If you have made a decision to set up your own website, January is the perfect time start this project. And I can help!
Even if you have a successful business on Etsy, Ebay or Amazon (or another marketplace platform), you still need to build your own website!
If you follow my blog and/or articles, you have probably heard this before!!
Malcolm and I set up our wholesale and retail websites back in 2004 — before the explosion of Etsy-style marketplaces. I admit, I watched and wondered …. and saw may people become successful using this type platform. But, on the other hand, I also heard the horror stories from folks who lost their site and could do nothing about it! (Check out my article: Etsy Shop or Your Own Website).
Over the years, more and more experts are suggesting selling on both platforms, rather than the either-or mindset.
Need reasons to set up your own personal website?
- A website is a more powerful extension of your products and brand
- Customers and retail buyers (especially) will take you more seriously
- You can have a blog with regular subscribers
- You can capture customer emails with proper opt-ins
- You have COMPLETE control over everything. No one can change your website, in any maaner, without your permission.
- Oh, also, you no longer need to pay the extra Etsy, Ebay or Amazon fees anymore! Of course, building a website does cost you some money, but in the long run you’ll be saving time money and aggravation.
Why not start your new website now?
Setting up your own website is not too difficult — even if you have limited knowledge with technology.
Personally, we tried a few ecommerce platforms and hated most of them!! That was until we found 3DCart!
Currently, we manage two sites on this platform: One for a wholesale vendor and one for our own business, Tastes of Idaho:
If you don’t have a website, the most important thing is to get started as soon as possible. No sense in losing any more online orders!
NOTE: If you are interested in my review of 3DCart, you can check it out here: Amazing E-Commerce Shopping Cart Software.