I don't try to push things, just let people see what I've done in the past and draw their own conclusions.
I have a blog: http://bjohnsonjewelry.blogspot.com where I post Discount codes, New designs and DIY projects.
I also go to a lot of craft shows in my area Omaha, NE, I actually ended up being on two News channels during a Home based business Show, this really helped me to spread the word about my jewelry business.
I sell my work online through my own web site, Etsy, Artfire, and through other online sites. I also use my online portfolio through Flickr and social networking sites such as FaceBook and Twitter.
I am on theknot.com and my website showcases my work.
Word of mouth. I also do a lot of shameless self-promotion in person. I have found no advertising medium better than shoe-leather. Do they still use leather on shoes?
Thus far, promoting and 'moving' my work has taken a back seat to providing for my family, paying off my debt, and finishing my education.
My hope would be through a combination of social media and local community connections.
by writing my blog and keeping up with others.
While working at a digital marketing agency as a graphic designer, I learned how to Search Engine Optimize (SEO) and that has really helped me to promote not only my business, but the service of design that I provide.
Besides that, I also enter as many contests as possible, post my portfolio to as many different sites as possible and talk to people about what I do every day.
A lot of the promotion I do for my work involves social networking, either through the internet or in person. I attend most concerts in the area where my work is exhibited, answering questions about my design style as well as talking about art in general. I also attend events where I feel that my work would benefit possible clients, believing that one of the most important forms of self promotion involves the actual conversation and exchanging of business cards. Of course, in some areas, the work speaks for itself. However, I believe in a proactive approach and making connections, and run my freelance business accordingly.
word of mouth
through my blog, email, facebook, and etsy.com
I'm putting everything on blogs and I'm working on a proper website at the moment.
Through the word of mouth and now trying to venture into the world of web to get meself out there.
Promote, i have a site, several blogs for the stores that my products are in, and i get involved in the store forums. I twitter, facebook, linkedin, ecademy, hyves, plaxo. But the first three the most.