If you’re wondering about how to build a website (even for free), then this article will be helpful for you. Have no idea where to start? That’s perfectly normal to be honest. You’re not alone as for most people, building a website online is still a bit of a mystery.
When you have a site visitor, they use your domain name to view your website. As simple as it seems, there is a process that occurs from the time that the site visitor types in your domain and presses enter. This article from HostGator explains the intricacies of that process for novice website creators.
What is a domain name? This seems to be such a basic thing, but it’s not always THAT easy especially if you’re a beginner.
"Regardless of how fabulous you think social networking is or how large your following, your website is the only place online where you control the show and no one else. So in the interest of better artist websites everywhere, here's a list of what to do and what to avoid in order to assure yourself maximum visibility and an effective web presence online:"
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Content Management Systems.
Blogs vs. Websites vs. Portfolios.
Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.org.
When to Self Host.
Selecting a Theme.
Customizing Your Theme.
Every freelancer should have an online portfolio. You've got one, right? If not, skip to the last paragraph of this post. It's written for you. If you do have one, you can breathe a sigh of relief. You're halfway there.