Yes, if you have a business, you should have a website. Period. No question. Without a doubt. In fact, every online and offline business must have its own website.
Two out of three Australian small businesses don’t have a website…
Consumers are increasingly comfortable buying goods online yet Australian businesses are lagging behind the trend, according to research by the MYOB Business Monitor that found 65 percent of businesses don’t have a website.
“We’re witnessing a major shift in Australian buyer behaviour from in-store tyre-kicking to savvy online bargain hunters. The market is changing and we encourage business owners to act to make the most of the new conditions, because their competitors are no longer just in their local area,” said CEO of MYOB, Tim Reed.
The findings also revealed that businesses established for more than 10 years are less likely to have a website (25%) than maturing (32%) or new (36%) businesses.
He said over Christmas more shoppers went online and the strong Aussie dollar made purchasing from overseas sources more attractive, while the rapid uptake of smartphones is also increasing the volume of search traffic to providers of goods and services with websites.
But for a small business juggling a range of different priorities, is having a website built really worth the investment of time and money?
According the survey findings, the short answer is: yes.
Thirty percent of businesses with a website reported their revenue had increased in the past 12 months, compared with 23% of businesses without a website.
Not news to you? Possibly not – nearly half (44%) of businesses surveyed agree that they would sell more and get more work if they used the internet better for marketing.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to find yourself a web developer and get cracking. email me firstname.lastname@example.org
The how much and how long question is one that is impossible to answer. The true answer is “as long as it takes”.
All the information about creating a website and managing it is easily and freely available on the internet. In a short time, you can easily understand every aspect of setting up your website. Or if you cannot set up the website on your own, you can hire us.
There are obviously some costs to starting a website like:
- Domain name – This is the actual name of you site
- Web hosting – Your site needs to be stored somewhere so people all over the world can access it.
Should you want us to build one for you, below are some samples of our work. We don’t have oodles of time so this isn’t the most upto date page.
Some Examples of our work: