I am pleased to report that my chat session on the Creative Connections network on Tuesday 19th Aug went swimmingly! Loads of crafty individuals gathered together on the network and in their chatroom to join the birthday celebrations of Creative Connections – the social network linked to Creative Crafting magazine. Here’s the link to the community: http://creative-connections.ning.com/
The Cassiefairy “Turning your hobby into a business” and “brand promotion techniques” chat session saw me speaking to loads of enthusiastic craft business owners (pretty tough to keep up with the pace of the chat at times) and had a look at their websites & linked up with them on Twitter too! All the crafters I spoke to were so dedicated to their work and were well on their way to being very successful already! Everyone was happy to chip in questions and many of the other participants were also able to help out with the answers too! The hour-long session simply flew by and Anna, the owner of Creative Connections and editor of Creative Crafting, asked me to pop back for an extra session in the afternoon as I had already over-run by 15 minutes!
We covered topics such as using social media and blogging to communicate with customers, craft business insurances, business registration and tax issues, web design and much more. I’m delighted that Anna has since asked me to contribute an article on the subject of online promotion for Creative Crafting magazine. I’ve just sent it in and hopefully it will feature in September’s issue – I’ll let you know when, so watch this space!
As well as hosting my own ‘masterclass’ on business and promotion I joined in with some of the earlier chat sessions and learnt that I wasn’t the only one out there working day-in-day-out at my computer and in my workshop! It was so great to meet so many other people who are doing the same as I do everyday & to know that I’m not alone!
I hope that more crafters will use the chat facility on a daily basis – it’d be great to have a tea-break and a chat, plus we can always help each other out when we get stuck on a project too!
I hope you’ll join up to the network and I’ll see you on Creative Connections chat soon! http://creative-connections.ning.com/
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