Here at Handmadeology we coach all types of creative business owners, but our foundation was built on the true handmade community. I am a metal artist, and I have built my creative business from the ground up with my two hands! Recently Zibbet, a marketplace to buy handmade products, direct from the maker, launched an initiative to support the buying and selling of true handmade goods. When I was asked to help Zibbet promote and let the world know about this initiative , without hesitation I started crafting this post and my plan for promoting! Below you will find a post straight from Zibbet’s blog.
Last week, Zibbet launched an initiative in support of the buying and selling of truly handmade products. Our new website, iPledgeHandmade, encourages handmade artisans and crafters to ‘take the pledge’ in support of individualhandmade, fine art, vintage and supply sellers. In Zibbet’s October 2, 2013 newsletter, Jonathan Peacock, Zibbet’s CEO, stated: “I want to go on record as stating that Zibbet will never allow any seller to ‘work with outsidemanufacturers to help produce your designs’. It goes completely against our vision for the marketplace. Zibbet is now one of the only pure and true marketplaces in the world for handmade.”
We ask you to join the growing group of Zibbeters who are standing together to maintain a marketplace that is unique and committed to individual sellers by taking the iPledgeHandmade pledge. After submitting your pledge, you’ll be presented with the code for three widget options that state that you’ve taken the pledge. Each widget links to Zibbet’s iPledgeHandmade website. Select the option that most appeals to you and install the widget in your Premium Zibbet shop, your blog, and any website that allows the installation of widgets or gadgets. Add the URL for the iPledgeHandmade website, www.iPledgeHandmade.com, to business cards and other printed materials you use. Help spread the word that Zibbet is ‘all in for Handmade’ and so are you!
Please join me in signing this pledge and support the true handmade community this upcoming holiday season and beyond!
Be sure to pin, share, tweet, email, and spread the word as far and wide as possible!
I would love for you to post a link to your handmade shop here in the comments and on our Facebook fan page HERE. We have over 22,000 fans and it will be great exposure for you!