Use LinkedIn to Build Your
Art or Craft Show Business
LinkedIn connected me with many professional artists and crafters.
I love when artists ask questions I never thought to ask, I learn from the answers they receive. It’s a great place to learn from those who are successfully selling their arts and crafts.
I checked out LinkedIn this morning and came across this article on using this professional networking tool effectively.
I admit I joined LinkedIn and had a blank profile for months (was it years?). I wasn’t getting connections, or gaining anything from my LinkedIn account. I came across another article like this (and bought the product it was promoting).
I filled out my profile and BAM! I started making connections, getting referrals, making sales, and even appointments for consultations.
Not everyone can buy a product to fill out their LinkedIn profile. Use the tips in the article above and see what a difference it can make in your art festival booth.
LinkedIn is a great resource for artists or crafters and to connect with craft show customers. Share good information with your clients about things that interest them and they will share you with their professional connections.
Start a LinkedIn Group invite family, friends, clients and social network followers.
Use your group to:
- start conversations and build relationships
- tell your customers about upcoming art shows and craft festivals you are attending
- inform buyers of places to buy your arts and crafts
- inform your group of materials used in the creation of your crafts
- offer product maintenance tips
- give valuable information and discounts
- share blog posts
- learn what customers really want
- promote your customers and their products (what goes around comes around)
- refer the businesses you enjoy
LinkedIn is a great place to establish yourself as an expert in the art and craft industry. Use it to promote your craft show booth.
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Art and Craft Show Expert Shasta McLaughlin provides articles, hints and tips, checklists and more for artists and crafters that sell handcrafted products who want to save time looking for shows, packing for fairs, and get more sales at festivals. Now she is revealing how to collect your customers contact information, follow up with them and make more money while working less. Go to http://www.extravaganzacrafts.net to get her newsletter, The Extravaganza Craft News, that will help you avoid mistakes, save time and money when preparing your craft show booth.