Friday, October 25, 2013

Working on my Website

When my husband and I first opened Mary's Heirloom Seeds online almost 3 years ago I had no "website building" experience.  Well, except for when I started my blog.  To be honest, I hadn't really done anything fun with my blog at that point.

Thank goodness for Fatcow!  This is not a sponsored post...I love this web hosting AND the ease of building my own website.  They offer video tutorials explain the system very simply.  The drop-and-drag system made creating my own website almost too easy.  Another bonus to using Fatcow is the 24/7 online or phone support/chat.  Want a "green" hosting company?  Fatcow is 100% wind-powered!

It took me 3 hours from start to finish to complete my website (when I only offered about 20 heirloom seed varieties).  Fatcow told me it might take up to 24 hours for my website to be live but it was up within 3 hours.  Start to finish...6 hours!  If you choose to use Fatcow to host you next website or business site please consider mentioning that Mary's Heirloom Seeds sent you.  They have a cool referral program!
I created this header for my SPROUTS Page

So why am I talking about my website?  I like to "update" my site monthly.  I started with about 20 heirloom Seed varieties back in 2011 and now I offer over 90!!!  In fact, I added a new page last night but have not published yet because I'm just not sure if I want to make this "jump."

Do you "update" your blog and/or website on a regular basis?  Is it just me being weird?

NEW Fall Header
Last month I added an About Us page.  I also added an e-newsletter sign up option on the page.  I continue to share information about the health risks of GMOs, the benefits of planting Heirloom Seeds as well as organic growing tips.

At the Yellow Green Farmer's Market, customers come to my booth and ask how I got started with heirloom seeds and where I find all of the info on GMOs.  My answer is simple:

About 6 years ago I made a decision to live healthier and that meant learning more about the food I was eating, the chemicals that were used in conventional farming as well as processed foods.  That lead me to GMOs and their disastrous effects on the human body AND our environment.  My husband and I created Mary's Heirloom Seeds to offer a trusted source for non-GMO, heirloom seeds as well as detailed growing information.  I wouldn't sell anything I wouldn't grow in my own garden. We recently started offering Workshops to help people grow their own and avoid harmful chemicals in their garden.

Thanks for listening!  

1 comment:

Joyce Wheeler said...

So, where is the link to the new web site, would love to see it.