Three reasons why your business needs a website
When I offer my web design and web development services to the businesses, the first question I always ask is whether a business owner has already got a website. If the answer is negative, I usually ask for a person who is responsible for such things.
It’s already 2012 and you would never believe there are businesses that don’t run their personal websites. However, there are quite a few of independent businesses that could already have had a website if they thought it was important for them.
However, I strongly believe that a business that offers certain services or products needs a virtual presence on the web. The amount of people who read newspapers and magazines steadily declines. All the conventional ways to advertise things are not as effective as they’ve been in the past. Today people spend more time online, shopping, looking for stuff, a place to go, things to do, etc. Any information can easily be accessed via a website. E-commercial websites make it possible to purchase items directly from the web without leaving your home.
There are many many reasons why your website needs a website, but I’d like to put an emphasis on the big three.
1) Affordable way to advertise products round-the-clock. That’s one of the biggest reasons. A website is a sort of a billboard that is going to be on expose 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at very reasonable prices. But the best part of advertising through the website is email. All the emails you are going to send will contain your name and your business name in the address. That’s going to look professional and convincing.
2) Control your costs. A good idea is to provide a coupon on a site for the following reasons: at first, it encourages Internet users to visit your website more often and at second, it helps to bring more traffic to the site. By controlling a coupon like this, you will definitely save your money. You wouldn’t have to invest in a printer, postage, newspaper or a magazine ad. If your customers need a coupon, they can print it themselves on the own printing devices. Besides, people tend to share the links with their friends and relatives, so here’s another effective, quick and, what’ more important, free way to advertise your products. If you set an automated store, you will be able to sell items round-the-clock smoothly and stress-free.
3) Google. By now, the way to find the needed information has greatly changed, mostly because of Google. The Google search engine has become the third most visited website without any conventional advertising. If you need to describe potential of the Internet, just mention Google. There are billions of websites on the Internet and Google has reached the third position by word of mouth. That’s really amazing! I’m not saying that you’re guaranteed to achieve such results, but still, a great and professionally designed website will not only save you money but also MAKE you money, that’s for sure!