In this series we’ll be sitting down with small business owners who used MOJO Marketplace tools and services to establish their online presence.
This month we’re sitting down with Lisa from This Organic Girl, a New England based green living and healthy lifestyle blogger.
She built her site in December of 2015.
Tell us about your business
“I started blogging this past January 2016. It kind of came about by accident. I started sharing healthy living tips on Instagram last summer and I met this blogger online who encouraged me to start my own blog – so I did! My blog is called This Organic Girl and I talk all things green beauty, clean eating and nontoxic lifestyle.”
Why did you need a website?
“I love doing product reviews, sharing green living tips and posting recipes or ideas for whole foods kids lunches. I have an entire inspiration gallery dedicated to just school lunches – I love how it came out. I also have a page of “What I Am Using Now” which lists all of the current organic and/or nontoxic products I am loving from makeup to deodorant to cleaning products.
I do all my own artwork, pictures, networking and I am currently the only one writing for This Organic Girl. “
Which MOJO products did you use to create your site?
“I am using the Semplice template by Sculpture Qode. I love Sculpture Quode so much I actually bought another theme from them as well for a website I am starting with my friend. They have great customer service and have answered AND RESOLVED all of my website building issues.
I also used MOJO’s All in One service to set up WordPress and install Simplice” Want your own? See here: WordPress All in One
Why did you choose WordPress?
“I had no idea what host to choose but after Googling reviews I decided to go with WordPress and Bluehost. When I was shopping for themes on my dashboard I saw an option for more themes under MOJO Marketplace which is where I found Simplice. I absolutely love this theme. It is beautiful and simple. ”
Tell us about your experience with MOJO
Difficulties: “It was definitely hard to set up a website especially with NO prior knowledge. MOJO set me off on the right track and offerd a great jump start for someone like me with no experience. I paid several hundred dollars for the extra help but again it saved me hours and days on the other side. Also I recommend any Themes by Sculpture Quode – they really picked up where MOJO left off and I have them to thank for how my website looks today!”
“I had no idea how to build a website and MOJO offers an option to buy the themes in their marketplace fully built. They also offer a 1.5 hour one-on-one “how to” session to help get you started. I chose to buy both of these and I know it saved me a ton of time.”
How’s your site doing?
“My website is doing well. It is 7 months old now and I have already had a few paid commissions plus I get a ton of positive feedback and I have a very deep reference list for companies I have written for or reviewed. I have just over 2,000 unique viewers per month which continues to rise daily. Next up I need a serious tutorial in SEO…and Lightroom.”
Any advice for Small Business Owners seeking to build their own WordPress Site?
“Setting up your own website is no joke. I seriously would consider outsourcing next time. BUT if you do decide to go the DIY route, you learn along the way and are better able to manage content and design when you have seen all the ins and outs of how things work.“
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