Thursday, January 6, 2011

Promotional Frenzy

Tanzanite Crystal Drop Earrings by galla15 on Etsy

Reflecting on the past year, it was a year of joining.  I Joined Facebook along with creating a Angels n Everlastings Fan Page for my business.  I spent oodles of time working the "link love" Facebook system for gaining "likers" for my fan page.  I got plenty of likers and liked plenty of pages but I can't say it has helped with sales.   I joined all sorts of Facebook groups that would help promote my business.  Most of those I've lost contact with except for an occasional e-mail from them.  Some I should reconnect with.  I joined Twitter and followed a bunch of people who followed me back. I joined the Etsy CAST team which now has over 1000 members. I also joined the CAPS team which concentrates on member promoting.   I started my Angels n Everlastings Artfire Shop in October which needs some love and attention.  I started this blog and recently launched my web page  Then recently for promotion, Stumbleupon, Kaboodle and who knows what else.  All this joining was productive but I can't say that I really have used all these connections effectively.  Recently I came across the Promotional Frenzy Etsy Thread and got involved with their networking.  This is a group which encourages promotion with activities on certain days - for instance,  Monday they host a BNR treasury, Tuesday everyone chooses one item to be promoted, Wednesday is the day everyone is encouraged to blog, Thursday everyone tries to list a new item, Friday is the day to create a Promo Frenzy member treasury and on Saturdays they choose one member for a "solo Frenzy.  Sunday is a day of rest!  I can't do it all but I find this schedule very helpful to encourage me to actively use my blog or to create a weekly treasury.  The leaders on this group really seem to know how to promote and I've learned a lot in the short time I have been involved with them.  For more information on the Promotional Frenzy Thread visit  So this year, I hope to reflect on the connections I have made and try to either use it or lose it.  I can't maintain all the connections I have made but I need to decide which ones to keep and which ones aren't helpful to creating sales or getting noticed.  I think the Promotional Frenzy group will be one of the keepers along with the Etsy CAST team and CAPS team and I encourage you to check them out.  Here are a few creations from the Promotional Frenzy group:

Pomegranate Jewels Necklace - Red Agate and Gold Ribbon by petite hermine on Etsy

Viking knit Bracelet by Prittyfy
NewCreatioNZ - Set of 5 bookmarks


  1. It's always good to get organized with your efforts, you can't spread yourself too thin!

    I just joined the Promotional Frenzy today. I hope to keep the connection as well, it seems worthwhile!

  2. Great blog Angela! I wish I was this organized. THE PROMOTIONAL FRENZY TEAM IS THE BEST!

  3. Looks like you've been very busy in the past year! I'm sure all of your efforts will pay off.

    Even though I just joined promotional frenzy, I know it will definitely pay off. I mean just look at all the fun things planned each day of the week!

  4. I'm sure all your hard work will pay off for you! Good Luck!

  5. What a fantastic write-up. Some of those places, I wasn't even aware of, very thought provoking. Thanks for sharing and welcome to Promotional Frenzy!!!

  6. Thank you Judy for sharing the very helpful information.
    I have been a year on Etsy, now and slowly learning. I too have tried a number of things and am learning as I go.

    Best to you for much success, Roxanne

  7. This is a great write-up on the group!