The truth is even though we are surrounded by the Internet every day many small businesses do not have a website. If you are one of them please read on and remember it’ s never too late. For any business, no matter how small, to have a website is crucial and it’s the cheapest form of advertising. A website will give your business an unfair advantage over those businesses who are still stalling.
Waiting for your for your third cousin or your next door neighbor to build a website for you? Guess what, you will be waiting for a long time, there isn’t much in it for them so they will take their sweet time if that time will ever come.
You don’t have the money to pay for expensive web design? Well, that is understandable, not too many small business owners can afford to have a website built by a professional firm. I talked to a medium size web design firm the other day and they would not even take on a client for anything less then $10,000. Granted that included a year of internet web marketing also.
You don’t want to design your own website? You just don’t have the time or the expertise to do it. You are right down scared and confused about it. But if this is the only solution to get on the web then why not just jump into it. Did you know how to ride a bicycle all your life? No, but you got the hang of it quickly once you tried it. Also maybe that third cousin will help out once you start…
All these fears and probably more are keeping you from generating more business and establishing your business online. Meantime your competition is getting on the web and getting your leads. I think you want the opposite to happen, right?
How is your website going to help you get leads? Here are just a few things that you can do:
- Attach it to your Yellow pages ad
- Advertize on your local free classifieds (Craig’s list, Kijiji, etc) Make sure you re-submit your ad often
- List it on your local directories and on your trade directories
- Use it on all your correspondence (email signature, business cards, letterhead, etc)
Get more leads, get ahead of your competition and build a website for your small business today.