I think I’ve mentioned before that I worked for a website hosting company for nine years. During that time I saw hundreds of thousands of websites and each time a creative’s website crossed my path, I spent a few extra minutes checking it out. I’ve seen some really common mistakes and wanted to highlight them here so that you can properly avoid them!
I’d also love to encourage you to go visit fifty websites… or a hundred. Sites of other photographers, huge sites, small sites, successful sites, and sites that are just getting started. Notice the navigation, the verbiage… can you tell right away what it is they do? Can you tell who they serve? How would you describe their ideal client? What mistakes can you see that you want to stay away from? What can you adopt that would elevate your site? Get online and research!
Day 98 is currently reserved for any questions you have throughout the 100 days. To submit a question, please click here! If you’re interested in supporting this project, please share, PIN and comment! Any other questions, comments or ideas, please feel free to email me at denise(at)denisekaris(dot)com
|Denise Karis is an Arizona photographer who enjoys musicals, Doctor Who and breakfast burritos. IG @denisekaris|
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