Just as 2014 is about to come to a screeching halt, I've managed to meet one more of my goals for the year! (No need to add comments such as "It's about time!" or "Cutting it mighty close there!" ha!)
I've long wanted to get my own business domain name again. I had one back in 2011 and let it go with the website I had. I started on Artfire then, and went with theirs.
The truth is, as I've expanded this year from one store to three, I've found it rather clumsy trying to direct people to "where I am." 3 stores, 2 store names, all those urls!
Sharyl's Jewelry Metapolies
(Art Fire) (ACM)
Having 3 online stores may be an odd thing to do in the first place, but it's an experiment of sorts, and I'm determined to play it out a little bit longer.
You might recall that in May of 2014, I did some branding work and redid my business cards, (and banners, virtual and physical table ones). Of course I did that just before deciding I would like to change my business name and open more venues! Well, as I've been in flux, I've continued to use those cards, adding stickers on the back with the two new store urls. (Yes, yes. Tacky, I suppose. But think of it as moving to a new location. You "make do" until you get settled in, right?)
The other evening, I finally decided to get the domain name and create a one-page landing site (home page) for all my business needs.
The url is: metapolies.com.
I do hope you'll check it out
and give me feedback!
From the one-page website, you can (hopefully) easily get to all my stores and my social media (Blog, Facebook, and Pinterest).
I've tried to optimize it so it works well with computers, tablets, and phones. That's made the layout a bit tricky and not quite what I had hoped for. I'd really like it to be attractive/inviting AND intuitive/functional. I'm not sure if I've made the mark yet, but I'm going to begin using it.
Some things I can change, but others I'm limited by what this simple system can do.
Please, please, please...
If you have ideas, suggestions, complaints, do let me know! I'm very eager for feedback so that this works well for YOU and anyone one else trying to find their way to my stores and social media contacts. How can I make it better for YOU to use?
My main goal is, instead of directing people to 3 sites, I now will direct them to one only. ONE on my business card, ONE on Facebook announcements, ONE when I run into friends and family. All the same ONE!
Hopefully, it's all easy after that!
As always, thanks for helping me out and sticking by me as I evolve!
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was the 175th person.
I'm hoping to renew my blogging efforts in 2015 and if you are not a member, I hope you will join us!
Business card/photo: Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, 2014.