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Old 12-18-2010, 11:00
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Well my husband set me up a page this summer, but I have been busy I have just been neglecting it. (as well as my etsy and zibbet accounts )

So now that classes are over I started listing pictures last night and I already have a sale!!! WOOHOO!

I hoping the facebook page goes well, I know it seems to be hit or miss with facebook, but it would be nice to have FREE site if it does well! LOL

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Old 12-18-2010, 11:11
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Well my husband set me up a page this summer, but I have been busy I have just been neglecting it. (as well as my etsy and zibbet accounts )

So now that classes are over I started listing pictures last night and I already have a sale!!! WOOHOO!

I hoping the facebook page goes well, I know it seems to be hit or miss with facebook, but it would be nice to have FREE site if it does well! LOL

Krista
Oh wow, lucky you! I have my FB page up for three weeks already and nothing I also have an ad in the local paper... got a bunch of phone calls, but no actual sales
Yesterday I got one sale from a friend.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:32
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I get all my sales from facebook
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:47
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Thats exciting. I don't have a business type of Fb but I do post pics from time to time of my stuff on my personal FB and its just a good way for others to see what you make regularly.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:45
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Thats exciting. I don't have a business type of Fb but I do post pics from time to time of my stuff on my personal FB and its just a good way for others to see what you make regularly.
I don't have the actual facebook business (shop now) tab. I just have a fan page and ppl can leave posts to purchase... then I contact them by email. Well, that's what I plan to do... if I get any orders.

Any ideas on how to spread my page out more?? Does anyone know how those "like" contests work? I only have 38 fans and it doesn't seem to be growing at all
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:29
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I have a facebook fan page and even though I get new fans almost every day, I've made NO sales from it.

I even had a customer who asked me for a bow to review and do a giveaway on her youtube channel - she has about 250 subscribers. I ended up with about fifteen people who liked my page and said how cute my stuff was, and three who followed me on twitter. None of them have bought a thing. Nada. I'm disappointed.

I have a friend who sells on her personal facebook page, but she's been doing bows for years, has a huge client base and 400 fb friends. When she posts ready to ship bows on her page there's like a mad dash to claim them. It's crazy! But...she only posts about ten or so at a time and only every week or so. I guess in between she's doing custom orders and local orders, but I can't guess at the volume. I know it took her a long time to build up to what she's got now, too.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:24
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Thats exciting. I don't have a business type of Fb but I do post pics from time to time of my stuff on my personal FB and its just a good way for others to see what you make regularly.
This was sorta the idea I had going in, but I did list prices on some of the items, just so people would know what I charge. I also have my etsy and zibbet accounts listed so people can purchase from there, but the lady just messaged me through facebook for her purchase.

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