Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Coming Soon To A Computer Near You...

I have a confession to make: I'm getting so fed up with these online selling venues-all of 'em! Yeah, they're great for the instant traffic, but the fees are ridiculous, and I wonder how much of "my" traffic is diverted to other shops once they reach me. With that being said, I have decided to re-launch my own, independent website. Why? Go back to the second sentence of this post! Seriously though, I am determined to establish my brand and identity, and, I need the creative freedom to do and say what I want without having to follow someone else's rules.

Building a website from the ground up is hard work! I haven't even put it dent it yet, and I know the finished product will still be a work in progress. I wanted the site to be very clean. Here's just a peek of what's to come. My goal is to be ready to go live by Memorial Day or sooner.

15 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Congratulations on your new venture! Websites are tons of work with all the SEO jazz which I'm still trying to get a grasp of!

Lisa BTB said...

I hear you on these venues. I started working on my own site too, finally. I've only been holding the domain for 4 yrs (smh). Several of the market venues I signed up with have not worked for me and over the last few days I've been closing accounts left and right. Can't wait to see your site when it goes live!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Looks great, Lady! Congrats on the new venture...love the design :)

Sergio said...

Im trying to find a "big" word for this, as your "intelligent" friend would say....may be......
cracatoa-delicius...
Nice soap ! Bye from Spain

Amy Warden said...

You go, girl! I have never regretted having my own site!

adrienne said...

Go girl. I've looked at those sites and the fees are crazy. This way you'll have more control.

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Bunnie-ApronUnlimited said...

Way to go. I sell aprons and I am so tired of the fees. That is,,,if I actually sell anything on those sites. Good luck.

Monica said...

Good luck and congratulations.
Besos

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Holler when it's ready to go, and you know I'll gladly do a feature on your store on my blog! :)

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Lovin' the comments. Just the boost I need to speed things up!

Storm: I'll holla! Thanks for the opportunity:)

Duni said...

Hi Patrice!

I know exactly what you mean! I'm building my own website too. I started in January and I know just how much work it actually is...I dearly hope I have it up and running by August! Fingers crossed :)
And GOOD LUCK with yours, it's looking fabulous already!

Kia said...

That's funny. I just started a website (again) It is hard work building one up from scratch but it's nice to have something that's just yours. Good luck! I can't wait to see it :D

Swanee Noa B. said...

I'm in a hurry to see it too. Congrats! this first peek look great!
Not so easy to build from scratch. Blessings.

vermilion star press said...

gosh have been wanting to start a site- seeing how I can't keep up with the blog as well as I would like...
Goodluck