I really believe that if you do not have a website in this day and age you pretty much don’t exist.
Yes, I know that can be seen as terribly lazy, but that’s the way it is.
For freelancers, artists and other self employed or those with a small business; setting up a website can be scary and terrifying. It can become this massive project where you think about doing it and then run away because it is just so huge.
Oh and then there are those companies who build your site for you and then charge you to make every single change. That’s unacceptable in this day and age.
It really isn’t that hard you know, there are tools which make it as easy as using Word. But I also understand that it can take up a huge amount of mental space, brain power which could be well spent else where!
Let’s look at an artist. I found an artist whose work I really liked, they were in an exhibition in a gallery that I found on Facebook. I had the artist’s name, I had the gallery name. I looked at the gallery site, nope, no mention of a website. I googled her name with my Google-Fu sills: nothing. I wanted to buy a piece of her work, but she had made it so damn hard for me that I just didn’t.
But is that happening to you?
If you want a site, buy a decent domain name (that’s the address of your site), if you are a freelancer/artist using your name is advisable and some hosting (that’s where your site lives on the internet) from a provider – I recommend CA Hosts– and ask them to install WordPress for you.
There’s lots of guides out there to setting up a WordPress site.
You can do it.
But if it is just too much of a brain ache?
Well that’s where my Website in a Box comes in. I will build you a simple 5 page website – you can choose how it looks, give me pictures etc and then, this is the important part I will teach you how to manage it yourself.
Yep, I will guide you through adding new pages, blogging, putting links to Facebook, Twitter etc. Putting in your logo and everything else. This is done by a Skype screen sharing call.
Then I leave you alone for a couple of weeks to have a play and then we will have another session where I will answer all your questions, which you are bound to have after a time of playing with the site.
If you want I can even write the website text for you too!