I want to sell my fine art photography online and also offer my training services for photographers (videos,books,workshops, etc). In trying to build a brand would it be best to have 2 separate sites or can I tastefully combine both as 1? In regards to SEO Does it matter if I have two different customer types & businesses on 1 site (people that buy pictures & people that want to make pictures)?
1) No. It should be 2 different pages.
You can find a lot of examples among 2-sides advertising and marketing platforms which use 2 different buttons for each proposition.
For example for ad platforms:
- For advertisers;
- For Publishers.
So you can use similar approach. Just choose one of them:
- add services to nav bar of the main page;
- or add 2 buttons with bright CTA on page.
in your case:
- For buyers;
- For photographers.
2) In terms of SEO...
My personal advice - never think about SEO.
- Good product;
- Good content;
- Right user experience.
If everything is good, it generates huge positive behavioral factors which impact search engines.
2 value propositions on the same page is a bad user experience. So it's bad for SEO too, because it has worse conversions.
Think in terms of people, not in terms of algorithms and machines.