Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Promotion promotion promotion......

I must say that trying to start a business requires a lot of hard work and dedication. There is no such thing as ...if you make it they will buy. So my mission is to get in gear and put myself out there. When your making a product you have to have faith in what your doing or no one else will have faith in you. There are always going to be people that will doubt you , but you should never let that get to you. We all have to start somewhere, and unfortunately that usually means the bottom.

I'm at the point where I'm comfortable with the jewelry i make. I feel i have much more to learn, but my chances of success are just as good as anyone else. Currently i have my items listed on artfire and ecrater. I just joined artfire so I'm not expecting anything miraculous over night. i know this requires patience. My experience with ecrater has been ...well i sold one item so far. I wasn't really promoting like i should have been and wasn't confident enough to push myself. So i cant really blame them. I'm sort of just learning the ropes of everything especially the marketing aspect of it all. You need to be included in all the major directories, and constantly socialize, and network with other people. I tend to be shy in that aspect but I'm learning to open up...for the sake of my business.

So whats a crafter to do. Sitting in my craft room with a bunch of jewelry in a plastic shoe containers(sigh)...any buyers out there?...lol I have so many beads in here i don't know where to start. Should I keep making more product if I'm not selling it? I mean I have people that buy from me personally but as far as the Internet aspect so far it's been a bust. But like i said I had some other things going on where i couldn't be totally committed to the business,but from this day forth its time to get it together.
Jewelry Designer/Owner
FAP Creations Beaded Jewelry

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