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Zilpa

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on: September 17, 2016, 06:21:25 AM
Hi all, I am sorry I have not been around, but for the last 2 weeks I have been learning and setting up my new website. I am using Wordpress and did it following a YouTube video. The video went for 4 hours but it took me 2weeks. I still have more paintings to put in and also to add an email opt in. I have just opened a mailchimp account so will add that this week. I would really appreciate your feedback on this one to see if I am missing anything else. I am thinking of linking the blog to mailchimp so that my blogs are my newsletters. Eventually I would like to put in video content with short lessons but am thinking of maybe setting up a seperate site for that. I have also been commissioned to set up a website for a neighbour who is starting up a business sending fruit and veg to Singapore. That will certainly pay for my own website for the next few years and maybe a few more.  :2funny:
Anyway enough rambling, this is what I have so far. http://www.pyrowax-art.com.au





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Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 06:50:37 AM
 :heeha: Wow! Great job setting up your website, Zilpa. It is very professional and eye appealing. I like your first blog. Showing the steps of your creations gives an even deeper appreciation for your work.  :congrats:
Kathy S.


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Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 06:53:28 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy, I have not pointed anyone else to it yet, because I need more work up and the email link, but just wanted to know, I was heading in the right direction.


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Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 08:15:14 AM
Zilpa,

Wow, you have really been busy.  Beautiful work on display.

Love the photo of you.  I too am of Portuguese descent - 100%.  My grandparents were all Azorean.

After doing the first three e-newsletters for PB, I have learned to appreciate Mail Chimp.

You go girl!

aloha
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« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 08:29:43 AM by mea hamo pena »
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Reply #4 on: September 17, 2016, 01:02:19 PM
Very nice, Zilpa. Are the prices for prints or original art? It wasn't obvious to me. Also, consider showing the sizes in inches. I'm not sure where your market is, but if your looking for sales in the U.S., you might want to consider it. I don't know how much control you have in creating the site, but a simple hover over could be the solution.

One other thing. I'm guessing that the prices are in Australian dollars. You need to specify this and perhaps have a  list of countries at the top of the page which would display the prices in the respective currencies. I.e., Australian dollars, Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, etc. There are  several solutions to this. Look around and see what you like.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 01:13:07 PM by Steve Weatherwax »
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Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 01:55:55 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Steve I really appreciate the feedback. Mea you are doing a great job with the newsletters. Steve on the first banner on my home page it says " Welcome to Pyrowax Art original art by Zilpa van der Gragt" it does not say prints, as far as the rest go I will definitely take them on board thank you they are very valid points.


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Reply #6 on: September 17, 2016, 09:01:45 PM
Beautiful display Zilpa!
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Reply #7 on: September 18, 2016, 01:58:37 AM
 :thankyou: Jay, I am glad you like it. I am back home again so will be adding more to it tomorrow.



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Reply #8 on: September 19, 2016, 03:17:44 AM
Well done creating your website hope itbrings you lots of success.
Just one thing get someone else to proof read it as you never see the simple mistakes.
In your FAQ  the first point you have the word  "art" instead it should be "are" 
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Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 12:07:03 PM
Great on your new website :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: September 21, 2016, 06:19:22 AM
 :thankyou: Teresa and Dennis. It now has an email opt in as well. I have about twenty more paintings to add yet, and finally some time to create again. My internet keeps dropping in and out so it has been a nightmare. Only one more week till I get the NBN with 1000 Gigs per month.


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Reply #11 on: September 21, 2016, 06:56:29 PM
Dear Zilpa;


I especially like the Avocado and Garlic still life. Your pricing is
very reasonable.


Is the Art work originals or paper copies?   The reason I ask this
is the nature of a wax based paintings and its fragility in shipping
may be problematic.  Just a thought. 


Regards, May lynn





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Reply #12 on: September 21, 2016, 09:19:13 PM
 :thankyou: May lynn, they are originals but will be shipped in two boxes. attached to the back of the inside box so no waxed edges are touching then foam between the layers of boxes. I am pretty sure that will work. I have sent one locally to test it and it was safe.


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Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 01:48:54 AM
beautiful work Zilpa. Now you can market the heck out of it :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #14 on: September 24, 2016, 06:32:17 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan, it looks even better today, I worked out how to get my thumbnails rectangular so they are the same shape as my paintings rather than square.


 

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