It was 4 years ago that I started my business. I first started by selling to friends/family and then on eBay. I didn't seem to be getting anywhere so I took a big risk and opened an online boutique with yahoo and designed it myself using one of the free templates they offer and a logo that I had designed. My son G named the business because he would say to people wearing my jewelry "hey...is that one of MY MOMMYS BRACELETS?". I worked really hard getting it just the way I wanted and got my website to rank pretty high in the search engines.
Then I met Surjet from Tea's Treasures. She pointed me in the right direction by giving me valuable information about WAHMshoppes *my hosting provider* and about buying a custom template to change the look of my website. I took her advice, joined WAHMshoppes, and found Melanie at Auction Add-Ons that had the PERFECT template for my website. Then the work began all over again...listing products, designing new ones, trying to teach myself how to use the store and how to get to the top of google and other search engines. Once my business started to grow I decided that I needed to improve it even more. So, I had my pictures optimized by Kirsten at Online Image Solutions.
Now business is better than ever and can only get bigger and better! I am currently making more improvements to my website *thanks to Melissa at Where To Start Websites* and hope that you enjoy some of the changes. My business is what it is today because of many people...and because of you, my loyal customers.
Thank you everyone :hugs: