My Etsy bills are high. I mean really REALLY high. Like $200 a month high. I've been going crazy thinking of a way to move away from Etsy - not because I don't like them.. I DO I DO!! - but if I could just sort of spread my inventory out over several sites, *that* would be lovely.
So this amazing chick Amanda, the owner of Long Winter Farm, posted a blog about how she has moved over to a site called Big Cartel.... they have a flat monthly rate, as opposed to the individual listing rates AND percentage Etsy takes. So I took the leap and joined. As of right now, my shop resides here. It looks really terrible and has like 3 items in it, but that will all change soon. And from what I understand, I can change my link to shop.tmtm.com...that's easier, right? So yeah, even though I have to do all my own promotion for this site, it might work out rather well in the long run.
So an official web site is in the works too. I would like to buy the domain and just have it point to the bigcartel site, especially since the pages there are fully customizable!!!
EDIT: I went ahead and bought my domain. themorbidthemerrier.com is now mine!