I notice that many of my blogging friends have etsy shops or other online shops, but are only advertising them on their main blog. There are so many other outlets to get the word out about what you are selling, such as:
- Twitter - a social media avenue to help promote your blog and business in 140 characters or less. I love twitter, you have real time conversations with people all over the world, you may even make a few friends, too. You can follow me here.
- Entrecard - a place to meet other bloggers by visiting their sites and 'dropping' your card on their site. There are many etsy folks on Entrecard, so it is probably a great place to network with other creative minds. Actually, if I were selling something, I would make up a brand new blog just for my shop and then use that blog for EntreCard & all business inquiries. You can find me here and Bella Casa here.
- Project Wonderful - this is a way for you to advertise for pennies on other people's blogs. If you set up an ad on your site, you can also make money from ads being placed on your blog. The most used ads are the 125 x 125 size. My Bella Casa ad was designed by Kim at JA Blog Graphics for $5. This was a really great price and you can use it on all of your sites to promote your business, truly a bargain price!
Well, these are just a few ideas that I have. I am sure there are even more things that you can do to promote your business on the web. Facebook and MySpace also come to mind as well as any Message Boards that you participate on, etc.
How do you promote your business on the web (and elsewhere)?