Building a photography website; five mistakes to avoid

If this is your first time creating a photography website, you are going to make some mistakes (you are surely going to make some mistakes). But most times, some mistakes are the reason your website is not getting the right traffic and customers it ought to.

The great news is that you can avoid these mistakes. However, you can only avoid them if you know how.

Here are some mistakes to avoid when building a photography website.

Read on.

  1. Not using WordPress. There are so many platforms you can build your website with, but if you are not using WordPress, you making a big mistake. And what is so special about using WordPress? When you use WordPress, you control and own 100% of everything you put on your website. If you are like me that hate rules, WordPress is just good for you. You would not have to abide by any privacy policy or terms of service. And the best thing about WordPress is that you wouldn’t have to wake up one day to find out that your website has vanished.

  1. Not using a nice template. Forget the statement “don’t judge a book by its cover.” The fact is that people will judge you by the way you look (so always look good). This fact also applies to your business; people will judge your business based on your website. It is a priority that your website must look good. You must make sure that you are using the latest theme.

  1. Not having a photography blog. It might be difficult to handle a photography blog, but it is worth the stress. A blog can help you gain more traffic and potential customers. You can use your blog to share tips and tricks with your audiences; you can also use your blog to let your audience know about what to expect from you in the future. You have to make sure that what the content of your blog, goes in line with your niche.

  1. No about Page. The most viewed page on a website is the “about page.” Most of your web visitors want to know who you are before they patronize you. So you have you have to make sure that your about page is straight forward and simple.

  1. Not using Social media buttons. Social media is very essential to your work as a photographer. You need social media to connect with your followers and gain more followers. Using social media buttons is a good way to allow your visitor engage and connect with you.