If you have or are starting a business to sell your products to the rest of the world, your own online store is a necessity.
When launching your online store, you will probably have concerns. Will I have enough time? Am I technical enough? How will I attract people to my store? Can I actually afford it?
All very legitimate concerns, but all concerns that can be answered with ease. Promise!
MadeFreshly is the perfect software platform for independent sellers. Those with a passion for their small business, and who need their own dedicated website to sell their products.
Online stores and businesses take time. Plan wisely. If you already have a business or store (or are simply thinking about it), you know that business plans and preparation takes lots…and lots…and lots…of time; however, if you plan your days accordingly and practice organization techniques, your online store does not have to keep you up at night.
It’s incredible (we think so!), but MadeFreshly is simple to use and makes it easy to get your business started. Follow the steps in our first article here and we promise to take stress and anxiety out of the building process. The planner guide will help you create a five-day plan to launch your store, and after that, it’s all about the fun and enjoyment of growing your business.
Marketing your online business isn’t always easy, but social media and guerilla marketing is a great, and often free, place to start.
If you don’t already have a social presence, sign-up for Facebook and Twitter. Start sharing the social love with your own personal connections (friends, family and existing social base). Network, Network, Network! Post regularly and engage with your audience. Consider building an email database to provide regular (but well-thought out) messages to your audience. Read through our feature article, Easily increase your Facebook fans with these 3 proven tactics, for some creative ideas to engage and communicate with your audience.
You’re in luck. MadeFreshly offers a free plan to get acquainted with our platform, so you can get your online business set-up at no cost. Once you feel comfortable with your store, we encourage you to sign-up for a paid plan. MadeFreshly ranges from $11.99 – $34.99 per month, a much more affordable alternative to hiring a designer, developer, hosting and more. We give you all the tools you need to do it yourself.
When you’re ready to upgrade, Handmade Success will give you 25% off your first 3 months. Enter code handmadesuccess at the upgrade page.
Have questions for us? Any other concerns you need debunked? Leave us a comment!
Editor’s note: I am so in love with the passion MadeFreshly has for helping the handmade community – check out this video I just watched on their home page. I know you will totally relate! (Handmade Success has teamed up with MadeFreshly so feel free to ask me any questions too!)