I would like to start by saying I can’t believe it’s Friday. Again. Already? Wow, time flies when you’re busy making new friends. Mind you, all of these “new friends” I’ve never met face-to-face and probably never will. This is the power of social media. When one starts a small crafting business they must be equally as crafty about advertising and promotion. And in the past couple of months I feel like there has been a boom in networking and blogging and tweeting…etc. in order to successfully market. I’m sure it’s been like this for a while and I’m just late. It is amazing to me how many people there are, out there, that are just like me. They are great artists trying to make a living and help others do the same thing.
Recently I have joined two new Etsy Teams. Members of the teams work together to try and promote each other. I’m using this morning to shout them out.
The first is a team with a simple concept: promotion.
This team is worldwide so there is a lot of diversity in who you meet and what they make. Here is an example of one of my favorites.
The next team I recently became a member of is the HomeFront Street Team. This team is a bit more exclusive. It is still worldwide, but you must be the spouse of a uniformed serviceman. I think this group is great because there are so many military families trying to make it work.
I just joined this team last night and I’ve had five welcome notes and emails. These girls know the real meaning of support. I’m really excited to be a part of this community. I hope I actually meet another member that lives at Ft. Rucker. Then we could have craft parties. Anyway, here is a member I’d like to promote:
This is definitely soap I’d accidentally eat, even in the shower, especially if I’d accidentally taken my coffe in there with me too. Supporting these crafters is especially important. They have very interesting circumstances they work under.
In addition to the Teams, I’ve also been working on scoring a “buddy” on Etsy. This is just an individual you work with. The goal here is to give/recieve support and encouragement on marketing and productivity through the holidays. Here she is.
This is Hir. She makes elegant adornments and accessories. Sometimes it just isn’t enough to put on your Manolo’s. You have to make them even more chic. I’ve really been having “a thing” for peacock feathers lately too. Anyway, Hir is fabulous and her fashion is fabulous. check her out.
Last, but not least, me. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.
This is a new scarf. It has great print and texture combos. The color palette gives it a lot of richness too. The sweater material is Italian New Wool, so it’s really warm. The backing is a fun Giraffe print velboa. There is an accent of vintage tiki trim, my favorite part. You can’t not love retro tiki.
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend!