Discovering Indiemade

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I'm a frequent visitor and reader of Handmadeology.  Since opening my online shop on Etsy in 2009, it feels as though all I've been doing is eating, sleeping and breathing every marketing tip I could find. Trying to uncover the secrets of selling online has been no easy feat in today's tough economy and increasingly competitive market. Just days ago, I was reading one of Timothy Adam's posts and came across his rave reviews for indiemade®. Being a natural born "jumper-inner" I signed up for my free trial and here I am! 

 

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To my valued Etsy customers, I have no intention of closing my shop, but rather just moving some of the larger fine art pieces over here and revitalizing christinemarieford.com overall.

I've been dying to re-invent my website for a long time, but I lack both the technical savvy or a big budget to do it.  I like the fact that indiemade® is easy to use and gives me control of my whole website. It's one thing to have a presence online, and it's yet another thing to have a current presence online. My work and my life has evolved so dramatically over the years, that I'm looking forward to a new way of managing my web presence. Here's to a new adventure!

Do you have your own website? What sort of platform works for you?

Until next time,

Christine

Comments

New website

I just went through the same process and it is so much work! I built my old site using FrontPage, years ago, and it was so out of date that not even I wanted to look at it! And, I wanted to have my blog and website at the same place. It was kind of hard to close the blog as it had a good following, but it didn't make sense to be in two places.

I chose to go with wordpress and after a lot of searching, found a template that I liked. There are a few CSS things that I would like to change, but overall, I'm quite pleased with it. Here is a post about the designer: http://www.rayela.com/dessign-net-wordpress-themes/. Wordpress is not the easiest platform to learn, but after researching the options, I felt it was the best place for me right now.

Have fun with your new one! The more content you get up, the more you will feel like you are home!

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