As a small business owner or tradesman you’ve probably often been told that you should get your own website.
Your friends have told you how you should get your own website and reap the benefits from getting online, but you’re not quite sure what those benefits are.
The truth is that there are so many benefits of having a website that you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one years ago. Here are our favourite benefits to getting a website for small businesses and tradesmen:
1) Save time and money
Is your dream anything like ours? To have more time and money to do the things you really want to do in life? Getting a website means you could be saving both time and money that you could be spending on enjoying life. Why waste time on the phone buying some expensive advertising when you could be generating greater sales at a fraction of the cost with a website?
If you’re in the business of selling products, you could save on the cost and hassle of getting a physical store by selling those products online. Or you could use your website’s email account to save time on the phone or in meetings.
2) Be where your customers can find you
Your customers are all online. They are no longer using the phonebook to find small businesses or to hire tradesmen and professionals. They’re doing it all on the web, using search engines such as Google and Bing to find services or businesses just like yours.
Get your own website that comes up on the first page of search results when people search for key words and phrases relating to your business, and more customers will find your business online.
3) Go anywhere with a mobile website
Not only will they be able to find you online if you get your own website, but your customers will be able to take your business with them wherever they happen to be. With a mobile friendly website, your customers can access your website on their smartphones and tablet devices.
That means your customers will always be able to get in touch with you, hire your services or order your products any time, any place in any way that suits them.
4) Expand your business, organically.
Getting a website is a great way to expand your business. In some cases, you may eliminate the need for a physical location, being able to sell more products to more people in more towns and cities.
When you do need a physical location, or when you can only cater for your local area, your business can still expand and grow when you get a website. Having an online presence with key words targeting your local area means you’ll be able to reach, engage and do business with more local people than you ever could before.
5) Get somebody else to do all the hard work.
The best thing about getting a website of course, is that you don’t need any technical knowledge or web design expertise to get your own website.
AlphaCloud handle everything from designing and hosting your website to making sure it turns up in search results, promoting your website through social media and everything you could ever need to run a successful online business.
Are you a small business owner or tradesman?
Do you want to start reaping the benefits of getting your own website? Contact AlphaCloud today and let’s talk about you could generate more sales with an attractive, effective and affordable website.