Slowly but surely I feel like this page is coming together. It has been a long haul for sure. I know this page has gone from being just a blog, to being mostly instagram photos and then the slow, very very slow process of being turned into a full eCommerce site with a blog. All of these transformations have taken time, but there is no doubt that making this website into the home of my business has taken the longest and that is where the confession time comes in.
I hate building websites. I really do.
I love the design part of the process and I enjoy writing blog’s and other parts of the process. With that said I really hate the rest of it, I don’t like making listings and I don’t like having to figure out how to make sure a layout is working right and that it works with all of the different things these days. I remember when just knowing some basic HTML was a big deal. Now you have to make sure that the site works with mobile and regular computers and a variety of other things. For me that is just a whole bunch of nope. Yet it is very expensive to have someone do the coding and such for you, as it should be it is very complex. I get that.
So I slowly but surely I have kicked myself in the rear end and finally I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am grateful for that. I am grateful for those who have been giving me help and been patient with me over the process. I am very excited to get to a point where I will officially open the eCommerce part of this site and be more active on the blog. I have a lot of ideas of different blogs I want to publish.
I want to thank everyone who has given me some help and time along the way working this website. It might not seem like I cared much since it has taken me time to get here but I am very very grateful.
Business on Etsy has grown and I am also so grateful to watch as my little shop, my little idea has grown as well. It has grown to the point that I would like to back away from Esty and start using my own shop for the bulk of sales. That will take a bit of time of, course, as well to switch over, but I am looking forward to it. Especially with Esty having raised fee’s to 5%, charging a fee for shipping now and going the way of having free accounts but also paid ones. I think anyone who has seen platforms go that way knows what is going to happen, if you don’t use the pay platform you will find yourself more and more restricted. No thanks! I don’t run my own business to have someone else tell me what to do thanks.
I am going to keep working diligently on everything here and I hope to have a soft opening by the end of the month, with a full change over happening early in Sept. I will probably always keep a listing or two on Etsy because there is built in traffic, but Creations of Bastet and WWSlimeyWimey have grown and I am so happy to be able to say I am ushering this baby into it’s next phase.
Thank each and every one of you who has been along for the ride. Whether you are just arriving now or have been here since this was just a little random idea that came in my overactive brain.
The next post you see will probably be about some more of my anxious feelings over publishing my first crochet pattern for sale.