My own website was something I didn't think possible when I started my business as it just seemed too complicated! Hence my Etsy store, don't get me wrong Etsy is great as a lot of people just search Etsy and discover my store that way. However the lack of versatility and customisation was annoying and at the end of the day Etsy controls my store, not me.
So the research started and I didn't realise just how easy it was to build my own website! I love the fact that I have been able to customise my colours, fonts, product layouts etc. I would love to hear what you think of it!
Having my own website also means I can integrate everything and remove a lot of additional administration. It also makes it a lot easier for customers to subscribe to my newsletter.
I am so excited about this change and fingers crossed there are no teething issues!