Create a Website to Promote Your Dog Photography Business - dummies

Create a Website to Promote Your Dog Photography Business

By Kim Rodgers, Sarah Sypniewski

First and foremost, for your dog photography business, you need a website . . . immediately! If you’re not exactly web-savvy, setting up a website can be a daunting task, but in reality, solutions are available for everyone. You don’t need to know what html is or how Flash works; you simply need to navigate through a tool that creates a website for you.

Check out these options and play around with them to see which feels right for you:

  • Blogging sites: These types of sites are free but can be a bit finicky when it comes to working with the templates. Simply type “free blogging website” into any search engine and start exploring your options. If you have the time to tinker around and like the free aspect, this may be the perfect route for you.

  • Lightroom web gallery: If you use Adobe Lightroom, explore its web gallery features to create a simple portfolio page. If you’re not scared off by the prospect of buying a domain name and a hosting plan, and if the letters FTP actually mean something to you, you’ll likely find this method pretty straightforward.

  • Online portfolio management services: For a small monthly fee (usually around $12 to $30), these online services provide user-friendly interfaces to upload and manage your work without the hassle of buying a domain name or a hosting plan separately. Check out Carbonmade or Viewbook; they’re similar, but each has its own style, so see which one best fits your needs.