One of the most important things to have as a DJ these days is a strong online presence. Â That can be partially attained through various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but history has shown that sites come and go over time. Â It’s a good idea to have your own website that will serve as the foundation for your online operations. Â But what can you do if you’re not a web designer and have little to no experience in making and managing a website? Here are are two services that make it easy to get up and running in no time
Bandzoogle, as the name suggests, is a platform geared at helping bands manage their websites, but if it works for bands, it’ll work for us DJs as well. Â To me the biggest benefit of bandzoogle is the email list management (complete with statistics to let you know if people are actually reading your emails).
Price: starts at $9.95 monthly for basic options, and up to $19.95 monthly for advanced options.
Virb was formerly a social networking site geared towards artists and musicians (see what I mean about these sites coming and going?) but has recently done a complete overhaul andÂ relaunchedÂ as a website management tool for creative types like ourselves. Â They are still in the early stages of their new service, but it already looks promising. Â To me one of the best features of Virb is the ability to pull content from other services like Flickr and Vimeo straight into your website.
Price: $10 monthly for everything Virb offers
Obviously everyone’s needs are different but both of these options are straightforward and user-friendly. Â Both offer free trials so check them both out and see which works best for you. Â One thing is sure for either option: the cost savings are amazing, especially since you don’t have to hire a designer upfront. Â You’ll also get the benefit of support from both companies and new features as they release them. Â If you try either one, drop a comment and let me know which you liked best and why!