Hi, this is Mithru Rachamalla, founder and CEO of ArtoonsInn – Where Artists reside.
A lot of writers have asked me whether it is important for them to consider having a website of their own. So, here I am writing an article on whether having a website for writers is important or not.
First things first. How serious are you about your writing? Ask yourself this question and settle down with an answer in your mind.
Does your answer fall into one of these below?
a) I want to see my writings published.
b) I want to see lots of people reading my stories.
c) I want to reach readers from all around the world.
If yes, then you should consider having your own website.
Here are some answers to why it is important:
- Showcase your work: A website is a platform where you can showcase your writing to potential readers, publishers, and agents. By having a website, you can display your portfolio, share your published work, and provide links to where readers can purchase your books.
- Establish your brand: A website allows you to establish your brand as a writer. You can create a unique online presence, develop a professional image, and showcase your personality and writing style.
- Connect with your readers: A website is a great way to connect with your readers. You can interact with your readers through blog posts, comments, and social media integration. This can help you build a loyal following and generate buzz around your writing.
- Increase your visibility: Having a website can increase your visibility online. By optimizing your website for search engines, you can attract new readers and potential clients. This can help you expand your reach and establish yourself as an authority in your field.
- Control and ownership: By having your own website, you have complete control and ownership over your content and online presence. You won’t have to worry about changes to social media algorithms or policies affecting your ability to reach your audience.
- Credibility and professionalism: A well-designed website can add credibility and professionalism to your writing career. It shows that you take your work seriously and are willing to invest in your online presence. This can be particularly important if you’re seeking to attract potential clients, agents, or publishers.
- Marketing and promotion: A website can be a powerful tool for marketing and promoting your writing. You can use it to share news and updates about your work, promote upcoming events or releases, and build your email list or social media following.
- Monetization: A website can also be a source of income for writers. You can use it to sell your books or other products, such as online courses. You can also monetize your website through advertising or affiliate marketing.
- Long-term investment: A website is a long-term investment in your writing career. It provides a stable and reliable platform for showcasing your work and building your brand over time. Unlike social media platforms or other online tools, a website is less susceptible to changes or disruptions that can impact your online presence.
Having said that, I run a web designing and hosting company that is part of ArtoonsInn. It is titled ArtoonsInn Geeks Room. At Geeks Room, we have a special team focused on setting up websites for artists.
If you are a member of ArtoonsInn Writers Room or Poetry Parlour, you can claim a free website by filling out the form here: https://forms.gle/YGu9FxZDrCDtGBZv9