Why should you have your own website?
Shops on venues like Etsy and Artfire are great, but also having a your own website benefits your business greatly. Here's why:
- Your site is on your own domain name (yourname.com, .net, .org, etc.)
- You have complete freedom and control of the content of your site.
- You aren’t dependent on any selling venue and if you leave that venue, your customers know where to find you.
- You control the changes to your site and the timing of the changes.
- No listing fees, no final value fees, no minimum or maximums. List and sell as often as you want with no additional fees.
- All your sites—information, shop, blog, picture gallery, forums—can all be found in one place under your domain.
- Your customers will always be able to find you at the same address. Even if you change hosting, you get to keep your domain name.