I’ve had a very relaxing yet productive weekend. Although the production part hasn’t seen anything finished, I still have gotten a really good start on things that have been tickling my brain.
We have had a weekend of 70+ degree weather, which for Alaska is 10+ degrees above normal for this time of year. I still watch the weather in Bend, Oregon and we have been warmer than them for over a month now. Crazyness!
So I’ve had this master plan of making art to sell. The plan, although going very slowly, is moving along. The plan has always been to have a separate blog to show the wares, the main reason is that not all the wares will be ‘spooky’ inspired so I wanted a less spooky blog theme for them. Plus, my mom may want to sell birdhouses and her more girly stuff so that was also a determining factor.
The plan is to have the blog to show off the wares and then sell through Etsy. Now I’m thinking to maybe sell through both. The idea of having a shopping cart on my website makes me cringe…only because I’m unfamiliar with how to go about doing it and the research involved in it. So I figured I could just show off the stuff on the blog and have users that are interested email me for payment through Paypal, which will be my only form of payment for now.
I need some input from those of you that have done any of the above or have any brilliant ideas. I take criticism very well, so please tell me if I’m off my rocker. If you would rather email me feel free: boospooky (dot) com AT gmail (dot) com
So far I have:
– Purchased the Domain name for the blog – The Whimsy Attic
– Grabbed the Etsy account for The Whimsy Attic
– Grabbed the Twitter account for The Whimsy Attic
– Setup the Facebook Page – only grabbed the name for a Page associated with my own.
– Getting ready to build the actual website presense
– Paypal is setup for Business