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Friday, June 5, 2009

What is Flickr? Why Should I be Using It?

Flickr is a website where people can share their photos. It is set-up so that you have a "photostream" with all of your photos and you can also add individual photos to groups.

I think Flickr is a great way to bring a little bit more business to your store. To start your account go here: Flickr and click "Create Your Account" at the top right of the screen. Flickr is connected with yahoo, so if you have a yahoo account you can just use that, otherwise you will have to create one.

Once you have an account you can upload photos of your products by clicking "You" followed by "Upload Photos and Video". You are not allowed to post links to your shop or items in the descriptions but you can post a link to your shop in your profile. If people like your items then they can go to your profile to find your shop.

Just having a flickr account usually is not enough, you need to be in groups. You can add new pictures of your products to groups on a daily basis. To join a new group click "Groups" at the top of the page. Then enter in a search term and click "Find a group". You want to find groups that relate to your products, a good start would be searching for some of the tags you use when listing your items. Once you join a group you can start adding your photos right away. If the group is large enough this will help you get lots of exposure.

A good start would be to join 20 groups. Good luck getting your products out there!

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1 comment:

  1. I love Flickr. It's quick and easy and I've found a lot of neat things just by clicking around in my groups.