In our last marketing blog, I used the Felt and Fiber Studio Forum as an example for determining marketing goals towards developing a marketing plan. We discovered the who, what, why, where, how, and when for the plan creating a road map for our plan.
If your business is humming along just fine, you may wonder if this is really necessary. There is no one right answer. If you are satisfied with how much you’re selling and the way you are marketing and selling, it’s probably not necessary. But what if you want to expand your market? Make more money? Diversify your offerings?
If you were running a restaurant and sales were down, customer complaints up, low tips for staff and few return customers, you’d have a good idea something wasn’t working.
However, in the internet world of marketing for arts and crafts, you don’t have the luxury of easy or obvious measurements of what is working. At a craft or art fair, you can see your competition, compare pricing and quality first hand. It’s easier to see how your products differ on the spot and ask customers what they think.
In our Marketing Strategy for the Felt and Fiber Studio Forum the Driving Action for the goals of the Forum is participation. So, in order to determine how we are doing since we can’t meet face to face, we are asking our members (and blog subscribers) to take a simple ten question Membership Survey so we can evaluate our plan.
What do we want to know? We want to make sure we are serving the needs of our online community in a friendly, giving and nonjudgmental way.
Please use this link:
There will also be a link on the Forum under the Business section. Please only fill out one survey. We will not collect any personal information.
I realize some of the people that read the blog, may not be Forum members. So, if you would like to take the survey, please answer the questions applicable and put in the comment section of question number 8 that you are are a blog subscriber. If you read the blog on a reader, please mention that in the same section.
Please feel free to leave any comments here or on the forum. We’re always interested to know how we are doing and what more we can do to help you.
Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to participate!