How many times have you checked through your Facebook timeline to see an ad for your own online store? Chances are, you’ve come across an ad for Shopify or BigCommerce.
They all pretty much look the same because they talk about the same stuff. They talk about you setting yourself up with some sort of online store so you can make money online. It seems that the value proposition is pretty straightforward. It seems like a black and white proposition. Either you’re into it or you’re not.
Well, you might want to seriously consider such online stores if you are into Woodturning. Whether you’ve been practicing this hobby for a few months or for several years, you probably have no shortage of turned wood items in your home. In fact, you probably have many wood items that you’ve tried out and tested to hone your skills. They’re not your best work, but they’re not complete wastes of time either.
Well, to make sure that you sell these items through your online store profitably, you have to do a little bit of advance planning.
The problem with websites like Shopify and BigCommerce is that they’re too tempting. They really are. They say the right things at the right time and get people all pumped up. When people are all excited, they sign up, and they find out in the worst way possible that often times, the platform they chose or how they worked with the platform doesn’t really lead to the results that they are looking for.