I had never heard the term "community directed development," but it is what drives ArtFire.com. From a business-branding standpoint, this is critically unique in the industry!
From ArtFire's mission found at "Community Directed Developement Puts Members in Control," I found this description interesting:
Do you like to be a unique part of the building process for a site that services sellers, as well as customers?
If you like this type of "give and take" selling environment, then ArtFire as a selling venue is worth consideration for your primary or secondary selling venue for handmade and vintage!
- Free advertising for your own "free ride ArtFire shop" on 1 web site and 2 blogs
- a drawing from a group of only 10 people to receive a custom marketing plan by Indie CEO for your unique business needs (see criteria here)
Here is an update from Indie CEO's post "ArtFire Shop & Free Custom Marketing Plan. How Can You Go Wrong?:
- 3 new verified ArtFire shops attributed to GalleriaLinda
- 2 new unverified ArtFire shops attributed to Gallerialinda (count only if they become verified)
Think about it! And, be sure to check out these Indie CEO resource pages: