A while back I wrote about how I was going to have a place on my blog where I explained to people how I sell my work. Well, I finally did it. I wrote a few paragraphs, asked Jon to look it over (he’s good at that stuff) to make sure it made sense and get his opinion on whether I left anything out or put too much in. He was helpful pointing out that I was really nicer than I made myself sound (I’ll admit my first shot at it was kinda terse, but I was nervous and I tend to pull in and shut down when I’m nervous) and he had some suggestions to soften it up a bit and make it sound like I actually was trying to be helpful. So I began again, pretending I wasn’t nervous and admitting that I truly did want to make it easier for people to buy my work.
I eventually got it to a point that I was happy with and a few days later (still nervous about the whole thing) sent it to the people at Mannix ,my web designers. Once it was out of my hands, something happened. I was no longer nervous about it and when Scott emailed me his version of the page I had a bunch of suggestions for changes. Nervous me, afraid to tell people that I occasionally do commissions,(and whatever else I was afraid of) was suggesting that I have a link to my email in certain places in the paragraphs so people could contact me more easily. And I suggested that there should be a photo of me on the page. I know, if I’m visiting someones website, I like to know what the person looks like. It’s more personal and I feel like I get to know them better from the photo. Suddenly I knew just what I wanted to say and how I wanted it to look.
So now it’s done (actually it’s been done for a while, I’m just getting around to writing about it now) and anytime you’re curious about how to buy my art, just click on Buy My Art to the right of the flying Everyday Goddess at the top of my website. It basically tells you that I always have patchwork potholders for sale, when and how I do commissions, and that you can find most of what I have for sale on my blog, and if you have any questions, just email me.
I don’t know if it’s made a difference for anyone, although I have gotten a couple of orders for patchwork potholders since it went up. Anyway, it feels good to have it up and be done with it after all this time. And I like knowing there’s a (hopefully) helpful place people can go if they’re interested in my work.