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W’s and H’s Behind MQ’s Shop

September 20, 2017

Welcome to MQ's Shop!

This took me a while to create and construct. MQ’s Shop aims to share the passion and earn from it both at the same time. Slowly, but surely earning!

MQ’s Shop: What is it really?

Just recently, my online store came to life. It took me months on figuring out what to sell, how to configure the site in general and also tweaking the theme I got. To be honest, I really got zero knowledge when it comes to running a self-hosted online store. My experience was just posting it on social media and wait until someone inquires about the items. That was how things were. However, things changed when I started watching Girl Boss.

After watching that, I started thinking about my skills and what could I do with it. Some asked me if they could order some artworks from me. With that in mind, I began to realize that I could go somewhere with my skills.

What is it really?

This is a personal project of mine. It’s a place wherein dreamers and enthusiasts like me would be able to earn from the skills they have.

Not only that, but also a place where they can pass on and share the passion to others as well. It’s not that big, it’s just a small tiny business that I made wherein I could sell some of the works I do.

It may not be known to some but some of the proceeds will be donated to charities.

We had a shirt selling project where we sold shirts with our design. Proceeds were donated for Marawi refugees.

What’s inside?

When you visit the store, you’ll get to see different categories classifying the products that we have.

Some are:

  • postcards
  • printable guide sheets or drills
  • blank planners
  • stickers
  • framed embossed artworks
  • kraft notebooks
  • shirts

and lastly, freebies!!

You will see notebooks that are either hand-designed or printed. Not only that but you also get to see postcards with either illustrations or scribbles. There will also be hand-designed postcards on kraft paper. Various stickers and/or sticker packs will be sold here.

From time to time, we’ll be creating themed products such as Mothers’ Day cards.

I know these are just a few and I’m hoping we could have more products coming soon. That would be possible through your help! 💙

How it came to be?

Through my webhost, I created another subdomain site which eventually became my online store. Creating the subdomain site was easy since I’ve already have two (MQ’s Scribbles and MQ Study).

With WordPress.org, you will only have to install WooCommerce and the rest will fall into place. You can start uploading your product photos and information without a problem. So far, I don’t have any problems yet.

But remember that your theme must be compatible with WooCommerce. Else, it may not work at all. Don’t forget to check the compatibility before buying a theme online. 😊

How to Order?

I made a video on how to order on the site. It’s almost the same as how you order on other online stores or malls. 😊

You may play it faster. When I did the video, connection was intermittent that’s why loading took a while.

Don’t worry about your details, it’s safe with us!

How quick will the delivery be?

It may take a week or two for delivery since some of the orders are made-to-order. The wait is short for downloadables, it will be in a day or two.

What are the modes of payment?

  • Paypal
  • Bank deposit/transfer (BPI or BDO)
  • LBC Money Padala

No cash on delivery (COD).

Shipping Jitters

There are four (4) shipping methods: Postal, Express, Regular and Free Shipping. More details here.


So there it is! I hope you’ll continue loving local artists in your area. Also, don’t get tired of supporting them! 💙

Hope you’ll get to visit MQ’s Shop soon!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Milton Coyne September 26, 2017 at 2:17 am

    First of all, congratulations for this new business of yours Kristine… It’s nice to see that you can turn hobbies and things you love to do into a business. You are such talented and I know this business will grow bigger and bigger
    Again, congratulations and I wish all the success to Mq’s Shop! Cheers!

  • Reply Kylie September 26, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Wow! It must be such an incredible feeling to launch a new venture! Congratulations! So much hard work finally paying off! 🙂

    I’ve been toying with the idea of launching something similar for my business, only selling photography prints. I love that you’ve included your WP plugin so other people like me can learn how to set up something similar!

    Again Congratulations and keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  • Reply Indrani September 26, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Congrats on your new venture! Internet has made business dreams possible. You no longer have to leave your house to earn big time. I am knowing about WooCommerce for the first time. May be it can help fulfill my dreams too.

  • Reply theresa September 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Congrats! If it’s really meant for you, then it is for you. I also wish that I will have my own shop someday. I am still thinking what o sell though. Slowly learning the world of business.

  • Reply Angelie September 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Congrats with this amazing milestone! I am so happy for you, I’m glad that you are really utlizing your skills and that you’re finding happiness along the way! Dream big, reach for the stars! 🙂

  • Reply Berlin | Momi Berlin September 27, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Makes me intrigued about the store. Will visit it after this. And great way to share your talent and make use of it as well. I, for one, am a fan of your works and I am guessing to see more of your works from your online shop.

  • Reply Gene Rose September 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Wow congratulations! I really admire your work a seen on your Instagram account. And I totaly love the idea of personalized items. Also, thanks for sharing WooCommerce seems interesting! Best of luck!

  • Reply Eloise September 27, 2017 at 11:02 am

    well this sounds like a new exciting adventure for you and I wish you the best. I’m in the process of doing the same thing as a matter of fact (stating an online store through Easy though!) That’s the best part of life, learning and experiencing new fun things that will lead us to the unknown future and possibly to our dreams ; ) Congrats!

  • Reply Scenes From Nadine (Nadine Smith) September 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Congratulations on opening your online store! I’m sure it took a lot of planning, hard work, and guts, and finally, here you are! I guess it’s about time that you shared your talent with more people. 🙂 And I have no doubt that it will be a success. Also, freebies? Everyone loves freebies!

  • Reply Irma September 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    It takes a lot of work and bravery to start a new venture. I really hope everything works out as you have planned. I have plans to start my own online store but I am also kind of scared. Would really love to hear more about your project and experiences. Maybe it will help me finally realize my own ideas too. Good luck and I truly wish you all the best and hude success.

  • Reply Louisa November 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    It’s inspiring that you pursued your dream. I have a love for this craft but not the passion. I would love to see the products you’re selling.

  • Reply Ina November 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Congrats on your shop Maria! It’s such an exciting feeling when we finally launch and star the things we dream and turn them into reality and i felt the same way when I started working from Home. I will definitely come back to check some items. Do you also sell watercolor stuffs? I love them!

    Thanks,
    Ina

    • Reply Maria November 16, 2017 at 4:35 am

      Thank you! About watercolor stuff, it will be soon! Still finding time to create. But if it will be a custom-designed artwork, feel free to drop me an email.

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