Iowa cornfield. Baseball diamond. Field of Dreams movie reference.
What does it have to do with building a photo organizing website?
It’s the analogy I’ve used for over 10 years when working with small business owners. In regards to talking about the importance of getting a website up and running.
It’s true that your website is the new address that goes on your business card. No longer do people care about your physical address; they want to know if you have a presence on the web.
But first, you need to make some decisions about your website.
You need a domain name.
Your domain name is the web address that you own for as long as you pay the annual fees. That’s an annual cost that should be under $20.
Can’t find a name your like? Consider your own name!
You need a web host.
Your web host is where they store all your web files, pictures, content, etc.. That’s an annual (under $100) or monthly cost (under $10).
We use Bluehost. They are reliable and have longevity in the marketplace – that is important!
You need software to build your site.
The choices are endless. As are the costs. This is where the help of a professional comes into play. Or you can dive in and build it yourself.
The most important things we want you to consider are these:
- Your budget
- Your time
Is getting a photo organizing website built right now, the best use of your time and money for your business?
Or would you be better off spending time connecting and engaging with others about your business?
Your website will be beneficial in the long run. It is a tool that can:
- Add credibility.
- Showcase your portfolio.
- Highlight your services.
Take an honest look at where you are in business and make a good business decision.
The website will not jump-start your business. You have to do that. It will enhance your business as you grow.
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