It seems like everyone has a website these days, no matter what they’re doing. It’s one of those things that people immediately recommend when you talk about starting a business. It’s almost as if there’s this belief that you don’t count as a company until you have a web presence.
Thar’s fine. In a way, it’s nice to have a website and it gives you more of a legitimate feel, but it isn’t the be all and end all. You can conduct business without it, you can get paying clients without one, it isn’t essential. Especially not in the beginning. I say this because often people get so caught up in the complexities of creating their website that they forget about everything else. They worry so much about domain names, plug ins, and templates, that they forget to actually get themselves some work. If you aren’t a professional website designer, it isn’t an easy task.
Most communication is done by social media and email these days. You can use these free resources to get yourself started, then when you’ve earned some money you can invest that into a decent and productive website.