As well as being a freeform yarn spinner, I am a self-taught website and graphics designer in the fiber industry. I love giving fiber farms, family businesses, and talented artisans website make-overs. The before & after can be stunning.
A modern, organized, fresh website is key to running a successful online business.
If you already have a website, I can take your current content and build you a modern new website on squarespace or shopify. I have 5 years of experience with squarespace, and transferred my site to shopify in early 2019. Working with both has helped me see who they are designed for.
I find squarespace to be a better platform for businesses who need a professional, timeless, easy to find/contact us website for customers to reach them directly. It is ideal for information-based businesses. And it's much cheaper than shopify. I recommend this for most of my clients.
For brand new businesses, I recommend opening an ETSY shop for your items for sale (you need their traffic to get started) and I can embed that shop into a squarespace website (see an example of this at www.AtomicFiberCo.com)
I find shopify to be a better platform for makers who have an established customer base and want to sell one of a kind product with calculated shipping rates, and promote their products on facebook & instagram. It's best for artisans who already have a lot of followers on social media. It's also best for large corporations who sell direct to customers.
If you are interested in a website overhaul, my pricing is a flat $50/page. This includes: design layout, content organization, domain name transfer, and connecting all your social media accounts (ETSY, instagram, pinterest, facebook, etc.) It does not include adding items to shops or the cost of hosting and domain name.
I can provide references upon request. Please contact me with a link to your website so I can look it over and give you a price quote for overhaul.