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  • Newbie!! Let me know what you think!

    Hello I'm based in Stoke on Trent, so far the sites i've been on have be unsuccessful with sales ;[ the feedback i've been getting is good so I dont understand!! But anyway check out my links below, feel free to message for any details or questions!
    http://www.terrilowedesign.co.uk
    http://www.twitter.com/Hello_TerriLowe
    http://territriestwice.blogspot.com/
    email: [email protected]

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    Hi


    Pleased to meet you.

    Do you sell through any other mediums?

    Jane
    www.just-soaps.com
    Twitter JUSTSOAPS
    FB www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Soaps/258910018463
    Natural Handmade Olive Oil Soaps and Skincare free from SLS, Parabens, and other Nasties

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    • #3
      Hi and welcome to the forum. How long have you had your sites running and do you use other methods of advertising/selling? Very often building a reputation first then gets the website off to a start as people know your work and come back to look/buy again. Getting yourself known in your local area is always a very good start.
      Cynthia
      http://iforjonesdesigns.website.orange.co.uk

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ifor-Jones View Post
        Hi and welcome to the forum. How long have you had your sites running and do you use other methods of advertising/selling? Very often building a reputation first then gets the website off to a start as people know your work and come back to look/buy again. Getting yourself known in your local area is always a very good start.
        Hi Hon!

        to the forum! . . I agree with Cynthia . . it can take a while to build a rep . . on the net or locally . . but it's often worth the effort . . and the occasional bit of advertising doesn't go amiss either . . not expensive stuff mind you . . but just getting your name out there . . blogging . . using googlebase . . letting google know about your sites . . etc.
        I see you have an ebay shop . . so you should be able to use googlebase to advertise youe ebay shop products when people search on google for similar stuff. www.googlebase.com
        Gloria

        www.dichro-findings.co.uk
        Etsy Shop
        Artfire Shop
        dichro-findings blog

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        • #5
          Welcome - I've been trying to build a name for two years now...................and I'm not exactly a shrinking violet! Just put your name anywhere you can - but don't be upset if you get shot down occasionally!

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          • #6
            Hi, and a warm from me. Stick with the sites, and advertise like mad! Hope it all works out for you.
            * Julie *

            If you clicked the scales to add rep points then thankyou very much

            SMILE AND THE WHOLE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU!

            http://twitter.com/juliemarley
            http://withlovexx.blogspot.com/
            http://www.facebook.com/juliemarley64

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            • #7
              Welcome! Can't give you any useful advice I'm afraid....
              "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
              Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
              http://madlyswaps.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                hi there!

                Your pendants are really interesting but im not sure the photos do them justice. They could do with being a bit lighter - maybe use a pure white background and work on some more interesting angles rather than just from right above them. Hope that helps!
                www.AREjewellery.etsy.com
                http://arehandmadejewellery.blogspot.com/
                http://www.folksy.com/shops/AREjewellery

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                • #9
                  Hi and welcome to the forum

                  I've had a look on Folksy at your products and I really like what you're making. But a couple of points to consider. One is using the work 'bird' as it is very specific, and may alienate people who don't like birds much, and I think in the UK a lot of women are still quite frightened of them so may 'swich off'. Secondly using the work 'plastic' , is there a nicer sounding word which is still accurate that you can use. I still think in this day and age people think plastic = cheap, whereas words such as 'manmade' or 'resin' etc don't conjur up these images. Lastly, I agree with other comments, such as improve your photos and spread your name around. Make sure people know about training or courses or any other recognition you've had as well.

                  Debbie
                  www.beadservice.net
                  On-line bead supplier and bead lover

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                  • #10
                    thanks for the good feedback! Yeah those pictures were taken on my old camera, but now I've invested in a Nikon D40 I can improve on those! I've been on Folksy for around 2 months now ;[ but looking on the forum not alot of people have success. I will try and elaborate on the plastic! Although they are perspex which I think sounds cheaper. Hmmm!
                    http://www.terrilowedesign.co.uk
                    http://www.twitter.com/Hello_TerriLowe
                    http://territriestwice.blogspot.com/
                    email: [email protected]

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TerriWoah View Post
                      thanks for the good feedback! Yeah those pictures were taken on my old camera, but now I've invested in a Nikon D40 I can improve on those! I've been on Folksy for around 2 months now ;[ but looking on the forum not alot of people have success. I will try and elaborate on the plastic! Although they are perspex which I think sounds cheaper. Hmmm!
                      Not too hard to find ways of "dressing up" words.. though I would advise avoiding anything too "estate agenty"!! I was once driven past a charming elizabethan cottage.. to have a 1950's prefab pointed out to me!

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                      • #12
                        Hi Terri

                        Welcome )

                        Here are my thoughts on your Folksy Shop (all supposed to be constructive so please don't take offense ):

                        * The name of your shop could be more descriptive about what you're selling - I wonder how many people came to the shop expecting clothing? If you can incorporate something 'hip and happening' in your title that also describes what you sell I think it would get more visits...think BoHo Chic or something like that...

                        * I think you have some amazing pieces but almost all of the ones I looked at have the same title and similar descriptions - Bird Inspired Pendant 6 - This is a 'bird inspired' design based on the shape of a little fat bird... It's not very 'inspiring' (Pardon the pun)....what about calling them things like "Paradise"; Peacock; KingFisher...based on the beautiful colours rather then the shape. Then write imaginative descriptions for each piece...it's the rule of marketing that you are trying to sell a lifestyle....you have to draw the potential customer in and get them to imagine wearing your jewellry...

                        * Can you do earrings to match?...lots of people may want a matching set...

                        *Acrylic might work better than plastic or perspex but I think you could make something of the fact that they are made of plastic - is it recycled? How do you colour them in those glorious colours?

                        * Can you do more of a variety of shapes and sizes? Something with more of an ethnic feel?

                        I hope this helps a bit and good luck

                        Jude
                        for bath bomb, soap & Skincare kits
                        plus Soap Base, Bath Bomb Ingredients, Butters,
                        Oils and packaging for Bath & Body Products

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                        • #13
                          i realised that your starting bid price is 0.99 pence for pendants.i can understand if you dont want to pay for ebay listing fees at the begining but is it gonna worth if you get only one bid and sell them for 0.99pence?because they are all handmade jewellery and i know it takes time to create them.yes 0.99 pence is better then nothing but selling your own handcrafted jewellery very cheap is going to make you sad.(sorry for my bad english i hope that you understood me )

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                          • #14
                            Lovely pendants but I do agree with the points already raised here. Have you tried Etsy?

                            Don't give up, stick with the sites your with. I gave up the first time around and wished I hadn't now.

                            Good luck

                            Kim xx
                            www.kimmsmith.etsy.com

                            www.facebook.com/kimsmithcharmbracelets

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                            • #15
                              I've placed them on at the lowest possible price just to see how they'd sell, a more common comment I've been having is the price issue, I'm bad at valueing my own work and thought if they were cheap they'd be more likely to sell! I was wrong! hehe.
                              All this feedback is GREAT! I've got a better idea of what to do now, I need a revamp! I only went with the name I did due to lack of inspiration! I will have to think of something else now... Any suggestion?! Also I wont be able to make earrings until september I need the facilities at university to make them and we've split for summer now ;[ I'm going to take better pictures later too! Woo!
                              http://www.terrilowedesign.co.uk
                              http://www.twitter.com/Hello_TerriLowe
                              http://territriestwice.blogspot.com/
                              email: [email protected]

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