Are you running a business or a hobby?
Before deciding to invest the time and money in a website, you've got to determine what it is you're hoping to accomplish. Do you want to turn your passion into a business or keep it as a side hobby? As you listen to this episode, use this question as your guide!
First things first
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Okay, so why do you need a website?
Your ideal clients and customers need to be able to find you. It gives you a bigger platform to showcase your work. Having a website takes your passions from a hobby to a business. Many entrepreneurs start off with a side hustle they promote on their personal Facebook or Instagram. There is nothing wrong with that, however, if you want your business to truly be a business, and have other people take your business seriously, you have got to have a website. Having a website validates you as a business owner and allows you to charge true business rates.
Typically, there are so many moving pieces to a business (like explaining your packaging and pricing) that you just can’t explain it all on a Facebook page. We know it costs money and time to start and run a website, but you really can’t skip this as a business owner. If you aren’t willing to invest that time and money, then are you really ready to run and own a business?
Starting your website
You can buy a domain from GoDaddy or directly through Squarespace. Squarespace even has templates you can use and a free 15-day trial. There are different plans to choose from pricing-wise, so you can choose what works best for you. You can literally start your website today!
When do you need a website?
The moment you decide that you want a professional business, that is the day you need a website. Again, if you just a hobby, please don’t let this discourage you. That is a-okay and you don’t need a website. But if you are wanting to take that next step, a website is the first one you should take.
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