I am finally happy with Celestial Shores and have it fully up and running! I am so excited. It took me all week to figure things out. I settled on using a drop shipping company and selling ready made products. I may still do some print-on-demand at some point but I am not completely sure. I spent the beginning of the week last week planning everything out and checking out some different options and decided selling directly from my own website was the way I was going to go for now. Etsy sort of forced my hand by suspending my account after I made a mistake with the print-on-demand company that I assume tripped some algorithm of theirs.
I emailed them and hope to sort it out. In the meantime, I signed up for both Amazon Merch and Wish. I got accepted today for Wish but I am still concentrating on ensuring the website is all set up and iron out any issues first. That and I decided on drop shipping ready-made products for now.
I have 25 products to start with. I spent 2 days really taking the time to pick them out. Above are 9 of my favorites. I went with a pre-made WordPress theme for now as I don’t really have time time to start one from scratch but I am actually super happy with how it turned out. I spent hours editing the CSS, installing plugins, setting up the pages, policy pages, and designing and re-designing it (well as much as you can without going to far into editing the theme). I am so happy with how it all turned out. Now I just need to get it out there. It would be a sin to have to close it down because I can’t figure out how to get any sales 😆
I know I will figure it out though. I almost always do. Even if it means hours, days, weeks, even months of work on end promoting it. I need to learn more about SEO end especially related to Woocommerce and ecommerce in general. I also need to learn to leverage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (and I am sure more than that) to help drive traffic to it.
So anyway, please have a look and tell me what you think! I have created a PROMO code that you can use and share if you would like. Feel free to share this post on social media so others can use the code! The code is LIFEWITHKADIE10 valid until June 15th, 2021. Let me know here if you encounter any issues. Enjoy!