I have been working on opening up my online boutique ChicCityVintage for the last few weeks. But the hardest part has been deciding what platform to open it on. I have been putting together a stand alone website, but each time I visit Ebay, I get deterred. Then the matter worsens when I visit Etsy. I love the idea of having a stand alone website, but I love the fact that Ebay and Etsy get so much vintage traffic. With a stand alone site, I have to market harder. Not that I mind that. I actually love to promote and market, however, I am trying to make a living doing what I love all while raising two small children, working on an MFA, and managing a household.
I have a soft launch date of Monday, August 20th. Most of the work is done. Its just a matter of where to load it up.
I welcome your input!