Today, everybody should have a website. Whom among your friends or families or even new people you just met, doesn’t have at least a social networking account? Chances are, very little, and some people even say none. Almost all the person we know around us have become Internet savvy and this is the main reason why you can’t have an excuse for not having a website.
I am not only saying it but I am also giving you some tips on how to become virtually available online. Let’s take a look at some options we have, shall we.
First, before we have a website, we need to know what is a website can do for us and what is its purpose.
The following are example of needs for people to be global and to reach out outside/inside their local on the Internet:
- showcase my portfolio/product/service anytime and anywhere
- network with others in the same industry or in related/relevant industries
- get work critiques from a focus group or random people
- market yourself/brand/product/service
- inform stakeholders/target market in an instant
Okay, so everyone reading this article is nodding your head as a sign of agreement realizing you need a website yesterday. And if you don’t have one, no sweat!
Q: I am a student/a start-up freelancer or company in a very tight budget. What should I do?
Depending on the type of the industry you are in, you can always utilize one or several social network accounts. There, you can upload your profile information, and upload your pictures, songs and videos you made and even chat with other members. Most of the social networking sites out there are for general users, but you can also find one that provides a niche group uniquely for you, i.e. for modeling related, photographers or filmmakers, etc.
The best thing about most social networking sites is that they are free and nothing can beat freebies to fulfill all your online needs.
Q: Well, I do have several of them already and I think it’s time for me to move forward and have a website for my business. I think social networking profiles can become a supplemental tool now. But I am still on a very limited budget. Please advice.
Great thinking! To find out how much initial money you need to set aside to launch your own website, let’s do some number-punching on the calculator. Continue to read my article Best Initial Gear (B.I.G.) Single Starter, please click here.