The chances are excellent that your business has a website. However, according to this Inc Magazine article, over half of all small businesses don’t have a website. If your business doesn’t have a website, fill out this form, email me, or call me today and get a business website! Having a business website is VITAL to your business success!
I’ll say it another way. Having a website for your business is essential to growing your business. According to this Census.gov article, over 80% of all households own a computer of some kind, whether it is to a desktop computer, a laptop, or a mobile computer such as a smartphone. No matter what business you are in, I will bet that your target market is somewhere in the “83% of the US population” bracket. If your business doesn’t have a website, you are already behind in the business game.
Why You Need A Website You Are Proud Of
You see, if you don’t have a website you are proud of, you probably don’t have a business you are proud of. If you don’t have a business you are proud of, you don’t talk about it much. If you don’t talk about your business much, you are probably are in a sales slump- and sales is what makes a business successful. Having a website you are proud of can help your business results.
Reason #1: You Will Talk About Your Website More
If you have a website you are proud of, you will tell the teller at the bank. You will tell the cashier at the store. You will also tell your customers and prospective customers. If you tell more people about your website, you will get more business. Even if you complain about your website designer’s bill, you will get people to visit your website to see what you are complaining about. For example, if I build an ecommerce website for you, more traffic equals more business. More business equals more sales and more sales equals more money for you!
Reason #2: You Will Want More People to See Your Website
When you want more people to see your website, you will send more people to your site. You will put better keywords in your content. Then, your search results will improve on search engines like Google. You might even advertise your site on Adwords, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Then more people will see your website!
Reason #3: Your Friends Will Talk About Your Website More
First, you will tell your friends about your website more. When your friends see your website (that you are proud of), they will talk about it more. When your friends talk about your site, they are talking about your business. That is called “word-of-mouth” advertising. When you have “word-of-mouth” about your website, you get more traffic and more business.
Reason #4: Your Business Results Improve
When your business results improve, you make more money. When you make more money, you get rid of small problems. When small problems go away, like paying the apartment rent on time, you get bigger problems, like paying for the oil change in the Lamborghini! I’m sure that you will agree that you want bigger problems that better business results bring!
How To Have Website You Can Be Proud Of
You could build your website. Let’s face it. The Internet has made the “do-it-yourself” movement a lot more attractive. Thanks to YouTube, you can find a video on how-to do almost anything. I’m not complaining. When I want to learn something new, I spend a lot of time researching on Youtube. A lot of business owners have “do-it-yourself” websites. WordPress is also a great platform that makes this a lot easier. I love WordPress. There are a lot of very successful businesses that use WordPress for their website. As a designer, I use WordPress constantly. This site is even a WordPress website.
But are you a web designer? I spend a lot of time updating my websites and the websites of my clients. Under most circumstances, it takes me very little time to make changes. Why? Because I’m a web designer. It’s what I do.
Do you spend more time updating your website, writing blog posts, and making sure your website is in compliance with Federal laws? Yes, there are federal laws governing how companies market on the Internet and your website is considered marketing. I became aware of the new laws and Federal governance monitoring commerce from the FTC that came in January 2009. Why? Because I have to stay on top of topics like this. It’s what I do as a web designer.
Do you know what these laws are? Is your attorney tired of taking your phone calls on website compliance? This costs you time you could spend marketing your business and making money.
Here is your solution.
Hire Me As Your Professional Web Designer
As a website designer, I am proud of all of the sites I own. I work on them until they are just the way I want them. My websites are more functional than flashy. My websites are built for mobile responsiveness. For example, if you are reading this page on your smartphone, you can call me simply by clicking on this link. Or email me by clicking on this link. If you aren’t up on industry trends, you are unaware that 70% of all search engine traffic is from mobile devices these days. If your website isn’t a mobile responsive website, you are missing out on a lot of traffic, and possibly, a lot of business.
And you’re right. I’m biased. I am a professional web designer, website designer, whatever you want to call me. I can install a WordPress theme like anyone can. But I got started when the Internet was just gaining popularity. What does this mean? It means that I learned to write website code, such as HTML, CSS, and PHP. And what does this mean? This means that I can customize your website to make it look just like you want it. If you want to make changes to your WordPress theme, I can take care of that for you.
Another reason to hire a professional web designer is because I save you time. People often have a false idea of which is more important, time or money. People often think that money is more important. The reality is that money can be earned again. Time cannot. Wasting time means wasting opportunities to grow your business. Missed opportunities equals lost money. Hiring me as your website designer can save you time, help you get into the marketplace faster, and get more business. More business means more money, right?
Let’s say you own an antiques business. Are you looking to sell your antiques online? You need an ecommerce website. I can build that ecommerce website for you and have you making money with it as soon as you start marketing your ecommerce website. The best ecommerce website builder is a professional web designer.