Why Do I Need A Website?
“The Internet is one of the first places a person will go to get information about a product or service before they buy”
In the past, when your customers were looking for a product or service, their easiest option would be to pull out the Yellow Pages to search for a business in their area that provided the product or service they were in need of. They normally supplied a name and phone number, address and maybe a graphic with a list of services and/or products.
With the Internet today, that same customer can go to a search engine such as Google, Facebook or a directory site and be presented with a list of businesses that fit their needs, with links to their web pages, apps or social media pages. Those pages are loaded with information such as product information, location map, a phone number or even a shopping cart which allows the customer to order products and services online, all without ever having to leave the house or office.
Perhaps you have a “service” oriented business such as a restaurant, catering business or function facility that’s already doing well and you’re wondering why you should burden yourself with the added expense of a website. Simply put, not having a website is like the old way of not having a listing in your local Yellow Pages. Even if your best business comes from word-of-mouth, your potential customers will want to check you out. A well-designed, professional website can give you added visibility and credibility. Additionally, the cost of maintaining a website is probably the most cost-effective advertising you’ll ever do.
I need a website, what do I do now?
First, you need to decide what information you would like to offer on your site. This can be as brief as one page describing who you are, where you are, what you do, and how to contact you, or it can be as comprehensive as you wish. You can include as many pages as you like describing your products and services or offering information you feel is relative to the needs of your customers and the general public.
You need someone to design your website for you. That’s us! We take your information and pictures, brochures, or other graphics and combine them to make attractive, readable, professional pages.
Next, you need to have someplace to publish your pages so they can be accessed. This is called a “Hosting.” We offer Web hosting services which are fast and reliable with servers dedicated strictly to website hosting, as well as excellent service and support, all at a reasonable price. See hosting packages.
The next step is to choose a domain name which is just an address to your website – ie. www.yourbusinessname.com.au
Once your website is designed and up and running, there will be maintenance. You may want to add or update pages and add new features. For a small hourly fee, we will take care of your site and see that it is kept up to date and that all elements are working together properly.
All you need to do now is contact us for a written estimate on your website requirements.
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