Why Every Business Should Have A Website
What Is A Website?
A website is a collection of related web based pages and multimedia content all held under one single domain.
There are many reasons you may want a website, whether it be for personal or business use, they have many positive attributes to them. I will highlight some of these during this post.
This number rises every single second by tens at a time!
The FIRST EVER Website…
- The first-ever website (info.cern.ch) was published on August 6, 1991 by British physicist Tim Berners-Lee while at CERN, in Switzerland.  On April 30, 1993 CERN made World Wide Web (“W3” for short) technology available on a royalty-free basis to the public domain, allowing the Web to flourish. (Source: http://www.internetlivestats.com/total-number-of-websites/#curious)
The irony is, you are reading this information from, (you guessed it), A WEBSITE!
I am not sure how you stumbled across my website, but I will take this time to say thanks for checking it out. You are appreciated and I hope you get value.
‘First Impressions Are Everything’
Not every business has a website, but one of the main reasons they should is that there are currently 3,619,074,686 Internet users in the world right now.
If they had have a website, that is 3,619,074,686 potential extra customers…
(Of course, they would not all be interested in just one businesses product or offer, but with numbers like that, it doesn’t take a genius to know it would certainly help.)
If a car sales garage, had ZERO cars on the forecourt, do you think they would give a good impression of what they sold?
If an artist kept all their art behind closed doors, do you think they would sell many paintings?
It wouldn’t give either cases the best chance of publicity of their products or services that’s for sure.
Why then, would you choose not to have a website where you can inexpensively show the world what you have to offer???
A website is the perfect opportunity to give your audience a POSITIVE FIRST IMPRESSION.
Always make sure your website is relevant, professional and user-friendly.
If a person is to have a bad experience on your site, they may never come back…
Something that is very important, is to show off your brand, make it clear who you are and what you do.
Imagine you handed out business cards with nothing on them…
That is like having a business with no website.
Does that sound a bit extreme?
Today, more than ever! People instantly check businesses and people out online to find out more.
A website does not need to take months, or cost a fortune. You could have just one page that represents you and your business, maybe just have a contact form. At least that way you can share it with others and they can contact you about your services or products.
Having a website allows you to influence the people that look up to you and your company, they can interact and suddenly feel a part of your company without the need to visit the physical location or meet up with you as the owner.
Suddenly you are now open for information 24 HOURS of the day 7 DAYS A WEEK!
One of the great things about having your own website, is that now you can have a professional looking email address, that reflects your business name. (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Believe me, this builds massive trust when sending out emails to your audience.
With the internet only getting bigger, now is the time to get a grasp of that online presence.
You will thank yourself later.
I have covered some crucial reasons to why ones business could benefit from their own website.
There are so many more we could cover, but this needs to also be a planned choice that makes you step back and think, ‘YES, I NEED TO MAXIMIZE MY BUSINESS POTENTIAL’.
If you are sat there thinking it is too late to get a website, think again.
Even if you don’t have a business, that passion or hobby you have now, could even turn into an income just by telling others about what you do. Blogging is a great way to express yourself online and it comes with huge potential to make money.
Not feeling confident about the whole building a business?…
There are plenty of people out there that build websites for a reasonable fee.
Well, I hope I have left you enough to think about.
If you have read this and you DO have a website, firstly, WELL DONE. Also, If you need help or want to chat about other ways to get the most from your site, get in touch.
As always, I am here to help anyone who wants a helping hand in the world of digital marketing and self development.
Go beyond ‘normal’, start making positive changes today to maximize your success tomorrow.
Your Friend & Online Mentor,