Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Charlevoix, Michigan
Facebook is not unlike the yellow pages where you take the shotgun approach to marketing yourself. ( lots of folks who may or may not be interested in the type of items you are best at) My experience is that most woodworking jobs are personal with the folks would purchase from a craftsman. While I have a website for my business, it is purposely unprofessional, but not bad for a cabinetmaker who did his own (like everything else). It sets the tone for someone thinking about working with me, or reinforcing my legitimacy as a woodworking professional. I do some facebook posts that show my stuff once in a while and I get attaboys, but it is to be in "circulation" more than digging for business. Maybe a thread called "how do you market yourself" would be a fun one for everybody to bloviate on.
Last edited by Jim Tank; 01-19-2010 at 05:52 PM.
Reason: big idea