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    I made a badge a while back and wore it on my coat when I went to post a sale.
    The lady behind the counter was a beautiful Indian lady and I thought some of my jewellery would really suit her and look amazing on her.
    I get to the counter and she actually notices the badge saying she liked it and thought it was really unusual, so like a true self promotion junkie I give her the one business card I have left on me.
    Never underestimate the power of a badge.
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  • #2
    Way to go - hope she orders loads and loads from you. Need to take a leaf out of your book on self promotion - I am shockingly bad at it!!!

    Cheers.

    Lisa

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    • #3
      I have a tote bag that I made with my business card printed on it as not quite as confident as you well done.

      Why is it that a lot of crafters are unable to self promote, I can promote other crafters easily but do not feel comfortable blowing my own trumpet. I suppose it is because I never feel what I do is good enough.

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      • #4
        Always a good idea, having some cards handy & not being afraid to hand 'em out.

        I did the same when a girl noticed and commented on my leather maple-leaf hairclip, at the Ally Pally exhibition at the weekend... you never know!
        Cheers,
        Scorch

        Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Caroleecrafts View Post

          Why is it that a lot of crafters are unable to self promote, I can promote other crafters easily but do not feel comfortable blowing my own trumpet. I suppose it is because I never feel what I do is good enough.
          We have jute shopping bags with our logo on, which we either give away free for a certain spend or sell for £3 - they are really good bags.

          If the customer comes to our stall bringing our bag we give 10% discount as a way of thanking them for walking around promoting us.

          You have to be a marketeer as well as a crafter these days.

          Jane
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          • #6
            Oh I do it all the time - I'm shameless I've even been known to leave a business card in with the tip when paying for a meal - the only problem is that you have to ensure it is a decent tip!

            My stuff can't be easily worn though - I'll have to fashion a chicken skirt or something!!
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            • #7
              Good luck with future sales (really hope she gets in touch!) and well done for carrying cards...

              (I forget to carry them most the time! well actually I forget me bag..car keys...phone...name lol)
              Sarah

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              • #8
                Always a good idea to have something that you can wear or take with you to show people what you do! Gets them asking before you have to say anything!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Caroleecrafts View Post

                  Why is it that a lot of crafters are unable to self promote, I can promote other crafters easily but do not feel comfortable blowing my own trumpet. I suppose it is because I never feel what I do is good enough.
                  Im awful at the promotion thing.Any promotion I have is non verbal.
                  As soon as the lady spoke to me I got all shy and quietly and quickly said 'thanks, I made it', then whipped out the card and scarpered.
                  https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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