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« on: July 25, 2007 12:09:54 PM »

I want to send in some of my products to the sampler but i dont have my own website. Im mosty just over email. So how would i do that? I know that the owner of the sampler is on here so i would like her own input. Plus others. Also i was wondering where i should start for a shop. I want to make my own and dont know where to start really. Maybe i should just go to etsy or something. Im rambling. lol. But i didnt want to send in an email without a website and get rejected for that reason.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007 12:32:36 PM »

If you decide on a blog-style website, it is actually quite easy to set up. It doesn't give you the same freedom as a regular website would, but you can keep people updated on your WIPs and link to your Etsy or Dawanda store.

Personally, I would not set up your own store unless you are certain you can get people to your website and make ends meet - all shop software costs, and it takes some marketing to generate traffic.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007 03:30:47 PM »

I agree with the previous poster, you don't want to make an investement unless you can afford it. There are free website builders so you could try that but, I personally don't think those work to well for a business because of all the advertising that is put on your site (which you can't control) and because you can't use your own domain name. If you need something for free, you should go for a blog over a free service.

If you're not sure your product can sell, you may consider trying etsy or ebay first to make sure you have a place in the market.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007 05:05:37 PM »

the problem with etsy and ebay is that i dont have a credit card.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007 08:14:09 AM »

you should check out google to build a free website. I built my website (still a work in progress) using this service. The link is in my signature if you want to see it. If you want your own domain name, you can buy one through google (which is what I did). Also, you could use a debit card if you don't have a credit card.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007 11:51:20 AM »

I figure you can save the money you'd spend on Sampler products and instead start a website fund.

If you want to continue to sell products - I assume you hope for success like we all do - you need to have some kind of web presence. It's very difficult to run a shop without a...shop.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007 08:29:25 PM »

I have decided on etsy. Thanks everyone. I am going to be contributing to the sampler as soon as i have items in my shop.
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