What is Shopify?
2020 - The Year of Entrepreneurs
Sell your products across channels. Begin with your online store, then link your products to social media such as Facebook and Instagram. Click and Collect is easy to set up for your local customers.
Follow along at your own leisure.
After you complete this course, you will know how to get your store set up, and start connecting with your customers online. No complex technology knowledge required. If you can follow along with a video, then this course is for you.
This webinar style course has been developed by DF WebDesign to give you all the information you need so that you can get your shopify store ready to go live.
"I'll borrow... This one"
I definitely see myself as a bit of a Belle. There was a time when I read all of the books in the kids section of my library growing up, and so I would revisit some old favourites. After a long break from reading, I'm happy to say that I'm back with a bang. My husband recons that I build websites in order to feed my reading habits.
Like most people, I need to implement strategies to keep my mental health in check. Reading helps me to stay in the here and now, while giving me somewhere to visit when I've got nowhere else to go. This week I was in Rio, Paris and Switzerland - all within the one book.
The first time I set up my own business, I needed a website to sell my products. I left my job to sell baby carriers and cloth nappies. I had no capital, and zero knowledge about how to go about actually selling online. The year was 2015, and I was getting quotes of around €5,000 for a brochure site or €10,000 to include commerce. I also needed to look into different ways to accept payments. Sum up, paypal, stripe to name a few. It was getting messy.
I also had a bit of a control issue with 100% committing to a developer. I didn't fully know what I wanted out of the website, what if I wanted to make simple changes? Did I need to reach out to them each and every time I wanted to tweak something?
Then I found some drag and drop platforms. I tried wix, weebly, squarespace and wordpress. Once I found Shopify, that was it. The rest was history. I fell in love. It cost a nominal fee of $29 USD per month, and I could tweak and change to my hearts content.
In 2018, I saw that there was an opening in Shopify for a Support role. Talk to Entrepreneurs from all over the world? Yes Please!
What happened next?
So I got the job! I went from figuring out how to use Shopify, to helping others who were trying to figure it out.
Over the course of 2 years, I spoke to thousands of entrepreneurs from all over the world about their business. Yes I was on the other end of the line to help them figure out the platform, but I was also there to flesh out ideas with them and to share any relevant resources that could help them move their business forward.
One thing that kept coming up during these interactions, was that people kept asking if I could do the work for them. These business owners were grateful for the information, but they were busy and needed help with actually implementing the changes.
Pandemic and Wine
During 2020, I did it again and left my stable, permanent job. This time, I had a much better idea of what I was doing, and who I wanted to serve.
I set up DF WebDesign and I told the universe that I was open for business. My very first project was for the lovely Pascal over at Le Caveau. Pascal had a website on Wordpress that was adequate - but he wanted something that was much easier to navigate and cleaner in layout. It was a wonderful experience working with Pascal and I'm incredibly proud of the work we've done.
If you'd like for me to help you to get set up on Shopify, pick a time and day that suits you HERE so we can meet for a chat via Zoom.