I have been very busy at Earrings + Stuff working hard on rebranding my website, trying to make it perfect for y’all. I bought a theme for Shopify (my website host) which I was able to tweak to my liking. For the most part I found it user friendly but there has definitely been a few bumps in the road making me wish I had the budget to just hire someone to take care of all this tech stuff. I had it live for about a week but yesterday I had to make to executive decision to go back to my old one until the new one is perfect. There is so many things that go into making a website run fast and smoothly that in the end honestly it was driving me crazy that I could not figure it out. I have been spending so much time on this which heading into holiday season probably wasn't the smartest thing. Moving forward I have reached out to a few companies so fingers crossed it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg to get things sorted. That being said I had a very successful holiday photoshoot with one of my best friends the other day so my homepage feels fresh with all new pics.
Going through this process has made me reflect and realize how much works goes into running this shop. After grinding for the last few years I feel like I have come a long way and hoping it all starts to pay off sooner than later. I would love to be able to have a budget to spend on things that I know suck up my time. In a perfect world I would be able to hire a photographer for all stock photos, a writer for all weekly blog posts, a social media manager so then I could concentrate on buying and making rad pieces for the store. With a bigger budget I would also love to carry other brands supporting other small businesses. One can dream right? Well, here’s to the holiday season may things run smoothly and efficiently over here at Earrings + Stuff.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special requests during the holidays!
Oh yah and with me getting completely side tracked with the website rebranding and my holiday shoot I totally forgot to do my 2.5K give-away on Instagram…. so that will 100% be happening this week! So stay tuned… make sure you are following me on instagram to be able to enter! @earringsandstuff