How? Why? What? When will it be done?
What can a website do for my business?
With a little research and thought you can find hundreds of reasons why, however there are a few general statements that may help you realize your needs. First a website can reach millions of people across the world that you might not otherwise. Second, a website gives your customers the ability to view your products and services from the comfort of their own environment. No matter what type of business you are in, there are hundreds of ways to grow and make money from your website on the Internet.
Does it matter how the website looks as long as it works?
It sure does! When a visitor comes to your site, they will instantly perceive the quality of your services or products within the first few seconds. That first impression that a customer or potential customer has will come from the appearance and content of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing, easy to navigate and has the information that they are looking for. You are marketing yourself and your business to millions of people across the globe via the Internet and it is important that you show your best.
I don't think a website will do anything for me, is this true?
This is so untrue actually! Many people overlook the various products, services, or business processes that they can include on their website. Any communication or interactions that happen within your business can be made easier and more efficient by the use of the Internet and more specifically, your website. Your business will save money and time while appealing to to a much greater audience, the world.
I have heard that a website can be a place to help employees do their jobs
This is very true! While most businesses look at the Internet as an opportunity to expand their sales through traditional e-commerce ways, few people are aware of the opportunities of increasing efficiency and reducing expense by the use and content of their website. Placing business processes, especially those done daily, on the Internet is possible for all types of businesses.
So, how do you establish a strong presence on the Internet?
The four easy steps below will guide you in the direction to a professionally designed, developed and marketed Web site.
- Step One: Domain Name (URL) Registration - This is the address people will use to access your website (www.yourcompany.com). Once you have determined that the URL you wish to use is available, the cost to register a name through Webtrix is anywhere from $9.99 on up per year, depending on the domain suffix you choose(i.e. .com, .net, .org). A domain name needs to be renewed every year. Click here to learn more.
- Step Two: Design of the Web Site - This is where the look, feel, and content of the website are determined and created.
- Step Three: Web Hosting - This is basically where you rent space on a web server that is always connected to the Internet. Price will vary, depending on the amount of disk space and the amount of traffic that your website uses. Click here to learn more.
- Step Four: Marketing Your Web Site - You should be thinking about the marketing of your website as it is being designed. The content of the website needs to reflect the search terms you will want your site to appear under on search engines. Click here to learn more.