Are you a handcrafter who wants to sell your crafts? Why not do it online with an ecommerce site? You don’t need to use a complicated ecommerce site to do it. An attractively designed WordPress site will work well for you and be simple for you to add and remove items as needed.
Not only will you be able to sell your crafts but you will also be able to give tips and advice on how to display, use and clean the items you sell. On the product pages, you can include photos of the items, a brief description and the price. Other pages can be used to show and explain how the items can be displayed and used and if appropriate, how they can be cleaned.
The important thing is to have a site that is easy to work with, which is why WordPress is one to consider. Anyone can learn to add pages and posts on a site built using the WordPress platform. It is also free with a large number of free themes you can use. The only thing you need to pay for is your domain name and hosting and those can be found for at reasonable prices.
If you have the funds, you may wish to hire someone to build your WordPress site for you, maybe even including a custom theme. Shop carefully though. Some people charge prices that are quite high while others offer the same service at prices that are rather low. Don’t assume you will get better work if you pay a high price and get poor work for a low price. Sometimes, you get the best for a fairly low price. Always check out a web designer before you agree to pay them for the work. Ask to see a portfolio and to talk to previous clients. Check for reviews as well.
When you find someone to build your site who will work with you from start to finish to be sure it is what you want, you are ready for finalize the deal. Also be sure your deal includes teaching you how to run the site too so you don’t need to pay someone to run it for you.
Once your site is built and you are comfortable adding and removing things from it, you are ready to start advertising and getting word out. A good way to start that doesn’t cost you anything is to use social media like FaceBook and Twitter. You can start with your personal accounts and then create accounts for your handcraft ecommerce site. This will provide a good start and you can expand your advertising from there.