3) Using a Personal Email Address
Your web hosting package should include setting up professional email addresses using your domain. For example, my domain name is www.PaxtonPortraits.com and my email address is stevepaxton [at] paxtonportraits.com. I am always careful to use this email address when I communicate with clients. It sends a clear message to my customers that I am a professional. Domain name email accounts are easy to setup and manage. Ask your web host if you need help!
4) Displaying Less than Stellar Images
I recommend holding off on launching a business website until you have a fair number of high quality images to display. For example, if you’re going into business as a portrait photographer, you should have a solid collection of portraits to display online.
Remember that your reputation as a photographer and professional begins as soon as you set up your website. Save your average shots and family photos for your blog or your personal Facebook page.
5 ) Failing to Use Social Networking
Most professional photographers utilize Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to communicate with customers and other professionals. Social networking sites are a great place to share a bit of your personality and connect with potential clients. Be sure to extend your marketing brand throughout all of the social networking pages you set up for your business.
Put Your Best Foot Forward!