02 May Why you need a website?
You’ve been told many times that you need a website. But WHY exactly?
Best. Question. Ever. Here’s 8 reasons why you need a website.
1. It makes your business searchable
Imagine a customer receives a brochure from you, or read about your adverts in newspaper and wanting to know more about your business, what will she do? Google it. She’ll first google your company name. Not there? Ok, let’s try the product name – she might end up going to your competitors’ website, and bought from one of them.
2. It gives your business credibility
When I do research online, first thing I’ll look for is the official website before I turn to Facebook, forums, etc. for additional info. I don’t feel good working with a company without a website. Website indeed helps in improving customer confidence and boost your corporate image. Facebook won’t cut it, not even close.
3. It connects your business to the world
When you have a website, your business is practically connected to the whole world wide web. You will receive enquiries from all over the world, which opens up endless possibilities for your business. Don’t ever think that your business is hyper local and you can’t get global. We’ve had a customer who runs a service office business sold his franchise to an Indonesian investor, all because of his professionally done website.
4. It opens 24/7, 365 days a year.
An above average website with CMS (content management system) generally costs about RM4,000 and people think it is expensive. But think again, a website is like a customer service executive that never sleeps – works around the clock 24/7/365 to answer questions from everyone about your business, helps you convert interested prospects into customers.
5. It is the cheapest marketing channel
Yes it is. A website built by Tribeup generally costs you RM3,800 and above, and it comes with FREE maintenance for 24 months that usually cost RM150/month. Which means, you’ll have a website guaranteed up and running for 2 years, working around the clock 24/7/365 as your most important online marketing channel. Seriously, with only RM158/month – what can you do for marketing purpose?
It is inevitable that as long as you’re running a business, you need a website – a mobile friendly website to be exact. 67% of Malaysian are online, that’s about 17,000,000 Malaysian – 94% of them searches online before they make a purchase decision. That’s Malaysia alone, how about the 2.92 billion online population worldwide that you can showcase your business to?
Trust me, you must have a website.