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    Help needed. Without spending £100's on advertising and getting it all wrong, can anyone recommend a good advertising place without it costing the earth. As you can see i've already got an ad on here and the other places are just the free ones.

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Emma
    Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
    Sassy Crafts Blog
    My Blog


  • #2
    Advertise on directories like ours

    www.ukcraftwebsites.co.uk

    And of course:
    www.links-directory.co.uk


    If I told you all the special place to advertise i'd be out of a job.. hehehe ..

    Adwords is really good and cheap, should be a link @ the bottom of the page..

    Adwords lets you run ROI (return on investment) e.g. you spend £10 which makes you a £100 etc...


    If you can try thing for 1 month see how it goes.. If its cheap enough then keep its going.. e.g. the ad on this forum is £15 and the directory is £5.50 a month so how much would you have to sell to cover those cost ?
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    • #3
      Thanks for that. It's just when i'm looking for places i seem to come accross the same thing over and over. I have tried adwords (£30 per month budget) my whole budget went within one week although every time i looked i could never see my ad in the sponsored links so thats on pause till next month. Marketing and advertising is my weak spot, i just don't know enough about them, the only thing i know about business is the accounts side of it as thats my day job.
      Emma
      Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
      Sassy Crafts Blog
      My Blog

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      • #4
        Have you got a blog? It's a bit of a slower way, but if you do have a blog, look around for other craft blogs, read a few and when you find a post that interests you, post a relevant comment. Include a link back to your blog, and gradually you start to get some visitors.

        I know it's not a quick fix, but it's free!

        For a while I sold some stuff on eBay and included a link back to my site in the profile, their rules don't allow a direct link in the ad listing, but they do allow a link to your eBay profile.

        You could also join web rings.

        Just a few musings.

        Shana
        Twilight Sewn - A new dimension in craftwork

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        • #5
          Now a blog sounds technical to me, but i might try selling a few things on ebay and when/if they sell i could send out a flyer with all my details on it togther with a special offer or two to real them in. Worth a try.

          Thanks.
          Emma
          Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
          Sassy Crafts Blog
          My Blog

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          • #6
            ETSY is cheaper than E-BAY. It's growing fast.
            "You've Got to Keep Your Mind Wide Open" - AnnaSophia Robb
            my Folksy shop Goldy'sclearoutblog debaynewebdesign


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            • #7
              Originally posted by goldy1 View Post
              ETSY is cheaper than E-BAY. It's growing fast.
              I was going to try Etsy, but I'll wait until they start doing it in GBP, dollars confuse me

              Shana
              Twilight Sewn - A new dimension in craftwork

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              • #8
                Originally posted by EMEvans View Post
                Thanks for that. It's just when i'm looking for places i seem to come accross the same thing over and over. I have tried adwords (£30 per month budget) my whole budget went within one week although every time i looked i could never see my ad in the sponsored links so thats on pause till next month.

                U need to set the budget for the month with adwords..

                I'll have a look if you need.. ?


                I manage over £2,000 a month on adwords
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 0103media View Post

                  I manage over £2,000 a month on adwords
                  I wish it was just for my sites .. Maybe one day
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                  Promote your craft site today : Add Your CRAFTS
                  (£5.50 a month or £50 per year)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 0103media View Post
                    U need to set the budget for the month with adwords..

                    I'll have a look if you need.. ?


                    I manage over £2,000 a month on adwords
                    That would be great if you could find the time to do that. I don't think i quite understand how it works (bit stupid).
                    Thanks again for the help and advice, you lot are stars. If you all lived closer i would buy you all a drink when i make my first sale through my site.
                    Emma
                    Luxury craft supplies & magnolia Stamps - Sassy Crafts
                    Sassy Crafts Blog
                    My Blog

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                    • #11
                      Mr Media,

                      Any info on adwords would be greatly appreciated by me too. Come on gives us the insider gossip.

                      Bowed Over
                      Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
                      www.bowedover.co.uk

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                      • #12
                        Test test.. thats what you need to do..

                        I'll send you both a PM..

                        I can't give to much away as that is my business
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                        Promote your craft site today : Add Your CRAFTS
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by twilightsewn View Post
                          I was going to try Etsy, but I'll wait until they start doing it in GBP, dollars confuse me

                          Shana
                          At the monent It's basicly 2 to the pound.
                          "You've Got to Keep Your Mind Wide Open" - AnnaSophia Robb
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                          • #14
                            I've sold some cards on ebay and whenever I get a sale I put a leaflet advertising my website in the package so hopefully they will have a look at my site. You could try it and see if it works. I too am having trouble getting people to my site.....and without the money it's hard to advertise, but we will get there.
                            www.simplyroslyn.co.uk

                            http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Cards2Inspire

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 0103media View Post
                              Test test.. thats what you need to do..

                              I'll send you both a PM..

                              I can't give to much away as that is my business
                              You are a lovely person you know!!!

                              Bowed Over
                              Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
                              www.bowedover.co.uk

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