More than half of all small businesses do not have a website. We have seen a number of small businesses pop up around Utah, only to see them fail within the first two years. One of the things that often set a small business apart from their neighbor is their website. You need a website as it is one of the first places people will go to learn about your company. If you do not care about growing your business or starting to make a mark in your industry, by all means, enjoy the no website land. However, with technology constantly pushing people to their devices, the time has never been more important than now to create an effective website. Here are five reasons why a website is absolutely critical to your business.
Reason # 1: It Provides a Face to Your Business
When you are talking to other business owners, they almost always tell you about their website. Your website is the foundation of all your marketing efforts. This is your salesman that is ready to sell 24/7. The website is indexed by the search engines and hundreds of other websites to provide you with an online presence. When people are searching for local businesses more than 88% of them will start with the search engines and reading reviews before considering your business. If you do not have an online presence, you are missing a large demographic.
Reason # 2: Customer Service
A website is the place to send people for more information. A good website will have a lot of content. Content is KING when it comes to Google, but it is also KING when it comes to providing effective customer service. When you take the time to create large FAQ pages and blogs, it helps to answer pressing customer questions.
Reason # 3: It is Cost-Effective
It doesn’t cost a fortune to create an appealing website. The cost of building a website is hardly anything when it comes to attracting a new client. In fact, experts estimate the cost of a website is 1/10th that of all other marketing expenses combined to acquire new business.
Reason # 4: Branded Marketing Works
One of the other reasons why we prefer using a website is how it helps a business to integrate all aspects of marketing. You can have traditional marketing work with digital marketing, creating a smooth brand across the board. Customers will be able to find you online and can recognize your brand easily if you are in local trade shows and events.
Reason # 5: Remaining Relevant
If you want to stay competitive in today’s world, you need to get ready and create a website. Your competition already has one and you’d better be prepared to deal with a significant disadvantage if you do not have one.
At Performance Driven Marketing, we help businesses of all sizes to remain relevant and competitive in their industries. We have been able to create custom websites for a variety of niche markets. If you do not have a website, or you have an outdated website that needs a facelift, give us a call today 801.326.0582