.To answer the question, no, I still have not sold anything. I just do not have the financial`s to do everything that really needs to be done especially if the site is not bringing in an ounce of income to help.....I was hoping that at the very least the site could help pay for some advertising or SEO stuff....but I`m just not in a position to bank all those things at the moment without the site at least helping some.
I have actually been considering shutting them down and saving my pennies and ordering a small amount stock and getting a booth at the local flea market and selling out of there for a while and see if I can get a customer base started, and once that is achieved, then maybe open up the sites again.
Yes, it is very discouraging, but I can guess that you see I do not give up that easy, it just much easier to sell in person and then send your new customers to a site for follow ups. And if you offer a good product and good service, those customers will tell their friends and family, and with any luck, it will just domino from there.
TWC, sorry to hear about your latest endeavor`s lack of success. You have been around from the start of SuN`s forums. And I have read a number of your posts about your two websites. You are right, you don`t give up easily.
I think the most important aspect that you have gleaned from all of this is in your last post. ...
.....I was hoping that at the very least the site could help pay for some advertising or SEO stuff....but I`m just not in a position to bank all those things at the moment without the site at least helping some.
I have actually been considering... saving my pennies ...
I agree with your wisdom. So many folks attempt to start a business without the proper capitalization (start up money) to give themselves a chance to suceed.
You have the drive,the determination, and the fore-sight to beyond just the immediate. I recall TJ Graff had a similiar thought a few years ago, when he was frustrated with where GoTruckStop.com was going. In fact, if I recall a posting that he made here over a year ago .. he said he was shutting down the site ... and look at it now.
Don`t give up on the dream .... just lick your wounds, collect your pennies (they`ll quickly grow into dollars) and when you are ready ... you`ll know ... the Lord will tell you when its time to start again.