Many small business owners want to open up a business but have no clue where to start. They have an idea of the product or service that they want to provide, but what’s next? There are actually many things to consider, one being your website. Some wonder what are the benefits of having a website for my business? Here are some reasons why you need a website.
It’s necessary to have a website for your small business
In today’s world, the internet is king. Your small business needs a website simply because it’s necessary. There are so many features that a website has that you can offer your customers, and you don’t want to miss out on those opportunities. It’s also the first thing that most people turn to to find out more about your business. Their first stops will be your social media, google, which will lead them to your website. Almost every business is visible online, so you should be too.
Having a website for your small business gets you noticed
Want customers to know who you are? Your small business needs a website as a home to present who you are and who your business is and represents.
With the internet being at our fingertips, you are more likely to get discovered by potential customers all over the country, and even the world through your website. Your website can help you to get noticed by potential customers or clients that you didn’t even think of.
This is also a great way to get your products and services noticed, and out there for others to see. Including enticing descriptions, images, and even videos of your services or products is a great way to get yourself more sales and more customers/clients.
Another way to get noticed is through blogging. Many small business owners utilize blogs to inform their customers more about their products and services, or even to just share more knowledge to nurture their customers. Presenting your products and services through publishing multiple blog posts gets your content out there more and more which is more of a chance for you to get noticed.
Your small business can rank higher in search engines through your website
The information you add about your business through your website copy will contribute to your being visible on search engines. This is where the term SEO comes to play, which is search engine optimization. You can look it up to read more about it, but making sure you have good SEO within your website copy will better the chances of you showing up on search engines when your potential clients are looking up information about a product or service.
Some business owners choose to invest in not only a web designer but also a copywriter who will help them to write effective copy that includes good SEO. There are also web designers who also offer SEO optimization within their services and investment cost.
I use a content questionnaire that my clients complete that helps guide me in using effective website copy and SEO within their web design.
Your potential customers/ clients are looking for you online, so make it easy for them to find you
Again, most of your potential clients or customers’ first stop to find more information about a product or service that your business offers will be online in some format. You want to make sure it is as easy as possible for these customers or clients to find you. Make sure that you utilize all of the opportunities that you can (without becoming too overwhelmed). Start by choosing one social media platform to master, and you can gradually move on to more.
The first option is to of course have a website as a space for customers/clients to go to for finding out specific information about your business. Next, choose an online social platform to dive into to spread the word about your website or service. The chances of them finding you through google search may be slim at first, so you can maximize your chances by spreading the word through social media.
Choose a platform such as Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook to use to establish your business. As you meet and network with people there, you can redirect them to your website for more information.
So, does your small business need some form of a website?
Yes! It’s just the way of the world today. Having a website for your small business is necessary in today’s world, it can increase the chances of you getting noticed, help you rank higher in search engines (if you have good SEO), and offers multiple opportunities for potential customers or clients to find you.
Wanting more information on how having a website can grow your small business? Read this blog post.
Not sure where to start? I offer so many tips on my tiktok.
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What questions do you have about creating your website? Or what are the biggest things holding you back from starting?