Saturday, August 20, 2011
I joined a group on Facebook to help me promote my bead work. I quickly found that I have a lot to learn about groups that really are into promotion.
My first lesson was that it takes time, regularly scheduled time. The group I joined has at least three events a week. Some are just for daylight hours on one day. I need to allow at least two hours early in the morning for that one. These require creating themed treasuries from members shops. It sounds like great fun, but during Art Fair time, I just couldn't fit it in. I am going to make an extra effort to participate the next two weeks, since making treasuries is FUN!
Some activities are on going for a week, but your work may not fit what is being featured. Others, you can just post a new listing and find new people. Never any lack of new posts to read. Problem I have is finding my friends posts that are a few hours old...
I was contacted that one of my items was chosen for a themed week long voting event on a members blog. My job is to promote it and hope people will vote for my creation. So here I am, blogging to ask you to check out this blog. It is pure promotion as far as I can see, but that's not a bad thing. There are a variety of items, the pictures are large enough to see, there isn't much that's flashing at you, and you just might find someone who does something you want. Also, you can purchase an ad on the site for just $5 a month, which seems very reasonable since these events are every week. I paid a lot more money per view at my very rainy Art Fair in my muddy on a decline booth.
The member has also placed my items in a few treasuries, so she might be someone you would like to get to know if you have a shop. As treasuries go, hers are well above average in creativity and beauty. Remember this group's purpose is promotion, so they want to be on the FRONT PAGE. This group is not just for beadweavers either.
Thanks for clicking on the badge at the top of this post. And since I'm asking for favors, please "LIKE" my facebook page, "KRDesigns11". I only need a few more to get a separate url for it. Thanks! You can find out who is promoting me on this page because I've posted my treasuries here.