Way back in the day when I decided to take a passion to create photos seriously I thought a website is a requirement. Those Hollywood photographers would write posts about own your space and how important that was. Websites are inexpensive for the most part, why not have one.
I mentioned that I was a failed professional photographer to a recent subject and they adamantly said I am not a failed photographer. That is right, I am not a failed photographer but a failed professional photographer. There is a difference, I can create a great photo but suck at the rest of the stuff, marking, networking, selling, and the like.