Current News from the PCG!
September 5th, 2013 Dear PCG Members!
As previously mentioned in our newsletters the rebuilding of our members directory is still ongoing. I hope to have this completed by the end of the year and will keep you informed as to my progress.
This newsletter is to inform you that the CRAFTfest Online Fair will be running again in November for the huge Christmas MEGAfest! If you haven't taken part before this is a wonderful one to explore as it is always super busy.
CRAFTfest was one of the first online craft fairs holding its first event in September 2011. But it is MORE than just a craft fair! The main difference with CRAFTfest is that it is a community experience. It is about the bigger picture, making friends, interacting with other crafters, people who understand your passion, and your craft. CRAFTfest is not just about uploading items to your stall and trying to sell things, it is about having fun in the forums and chatting in the chat room, exchanging tips, learning new ideas and speaking to other crafters that have weeks, months or years of experience.
Throughout the 8 day long event all of the stall holders will be busy promoting themselves, the event and you throughout this time. Why struggle to promote yourself when you can have hundreds of others promoting with you!
There is promotional material free to download that includes buttons, banners and posters and ongoing promotional events every day throughout the week, covering a vast range of social media sites. You'll be part of a team who are there to support each other, give advice and share promotional skills. We can all learn something new from other people doing the same as us, running a business by ourselves and trying to make a living from crafting.
The previous Christmas virtual fair brought in over 112,560 views with 250 stalls.
For more information, please go to www.craftfest-events.com where you will find those all important booking forms.
The event itself will run from 16th - 23rd November 2013. The booking forms close on 1st November but do book early to grab those prime spots and for maximum preparation and promotion time.
Other Guild News
Just in case you didn't get chance to read our previous newsletter I would like to add a quick reminder that our discounts page can now only be accessed from our members area. You will have received a password for this, if for any reason you are having difficulties logging in please contact me and I will get this sorted for you.
I will shortly be adding at least one new option for our Premium Members so do look out for emails and announcements regarding this.
I think that about wraps it up for now. Remember that you can always contact me either by email or through Facebook, twitter etc.
All my best,