Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Good Secrets

Ahh, how the time flies! Yes I'm way more involved in Twitter now, and liking it a LOT! I'll figure out the little "follow me" button eventually... not today. Today I have a huge list of things to catch up on - all business related. I'm considering joining the Handmade Highway since it looks quite interesting and I think I might fit in nicely there. I also found a more internationally based Etsy-type online venue called DaWanda. It's pretty small-time, but by the fact that it's based in Europe sparks my curiosity. I'm not put off by international shipping or correspondence, and from what I've learned Europeans have a healthy appreciation for batik, and this site certainly could use some of my fine batik artwork to spruce it up. A couple of recognizable Etsy sellers have stores there as well - Deadworry, Idea2Lifestyle, Aphelee - but not much more than that from my brief overview of the site yesterday. It's only me I'm thinking about here. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone trying to sell their handmade goodies, unless one were specifically interested in an overseas market, which I am.

I'm also putting more energy into Facebook. I'm not sure how well it's paying off yet, but it does provide some good info, connections and general exposure for my artwork. I have made a few sales via Facebook, and I found Handmade Highway through the site. Social networking is amazing that way, but sometimes it takes a while to show it's reward. Mostly I'm finding Facebook as a valuable resource for info and an easy way to strengthen my web presence.

That's all for today.