A website is like a business card. You don’t actually need it and it doesn’t really do you any good, but if you don’t have it people think you’re weird. None of the people reading this are going to send me any money, though I bet some of you buy some of my stuff in stores and at conventions. But if I met you at a convention and said that I don’t have a website, you would react with horror. You would be aghast. You would think that I was some sort of anti-future terrorist.
Yet my yearly sales from my website are two or three powers of ten smaller than the other outlets.