Top 6 Reasons Why You Need A Website For Your Business
You have probably visited many websites today and just online again reading this article. This is very simple, almost everybody is now online. Even more, let me inform you that there are over 2.4 billion active users online and at least about 90% of them have been engaged in one thing or the other in the last 12 months. As a result, I am writing to show you the reasons why you need a website for your business because internet is a great place to market any type of business you are into likewise showcasing your skills and talents.
Many have purchased online, download songs, read articles, join social media, apply for jobs, internet banking and many more. If you have a business you are running or have some set of skills that needs documenting, I am sure you cannot afford to miss out out on these big piece of pie.
Top 6 Reasons Why You Need A Website For Your Business
#1. It is very cheap to have one
First of all, most people still think that having a website is luxurious and very expensive, that was in the past. Certainly, having a website is easily affordable to any business that is willing to have one. There are 3 things you need to know about having a website; You need a domain, web design and hosting.
Firstly you need a domain. A Domain is the name of your website, this can be your business name example is Costumix.com or GreatAmazing.com, If you have an existing business you can use the name of your business. Depending on your country of residence and the domain extension you want to buy e.g .COM or .UK or.IN or .CA. You can buy some domain names for as low as $0.99 per year but I always recommend a .COM (about $9 a year) particularly if your business operates beyond your local country.
The second thing you will need is someone to build the website for you if you do not know how. If you have knowledge of building website, you can purchase a beautiful theme from Envato, otherwise there are people out there that can build a website for as low as $200. If I have time I can help you out or visit fiverr or freelance for help.
Above all, your website will not operate until it is hosted by a server. Hosting servers enable your website to show to people all around the world. You can get hosting for as little as $4 a month. Companies like Bluehost, Hostgator are good for hosting. And you can try others hosts like Bluehost and Namecheap
#2. Business value
Yes, having a website is more professional. It shows that you mean business and will give you a competitive advantage. When you meet new people or potential new customers, if you begin the conversation with your website name gives you some sort of trust and engage them more in a conversation. The perceived value of your business will be higher in people’s eye. You will receive instant credibility if you ever have to talk to anybody about your brand or business or marketing of your brand. You can easily educate people and as well influence their decision as they go through your website over and over at their convenient time rather than having to visit your office or be with you on the phone always. Your website represents you everywhere even when you are sleeping.
#3. Your email address
firstname.lastname@example.org. One of the main advantage of having a website is that you can have your own branded email address. For example, a website like extratopics.com, can have email addresses like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and even using register staffs names like email@example.com. This add more value to your business rather than trading using Gmail account, Yahoo mail and any other public domain. You will agree with me that firstname.lastname@example.org is much more professional than having email@example.com.
#4. Open 24 Hours A day
With a website, your business is always open. Either you are sleeping, driving, eating or on holiday, a website is always there for your customer. You even get the advantages of targeting customers from different time zones for different part of the world if your brand is for international audience. You can have ticket supports, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and instant chat set up where you can engage with every visitor to your website.
#5. Online Profile
Website gives you that opportunity to create an online business profile. Easily you can create pages like About Us, Our Services, Contact information, Opening hours, Reviews and Testimonies. For business owners like photographers, event planners, decorators, you can have a gallery page to showcase your skills and past projects. You can as well communicate your new products, projects, ideas, promotions and events by just putting in on your website and/or sending email to notify your subscribers. When you meet people all you need to do is tell them to check your website out. This can increase your brand awareness as those people can easily share with their friends and family easily, compare to just business cards or your visiting your physical address.
#6. Climate Change
You can make big impact saving our planet if you reduce the number of printing in your business. Traditionally, companies creates thousands of pages of their business catalogs and print hundreds of copies to hand over to their clients, trade partners and customers. They even print vouchers, receipts and manuals. Your online presence also allows people to just visit your website and not your physical site, this will help to reduce the carbon footprint and also reduce traffic on the road.
These are my top 6 reasons why you need a website for your business. If you need any help or require more information, please drop your message in the comment section below or contact Extra Topics