Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some Ideas for You :)

Yesterday I posted up my weekly special and a tutorial on how to create and implement the "Buy Now" button. If you missed it, just click here! I know sometimes you look at an idea like that and you say, "wow, that's cool, now how on earth can I make it work for me?" So here are a few ideas about how you can sell on your blog - how you can make it work for you :)

There are two big areas that I can think of right now when it comes to selling on your blog. Now, there are probably more, but this is what comes to mind when I think of what I've seen out there on the blogs. The first of those is featuring one of your wonderful creations!

Now when I feature one of my items I like to put it out here on sale, but don't feel like you have to! That's not as important as getting your item out there and featured. I like having my weekly sale special, but you can also simply use the Buy Now button when you unveil a new creation on your blog.

If your going to be featuring an item in your side bar to sell I think it's important to rotate items on a fairly consistent basis. I've chosen to do this weekly, but the idea is that it keeps your blog looking fresh, and you never know what item will appeal to your blog readers! I wouldn't recommend changing it daily though. You want to give your readers a few days to notice, fall in love with, and decide they can't live without your product!

The other big way that I've seen the Buy Now button used is when the artist has a pattern or a kit that they've created. This is an item that they leave up all the time. I've known several artists that have been quite successful at selling patterns through their blogs this way!

Don't have a pattern or a kit to feature? Do you do custom orders? If you have a particular item that your regularly do custom orders on, so you have a set price, you can list that on the side bar. I plan on doing that soon .... so check back if you want to see more of what I mean!

Any more ideas? Leave me a comment!

6 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Oooh...great idea on the custom orders one! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled to see what you do with this :)

Julie said...

I really like the idea of the sidebar widget. I think I'm going to use it for my pattens. Thanks for sharing this!

Mana Moon Studios said...

What a great idea incorporating a buy now button on your blog! Thanks for this posting!!

The Merry Bird said...

I like the side bar idea... I may incorporate a "buy now" button and feature a product monthly!

storybeader said...

Ruthie, as always, very good ideas. Maybe I'll do a custom order "Buy Now" - my memory wire bracelets at work sell well...

Marlaine said...

How is this doing for you?