Image

Archive for promoting

Using Facebook to Find and Promote Shows

 

It is craft show week for us and maybe for you too so I thought I would rerun a post from back in June.  In this post we take the promote using Facebook idea a bit further and discuss how to both find shows as well as promote your own show using Facebook.  Enjoy!

Originally posted June 17, 2017:

Facebook is a powerful marketing tool that you can use to promote your craft business, network with other crafters, and find great shows.  If you are a crafter who regularly sells their craft, I highly recommend getting yourself a business facebook page.  You can see ours here Holton Handicrafts or Lathe Junkie.

A search for craft shows on Facebook, will give you information on groups in your area that support crafters.  I urge you to join one or several in areas that you sell in. We sell in Michigan where we live and in Central Ohio where my daughter lives so I belong to groups that are active in both areas.  Can’t find one in your area?  Consider starting a group.  I’m sure there are lots of other crafters that would join.  

One of the groups I belong to is Central Ohio Craft Shows.  The admin of this site encourages members to regularly participate by asking where they are going to be selling each week and then at the end of the weekend, asking how they did.  Members can see how other members are doing and gain ideas for shows they would like to exhibit at in the future.  You often see several members who have been at the same show.  The admin also encourages members to ask questions on different aspects of craft shows.  These types of questions always get lots of conversation and you can gain great new ideas.  

Read More

Using Facebook to Find and Promote Shows

Facebook is a powerful marketing tool that you can use to promote your craft business, network with other crafters, and find great shows.  If you are a crafter who regularly sells their craft, I highly recommend getting yourself a business facebook page.  You can see ours here Holton Handicrafts or Lathe Junkie.

A search for craft shows on Facebook, will give you information on groups in your area that support crafters.  I urge you to join one or several in areas that you sell in. We sell in Michigan where we live and in Central Ohio where my daughter lives so I belong to groups that are active in both areas.  Can’t find one in your area?  Consider starting a group.  I’m sure there are lots of other crafters that would join.  

One of the groups I belong to is Central Ohio Craft Shows.  The admin of this site encourages members to regularly participate by asking where they are going to be selling each week and then at the end of the weekend, asking how they did.  Members can see how other members are doing and gain ideas for shows they would like to exhibit at in the future.  You often see several members who have been at the same show.  The admin also encourages members to ask questions on different aspects of craft shows.  These types of questions always get lots of conversation and you can gain great new ideas.  

Read More