Well-- I have had other friends who sell ask me what I do to self promote.
I do this- I blog, Twitter, Facebook, Craigs List and sign up for all sorts of craft web sites. I sign up for Etsy teams. I Network.
I have an email list of people that I know and send them updates and ask them to pass on the information I emailed.. and see where that goes.
And I put a business card in the bag of every single item that I sell. I have business cards on my table. I keep them in my purse and pass them out to strangers.
I do have a lot of customers who have been buying from me for years. They call me about now and I make all their Christmas gifts for them. They also pass on my number to their friends. We include a business card with the gifts. I have my items in lot of gift shops and people call me through that.
I don't include little gifts with my etsy sales. I don't see the need for it.
I also am not big on promoting others. If someone only has $10. to spend- I want it to be with me. Not you. I don't even want my customers to know about you...(I know-- it is bad.. but honest).
I did start this year offering a discount to some of my repeat customers and to people who do an Alchemy with me. That has brought me repeat business.
Word of mouth is my best advertising. I do the occassional craft show to keep my name out there but most of what I do these days is to sell at other sources.
So, Lets start networking here..What works for you? What can you share with others that might help them?