Selling Crafts Online
If you are not selling your crafts online then you are missing out on sales. Now before I go any further let me dispel the myth “If I open up an online shop they will come”. Nope, this is absolutely not the case. Opening up an online shop on Etsy.com or Artfire.com is just the first step. The next step is marketing your online shop and attracting shoppers. If you are new to selling crafts online let alone marketing crafts online then you might find yourself in over your head. Well opening up an online shop on Etsy.com and Artfire.com is very easy and each site has tons and tons of helpful blogs and articles about how add your handmade creations to your store. So to learn more about selling on Etsy.com or selling Artfire.com visit each site. After you have opened up your shop and all of your craft photos are nice and pretty your craft descriptions are accurate and compelling, it is time to get started with an online marketing campaign. I strongly recommend starting with the basics of online marketing i.e. blogging, banner advertising on project wonderful, article writing, social networking etc. Now if you are feeling overwhelmed with online marketing there is a solution, virtual craft shows, like HandmadeCraftShow.com. Virtual craft shows are very similar to regular craft shows with a few differences, one being the fee to participate. HandmadeCraftShow.com offers handmade artists a chance to display their crafts without breaking their online marketing budget. HandmadeCraftShow.com’s team of online marketing experts promotes handmade artists all around the web i.e. facebook.com, twitter.com, classified ads, google.com and more. If you need traffic to your online craft shop then I recommend you give them a try.