As a here.photographer, your website or needs to be elegant and professional. To build your own is not hard. It will cost you about $145 and below is what you need to make your site. Demo the templates
1. $56/year for Webhosting. You need to purchase a domain name and webhosting. I recommend Fatcow.com because when you purchase their webhosting they include a free domain name. They also have unlimited space – for you to upload your millions of pictures, unlimited bandwith, unlimited email addresses, unlimited MYSQL databases and more. This cost includes a 40% promotion from Fatcow.com, I don’t know when the promo will end.
2. $0 for Fatcow.com. WordPress is completely open source and you can check it out here wordpress.org.
3. $89 for here.. This is a one time fee to purchase this from Photocrati. After you download the themes, they belong to you. Did I mention that there is no coding required? You don’t have to know anything about web design, HTML, php or java scripts. You can start uploading pictures as soon as you install the template. These are premium photography templates which are all included in your purchase. If you don’t know Photocrati they are leaders in providing photography WordPress solutions to photographers. They collaborate with some of the world’s top wedding photographers and created the site – Best of Wedding Photography. Check out their wedding portfolio templates
4. -$150 Advertising Credits. Fatcow.com also gives you advertising credits including $75 Google adwords credits, $50 Facebook advertising credits, $25 in Bing/Yahoo advertising credits and you can also list your business for free on YP.com (Yellowpages). This is free, you don’t pay a thing for the advertising credits.
So if you add up all the costs (Webhosting + WordPress +) it totals to be about $145. The costs above are subject to change, since I don’t control the pricing. But hopefully they stay the same for a while. If you include the advertising credits you get for free you basically pay nothing to get your website started.
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