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If you have an Artist Business or are contemplating on setting up an Artist Business, then it is certainly paramount in this day and age to have your business Artist Online!

Are you an advanced thinker or is your thinking still in the dark ages?

Loads of people like tradition but that does not mean your Artist Business has to stay ingrained in history. You may for instance have a family run business which has not changed a great deal over a long period. That does not alter the way you ought to market your business in contemporary times.

Getting your Artist Business Online is essential in the current climate.

There are many benefits in this period of time in selling your services and products online:

  • no need for bricks and mortar premises (although you might choose to run it alongside your shop(s))
  • initial costs for an online company are less expensive
  • you can connect with a worldwide audience
  • you can be open 24/7
  • you can compete against the heavy hitters
  • you can trace how customers view your online website
  • you can change your store simpler and cheaper in an online file

If you have a company then you'll require to assume credit card payments - ready money is being used to a lesser amount every day...although there has been a large mistrust in the banking industry lately, using none-cash methods of paying for stuff is here to stay.

Of course there are what's more disadvantages to online companies in particular if that is all you do:

  • It's simple for another company to compete with you unless you can offer a branded service / product or inimitable service / product
  • your business model can be easily copied
  • it can be a steep learning curve learning the skills required to operating an online company
  • weight of spam can stifle your business
  • website can go down any second or be modified by hackers
  • you can be open 24/7!

Having an online company doesn't mean you have to abandon your offline dealings. Both sides of your business should complement one another.

Unmistakably some businesses perform better than others online...but that does not mean you shouldn't give it a go. It may well be that it isn't appropriate for your business to have a entirely immersive website. If you have not got your business online yet then start off with something clean - a site with just a few pages is adequate to be getting on with. A website that will advise your likely customers about your Artist Business, how they can get in touch with you by providing them with an address, telephone number, and an e-mail address (or contact us form). Your online website should inform likely clients about your fantastic products and services that you have to offer and why they are better than other companies who are competing alongside you. You can also provide some quick answers to customary questions using a FAQ page. Also why not provide testimonials from actual clients. All of these things will by and large enhance the way your business is perceived by your would-be customer.

You may perhaps be afraid that you do not possess the aptitude to design your own website or it will cost the earth. This is simply not the truth any longer, costs to buy your own domain name have plummeted - you can buy a .com domain from Godaddy for only $23 for 3 years (use code fan3), you can get unlimited hosting for only a couple of dollars a month where you can host multiple domain names. You can also use CMS such as Wordpress which will help you create a professional looking site and a backend where you can add your exclusive subject matter. Also it doesn't matter where you are located in the world - you can use any of these services to assist you with your online presence.

Use the 6 step process to create your own Artist website.

One area we would advise you to sidestep are businesses that charge monthly for CMS. They are inclined to charge over the odds because they have the whole thing in one place and the idea is that it is simpler to handle your website through their bespoke software. We believe in general that it isn't that good as the software is developed in-house by only a few programmers, consequently there are a reduced amount of persons working on it and obviously only a few persons who are specialised in the software. But if you employ free open source software such as Joomla, Drupal, and Wordpress to name but a few then there are literally thousands of forums online where you can discover how to manage your website for nothing other than your time; and if you are starting up your Artist Online business then the precise truth that it is free of charge will be a great assistance.

Useful Artist Resources

Artist Business Plan | Artist Marketing Plan | Artist Equipment

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