarding you can experience on this site. Hopefully you have grown along with your G/S/S and made many friends along the way. Giveaways, Shops and Services are so important for many reasons, the most important being service to the Community and enriching the ACC Experience. Without hard working individuals there wouldn't be the services we have come to know and love, and the new ones that are sure to follow.

Even though you may have completed many of the points laid out in this guide, please understand that an owners job is never done. There is always going to be upkeep that you will need to stay on top of and any good G/S/S will need to keep things moving in many different areas. It's also important to note that sometimes the unexpected happens and you will have to remain calm and find the best way to manage it. However, do not be discouraged. Remember that bad times… are just times that are bad.

If things have started to become more routine, think about using any extra time to implement something new! While things are going well it's also important to get organized and stay organized. Keeping a calendar for just G/S/S-related things can really help out with staying on track. Make sure any information that needs to be updated is kept updated, and save everything you are working on. As we mentioned before, saving to your computer or a drive is integral to being able to work and post smoothly. You will thank yourself when it comes to making new threads and updating things if you already have drafts and templates saved.

At this point the key to lasting success is upkeep. Spending the time to make sure everything runs smoothly will give you confidence and peace of mind. Keep things fresh and interesting, and you should continue to succeed. Make sure to be kind to your staff and give credit where it's due. If you need to correct anything or turn anyone down, try to be respectful about it. Your reputation as a service owner will depend on how you handle all of the things we have described in this guide and more, it is worth putting in the extra time to make sure everything is in place.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your time as a service owner! Thank you for your commitment to ACC and it’s members.

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G/S/S FAQ  

What is a Giveaway?
A Giveaway is a Service run by generous members of ACC, who offer free items to the community for their Animal Crossing games.

What is the difference between a Giveaway and Shop?
The main difference is that any items offered by a Giveaway are free, whereas a Shop will often charge a number of in-game bells to order items.

How long do I have to wait for my order?
Once you have placed your order, it will get added to a list of Outstanding Orders. These orders are claimed on a 'first come, first served' basis. Once your order is claimed by a Deliverer, they will send you a PT where you can mutually agree to a time for them to deliver your order to your in-game town.

How often can I order?
Once your order with a G/S/S is claimed, you can order again. Some Services may have restrictions on how frequently you can order, but most allow you to place another order straight after your first one is claimed. Each service has different ordering rules so be mindful of their posts with the specific instructions for that Service. Also, you can order from different Services at the same time if they are not connected.

What does 'claim' mean?
'Claim' is where a Deliverer assigns themselves to your order, andent pages,  then subsequently PTs you in relation to your order.

What can I order?
Each G/S/S is required to post what they offer at the top of each new page on their respective Thread. You will be able to refer to this when choosing what to order. Be sure to check the top of the most recent page. Services may change what to offer from time to time. Also, there will be a limit on how much you can order, which should be specified on each Main Service Thread. There may sometimes be certain circumstances where you can order more items, such as 'special hours' or for quiz thread winnings, so be on the lookout for those promotions.

Who do I contact if I have a problem or question?
It is recommended that you send a Private Thread the owner of the Service if you have a problem or question, and they'll help you as best they can. The owner will usually be the person who started the relevant Service Thread, but it will usually specify on each Thread who to contact if you have a problem. Posting problems or questions on the thread itself is discouraged, and may lead to breaking rule 1.6 Spamming & Bumping.

What Animal Crossing games can I order for?
Currently, Services on ACC only provide service for Animal Crossing New Leaf. Wi-Fi is no longer available on the original DS and Wii, which means that services cannot provide items for Wild World and City Folk. When a new Animal Crossing title comes out for the Switch services will eventually be allowed for that title.

How can I work for a Service?
If you go to the Recruitment Board, there will be a list of hiring threads for all of the Services. Once you decide on a G/S/S to apply for, just post on that Thread that you're interested in applying and mention the position you are interested in. A list of positions at each Service can be found at the top of each new page on their Recruitment Thread.

Can I start a G/S/S?
Yes, any member can start their own Service. However, a large amount of effort, commitment, and planning are required to do so. If you're new to these Services and want to open your own, we recommend working at another Service first in order to gain experience of what it is like working at a G/S/S.

