We would like to enlist your help in an idea we have for getting more customers though the gate. The incentive will last up until the 14th May, one day before the May Handmade Expo. We will be giving away to two stallholders a half price site fee for their next market (after May) Which will be in a refund form.
For the customers...we are giving away a $25 Handmade Expo GIFT VOUCHER.
Here's how to enter the incentive for May:
We would like you to get on the net working for yourselves and in turn for us, the more customers, the more stallholders, the more customers, etc, see how it works?
For every time you do something to publicise The Handmade Expo, send us a link or copy of advertisement that you have done (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will tally everyones good work the day before the May market and the two stallholders with the most links (and other things done that aren't on the net) will get their next stall half price. (not including May) The Customer that has generated the most advertisements/publicity will also be notified. If this is successfull we will continue to offer incentives.
Here are some ideas, but you will probably come up with some more:
You can share The Handmade Expo blog posts on your Facebook or twitter (if unsure how to do this please ask). There is no limit to how much you can do.
Invite friends to The Handmade Expo Fan Page which you can find HERE
Suggest The Handmade Expo to all your friends on Facebook.
If you see someone else has Facebooked about the market, share that on twitter, Facebook or on your blog, etc.
Whenever you use the words The Handmade Expo, make sure you link to The Handmade Expo blog or The Handmade Expo Facebook page.
Do blog posts about The Handmade Expo, your experiences there, your stallholder neighbours, products you are working on to take to the Handmade Expo, etc
Put our logo on your blog/website, and also all the dates.
Email your address book about The Handmade Expo. (copy us into the email).
Mention The Handmade Expo on any forums you are on or chat rooms.
Have a pile of our date flyers on your table when you are at other markets.
Have some flyers with you when you go out.
See if the school, sports, church newsletter will pop something in their newsletter to help promote you (please provide us with a copy).
Put our flyer or yours up on the notice boards.
Send press releases to your local newspaper, ie; write a story about yourself mentioning that you can be found at The handmade Expo (please email copies)
Can you think of other things you can do to help promote your business (and in turn The Handmade Expo)?
This incentive will start on Sunday 18th April.
Go for it and good luck!
Liesa, Micky & Miriam