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Open your Shop!

in one hour

Have you imagined selling your own unique products on your very own beautiful website with happy customers lined up to buy from you?

The BEST! Right? There's nothing better than a thriving a business.

Does that vision stop when the overwhelm of building your own website or not having the the budget to hire a designer to help you?

A thriving business is a combination of many of factors one of which is having your own website.

Done are the days where you can rely on a site like Etsy, or social media platforms to drive sales your way. The marketplace is too big now. And rather than invest all your time and energy into building even more following and business for Etsy, Facebook or Instagram's platform, build it for your own business. There's never a guarantee as to what these sites will do next, how will they change and will they truly be around 10 years from now? Which is why, if you haven't already, it's time to invest in your piece of Internet property.

And the good news! It's never been easier to have a beautiful, crisp website than now.

But how do you choose which platform? And where do you begin once you've chosen? How do you make it look good?

That's where I come in. My name is Marisa Cummings and I've been a working artist for 11 years. I became profitable with my Etsy shop in 2007. While I am endlessly thankful for the customers Etsy brought my way in those early days, there was a moment when it all started to change. Blame Algorithms? Going for an IPO, Manufacturers from China, an overcrowded marketplace, sales weren't coming as easy as they once did. And now I had 15K fans locked in Etsy's web site. Those potential customers were not on my email list.

Beginning my career the moment the internet "started" I have been comfortable with technology and one of the intuitive choices I made that has served me and kept me in business all these years, was the decision to always have my own domain, website and email list.

The first creativethursday.com site went live in February of 2004.

Over the years I have progressed with the times and tried many of the various platforms from building it myself, to hiring a web designer who used Business Catalyst. I've also had different sites on Wordpress, Squarespace and now Shopify. Hands down, I believe Shopify is the BEST e-commerce platform out there right now. There's no decision making involved. The telephone support, the ease and intuitiveness of the interface, the capabilities and scalability, the attention to detail, the integration with a blog and other web pages, the constant evolution to expand with the marketplace needs, all for a reasonable monthly or annual fee. If you sell a product online, you're going to want a Shopify store.

It's important to note that even though it's a Shopify store, you can use your own domain. So your shop is your piece of internet property.

And it's SO easy to get started, I walk you through exactly how to get your shop up and running in one hour {or less} That's it! You can have your first product up, like. right. now.

I'm a business owner, an artist. I know about resistance. I am all too familiar with what happens when we get an idea, we're so excited, we can't wait to move forward...and then the thought of starting, and learning one more new piece of technology to leave what's familiar that may be working just fine {for now} stops us in our tracks.

This is why I'm excited to support you in OPENING your SHOP! I have 3 years of experience running my own Shopify store. With the perspective of an Artist and Designer, I walk you through each step to open your own shop. And as I learn more I will update and refresh this course with additional videos. Let's do this together! See you inside.




Your Instructor


Marisa Cummings
Marisa Cummings

L.A. based Creative, Marisa Cummings is an artist, author, designer, speaker and series host. What started out as a small intention to be more creative one day a week while working a 9 to 5 job…is now the 13 year brand that is Creative Thursday. Her art sells worldwide and can be found in her own online boutique as well as select galleries and shops including Urban Outfitters, Land of Nod, Target and Papyrus. Marisa has designed 9 fabric collections and her book "Creative Thursday; everyday inspiration to grow your daily practice" has been published in 4 languages. Passionate about inspiring and empowering creative entrepreneurs to thrive in both life and business, Marisa teaches and consults. All of her present course offerings are now found here at Creative Thursday Courses.


Testimonials ~ Here's what others have to say...

"Need a home on the internet? A place were people can reach you and see what you have to offer? It can be extremely overwhelming. I know because three years ago I purchased my domain, hired a web designer and in the end I only got as far as the homepage. It was all too much. What color? Do I need shop? And the expense! After telling people that it was “coming soon” for far too long and growing tired of hearing myself say it was “coming soon” I happened upon the BEST solution! Enter Marisa Cummings. I watched her webinar on how to set up a Shopify shop in an hour. Could it really be true? I have been inspired by Marisa for years and have always loved her style. She shares from her heart. What has worked for her and what has not worked for her. With her guidance I took the leap knowing that she would be there if I needed help. Her course “Open Your Shop in One Hour” was what I have been looking for. Step by step Marisa guides you through setting up your shop. I shy away from all things technical but she made it SO easy! Each step I gained more confidence. I had my first product in the store within an hour! Incredibly satisfying! It took me a little while longer to add more products and workshops so the turnaround from following her course to opening my shop was around three days. Three days! After three years! The best thing of all is that it appears as a website and contains all I need for people to see and purchase my artwork, products and sign up for my workshops. There is room for extras as well. And as far as the domain I purchased three years ago? It is all connected to my new Shopify site so I have kept it consistent for people to find me. All they can see is that I now have a LIVE home! They can sign up for my newsletter (mail chimp) right on the front page just as I had on the other site. Deep gratitude to Marisa for creating this much needed resource for us creatives who want to spend our time creating and not lost in the sea of website development. I feel a beautiful sense of pride knowing that I created it myself and for much less than it would cost hiring someone else to do it. Shops Open!"

~ Nadia Munarolo-Kurjata Healing Through Art

"I cannot recommend Marisa’s classes highly enough! She is such a wonderful teacher. Super passionate and enthusiastic about her class content and she is really talented at being able to convey her information in a clear and interesting way. Marisa puts so much time, effort and energy into her classes that it is a wonderful experience. You can’t help but learn from her. Her passion for the business of creativity is completely addictive that you will go away completely fired up!"

~ Caroline

"I just watched all the lessons {from How to Paint a Bear} and enjoyed this class very much. Your ease of teaching and explanations made me want more. You held my attention and gave so many tips...I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to get some supplies and create my own little bear. 😊 Thank you for inviting us into your sweet little creative world. I hope to see more classes like this and create my own style in the process."

~ Cheri

"Marisa, I've enjoyed your class so much! The timing couldn't have been more perfect, as I was in the developing stages of beginning my own creative business. There were many elements of business marketing, branding, and profitability I would not have considered, and probably wouldn't have even known I should consider, had it not been for the course content in Permission to Be Creative and Make Money. Based on many topics you covered in this class, I have successfully contracted with a local art shop to begin selling my jewelry. And, I am very much looking forward to making money doing something I truly enjoy!"

~ Rhonda

Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I go if I have questions?
Leave comments within the course or feel free to email us with any questions at hello@creativethursday.com
Is this lifetime access?
Yes! this will be your go to review of your Shopify store set up whenever you have questions. And as I learn more, or become aware of changes within Shopify I will update the course.

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