What is the best G/S/S?
Quite simply, there is no 'best' G/S/S. Each one will offer different things and have unique pull factors to entice customers. Be sure to try all the Services on the site, they all aim to do the same thing: to help provide members of the community with items for their Animal Crossing games.

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Glossary of Terms    

Already Contacted List - Some G/S/S have "Already Contacted Lists" which refers to people who've already been greeted, recruited, and surveyed. Much like the DNC list, these must be checked prior to sending out greetings, recruits, and/or surveys.
Birthday Greeting - A greeting received on your birthday from a G/S/S inviting you to order a special birthday promo from their Main Service Thread.
Department  - This is a specific group within your G/S/S focused on performing one essential duty that is required of running a G/S/S like a Promo or Greeting Department.
Do Not Contact List (DNC)  - The list you must check before sending out greetings and recruitments. This list contains members of ACC that do not want to be contacted by solicitations.
EOTM - Employee of the Month - An award that is given monthly to one extraordinary member in each department.
EOTW  - Employee of the Week - An award that is given weekly to one extraordinary member in each department.
Giveaway  - An organization that offers free items for Animal Crossing games to customers.
Shop - An organization that offers items from Animal Crossing games in exchange for in-game payment.
G/S/S  - Abbreviation for Giveaways, Shops, and Services.
Hiring - A thread where you can apply to work at a G/S/S.
Interior Design - A Service that creates rooms by using items to create specific themes.
u]Keyboard Art[/u]  - Artwork that is designed using text in order to be seen on forums. Appropriate keyboard art may be used to match your G/S/S design and look more flattering. Always give credit in your template to the keyboard artist.
Landscaping - A Service that is focused on cleaning, organizing or other things related to bettering the physical upkeep of an Animal Crossing town.
New Member Greeting - A greeting you receive when you have the New Member icon next to your name, inviting you to order a special new member promo.
Markup - Markup, which allows you to make many text effects on your posts and profile, is done by entering various codes inside "[]" brackets. Every [] bracket must be closed, meaning a [/] bracket must follow the text receiving the effect. You can also insert markup into a post simply by clicking one of the symbols just above your post. Markup Guide
Orderable/Unorderable item  - Items that can either be ordered or not from the Animal Crossing in-game catalog.
Update item  - New items that were added along with the Welcome Amiibo Update for New Leaf.
Outstanding Orders List - This is the list of current orders placed by customers, it is posted by Updaters  and is used by Deliverers to claim requests from. It also shows the customer where they are in line waiting for their requests.
Promo  - A group of items offered with a title and items that match. These are easy for customers to order and are intended to draw in additional business.
Promo Post  - A post that is done at the top of every new page on the Main Service Thread showcasing the promos that the Service is currently offering.
Promotional Game  - A game that is used to draw attention to customers and/or employees and offer fun incentives for them to win.
Private Threads  - Threads that will only be visible to employees such as your Business and/or Department threads.
PT  - Stands for "Private Thread" and are sent from one user to another or a group, these are not generally visible to the public. PTs are sent out for deliveries, greetings, recruitments, surveys, and other forms of communications from a G/S/S.
Public Threads - Threads that will be posted to a Board and visible to the public and customers, such as your G/S/S Main Service Thread.
Quota  - A number of services performed by an employee that is satisfactory for a specified period of time.
Recruitment - A PT you receive from a G/S/S inviting you to join their team.
Service - Rather than offering items a Service offers to perform specific jobs in your in-game town such as landscaping or villager cycling.
Sign out  - If you know you will be unable to meet quota during a specific week you can sign out for a period of time. Please see the individual G/S/S specific policy on this.
Template - A ready to copy-and-paste piece of writing that often has keyboard art and markup, that will help keep services organized and looking professional.

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We hope that this guide will prepare you to run your own Giveaway, Shop or Services. It represents a lot of work and effort from some very dedicated people and I would like to thank each of them very much in alphabetical order: asho28, ASUtown, beaniee1, Jarikira, KaterCeasie, Liv909, MissMaddy, PuzzlerBird, RaKage, Siobhan123.
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