November 20, 2015
(Loud cheers) I did it! My page is launched. Woohoo! It has been a very long road, but I made it. It needs work, product, and a lot more energy and time invested - but it is here - and I did it all myself.
If you don't know the story I "won" a website build earlier this year - full customization, a year of hosting, the works. My vendor worked with me for months, adding photos, changing details, back and forth conversations. Then one day I received a message that life was going to prohibit the final launch. I was devastated. I can only imagine how my vendor felt. They made it clear they never had bailed on someone before and felt terrible for doing it now. I felt overwhelmed and lost as to how to proceed. I held out hope for about two months that suddenly life would change directions and the site would be launched. But, that day never came.
I began researching options. I looked at numerous hosting sites, page designs, businesses and felt overwhelmed mostly. I really wanted it to be (relatively) simple for me - heck I was even willing to pay - alas the vendor i would have chosen if money was no object was in excess of 5k.
The search continued and finally I decided on Shopify. It offers me the ability to do all my sales from craft shows to on-line internal to the site. Once I get my card reader gone will be the days of multiple payment methods - records to track here, there and everywhere and a relative sense of confusion on my part.
So, please bear with me. I have only a few products here, but I assure you my offerings are far greater - I just haven't taken the time to load them all. I will continue to add product, make changes and polish all the details as time goes on. Stick around and watch me grow - it will be worth it, promise.
November 20, 2015
Hurrah! I’m so very proud of you, my sweet friend! Loads of hugs and wishes of good luck to you in this big step to the “big time”!
Everyone, listen up! She is THEE most talented lady around…NO JOKE! She isn’t kidding with her tag line…“stitched with love”…you can totally tell when your final product arrives! :) <3
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