When starting & growing your business it's so beneficial when you can find others with a similar path as you. It's even better when you can find those that have much more experience in the areas you are learning or struggling with like -
- Branding your business
- How to use social media effectively?
- How to see results using social media?
- Why blogging is a good tool to use
- How engagement is key
The list could go on and as you learn more, the questions continue to appear.
Plus it doesn't help that you can choose from millions of sites all sharing information. When I started out online I had questions but I found the internet marketing world first. The creative world was not an option for me because well, I did not know it existed. Yet my card business came under this umbrella. So all my knowledge & experience came from internet marketers, & I still follow & learn from them today.
Eventually, I found and learned about the handmade community. That was a blessed day, to finally find the creative home for my design skills.
Today the handmade movement is ever increasing. Now more than ever you need to stand out & be different in an ocean of uniqueness. So learning the new, a building on those steps & more is a must. This is why to help you get ahead I created this blog series.
Now let me introduce you to this blog series that has a line up to die for. Seriously if this crew was put in one room, it would be a sold out event. The experience & knowledge these women bring is priceless.
Introducing The Branding, Blogging & Social Media Series for the Handmade Business
4 Successful Creatives all brimming with tips, tricks & strategies when it comes to Branding, Blogging & Social Media.
This is how it will work: Over the course of 4 days starting on 29th October 2013 you will be filled with priceless, actionable content & all you have to do is turn up at the selected blog, with pen in hand, notebook at the ready & absorb their information like a sponge to water. But remember I'm all about action, so don't just read & do nothing.
This message will self-destruct after 10 minutes. Giving you just enough time to bookmark this page and all the sites below.
Here's the line up - You Ready 🙂
Tuesday 29th October: Janet will be writing about Blogging and What important Elements you need to have on your Blog on JWGInternational.com
Blogging is an important part of marketing your business. However, knowing what to include can get confusing when listening to many and copying all. Having the basics is a good start. There are important elements that your blog needs to have to help your readers stay longer.
Connect with me on Twitter @janetwalkergi
Wednesday 30th October: Megan will be writing about Branding on StudioMME.com/blog
Nowadays, more and more people are starting their own businesses and putting out products and services. That's in no means bad news but it does mean you need to make sure your work and your site is cohesively and powerfully branded to ensure people instantly get a feel for your business. Branding lets you communicate your values, your aesthetic, and your price point. Also, in the wide web where so many makers vie for attention, having recognizable branding ensure your visitors can find you again.
Thursday 31st October: Kerry will be writing about Blogging on HandmadeSuccess.com
Do you blog for your business? Do you find it exciting or daunting? Or both? I fall into the both category. As the editor of Handmade Success many of our posts are written by guest contributors; so when it is my turn to write a post I often get nervous about whether or not it is going to be received as well as our guest posts. I will share some things that have helped me write posts that connect with readers.
Connect with Kerry on Twitter @HandmadeSuccess and Facebook.
Friday 1st November: Jessica will be writing about engaging on Twitter and how to use Twitter like a cocktail party. She will be sharing her post here on JWGInternational
Jessica Van Den is the maker, teacher, entrepreneur & blogger behind CreateAndThrive.com, a blog dedicated to teaching how to turn your handmade hobby into a full-time business.
Get ready for the ride.
Be there at all the sites above ready to boost your handmade business to the next level. Also, make sure you subscribe for more information from these women. You won't be disappointed.
Update: Below are all the links to the posts that were in The Branding, Blogging & Social Media Series for the Handmade Business Series.
Branding is a Big Deal
Do You Struggle Blogging For Your Business?