Instead of using a notice that says it's incomplete, why not put up what is ready? That can include an artist's statement, photos of your jewelry, how to buy (whether it's online or not) and a sign-up for your newsletter or other information. If you're having trouble creating the site on your own, consider getting professional web help or selling through an established site like Etsy. Although there are pros and cons to selling as one vendor among many, the hard part of creating the site is already done for you!
- Dr. David Weiman
Dr. David Weiman is a respected expert in the field of marketing and selling handcrafted jewelry and a well-read contributor to Fire Mountain Gems and Beads "Ask the Experts". He is the author of Introduction to Marketing and Selling Jewelry, The Jewelry Selling Answer Book and The 5 Keys to Selling Handcrafted Jewelry (all available through Fire Mountain Gems and Beads). A free newsletter on selling handmade jewelry is available at his website: www.MarketingJewelry.com
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