I have an existing website that I use for my books. I’m just beginning to do freelance writing. Is it a good idea to use the same site to market my freelance writing?
Deidre (in comments)
This is a real ‘mileage will vary’ question. A case can be made either way. I think I’d hang the decision on several factors:
- If the books you write demonstrate the kind of writing you do, you might be able to market yourself from the book site.
- If the book site has it’s own domain name you might be able to market yourself from that site.
- OTOH if you can capture your name as a domain name, even with some variable like writer or ghostwriter after it, it can make a great deal of sense to use that to market yourself.
- Having two sites that link to each other can be a small bonus.
Think through what you’re trying to accomplish with both your book site and any site you’d create to market yourself. If there’s a lot of overlap one may do. It never hurts to have more than one site, except for the extra work, of course.
Does this help at all or have I just confused you more?
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