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HOW WE COMPARE
WHAT IS AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER?
AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER is a site encouraging Australians to buy Australian made and supporting our creative communities. As you know buying Australian made is important for our economy and local jobs.
AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER is the perfect solution for designers + crafters who want to drive more traffic to their website, online store or market stall, who have small marketing budgets, and who want to spend less time marketing and more time creating.
Essentially we excel in community marketing. Community marketing is a concept whereby small businesses who don't have the expertise or budget of a marketing team can band together and be marketed together.
You're probably wondering what $5 a month will buy you in marketing land? Nothing...if your $5 is on its own. When you're part of a community with similar business goals and the same target market...well that's where the magic happens and why we are here to help!
HOW IS THE SITE PROMOTED?
We have partnered with the Australian TV show and website, The Wedding Suite. The Wedding Suite receives over 20 000 unique visits to their website every month and have strong social media engagement. Newly married couples and their families are our target demographic as they are often in the first few years of setting up house and/or upgrading their design style. They also make up a large proportion of first time homeowners. We have complete access to The Wedding Suite's database and social media to promote AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER.
We have a carefully planned promotional strategy for AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER that will see us implementing some very clever and innovative social media campaigns to increase traffic to your profile. In addition we will be building strategic partnerships with other businesses with similar targeted audiences.
Additionally, it is a requirement for all designers profiled on our site to have our logo and link published on their website and to acknowledge their profile through their own social media networks upon joining us. We're experts at driving traffic - don't worry...we'll get the crowds to see you! You'll be able to measure the results!
WHAT KIND OF DESIGNERS IS THIS SITE FOR?
We showcase everyone from hobby crafters through to small businesses. As long as your designs are your own and your products are designed and made in Australia we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for the following:
CAN VISITORS BUY MY PRODUCTS ON THIS SITE?
No. When a visitor is ready to purchase from you they will follow the links (of your choice) on your profile to wherever your products are sold whether it be etsy, eBay or your own website. This is more beneficial to you as your own online store will most likely have more information and a larger selection of products.
DO THE PRODUCTS HAVE TO BE DESIGNED + MADE IN AUSTRALIA?
Yes, not only must they be made in Australia but they must also be your original designs. We do however understand that this great nation does not provide us with all of the resources we need therefore it is perfectly understandable if some of your materials are imported.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A DESIGNER PROFILE ON AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER?
There are many benefits, including;
Receive more visitors to your websites/online stores/blogs
Reach a new audience who want to know more about what you do and what you sell
Grow your social media audience and improve your SEO
Increase creditibility; it's great if you can sell yourself, but even more so if another site is advocating for you
Become part of an online community of Australian designers
WHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE LISTED ON THE SITE?
We guarantee that you'll receive genuine traffic to your profile on our site as a result of our promotions of AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER and the designers on our site. We take this guarantee seriously and ensure that we check our analytics reports weekly to measure our promotional campaigns. We don't however, guarantee sales. It is important that your image and text on your profile best represent your designs to encourage visitors to click through to your sites.
Here are our top tips for getting the most out of your profile:
Ensure that your profile image is bright, clear and well structured. Can the products be seen clearly? Even if you don't have professional photographs you can still take decent pictures at home. Use lots of natural light and an uncluttered background.
In your text be sure that you explain exactly what you do... talk about your technique, product range and whether or not the items can be customised. Mention if shipping is available.
Be sure to engage with AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER'S social media channels. Think about it...people looking for handmade Australian homeware + decor are always on our page, you should be too! You can like and comment on our status updates so that customers can see you.
We find designers who run occasional promotions (ie 20% off, name the design etc) receive additional visits. Spread the word about AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER - when every listed designer tells their family, friends and social media followers, traffic numbers increase, and so does your exposure.
Spread the word about AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER - when every designer tells their family and friends, the word spreads.
I'M NOT A GREAT WRITER. HOW WILL MY PROFILE BE PUT TOGETHER?
If you don't think you're a strong writer, don't worry. You'll be surprised to know that most people feel that way. We make it super simple by only asking you for a short 150-200 word overview about your designs and the rest of your profile is in a clever Q&A format; easy and quick! Plus don't forget that a picture speaks a thousand words! We recommend using your very best image or creating a photo collage of multiple images.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE IMAGES FOR MY PROFILE?
The images that you provide must be of your own designs. You must also have permission from the person that photographed the products to use them, as well as the owner of the products. Any people featured in the image should also give you their permission. You are welcome to watermark your image as long as the watermarks are discreet.
WHY IS IT SO AFFORDABLE?
AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER has very little overheads. We work smart and hard to ensure that our processes and proceedures are effective and time efficient. This includes how we get your profile online, how we promote our website and how we market to brides. Because we spend less, so should you!
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES OR CHARGES?
No. There are no additional commissions or fees charged. All you will pay is one of the above introductory rates to list your designer profile. There are absoultely no hidden fees or charges.
HOW IS PAYMENT MADE AND IS IT SECURE?
Payment is made via PayPal's secure online site so you can rest assure your personal information is safe.You can make payment from either your credit/debit card and/or bank account. For additional information regarding PayPal's security please click here.
CAN I PAY MY ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION ON A MONTHLY BASIS?
Yes, we offer easy to manage monthly payment options starting at $7 per month for our Basic Profile. We understand that some designers who are starting up or design in addition to their daily jobs cannot afford a one lump sump yearly subscription. The minimum commitment is 12 months (ie 12 payments).
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Well that's easier than reading this FAQ! Take a look at the three program options and decide which is best for you. We recommend taking the best program that you can afford, after all....it's your business and you've probably spent more on a pair of shoes or one night at a hotel.
From when we receive your completed designer profile it's only a few days until you'll see it published online.
You'll have an opportunity to proof the profile and make changes.
To view the program options, pricings and proceed with signing up, please click here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BED, BATH + BABY
curtains + blinds
artwork + wall decals
doona covers + sheets
towels + linen
KITCHEN + DINING
tea towels + aprons
salt + pepper shakers
tablecloths + runners
dining room linen
bookshelves + bookends
artwork + wall decals