Sure it’s from an ad, but it’s a good point! Thanks DiscMakers

Your Facebook page is not a website
We all love Facebook – it’s an essential tool for self-promotion. But, it’s best used in conjunction with a real, hosted website. If you’re relying soley on a social networks (like Facebook) for all your fan interactions, you’re missing out on these essential benefits which only a dedicated site can offer:

Design Control
You don’t have a say in how Facebook looks and works, and as we’ve seen recently, they can make sweeping changes to your profile which you can’t do a thing about. With your very own website, you can create and control a web presence that looks as good as your music sounds.

Fan Relationships
When you have your own website, you own the relationship with your fans. When they sign up to your newsletter or buy your music, you are the steward of important fan info like email addresses and phone numbers. This way you can always stay in touch with your fans – even if everybody abandons Facebook for the next cool thing.

User Experience
Most social networks give you a one-page profile on a site full of millions of distractions. In fact, studies have shown that your fans may only actually see 15% of the updates you post on social networks. Facebook wants users to click on ads for smartphones, laptops and blow dryers. What do you want your fans to do? On your website, you call the shots.

Your Own Dot Com
Building a website is like building a home on the web ? you even get to pick your own domain name (yourband.com)! This is where you send your Facebook fans when you want to interact with them on your own terms. You can collect email addresses, nurture relationships through blog posts, and sell your merch right from your site.

Why not build a professional website with HostBaby? Try it free for 30 days. No obligations. No cancellation fees. Build a stunning site where you have complete control.

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2 responses to “Sure it’s from an ad, but it’s a good point! Thanks DiscMakers

  1. Thanks for the props Jordan! Whether or not an artist builds a site with HostBaby, we feel it’s important to educate artists the best we can, because when indies succeed, we all do.

    That being said, If you or any of your readers are interested in trying HostBaby out for free, you can sign up here: http://hostbaby.com

    Thanks again,

    Chris B
    HostBaby

    • Thanks, Chris, for the comment. And in the name of full disclosure, I should add that I’ve had several sites hosted with Hostbaby since Hostbaby was being started by my friend Derek Sivers from his kitchen. And, I’m still using Hostbaby. I’m a happy camper.

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