“If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business” -Bill Gates
If you are a business owner, chances are that you are wondering if you really need a website for your business, or if your business can really benefit from having a professional website. Well, at Dabre Marketing we believe that if your business is not on the internet, your business will be out of business, just like Bill Gates said a few years ago. In this article, we present you with 7 reasons why your business needs a website and the great benefits of having a professional business website.
#1 – Business Credibility
Having a professional website will not only make your business look good, it will also give you the credibility that your business needs. As a matter of fact, some suppliers and banks required business owners to have a professional website if they want to sell their products or when they ask for a loan. Depending on your type of business, some potential clients will ask you for your website to see your work and if you don’t have one… the chances are you will lose the client.
A nice-looking professional website will inspire confidence in your future clients and will help them make the decision of buying your product or hiring your services.
#2 – It Works for you 24/7
When your business has a professional website, it works for you 24/7. Potential clients can access your website during the night, early in the morning, or Sundays before going to bed. You don’t have to be there answering questions to your future clients, your website does everything for you. It’s almost like hiring a salesman that works for you 24/7 and, best of all, you don’t have to pay him a salary or a commission.
Not only that, if you have a product to sell online, you can have an e-commerce website and receive purchases while you are out having fun with your family or resting at home.
#3 – Bigger Target Audience
With a professional website, you can target a bigger audience. Nowadays, more than 75% of the U.S. population accessed the internet daily, and a great percentage of these people are looking for a product you sell or a service you offer. With a professional website, you can target people that live 2 or 3 hours away from you, or even target people on the other side of the world if that’s what your business needs.
#4 – Saves You Money
Are you tired of those magazine ads that cost you a lot and never work? With a professional website, you can forget about printed ads and focus on your website. You don’t even need to send postcards to your clients anymore, you can send them an e-mail with a link to your website.
Furthermore, if you have a product to sell, you can have an e-commerce website and sell your products online. This will help you save money on rent by allowing you to run your business from the comfort of your home.
#5 – Customer Support
If your customers have any questions about your services, they can go to your website and get the answer to those questions. All you need to do is add a FAQ page to your website. This will help you reduce your phone calls and increase your productivity.
#6 – Showcase Your Recent Work
With a professional website, you can showcase your most recent work and make it available to potential future clients without even talking to them. You only need to add some nice pictures of your most recent projects to your website. This will make the decision of hiring you, a very easy one.
#7 – Google & Search Engines
You can have a Facebook business profile, a Yelp business profile, and a Twitter account, but if you don’t have a website, everything is useless. More than 50% of Google searches result in a purchase or store/office visits. If you don’t have a website, you are missing all these potential sales.
These are only 7 reasons why your business needs a professional website. If you would like to talk more about these and other benefits of having a website, please give us a call at 714.798.4670 or send us an e-mail to email@example.com with your contact information and one of our representatives will contact you.