Thursday, March 4, 2010

Are you ready for Spring?

Our winter months are quickly passing and Spring is quietly peaking it's head around the corner. If your looking forward to Spring to start your cycle of art shows and fairs again, like we are, then don't hesitate on getting your applications sent. Many of the juried events have already posted their application requirements and deadlines. Some have application deadlines that have already passed. So gather the best photo's you have of your best creations and start applying!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Get Yourself Noticed!

In today's hustle and bustle of the internet one of the hardest things to do is get yourself noticed. We create amazing stuff, we blog or talk about it on a community site, then we wait. We wait for everyone else in the world to stumble upon our website or blog so they can be amazed too. 

Well sadly, it's no longer that easy to get yourself noticed on the world wide web. Thankfully, we have some great sites out there to help take some of the stress and mystery out of how to bring people to our site. Scoutle is one I have been checking out for some time now. I've seen it on many other sites, but never really knew that much about it. So I went there and checked it out for myself.

Being the skeptic I am, I was pleasantly surprised by what they had and how it all worked. The concept is an easy one. You sign up, create a scout, and your scout goes out and connects with blogs of a similar interests as yours. Through these connections a community of like minded individuals is formed. Thus drawing people to your site that otherwise would never have known you existed. 

You know the old saying, "I know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone...". Well simply put, that's basically how Scoutle works. We all know word of mouth is the best advertiser. Well this is just 'word of mouth' the internet way.

So if your in a slump as to how to get more traffic to you site, I suggest trying Scoutle. It's free and very easy to use. You never know, one day you may look back on this as the day your business really took off!