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    • PurpleSmile
    • By PurpleSmile 27th Oct 15, 8:41 AM
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    An Online Shop / Website
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    • 27th Oct 15, 8:41 AM
    An Online Shop / Website 27th Oct 15 at 8:41 AM
    I've been selling Logo Design / Business Cards / CV Templates / Graphics for a year now. My first aim was to earn what I would have earnt if I had returned to work after maternity leave. I have exceeded expectations and I'm earning more each month. Most of my sales come from instant downloads on CreativeMarke. Although I do also offer custom design work on Etsy.

    Ive been thinking about setting up my own website, for information and to refer customers to see colour examples/effects etc. I'm also interested in creating an online sho that offers instant downloads, has a blog and somewhere for a gallery.

    I think probably the best option is Wordpress, that maybe uses woocommerce or similar. I've been meaning to learn Wordpress for a while as it fits hand in hand with business branding. It just isn't something I enjoy. But I just wondered what you all thought of the easy options - MrSite, Create.net etc.

    MrSite offers domain, email, hosting and the store facility for a monthly fee. However they no longer have the free preview available so I'm unable to see how it all works.

    Anyone used MrSite?
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    • Double V
    • By Double V 27th Oct 15, 9:01 AM
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    • 27th Oct 15, 9:01 AM
    Stay away from these ready made / template based sites.
    Not good. And stay away from GoDaddy aswell.

    I have sent you PM.
    • Mistral001
    • By Mistral001 27th Oct 15, 9:13 AM
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    • 27th Oct 15, 9:13 AM
    You must be good as I thought nobody made a living form those sites as you have to compete with people from anywhere in the world including places where people are prepared to work for a couple of US dollars an hour.


    My thoughts are that what you want to do will require hiring a professional website builder especially with regard to instant downloads that are not free. Also you might need to hire a legal specialist to deal with copyright matters.
    • PurpleSmile
    • By PurpleSmile 27th Oct 15, 12:04 PM
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    • 27th Oct 15, 12:04 PM
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    • 27th Oct 15, 12:04 PM
    I'll check the pm now.

    I don't think sites such as CreativeMarket or Etsy are dying down. You just need to use the right tagwords and have good products. I have a digital paper set on CreativeMarket that I listed for $10. So I get $7 per sale. Since the start of August that set alone on CreativeMarket has earnt $1450, so close to 1k. Logos that are Premade on Etsy sell from 15 - 30. Then custom designs at a higher price 45+

    The problem with CreativeMarket is that it's saturated with the high sellers. The popular items are always on the front page. So I do get sales but I don't get many views.

    Okay, so Wordpress or similar probably seems the best idea. I'll look into it.
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    • paddyw
    • By paddyw 28th Oct 15, 12:13 AM
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    • 28th Oct 15, 12:13 AM
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    • 28th Oct 15, 12:13 AM
    my brother has a website with a company called tso host. There is a wordpress plug in but I dont know if there is a download feature. His doesnt have a shop , he uses it for his DJ business but the blog element of it allows frequent updates so he gets a reasonable amount of traffic amd enquiries.
    They have a few different packages Im not sure what his is called but he gets two domains for an initial payment of approx 8 and you can run two websites (he uses one for advertisng and one to upload pics of parties ). It cost him just three pounds a month and is cancellable at any time. He has said the support is very good - maybe the tso staff can advise you on a package more suitable for you
    • JWIOW
    • By JWIOW 28th Oct 15, 10:12 AM
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    • 28th Oct 15, 10:12 AM
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    • 28th Oct 15, 10:12 AM
    Wordpress is definitely a good option, however probably not your best option if you're still learning and want to make a good impression for your business.
    Don't rule out site-makers altogether, as some actually give you the exact flexibility you'd need to create the site and make it your own, without knowledge of HTML/PHP/CSS etc and the hassle that comes with it.
    I personally create sites for local businesses near to me - nothing over the top, however mobile responsive and they include a store too. It gives me full flexibility of editing absolutely anything and is very reasonably priced.
    Obviously I have a white-label solution plan with them, as I am a reseller - however, Google Webydo. After trialling many, I found them to be the most helpful and cost-effective. I believe this would be a perfect fit for your needs.
    Google Webydo - they offer a free trial, I think as a designer yourself you will love the flexibility and simplicity.
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 11th Mar 17, 12:18 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 12:18 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 12:18 PM
    Wordpress is a good starting point and it's easy to move a site from one provider to another should you need to. Also consider Concrete5, Joomla, Drupal
    • soolin
    • By soolin 14th Jan 19, 3:03 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 3:03 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 3:03 PM
    When it comes to creating eCommerce websites, this post might be useful for someone who is looking for creating a powerful online store . I've stumbled on it by accident. I was surfing the web in search of a suitable solution for my online store . Initially I was leaning towards using WordPress, but this article convinced me to use a website builder as they are easier to use and less time-consuming.
    Originally posted by SamuelR
    The thread is nearly 2 years old.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 14th Jan 19, 5:58 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 5:58 PM
    Soolin, the thread actually started over 3 years ago, the 2017 post was nearly 18 months after the preceding post.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 14th Jan 19, 6:35 PM
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    Soolin, the thread actually started over 3 years ago, the 2017 post was nearly 18 months after the preceding post.
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    Sorry, I should have said the last response was nearly 2 years ago. However you look at it this is a very old thread!
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 9th Aug 19, 9:39 PM
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    no but I Name Cheap and the support is brilliant and it's cheap!
    Originally posted by lucyfrancine
    please translate into English

    10 posts from a new user in a single day from someone who has searched for "relevant" posts no matter how old they are so as to mention the same product

    any connection.... ?
    reported as
    Last edited by 00ec25; 09-08-2019 at 9:43 PM.
    • susanbraintree
    • By susanbraintree 15th Oct 19, 1:54 PM
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    +1 for Wordpress. I also highly recommend the Flatsome theme, both for eCommerce and stand-alone sites. A very intuitive page builder that makes the content display perfectly whatever device it's being viewed on.
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