Thursday, December 4, 2008

Diversify, Diversify

So I've been spending a few days brainstorming and trying to figure out how to grow my business(es). I've pretty much decided that it is smart not to put all your eggs in one basket as they say. Going back and forth between ShopHandmade.com and Artfire.com is giving me a headache. Feedback on both of these sites is both positive and negative. I guess the same can be said for Etsy. And Ebay for that matter.
So the only way to figure out what to do is to try them out! So today I opened on Artfire.
http://vyeshi.artfire.com/
I only have two items there so far. I intend to add more. I love their one-page listing format. It's great! They are a little buggy...but they're still in Beta so that's to be expected. But everyone raves about the stats. Next to try ShopHandmade and see how that goes! I'll be blogging about it!
ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

2 comments:

Meekiyu said...

I've also am undecided about art fire the name reminds me that it's mostly art prints and what not... but wish you luck in all your ventures!

Fighter of the Night Man said...

I'm going to try out Artfire next as well, thanks for your feedback on it! I've been thinking about the diversifying a lot lately as well and spent some more time on shophandmade last night. I have to say, listing things on there is a pain! But I seem to have items on the front page regularly. I blogged about it a little while back here:
http://championofthesun.blogspot.com/2008/11/shophandmade-vs-madeitmyself.html

So, I'm still trying to figure out what's best too. Good luck! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on shophandmade too.