Well first of all, if you are on Facebook you may have seen that I'm in the USA right now! I'm visiting my daughter, son in law and gorgeous grandchildren. I'll be here for 5 weeks, which will fly by I know but I intend to enjoy every last second. I'll be posting from time to time to let you know how I'm getting on. I'll be taking lots of photos of course so watch this space, also my Facebook page.
Some of you may also have seen the buzz around Facebook and on Etsy about the deal on Artfire to get a pro shop over there for just $5.95 (that's less than £4) per month. I decided it was worth a try so I signed up and it's just been activated.
I started by transferring a few items over from my Folksy shop (which is in holiday mode while I'm away. I plan to get busy making beads and some jewellery in a day or two when I've recovered from the journey to get here.
The basic free Artfire account allows you to list unlimited items, you get a shop with a banner but can't rearrange your shop, have featured items or categories. Once you go pro you get a lot of tools to help you sell. I'm excited to get categories which we are waiting for on Folksy. I can also set up a shopfront on Facebook (again eagerly anticipated soon on Folksy) which I will do soon.
For now I've put a small shop front on this blog which you can see just to the right of this post! You can shop directly from here!