Well we are checking out all of our alternatives for being on the web. I started blogging years ago on Blogger. And Hey you have come along way baby! I had become a wordpress junkie for so long. I also tumble but I love the functionality of a full blog site and think that Blogger will fill our need for a website for years to come without the added expense of hosting and domain registration.
One of the things we want to do is show people how to reduce their costs. There is a school of thought that in order to sell your items or sell yourself you need a full blown professional looking website. I think that small businesses can do quite well without the extra expense if they learn their way around social media.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good looking website, but the time involved in maintaining eats in to my time of doing, teaching and writing. I cannot afford to pay someone to develop and maintain a full website. One of the lessons we are sharing with our growing community is how to be frugal. So let this be the lesson to learn.
I hate losing all the great content that is on our paid site but there is fun to be had in writing more. These are the growing pains of running a small sustainable business. To help fill the pages with content I am going to have my kids start writing about what they are learning and doing to help create a sustainable homestead.
Off to explore what it takes to set up an Etsy.com store for our re-purposed crafts. Remember if you have a small business it is all about visibility. You have to go with what works for you!