July marks three years since I created my first t-shirt.
Over the past three years I’ve done a lot of trial and error figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Some designs sell, some don’t. Some advertising is well worth it, others I’ve wasted money on. And most time consuming; I’ve played around quite a bit with different sites/platforms for hosting my shop.
I’m about 24 hours away from launching my newest site and I’m really excited to share it with you. Unlike my others, I’ve personally put the most time into this one, and have taught myself the backend of it so I don’t have to rely on someone else all of the time.
I’ve spent several hours every night trying to get it just perfect. (According to me.)
That being said, it’s not perfect. I was never that kid who colors inside the lines. “Attention to detail” is not my strong suit. So a web designer I am not.
I’m pretty sure certain things that have taken me 3-4 hours to get correct, would have taken someone who knows what they’re doing a mere thirty minutes. But I’ve learned from my other sites (and other mistakes) that I have to know how to do this stuff, even if my photos aren’t exactly perfect, or my text isn’t completely centered… I hate to always rely on someone else to fix something basic.
My plan is to make my site as good as my talents allow for now, and then a couple weeks down the road I’ll call in a professional to spruce things up a a bit.
But enough of my insecure ramblings! I’ve got a site to launch, so I’ll brb while I finish things up. I’m hoping to be back tomorrow with a hot new website link to share with all of you. Wish me luck!
In the meantime, check out one of my new 4th of July tops (as seen above) right here. See you soon!