It's so easy to get started selling your bows, personalized baby clothes, jewelry, whatever it is that you make! Here's how!
Step 1: Select a hosting provider. These companies provide you with a website complete with shopping categories, shopping carts, e-commerce solutions, etc. Each company provides similar services... I am most familiar with Pappashop, and know that they offer a site for as little as $10 per month. Providers: Pappashop, MerchantMoms, ShoppePro, Designer218, EcoChic Hosting. (I recommend Pappashop because I have worked with their company before and they are wonderful!)
Step 2: Find a Domain. (www. yourstorename .com) When regestering your business with your selected hosting provider, they will offer to register your domain for you. You'll need to think of a name that is not already taken, and the registration fee for a year is about $10. (to search for a domain that's available you can go to http://www.domain.com/- but I recommend actually registering your domain with your new hosting provider... makes everything easier!)
Step 3: Dress up your site with a gorgeous web template. This is the funnest part! Just check out these adorable sites from Restored316Designs! You simply order your design, and Lauren will customize everything to create a gorgeous store front for your new business!
Step 4: Set up your store! Your hosting provider will give you all the instructions to add items to your store, set up the shopping cart, and begin selling your handicrafts!
Step 5: Tell everyone you know & start selling!
It's so easy, fun & inexpensive to begin your own WAHM business! And you can always email me if you have additional questions, I'd love to help you get started. mommychroniclesblog (at) hotmail (.com)