First i want to thank you this wonderful community and their efforts to help others on managing their project. My question is (i think) very rare as there aren’t many answers out there. I run this site https://zodiacgenie.com and I’m building a steady audience, slow but it’s building up. As the audience grows i thought of creating a shop where i could be able to sell few (up to 30,40,50) items related to the site theme.
Now, here is where my thoughts and decisions are on the crossroad and don’t know which direction to take. First i thought to go subdomain shop.myblogsite.com My concern with this model was to keep shop “separate” from blog site but then i thought to change that and go subdirectory myblogsite.com/shop/ believing that would look more together with the site and for SEO reasons (don’t know if that is correct).
I’m stuck with the thought what users would think buying something from a blog/shop site. Later i thought the reverse. Create a proper woocommerce site (https://themeforest.net/item/flatsome-multipurpose-responsive-woocommerce-theme/5484319) then attach/add/create a dedicated page for the actual blogs (around 200) there and have the site look more shoppy. Basically to use the blogs to attract organic visitors and hopefully they jump on the store site.
Now is it worthy to invest on a woocommerce site worth $59 with about 30, 40, 50 items and transfer all the blogs there or just keep creating a subdomain or subdirectory (please which i better if i decide one of these methods) to the existing blogsite (which i have to eventually buy a login users account)?
Again i want to thank you all for the support and answers in advance
With respect, Eddie