Do you Really Need to Own a Website?
Let’s say your website is writers.blah so you decide to choose a prefix, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org give this to a client it looks professional. At least you are bold enough to say that’s my email because it’s presentable, you remove the other prefixes it leads to your website. You have both clients (inbox and the one who visits your website)
With a website you might not get the Client at that particular moment, but remember you gave out your website link, they came through viewed it and it was visual which is much easier to remember compared to plain text (email). So chances for a client coming back are higher compared to handing out your email when the Client doesn’t intend to use it at that particular moment. ( Future clients or customers).
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With a website you can decide to pay for a Google or Facebook ad , ads increase your website visibility on the internet, and this makes it easy for Google to index your site and you get the benefits of SEO. Remember, no one will look for your email on Google or Facebook because that is too much work and click on it,but with a website, it’s far much easier to reach you through your link the more clicks you get the better your website performance.
The next point, you get to set your own prices. Let’s say you had this Indian client you did a commendable good job for, he refers you to another Indian client, you do his/her job with the same amount because you don’t have a choice and you don’t want to loose the Client and the cycle continues until it becomes overwhelming. With a website when your job is perfect you get referrals and then get to set your own prices, you don’t have to tell them to inbox for a negotiation because it’s out there for everyone to see thus you become reliable. (Remember your website can also become a price reference site for individuals who want to set prices for their own websites).
On your website you can decide to add blogs or paper samples where “scholars” or clients can visit anytime they need clarifications or just want revision materials. The more visitors you get, the better you have a chance of someone you don’t know actually trying out your services.
Customize your Website to attract Clients
Other Points to note
Who do you choose as your hosting?
The importance of a a Blog in your Website
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