How good are you at marketing yourself as an artist? This month's article from Carolyn Edlund may provide some eye-opening news for you.
How often do you rate the shows you've vended at? We've just made it even easier to rate shows and promoters you've worked with recently. Read below to find out how you can help out your fellow vendors with ratings!
Just a heads up for you sellers - commissions will now be set at a reserve of $5. So you will not be charged a fee until you reach that reserve.
FN Newsletter Editor
Your Biggest Art Marketing Mistake
by Carolyn Edlund
Has this happened to you?
You've met people who absolutely love your artwork. It might be at an exhibit or a fair, or perhaps at a social event when you share an image of your art on your smartphone. They rave about your art, showing lots of interest, and you tell them you will stay in touch. They hand you a business card, or write down their name, email and phone number.
But you never got back to them. The opportunity was lost.
You meant to do it, but either you weren't organized, or you didn't know what to say, or didn't have enough time. You end up with stacks of cards, and lists of people who want to see more of your work, but you haven't taken any action to follow up with all those interested people who could turn into customers.
Help us grow! Rate the shows you know!
Remember you can also rate events directly from Pro Search for all the listings we publish on our website.
Festival participants rely on feedback from other vendors to learn about events and promoters for many reasons. Rating the great events you've participated in, and sharing the not-so-great feedback is essential in this market for folks to get an edge on shows they might not be familiar with. We have made it a little easier for you to rate events that have recently happened! This new page allows you to sort and locate festivals that happened in the last three months and click to rate the event directly from the page. You can bookmark this page to revisit at any time!
Everyone Wins With FN's Referral Program!
Word of mouth is the best...and we'd like to personally thank you for spreading the word about FestivalNet! Since you became a FN member, you are already enrolled in our Referral Program.
How it works.. You tell others about FestivalNet, you earn money, and they can get a discount when they join! Simple! You get $5 for every new Pro member you send our way. You can also apply your referral funds toward next year's renewal! We have tons of widgets to choose from on our new Affiliate page, and have made it easier than ever to share your custom referral code on Facebook, Twitter, or via email. You can also access this page in your account by clicking on My Account, then click on your listed affiliate number.
Just the facts:
Want to share in person? Hand out your business card or a custom FN Affiliate Flyer when you are working events! If you want to learn more, go here - where you can print your own flyers to hand out.
- You get $5 for each new pro member you send our way.
- Your friends can get $5 off their membership by using your custom referral code at checkout.
- Referrals are settled quarterly via Paypal.
- You may also apply your affiliate credits towards next year's renewal.
- Referrals can come in via word of mouth or through special tracking links you use in emails or online.
Get a Link to Your Page in Our Members Link!
Pro Members! If you have a website or blog and link to Festivalnet.com, we will link to your site on our Member's Links page!
The Member's Links page is a great way to get more traffic and exposure to your site. It's a total win-win.
Before getting in touch to swap links, visit your 'My Account' area and click 'Affiliate Tools' on the right to get your code for linking to FNO. Once the link to FNO is live on your site or blog, let Julie know to get added. Be sure your website is listed in your 'modify profile' area.