Congratulation, you finely decided to upgrade your business with a website. This is really important step which can take your business to a new level structurally and financially.
. Well built and properly advertised website can bring you hundreds of new customers who wouldn't have heard about your business otherwise.
. Most of people do not search for services on yellow pages no more but open Google , Yahoo, MSN, etc. Therefore your presence on the net is a very important strategy to earn new clients.
. Website is your face when it comes to clients who arrive to you via the net. If your website is well built, even if you are a small business owner, clients will be more willing to work with you.
How that we understand the importance of a good, reliable website for a business, let's go over some basic steps to make sure your website will be a success story:
Determine your budget:
Website building can cost you nothing or cost you thousands of dollars. I think that the best site is the one which benefit will excel its cost. Therefore every business owner must determine his appropriate budget .
Some companies offer absolutely free websites. There are some advantages and some disadvantages in such a website. The first and the biggest advantage is the zero cost. If your website turns out useless , you don't lose any money. The main disadvantages of free websites are usually the limited storage space (which means you can't build a large website) and limited bandwidth (if many users enter your site at once, it might become slow or even unavailable).
If you have a large sum of money to put on your web site, you may go to a custom Web Design firm. They will usually offer you two or three unique design sketches which they embed in their Content Management System and a directions about how to enter your content into it. The problem about this option is it's high cost.
There is no second chance to create a first impression:
Design is naturally one of the most important aspects in website success. Website design must represent your business as a prosperous, impressive and trustworthy therefore there is no place to disregard it.
In order to be found in search engines and attract serious visitors you must fill your website with high quality content. We suggest you enter information about yourself , your business and products. Professional articles and further information from your field of interest might add more value to the website and present you as an expert in your field.
Keeping in touch:
Once you have earned clients you better keep in touch with them. There are number of fast and cost effective ways to do so:
1 .By mail. Today spam mail is a felony, but once a customer signed up at your website and gave his agreement to receive your e-mails, you should keep in touch with him , informing him about new products, services and sales.
2 . By SMS. If your business is very dynamic you might use the SMS technology to keep in touch with your clients at real time.
3. Keep in touch with your clients by blogs and forums where you can offer them technical support