FYI These 5 reasons come right out of the course Writer, You Need a Website: 5 Days to Your Author Website (enrollment opens soon, click here to be added to the waitlist).
My website today looks NOTHING like it did when I first built it. It has evolved, changed, and grown year after year.
In fact, one of the major facelifts was in 2016 when my chapbook Words or Water was picked up for publication.
I didn't wait for my book deal to build my FIRST author website.
I built my first author website because I KNEW a book deal was coming -- I didn't plan to stop writing, submitting, and publishing individual poems until I made that dream of a book into a reality.
One of the biggest mistakes I see writers make is waiting to build their first author websites.
Waiting until they have a book deal.
Waiting until they have more publications.
Waiting until a fellowship they're applying for asks for a website (and they realize they don't have one yet).
Here's a not-so-secret secret: your FIRST author website is not your LAST author website.
And doesn't that just take all the pressure off?
Your website changes and evolves alongside you, so there is no reason to wait.
In fact the longer you wait, the more complicated it is to create that FIRST site (as opposed to building a simple site now and developing it little by little over time).
Here's what I say: don't wait until you think you need a website to start figuring out how to create one.
As soon as you're submitting and/or performing? You're a writer who is ready to share their work, and you need a website.
Now if the thought of building your first site feels overwhelming because you don't know how to start, click here to get on the waitlist for my course: Writer, You Need a Website: 5 Days to Your First Author Website.
In the course you'll learn the First Author Website Framework and the what, why, and most importantly the how of building your FIRST author website in five days (or faster) at an affordable price.
Summer enrollment opens soon. When you click to get on the waitlist link above, you'll also get a flowchart that can help you decide whether now's the right time for that first site.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about author websites, feel free to hit reply and I'll be happy to share any insights or resources (or share those insights here in a future newsletter).