Last night I took part in a free webinar that was put on by The Creative University. The title of the webinar was ‘how to stand out from the crows when selling crafts online’ and it was led by digital marketer Claire Hughes. I had never taken place in a webinar before and I had no idea what to expect but it was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about setting up a business to sell crafts online.
The webinar ran for an hour, with the first 45 minutes acting like a lecture. Once I had signed in to the webinar, I could hear Claire’s audio while an accompanying powerpoint took place on the screen. The webinar was divided into the following sections: the pros and cons of selling on a marketplace; picking the right products; getting found; first impressions then an opportunity to ask questions.
The webinar mainly focused on getting and retaining customers on your website, rather than the process of setting up but there were some fantastic tips that would never have crossed my mind! However, in the Q&A section Claire did give some pointers of where to look for help with setting up a business when I asked.
What is more, she mentioned the amazing From Passion to Profit course that will be starting next week. This course gives you everything that you need to set up a business and start selling online during the six week course. If I had £99.99 to spare I would definitely jump on board with this one! While I’m debating setting up a website to sell online, I’m currently feeling at a loss of where to start! The legal side of it all seems particularly terrifying! However, I will do some more research and see what comes of it!
I really feel that I learnt so much from the webinar that I would never have even considered and that fact that it was free really gave me a taster of what The Creative University has to offer. I can’t wait to take part in more webinars and hopefully a course with them in the future!