By now, it’s still Day 1 and you’ve already:
Now let’s get into the business of actually building that new website. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be hard!
Instead of the design we’ve done so far with the step by step written walkthrough, this is going to be done via a screen video so you can watch the whole thing and see exactly how to do it.
Our daughter Linnaea (who with our daughter Melanie set up our Shopify storefront) is the one talking to you in these videos. Just so you’ve got a face with the voice, here’s a picture of her. She’ll be your guide through this online setup part!
First, to get ready, click below to visit the Shopify website so you can sign up and follow along for today (don’t worry, you won’t have to pay yet but can instead sign up with the free trial)!
Disclosure note: the above link is an affiliate link. If you purchase after clicking that link, we’ll receive a slight payment from Shopify. It doesn’t cost you anything, but it does help us keep this course free for everyone!
So now, click below to view the video walkthrough on how to launch your Shopify store, connect your domain name to Shopify, and do it all from scratch!
Quick Note From Linnaea: Hi everyone, sorry about a little background noise here. Like all of you, I’m stuck at home right now, so apologies in advance for the occasional dog barking in the background! 🙂
Also, as promised in the video, here are the apps we use on our online store. You may or may not need all of these, and we’ll explore some of them more thoroughly later:
When your free trial ends and you need to choose a plan, the best plan for you really depends on your monthly sales. Since Shopify charges a smaller percentage per transaction on the $80 plan versus the $30 plan, if you have a lot of sales the $80 plan might actually be cheaper. So to calculate which plan is best for you, visit the page linked to below. Enter your monthly sales and also say “Yes” that you’re using Shopify Payments.
Direct Message us on Instagram here! Either Linnaea or Melanie (another of our daughters) will get back to you!
Congratulations, you’re well on your way to selling and shipping product. In just one day, you’ve purchased all the shipping materials you need, chosen a name and web URL, and created a website. Tomorrow we’ll move on to starting to design your website and creating your products. Lots to do!