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    Hi there. Read about increasing business to websites etc and then someone mentioned selling on Facebook.

    How does that work then and I take it you set up a business version as opposed to the one with all your friends gossiping on?

    Any advice great as sales on website rubbish (though must admit I do need to spend more time working on it, but love crafting too much!!! (catch 22).
    http://eiledon.co.uk

    http://eiledonworkingfromhome.blogspot.com


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    You set up a page for your business, then invite people to like, can also now set up a shop to sell from no cost except the paypal fees atm so will give Etsy etc a run for their money.

    If you click on my FB link below should take you to my page then scroll down and start your own. FB is brilliant as can reach a very large audience and anything that helps with marketing your business is a must.

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    • #3
      Facebook business pages are fab, I get a vast majority of my business via my pages and like Caroleecrafts says it reaches such a wide audience. You can add loads of info about your business and upload pics of your designs/items.

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      • #4
        Facebook just for information only?

        From what I could see Facebook is a good way to create an online brochure but not much more than that. Have people managed to do much more than that with it?

        Thanks
        Fused Glass Jewellery - hand-made with dichroic glass and silver
        Facebook page for Sonya's Glass and Silver Jewellery
        Examples of my Fused Glass Jewellery on Flickr

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        • #5
          Not really sure what you mean by an online brochure. A FB business page is more or less the same as a personal profile....you can upload pictures and info, post statuses etc. You can also set up a shop.

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          • #6
            I have a newish business page and I'm still adding new things, I've had a few orders for my plaques through fb mainly from local advertising.
            I put a couple of posters around my area with my fb name very prominent and I give out lots of business cards at fairs etc. Some of my 'likes' and subsequent orders have come from doing this. I don't have a web site as yet and fb is a good way to 'get seen'.
            My Blog http://handcraftedbypicto.blogspot.com/
            My Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HandcraftedbyPicto
            My Folksyhttp://www.folksy.com/shops/HandcraftedbyPicto
            My Wow Thank Youhttp://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/handcrafted-by-picto

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            • #7
              going on the FB theme you may find this link useful: 4 reasons your business should be on Facebook some very valid points, I feel if good enough for John Lewis and M & S good enough for me

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              • #8
                I set up a blog as part of a course I am doing in Papercraft, I posted a few links from the blog to my facebook page and then I started getting people asking me to make cards for them. I put photo's on my personal facebook page and people then go to the facebook page I decided to set up for my cards also . I think it's a great idea to use facebook.


                Jo

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                • #9
                  got to agree - FB is really helping us lots of new visitors to the page and through to the website. I would recommend you set up a fan page straight away!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by scjewellery View Post
                    Not really sure what you mean by an online brochure. A FB business page is more or less the same as a personal profile....you can upload pictures and info, post statuses etc. You can also set up a shop.
                    I have had a business page for some time but can;'t see how you set up a shop. Do tell pretty please?

                    Pete
                    "Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art" ... Leonardo Da Vinci
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                    • #11
                      How do you get to have two Facebok Pages. I can't see any way of setting up a second.

                      Many regards
                      Sue (Taliesin)
                      Sue Thomas

                      Taliesin

                      Hand-made beautiful things

                      www.folksy.com/shops/lovetaliesin

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Taliesin View Post
                        How do you get to have two Facebok Pages. I can't see any way of setting up a second.

                        Many regards
                        Sue (Taliesin)
                        Here ya go....http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=904

                        Pete
                        "Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art" ... Leonardo Da Vinci
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                        • #13
                          Hi, all FB experts, I've set up a page recently but struggling to get fans! Apart from personal friends, how do you actually encourage people to "like" your page? Thanks!!
                          Catherine @ Pretty Butterflies
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                          • #14
                            Catherine, sometimes you have to be a little "cheeky"....stop by another page and post "hello from *insert your page name here*" Some people don't like you leaving links on their page if you're in a similar line of business. If you're commenting on a page always use your business profile name, that way people can click and go to your page. Feel free to pop by my pages, I have no problem with you doing that.

                            Another thing to do is "shout outs"....when you post a status on your business page and tag other pages. For instance.....A Wednesday afternoon shout out to some other fab pages you should take a look at *insert the tag for the pages*. Something along those lines.

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                            • #15
                              Great tip, thanks!! Will do shout outs!! Ta. x
                              Catherine @ Pretty Butterflies
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