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Websites for Artists and Art Students

Websites for Artists and Art Students

Is art your thing? Are you a student studying art, or already a successful artist working as an artist for a living? It doesn’t matter which you are, you NEED a website if you live in the visual world. And that’s coming from a photographer who relies on his art for a living. You have chosen a difficult path. Why make it harder than it has to be?

I am amazed every year when I get a phone call, or two, from students at the University of North Texas, looking for work in the field of art known as photography. Unfortunately, to this date, none, not one of them has had a website that I could go to and look at while I was talking to them on the phone. It doesn’t matter if you’re Generation X, Y or Z, you need a website if you are taking your education in the visual arts to the world. And you need it BEFORE you graduate from school!

The site featured here is by one of those rare professors, he’s tenured and still teaching and creating new sculpture to this day. Richard Davis is a sculptor and professor at the University of North Texas. He already knew he needed a new website by the time I started talking to him about it, and his needs were simple. He just wanted to be able to tell someone to Google his name and his site would come up. Many from pre generation X, Y or Gap, just rely on Google to be their guide, telling friends to, “Google their name.” Now as simple as that sounds, what if your name is John Brown?

Not only did I create a content rich site for Richard, I also took the time to optimize the site (and some other top secret magic). Within two days, all anyone in the entire world had to do was Google – “Richard Davis Sculpture,” and every page I created for him dominated the top Google spots!

While students are less concerned with Google ranking than working professionals, they still should have their own sites for a plethora of smart reasons. If you are a UNT or TWU student looking for an easy start to your future career website, this is the place. You and your parents are into five figures for your education, and you’ve been true to your creativity, so the cost of an original website by Denton Digital is a tiny fraction of the cost of your education. If you don’t have a website to showcase your art, then you’re stepping over dollars to pick up dimes. There’s just no good reason you can come up with not to create a website that gives you the visibility, access, communication and control that you will get with a wordpress site by Denton Digital.

Feel free to go to the CONTACT page and get rates for your new site now. You will be glad you did.

Hobbies Made Into Businesses Made Into Great Websites

People everywhere are looking for their way through our bruised and battered economy. They may have dedicated themselves to a business that seemed invulnerable to competition, the big economy or any number of other factors that can bring a business, an industry to its knees. You could have been one of hundreds, or one of one, a self employed person who finds themselves looking to do something new, or add to what they have.

A great number of us are in need of financial rescue, a way to stage our comeback from the brink of wherever we are. Careers over, we go through “What Color is Your Parachute,” maybe for the the third or fourth time, if we’re old enough. As you put the pieces back together, maybe you have thought of something brand new, or an old passion, an old hobby, something that relights the drive to succeed. If you are heading down one of the lesser traveled roads of a unique startup business, one of the components this time around, has to be a website.

How quickly we can forget that websites are our business windows to the entire world. And new passions can bring with them a drive to create a new profession, a new professional identity for yourself.

My first website went live in 1993, with little fanfare. Why? Because there was virtually nothing else on the internet – nothing. I had a friend of a friend, one of those guys with black circles under his eyes from looking at green monitors way too long, build the site the old fashion way. After about a week of building, voila! It was done. Talk about ahead of the curve, pure bleeding edge stuff.

A couple of decades later, and the power to create amazing websites, the balance of power to create sites like this one, is firmly in our hands.

And that’s why you could take something that may seem like it would be obscure to others, or a very small niche, and explore the possibilities of making it go – via the internet. That’s what I did with a unique website about fly fishing in North Texas. Very few people think of North Texas in the same sentence as fly fishing, but the reality is that www.texasflycaster.com is now the most popular website for virtually all google search words related to fly fishing in Texas.

If you want to see some of the worse websites in existence, go take a look at the typical website for fishing guides, and much of the fishing industry. That’s just one slice of one industry. If you look at Texas Fly Caster, you will see a site with all the bells and whistles that drive traffic to the site, and do their best to convert traffic into business. Being a fly fishing writer and guide in North Texas is a pretty narrow niche. What’s yours?

Let Denton Digital help you find an affordable way to create your new presence on the internet. The fun only starts with the cost. Then there’s also the fun of having control of your site’s look and content – every minute of every day. Imagine a site that you can add pages to, delete pages, content, change the look, add advertising, links, and all kinds of information to make it look just like you want it to look.

Turn Your Retirement into Rewirement with a Cost Effective Website

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Imagine yourself retiring and then rewiring, to take advantage of your hobby, talent, or even an idea, that has been sitting and waiting for you to finally have the time to give it a shot!

One of the things that can help you find your way to new business success, or profession, and let’s face it, the only thing left of the tattered American Dream is the fact that it’s still possible to succeed based on your own gumption, is a website. This site was created for a rewired school teacher who found herself ready, willing and able to start a new business. And even though it looks and works fantastic, it wasn’t expensive, and hosting and maintenance fees are minimal at Denton Digital.

Cimarrona is a site, underpinned by wordpress, that has the added feature of an online store. And for store owner, Leslie Kregel, of Denton, Texas, the store is working for her. It’s her shop window to the world, and the world is looking. Not only does she process retail purchases at cimarrona.com, she also invites wholesale accounts to contact her about her products and terms. Leslie has also used SKYPE to video conference with retail customers, and show them – LIVE AND IN REAL TIME – new products she has available. They can narrow down what they like, she can show them how the hats look being worn. Imagine the possibilities for your business.

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