Today I did something I’ve never done before. I broadcasted a LIVE demo via Google Hangouts On Air to show you how to set up an online store with little to no coding, web development or design experience using my favorite e-commerce framework, Selz.
If it wasn’t for Selz, I seriously don’t think I would have created an online store this year.
In 2012, I decided to make my business location-independent so I stopped coaching people in-person. In 2013, I was still primarily coaching by phone but accepting less 1-on-1 clients. This year, in fact it was just the other week, I builtfor my coaching business. EVER.
This year I will be developing more digital products to sell within my new online store so I can offer another method of coaching to fit tighter budgets.
For now, I’m primarily still invoicing grandfathered coaching clients via PayPal. However, I will be acquiring new clients using my Selz store because it seriously is so seamless and streamlined both for the customer and me, the seller.
Before you dive into the video demo where I go into “how-to” set up your online store, here are a few fun facts about Selz and why I love these guys so much:
It’s simple to use –> I am not a developer.
It’s clean and minimal in design –> I am not a designer.
It streamlines the seller’s experience –> PayPal has too many steps to create, edit, embed, and share items for sale.
It enhances the customer’s experience –> The customer never has to leave your online store when they purchase the item; they won’t get redirected to a different purchase page outside your web site.
It’s free to have an account and you only pay small fees when your items sell –>You don’t have to pay a premium to have a Selz account or an online store. There are minimal fees charged when your items sell so you have nothing to lose.
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*Shout out to Dave Conrey for correcting my design illiterate butt after he watched my LIVE recording of this demo. “Typeface” is the correct term I should have used to describe letters in art or design form. I said “font” which Dave clarified for me means the “actual files” or “software” containing the typeface. See? I wasn’t lying about not having design experience!
If you have any questions at all or need further clarification on anything, holla in the comments below or contact me here.