It's such a viscious circle with designed web sites. One has to have the sales to make the money to have the site designed. So, if their temp design isn't good enough for the sales, they will not be able to make the money to have it professionally designed.
OTOH, typos and spelling errors.... Most wahms are working on their sites while most customers are all snuggled up in their beds asleep. The wahms are tired, know that the baby will wake in a couple of hours to nurse too, but have too much to do.
Really, we spend many hours and every day working on our businesses. It's not just about selling diapers. A lot of love goes into what we do. We care about our customers, we care about your families, we care about our businesses, and we try to make everything work.
Believe me... not a weekend goes by that I am not working on something business related. When I go on "vacation" I bring my work with me.
This is the nature of the business we are in, and we love what we do (which helps).
If you see a problem with a site, maybe you could gently email the wahm and offer your help? See typos? Offer to proof her site for her, or email her letting her know the typos. Most wahms are thankful for the help and that you care enough about what they are doing to offer your help and take time to email them.
Dana, I love your mermama, and I LOVE my magnet. It is proudly displayed on my fridge... she is beautiful. Every product that I have purchased from you has been made so perfectly and been very cherished by me.
Anyway... things that might turn me off from purchasing on a wahm site would be knowing of others not getting their orders, seeing rude or offensive stuff posted on the site, etc. I have not run across this so far, though.
I do admit that I love sites that have a lot of info on them about cloth diapering and natural living. Like the fuzbaby site.... I love it. I can just read and read, and it motivates me. I love what she says about "smallering" too.
I love the idea of supporting the small guy. That's the wonder of wahm businesses. You are supporting the small guy... smallering. You get a web site that is more personal in many cases... and you can sit and imagine the mom sitting at the computer while nursing her baby and stocking her store. You can imagine her sewing your diapers while her children are napping, or painting with fingerpaints with dad at the table. It's like you know that there is a real person behind it all.
Teri - nak