It isn’t a question of if you should open a website or when you should open one. Rather, it is a question of you wanting your photography business to grow or not. And if your answer is yes (it has to be), you need a website out there. There is no exaggerating what a website that has seo for photographers can do for you; more on this later.
According to the international Telecommunication Union, a specialized United Nations Agency on telecommunications (You’ll have to forgive me for bringing in some stats),
“more than 3 billion people are now using the internet”
Now, that doesn’t really make any sense until you get to know that “97% of internet users look online for local products and services”, according to Google. That is almost 3 billion people looking for you! Not for any offence…
Digressing a little, SEO for photographers stands for Search Engine Optimization for photographers websites, which in simple terms refers to all the things you do to increase the number of visitors to your webpage, which by extension allows potential clients visit your page again and again, thereby increasing your chances of getting patronized. So, its not enough to own a cool-looking highly-attractive website. There are layers to dig into. Nonetheless, to get anywhere near SEOs, first, you have to own a website.
Here is the good news. You don’t have to look for a web developer to build your website. You read that right. With a little bit of patience, you can build your own photography website unique to your brand in an hour or less. Here is the better news. You don’t need previous experience to do just that.
Why do you even need a website for your photography job? Here are some important reasons
With a website, your work is always on display
The market is crowded as you know. And you are not the only photographer within a hundred miles or thereabout. Even without extensive work, constantly displaying the amazing pictures you have taken goes a long way. With a website, anyone can go through your portfolio, see the good jobs you’ve done, and contact you – everything done behind you, except the contact part of course. A regularly updated website also constantly tells people that you are available for a job.
Expands your reach, client base and your earnings – doing what you love
With a website, you are not just displaying your work. You can build an entire workspace right there. You can add a booking calendar and contact forms, display your services alongside prices (make sure this is negotiable) in such a seamless manner that when clients find out how easy you work, they will want to come back and refer potential clients.
You will be surprised when people from far-flung place on earth reach out to you through your website. Your website will get to places word-of-mouth can’t ever reach. That way, you can increase your earnings by working in your locality and expect more to come in from places all over the world.
You get to build a brand
It’s the next step – building a brand. Having your website is a crucial step to building a brand and having a brand means that people can trust you. That way, you can start to target organizations and bigger corporations, who will always want a respected brand which is something you can achieve with the help of PhotoProSEO.