Make an Easy Website for Your Fabric Store [VIDEO GUIDE]
Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Fabric Store's Online Presence in Minutes!
Welcome to the Mighty Sites YouTube channel. In this video today, I'm going to be showing you how to use the platform to build a website for your fabric store. Now, if you've just come across this video and you're unfamiliar with Mighty Sites, Mighty Sites is the easiest way to launch a website. You can literally launch your own websites in less than a minute. It's really affordable; it's only going to cost you nine dollars a month. And, there is a free trial available. So, click on the link below this video and give it a go. See how it works for you in your small business.
So, let's get cracking building a website for our fabric store. Once you sign up on the platform, it's going to go ahead and ask you to search for your market. Over here, we have hundreds of different markets to choose from for different small businesses, entrepreneurs, people with side hustles. So, I'm gonna head to the top here, and I'm gonna search for our market, fabric store. There it is over there. I'm now going to select that template.
Great! Let's talk about this out a little bit more, details about our fabric store, so it can work its magic and create a one-page website for me. I'm gonna go ahead and put in my company name, Rochelle's Fabric Store. Awesome! My city and my region. It doesn't matter where in the world you're located; you can use the Mighty Sites service. We have happy customers from all around the globe. Let's go ahead and change the type of business to retail and click continue.
Great! How can customers get in touch with us? Let's go ahead and put in our contact details over here and our email address. Awesome, let's move along.
Okay, where is our fabric store located? Let's go ahead and put in our street address and our postal code. I'm now going to click on continue.
Let's get our hours set up. What time do we open on a Monday? I'm gonna say we open from 8:30 a.m., nice and early, and we close at 5 p.m. I'm also going to say we open on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We are closed on a Sunday. Nope, we're closing on Sundays for rest and relaxation.
Okay, let's do a quick review. Make sure everything is in order. If you need to update it, go ahead and click on these. Everything looks good. I'm now going to move along.
Awesome, and there you have it! Mighty Sites has literally generated a one-page website for me in literally under a minute with just the basic information I've put in. Really, really great, look at that! The beauty of Mighty Sites is, we've pre-written all the copy for you. We've pre-selected all the images, all high quality, free to use, royalty-free. However, if you've got your own images, and you just want to mix the content up a bit that has been pre-written for you, you can amend it. And I'm going to be showing you exactly that. It's how simple it is to do. You don't need to know any website coding; you don't need to be a web developer; you don't even need to hire a developer. You can literally do this yourself.
So, I'm going to start my way from the top and work my way through and just give you a little bit of a look and feel of how the service works and how simple it is. So, I'm now going to click on update section at the top. I've already put in my email address, my phone number, and my physical location. But over here, I'm going to click on show email and start, so it's displayed in the top right-hand corner next to my phone number. It is click-to-call, by the way, so that's really helpful for your customers to get in touch with you. The great thing about my physical location over here is, if my customers do click on it, it will directly take them to Google Maps. Let's go ahead and click on Save and move along.
Now, over here, we can put in our social media platform links. I'm going to go ahead and put in our Instagram page and our Twitter page. Feel free to give us a follow and let us know how you are enjoying the service. There's also an option for LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook as well. And you can see the icons are now displayed here in the top right-hand corner. Let's move along. Save Social Links.
Okay, now, perhaps the colors used throughout this website that have been pre-selected for you, um, I guess you could call this like a camo color? I would call it an olive, I think that's a better term. Perhaps that doesn't go with your branding throughout your fabric store. Perhaps your business cards and the branding used on the signage and stuff is a completely different color, and that's completely okay. You don't need to know color coding. All you need to do is click this handy little paint bucket over here and go through the various different color options available for you and your fabric store. There's plenty of for noise to choose from. I'm just going to see which one works for me best. I really like that one, so I'm gonna go ahead and save it.
Awesome. I'm now going to head to update section over here and head to update logo. Now, if you don't have a logo yet because you're still in the starter process of your fabric store, you're going to get one at a later stage. That's completely okay. Mighty Sites will literally just display your name, and it still looks really professional. Otherwise, browse from your device and upload it over here.
Awesome, let's see how that goes. Great! Upload complete. Go ahead and click on Save, and over here, you can make it bigger and smaller to suit your needs. I'm going to make it slightly bigger. That's absolutely spot-on, and I'm going to click on Save.
Now, again, as I said, we wanted to make the service as easy as possible for you when it comes to launching a one-page website. Images are pre-selected; you're not going to get in trouble for using them because they are royalty-free. You really need to be careful of the images you're posting in this day and age, as they need licensing. You don't need to stress with these ones; they are hundreds to choose from, and they're all royalty-free. Content pre-written for you, but let's go ahead and click an update section and make some amendments just so you can see how easy it is to do. I'm gonna head to update image. Go ahead and browse from your device if you've got your own images of your fabric store. Otherwise, to choose a photo library, there are hundreds to choose from, but I do suggest that you change the terms a little bit. It will automatically search for fabric store, but I'm going to go ahead and just search for fabric and see what comes up. Great, so I already like that one, but I'm gonna keep looking. Let me look at the next page, and there we go. I actually really like the first one, so I'm gonna select that one and upload that image. Click on Save, and there you have it.
The content below, as I said, it has been pre-written for you, but you can make amendments. Just go to the update section, go to update content, and make any amendments you'd like. There are no restrictions, no limitations. I'm just going to make a little amendment over here. I'm gonna say that we are located in the heart of Johannesburg, a leading fabric store. And we've been serving customers since 2013. We offer a wide range of high-quality fabrics from all over the world. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you find the perfect fabric for your next project. Whether you are a professional designer or a DIY enthusiast, we have something for everyone. Visit us today and explore our extensive collection. I'm happy with that. I'm gonna go ahead and click on Save.
Awesome, the rest of the page is self-explanatory. We've got our location, we've got our hours, we've got our phone number. We also have our reviews, and we've got our call to action. Let's head to the bottom here. Click on update section and go to update content, and I'm gonna change that to say visit us today. Let's get sewing. Great, click on Save.
And, there you have it, folks. I'm happy with how my website looks. You can always make amendments to it. There are plenty of videos available on our YouTube channel that'll show you how to do it, and we have 24/7 live chat available if you're in need of any assistance. And you can go ahead and launch your website whenever you're ready.
Thank you so much for watching. I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you did, please give this video a thumbs up, and don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more helpful tips and tutorials. And leave any questions or feedback in the comments below. Thanks again, and I'll see you in the next video.