What is ‘New Week New Maker’?
Our New Week New Maker feature highlights new sellers who have recently joined Folksy and are looking to become a part of the community and grow their creative businesses.
Our platform is about you, the maker, and getting to know the person behind the shop. What’s your name, what do you make, what are you inspired by? We want to know! We’ll be doing this by featuring new sellers on our social media platforms using the hashtag #newweeknewmaker every Monday.
We want NWNM to give people a chance to get to know the person behind the small business and help you sell your work!
How To Get Involved
At the start of the month, we’ll be posting the NWNM Sign-Up Sheet on our Facebook Clubhouse and our Instagram Story. Then every Monday we’ll share a new shop on our main social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
We’re planning to host regular Instagram Lives on Monday evening around 7pm. This will give us a chance to talk to a new maker on Folksy and ask them our burning questions. This live will only be around 10-15 minutes long, however, we understand some makers are a bit camera shy – and that’s okay! If you want to take part but don’t want to be in an Instagram Live, you can answer our questions in text form and we’ll share them on our Instagram Story instead.
But if you can, we’d really recommend giving Instagram Live a try, because:
- You’ll get to chat with other Folksy makers who will join us in the comments
- By putting yourself out there, people will better understand your work and sense your passion for your craft
- It will boost your confidence – personally and professionally
- Overall, it’s a great way to promote your work
We have a blog post with advice on Instagram Lives that you can read here: https://blog.folksy.com/2020/01/28/how-to-use-instagram-live
This feature will be running every Monday, which means there will only be 4-5 spaces available each month. If you’re not chosen this month, please don’t feel discouraged! We will go continue to go through the list and make sure new makers get a fair chance.
Before you sign up, please make sure you have a clickable link to your Folksy shop in your Instagram bio. You can use a tool such as linktr.ee which allows you to have multiple links at once.
Need tips on selling your product? Why not check out our other blog posts:
If you’d like to join, click here: New Week New Maker Sign Up Sheet
Some new makers we’ve featured on social media…