A lot of speculation goes on how important having your own website really is. I used to think that with all of the resources available to us, having a website shouldn’t necessarily be high on the list of my priorities. The idea that I could get all of these other services to promote solely my music was enough for me. As time as gone on, I’ve realized that having my own website is ideal if I’m going to be a media professional. Whether you’re a musician or just someone starting your own business, if a new client comes along, you’re going to want to be able to direct them somewhere that visually and economically represents who you are and what you do.
GoDaddy is a popular service to help people get their websites up and running. There, you can create your own domain name (if it’s available) for a relatively inexpensive fee. The fee for the first year is only $11.99 for a .com or .net domain. I’ve had many colleagues who’ve been very happy with GoDaddy’s services and have chosen to stay with them for years.
If you’re on a really tight budget, Wix is the way to go. It’s a free service that allows you to create and publish your own website. I have a lot of friends at my school who simply don’t have the money or time to hire someone to create their own website, but they need something to put on their business cards. If you don’t have the money for an extremely professional website, Wix is your answer. Also, if you’re not really sure what makes a good website, watch this video to gain some insight on tips for making your site stand out.