I joined the community about a month ago because I’m helping a friend start her concrete sculpture business. Exciting times!
Even though we’re still in the initial stages, we’re trying to figure out how to best promote the work. So, I started looking around for independent craft websites which help promote handcrafted items for sale, and also provide valuable external backlinks to help with SEO.
I found a couple of interesting sites, but was really surprised that there aren’t more of them, and also that very few of them solely focus on craft items for sale.
Rather than sitting around and bemoaning the fact, I got to thinking, could – and should – I help create a site like this? (To clarify, it would be completely free.)
As more experienced craft sellers, I’d love to hear your opinion: Would a site like this be useful to help build awareness around quality craft? Do you think it would help the community promote – and sell – handmade items? Would it help build an online presence and strengthen SEO?
Thanks so much for taking the time to help out a newbie with your feedback!
PS For anyone who’d prefer to express their opinions anonymously – rather than commenting and discussing below – there’s a quick questionnaire instead: