Why should I spend money on the web?
It is no argument that the world got a lot smaller with the advent of the web. The way information is processed and the way business is conducted has been redefined. There are companies thriving online and yet there are millions of companies that are completely unknown online. I am sure that it is quite possible that you are one of the companies lost in the abyss of the online world. So why should you spend your money to build a website or attempt to get noticed online? The reality is that the world is going online and if you are not there you are nowhere. You may be asking where do I start, or this is just so overwhelming and confusing so I am not even going to bother.
The truth is that being online is not so confusing and we will break it down for you. There are a few key things you should know about building your real estate online. I call it real estate because the online world only consists of 1’s and 0’s so giving it a tangible dimension will help you look at it in a better way.
What is the most important thing about selecting a property to start a business? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION and the reason is simple, the better the location the more traffic you will have. This in turn should create more interest in your product or service and generate revenue. The same is true for your online real estate.
First you build (design) a website; this website is a virtual version of your bricks and mortar business which should be consistent with all of your branding related to your business. Deciding the type of website to build can be very simple or difficult depending on size of budget, customization, e-commerce (online shopping), CRM management and many other tailored criteria. Website design can be built on many different platforms depending on applied use. Website design pricing is all over the map and design prices can vary from $50.00 to millions of dollars and for this reason many businesses have difficulties making final decisions on what company to choose for their website design. After all as I mentioned your website on the web is the same as your physical bricks and mortar business if you have one and a lot of care should be taken in the building (designing) of your website.
We look at your real needs and your budgets and we match you with a solution that works for you. If you have $500.00 to spend on a website, we will identify your main requirements for your website design and develop the site that works for you. Once you have found a comfort level on the web and have seen how the web can help your business you will continue to build your presence online and your online investment will grow as well. If you never rode a bike before would you buy the best bicycle on the market? Probably not, on the other hand if you were a large enterprise business would you invest in a $500.00 website? The reality is that some small local businesses may be fine with a $500.00 website design and through other marketing initiatives may see great success utilizing their website. There truly is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the web; it is based on your level of comfort, confidence and understanding.
Online videos are being watched and searched every day. Online videos are used to teach you something, to entertain you, to sell you, whatever the reason; online videos are a prevalent method used by businesses to help drive revenue. Creating an online video for your business may seem like an overwhelming task. Let me tell you, if you have very little time to focus on your major tasks for the business then trying to create a video to properly represent your business may be a very difficult task. It is important when creating an online video for your business that you have an idea about what you want to create along with some type of a story line to follow. Envision your online video through completion and try to come up with as much of the information as you can. This will help to reduce production costs for your online video. Your online video can be used to email to potential clients, share through social feeds on the web and embed on your own website. There are so many different types of online videos that you can make to create that point of difference between you and your competition.
The key is not that you personally are doing all of these things. They need to be treated as a part of your marketing initiatives. If you invest the time in your online marketing and follow the proven model to success, you will see your traffic increase and generate more revenue for your business.