Reason #1 – Online brochure
Companies spend millions creating paper flyers ( door hangers, brochure, etc ) and distributing them. By having a website you can skip that cost entirely. Your potential customers can find out about you’r business and any of your products or services online. If you get most of your business through networking and personal connections, then they will want to check out your website.
Reason #2 – More customers
More than 3 billion people use the internet, and some 79% of those have purchased something, or contacted a company, online in the last 12 months. So by not having a website, you will be missing out on a big chunk of the pie.
Reason #3 – Business value
Have you tried getting a business loan recently? It’s not easy, without having a online reputation its almost impossible. In the bank, underwriting, or just about anywhere they will “Google” Ya to see if you exist. Without a website, you’r business doesn’t.
Reason #4 – Influence
By having a website potentially thousands to millions of people are going to see it. You are able to influence people’s decisions and educate them, on products and services.
Reason #5 – Time to show off
You know that great feeling you get when people recognize your work? Well, by having a website you can show off what you do and take pride in your work. Show off your best skills, ideas, products, meals, or what ever is it You do.
Reason #6 – Helps with business goals
That’s right! When it comes to writing the content for your website you are going to revisit things about your business that you haven’t in years.
Reason #7 – Low barriers of entry
Ever wanted to start a business? Well, now you can do it with virtual space. There are many companies that don’t have a brick and mortar store at all, completely online. E-Commerce business is taking up almost half of all shopping, say actually say up to 80% off all purchases are online.
Reason #8 – 24 hours per day
Your website runs 24/7 without any supervision or need to lock it up. You can always be there for your customers. Reach more potential customers daily, by having information or products for sale all day.
Reason #9 – Communication with customers
By having a blog or even just a feed on your website, you can update customers on your newest offers, products, promotions, events, photos, or any other content.
Reason #10 – Marketing
The internet has opened up a ton of marketing that didn’t exist before. Your website can attract new business by using a whole ton of different techniques.
Reason #11 – Customer support
You can greatly reduce the cost of customer support by have a ticketing system, or even just an FAQ on your website.
Reason #12 – Email@mywebsite.com
I know there are other ways to do this, but by having a website you can have your own email firstname.lastname@example.org.It is more professional and easier to remember. I know you love your email@example.com , but it doesn’t really resonate with customers easily.
Reason #13 – Press releases
I know that sounds a bit far out, but it is true. You can run really cheap press releases online about your business, but to do it you will require a website.
Reason #14 – Stick it to the man
The best answer to “Why do I need a website?” would be that you can stick it to the man. It is the easiest way to quit your job and earn a living. There are tons of people making millions online now all from their home.
Reason #15 – Any topic or hobby will do
Do you love electronics? How about dance, alternative ballet, photography, holidays, Kit-Kats, cars, skateboards, science or dogs? Well, then you have a business idea just waiting to happen. The internet has room for an unlimited number of niche blogs that can attract traffic and revenue. Just pick something you love and start writing about it. Practice, get better, get traffic, and start making money.
Reason# 16 – Connect with fellow web masters
On a little side note, if you own a website you get to call yourself a ‘web master’. Pretty cool! But reason #16 for ‘why I need a website’ is that you can easily make new business and personal connections with other website owners. This can lead to extra streams of income for you!