At first I was really dreading doing the FB fan page promoting thing, but I surprised myself because I truly had fun! And, oh my gosh, you get to see such beautifully artistic work. I took the time to visit either the Etsy shop, blog, or website of each person I fanned. I think it was well worth the time; I learned a lot! It really helped me figure out what I liked and what I should think about doing with my own shop, blog, etc. I was surprised when several of the the folks I fanned thanked me for actually taking the time to visit their "off FB" sites! (Evidently, most people just say "fanned you- please fan me back"- interesting.)
I keep learning and making it a little further down this online selling journey --- and wow, it is a journey! The very best part of this adventure so far has been the wonderful and talented people I have met along the way. And so many of them have been kind enough to help me by giving me guidance and encouragement ... bless them all. Amazingly, I have had zero bad experiences with people so far. (And another good thing! Since I haven't sold anything yet, my customer experiences have all been good - lol!)
Here are links to just a few of the aforementioned angels that have been so very generous with me, so be sure to check them out:
- http://artsyclay.etsy.com/ -- Judy has more or less been my mentor since day one. She makes the absolutely cutest little polymer clay animal items!
- http://valzderoart.blogspot.com/ -- Val is having a giveaway, by the way, so stop by and check it out. She makes beautiful jewelry.
- http://uniquelyallies.etsy.com/ -- Allie's shop is chocked full of beautiful and unique jewelry and scarves.
Just for those readers who think I'm painting this completely rosy picture of my experiences along the online selling trail --- it ain't so, but more about that later.
So, for today I hope you all are having a good day, 'cuz I am.