In thinking about the future and what I think will be feasible for me and this little business of mine, I decided to make some changes to the site to position myself as more of a designer than a crafter. Putting out a physical product involves financial risk that just doesn’t make sense for me to take, not to mention the space it takes up in my house. Over the past several weeks I’ve been taking on more design work and it just makes sense for me to do that more, since my profits are much greater and I don’t have any up front costs.
The obvious big change here is my blog itself. I made the move to purchase Genesis from StudioPress. I’m using the Dynamik Child Theme* as it seems to be the most versatile theme on the market, that will allow me to build other custom themes for clients (once I really figure out how to utilize all its’ features.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t like putting my designs on physical products, so I’ve opened a shop on Society6. I initially started on Zazzle, but Society6 seemed to be more catered to designers, and I actually like that they don’t carry every product under the sun the way Zazzle does. I have a couple of designs up there and plan to add more so check back often.
My online shop will still be up for the time being, but I may phase that out eventually as well. I’m not 100% sure about that, but I do know that I don’t want to have too many things going at once.
You can also purchase SoPupuka cards from Sugarcane Shop in Honolulu.
I’m also seriously considering deleting my Facebook page…I go back and forth between auto-tweeting Facebook posts or auto-posting tweets, and either way I’m not that crazy about it. I’d rather generate original content for each social media outlet and Facebook just seems like a lot of work. How do you feel about Facebook pages? Do you pay much attention to them? If you own a FB page as a blogger/business owner, is it worth it to you?
I will be continuing to tweak things in the coming days, adding a portfolio and information on my design services so things may be a little wonky here.