UPDATE #2 I’ve done a completely new walk-through tutorial with a theme that is even easier to use. Check out my review & tutorial of Divi by click here.
UPDATE #1: A few of you have asked me for a written version of these instructions. I had someone transcribe what I spoke. You should be able to follow along with the written transcript and refer back to the cleaned up, written version. Let me know if you have questions!
Click on this link to get the written transcript. How_to_Build_an_Artist_Website_with_WordPress
One of the biggest pieces of feedback that I received from early art business coaching courses was that there was a LOT of content to go through. People need a simple win. I put the above video together to show you how you can create a simple, clean artist website in just 10 minutes. That’s 10 minutes of watching. It’ll probably take you a bit longer to actually do it.
This video takes you through the steps of signing up for hosting, installing WordPress in Bluehost, adding a great art template, adding pages, and configuring your menus so that your site is presentation ready. There is a lot more that you can do with your artist website, but this video will show you how to get the very basics. For in-depth tutorials, as well as help with marketing and selling your work online, contact me.
What is WordPress?
You can see my short video on WordPress above, but the the even shorter version is this: WordPress is a free, open-source software that allows you to build websites without learning all of the difficult coding work that professional web developers know. If you already know some of that stuff, WordPress takes care of much of the grunt work, and leaves you free to focus on design.