How does an artist, performer or musician get a website?
I had the good fortune to meet many of the people who are on stage. Some have websites, some do not, some don’t even know where to begin. I think I can help with some suggestions. You can have a very minimal cost to set up (price of domain) and free hosting. Let’s begin:
You can do these in any order.
To create a free, professional looking website with drag and drop, Weebly http://www.weebly.com
To modify images: PicMonkey: Free online photo editor, Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more – http://www.picmonkey.com
mypictr Resize your pictures for social networks online, such as myspace, digg, youtube, last.fm, openbc and other. mypictr makes your profile picture – http://mypictr.com
Get a domain and a branded email account. Suggestion is Godaddy.com because of simplicity and they are accessible. http://www.godaddy.com
This is where the reoccuring cost come from. However, you can save some money by googling “godaddy discounts 50% off” or something along those lines. A list of websites come up with a code that you can apply at check out. Just try it.
Get business cards. Vistaprint is a decent source. You can save some money by googling “vistaprint discounts” http://www.vistaprint.com
Need checks? walmartchecks.com – Walmart® Check Printing – http://www.walmartchecks.com
Need a USPS POB? Reserve or Renew a PO Box – https://www.usps.com/manage/get-a-po-box.htm
Make a newsletter to keep your fans informed. Mailchimp is a 100% free service. Online email marketing solution to manage contacts, send emails and track results. Offers plug-ins for other programs. http://mailchimp.com
AVS4YOU Video Converter, audio Editor, Video Editor, Audio Converter and other reliable tools for multimedia processing. Download & try now – http://www.avs4you.com
Other sites for your consideration, not exactly free but a good place to look into if budgets permit:
Artfinder marketplace to discover and buy affordable original art online; wide range from international artists and galleries – https://www.artfinder.com
InstantEncore providing websites and mobile apps for artists and arts organizaitons to connect with fans anywhere, anytime – http://www.instantencore.com
ArtistLink, a page is automatically created for you at artists.MTV, VH1 or CMT based on your genre. http://www.artistlink.com