How to Prep for a Barn Sale : Advertising

How to Prep for a Barn Sale : Advertising

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It’s time for the third post in our blog series, “How to Prep for a Barn Sale” (click this for a link to all the posts in this series). Today we have Tara Martel of Tara Martel of SproutzDesign Barn Sale is contributing with us again, she was a great resource for our last post on “How to Prep for a a Barn Sale : Setting“. Tara has been a supporter of  the Barn Sale Business since the very beginning and always willing to help out. Read along to learn some valuable tips and ideas!

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Tara Martel of SproutzDesign Barn Sale

We relied heavily on social media to market our sales.  In our area, we have a Facebook group called “Buy Sell Trade” it’s similar to craigslist but limited to our surrounding area.  I post ads on that page every week for the month leading up to the sales.  I used my business Facebook page to do “vendor brag” posts.  I put a photo collage together for each participating vendor and tagged their business pages to direct traffic to them.  Good old fashioned flyers hung around town and postcards given to local coffee stands to hand out were all really successful as well.  Flyers and postcards included all participating vendors names.  The week before the sale I hung large poster boards all over town (think garage sale advertising) In the future I plan to put ads in the local newspapers and probably invest in some more “professional” signage that I can reuse for all future sales.

pickitfenceKristi Stewart of Pick-It Fence Barn Sale says, “list your sale on BarnSaleBusiness.com, FleaQuest.com, JunkFever.com & Zvents.com and Festivalnet.com is another good one. Also, selling your tickets through EventBrite.com will get you listed on their event page as well.” Thank you for your insight Kristi!

 

 

 


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Using your “branding” is the next step to a successful Barn Sale! This step is called “marketing” in professional terms — and you’ll need to have coordinating, eye-catching, colorful designs to grab the attention of the crowd you want to attract to your sale. It needs to be relevant, easy to understand and timeless (spans generations). Don’t skimp on this part! It’s just as important as the location, vendors and products you offer!

Places to Advertise your Barn Sale:

  • “Mom spots” (gyms, bounce house, classes, craft store boards, yoga, pediatrician offices, school bulletin boards, etc.)
  • Antique malls
  • Coffee Shops, Cafes, Sandwhich shops
  • Festivals
  • Newspapers
  • Blogs
  • Local TV Shows (morning shows)

You can also advertise with us!

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large advertisement

top placement in sidebars for most visual impact
includes:

  • solo feature or guest post
  • newsletter feature
  • optional solo giveaway
  • social media links

→ or purchase 3 months and save! Only $75.00.

Ads start and end at the beginning and end of each month. If you don’t have a ad banner, we can design one for you free of charge.

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medium advertisement

placement in sidebars for great visual impact
includes:

  • group feature post
  • optional group giveaway
  • social media links

→ or purchase 3 months and save! Only $50.00.

Ads start and end at the beginning and end of each month. If you don’t have a ad banner, we can design one for you free of charge.

barnsale_advertise_small

small advertisement

placement in sidebars for good visual impact
includes:

  • group feature post
  • optional group giveaway
  • social media links

→ or purchase 3 months and save! Only $25.00.

Ads start and end at the beginning and end of each month. If you don’t have a ad banner, we can design one for you free of charge.

Have you tried any unusual advertising ideas that worked, or didn’t work for you? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear your feedback!



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