Every writer needs a way of communicating with the world. You can use facebook and twitter to some extent, but your main attraction needs to be your website and blog. The good news is that you can get started for next to nothing.

It didn’t used to be cheap at all. I don’t want to tell you what I paid for my first web site. It still hurts to think about it. And the design wasn’t good at all, even by the standards of the day.

Neither do I like to think about what I used to pay for a year of hosting. I’ll just say that my provider saw me coming.

Prices have dropped considerably, and now you can get a decent website designed and hosted at a very low cost. You can even have your site hosted for free, if you don’t mind ads scattered throughout your pages.

When it comes to hiring a designer and a webhost, many make the mistake of buying too much. I’ve worked with churches who pay thousands each year for technological bells and whistles that never get used. It’s just money down the tube for them.

Most businesses and organizations — writers, especially — don’t need bells and whistles. You just need a simple site that enables you to tell the world who you are and what you do — and show them what you have written.

That’s why you need a blog. Every writer should have one.

We can help you get started. We’ll help you register the name you want — ie, “yourname.com” (if it’s available), and we’ll will host your site for you. No ads, and a very low annual price.

We’ll install WordPress on your site, along with a dozen themes. We’ll set up your email. And then we’ll spend an hour with you, walking you through the first steps of designing your site. After that, all you have to do is log-in and tell the world what’s on your mind.

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Website Setup and Hosting. We’ll host your WordPress based website on our server. We set up your email accounts, and provide you with the tools you need to design, self-manage, and maintain your site. $237 per year / or 19.75 per month

Website Design and Hosting.   If you prefer, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. You tell us what you want, and we’ll create a site that establishes your brand and tells the world your story. $499 Design Fee. Includes site design and one free year of hosting.

Complete Design and Webmaster Services. This option is for writers and speakers who want a complete “hands-off” experience. After we have designed your site, we will take charge of every aspect of management — including site updates, adding blog posts, adding graphics, plus newsletter and emailing services. $1495 per year / or $149 per month. Includes Web Hosting, Site design, and complete webmaster services. 

Ready to talk about it? Call 615-346-9289 or send an email to Steve May (steve@stevemay.com) to start the conversation.