Website designers

17 posts
18 Oct 2016
Bob
Photographer
Bob
wiltshiretog

That would be an idea,but my site is not for my photography,as in,it isn't a portfolio,it will be a paid subscription site

Martin, as presumably from your comments you are not an experienced web developer I suspect you are going to have to shell out a few thousand quid to somebody who is in that business to create and maintain a commercial paysite for you. It is also worth bearing in mind that as this is a commercial paysite you are proposing, where you could be held personally or financially responsible for any hacks and security breaches or data losses, you really need to find an experienced web developer to build you a secure and well-functioning site rather than just a web designer.

I trust you have researched in depth your market to ensure there is:-
1] sufficient demand for your photo sets to warrant charging for them.
2] an unique selling point to cash in on.
3] a high enough profit margin to make the necessary investment financially viable.

As your current website states "I have been shooting models for just over a year" and as you have previously expressed reluctance to shell out for a decent lightmeter, likely to cost around a third of commissioning a popular paysite model or experienced web developer for a day, I suspect you may be trying to run before you have learned to walk.

A few experienced professionals who have been around this scene for a long time have previously offered you some sage advice. You may not like what they say, but if you ignore them you risk digging a very deep hole for yourself. If viable paysites were cheap to create and easy to maintain, we would all be running one.

Bob

Posted 29 Oct 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
Thanks Bob
Ref light meter i bought a new one in the end,and yes i understand the importance of them.

Thank you for pointing out all the other bits,security,hacks and security breaches or data losses.Although i am using wordpress,this is just the beginning of the site,i wouldn't be launching it there.I would prefer to have a pro site built,but the money side is a bit to much for me at present

I have listened to the advice of you and the other photographers here,and i know that without shelling out thousands it is going to be a struggle.I am chatting with a few people who might be able to help.
I do believe there is a market for the stie i am planning,i have researched and found nothing that does the same.I am not in any rush,i don't mind if it doesn't happen until next year,i would rather get it right.
I am looking for photographers to help me shoot sets,i will pay for the model,and location,and also the photographer himself,but i need someone with a proven track record of this kind of shooting.

It might all come to nothing,but i have to try....
Cheers


Posted 29 Oct 2016
Edited by wiltshiretog 30 Oct 2016
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