Top 10 Benefits Of Having A Website For Photographers

Posted on 07 Nov 2015 17:05 in Small Business Hacks
by ShimBi Labs

Photography is an art, which is now taking on as a commercial prospect with time. Once it used to be just a hobby but now it has become a competitive profession. Having portfolio website is essential for professional photographers.

Photography is an art, which is now taking on as a commercial prospect with time. Once it used to be just a hobby but now it has become a competitive profession for many all around the world. With the growing competition and the vast online exposure, it is thus highly important for a photographer to take some extra efforts in showcasing his/her work. And the best way to do so is through creating a portfolio website that shall help you in several different ways.


Recently we introduced Photos for CMS Budo. Photos is an easy-to-use responsive Photo Gallary app for CMS Budo. The all-new Photos for CMS Budo displays your photos beautifully, and you can organize them into different albums. Your website visitors can easily share images on popular social networking sites such as Facebook. We are excited to see growing number of Photographers are are using CMS Budo for their portfolio website.


Top 10 Benefits Of Having A Website For Photographers


1. Set yourself apart
It is essential as a photographer to build your website so as to showcase your work and stand out in the crowd where everyone who owns a camera thinks of him as a photography expert. Your photography website will exhibit some of your best clicks as a professional photographer. Ensure that your photography gallery justifies and reflects your talent to the world in the best possible manner.


2. Be your brand
Building a website is the first step towards creating your own brand. In an increasingly competative world generating enough business for yourself without creating a brand is difficult. Your photography website is one of the initial steps in the process of gaining recognition for your artwork.


3. Your website is your curriculum vitae
An online exhibition of your work as a photographer helps people in judging your skills and expertise well so that they can contact or hire you when needed. It is important that every photographer displays his/her best pictures after proper editing, as you would do for displaying them in a photography exhibition.


4. Share it!
A photography website makes your artwork, pictures, services and rates pretty accessible for everyone. You can save a lot of time by just passing on the link to your photography website to everyone who asks for. The hassle of unnecessary interactions and mailing sample pictures as attachments to every potential client gets reduced to a great extent when you have an online portfolio at display.


5. Turn your website into your sales manager
Along with your portfolio gallery, you as a photographer can also use your site for listing out your services and charges. It gets easier to display what services you are offering and for what prices along with what kind of clientele you are looking forward to work with. Listing everything very clearly on your photography website ensures that you’ve everything a client needs to know in written. Clients will get to know exactly what can be expected of you as a photographer and there will be no scope of confusion.


6. Improve your reach
This is the generation of Internet and search engines. Whenever anyone needs any service, they are likely to look for the service they want through the popular search engines like Google. The good part is that you, as a photographer can now easily optimize your photography website for search engines using the quality SEO integration tools. Optimizing your photography portfolio site for search engines will ensure to make your site rank higher in the search results. And thereby, people looking out for photography services shall be directed to your website via search engines generating more traffic.


7. Build your own website
These days there are a lot of website building tools that allow you to build an eye-catching website design. With a visually appealing website, you can easily convert visitors into clients thereby, generating more business for your photography career. But be careful while selecting web builder, your website is your personality. Dontuse cheap template based website builders.



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8. Offer best services.
A website will help you offer benefits to your customers when selling out your work to them. People are more interested in benefits such as offering customized photography packages for different occasions that makes it sound more appealing.


9. Sale online
Sale online your best shots. Make your website online store to sale your work online with value added services like beautifil photophrams and posters.


10. An asset
Last but not the least, your photography website will have an emotional value to you. You shall have something of your own, a small space in the vast world of World Wide Web.


These are enough benefits that shall compel all photographers who have read this post to think of and build a site for them. What are you waiting for? Put together your portfolio pictures, get a website building tool, list your services and get started to rock the photography world online! 


Blog post by Pranav S. 
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