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This Lil Piggy Tests the Online Market


This Lil Piggy launched it’s Facebook page in December 2012 and since then we have been working very hard to promote the page. It has hardly allowed any time for sewing.

Currently This Lil Piggy has 150 Facebook likers which I think is a great accomplishment in 4 weeks and I am humbled by the support. I love Facebook but it is not a great platform for sales. I found myself emailing clients back and forth, and quickly realised I need to trial the online markets. The added benefit of an online store rather than just the Facebook Business Page and traditional markets is that it provides more promotional opportunities for my products but for me to network too. Plus as MadeIt promotes it’s site: “the handmade market that is open all day everyday”.

At present I have opened two online stores as I’m not sure which will be best suited to my products, they both have their pros and cons. Please let me know about your preferences as a consumer. Do you shop in either, neither or both Etsy and – and why? Etsy:

As this is likely to be my last post for 2012 – Happy New Year! Thank you for your interest and support! Best Wishes for 2013!


This Lil’ Piggy Starts Blogging

This Lil’ Piggy Starts Blogging

SOOOooo here goes nothing… welcome to my blog!

Hello, my name is Rebecca (Bec Beckie Becks Becca) and I am a craftaholic… I am a mummy (16yo daughter and 13mth old son), a ‘partner’ (I hate that term but equally hate girlfriend) to my lovely fella, and I live in Brighton, Queensland, Australia 4017. I work for the Queensland Public Service and in my spare time I love hanging out with family and friends, trawling the internet for awesome stuffs, crafting and sewing.DSC_1240

This Lil’ Piggy Blogging takes it name from my business This Lil Piggy – Handmade Soft Soled Shoes for Babies, Wobblers and Toddlers. I opened my facebook business page this month and have really enjoyed the adventure so far. I went off to the North Pine Country Markets on 16 December 2012 and I am off to the new Rock a Buy Baby Boutique Markets on 16 February 2013.

This blog will reflect my love of sewing and my local 4017 community which is full of talented crafters, sewers and small business entrepreneurs. Brighton itself is not often well recognised (despite its awesomeness) and is located just before the Hornibrook Bridge to Redcliffe and beside the beautiful bayside suburbs of Sandgate and Shorncliffe.

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