Is your local business right for the internet? You might think that the web, more specifically your own website, offers few opportunities for businesses with a customer base clustered in a small geographic area. After all, the Web is "world wide"... a "global medium." And you would have been correct, up until recently.
Are Customers Finding Your Business First?
They would if your business had a website. Sure, some potential clients still use the Yellow Pages and other business directories. BUT, more and more your customers are using Google and other Internet search engines. It's easy and fast to do a search, find and buy, all from the comfort of home. Online shopping is now the number one way that consumers shop for goods and services.
By Now, Your Customer is On Someone Else's Website
Yes... If your local business is primarily driven by local clientele, the Yellow Pages is a still a good way to get found. But your competition is catching on to the Internet as a powerful marketing tool...
Typically most small businesses lose 20% of their clientele each year. These customers are increasingly harder and harder to replace. Especially if your business is local or your location is not quite ideal. Yet those very same customers still live close by. You just need to let them know how to find your business.
More and more people are doing an Internet search for goods and services. Even traditional local businesses like pizzerias and dentists are turning to the web to grow their local clientele.
Right Now, Your Customer is Shopping Online
Now, more than ever people use the Internet to find what they want. When that next customer goes searching for your product or service, are they going to find you? They would if you had an online presence. Think of it, you can pre-sell your customers before they even leave home. With all the competition out there will your local business survive?
Your Customers are leaving the yellow pages for Google and other Internet search engines. It is fast and easy to do a search for let's say: "Auto Parts in Detroit." If it can't be found quickly, they can widen their Internet search to "Auto Parts in Michigan."
Think of the Possibilities with Your Own Website.
With your own website you can create or deepen relationships with your customers, build trust, even run specials or offer coupons, like this one:
No doubt about it owning and operating a website can be a lot of work. Or it can be a lot simpler with Site Build It! The benefits far outweigh the consequences of not having a website. Without a web presence you have to rely on traditional advertising methods to grow your local business. That can become very expensive and time consuming as well as ineffective. Ouch!!!
Your Advertising Dollars Should Always Be Well Spent.
A single newspaper ad can cost between $25 and $2500 and then only run for 7 days. A website runs 24/7/365 and can operate for as little as a dollar a day.
A website also offers an opportunity to create multiple streams of income that traditional advertising just can't do. Never spend money on advertising again. Instead, make your website pay you to advertise. Yup...It's true, you can do that!
With your own website you can advertise globally (as well as locally) to people who are looking specifically for your goods and services. Not only can you reach millions of people, you can do it for free through Internet searches. To top that off your own website can help you grow your local business exponentially. Imagine a marketing tool that attracts pre-sold, ready to buy, qualified customers 24/7/365, year after year. You can't do that with a newspaper ad.
Just Made an Online Purchase...
On Somebody Else's Website.
Potential customers are seeking the kind of information that you are already an expert at. Online shoppers right now could be down the street at your competitors local business. With your own website those online shoppers could be your customers. Without a website... well, good luck.
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