you are leaving the scope of the argument to try and cover up random holes in your statement. now you are saying having a website is altogether irrelevant to a business's success?neltron3030 wrote: ↑Dec 7th, 2009 5:11 pmYou're not getting the point at all. I don't think this is the best experience ever, but for about $200/year, it will pay off quicker than you can say 'one hour session'. Customizing a site doesn't make sense for me or other small time businesses because I can focus my time on more important things. If I lose money or have a complaint from a paying client about my website, I will be the first to admit that I was wrong -- but this isn't going to be the case.
Since the launch less than a week ago, I've signed on a wedding, a business conference, and maternity session. And I've heard from another interested party for a wedding as well. Not to mention getting a number of referrals from people.
Some well known business don't even have websites (i.e. The Black Hoof, one of Canada's best new restaurants, yet there's a line-up to get in every single day they're open).
can a business survive/thrive without a good website? of course. but people can find success without going to university/college either. doesn't mean its a good idea.
and you already have a complaint about your website. mine. if i were to hire a photographer, i'd clearly look at their online portfolio. if i quickly noticed that your portfolio site looks exactly the same as another persons (minus your actual content obviously), and all you did to present yourself was to copy some cheap template off of the internet, i would think that you're not taking your business seriously at all and have not thoroughly researched what you should be doing.