Updated: Feb 28
When Michael and I first began the discussion about his transition to making his living by making art, I knew we would need an online presence. Building a website didn't seem daunting to me-- I have created and maintained several over the years-- but the commerce end of things is an entirely different animal.
Building an online store felt like a gargantuan task. It felt like I very well might drop-- on multiple occasions-- during the construction of our brand-spanky-new MSP Designs online store, I can tell you! But I have prevailed, and all of Michael's wonderful creations are now available for viewing... and for taking home with you.
After an official metric butt load of research, I settled on an established e-commerce platform that has been around for over a decade and embarked on an exciting (subtext alert: overwhelming) journey to try to understand all the ins and outs of selling online. Posting your storefront at an already established url, pricing, shipping, taking payments, design elements... it was a lot. But in order for the artist to be able to keep "arting", someone needed to do the work on the back end to make it all possible, and hey... I do love a challenge. I now know just enough to be dangerous, so if anyone is looking for some (possibly unintentionally misleading but always heartfelt) advice or assistance with setting up an online storefront, I'm your girl.