A few notable ideas. Web presence is about social media and easy as 1,2,3...and mostly, free.
1. Blogspot.com - free from google.com - it is the easiest and that makes it best for me. Set up a gmail acct and then a blog. Takes about 20 minutes to set up a blog. If you update it regularly it will come up in a google search of your name. Because blogs are more easily updated they are updated more frequently, therefore blogs will attract the attention of web crawlers that bring your name to google so your blog will be the top o' the list when a prospective presenter or avid fan googles your name. That's a good thing.
2.FaceBook - free and beats myspace and great way to connect with friends and family.
3. LinkedIn -free place for business contacts not for fun. See this article
on LinkedIn ( thanks to Tory Lane - school librarian extraordinaire). A bit more complicated to create a profile BUT very important. ALWAYS use your email contacts to see who you ALREADY know, is "LinkedIn" and connect to them.
okay, as easy as 1,2,3,4?
4. youtube - free video website. It takes about 20 minutes to set up a channel - then you upload videos to the site. No good video of your work? You can easily create videos from audio recordings by making a slide show in either Power Point or iPhoto and adding your story as the sound.
What if you have no digital recordings of your work? Got to do that! 21st century been here for nearly a decade. Get help. Do not delay - ask for help today! Get a digital mp3 recorder ( for example try a Sony ICDUX70RED Digital Voice Recorder MP3 or equivalent ) The recording quality using the built in stereo mics is okay but best quality will come from a small lapel mic. For well under $100 you can be recording and sharing recordings of your work.
for free and you can edit and produce high quality digital sound from you mp3 recordings.
Every performer of story should have live and studio recorded ( not live) representations of their work. It is fun to create these expressions of our art and great way to publicize what we do, create interest in our art form and publish our performances.