Posted by CustomMade in on June 19, 2013
A couple of weeks ago we brought you some tips on growing your business brand, with the third step advising you to be consistent. This particular golden nugget of advice is not only crucial in building your brand, but also in reeling in Buyers on CustomMade. Because of cohesiveness’ major role in your ultimate success [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on June 6, 2013
You’re watching TV and you see a somewhat cheesy ad for Yoplait yogurt. Two days later at the grocery store you’re staring at the yogurt possibilities and you remember the skinny lady saying Key Lime Pie yogurt helps to keep her waist slim, so you buy it. That’s successful brand awareness.
You go to a [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on May 16, 2013
Many of you Makers can turn on the charm and use conversations through the job board to tout your qualifications and convince a Buyer that you’re the best candidate for their Creation. Communication is fantastic and here at CustomMade we totally promote engaging on the public board to win jobs; however, we can’t stress the [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on May 8, 2013
Spring and summer open the floodgates for flea markets. Here in Boston markets have been springing up and getting back into action, attracting bargain hunters and one-of-a-kind Buyers. I’m a huge fan of hitting up flea markets simply for perusing tons of cool antiques, unmatched people watching and getting great ideas for home decor. Mayhem [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on May 3, 2013
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event has been postponed until further notice. Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to update with details!
At 8:00pm EST on May 15th CustomMade President and co-founder, Seth Rosen will be hopping on a Google Hangout with ToolSELECT to give some helpful insights on promoting your work. Seth will be joined by industry [...]
Posted by Ty Myers in on May 3, 2013
If there’s ever a place for tooting your own Maker horn, it’s CustomMade. Showing off your work and engaging potential Buyers is the obvious bonus, but having all of those completed Creations on display with thorough descriptions ups the opportunity to surface in searches and win more jobs.
To light the fire to [...]
Posted by Heather in on April 19, 2013
In the eyes of many Buyers, Makers are magicians. CustomMade is a space where Buyers’ most coveted inspiration can come to life so they’re not necessarily thinking of limitations when they choose you as their Maker.
Because of great expectations, sooner or later you’ll be faced with a Buyer request that is out of your [...]
Posted by CustomMade in on April 3, 2013
Not too long ago CustomMade was introduced to the Craft Emergency Relief Find + Artists’ Emergency Resources, otherwise known as CERF+. We thought it was important to let our Makers know about this great organization that supports Makers with business and career-strengthening programs and emergency relief support. We caught up with our friends over [...]
Posted by CustomMade in on March 6, 2013
The first impression is a lasting one, and Maker portfolios are no exception. Since many potential Buyers aren’t able to visit your shop or studio, your portfolio page on CustomMade is their initial impression of your work. Aside from Buyers, insiders are checking out your work, too for inclusion in the press and blogosphere. Having [...]