Shop Talk {Websites}

By now I hope you have had a chance to check out the new website.

I have gotten many emails asking about my new site and blog redesign.

I thought this would be the easiest way to answer your questions.

First of all I knew it was time for me to have my own website.

I have loved Etsy and I know it may surprise many but I will continue to sell on Etsy.

Esty has been amazing to me.

Many new customers find me all the time and this is how most of my retailers have found me.

I now have a website that allows me to have more control of how my products are presented and also offer extra information such as classes etc.

My whole site was designed by Sara Duckett of Sadie Olive.

I have worked with Sara for the past 2 1/2 years and I am honored to call her a close friend.

The benefit of me choosing to have Sara design my site is because she has designed for me since the beginning and she is now very familiar with my style and taste {and her taste is exquisite}.

The truth is that I gave her all the information, recommendations, samples etc. and she was pretty dang close to what I wanted the first time.

We continued to tweak until we had what you see now.

I wanted to introduce everyone to my new website now so you know where to go when the spring line is up.

Right now the only thing you can buy on the new site is my art.

But trust me…as I am even typing…new things are in the works and I think you are going to love this line even more than the last.

{I always think that the line I am working on is my new favorite…I hope you agree}

I wanted to also let you know that if you are starting out to be careful how much you invest in a website.

I have delayed this step for awhile but even now I was very careful to not spend too much.

I want to take a moment to talk about Etsy.

If you are just starting out I think Etsy in the MOST incredible place to get your feet wet.

Easy to set up and very easy on your wallet.

As you grow you can always go and add a website but I have to be honest with you….I know so many artists that keep their Esty site stocked because they get so many NEW customers from Etsy everyday.

Sara Duckett expressed it best…Etsy gives you a built in audience.  So true!

Potential customers are doing random searches for product and they are more likely to find you on Etsy than on your own site.

Websites are wonderful when you have a large following but Etsy is a great way to grow your customer base.

I hope you love the new website and I am looking forward to having it bulging with new product in two short months.

If you have any questions I would love to hear them {and hopefully I can answer them}.

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You can find me at the Flea Market Style Magazine blog today writing about….well…writing!

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  1. Melissa

    I absolutely LOVE your new website, and in fact, I just sent a friend of mine to view it so that she could see how it is done right! Can’t wait for the new line…it’s warm here in the wine country, and I need some Jeanne Oliver designs to wear! 🙂

    1. jeanne Author

      That means a lot to me coming from you…you have amazing taste. You should have your friend contact Sara.

  2. Beth

    Hi,

    I have enjoyed reading your blog this last day or two..I surfed over from Sadie Olive and never could leave. 🙂 I loved your post on Alt…thank you for all the links, I think I found another favororite or two to check out. Love you blog, Sarah and you did an amazing job. Can’t believe I did not now land on your blog before now, but it will be a favorite of mine.

    Have a terrific week!

    Beth

  3. Mary

    Thank you for the advice. I am in the midst of setting up an etsy shop right now. Maybe if I have any questions, I could pick your brain! Lol. I really love your blog and the music you have chosen. It’s amazing. Have a good day!

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