How does an artist, performer or musician get a website?

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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.

Step 1.

To create a free, professional looking website with drag and drop, Weebly

To modify images: PicMonkey: Free online photo editor, Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more –

mypictr Resize your pictures for social networks online, such as myspace, digg, youtube,, openbc and other. mypictr makes your profile picture –


Step 2.

Get a domain and a branded email account. Suggestion is because of simplicity and they are accessible.
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.


Step 3.

Get business cards. Vistaprint is a decent source. You can save some money by googling “vistaprint discounts”


Step 4.

Need checks? – Walmart® Check Printing‎ –


Step 5.

Need a USPS POB?  Reserve or Renew a PO Box –


Step 6.

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.

Step 7.

If you have recorded music and wish to promote sign up for Sound Cloud or ReverbNation

AVS4YOU Video Converter, audio Editor, Video Editor, Audio Converter and other reliable tools for multimedia processing. Download & try now –


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 –

InstantEncore providing websites and mobile apps for artists and arts organizaitons to connect with fans anywhere, anytime –

ArtistLink, a page is automatically created for you at artists.MTV, VH1 or CMT based on your genre.


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