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Posted By: Bluto
Tuesday, 21 February 2006, at 6:02 p.m.
First of all, I want to apologize for starting a new thread, but the other one is getting buried quickly and I wanted to make sure that at least Carla sees this post. Also I want but apologize fro the hurried post as, well, I am in a hurry at the moment.
If you look a the keyword search tool for the Yahoo network of sites for month, MOST of the searches for stained glass related keywords are undoubtedly made by artists looking for supplies and info.
However, you will see that there are keywords used by, most likely, stained glass arts & crafts buyers last month. On the Yahoo network for sites alone, there were about, say, at least 3,000 searches alone last month that were obvious searches made by potential buyers to buy things like stained glass sun catchers, and other crafts. Many search "experts" say that you can take the Yahoo network search figures and multiply them by about 10 and that is what you can expect it is across all the search networks in the USA, including Google and others no in the Yahoo network.
So 3K x 10 = 30K.
That's 30,000 people searching on terms that buyers of stained glass art would search for. However, low let's say that only about 10% of them are looking to buy what Carla has to offer and would pay her higher price (since these aren't some mass produced Chinese sweatshop products). That's still 3K people that might potentially like what they see on Carla's site, give her a call, and either buy something that she already has made and ready to sell or order something custom made for themselves. Now, she will not sell to all of this 10%. SO lets say she does grab about 2%. That's still 60 people in one month, who also have mouths and might share their experience with Carla to others. Don't you think that it might be worth it, given that Carla is looking to expand onto the web anyway?
I am not saying that she should not look offline to make money with her art. All I am saying is that there is a market online that could potentially bring in some money for Carla as well as other opportunities and it may very well be worth her while to try some internet marketing like SEO and some other things. Afterall, that is what she came here for and after doing just a little research it seems that her efforts (if done properly) would not be a waste as Mel says it would be.
If I were you, Carla, I'd give it a shot. Of course, I think I know more about SEO and other aspects of internet marketing, but that does not mean that you can't learn about it and then implement it.
I might be able to actually help you, but I cannot say for sure as of right now as my personal life might not allow me to do so. But let me know what you think and maybe soon down the road I might be able to help you on an agreement of sorts.
If anything, it would be great to prove that indeed internet marketing efforts could in fact do some good for an artists, despite what Mel and others of her line of thinking may think. No offense, Mel.
And just remember, if you think or say that it is impossible and not worth your while, then it will most likely turn out to be just that since you have already resigned to such thinking and made it a reality, even though it actually, in reality, may be a good idea and actually worth your while.
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