|Trudy Kepke on Craftfest|
The first 2 days of Craftfest have been a steep learning curve for me. I don't do a great deal of connecting on social media, maybe a couple of posts on Facebook and a bit of pinning. I hadn't got into Tweeting at all.
That's all changed! The Craftfest ethos is to get everyone promoting each other so widening the contacts for each individual. I've done more tweeting, pinning, commenting, liking and following than I have ever done. It shows in my own statistics as I have 15 new likes on my facebook page and about 50 new twitter followers.
I also found a great blog, Handmade Harbour which is a great community with loads of advice for people who want to sell their handmade items, or who blog about handmade and crafty. Well worth a look!
My own little stall hasn't yet benefited from the huge amount of traffic at Craftfest. Mostly my mistakes :)
I have links at the bottom of each of my items to take people to my website - I hadn't pointed out that the link was where to go to purchase the item. Worse - the link didn't look much like a link! Moral of this story - get someone to try using your stall. I hadn't followed that basic premise on my own website either where some of my items didn't go to the checkout!
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