Anyone who’s anyone in business these days knows how important it is to keep up with the times and make the most of any exposure you can get. The days of throwing together a Yellow Pages advertisement and crossing your fingers are gone. To gain credibility, you need your own online internet presence, your own professional website.
Don’t forget, you get what you pay for if you don’t have the ability or skill to create your own professional website.
While this is true and a professional website can mean the difference between success and failure, it’s better to have no website than to have one that is amateurish and unprofessional. It’s like hanging a neon sign on your lack of webmastering abilities. What’s worse is that it starts the old internal conversation in your client’s or customer’s mind “If the website is that bad, how’s the rest of the business operated?”.
You can find many website designing companies that advertise a quick fix, your website up and running in no time. You can get the raw skeleton of a website through templates where you add your own finishing touches. But, of course, you have to know what you are doinggo to this web-site.
As the business owner, you have inside information on your business, your services and your product. This puts you in a great position as far as establishing your own credibility. Contrary to what many would have you believe, customers and clients are getting more and more astute at figuring out who exactly knows what they are talking about, and who is riding on theoretical knowledge.
You share with your customers a language of understandings, words and phrases that are used within your particular niche market. If they show more than a passing interest in your business, they can quickly establish whether you know what you are talking about.
Establishing credibility, trust and security for your clients and customers is one of the paramount keys to successful business. Gaining their business is secondary to gaining their trust. As said before, you are better to not have a website than to have a poorly constructed one and, you are similarly setting yourself up for certain failure if your information is, at best, incorrect.
As with any enterprise, the more work you can do yourself toward your website, the easier it will be on your wallet. There’s an additional benefit too, because your input helps to make your website, and your business, unique – credibility strikes again!