Creative Holiday Resources

Holiday creative resources – a few quick resources to help you get ready for holiday sales. Since we are rolling into the holidays, with black Friday, small business Saturday and Cyber Monday right around the corner.  

With this in mind, our resources are quick hits of information so you can continue getting ready for the holidays. Two of these items are repeats from last week, simply because they are timely, and I wanted you to see the grant opportunities for the month one more time.

Below are the creative holiday resources for this week: 

Use Anytime

November Monthly Art Opportunities brought to you by Artwork Archive. Artwork Archive rounds up grants, competitions, and other art opportunities each month. The November listing is filled with opportunities for you to apply for. Some of these are location-specific, some are medium-specific. Take a look to see if something interests you this month.

PREPARING FOR BLACK FRIDAY CYBER MONDAY: 3 EXPERTS WEIGH IN

Shopify has a post with experts giving advice on things you should be doing now to get your business and website ready for holiday shopping. It’s a quick read and will provide you with something to think about as you prepare for increased sales on your website.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSTAGRAM GUIDES

You may have heard you can put together guides on Instagram. This article written by Jillian Warren on Later walks you through how to put one together. Why this is important, especially now, you can put together lists for your customers. You can create them by price, product, or anything else and get them ready for the holidays. It only takes a few minutes to put them together; try one today.

FIVE WAYS TO GROW THE AVERAGE ORDER VALUE OF YOUR ONLINE STORE

This article by Sara Yin on Shopify gives you five ways to increase the revenue earned from each sale. The importance of finding a happy medium between pushing incentives too high and having customers leave their carts and finding a way to get them to purchase one more item. It gives great tips and ways to implement these if you have Shopify, but you could also use them with whatever type of online shop you have.  

holiday marketing tips for Etsy Sellers

Etsy created their own selling tips specifically for your Etsy shop. However, you can use these tips for any shop as well. The recommendations include making sure you are showing up on social media, marketing, and following trends.  

Which of these creative holiday resources were most useful to you?

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