From building our webpage from scratch, Self-build sites like Etsy, Shopify, Weebly & Wix
before finally deciding to build it ourselves with WordPress & Woo Commerce.
The process for building our Essentially Lili Webpage has been ongoing since December 2015.
In life, make sure you are happy with what you’re doing and pursue it with everything you’ve got!
What started as a simple idea of ‘Let’s just get an Etsy Shop’, became a conversation of ‘No, let me build your website from scratch!’
We were excited about the idea of having a custom made webpage. I could concentrate on my Diplomas whilst it was being built.
Whilst I studied Holistic Skincare Products & Aromatherapy, we were still making Essentially Lili products for our customers.
The studies are a major aspect of Essentially Lili,our Journey, Brand and ultimately About Lili.
The Diplomas achieved provide Essentially Lili with credibility when helping my customers. The Diploma Certifications allowed me to obtain other important documentation which are necessary for continuing the business, and gave me the opportunity to join the International College of Holistic Medicine.
For personal reasons, the custom made Essentially Lili website remained incomplete despite having received quite a lot of positive feedback about it. It was a heart-breaking decision for us to decide to stop all work on it and start all over again.
We looked at other web designer options: we liked the idea of Shopify but the idea of learning so much code was exhausting. We liked Weebly though for Essentially Lili, we needed more layout options. Wix was great at the beginning as it allowed us to be creative in expressing what we wanted the webpage to look like. We loved the flexibility of drop and drag onto the site, add and change the text as well as mess about with fonts.But we had to stop here too, as Wix didn’t provide security on emails when orders and payments were being processed. We then discovered WordPress with WooCommerce – where we are today!
We are in the early stages of seeing what can and can’t be done, though we estimate being finished in 2 months.So far, we are happy with the outcome. We still need to figure out a few things, but we decided there’s no rush now! We have waited so long for a functional website. Now we can do it ourselves and have exactly ‘What Essentially Lili wants!‘
We would love to read in the comments below how Essentially Lili has been able to help, advise and provide you with products irrespective of the website not being functional. How did you contact us?
We want to give away Products to 3 participants who give the best response on their personal experience, and what product they used and what they love about it. Offer ends Jan 5th 2017.
Should you wish to Contact us for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind Regards Lili @ Essentially Lili