Monday, February 8, 2010

Promote and Sell Your Crafts on the Internet

Don't let the heading fool you, I wrote this for WikiHow

How to Promote and Sell Crafts on the Internet

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

Just like any other business online, you have to build your own market.

Steps

  1. Once you know what products you want to sell, you first have to make a decision. Your own web site or selling on one of the many sales sites designed for crafter's. Either way, you will need to work on your own traffic.
  2. Once you're products are up and listed, it's time to spread the word.
  3. Join social sites like twitter and facebook and talk about yourself. Upload pictures of your products along with links leading back to your sales pages.
  4. Be sure to include your links in your email signatures. Let your friends know.
  5. Write articles. Yes, I said write. You can always find something to talk about when it comes to your craft and products. Talk about them. Start your own blogs and submit instructional articles to all those 'free article' sites and include your links and information about yourself and products.
  6. If you're really feeling daring, open a google account and start using their adwords program. For a few cents a day, you can get your ads in front of buyers eyes. Check it out and learn all you can about the program.
  7. Join forums on the crafts sites and include your information in your profile. Don't spam the forums, really get in there and become a part of the crowd.
  8. All these things help to bring traffic to your web pages and the more traffic the better.


Tips

  • Remember that you care about your products, not the selling sites. They care about more members.


Warnings

  • What ever you do, open a separate email account just for your business and don't give it out,just anywhere.


Sources and Citations


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I'm a grandmother of 1, a ceramist, a ceramic mold maker, a truck driver and writer.

I'm also a webmaster of many and have several blogs.

I help others in designing product, make custom molds and I still do restorations.