WebThinkFive is a full-service Consultation, Web Design and Web Host located in northwest Montana. We specialize in Content-Management-Systems, otherwise known as CMS, that are easily self maintained and popular with small businesses.
Our Consulting Services can help you decide what a dynamic web presence can do for your business. If you want your website to produce results WTF Design would like to help.
The Why of it:
All businesses need an Internet presence, regardless of how large or small the company is. We live in a world in which the majority of the public use the Internet to get the bulk of their information. If you are not marketing your business online, you are missing out on valuable visibility and possibly damaging your bottom line. Here are some reasons it is important to have an online presence.
Get Your Name out there
Many people won’t even know you exist if they don’t see you online. The days of looking for businesses in the Yellow Pages are long over. Most people looking for a restaurant, an auto repair shop or cleaning service, will search online.
Your company’s information will be out there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may not be available to answer calls at your office all the time, but the information that is available online can be accessed at anytime. Customers can quickly and easily find your address, phone number and hours of operation. Basic information about your services should be part of your online profile.
Creating a presence on social networks, helps you create name recognition, build your brand and gain the public’s trust. You can easily interact with your customers and raise their interest. Satisfied customers can simply post a link to your website or repost your most recent status update as a way of recommending your services. They can share your information with those in their social networks, which is the modern equivalent of “word of mouth” advertising.
An Internet presence will allow you the opportunity to reach people all over the world. There is no way a small business could afford anywhere near that level of saturation through print advertising! It opens up the possibilities for expanding your potential customer base by the millions.
So how do begin building an online presence? The first thing you need is a website. It is well worth the cost of paying a professional to handle this for you. Then set up accounts on social networking sites and start getting the word out.