Who has their own website? I would like to see examples. I sell directly to local company’s and do not sell to individuals that often. So my website is really just a place to see what local photos I have to choose from. But I have been thinking of expanding it with a shopping cart and credit card transactions. Is this something you do? my website www.417art.com
This is great. Love seeing what everyone is doing. Did you build your own site? What do you like and what do you want to change? I want to add a favicon but would need to upgrade my site to do this. Is anyone doing their own print sales and processing payments?
Spent the morning making my site use SSL. Thought I'd have to pay for it, but found a free way to do it, nice bonus. Always a pain messing around with CDNs, domain names, etc, but it was reasonably smooth going, considering (hopefully nothing breaks in the meantime).
Admittedly I have not put a lot of effort into "designing" it, which it really needs, but, it acts as a focal point for everything I'm doing, a portfolio and sales tool however I'm struggling with taking it to the next level. It only scratches the surface.
I do not sell directly from any of my websites - because I don't want the hassle of legal ramification in handling credit card info. I am now creating a couple of websites to support some themes (galleries/collections) in my FAA offerings. Here are a couple examples samples: www.FortMcHenry.net, www.IndianRiverBridge.com, www.FireControlTowers.com .
Here's mine, www.bposner.com I use a company called SmugMug. Even though they have a built in store, my "ONLINE STORE" links to FAA under the doman of bposnerimages.com I try to keep them in sync, most of the newer images have a link directly to my AW if viewers are interested in buyting the image directly. I link my blog to a WordPress site Using the Artist Website for the store has been the eaisest way to set up a store for my images. I market other products other than the Tapestries, and Cards.
I find using seperate sites for my main sites, i.e store, blog works well.
Over the years I have tried several times, even paid for, but never succeeded in creating or having a website. I don't understand the 'language' - and I usually hate the ones that are templates. So, I do without.
I have my AW for the whole sheebang and then a dedicated site for Cave Art I launched some six weeks ago and that I am still working on. Got help from FAA to shape that one. It was tricky business, so thanks again :)
Question: I have a website https://fineartbyannette.com with a shop link to my pixels site. Do you lists both sites when you promote on social media or do you list just one site? Also I noticed when posting on instagram and listing my pixels address it does not automatically link to this site. People have to key the pixels address to get there from instagram. Do you have a way to post on instagram so people can go to the shop site easily?
I got a wake up call after my segment on CBS ran and my site couldn't take the immense traffic. I still dont know if I can justify moving from a shared environment to my own server. But I've been going down in the google rankings due to the speed of my site (https://jeff-foliage.com)
It was so slow...
you are supposed to ask , "How slow was it"....
It was soooooo slow that it was measured around 6-8 second load time. (No wonder google dropped me back a page in the search rankings)
I'd changed sub themes and reworked it to make sure gzip is running.
Tonight, a BIG difference! Gtmetrix says I've got my load time down to 1.1 seconds, now we're cooking.
I hope google and bing start to show me love for that change...
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