As a designer and maker I've always enjoyed working on my online store and approach this as it's own craft project.
Over the year I've helped a number of friends and fellow makers set up their own online stores while also showing them how easy it can be to maintain themselves.
I see my website as part of my craft business and look for ways to incorporate my products, customer service and social media in an interesting way that reflects the character of what I do.
Due to the positive feedback I've received from the people I've helped over the years I've decided to share this knowledge in a more structured way and hopefully help other designers and makers looking for help in this area.
If this sounds of interest please don't hesitate to get in touch!
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While starting an online store from scratch can be a little overwhelming I always find meeting and discussing what you'd to do (and/or the problems you'd like to solve) is never a bad idea.
This chat is usually pretty unstructured, so there's no pressure to have an exact idea of what you're after.
As this session is completely free (I'm just happy to share my knowledge) it's a good way to get some impartial advice about the right approach for your situation.
Of course I'll explain how (or if) I might be able to help, though the focus is really more on demystifying the whole process. This information will be useful if you decide to build an online store yourself, or work with someone else to set things up.
Apart from the online store itself this is also a chance to see how your website address/url, hosting and business email setup are all part of a professional online presence.