pottery, business

getting your pottery online part 6

butter dish online store

Continued from Part 5 Part 6: Online Store Builders If you've decided to have an online store, or even full web promotion, then you're going to be looking at a kind of web host called a "site builder." These businesses offer point-and-click website design using custom software and templates, and…

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getting your pottery online part 5

screenshot of Etsy listing handmade masks

Continued from Part 4. Part 5: Etsy and Its Competitors No review of getting your pottery online would be complete without a nuanced discussion of Etsy.com. As the "online craft marketplace," Etsy.com has been, and continues to be, the destination for a lot of potters who just want…

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getting your pottery online part 4

photo of a simple bcard site

Continuted from Part 3 Part 4: Business Card Sites Most artists most of the time actually want a "bcard" site, and want to handle sales via a phone call. Running an actual online store requires a lot of work that most of us are not prepared to follow through on…

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getting your pottery online part 3

screenshot of Facebook page for pottery business

Continued from Part 2: Domains Part 3: The Social Media & Shared Market Alternative Domain registration already takes some artists out of their comfort zone. If so, let me suggest another approach, which involves orchestrating your entire web presence around shared sites so that you don't need to register a…

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getting your pottery online part 2

screenshot of gandi.net domain control panel

(please read Part 1 first) Part 2: Domains A "domain" is an online, text address that people can use to find you on the web, such as "FuzzyChef.com" or "FernhillPottery.net". Getting one is your first step if you are going to pursue any path other than "Social Media…

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