This week I’ve learned how to use the Google Keyword Tool to more accurately describe my shop listings and blog posts to be found through search engines. There is a nice long article we’ve given to read about how to write for the internet to make our item descriptions and blog posts more palatable for the reader. I apologize now, because I haven’t finished reading it yet, so that means you’re stuck with my usual blabbering until I learn to do it right. I’ve been listing new items to my iCraft shop and updating some listings to reflect these newly learned techniques. A couple more days left in this week to learn more great stuff – can’t wait! 🙂
Posts Tagged ‘Sellers Bootcamp’
Well, I’ve now become quite proficient at Twitter using TweetDeck and SocialOomph. I’m adding about 30 new followers a day, I’m retweeting like crazy, I know how to schedule tweets for later, and I using hashtags and searches! If you don’t know what any of that means and you are trying to market your handcrafting business, then you’d better take part in the next Sellers Bootcamp on iCraft. It’s free, you can’t beat it with a stick!
I’ve written a 200 word ad about what my business is about and who it’s for (with a lot of help from Christine, our fearless leader!) and created a shorter blurb for quick conversations or limited ads. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the week 🙂
So, this is my first Sellers Bootcamp and wow! am I learning a lot! What is the Bootcamp? iCraft is an artisan selling forum like Etsy and Artfire. They hold the Bootcamp a few times a year to help independent sellers, like myself, learn how to use our marketing time wisely and how to network. It lasts for a month and we have daily assignments to complete. This week I had to create a personal bio, a professional bio, an advertisement blurb, and I learned how to use TweetDeck to consolidate my Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace updates.
Being a one-woman show, it’s difficult to find time to do the marketing necessary to getting my name out there. My passion is sewing, not networking, so this is very new to me. I’m going to try to take you along with me on my Bootcamp journey and feature some of the other campers over the next month. Hope you enjoy the ride! 🙂