As I sit here wondering how to get more people to see my hand-made work, I then think “I should really be MAKING more jewelry”! Sometimes I wonder how, what, why I do this?? There is that constant struggle between being a stay-at-home-mom and creating art and jewelry to sell! There is only so much time in the day, sometimes it seems like I have a lot of time but then it’s 9pm and I am just “getting to work”.
The balance between creating and selling hand-made wavers between me being the maker and marketer of my work! I truly do love making but often marketing is where the seesaw hits the dirt for me! Facebook used to be great for exposure but lately it seems less people see the posts and photos I add to my Business page, Sunshine On Water. A few years ago that was not the case because everyone who had “liked” my page had access to a post if they happened to be on FB at the time. Oh, so nice!! Now it seems anyone who has “liked” my business page much hover over my page, then scroll down and click on “Get Notifications” in order to see any new posts I add…therefore the reach is much smaller hence less people see my latest jewelry. Ok, I just explained what to do but yes, this does involve a little work!
There is that option, of course, for business pages to pay for “boosts”, I haven’t done this but I do wonder how well it works?
Now it’s time to stop thinking and start doing… making jewelry that is. I have my first show of the year this coming Saturday and I am really looking forward to it! If you’re in the Rochester, NY area and free on Saturday, come on over to Schroeder High School in Webster for Community Arts Day! It’s a fun event showcasing the many talents in Webster from Elementary School art students to hand-made artists in the community, like me! This will be my 4th year at this event and it’s always a lot of fun!! Sharing my creations with others in the community is what it’s all about!
Below is all the info you need on Webster Community Arts Day… I hope to see you there!