Jan 27, 2011

120 Places to promote your business

Look what I found ;)
AshleyPahl (blog) created a great list of websites to use as a promotion medium for my and your Etsy store or anything else!

 1. Squidoo - create a "lens" focusing on your work
   2. Myspace- create a profile, connect, write a blog, share pictures
   3. BuyHandmade.org - sign the pledge
   4. Flickr - add photos of your work
   5. weloveetsy.com - social networking site for Etsians
   6. weloveetsy.com/shops - shop directory
   7. Indie Public - indie social networking
   8. Talentdatabase - profile your talents and skills
   9. Blogger.com - create your own blog
  10. Designers Notion - submit your shop to get featured
  11. dmoz.org - web directory
  12. universitychic.com - submit your shop



  13. http://boingboing.net/suggest.html - submit your shop or blog to get featured
  14. kijiji.com - Free Local Classifieds
  15. http://www.freecraftfair.com/link_exchange.html - exchange links to get in directory
  16. StumbleUpon.com - bookmark a page - though self promotion can be frowned upon
  17. Trunkt - juried portfolio site to connect with wholesalers
  18. Indiequarter.com - submit your site to get featured
  19. If you have a blog, try Blog Catalog to share your blog with other bloggers
  20. Cuteable.com - share cute items to be featured
  21. Craigslist - online classifieds
  22. Craftster - connect with other crafters and share ideas
  23. Facebook Business Pages - gain fans, create events, share announcements, post photos
  24. Google Adwords - advertise your shop on Google - costs money
  25. Wickedly Chic - get featured or advertise
  26. Indie Shopping - submit your link for the indie shopping guide
  27. DIY Scene - network with other crafters
  28. All Things Handmade - Etsy Mini Blog
  29. Advertise on other popular blogs such as http://IndieFixx.com
  30. Indie Spotting - submit a find to get featured
  31. Twitter - Microblog and network with others
  32. My Handmade Registry - social network to share your handmade wishlist
  33. Project Wonderful - low-cost, sometimes free, advertising on targeted blogs
  34. Google Base - upload your Etsy shop listings to Google as related shopping links
  35. The Little Black Box - submit samples for monthly giftboxes and get your ad featured
  36. Indie Collective - submit to their shopping directory
  37. Plaincraft - upload your item photos with links to be seen and rated
  38. 2 Handmade Directory - handmade shopping directory
  39. Byhand.me - artisan directory, wishlists, and more!
  40. Indie Gift Guide - Create listings for the gift guides
  41. For Chicago Only - Chicago artist directory and crafting events: Chicago Crafty
  42. Indie Smiles - advertise
  43. MyCraft.com - share and market your crafts
  44. eElixer.com - become a featured member
  45. SoopSee.com - combine your blogs, your shops, your photos, and your contact info
  46. EtsyPicks - Follow them on Twitter, submit your links, and get featured
  47. OwntheHour.com - pay for a spot on the site - get your item featured
  48. Indie Craft Wall - pay for a spot on the craft wall - choose your own pixel spots
  49. Foundhandmade.com - purchase blocks of your size choice to advertise your items
  50. CafeHandmade - show-off your creations
  51. Craft Cult - advertise on the side bars
  52. Craftopolis - advertise on the side bars
  53. Etsy's Promo Forum - promote your items in relavent threads; promote your sales
  54. VFlyer.com - print fliers, create online ads
  55. DeviantArt - share your artwork
  56. Webshots.com - share your photos
  57. Wordpress Blogs - blog about your craft
  58. Typepad Blogs - blog about your work
  59. SchroederSisters.com - many different advertising opportunities
  60. The Crafter Classifieds - Get on the list as a crafter
  61. Snorple.com - a year of free advertising in a shop search engine
  62. Indie Icing - submit your shop to get featured
  63. Top 100 Etsy Shops - submit your shop and have your link and banner featured
  64. Top 100 Crafts Sites Report - Pay to advertise
  65. Crafty Classifieds - Craft Classified ads and message boards
  66. The Craft Link Exchange - A free craft link resource for arts and craft webmasters - reciprocal craft link exchange
  67. 100 Craft Links - Add your site
  68. Girl Indie - Have your website or product reviewed
  69. Craft Stylish - A crafting community to share your ideas and experiences
  70. Shopping Can be Fun! - A blog to promote your items
  71. Etsy Secrets - blog dedicated exclusively to coupons valid at Etsy shops!
  72. Etsy Teams - get involved
  73. LinkedIn - strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts.
  74. This Next - recommend products
  75. Crafters Buzz - free advertising
  76. Ryze - business networking
  77. Robot Laundry - share and promote your work
  78. Bust Magazine Online - advertise
  79. Click Thru - Promote a product or website
  80. Live Journal Etsy Community
  81. Add your URL to Google
  82. Etsy on Myspace - Friend and Comment
  83. Postaroo - Free Classifieds
  84. vintage village - A Gathering of Vintage Sellers and Enthusiasts
  85. http://avcosa.ning.com/ - represent, educate, inform online sellers of antique, vintage & collectibles
  86. Vintage Fashion Guild
  87. The Vintage List - get listed in the directory
  88. Try Handmade - apply to get your work featured or advertise
  89. Mom Made That! - If you're a mom, get your shop featured starting at $3/month
  90. Weebly - create your own free website (I bought my own domain name at NameCheap.com and have it forward to my weebly site!)
  91. Etsy Giveaways - promote your giveaway!
  92. ESellerAds - Advertise your Etsy products anywhere on the web
  93. craft juice - submit a craft item
  94. Vote Handmade - submit a link and vote
  95. The Handmade Directory - Add a site; advertise
  96. Mixx Made - Directory; marketplace; forum; community
  97. Blue Canvas - classifieds; community; forum; gallery
  98. 43 Things: Promote My Website - add your site to the list
  99. Etsy's Myspace page - Friend and leave a comment
 100. Get Crafty - forum; community; blogs
 101. Bing.com - submit your site to search engine
 102. You Craft - free craft listings and classifieds
 103. Target Crafts - directory; link exchange; banner/ad campaigns
 104. Arts Collab - submit finds; advertise
 105. Artzee - Add your site; forum
 106. Cracker - Australian classifieds; free ads and forum
 107. Craft Site Directory - Add your site
 108. Crafty Links - Add your site
 109. Daisy Craft - List items for free
 110. Designs to Love - Online craft gallery; forum; community
 111. Electronic Cottage - list your site and exhibit
 112. Froogle on Google - submit your site to Google's shopping resources
 113. Link Referral - submit your blog or website
 114. Crafty Tips - submit your site; suggest a link
 115. Creativity Portal - suggest a site
 116. CanArtisan - Submit Canadian art links
 117. Tip Junkie - list your shop; announce your giveaway; submit a tip or tutorial
 118. Craft Gawker - join and submit your items for viewing
 119. Bloglovin' - if you use a blog as a promotional tool, add it to Bloglovin' to get followers and get your blog out there.
 120. Do You Etsy - social networking site to join, network, build relationships, get featured