As you will undoubtedly hear all about in the coming weeks, part of my grand plan for 2009 is to diversify - to start trying new venues and new marketing strategies, and to ultimately choose the right solutions for my handmade business rather than assuming there's only one solution for my handmade business.
I'd heard quite a bit of buzz about ArtFire since its launch earlier this year. But it was this article by Always Amy that really convinced me to check it out. I mean, for $7 a month, how can you go wrong, right? A few of the major selling points include
1. Super fast, super easy listing process
2. Stats, stats, and more stats
3. Aggressive marketing plans, and
4. (Did I already mention this?) VERY low operating costs.
Here's a peak at what the storefront ("studio") looks like:
Cute, right? As of this writing (just an hour or so after adding my first products), I've seen 40-ish visits to my studio and over 50 individual product views.
Care to be one of my first customers? Be one of my first three ArtFire customers and receive a second boxed notecard or thank you card set of your choice ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Ready to set up shop yourself?
Register on ArtFire.com
Stay tuned for updates on traffic and shop performance. Also coming soon - my report on yet another new-ish handmade venue, 1000 Markets.