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A Really Simple Mission

Help makers make a living.

Really Simple Store didn’t start as a way to make money. It started because I had something to sell, my brother had something to sell, and my buddy had something to sell.

There’s a gap in ecommerce platforms… if you just want to sell something quickly and easily, you’re either lined up next to everyone else (Etsy, eBay, Amazon) or you can’t justify the price and setup time (Shopify, Squarespace). To fill the gap for us, I created a super simple, no frills ecommerce platform that would do two main things:

  1. List our products
  2. Accept credit card payments

My brother’s product was timely, so the platform met his needs perfectly. He spun up a site, sold a few items, and moved on when it was no longer relevant.

My original product turned out to be a flop. Luckily I had more ideas, and now I had a platform to sell on. I spun up my current ecommerce business and in a day and haven’t looked back.

As it turns out, my buddy’s company took off like a rocket ship. It’s really his story that made it clear what was missing in the industry and what I could bring to the table. The ecommerce store is just the first step. As his business grows, I found I can use my technical and marketing knowledge to help in all kinds of ways- from advice to tools.

There are hundreds of thousands of people like him- passionate makers who toil at night and on weekends to express themselves through their craft. They want to make money; their time is limited; and running a business is time consuming.

I can help. Really Simple Store is the first of several products aimed at one focused mission:

Help makers make a living.

So far, we’ve also created Really Simple Books to easily track income and expenses and help alleviate the burden at tax time. Right now, it’s just a Google Sheet. Soon, it will be a web application.

In a few weeks, we’ll open up Really Simple Goals, a website and app that helps entrepreneurs manage the balance between jobs, hobbies, and family.

We believe that more and more people are taking matters into their own hands and creating beautiful, thoughtful, and useful goods and services. Nothing should stand in the way of someone doing what they love.

Together, let’s create a world of makers. People aren’t meant to spend huge portions of life working on things they don’t care about. People are meant to create, grow, enjoy and explore life. People are meant to make.

To learn more or to start selling, go to reallysimplestore.com.