YES you need a website! Here are 5 reasons why:
1. Credibility - 85% of customers search the web before making a decision or a purchase.
Your small business will gain credibility by having a website. Without a website, your potential customers will go to your competitors that have one. And if your site looks homemade, your potential customers will think that you, like your website, are unprofessional, or amateur. Having a professionally designed website inspires confidence in potential customers. This is particularly beneficial for home-based businesses, or businesses that do not have a store front.
2. Saves money - websites are cheaper than ads
Think maintaining a website is expensive or unaffordable? Think again! We pride ourselves on being affordable - our packages start at only $100 for a professional website designed specifically for you. Trust us, that is CHEAP! If you choose to maintain it yourself, which we will show you how to do, then your monthly maintenance costs can be as low as $0! Paying for ads in your local paper will cost more and be less effective.
3. Accessibility - websites are open 24/7!
Potential customers are able to view your products and services, place an order, or send you a message through your website at any time! No need to miss a potential customer's call because you were busy. No need for a potential customer to have to wait for business hours to ask about your services. Get customers while you sleep!
4. Saves you time
Providing information to your customers takes time, whether it’s on the phone, face-to-face, by email, or posting ads. With an online catalogue, 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!
5. Showcase your work
No matter what type of business you’re in, a website is a great place to showcase your work. By including a portfolio or an image gallery, as well as testimonials about your work, you can demonstrate what makes your business unique, and why potential customers should work with you.
Use WordPress to manage your web content. If you plan to update your content on a regular basis consider a content managed site. Most web host providers offer some form of content management software that allows you to easily and quickly update your own content. We use WordPress which can easily be customized to suit your needs and is very easy to use.