Thursday, August 9, 2007

Don't order another 1,000 business cards!

Since starting at etsy I have discovered business cards aren't the most effective or fun way to promote yourself. We make bandanas, mini-posters, lip balm, stickers and other inexpensive handmade items and give them away. People are just more enthusiastic when you give them something handmade and useful. Even magnets and buttons can be put to use making them better than a business card that will probably end up at the bottom of someones junk drawer. Here are some more ideas for promoting your shop:Custom Matchboxes by MonsterPromos

Custom Matchbook Notepads by ThePromoShop

Make a zine about your creative process!

Screenprinted bandanas! Make your own and print a whole slew of them to give out to customers. There are a few Etsy ones available in our shop if you like these. Find 'em here.


Custom pencils by Sweet Paperie. Available in a bunch of colors. Great idea!
Can you think of any others? - share them!

13 comments:

Mary said...

LOVE this tip! Thanks so much for the cool ideas!

Creations With Heart said...

These are really great ideas and inspiring too!!

m.Lee said...

I had some custom bookmarks made by Etsy seller SparksFly. A nice thing about them is I can use the back to write my thanks you notes.

But I still give out biz cards.

allison strine said...

I'm lovin the zine!!

flytie said...

oooh..i love the pencil idea! :-)

Dance with Silver said...

Great ideas! Thank you! ^_^

Doda, Myra and Trish said...

wonderful ideas, thanks.

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