Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, has compiled numerous lists
on starting all kinds of businesses.
On every list, the first or second step is to build a website.
Telling people you have a business when you don't have a website to send them to is somewhat like insisting you have a life when you don't have Facebook to prove it. It may be true, but no one will believe you. They won't take you seriously.
Just like they won't take you seriously if you have a website but you say, "Don't visit it, though. It's old." Or how they won't take you seriously if you have a website where they can't contact you, or order whatever it is you sell, or any of these other rookie mistakes.
If you make yourself inaccessible online, the people who might otherwise happily pay you to do something you love will think you don't have confidence in yourself. So why should they have confidence in you?
Don't be intimidated by the prospect of building a website that makes you shine. It doesn't have to be hard. You don't have to take out a mortgage to do it. You actually can have the kind of website you're so excited to send new clients to that you run out of those 500 business cards you ordered on VistaPrint that have been sitting around since forever.
And here's how I can help you do it....