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Website Hosting: Do I Need a Website for My Small Business?

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Website hosting: So you may be wondering, “I am just a small business, do I reeeeally need a website for my business?” Or, “I have come this far without a website, do I need it now?”

Whether you are a big, medium-sized, or small business, the truth is, you need a business website regardless.

Times are changing. Your competitors are adapting to new forms of technology to drive up their sales and keep up with the competition. Why not you? Here are the benefits you stand to gain by having a website for your business.

1. Having a website for your business shows some level of professionalism

Do you know 84% of consumers think websites make a business more credible? Think about that.

2. Times have changed and technology has evolved

Yes, times have changed, especially since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many more businesses are operating primarily digitally than before. No physical locations, just a great online presence. There are millions more people looking for you online today than in the last 5 to10 years.

Research shows that there are over five billion searches on Google per day. Of these, you can be sure a large number of them are looking for the kinds of products and services you offer. And if you’re not there, how on earth will they find you?

3. A website acts as a runway for your business

Having a website helps you showcase your products and services to your clients/potential prospects. You get to show them what they stand to gain by simply working with you.

Have you ever tried to make a cold call to a prospective client and they said they were busy? Well, think about this. Clients who find you online will do so when they are browsing in their own free time. This means that they will probably be more ready to reach out to you directly via phone or email – when they actually have the time to speak to you. They will be more receptive to your sales pitch than if you called them out of the blue (cold call).

4. Social media reach is not guaranteed

You have little control over what you post on social media. There are so many terms and conditions you have to adhere to regarding what you post on social media. Some businesses/brands have spent and invested in growing their brands via social media, only to wake up one day and find their pages have been closed/suspended for breaching certain platform rules.

If you are the kind of business owner that thinks social media presence is enough for your business, you are standing on sinking sand. While social media can help grow your brand, you honestly should not rely on it as a sole marketing platform. There are many business owners or decision-makers who are not active social media users. They are less likely to find you this way.

5. Getting a website is way cheaper than being left behind

Anyone who tells you that you do not need a website is misleading you. By listening to them, you are giving your competitors an added advantage over you.

It is not a question of whether you need a website but rather why you do not have one already!

If you don’t have a website, here’s the good news.

  1. We offer reliable and affordable domain hosting: We can register and host your domain for you starting from as little as $5 per year. Simple sign-up process online here.
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