There are three kinds of FB pages: Personal, Fan and Group. I already have a personal page and use it regularly. Friday I read Google articles and fooled around until I finally created a FB Fan page which I named Sage Creek Studio. I had to identify my emphasis from a drop-down menu in the set-up. Nothing fit well so I chose "artist." Fan pages differ from Group pages in that they are open. You're trying to direct traffic to your page. People get your posts after they click on the "Like" button. One of the articles I found particularly helpful on how to sell craft items on Facebook can be read here.
I still didn't know how to link to Etsy so back to Google I went. The answer actually is in Etsy and can be read here. I thought that meant my sales would now show up on my Fan page, but not so. I posted a sale the next morning and it took longer than I thought, partly because I struggled to get good pictures and also because a scarf is a new listing for me and writing up the description took longer than I had anticipated. Then I got hung up when it wouldn't let me post the sale until I had selected something from "Variations." I still don't know what that means and spent ten minutes trying to guess the right answer. When I finally wrote in "Hand Made," it liked that and posted my sale. Once the sale was posted and I clicked on the button to share with my FB Fan page, it appeared as a regular post. That was Saturday morning and last I checked, that post of my new sale listing had been seen by 35 people.
Etsy and FB both have cool statistics so I can tell that I'm generating some interest. I sent "like" requests to everyone in my address book as did Ian and my sister-in-law Rochelle. Three days after creating my Fan page, I have almost 100 likes which I like! I have next to nothing listed and will get some sales posted after I see my friends tomorrow.
I like to use eight colors in my dish towel warps. These are the colors I'm currently weaving. I get ten towels from my warp so have woven eight different weft colors and two duplicates. That means I have to list each individual towel as an individual Etsy sale and it's numbingly tedious.
this long before now.
And this is Sage Creek Studio. The squirt bottle is for kitty control. If I don't go up early enough, Maddie pokes her head through the bars on the balcony and calls down. She had just sashayed in here. Her attitude says - finally! She and I like this little studio.