10 Reasons Why You Need A Professional Website
We live in a world where people search in Google before they shop, visit online review sites before they buy, consume their services, and "check-in" via Facebook as they go about their days. Because of this, you want your first impression to be the best it can be.
1. First Impressions Count
Let's face it. We live in a world where people search in Google before they shop, visit online review sites before they buy, consume their services, and "check-in" via Facebook as they go about their days. Because of this, you want your first impression to be the best it can be. Beginning with your website, consumers are passing judgment and making decisions about whether or not they will even visit your store, restaurant or office. They are likely to dismiss you entirely, as well, should they believe your website does not reflect the kind of experience your business - or a business like yours - should offer.
2. Your business will gain credibility
Today, more and more consumers use the internet to search for the products or services they need. Your business will gain credibility by having a website. Without one, potential customers will go to your competitors. If you already have a website but it is "home-made", having it professionally redesigned will offer your business with a professional image which will inspire even greater confidence. For home-based businesses, this is particularly beneficial since you do not have a store front to promote your products or services.
3. A website saves you money
As a business owner, you probably think you cannot afford a professional website, but you cannot afford NOT to. Although the cost of designing a website varies, once it is up and running, a website for a small business generally costs under $100 a month. Compared with the cost of a newspaper ad, when you consider the potential market you can reach with a website, it is a very cost-effective way to promote your business.
Having a website and online presence strategy allows you to market your business online. There are lots of marketing strategies you can use to advertise and market your business. All online marketing strategies have been proven to be effective. Which ones you choose depends on the type of business you are in. Speak to us to see which are best for your business
5. Always can keep your customers informed
Think of your website as being your online brochure or catalog. It is much easier and quicker to update information about your products and services on your website than in print material, making it an effective way of letting your customers know about the arrival of new products, upcoming events, special promotions, or any new services you now offer. Unlike print ads which quickly become outdated, your website can provide current information and news.
6. Your business will always be accessible (even when you are sleeping)
A website is available to both your regular and potential customers 24/7 hours 365 days providing them with the convenience of reviewing your products and services when your store or office is closed. With today’s busy lifestyles, this is a great selling point when making a purchase decision.
7. A website makes it possible to target a wide market
Whether you provide products or services, your website will provide an alternative location to sell them. As a retailer, an (e-Commerce) website is a great place to sell your products to a wider market; even services can be made available globally. Do not think you will be able to sell your products or services online? Do not forget, even cars and houses are sold online!
8. It provides a platform on which to showcase your work
No matter what type of business you are in, a website is a great place to showcase your work. By including a portfolio or image gallery, as well as testimonials about your work, you can demonstrate what makes your business unique.
9. A website saves you time
Giving information to your customers takes time, whether it is on the phone, face-to-face, in a brochure, or in emails. With an online catalog, you can provide lots of information about your products and services. Once your website is up and running, it is available to your customers indefinitely, saving you time. And what is time? Time is money!
10. Bottom line
It is imperative for every business to have a website. The more professional your website is, the more advantages you can gain. Feel free to let us know your thoughts by commenting on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/webde...
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