I have a dream.
My dream is simple. I would like to see the website I made for the shop, get so much traffic, that I need to get a dedicated server. Dreaming is easy. Driving traffic to the site is the difficult part. I liken it to the task of driving traffic to this blog, even though the two are done in different ways.
The shop site is very simple too. It has few pages and very little text. It does have a some really nice pictures, but I would like to add a lot more. In the past week I've taken about 500 pictures. I know I can't put them all on my site, free hosting is limited. But with a dedicated server, I could have all the bandwidth, disk space and RAM to myself.
Eventually, I would like to have an online store for the shop. That would require pictures and descriptions of hundreds of plants. Plus all the doo-dads and doo-hickeys it takes to prepare orders and caluclate product and shipping costs and sales tax.
My boss thinks I'm crazy. I may be. But we get plants shipped to us all the time. Quite often, they are ordered online. I think a little mail order business for the shop can't hurt.