The issue of having a personal website does not seem popular with freelancers. They will have beautiful appealing business cards but majorly will show be linked to a no personal site. There is a possibility that the freelancers may not have considered the associated list with this situation or they just feel to be in a comfort zone where they would not be in a hurry to do it. This discussion aims at examining the need for a freelancer to have his own domain. Acquiring a web site is simple, all that is needed is to just fill a form and uploading of a few images and the job is done.
Unexpected eventuality may occur, if you only relied on business cards that bore a link that was not yours. This may be disastrous if your clients start searching for you in a no longer existing location. You can thus suffer greatly from appointments, and other disappointments.
If you had your own domain, however, it gives you the control of your site. You will always recover your treasured documents even if the site was to collapse. You are always in a position to redirect your domain name or even the email in your own domain, to some other portfolio site. This would not be the case with a site that you did not have control over.
The world today is dominated by calls for people to have their own domain names. You will find that the available domains may not have the names that correspond to their business own names. A freelancer should try and get a domain in his own name or else the name of his business. Getting a name that is yours is important for identification with your clients and the rest of the interested parties willing to contact you. That notwithstanding, it is important to note that you are not likely to get a shot .com or.net address owing to the fact that most names have been registered with the many businesses having their own domains. This situation will continue as much as more businesses continue going online.
The cost and lack of time may be the main bother for a freelancer to feel that having a website may not be a priority. The reality is, these especially the issue of cost, should not stop a freelancer from having his site because it can cost you as little as $10 per year to maintain. The most important thing should be the initial cost of setting up and probably engaging the services of another freelancer to build your site. You will realise that at the end of the day, the benefits will have outweighed the costs.
The issue at hand then would be how the website would help a freelancer earn money. It is a benefit that can only be realised over time. The important boost that goes to the freelancer is how the clientele will view him. He will be viewed to be more organised and serious about his work. This will always give him a preference over other competitors. The clients have a way the perceive things with their subconscious mind. If therefore you can influence them to bias for you then it will be an added advantage.
The protection of your site is of priority to anyone. Having a link in another site not of your own will not guarantee you as better security as having your own domain. You therefore would want to be protected over such occurrences.
Conclusively, a domain will not cost much to a freelancer. They only seem to be unbothered much about having their own probably because they have not given it a deep thought. By highlighting some of the benefit to them would likely enable them to have an insight of what they are likely to gain and therefore go for it.
Google, Amazon, Ebay and a lot of domain names are brands. You don’t need to have notebooks.com if you want good notebooks online shop – you need your own brand. So search domain….