There are all kinds of websites, from a family blog to full e-commerce business sites, they are out there. A business site shouldn’t be treated the same as a personal blog. Readers coming to your business site are not normally interested about your dog’s age, but rather what you can do for them. If you are an artist, your site should showcase your creativity.
Do I really need a website?
The simple answer is yes, if you want a focal point for your creations. If you’re considering a site for your art or looking to grow your existing site, we are here to help!
But how do I start?
Let’s start with a question: Why you need a website? It may be to share your art to potential clients or to sell merchandise directly to the public. Once we have this answer, we have our starting point.
Do I need a plan for my website?
Every business needs a plan. It defines what your business will do. Make sure you know what you want your website to do before you just jump into buying or building one. Take some time to visit other sites similar to what you are looking for. Take notes on what you like about those sites or the features that draw you in.
Now that we have a plan for how visitors will use your website, what are your next steps? If you don’t already have a website, you need to consider where you will host your site. Do you pay for website hosting or use one of the many “free” hosting sites? There are advantages and disadvantages to both. For a more in depth look at this question, read this article I wrote about free vs paid web hosting.
Lewaine Publishing offers affordable hosting and domain registration. And like your creations, you own your domain. Our sites are designed with WordPress, the leading Content Management System for ease of use and quality. We design websites which are optimized for artists to include portfolios, digital comics and e-commerce sales. We also offer designs that are responsive to mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, smartphones and others.
With us, you will be as hands on as you want!
Let us show you how to build your brand and wow your audience with a stylish new website.