Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FaceBook marketing tips for rainy days

Does anyone else find that rainy weather makes them more or less creative? For me, it is definitely less. Which doesn't make sense, since on sunny days I should be out in the garden or pool, but I love sitting in my golden filled sun room, looking at my beads and figuring out what to make next. On rainy days, like today, all I want to do is sleep....

To combat that, I use rainy days for marketing my Etsy products. Today, I figured out how to use Facebook to list a new Etsy product on my Business Page. It is actually pretty simple. First, of course, you have to have a page for your business. If you are already on Facebook, go to someone's (anyone's) business page. On the bottom left corner, you will see "Create a Page for my Business." That could take a while to fill out all the necessary information, so once you're done with that, come back to me....

OK - now that you're done with that, you want to post a link to your Etsy product (or anything else you want to link to). If you click directly on the box that says "What's on Your Mind", little icons that say "Add link, photos,", etc. will show up underneath. This is where you can put a photo, a link to your new listing, product, whatever. Then just press Share and then this will show up on your regular FaceBook page and your Fans' pages as well! For some reason, this didn't show up on my page, and I had to press "show hidden posts" for this to show....don't get all the ins and outs of FB yet, but I am trying!

Well, that used up most of my evening, and now I am off to knit in bed. I can knit no matter what the weather!


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I need to start a Facebook business page!

  2. I really should join Facebook one of these days. It's on the list. :)

  3. Go for it, but make sure you have a lot of extra time on your hands! It can really eat you alive if you let it...

  4. I like facebook because you can add a mini from your etsy shop, blog and other stuff on your main page and then have a fan page as well - I use it mainly for business but have found people I havent heard from in years - its quite fun - I am on twitter as well but stuill havent gotten the full hang of it - lots of followers but I can never stay on long enough to carry a full back and forth with someone - but its fun to see everyone