Are you searching for the best website platform for your photography business? I know what it’s like to absolutely have no clue on what the best website is to host your photography business. Heck, that was me just a few months ago!
So, let’s start with why in the world should you spend hours of your time focusing on your photography website? Hint hint, it’s really important to have a good website for your business!! Your website is basically like your storefront! If your storefront is nonexistent or not optimized for your audience…why would you expect to get booked from it? Your website should clearly be targeted for your ideal client and capture who you are as a photographer.
I truly believe in community over competition, however photography is very oversaturated. If you can have a rocking website that is unique and really sets you apart from the beginning, you will be golden and have a great chance at booking a client over a photographer who has a generic boring pixieset website (sorry if that struck a nerve…please get a domain lol).
Finally, let’s talk about what hosting site to use to create your actual website! I could not be more pleased with this website host that you’re reading this blog post on right now! It’s called ShowIt. Skipping to the point, ShowIt is the number one platform for creative businesses, especially photographers. You are able to design your website using their free templates or buy one from Etsy, etc and truly make it your own without having to use code or anything super complicated. I have to be honest, it does take some getting used to but once you catch on to how it works it’s super simple! You can easily drag and drop and watch endless tutorials on set up if you get stuck on something! They also have a live chat option…that was magical and so helpful to have when setting up my website!
It is no secret that the majority of people that are going to be viewing your website will be doing so on their phones. This is important to know because the format between mobile and laptop versions of your website NEED to be optimized! ShowIt is the only website platform that allows you to optimize both formats in a super easy way. So, if a potential ideal client is coming to your website via phone or desktop they are certain to have a great experience with fast load times and perfect formatting!
So, I hope this blog really helped you realize why you need to be perfecting your website as a photographer along with what hosting site is the best to use to do that. Next month, you can expect a blog post that goes over the 3 things you must have on your website to help book your ideal clients! I truly believe that if you are trying to improve and grow your photography business, the best way to learn is through someone who’s been in your shoes! My mentorship services are open and I would love to work with you! To get in contact for my mentorships, you can inquire here!
Rachel D Photography