A few words today about my experiences trying to promote my work on the internet. I simply don’t have a lot of money to spend on promoting my work so I’ve managed so far to limit my expenditure to free or low-cost options such as domain names, affordable website hosting, free website plugins etc..
Sure I’d love to do other things but it can be a very expensive undertaking and I’ve had to compromise on a few desirables but one can do a lot without too much financial outlay. To date I’ve purchased three domain names, one for my website, one for my blog and another for my about.me profile page, web hosting package and a few other relatively minimal expenses.
It has been a steep learning curve and pretty labour-intensive but there’s so much out there that one can utilise such as free virtual galleries, online catalogue/flip books, mobile app builders, online shops, social media sites etc. and I’ve taken advantage of these services as much as possible. It is sometimes surprising just what one can accomplish through one’s own labours without it costing a small fortune.