Learning the Hard Way

Ecommerce was always the way I wanted to sell my garments but wow what a learning curve I have encountered.  Naively I thought it would be as simple as taking some photographs, uploading them and adding the price. No! There are the legalities to consider i.e. the terms and conditions, shows how much attention I pay when purchasing off the internet!  Luckily there are lots of tutorials to guide you through the process.  It is amazing that these websites integrate everything now so it is all in one space, reducing my stress levels somewhat.  However it is still overwhelming for a novice like myself, I wish I could pay someone to do this.  So many things to consider, does it make sense and link? Am I driving everything correctly? Will people be able to navigate the site efficiently? Is the SEO good? 

Despite this I am a great believer in understanding the processes and learning from your mistakes. So here goes on that front!!! 

Since my last post I have been in my 'make shift' photography studio in my flat. Writing content descriptions for the t-shirts, navigating my way around the website linking and categorising various elements.  I have also bought a PO Box as I want to keep my residence as private as possible. So I am just waiting for Royal Mail to send me the details. Also waiting on my business cards and stickers for the swing tags to arrive.  Along with finally pressing the launch button on the website. Excited but feeling very nervous about it all. I hope it all works ok!!! 

Anyway as usual, here are a few images to set the scene :)  

 Business card front. Seems so official to have these. But more so when I have a case for them, or is that a step too far?  

Business card front. Seems so official to have these. But more so when I have a case for them, or is that a step too far?  

 Sticker, which will be going in the swing tag.  

Sticker, which will be going in the swing tag.  

 A somewhat ironic image (bad quality lighting) given the content and purpose of the shoot! 

A somewhat ironic image (bad quality lighting) given the content and purpose of the shoot! 

Tania Swift