1. Online Marketing
Data published in June 2008 showed that there are 250 million Internet users in the United States, 1.5 billion worldwide. So, one’s target customer and clientele would most likely be online. By making an effective website with reliable marketing strategy can definitely be a high-return-on investment to any company. Moreover, it is as versatile and responsive to your business.
2. Silent Salesman
One website can act as a silent salesman, when your business is closed and there is nobody to answer the phone. It will work on behalf of your business round the clock every day of the year and is accessible to anyone. And the best part of it is one would not worry about sick leave, maternity leave or ay other problems associated with being an employer.
3. Attract new leads and sales
One can share his or her company story and information, and establish one’s own credibility. One of the many reasons that a customer would like to check the website is to know the products and services. Background information about the company and products, testimonials from other customers, information about staff and management, and some helpful graphical information will all help promote one’s business. Through the website, customers, potential employees, business partners and even investors can quickly and easily find out more about the business and the products and services one has to offer. This is helpful not just to big business but to small business as well, that relies on local customer base. And if structured properly, it can attract new leads and ultimately sales to enhance the profits.
4. Brand creation and awareness
One can differentiate himself or herself and create authority with customers within the industry. The website can play a huge role in the creation or enhancement of one’s business brand and combined with social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook, to reach a whole new audience that cannot be reached by conventional marketing. One can get social and spread the ideas to others.
5. Autoresponder marketing
The site offers a great way to communicate with one’s existing customers and leads. A good autoresponder will allow one to build a relationship with the visitors. It develops relationships with people and other businesses that one never knew existed. Moreover, one can benefit from the engines bias to show local results, and take advantage of universal search’ ranking power. Most people now would search first on the internet of what they have in mind. One can save costs by answering frequently asked questions.
6. Return on your marketing investment
The return of investment by creating or having a website will provide very good return compare to other marketing promotions. In this generation, people would rather search in on the web rather than get their phonebooks.
As mentioned above, there are at least six reasons on why one has to build a website for his or her business. Even if one’s business is not selling anything online. It not only provides good service, creates a site to communicate effectively with your customers, it is also the best way to advertise and strategize for the success of one’s business.