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Why do small businesses need websites?

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Ashlesha Karande

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"Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself. "

- Liberace

 

Consumer’s buying behaviour trend is being changed and before buying any product it is first searched online and its review is checked before actually buying the product. It is estimated that 80 percent of small businesses do not have a website. Being active on social media for marketing is crucial in the times of online marketing. Having a professional website for your business will bring success to the business and it will have a place in the modern marketplace. 

 

  • Marketing:

 

Marketing:

 

In order to gain customers, you need to find out where the consumers go online looking for products. Having a digital marketing strategy will help in marketing of the content you made for your business, advertising it on various platforms and hence attracting many customers. Make sure the content you publish is not complex and will give a basic idea of what exactly your business is. Hire a digital marketing professional or a search engine optimization professional who will make sure your product reaches the right audience on the social media websites. There are many social media platforms, but you need to have a website as the consumer needs to go back to a place where detailed information regarding the services your business provides is available. With a website email marketing is also possible, send newsletters to the subscribers on a weekly basis.

 

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  • Easy Access:

 

Easy Access:

 

Having a website makes it easy for customers to find your business, read about it, and also you can answer questions asked online before buying products. Having a website gets you a place on search engines and anyone trying to find your company can just type the name of the company and visit your website. 

 

  • Website for sales:

 

Website for sales

 

To keep your company running, sales is very important and by having a website the opportunities to target a large number of customers is possible. Owning a website alone will definitely not bring paying customers, but with the help of search engine optimization, there is a probability of getting valid customers who will actually buy the product. And the sales person for the website is your content and how it is directing customer’s interest in the product or service provided.

 

Read:-How To Get More Website Traffic For Your Small Business

  • Credibility:

 

Credibility:

 

A website makes your business more credible and helps to give you a place in the marketplace. For a long lasting customer relationship, building trust is crucial and by having a website you are doing that. Because on this website you provide the goals, vision of business and represent the business and your brand. 

 

  • Web design:

 

Web design:

 

Making content as unique as possible with attractive designs, images related to your brands will give a good first impression of your business. The theme used should match with the content. Content must be informative and easily understood by visitors on a website.

 

For start you can make a website on WordPress, which is free and see how things work there and then try for other website building services if required. Making a website is not a hard task anymore, a wide variety of platforms are available for designing a website. 

 

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Ashlesha Karande

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