Social networks are a great place to promote your handmade jewelry business. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc. All teeming with potential customers, if you can just figure out how to use it in that way! Read on for some useful tips and links on using social networking to market your business.
Social Media Monitoring and Measurement Tools - here's a link to a blog by Jon Bishop with some good links and tools for monitoring your online social networking progress.
There are a lot of Twitter resources out there if you look for them. We'll start with directories. It's a good idea to list yourself in the directories so other Tweeters can find you.
Everything Twitter - Just like the name says, a blog that talks everything Twitter!
Wefollow - Twitter directory
Just Tweet It - a directory by interest/genre. This link is for the hobbies/craft directory.
Tweet Find - Twitter directory.
Twellow - Twitter Yellow Pages.
Twibs - Directory for Twitter businesses.
Tweepi - helps to find people to follow based on keying in a user's name.
My Twitter Directory - Twitter directory.
Tweet Scan - a search engine for Twitter based on topic/hash tags.
And then there are the applications and services that work with Twitter to help run your account more effeciently…
Twittercounter - a resource to help you keep track of your stats.
Timely - helps you schedule tweets for maximum impact.
Tweet Your Way To Success - Free e-book on how to successful generate followers.
Social Oomph - an application to maximize your Twitter account.
Hootsuite - Professional Twitter Client.
Twitter Buttons - cute Twitter buttons you can use for people to follow you.
Backtweets - see if anyone has retweeted your post.
Tracking inbound links from social networking sites - ok this one seems kind of geeky to me and I haven't tried it out…
Site Mention - see what people are saying about you online.
Twt Kontest - find or create contests on Twitter.
How to Better Engage Fans on Facebook - good article from SocialMedia Examiner