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The only place I have promoted is on my facebook page. And word of mouth of my awesomeness. So far the word of mouth isn't getting me the sales I expected :-P.
#1 Michael Williams on 2010-11-03 14:32 (Reply)
hmm, now you mention it I did get a Facebook reminder about your awesomeness,
#1.1 duann on 2010-11-03 14:41 (Reply)
I prefer face-to-face interaction, since my writing style is not ideally suited to online marketing (in case you haven't noticed). I realize that limits my audience, but the impression it leaves is far more significant than the one symbolized by a page view or a "like". If someone shows enough interest that I have an opening to explain why the technology (or my product) is relevant specifically to them, it isn't uncommon to hear things like "Wow! That's the most amazing thing I've ever Seen! I can't believe that's real!"
I'm working on a post about the 3D printed Halloween costumes I was showing off last weekend. I'm very busy but I'll get to that ASAP.
#2 Aaron Trocola on 2010-11-03 14:51 (Reply)
I basically suck at advertising online, so word of mouth all the way for me! I actually made my first sale the other day while sitting in my English Comp class. We were supposed to do a paper on a "discourse community" we were part of, a group of people that comes together over common ground and generates new information and vocabulary (and what personifies that more than Shapeways and the words like manifold errors?). I was showing off a few 3D prints since no one believed the technology could actually exist... One guy was very impressed by a model and asked how much it would be in metal. :-D
#3 Bryton Williams on 2010-11-03 16:19 (Reply)
I post on Twitter (!/kaetemi), Twitpic (, on the student forums of my previous studies (, on some various art and anime related forums, on my own blog of course (, on Facebook, on YouTube, on some Japanese website filled with custom made and modified figurines (, on a more general manga figurine related website (, and on the Shapeways forums. Also tried out some banner ads, but I'm not sure if that's worth it.
The post on, which was more audience targeted and also more informative than other posts, was the most effective. Banner advertisements brought in a fair amount of traffic as well, but I doubt the value of that traffic, on the other hand it does show your name to a large audience. Twitter posts also go around quite nicely. Facebook is pretty much limited to your contacts.
#4 Jan Boon (Homepage) on 2010-11-04 20:20 (Reply)
I really only advertise on my Blog and I'm glad that Shapeways gave us the ability to put a Google Analytics "thingy" on there because I was really thinking that no-one visited it and was going to close it. This proved to be very much a wrong assumption, and now with a FEEDJIT widget on the site I can see where my visitors come from. in the last 14hrs: Watford and London in the UK, two long place names in India(!), California and Kentucky!

I have tried selling on Etsy but have generated so few page views that I don't think I'll ever sell anything (I have received commisions that I sell there, though).

#5 Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2010-11-05 18:19 (Reply)

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