Sometimes you want something for your jewelry business that creates a splash. Something beyond a newsletter or blog post that really brings in new traffic and you can excitedly share on your social media channels and that your fans will share with their friends. I would like to introduce to to Glossi.com to create catalogs, look books, gift guides or e-magazines to promote your business.
Here is one we put together for my jewelry business, it's a mini-magazine that will be put out monthly featuring jewelry, gift ideas, quotes and inspiration for nature lovers. (I have an assistant who helps me with this - just so you don't think I'm some kind of super woman!)
Glossi is super easy to use, just grab the link from your shop or website and pick what photos you'd like to upload. They will automatically include the link back to your item. They have templates that making designing a snap and some fun backgrounds and other features to make your publication a little snazzier.
My advice with Glossi - bigger photos, more quotes and less wordy text seem to provide the best results.
The one drawback to Glossi is you can't download or print a publication. If you are looking for that option, I would point you over to Issuu.com to upload PDF's that turn into ebooks that can be viewed online, downloaded or printed. Of course, you have to create each page using a design program.
And don't do it all yourself! Pair up with a design student to work on this for their portfolio or trade a designer jewelry to create your pages for you. Or work with a team of other creatives - this would be a great project for an Etsy team!
"Working smarter, not harder" really means not doing everything yourself!
I'd like to give a shout out to Artisan Whimsy and their Bead Chat magazine for their inspiration!