A GoDaddy survey (2019) revealed a majority (59 percent) of small businesses in Australia do not have a website. This number jumps to 65 percent for businesses located in regional areas. The top 3 reasons given for not having a website:
- Their business is too small (44 percent).
- It is too expensive to have a website (30 percent).
- They don’t have the time to build or manage one (17 percent).
These reasons are just not really true and should not be a reason to restrict the massive potential for business growth that is the internet! Your business is Never to small to have a digital presence, in fact, smaller businesses can gain the biggest improvement in accessing new clients via the web. Yes you can pay a large sum to get a website built, but not if you get me to build it. My website design costs are very low and extremely affordable for any business want to acquire more customers (starting at just $490). The only other costs associated with a website include hosting… $80/yr, domain name $10/yr + any updates you want to do (on my builds updating is easy and I will show you how), or I can update and maintain the site for you.
Its really easy, very affordable and EVERY business NEEDS to have a website! Just relying on social media is not enough nor is it a professional look. Customers that are ready to purchase are looking on search engines. Is Your Business being found?
The survey goes on to outline that many business owners say having a website:
- Provides a good means of receiving customer enquiries (59 percent).
- Opens up new business opportunities (58 percent).
- Means the business can be found on Google (56 percent).
The majority of businesses believe their website has had a significant commercial impact on their success.