The reason you should have a website; it’s yours.
When fb/twitter/instagram/google+ decide to improve things for themselves no chronological timeline (insta)
and render search/social reach near useless (fb)– unless you pay/click through several hidden settings-
You’ll have your own site.
Other than having a stable place to keep things, where you decide what people get to see; you”ll do work on your brand recognition* and make sure another business doesn’t claim your name/brand.
I don’t know how to build a site! I don’t have time!
Got one of those; now forward/connect your url. And done.
If you don’t know where to forward ? Make a tiny html site and put in all your social medial links.
You can find an easily adjustable template at HTML5UP
Seriously; an .nl url in the netherlands can be bought for €5,- euro (and often less in combination with a hosting package)
Don’t like the URL anymore? Don’t renew it. Want a different URL? Get that one instead.
But if you wait around though, the nicest/coolest URLs will have been bought.
*** Artstation/cargo collective are less optimal since your data still on someone elses server (cloud) but better than solely relying on fb/twitter/google/instagram)
**That could be me, or ask your friend(s) who have a great site,who built their website for them.
* If “brand recognition” is an abhorrent phrase to you “ewww!! marketing” then keep your art your hobby. Seriously.
You don’t have to be a zig ziglar type or [insert famous influencer]; you do need to figure out how you engage with to your audience&customers.