Using a company e-mail address as your contact is a must. If you’re making a portfolio then make sure your full name is in the e-mail address and do not use nicknames or fun names. You will not be taken seriously.

Next I went into affiliate marketing. The concept is simple. My website serves as a storefront for other merchant’s advertising banners. When people who are attracted by the merchant’s banners, click on them, they got transported to the merchant’s website. If the visitor buys anything, a percentage of the purchase price will be paid to me.

It is always good to add a favicon to your website. The favicon is a 16×16 image file in the.Ico format. This image is the one you see next to the URL bar, next to the title of the page on an opened tab and is also visible on your bookmarks tab if you choose to bookmark a page. The favicon will help users quickly recognize your page in their browser without reading any text or directly viewing the page.

A blog attracts more Web traffic. Even if no one ever reads your blog, posting to it regularly can be a tremendous boon to your search engine rankings because search engines love fresh content. Any website with new content will come up earlier in search engine rankings than a site that hasn’t been changed in months (or years). Meanwhile, the traffic an email newsletter drives to your website consists of those who already know you, not new prospects and leads.

When you have the talents you can design your web site yourself by studying HTML or use web design software. Otherwise hire a website designer to create your site. Should you design your self, there is a vary of software program obtainable that’s freeware and shareware, although we advocate shopping for Macromedia Studio eight as an expert web design package.

Content is crucial. Only include what is relevant and keep it concise and engaging. Be clear about what message you want to get across and keep to the point while being informative. If you are using images then make sure they are strong, bold and represent your company or portfolio closely.

I bought a scanner and started to generate images for my websites. Unfortunately, most of my photographs were transparencies. So i had to copy and develop them into photo prints before I could scan them.