Episode 009: So You Wanna Sell Online? {getting started with e-commerce}

Ready to get started selling your art or handmade products online, but have no idea where to start? This intro to ecommerce is just what you need.

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Ready to get started selling your art or handmade products online, but have no idea where to start? This intro to e-commerce is just what you need.

Links and resources mentioned:

  • Buyable Pins - some e-commerce platforms let shoppers buy your products directly via Pinterest.
  • PCI Compliance - if you sell anything online, you are required to follow these guidelines to keep your customers' credit card information safe and secure.
  • Self-hosted e-commerce solutions - you'll need to take care of your own hosting, security and software updates. Magento and WooCommerce for WordPress are two of the most popular.
  • Hosted e-commerce platforms usually take care of PCI Compliance, software updates, and security for you. Some of the most popular hosted platforms include Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, Shopify, CoreCommerce, and Big Commerce.
  • Marketplaces like Etsy and Storenvy offer a place to sell your products alongside other sellers.
  • DIY SEO for E-commerce - my online workshop to teach you the basics of search engine optimization.
  • Xero - the accounting software I use, which automatically integrates with some e-commerce platforms.
  • Printful - print on demand products like the t-shirts and tote bags in the Badass Creatives shop.

 

Special thanks to:

Eric Laws + Morella & The Wheels Of If for composing the show's theme music!

 

This episode is brought to you by:

DIY SEO for E-Commerce - learn the basics of optimizing your online shop to get more traffic from Google and other search engines!

VenturePOP Conference - I'll be speaking about The Power of Pinterest at this conference for creative entrepreneurs in New Orleans, September 30th and October 1st, 2017.

The Badass Creatives Shop - purchase Badass Creatives t-shirts and tote bags via Etsy.

 

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