When I started my business in 2016, I knew I had to have a website.  I couldn’t rely on just word-of-mouth.  I was a new business with limited resources and time, so I picked the most convenient and quickest way to make a website that I could find – Go Daddy.

It worked, but it wasn’t a website I was proud of.  The templates were boring and plain, some of the functions didn’t work, and now that I look back, it was more expensive.  Gasp, I took the easy way out and ended up paying a lot more.  At the time, it was quick, easy to use, and got me a bit of exposure on the internet, so it did it’s job.  It was just ugly and didn’t speak to my personality of being an artist.  Eventually, I planned on redesigning my entire website once I got my business up and running.

Well, a year and a half later, and I finally have a brand, spanking new website!  It only took me a few days to make, and I don’t know why I waited so long to commit to it.  It was a whole lot easier to use and customize.  My other website worked, so there wasn’t much of an urgency to spruce it up.  It was more of a personal preference, but I bet I would have gotten a heck of a lot more business if I had taken the time to make my website prettier with more functionality.

My new website is a work in progress, but it is complete with widgets, icons, a functioning blog and social icons, and so much more.  I can customize almost everything, and my website is a whole lot cheaper.  I pay for hosting and the domain, and that’s it.  A measly $100 a year, compared to GoDaddy’s $400ish to use their website builder and hosting.


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Here are some screenshots of my old website.


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