If you run your own small business then you’ve probably wondered if it’s worth getting your self a business website. It does come at an added business expense but is having a website for your small business really worth it? I personally feel that a business website is really important so here we are going to discover why you need a website for your small business.
Why you need a website for your small business
Running your own business is a really great way to make a living for yourself. It can suit so many different people and lifestyles as you can more or less choose when and where to work every day. From busy boss mums who want to work around their families to those in employment looking for an escape from the every day 9 to 5 grind. Whatever your reason for running your own business, you’ve probably considered branching out with a business website.
Creating a website for your small business is a great way to gain more customers and work. But if you are not particularly tech savvy, building your own website may sound really daunting. If that is the case then you’ve probably considered paying for someone else to build you your desired website for you. If so then there are some great reasonably priced companies out there that can build some awesome responsive websites to suit your requirements.
What will having a website bring to my small business?
If you have been running your own business for a while then you will most likely understand that you sometimes need to speculate to accumulate. Yes, an awesome looking website may come as an added expense but it is so worth it with what you will get back.
In this day and age everyone is online. Everyone googles everything these days. And if someone wants to find a local business or service then the chances are they are heading to google as their first port of call. When they google search for your product or service in the local area and your business or website doesn’t pop up your actually turning customers away. I think I speak for most business owners when I say, you don’t want to turn a single customer away.
Sending customers to your website for more information
Does your small business get asked the same questions over and over again by your customers? Have you ever thought it might be handy to have a source of information to refer your customers to if they ask a question and you’re too busy to answer fully? This is where a website really can help you. You could design a FAQ’s page with all the questions you get regularly asked.
Other website page ideas include a ‘general price list’ page and a ‘services you offer’ page. You might also like to consider writing a weekly blog around the topic of your business. You could link all of this into your social media channels and refer people from Facebook to your website as well.
This is a collaborative post.