Jul 12, 2009

Attracting Customers with Squidoo

Welcome!

I'm on a mission to make my clothing creation store lucrative and not just a hobby the biggest question is how to stimulate my listing views with more shoppers than curious onlookers. It seams my treasured craft listings that I've put so much time and love into are lost within a mountain of artists and mass producers. So I'm researching how other sellers are making it.

Tools for the Beginner Social Media Use

I've discovered Illustrious Etsy Jewelry and Sculpture Seller Noadi who utilizes social media aites like Squidoo to attract shoppers to her extraordinary handmade art with compelling "How To" Squidoo lenses. Read Noadi




Not only are Up & Coming Artists and Crafting Stay at Home Moms and Dads using these media sites. Did you know that Kmart also attracts illustrious designers and customers with Social Media Sites on the internet. Think you can compete with Kmart? The Free Debate written by lensmaster Seth Godin suggests you can. Read "Why Squidoo Handmade?"



My Etsy Twitter Team has a new Member of the Week Feature

Meet Amanda


Amanda is a New York Chemistry student who sells on Etsy for fun and to support her college expenses. Sh loves beads, color and twitter. Amanda says,

“I absolutely love color, so creating usually starts with a tube of really fun beads. I love the tropics so don't be surprised to find bright colors and a touch of the Caribbean! I also find inspiration from fabric scraps, scrapbook paper, and interesting focal beads.” Source ETT

She has a special in her Etsy store:

Special for this week: All items are already marked down 15%. Mention "Etsy Twitter Team" at checkout and she will include a free gift!

Check out her awesome beads.

Recipe of the Day

Now for what you've all been waiting for -Yum! A new recipe from Debbie's Recipe Box.



And for those of you who, like me, love No Bake Cookies and have no idea how make them Deanna has provided the recipe. :<) I have a few more patterns/ tutorials :<)

Beer Bottle Bag
http://www.mediafire.com/?ohkuoewzamr

Fabric Visor
http://www.mediafire.com/?3yzjzdzzgyz

Homemade Stickers
http://www.ourbigearth.com/2009/07/07/foodie-crafts-homemade-stickers-giveaway/

Upcycle Men's Shirt into Child Pants

Everyone seems to be talking about up cycle, in my circle these days... So environmentally friendly and sooo Cute!
http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2009/05/theres-no-such-thing-as-leftovers-pants.html ~ Cute ~ Cute pants



Upcycle a Shirt into Dress

http://dana-made-it.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-shirt-dress.html


Make a fabric postcard
http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/1938# fabric postcard



Finally! Some Social Media tools for you Communicating Freaks:


50 ways to use twitter.

This is an amazing web page/ lens that is a gold mine of information not just for "How to use twitter" but offers excellent resources for "How to present a personality in a no-face zone."

Here are the top 10 :<)
  1. Tell people what's blooming in your Garden.
  2. Give a little Grandmotherly Love.
  3. Use twitterfeed to feed your blog to twitter.
  4. Help spread the word about keeping cool dogs out of hot cars!
  5. Announce your artwork "Pick of the Week" on Zazzle.
  6. Let people know the 411 on ebay.
  7. Give 10 Bright Ideas to Make Your Home Energy Efficient.
  8. Use Squidcasting.
  9. Show people The Funniest Squidoo Lensmasters.
  10. Ask who would win in a fight? Kool-Aid Man or Hawaiian Punch's Punchy?
Bing your URL's
-or help MSN find your website ;<) Submit your URLs to MSN

Key word suggestion tool

Have a great Week!

3 comments:

cabin + cub said...

Mm.. your cake recipe is making me hungry!

Haven't tried squidoo or twitter yet... eep!

DJ said...

What a great & helpful post. I am off to check out Squidoo now (as it's new to me)

Love your blog

beadworkbyamanda said...

Thanks for including a tidbit on my shop!

Amanda

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