Quite possibly, I am not the one that should be writing about this subject. I am a stay at home mom, have many responsibilites including two children both with thier own "special needs". I have been working on or with computers since 1985. You would think I would be a pro by now. Just the opposite! I get by. Up until a few years ago, I didn't even realize how much information you could look up on the internet. When I took my first computer class you had to enter mathematical equations to create pinwheel black and white flowers. Nowadays, I am sure there are third graders that could create better blog pages than I.
I create jewelry. I certainly do not spend enough time marketing myself and if I do possiblly not in the correct places or not enough....Have you heard of my site? If you have, then maybe I am doing something right. Somewhere in the day to day goings on of chores, bills, kids, animals, I create. Sometimes, I find time to tweet, post on facebook, indiepublic, americancraftguide or ustrendy. But I still don't know how to do a beautiful blog page for example: http://www.willoaksstudio.blogspot.com/
Visit this site and you will see what I am talking about. Not only does she create beautiful jewelry, take amazing photos but she does market! Blog! Shine! I would love to sit down together with her or anyone like her over coffee and learn a little. I should have named this blog "Help Me" !
Anyone looking for ooak jewelry or pouches please take a moment to visit my site: http://www.bohemianglitz.com Here is what one customer has said about her items she bought:
"I got my necklace!!! I absolutly love it!!! thank you so much for the pouches, those will be perfect for my trip coming up!!!! OH and I love the bracelet you know me too well!!! Thank you so much!! I gave your card to my mom to give to a lady she works with, I know she will love your stuff, her name is T*** A***, so I hope you get some orders from her!!! Have a great day!!!"
If you would like to see other feedback, please visit http://www.terabg.etsy.com
In closing, I can tell you word of mouth is the best! Marketing online still gets around because people share your links. That is still word of mouth that is definetely faster than face to face! So, if you are looking for places to market yourself and your handcrafted items you can try:facebook, twitter, indiepublic, americancraftguide, diyscene, byhand.me....any others that I have not mentioned feel free to email me with them!
Thanks so much for reading this, supporting your artists and our efforts to create handmade unique items!