“Do you have a website?” was the common question at our open house.
Why were people asking this? Why were we surprised? What did we NOT know? Well, the answers to all these questions were about to unfold.
We had to get with the times. Everyone shopped on line!!
Argie and I had some discussions on how to go about this but didn’t really know where to start. We didn’t know how to create or run a website and simply could not afford to hire someone to do this for us.
As always, our families came to the rescue. Argie’s daughter introduced her to Weebly. Together they created our first website. It was a free website that we were able to download pictures of our products for people to see. Little did we know that this was the beginning of a much bigger undertaking.
For about half a year both Argie and I would design and create our products, take pictures with our Iphones and download them onto our Weebly website. We were proud to be able to do this. The demands didn’t stop there. Now people were asking if we were selling on line. We were being encouraged to convert our simple website to a selling one. This would increase the ease for people to shop from us and since our business wasn't taking off we decided to do it.
Needless to say, for two inexperienced women in business, marketing and computers, getting into all this WAS SOOOOOO overwhelming!!!
Did I mention how family always came to the rescue? My brother in law Scott volunteered to help us set up a selling website AND how to take better pictures of our products.