Listing an item on Craftjuice is quite straightforward, but I don’t think people realise how important it is to VOTE. I have found items from Folksy on page 4 or 5 of UPCOMING Crafts, and unless they get FIVE votes they will stay there and not be published and therefore not promoted on Facebook or Twitter. After five votes your item is moved into POPULAR crafts, but don’t stop voting!
Your vote counts!!!
Never underestimate the power of your vote. To become popular and hit the homepage you need VOTES!!! And you have the power to pick what should be promoted. There is no restriction on how many items you can vote for so USE YOUR VOTE. It is one of my favourite features of Craftjuice and I use it to the maximum – voting for a huge number of craft items – mostly from Folksy I confess, but if I see something I particularly like from Etsy or elsewhere then I will vote for it. I vote for far more than I receive back in votes, but this is because I am not sure that people realise how important voting is.
Did you know?
Items older than 10 days that get 5 votes will never become POPULAR and not be promoted. But it is also important not to stop voting once you are published. Did you know that? The more votes your item has the better. Why? Craftjuice sends out a newsletter to all their members each month with the most voted items for that month. The newsletter goes to 10,000's of craft lovers all around the world. Potential customers!!! It was such a thrill when two of my items were in the Craftjuice monthly newsletter. I also quite quickly and subsequently sold one of them too!
Craftjuice is not a shop. You can’t sell or buy from it, but it is an excellent promotional platform and everyone who is serious about promoting their items should use it. You also don’t have to be a seller in order to submit your items. Craftjuice will link to any page on the web with a craft item. If you have a blog then submit that, or you can use Flickr. Any of the handmade markets also submit items, MISI, Etsy, Artfire, and of course, Folksy. If you have your own individual website, you can also submit items too. But, don’t forget to VOTE!
I hope this will get you voting – you don’t have to submit an item, or be a seller, you can go to the site and just VOTE for the items that you like. You will need to sign in with a password, but apart from your email address no other information is required. Why not give it a go?