April 12th, 2016
You guys at PFRE are just great…superfab! I’m interested in starting a small business shooting for Realtors in North Georgia and it’s very embryonic but I found a goldmine when I found your site. Thank you and everyone that has contributed.
Where’s a good place to start a website for my portfolio? How do you feel about Facebook as well? Please share your thoughts.
Your website is a key part of your marketing. It’s your brand and will be the centerpiece of your marketing so don’t cheap out and build a free site. For around $100 a year, you can build a top quality portfolio site. It’s worth it! Here are the top places to consider:
These all have strong features to build your real estate business around. Here is an article on PetaPixel.com about a year ago the reviews all of these services in detail. I have to say that I’ve had a site at Squarespace for many years and love it! They are always on the leading edge of design and innovation.
Here is my point of view on FaceBook:
While a FaceBook site is an important way for real estate photographers to connect with and market to Realtors in their area, I don’t think it is a good way to show off your portfolio. To show off your portfolio you want a clean site that’s not jammed with distracting advertising. I’ve seen several real estate photographers that have their domain name pointed at their FaceBook page and don’t appear to have a portfolio site that they control. I think that’s a bad idea. You should have both.