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Why Should I Have a Website?

So sorry about this post being late. July has been crazy and I'm finding August is going to be just as nuts.

I decided to talk about web sites for the next few weeks as I'm personally finishing some courses for web design.

The first thing I would like to talk about is why should a writer or anyone in particular have a web site at all?

The main answer to that question is marketing! Marketing helps you and/or your product become known world wide. These days web sites help get your information about yourself and your product to people you won't normally be able to reach through other modes of marketing.

These days, more than ever, the internet has become the number one social gathering. People rely on the internet to find information about anything and everything. If you have a web prescence others will be able to find information about you and you never know, maybe they might buy your product (like that novel of yours sitting on the shelf just waiting to be published any moment now).

Also these days it's becoming easier to get a hold of anyone through the internet than by phone anymore. Wouldn't it be lovely to be able to communicate more with your customers/fans and easily too? It's cheaper too. The cost of postage seems to go up every day and email is free. That's something we don't get too often...something that is free.

Okay okay I know I can hear some of you asking, but Mindy that's nice and all but I have no clue how to make a web site for myself or for my business. Well don't fret. Next week I'll have a post about the basics of web design for you and even some information about easy do it yourself sites that are free (as long as you don't mind ads on your site however).

Until next time have a great week everyone!

P.S Why do you think you should or should not have a website? I would love to hear from you all

2 comments:

Susanne Drazic July 20, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

I don't have a website. Someday I'll have one, when I'm published. Right now, my blog, Facebook, and Twitter keep me busy enough on top of my writing.

Mindy July 20, 2010 at 11:12 PM  

yeah so far I don't have a website yet but as a gift to myself for graduating from web design courses I'm definitely going to create an awesome one lol... maybe it'll motivate me enough to start sending out pieces of my writing to agents and/or publishers