10 Reasons you MUST have a website

Thinking about getting a website, but not REALLY sure why you need one? Well, then this blog article is for you.

Find below a list of reasons why a website is beneficial to your business:

  1. An online presence is incredibly important now-a-days. How many times have you taken a company name you have heard and either searched for it on Google or typed in the name into your web browser BEFORE phoning 1023 or looking in the Yellow Pages?
  2. Websites allow you to make information about your company / service / product available to the public. Having a website can save you time having to deal with phone calls. Your website can cover a lot of questions that a potential client may have e.g. where you are based, what your office hours are, who you must speak to about a particular service, information about your company / product(s) / service(s), etc
  3. Websites can help you increase your target market. Your website is up and running 24 hours a day allowing visitors from overseas to find your website and find your services / products while you sleep.
  4. Ecommerce Websites can increase your monthly / annual turnover. If you sell a particular product, implementing an online shop can increase your turnover by allowing customers to browse your product range online and buy online – customers don’t have to drive to your shop to buy your product(s).
  5. Websites can be a fantastic way of increasing your networking potential via newsletters and subscription based options.
  6. Websites allow your customers to communicate with you and you with your customers via the following:
    • Review or Feedback forms
    • Latest news facilities on the site that can assist clients can staying up to date with your company
    • FAQs
    • Polls
    • Website Forums
  7. Websites can be a great way of testing the waters with a new product / service before you spend heaps of money for media publications. By seeing how people react to a product, you can get an idea on how “in demand” or how popular your product / service is.
  8. Websites are far more cost-effective, long lasting and reliable than a number of other media options. Remember, a website runs 24 hours a day, 7 days week, 365 days a year for a small monthly fee and 1 initial setup fee. Weigh that up against a 1 page advert in a popular newspaper or magazine?
  9. Websites are an extension of your brand and certainly add a “Professional Aspec” to your business.
  10. Website is the perfect way to great a fabulous first impression.