Hi! I’ve just launch my new website somethingspecialhome.co.uk As the name suggests, it’s for anything to do with the home. It’s a marketplace for small businesses, single shop owners and one person bands (trying to keep it pc!) maybe selling from home or through craft fairs. Couple of real benefits to sellers is that unlike Ebay/Etsy there are no advertising fees, sign up fees and no time limits for advertising, as long as the item is in stock it can stay on for as long as they like. The only time a fee is paid is when an item sells so there’s no financial risk to advertising at all. Even with this it’s been hard to get anyone to advertise so instead of trying to get people to advertise before making the site live, I decided to make the site visible in google and shared on Facebook so it’s out there moving up the rankings! So if there’s anyone here that’s interested in selling on my site please get in touch! The other thing I feel I may need some help with is SEO, after 1 day my site is on page 4 of google so not bad considering there is only my own products on there but page 1 is the aim just like everyone else! I want it to be organic though, I know I could pay but not the route I want to take just now anyway!
Really looking forward to the challenge and hopefully get some tips here on the way!