Ringing the changes

June 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

Well, one week ago I was perfectly happy with my shop. I’m still relatively happy but I think maybe I should have spent more time researching shop fronts and hosting. 1&1 is great for starters, particularly if you haven’t got a clue how to design a website or program a shopping cart. It’s also relatively cheap and you get lots for your money. BUT, there’s always a but isn’t there? There are a few things I’d like to do with my shop which I can’t. So I’m left with two options. I can upgrade to a more expensive package, that would give me the option to do more than half the things I want to, but not all, and it would cut heavily into my profits. (When I actually start making some.) Or option 2 is change my site and shop and go somewhere else.

Decisions decisions! I already have a website which I don’t use much now but the hosting is there and I’ve found them reliable for the past 6 years. They have 3 shopping cart downloads I can use, I’ve had a look at them all and found one which I think I could use. But, I will have to design the site myself and there is lots and lots of work ahead if I choose this option.

As I’ve said before, I do have some more original ideas for my shop in the future so now I have another idea. I could start setting up this new shop, well designing it and figuring out how everything works, and then open a sister shop to Sweetbabylula selling my more original ideas. That way I’m not in any rush to get it all done and I can take my time working it all out. By which time I may be ready to start my new line of products, while still being able to sell my lovely baby clothes in the original shop.

It will be like starting all over again, but I will have contacts and I can link the two sites so my supporters can support me on both.

It sounds like hard work, but I love a good project and I’m really excited now.

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