• Gaby Harris

If You Haven't Got a Website - NOW is the Time!

11 Benefits of having a website YOU control!

In an era of social media, sometimes business owners may think that having a website is unnecessary, but that couldn’t be further away from the truth.

However, it is incredibly important to have a “home base” from which all your social accounts can link back to. As a matter of fact: VeriSign found that 84% of surveyed customers said they believed a business with a website is more credible than one with only a social media page.

Here are eleven benefits of having a website for your small business, along with some ideas on how to get the most out of it:

1. Look Professional

Rather than just being the “corner shop” down the street, having a website gives the impression that you are serious, and ready to do business with all kinds of customers.

2. Own Your Name

Creating a site and buying a domain name ( helps stake your claim to your business’s name, and is a quick and easy way to improve your brand identity.

3. Improve SEO Rankings

When you search online through sites like Google, Bing, or Yahoo you will see a list of websites with answers to your request. There are SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tactics that you can apply to your company website to improve its rankings on those search engines. Not having a website makes it a lot more difficult for your company to rank and gain free traffic and sales from search engines.

6. Increase Leads From Online

Gaining visitors to your website is good, but gaining customers is even better! With a well-optimized website, you get your potential leads to call, sign up, or purchase a product from your company. You can turn your website into a leading salesperson for your company.

7. Develop A Mailing List

Once you have a website built, add a form for people to sign up for your mailing list. You now have an easily accessed database of potential customers to advertise to. According to one study, email marketing can be up to 40 times more effective in acquiring new customers than social media.

8. Tell Your Story

Having a webpage on your site dedicated to a section like “Company History” is a way to humanize your business. Research has shown that “feeling good” about a brand or business has the potential to increases purchases.

9. A 24/7/365 Showroom, For Everything

If you have a business that has limited floor space for your products, your problems can be solved with a website. You have virtually unlimited space to list all your products in as much detail as you want, and potential customers can read up on them at any time.

10. Easy To Create

Unlike the early days of the internet, you do not need to know computer code or HTML to make an impressive-looking website. For a very modest investment, web design companies are a “one-stop-shop” that can handle all the technical details for you. Most have a variety of customizable templates to choose from. Building a website is now very easy — and affordable.

11. Easy to Maintain and Update - saving you money that you could invest back into your business!

Here is where I can help. I will build your website in WIX then train you on how to update, edit and maintain it. It is completely within your control. No paying "maintenance fees" to the web developer anymore!

Contact Gaby Harris -- Gaby Web Design for a free quote on a website

for your business that YOU control. 603.493.9289

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