Who uses Facebook and/or their own website to sell.

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Blog entry by Alan Hart posted 04-19-2011 09:24 PM 3695 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow LJ’s

I am just wondering who uses Facebook and/or their own web site to sell there woodworking. I’m thinking about doing that but not sure how it will work. If you do, please let me know how it works for you. Or do you use somebody elses website to sell such as Etsy and how does that work for you?



-- Al Hart

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 10:21 PM

I don’t sell online, but I have experience with online marketing and such. Let me know if you need a hand with your site and other outlets online.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 12:26 AM

I have sold on Ebay. My friends have seen my work on Facebook and have requested or purchased items from me but I have not advertised on Facebook. Selling on Facebook would require you to open your profile to anyone as your friends would only see your posts if not.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 12:50 AM

Currently my work is all by word of mouth.

I am a contractor and so I am hired mostly through that route. As the contractor in charge of the job, I get to design and build a lot of the custom work. This has occurred over time by building a reputation locally and where I have worked in Ohio.

It is interesting to see the different means by which people sell their work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 12:29 PM

I’ve actually used Facebook to keep friends and family “in the loop” of what I’m doing. I’ve posted several “brag” albums and have gotten requests for specific items from those posts. I think what Todd said above is really important though! You really need to work on your local clientele as they’re the customers that are going to show your work to others in your area. Build up your local reputation first, but aside from that if you feel you have the time and energy post some “special” items on sites like Etsy and see what happens. Good luck.

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 03:01 PM

You don’t have to open your profile up, just create a ‘page’ for your work/company. Its pretty easy to do and is a good way to brand your name

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 04:14 AM

Closetguy has a very nice blog on facebook

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Alan Hart

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 06:44 PM

I just read Closetguy’s blog, this is just what I needed to know.

-- Al Hart

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#8 posted 04-22-2011 12:08 AM

Glad I could help point you in his direction;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Panga Design

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#9 posted 04-30-2011 02:47 PM

Hi Alan

I sell majority through website and market products using FB and many other networking blogs.

If you any help just shout and I’m sure I can help.

Would also appreciate a LIKE on my FB page here:



-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design,

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