Why you need a website for your business.
If you don’t have a website you’re missing out!
Everyone knows these days that without a website you are hurting your business. It’s not like the old days where we would grab our local newspaper and check the classifieds or come home to check our mailbox to find the latest junk mail. Who advertises their business in the mail these days? Your cost for print and have no way of targeting the right audience for your business. You’re just throwing money down the drain.
Everyone uses technology these days. Phones, computers, tablets we even got smart tv’s that you can order your products from. Just in the recent 5 years, phones have more users on them than computers when it comes to looking to buy a product online. Around 80% of online shoppers are buying from their smartphones. You may be thinking “ok that’s a lot of people” and it is.
Here are my top 5 reasons why you need a website.
A website makes you look professional.
More than 80% of businesses have a website, it gives your potential clients a look at what you can do for them and what you have done for others. This shows the credibility and trust that you are the one for the job.
Not only that, but also having a website gives you your own domain and place to visit online. Your customers can contact you directly at your website address. It’s like having a physical address but online.
Your website can bring in new customers with Google Search
When expanding your business, you want ways to bring in more clients to your door, right? That’s where Google comes to play. Every day there is over 1 trillion searches on Google alone. These people are searching for plumbers, auto repairmen, products like a vacuum cleaner, food the list goes on.
Instead of having to hire salespeople you can build a website and start to rank it in Google and bring in customers automatically. (Mind you it takes a little bit of effort at the start) Once your site is well optimized and is aged your business will start to attract targeted customers.
Create an Online Store or showcase your services
Being able to show your potential customers what you sell without having to physically set them all up on shelves or having to have a brick and mortar business is one of the best advantages of having a website.
You can showcase all your products or services within a few pages. The client gets to see all the information about your products or services straight up without having to pick up the phone. With a few clicks of a button, they can order directly on your website and pay on the spot.
Testimonials and Reviews
I have to say this is one of the best reasons why you should have a website. Showcasing the work, you have completed or the product you have sold and getting a very satisfied customer is one of the best feelings in the world. Why not showcase it? You can ask for people to leave a review or testimonial about how they loved your service or product. This gives your business huge credibility when it comes to trust. I recommend having at least 5+ reviews and include images of the product or service you provided to that customer.
These are just some of the reasons why you should have a website today. When starting a new business having a website should be your first step. It’s the gateway to bringing in more customers locally and worldwide.