Maggi has an e-commerce site that sells hand-dyed fabrics and threads.
Maggi, where did you start?
Before I started with Site Setup Kit, I had been blogging for about four years, initially with Blogger, but then I discovered WordPress and have never regretted the change.
As far as an actual website goes, I was starting from scratch and the fact that Site Setup Kit uses the WordPress platform made it a very appealing option.
What was the most challenging part of putting together your new site?
The most challenging part of setting up the website was, for me, getting the right shopping cart. Because the items I sell are individual, I needed something that would show the item as being sold after checkout to avoid more than one person trying to buy the same item.
I started with a free plugin but this did not address that problem, so I quickly purchased one that would do exactly what I wanted. It was so easy to use and enabled me to run my ‘shop’ on a professional basis. No regrets about purchasing it, and I do believe that you get what you pay for.
What advice do you have for people who are about to start working on their websites?
I would say to anyone who wants to create their own website to use Site Setup Kit. Although it might initially seem expensive, compared to having to pay someone else it is very good value for money.
The fact that the lessons are great for both beginners and more experienced users alike makes it so easy to use, and you also have the benefit of having Pamela and Wendy to answer questions via the forum.
Having access to their Tech Support team is also reassuring although I have not had to use it yet.
Anything you’d like to add?
The idea of creating a website can be daunting and yes, even with Site Setup Kit, it does require effort and hard work. But at the end, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you have what you want and can keep it alive and up to date without having to go to a third party every time that you want to make tweaks.
I’ve already had success with mine, selling items both nationally and internationally, and that success has only been achieved by following the advice and guidance given in Site Setup Kit. Thanks to everyone in the Site Setup Kit team for helping me to realise my ambition.