Teaching Thursday: Getting the Word Out

So you’ve got an Etsy shop, now you’ve got to get the word out about it — how will anyone buy your wares if they don’t know about them? How can you get the word out? Blogging and Twitter are two free, fairly simple ways.

There are many blogging platforms, WordPress and Blogger are the most popular. I prefer WordPress (obviously 🙂 ) but many people like Blogger. Once you have a blog, be sure and let people know when you’ve posted. How do you do that? Read this article, 13 Places to Share New Blogs Cheatsheet.

Twitter is easy to use — just sign up and start sharing in 140 character posts. Once you’ve done that, and followed a few people, you might start noticing hashtags, words preceded by # that are searchable on Twitter. If you tag your posts with them, it is easier for people to find your posts on a given subject. One hashtag you might notice is #FollowFriday or #ff when people make special notice of their followers on Friday. What is that all about, you might ask? Read all about it in Do You Need to Participate in Follow Friday?

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