"I know many an old school full time potters who do not choose to interact with the web other than some applications and to see upcoming weather etc.-do not have web sites (or have info only no sales) and seem to be getting on just fine-even thriving-rasing families-making pots.Its a tool only if one chooses to use it.
If your established or your work is a hands on online of a kind the web may not the best venue. For me it started out becuase I got really tired takling color on phone to customers so I dumbed it down to a few color choices. I also choose not to purse web sales over direct sales as its just so small potatoes. I choose to use it more as informational-tell my customers where I'll be showing and where they can buy my work. Yes some want it sent to them in small volumes. Small volume sales have yet to appeal to me.
The most successfull potters I know do a mix of sales and that mix usually does not involve web sales.
I'm sure this is not true accross the board only my experience."
Mark said it was OK if I used his last post to start a new thread.
I am interested in finding out how you all are using or adapting the Internet and your site or commercial sites to promote your own work.
I found it interesting that many potters were finding etsy to be a cheap place to set up a store for their customers ... not even caring much if others found it but just using it as a shopping cart.
Others are promoting themselves on facebook or pinterest by making sure to post images.
I have hidden pages on my personal website where I can send clients to look at new work. When the transaction is done I just delete it.
How are you all adapting?? Any fun ideas?