By Jennifer Applin
The good news is that putting together a website is cheap and easy. Of course you can always pay someone else to do it, but there are also a number of hosting sites that have do-it-yourself templates. Check out websites of different writers you know to get some ideas. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It is hard to put a price tag on the value of website, but the term “priceless” comes to mind.
When I was starting out, I questioned whether I really needed a website. I decided to go for it and I’ve been reaping the rewards ever since. Not long after I launched my website I was approached by an editor who had found me online and was interested in assigning a few articles. This has since resulted in ongoing work with a great client. A website can be accessed 24/7, and therefore from a marketing point of view it will be working even when you’re not. With this kind of exposure, the possibilities are endless.
Jennifer Applin is a freelance writer living in Ohio with her husband and four young children. Aside from writing for many regional publications, she is regular contributor to eLearners.com and Projectworkingmom.com. She spends her days cooking, cleaning and caring for little ones; and her nights writing about pregnancy, parenting and the quest for peace (as in peace and quiet). You can also find her at Managing the MotherLoad.