4 Ways to Have A Website Created to Promote Yourself as An Author and Your Kindle Books.

In 2021 there should be no reason for you to not have a website for your Kindle business. The benefits are countless and it's easier than ever to have to now have a website for your Kindle business. Read on to find out more…

1.   Use DIY Website Builder Service.

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One of the simplest and easiest ways of creating a functional, attractive website is by using a DIY website builder service such as WIX or SquareSpace. These platforms let you select from pre-made attractive, mobile-responsive templates that you can then edit and customise to suit your needs.

The downside of this option is that you are tied to this platform and their way of doing things so have much less flexibility and more vulnerability.

2. Use The WordPress Platform.

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WordPress is one of the most popular and most used platforms in the world. By some estimates, more than 25 per cent of the most popular sites in the world run on the WordPress platform.

WordPress gives you immense flexibility and power to create almost any sort of website that you can imagine. However, this comes at the price of a steeper learning curve.

The learning curve is lessened, however, due to the fact that WordPress has an extremely active and thriving community, with hundreds of thousands of plugins, templates and themes to make building a complex and impressive site simpler than ever.

Unlike the DIY website builders mentioned in point 1, WordPress is an open-source platform, which means it is not owned and control by any one company/entity which means lots of flexibility and none of the vulnerability that comes with option 1.

3. Ask For A Favour.

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If you are feeling brave and happen to think you are persuasive, then you can try your luck at asking web designers/developers for a favour and have your site designed either for free or for a small fee.

We recommend visiting web design forums and online communities as well as web design subreddits on Reddit and ask politely if any web designer has some spare time to help a small and up and coming author. Be sure to stress that you are a small, unknown author, with limited funds (assuming this is true), as this will increase the probability of someone doing you a favour.

If you do find a web designer who is willing to design you a website either for free or for a much-reduced cost, remember, that you will not be able to ask this designer for an elaborate design and multiple design revisions, unless you are willing to pay for this. The adage, beggars can’t be choosers, applies here.

4.   Hire A Professional Web Designer.

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If you have the time and the budget then there is really no replacement for having a talented and experienced web designer design your site to your specifications. Taking this route ensures you get a site that is highly functional, aesthetically pleasing and secure, assuming you hire correctly.

Finding a talented web designer online, for less than you might be expecting is easier now than ever thanks to amazing freelance platforms like Freelancer, Upwork and Fiverr where you can view the profiles of thousands of web designers and read their previous work reviews in immense detail in order to find the most suitable designer for your budget.

There are some downsides to this option. The first is that you will need to know a little about web design in order to know what to look for. The second is that this option is going to be more expensive than the ones mentioned above. Thirdly, unless the web designer uses a platform like WordPress you will likely be unable to make additions and edits to the site later on without either hiring this web designer again, or another one.

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