Are you a passionate musician who wants to build an online presence for your band? Are you interested in building a hip hop website?
Most hip hop artists rely on social media to share their music with the world. Although social media can help you build a solid online presence, it is not sustainable enough for the long run. You need a platform that you own entirely to make any changes to it that you want. You need to have a place that serves as your one-stop online marketing platform. This place can only be your own hip hop website.
Once you make a hip hop website, you can integrate it with your social media profiles to drive traffic back and forth across all your marketing channels. This will make you appear a professional rapper who takes their band seriously.
Starting a hip hop website is not so difficult. Many individuals and business organizations develop basic websites to showcase their skills, talent, products, or services all on their own. They make use of the numerous website builders available in the market today.
All you need to do is select the most suitable website building platform for yourself and get started with building a hip hop website. This post will guide you through a step-by-step process to make a hip hop website on Strikingly. Many of our users on Strikingly have created music websites on our platforms. They have successfully utilized our tools and features to make their sites appealing, responsive, shareable, and easily updated anytime. You can learn from their examples and make a hip hop website of your own that rocks.
Let’s start with our step-by-step guide for building a hip hop website on Strikingly.
7 Steps to Make a Hip Hop Website on Strikingly
Here are the 7 steps you can take, and your hip hop website will be ready to go.
1. Signup for a Free Account
The first thing you need to do is visit our landing page and register for a free Strikingly account. This will be instantly done, and you will receive an email notification to confirm your email address. Once you have registered, you can access your dashboard. Here you can view your website stats once your site starts running. These stats will show you how the traffic on your hip hop website increases or decreases daily.
2. Select a Suitable Template
On Strikingly, we offer a lot of website templates that are divided into different categories. For a hip hop website, you can choose a template from the ‘Portfolio’ category or the ‘Personal’ category. The portfolio templates are for those who want to build an online portfolio for their music, photography, illustrations, video editing, or any other talent.
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You can add any number of photos, videos, illustrations, and audio into these templates, as long as your overall hip hop website does not exceed the 1GB storage space limit. You can always upgrade to our Pro Plan, which offers 3GB storage space per site with unlimited bandwidth if you need more storage space.
3. Build Your Hip Hop Portfolio
If you have been a hip hop artist for a while, you probably already have your music portfolio. You need to upload this portfolio on your hip hop website. You can do this by creating a gallery to show your creative output. Your portfolio must represent the greatest hits compilation of your music. We recommend that you add your best albums, as your site visitors may not have the time to go through everything you upload. In fact, most of them will probably just spend a few minutes skimming through your portfolio.
Your gallery should be appealing and impressive. To start adding images or videos to your gallery, select ‘Add New Section’ from the left panel on your Strikingly editor. Then select ‘Gallery’. Here, you can add all your pictures and add videos by inserting video links published on third-party video hosting sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo.
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How you arrange your photos and videos on your hip hop website will significantly impact the way your audience views your portfolio. The way you present your talent and work indicates the type of hip hop artist.
4. Add an About Us Page
It is important to add an About Us page or section on your hip hop website. Here you will describe the kind of hip hop music you create and how you plan to serve the community and progress in your career. Introduce yourself in the best descriptive words possible, and encourage the audience to engage with you. Tell a bit of your background, what brought you to this field, and how you plan to prosper. Invite the audience to have a look at your portfolio. A good hip hop artist can engage and effectively interact with the audience. That’s why your personality and writing style would matter a lot on this page.
5. Add a Contact Us Page
The next step is to create a Contact Us page or section on the hip hop website. Any website is incomplete without providing a means to the site visitors to get in touch with you. Provide your contact details on this page, or better still, build a contact form.
b. You can add social media handles to your web pages. When anyone clicks on these, their own social media profiles will open up to share your hip hop website and web pages there.
c. You can also insert part of your Facebook or Instagram feed into your web pages. This is done by adding a social feed section to your website. This special feature allows your audience to partially access your social media feed without having to leave your website. If they want to view more of your social media posts, they can simply click on the ‘View More’ link at the bottom of the social feed section.
7. Publish and Promote Your Hip Hop Website
Once you are done with all the above steps, publish your website to instantly go live. That’s all! Your website will now be up and running, and your music portfolio will be accessible by anyone in the world who has access to the internet and your site’s URL. The whole process will barely take 2-3 hours, and you would not need to write even a single line of code.
Now is the time to promote your hip hop website. Tell your friends and peers about your online portfolio. Invite them to visit your site and provide feedback.
Make sure your site is optimized for search engines. Anyone who owns a website needs to have a basic understanding of SEO. Do some keyword research and use the relevant keywords in your website content. Use a combination of text, images, and videos to make it easy for Google bots to crawl through your web pages.
Write a site description, and connect your website with Google Analytics. This will give you access to an additional data set to regularly check your hip hop website performance. The more people visit your site, the better. Soon you can start connecting with other hip hop artists to strengthen your network in your industry.
It is an exciting experience to build a hip hop website on Strikingly. If you need any assistance using our tools, you can contact us anytime through our live chat customer support. We are available to resolve your queries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If your music gains momentum, it will not be difficult for you to get more and more traffic to your site. Your hip hop website will serve you as a fantastic marketing platform for progressing your hip hop career. Anybody who hears about your band or your music will search for your name on the internet. If your website has good SEO, it will appear on top in their search results. This is the best way to get the maximum reach and build your career as a hip hop artist.