Creating A Jewelry Website

by AJ
(South Carolina)

How do I create a website, preferably a free one, to sell my jewelry online?

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How to Create a Website to Sell Jewelry (or Any Product or Service)
by: Wanda

Creating a website to sell items, and get it up and running or hosted on the web, requires many steps.

The major actions required for making a website are outlined below.

AJ, this is a great question! There is a lot involved and my response is long, but I do hope that my answer gives you some helpful insight.

1. Get an HTML Editor

An HTML editor a lot like a word processor, allows you to write and design web pages. HTML is the acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language (language in which web pages are written).

To find a free one, search for 'free HTML editor'. Two free HTML editor that I have used are:

Coffee Cup® (

EvrSoft® First Page (

2. Get Photo Editing Software

You'll need to edit and crop photos of your jewelry. Search 'free photo editor' to find free software.

Currently, I use the free photo editor Photoscape® (

Of course Photoshop® is another option, but it is not free.

3. Decide Whether to Use Paypal® Buttons or Shopping Cart Software

Paypal buttons allow your customers to purchase one item at a time.

A paypal button can be placed on the page where a jewelry item is listed, sent in a email and a variety of other options.

Actions 1 - 3 are courses in and of themselves, each with its own smaller action steps.

Creating a jewelry website totally from scratch is quite an undertaking.

Some web hosting companies can make the above steps easier.

Action 4 - Selecting a Web Host - is continued in the next comment.

Selecting a Web Hosting Company
by: Wanda

4. Select a Web Hosting Company

To get your website onto the web, you'll need a web host. I don't want to get to technical, so suffice it to say a web hosting company (web host) actually puts your website on the internet.

They basically rent you space on their computers which are connected to the internet.

With the exception of photo editing software, most web hosts offer basic HTML software to write web pages.

Almost all web hosts charge for their hosting services. To try to find a free one, search 'free web hosting'. Prices vary greatly and the lower the costs for hosting a website, the fewer the tools to create a website offered.

Since I have built I can tell that the most important thing to consider when searching for a web hosting company is to find out how much help they will give you in researching keywords upon which to build your jewelry website.

If you do not use the keywords that a customer searches for when buying jewelry, your website and/or jewelry will not get found. If you're not found, you may have a website but not sales.

May I suggest that you read this page on how to sell jewelry online before deciding on a web host.

The page at the link above makes some helpful suggestions for selling jewelry online and lists three web hosting companies to research.

I do hope that this post helps you to build your own website.

Please feel free to ask any clarifying questions.

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