UK Lockdown advice and help for shopkeepers.

UK Lockdown advice and help for shopkeepers.

In this video I promised to help you with videos that I have found informative and helpful for getting my businesses online.

The links below will take you to videos that will help you to get online, step by step and will show you how to set up a website, how to sell products online, which tools to use and all for the lowest possible cost.

Do this before choosing a domain name, by Allison Lindstrom:
https://youtu.be/76clhaNAf6U

Where should you buy a domain from in 2020? by CraylorMade:
https://youtu.be/8CpCgqUf94k

5 best website builders by Santrel media:
https://youtu.be/E_JHmju1zf0

or

How to build a WordPress website (using the new drag and drop elementor website builder) by Tyler Moore (Heads up – this is video I used to build my www.shopwithfreya.com website.)
https://youtu.be/8AZ8GqW5iak

WooCommerce Vs Shopify by Travis Marziani (Spoiler – WooCommerce is free but lacks support, Shopify is paid for but better all round support)
https://youtu.be/AJ6HUAI3cQ8

Finally if you want to be inspired to sell online check out:

Wholesale Ted at: https://youtu.be/Y7jRSsr7qbQ
Vanessa Lau at: https://youtu.be/l5_Hl30_lmc
Sean and the gang at Think Media: https://youtu.be/ollYY8K2DkQ
But of course there are plenty of others too.

Personally I use Host Gator – their support team are spot on and very funny too. It’s never just a boring conversation with a bot. Real people and real conversations.

I have a WordPress website that I run on elementor with the Astra Theme. This makes it super easy to change things – but that said I can code so I do code on there on there too. (you don’ t have to know code but if you do, or you want to learn then WordPress is the way to go…FYI – coding isn’t hard either.) I’ve used a number of plugins on my website and it is growing daily but I’ve integrated my Instagram account onto there so I can do an Instagram spotlight page and I highly recommend you put Google Analytics on your website so you can see where traffic and visitors come from.
So I hope this helps to set you off on your online journey. But please know, if you have any questions at all about your business, about pivoting to get your products online, then we’re all here for you. Just pop any questions you might have about switching to selling online below and I’ll help you as much as I can.

**I’ve also included the telephone number for the Samaritans (116 123) and the text number should you prefer to text is : 85258 to the SHOUT crisis service they run.
If you need to talk to someone, please use these numbers if you are UK based. Please don’t feel that you are alone, you are not, you are part of the wider shopkeeper family. Please talk to the Samaritans if you feel you can no longer cope on your own.**

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