Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ArtFire Shop & Free Custom Marketing Plan. How Can You Go Wrong?

Only you and I can create our own futures. Therefore, I am getting serious about selling on Artfire. I want The Artfire Free Ride for Life and you should too!

(I know this is a long post, however, it is an important opportunity that could affect your bottom line).

I seldom post the same content on both blogs, but I wanted you to know my commitment to you, so I am posting this on Indie CEO as well as GalleriaLindaShowcase.

Looking ahead at your business expenses is wise, especially for 2009. This information is worthy of consideration for online sellers who create handmade items or sell vintage items. Only you can create your future! You could have a full verified shop on Artfire, for free, for life.

Artfire is having a promotion that benefits shop owners and now I am offering to help you with your success. Before I get into what I have up my sleeve for you, here are reasons to join Artfire for $7/month:
  • Growing fast, extremely responsive admin, fast roll outs of new features that work the first time, listens to sellers, so many new features on the list to come
  • Unlimited number of free listings
  • Google Analytics statistics to support your marketing efforts
  • No selling fees, no final sales fees, no listing fees
  • Ways to be featured, seen
  • Random searches mean that your items will be seen more frequently without you worrying with it – list and let the search do its thing
  • For $7 a month, you have invested money equal to 35 listing or relist fees a month on Etsy - one a day plus a fraction. If you are a serial lister or relister on Etsy in hopes for your items to be seen, you will love this value. On Artfire, there are no selling fees when you actually sell those listings!
  • When the total 5,000 verified accounts are taken, the monthly fee will jump to $20/month. Now, don’t you want to get in before that happens?
  • Once you sign up for a verified shop, you too can work on your own new shop's Artfire Free Ride for Life. I will help you – keep reading how!

The Artfire Free Ride for Life promotion for the GalleriaLinda shop is when 10 people sign up for a verified $7/month shop and attribute their sign up to GalleriaLinda's Artfire Shop. GalleriaLinda will receive an Artfire Free Ride for Life shop. How great is that?

I want to give you a gift, plus, I am personally committing to help each of the 10 shop owners who sign up referencing GalleriaLinda, achieve this goal for themselves.

Here is how it will work:

  • The first 10 people who use GALLERIALINDA’S Artfire link and sign up for a verified $7/month Artfire shop, will be placed in a GalleriaLinda drawing, of only the first 10 people total from both blog posts. (you must use my link, not someone else’s…and there are many around and many Project Wonderful ads using ArtFire's logo - don't get confused, ALL the links in this post are GalleriaLinda's links to the Artfire Free Ride).
  • As each completes their sign up attributed to GalleriaLinda’s reference, they are to come back here to this post to COMMENT that they did sign up by leaving their new Artfire shop name. (Alternatively, you can comment on the GalleriaLindaShowcase post about Artfire). I will check. If you do not comment here, you will not be in the drawing. I don't want that to happen.
  • Each of the 10 sign ups will be confirmed as verified shops on Artfire by me.
  • You have a 1 in 10 chance to win consulting time for a custom basic marketing plan for your business – a $50 value. (I am a marketing communications consultant for small businesses by day). This marketing plan will be created from interaction between us by either phone or email and customized to your business time availability and goals.

Wait! There is more! Keep reading because here is the best part:

Once GalleriaLinda's 10 slots are filled and achieves the Artfire Free Ride for Life for GalleriaLinda, for those first 10 people who signed, I will run a 125x125 pixel ad for each of the 10, one at a time, for one whole week on my 3 web sites that links to your own Artfire Free Ride!!

The ads will run one at a time in the sequence of the sign ups, for example, number 1 signer will be the first week ad to run, then number 2 on the second week, to number 10 the last 10th week ad run. The ads will be placed simultaneously on my three websites (2 blogs and 1 web site) for one whole week along with the Project Wonderful ads located there.

Let’s summarize...a 1 in 10 chance are the best odds you may ever get!

Drawing winner to receive marketing consulting time is awesome in itself.

But, free advertising for your Artfire Free Ride for Life for one whole week on three different web sites is over the top.

I want you to succeed too!

3 Verified Members in GalleriaLinda's name
2 Free Shops in GalleriaLinda's name (will count if they become verified)


  1. Um, ok, so I've seen tons of Artfire requests, but I'm glad I held out because this is an amazing opportunity. I just signed up via your link, my shop name is Paperelle (it's the same on etsy). Thanks for this opportunity, I hope you get all 10!

  2. Paperelle...you are the FIRST! I have you on the list and will keep you posted. Feel free to check on me. Nine more to go.

    And, I am excited to help others get what they want out of their business.

  3. Hi! I'd love to take advantage - I'm currently waiting for ArtFire to respond to my prob - I tried to sign up yesterday, but something got messed up. My username will be BookWormz, hopefully! I'll keep you posted! Thanks!

  4. BookWormz - I have you as #2 on the list! Let me know when you can get it fixed - sorry for the problem.

    Just be sure it is in GalleriaLinda's name as the referral - Thank you! You will love ArtFire!

  5. Awwe, I wish you good luck. It's too bad I already signed up for ArtFire before they did the free for life campaign. ;)

  6. CB - if you have an artfire shop, you can do your own campaign for FREE RIDE. Check the bottom of the Artfire front page.

    Thanks for the best wishes and I hope you find the Free Ride information. If not, contact me through Artfire.

  7. I was just wondering if we could sign up for this, even if we aren't quite ready to start selling? I should be ready by next month, hopefully sooner. Thanks!

  8. JRU~ sure, you sign up for your $7/mo shop and can set up a shop, get your banner up, policies, etc.. and be ready. Then load in product later. That is fine.

    What are you going to offer? I will take a peek if you let me know!

  9. Wow! What a great idea GalleriaLinda! Thank you for your support. :-)

    And BookWormz is all set now. Hopefully she got back to you with that.

    Director of Member Engagement

  10. Thank you Kirsten! Wow, a comment from a real ArtFire admin. That is super! It all helps to help each other.

  11. I just signed up! YEAH!! My shop is StudioJRU. Thank you for helping us with this opportunity.