At 74 years old it isn't easy...but with the help of so many tutorials, and help from family (even Grandchildren) I did it. It is still not easy, but I am continuing to do it. I learned a lot, and I still am learning, reading those lengthy tutorials, and asking for professional help. It seems like anything worthwhile in this world is everchanging. To me, it seems the internet, and its rules are changing by the minute....as soon as I get the hang of something I like to use...they change it.
With their big idea of improving it. Well, that may be good for the technical experts, but not me.
I did design my logo all by myself. I painted it on watercolor paper and decided it was a good representation of my work. It took me forever with help to decide on the fonts to use, and the size to use.and the colors. It isn't as hard as I thought it would be I used a great website builder WIX, and they have great templates and fonts and colors. AND lots of tutorials
If you want to do your website, it is almost like looking at a blank piece of watercolor paper. You just have to start. Start with research! What is the best platform? Which one gives you the most for your money? How does it interplay with the client? (your client and you too) Not all sites have a free platform., but it may be a good idea to try out a free one first. That way you can get the hang of it before you go into spending money. I did. I still have a free website with all my ArtWork on it. www.BobbinsArtWork.com. I am in the process of incorporating it into my www.RecolorYourWorld.com site. I want everything to be in one place.
Remember these steps:
Before you take the big step remember to have a business plan in place.
Know what your goal is. I have two to Sell my online classes and sell my Artwork. I always have a short-term goal and a long-term goal. (that's on another post.)
Have a good color scheme in mind, that might sound silly, but when you start designing it is so much easier if you have your colors already in place.
Another design issue I had was choosing a font...and you need at least three and then you must stick to them.
Most of these things will come up in research when you are looking at ideas from other artists, but remember to be original.
If you don't understand how to do it you can always ask a Wix professional. I am sure, not positive that most platforms have experts that can help.
Don't be ashamed to ask for help when you need it. Wix even has a WIX bot that you can text your questions to. Ask the grandchildren, they are probably too busy, but you can always ask.
AND don't hit the publish button until you are all set up....
Always check to see what's new and available to make your site better.
I have found many an expert in my journey to create a watercolor class online for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students. Most were helpful, one took my money and didn't do his job....what a lesson I learned from that. So today I reached out to an expert I used a long time ago, and she remembered me and we will meet up this week for a revamp of my marketing issues.
I am sure there are many people out there thinking "I can't do that", "I'm too old for that". "I have no experience with that", All that and much more came to mind as well, but you know what I did it anyway. You can too, just try. I have laughed a lot, threw myself on the bed in a frenzy a few times, jumped up and down, and danced a bit while singing at the top of my lungs!
It is a journey and it's not as easy as I thought it would be but come and join me in creating a more colorful world.