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txamu01
« on: March 26, 2007 08:52:06 PM »

I keep reading that MySpace is a great networking tool for you new businesses, but I just don't see how.  Can someone please explain this to me?  I know that you can add friends and such, and I have a few, but it seems like most of the friends I get are spam type "friends". 


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007 01:09:20 AM »

i feel the same way about myspacing a biz only people who want to be friends are 1 people who know me 2 bands i dont know 3 porn star maybe to keep your buyers updated but not for much else ps i make hand crafted stuffed toys
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Pearlescent
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007 05:58:03 AM »

I have a Myspace account also and it is good but you need to put some photos of your work up for people to see and then you might catch peoples eye.

Remember that when people are browsing profiles yours currently has no picture and that is what they will see and it usually means a dead profile so they pass onto the next one.

Also when you do add someone who has a business, take a gander through their buddy list and add anyone you think is suitable and so on and so forth, pretty soon you will attract people to your profile through seeing yours on their friends profiles.

Mine is in my signature if you want to take a look Smiley

Best of luck!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007 06:32:09 AM »

i agree with pearlescent. i did have an art profile that was going very well...unfortunenately someone hacked into it to post spam bulletins.
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AndreaLynn
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007 08:42:18 AM »

You can also join different groups that may relate to what you do. For example, when I eventually get my dancewear thing going I would join groups like "Gogo Girls USA" or something that pertains to dancers or anyone who would be interested in my product.

If you develop a good customer base you could make your own group to keep everyone updated on your new products. This would also get even more people to see your store --- some people may have 500 friends, but are only a part of 5 groups. As a lurker I'm more likely to click on one of a person's groups as opposed to going through all their friends to find "hey this profile/business looks neat, I'll check it out."

Just be sure you don't put out a crazy amount of bulletins...that usually gets businesses or promoters off my list very quickly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 09:32:44 PM »

I think myspace is fabulous, I use it and make a ton of money and networking connections on it.
But there are a lot of freeloaders who want your stuff for free. *groan*

It's really all about knowing your target audience and marketing to them.  I spent days adding friends at some point and now they all just come to me I don't have to hunt anyone out anymore.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007 06:39:55 PM »

ok your layout is cute, that's one thing that will draw attention. another thing, agreeing with another poster, is pix. you need pix. the profile pic is what will grab people's attention when they surf through lists and whatnot. then put a few on the main page to keep them interested,  not a ton, cuz alot of people do that and it can be frustrating to wait for them to load...some people still have dialup...*cough*. then you can put more in your album. you can now have your pix organized in different albums if you'd like.

also tell a little more about what you specialize in, what some of your top sellers are, and maybe how you got started in the bio section. but you don't have to write a book...lol like i just did...hehe

i'm not sellin anything yet. i just observe other peoples pages and sites and maybe you can too to get some more ideas.

hope that helps a lil bit.
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shipbyrl
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007 07:40:06 AM »

I find its a good way to connect with other crafters. I cant be too sure its gotten me any sales, but I know I've been able to get in touch with other crafters which has been great and there are some good crafter groups out there as well.
Also you can post bulletins that anyone who is your friend will see, often people have been putting up sales and news on their stores, etc.

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007 07:44:20 AM »

I gotta say if crafting is your primary interest - craftster is as good - or probably better - for networking purposes. Works for me, anyway.
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paradiddle
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2007 07:32:31 PM »

Myspace is good, but you have to make a lot of friends.  Try befriending other crafty businesses on MySpace, and adding them to your top 8/16/24/193832, and maybe they'll add you back.  It also helps to say "Thanks for the add, love your stuff, I put you in my top 8!"  You could also find people from craftster with businesses and see if they'll add you.

BTW, if your account gets hacked and people start posting fake bullitens, all you need to do is change your password and they'll stop.
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