Friday, 17 September 2010

Folksy Friday "Promoting, is it worth it?"

I've neglected my blog for the last few weeks, as I've been trying to get everyone back into to the school routine and finally have some time to myself. I've been busy designing and listing new items in all 3 of my shops, Folksy, Etsy and Jinja jewellery. And seem to have spent hours promoting on twitter, facebook and various forums. I've joined the daily listing challenge the September stars on Folksy and I'm trying to do the same on Etsy.

What is the result of all this hard work, well I've had 1 sale on Folksy,and made it to the front page of the Folksy Daily. I've had custom enquiry on Etsy and been featured in 2 treasuries one on Autumn Leaves and one on Berry Bliss.

So slowly I feel as though I'm being seen, and hopefully this will result in an increase in sales in the future.

So yes I feel promoting does work but only if you constantly have new things to promote. So stepping away from the computer and giving yourself time to create is just as important. If only we could have a few more hours in the day!

So that said this weeks Folksy Friday is about promoting some of my fellow September stars.

Fizzt Popov blue daisy glass
Audrey's cat Blue Forrest jewellery
Made by Val eklectikfish

1. Vintage vinyl clock- Fizzy popov
2. Blue blob pendant- Blue daisy glass
3. Vintage fabric cushion- Audrey's cat
4. Lapis stars necklace- Blue Forest jewellery
5. Wotsit zipper pouch- Made by val
6. Hetty hen- eklectikfish
For more info on an item just click on the picture.


  1. Promotion is definitely worth it - it gets your name out there and you soon become a household name - that's how well-known brands got that way - advertising! Keep it up! Lisa x

  2. Great post! Think you've got to find a balance between crafting and promoting - if only we did have those extra hours in the day. Thanks for including my lapis stars necklace :-)

  3. It does feel like a slog sometimes, but it has to be worth it, cos otherwise things would just sit there sad and unseen!

    Thanks for giving Hetty her debut!

    Katie x

  4. I adore that wotsit purse and faved it as soon as I saw it listed! So clever and funky!

    Natalie x

  5. Thanks for featuring my Wotsits pouch! I too feel like I spend hours online promoting and promoting but I still don't have any sales to show for it - maybe next week will be my week :)