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Three years of webhosting, domain registration, AND your own blog for only $250!

We have come a long way since the age of dinosaurs. Smoke signals and the beat of drums might have been a effective means of communication in ages past. Petroglyphs certainly left a lasting record of the exploits of long lost tribes. But face it, in today’s electronic world, you need more than a calling card or a newspaper ad to get your name out.

Facebook is an effective, and free method of reaching your audience. On the other hand, Twitter might be fun but is a waste of time, and I really don’t understand Pinterest. Pinterest is easy, but is it effective? If so, I would like somebody to share their secret!

To effectively communicate your expertise, especially if you are a visual artist, you need to have a website. On a website you can regularly share your new work, as well as your history and expertise in a framework that is easily navigable, and provide potential clients easy  contact information without having to provide everybody with access to your personal life.

There are free alternatives for websites, such as Wix gives the amateur a way to create a visually appealing website. However, it lacks certain necessities and niceties.

The main weakness with Wix is the inability to have an easy to remember URL, or web address. Oh, Wix does allow you the option to link the site to a URL, but they charge for it, and the fees are more than you would pay for your own website and domain registration. And, they reserve the option to populate your site with advertizing. I didn’t find the site easy to use, and I am a professional website developer.

For myself, I have found the most effective website is a blog, such as WordPress. This site runs on WordPress. A WordPress page can be fairly easily configured to your needs.  WordPress has free blogs – however, the free blogs also lack the integration of your own URL without extra recurring fees. They also disallow you placing ads, if you are so inclined; while reserving their right to place ads that might detract from your visitor’s experience.

If you are not technically savvy, setting all of this up can be confusing. That is why I am offering my services to set you up with three years of domain name registration, webhosting and the installation of WordPress for a one time fee of $250.  I will set up your preferred domain name with a registrar – you will always own your domain name for as along as you want.  I will set up three years of webhosting, and install WordPress.

You will then be able to easily log in to your account and make updates whenever you wish, and you can even add updates from your smartphone or by email. After the account is set up, you will not have to rely on a web designer to make your regular updates!

After the three years is up, you will of course have to renew the web hosting and domain registration, which runs about $100 a year currently. And I will always be available to offer you help and guidance via email. This is the sort of help you cannot get with any of the free options. If you are in need of a web presence and this sounds like a viable solution, please use my contact form via the link at the menu located on the top of this page, and I will be happy to discuss it further.

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