Welcome to Conscious Crafties! We're thrilled you've chosen to join our Crafties family!
We hope you loved your welcome in our Crafties Community Group. We're looking forward to becoming your friend and can't wait to see your crafts and skills. Here's a few things to help you settle in....
Before adding products
Your shiny new shop is now ready for you to add your gorgeous crafts and skills (there's never any rush to add items, we all understand that things take us a little longer due to health, energy or family commitments).
Before you dive in:
1. Watch our product listing help guide, packed full of tips to help your customers find and love your products. Grab a cuppa as this video is about 30 mins long: HOW TO ADD PRODUCTS VIDEO.
2. If you offer product options like size and colour, then take a look at our:ADDING PRODUCT OPTIONS VIDEO.
3. Remember that your photographs are your MOST IMPORTANT selling tool. Make your products pop out the page screaming 'Buy Me, Buy Me' by following our tips in our: TAKING PERFECT PRODUCT PHOTOS HELP GUIDE.
After Listing Your 1st Product
FOLLOW US on Twitter and tag us @ConsciousCrafty in any tweets about your products on Conscious Crafties so we can retweet for you.
Please LIKE both our Facebook pages:
Main Page - Conscious Crafties - Handmade By Spoonies and Carers
Marketplace Page - Crafties Handmade Gifts Marketplace
Also, so you don't miss your crafts being shared or your fellow Crafties items, tick the little down arrow on the Like button then 'See First' and turn your 'Notifications On'.
INTERACT WITH US 🙂
If you Like, Comment or Share our posts, it tells Facebook we have interesting content so they show more people are products, meaning more customers see yours and other Crafties products resulting in more sales for all 🙂
Finding Yours and Crafties Shops
You can easily find your shop by clicking on View Store tab in your Crafties Control Panel. Once you have listed your first product your shop is also searchable by fellow Crafties and customers by clicking CRAFTIES in the main menu.
Sharing Your Products and Skills
It's important that you also share on your own social networks and Facebook groups to give your products as much exposure as possible.
EXPOSURE = SALES.
It's super easy to share, simply go to your product page and click one or more of the social sharing buttons.
Watch our HOW TO SHARE VIDEO
Every week you have the option to team up with a different fellow Craftie to share each others products meaning our crafts get seen by a new audience each week 🙂
So look out for weekly invites in our Conscious Crafties Community to CRAFTIE FRIENDS events! Simply click 'Going' on the event and Joanna Hall will buddy you up with a fellow Craftie to share with from Monday to Friday. Remember that all events are optional and if you are sharing for a fellow Craftie but are struggling health wise, do let your Craftie Friend and Joanna Hall know, we all understand and will make sure your Craftie Friend still has their items shared.
I'd recommend waiting till you have at least 7 products in your shop so your Craftie Friend has at least one product to share in your shop every day of that week. Find out more about Craftie Friends events
Most Viewed Products
You can increase the number of views your items have by creating great keyword dense product names and descriptions. Also sharing your own products and taking part in our Craftie Friends events really helps. Each week, the most viewed item from the previous week will win a place as our main Facebook page profile picture. The second most viewed wins a place as the Marketplace Facebook page profile picture. Announcements are also made in our Crafties Community group every Monday x
Featured Super Craftie!
When you join the wonderful world of Conscious Crafties, you are given a lovely welcome in our Crafties Community Support Group. Later on, your story, shop and products will also be introduced on our main Facebook page and Twitter. When Karen notices you have at least 15 products or services in your shop, you will be featured as a Super Craftie on both our main Facebook page (over 8000 followers) and Twitter (over 2000 followers) so everyone can see your talents x
How can I help?
Crafties often ask how they can help support Conscious Crafties and our Community. The best thing you can do is shout LOUD and PROUD about us everywhere you go online and offline and by sharing yours and other Crafties products. Our favourite hashtags are #CraftiesRock and #CraftiesTakeOverTheWorld 🙂
Add a Crafties Badge of Honour
Add a Crafties Badge to your Facebook Profile pic by using Twibbon
Twibbon doesn't work in all browsers so Julie Murray, Dee Sandom, Samantha Tanner and Joanna Hall have kindly offered to add to your profile picture for you! Just ask 🙂
Add a Testimonial
We love hearing how Conscious Crafties has helped you. If you'd like to add to our reviews, please visit our TESTIMONIALS page. Various press often quote our Crafties from this page, so you could have a moment of fame 🙂
Blog about us!
Did you know you can Write Blogs on the Conscious Crafties about your experience being a Craftie?
Also, if you have your own website, please write about Conscious Crafties, you can also add a cute 'I'm Proud to be a Craftie' supporters badge! Do let me know if you blog about us so I can return the favour by adding you to our Press Section on the site.
Building and running Conscious Crafties website takes tonnes of money! If you live in the UK, it would really help fund the website if you join EasyFundraising. Retailers will donate a small amount each time you shop at over 2700 retailers and doesn't cost you a penny.
Sign up for your FREE account here - thank you 🙂
How else can I help?
To find out how else you and others can help, take a look at our Conscious Crafties Supporters Pack.