The next step...
So I've been trying to figure out some ways to grow the business this year while still somehow keeping myself in the black (if only by a few dollars). Enter the fun filled and costly world of advertising....
Was out at our favorite breakfast place - Foothills of Warner where we saw they were going to do advertising spots on their menu. So I thought, well, it's an awesome place to eat (also one of WMUR's 10 best breakfast eaterys in NH), great people own the place and regularly help out the community, and they have killer french toast.
So I sat down with the person doing the advertising with the restaurant and found out the cost of said advertisement - $300. Ouch. On the bright side, I just had my birthday along with some very kind cash contributions from family so could help offset some of this. Not sure this will work, but I figured I needed to try it at least once. Fine and dandy. All ready to go.
Except for the fact that the other piece of feedback from the advertising guru was "You really need your own website" After about a half hour of giving me multiple reasons why I needed to have one of my own, I realized she was right.
So,I scoured the web and various message boards to find a suitable home for my still fledgling glass work and came up with Shopify. At an additional $29/mth I have now officially started up my very own glass page on the web!
Please check it out and let me know what you think (along with any recommendations for improvement). In general, (most) of my best items will get posted here. Inventory is still a bit low but Im planning on visiting the workshop more regularly and hope to have a number of blown pieces and shaped pieces added soon. Hoping to do a full website launch in early July. Email subscribers get access to an anytime use 10% discount code, so please consider joining!
- Peter Antal