|Reason #1 – Online brochure
Your potential customers can find out about you and any of your products online.
Reason #2 – More customers
More than 2.4 billion people use the internet daily, and 90% of those have
contacted a company, online.
Reason #3 – Business value
Tried getting a business loan recently?
If the bank manager asks for your website, you better have one.
Reason #4 – Influence
Thousands of people are going to see it. You will influence/educate them.
Reason #5 – You can show off
Showcase what you do and the pride you take in your work.
Reason #6 – Helps with business goals
It is likely you will reassess your business goals.
Reason #7 – Your website runs 24/7
You can always be there for your customers.
Reason #8 – Communication...
You can update customers on the newest offers, products and promotions.
Reason #9 – Marketing
Your website can attract new business by using low cost marketing techniques.
Reason #10 – Customer support
You can reduce the cost of customer support by having FAQ on your website.
Reason #11 – Press releases
You can run really cheap press releases online about your business, but it will
require a website.
Reason #12 – Beat the big guys
Having a website with a solid strategy behind it can give you an advantage over
the big guys.
Reason #13 – Instant credibility
By having a well structured website you can foster instant credibility with
Reason #14 - Gives you an unfair advantage
Build a “WOW” website and it gives the impression that you are the one to
do business with.
|Why do you need a website?
What to look for when you hire a web designer
If you’re looking to hire a web designer, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed.
There are millions of websites advertising their design services – how do you
make sure you don’t get scammed or end up with a designer who doesn't care?
Several clients have told me that "They don’t know what questions to ask
when talking with potential designers."
If you understood this stuff, you wouldn't need to hire someone!
Armed with a little information about the qualities you should look for, you’ll be
able to find a web designer who can meet your needs without losing your mind in
|Things to consider
Websites are not a one-time cost. You can’t make a million
dollars on the internet (or even a few hundred dollars) without certain
ongoing expenses. Websites have to be kept up to date, especially
if they require third party plugins or software to function. Your
designer may offer maintenance services or may be able to refer you
to someone who does, or you can opt to learn how to maintain your
Is the designer available if I need revisions or changes? What
are the costs?
When you hire a web designer, you are hiring him/her for a project as
defined in your contract (if there’s no contract, run away screaming).
That doesn’t mean the designer is obligated to provide free services
for life. Find out ahead of time what costs you’ll incur if you need
changes or new layouts down the road, and keep in mind that rates
do change over time – the ballpark rates a designer gives you in 2015
will not be the same if you contact him/her in 2018.
The benefit to working with Gene Pennell web design is you
have a combination of an Illustrator and Graphic Designer
along with access to his extensive experience in Website Marketing or
"How to make money online"
The real value Gene Pennell web design offers is the cost savings
as we do not have to "farm out" any work you may need.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-370-3302
We have designed business websites in the
United States and Canada since 2003
(Devils Lake Website Design, North Dakota Website Design)
|How does a website work?
|Scroll down to view a few design samples