This type of site is useful for a family, teenagers, grandparents, etc. This type is not advisable for a small business because the URL is not and the limited server capabilities your hosting company offer may not be sophisticated enough for a small business website.
These types of website are cropping up like fleas on dog. There could easily be over a hundred such sites that offer free photo sharing paid for by their online advertising.
With your online brochure or catalog, you can show , photos and descriptions of your products or services.
To some this may sound like an E-commerce Website, but there are many businesses that deal in products or services that are not sellable over the web—think hair-stylist, dentist, or day-care center.
People took the words Web Logs and shortened it to Blogs—online diaries, journals, or editorials, if you will. A person used to be outdated if he/she did not have a website, now having a blog is de rigeur.
Now that we have the World Wide Web, there are more types of websites than you can shake a stick at.
Many publishers will ask a prospective client about their platform. A writers website would include a biography, a catalog of published books and works, perhaps excerpts from some works, links to publications on sites like Amazon.com, a link to the writer's blog, reviews and comments on the author's publications.
In other words, "If we publish your book, what sort of a reader base do you already have that we can count on to buy your new publication? You get the idea, and that is to build a following, a fan base to which future publications can be directly marketed.
Here we will discuss the basic types, noting that we will not include all and that there are hybrids of all those we will discuss.
The first three have very little to do with Small Business, so we will speed through them.