It’s been reported that around 50% of small business don’t have a website. We think this is quite a shocking statistic. YourSimpleSite has helped loads of small business owners to launch their website so we know the huge positive impact it can have.

If you’re a small business owner and you don’t have a website, here’s the top 5 reasons why we think you need one.

Even if you don’t believe us, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, agrees…

1. It’s like having a top sales person working for you

Imagine having a sales person that delivers a perfect pitch to prospect customers every time. They say the right things to take your prospects on a journey to becoming your customer. That’s what a website is.

You create the perfect sales pitch that you know works. Then you unleash it onto the world to showcase your business and get leads, enquiries and new customers flooding into your business.

And best of all…A website costs a lot less than hiring a top sales person. (More on this a bit later).

2. Your business is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Websites don’t sleep. They don’t get sick. They don’t take holidays. They’re always there, working for you all day, every day.

You never again need to have a closed sign on your business. People can access your business and become your customer anytime of day (or night). Let them check out your business when they want to, when it’s convenient for them.

3. People expect you to have a website

Read these 2 quotes…

‘…data from the research suggests 62% of customers will stop considering a small business if they can’t find information about it online’.

And

‘48% of consumers surveyed said they would stop considering buying from a business if it did not have a website’.

Source: www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/seo/small-businesses-websites-seo/

These quotes say it all. A lot of people won’t even consider using your business if you don’t have a website.

Think about your own activity online. If you do a Google search and see results like these, which would interest you most?

Would you pick up the phone and call the ones without a website? Or, would you click through to the ones with websites and see if they fit your needs?

Another question to ask yourself here is…Do your competitors have a website?

It doesn’t matter what the answer is, because if it’s ‘Yes’, then you need a website too. You don’t want to be left behind by your competitors do you? If the answer is ‘No’, even better. This is your chance to the competitive edge and attract more people to your business.

4. Show up on Google search results

Google is such a big part of modern life. There’s even a verb for it in the Oxford English Dictionary…

Googling (verb) The act of researching things on Google.com

Here’s a couple of facts…

  • Google has 90.46% of the search engine market share worldwide
  • Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day

Source: www.seotribunal.com/blog/google-stats-and-facts/

So, having a website for your business showing up on Google is so important.

The great news is, there are loads of things you can do to achieve this without spending any money.

5. Websites are very quick, easy and inexpensive

We hear loads of reasons why business owners don’t have a website. Things like…

  • They’re expensive, I can’t afford one
  • They take too much time and effort
  • I don’t know anything about them

None of these are reasons. They’re excuses and none of them are valid.

First, websites are very quick and easy. You can make your own website in just a few minutes using a website builder like YourSimpleSite. You’re guided through the whole process of creating your website and launching it live to the internet.

Also, they’re not expensive. You can definitely afford one…

You shouldn’t see a website as a cost. They’re there to make you money and can have a huge impact on your business, your profits and your life.

This now poses the question; can you afford to NOT have a website?

Hopefully, you can see that having a website is really important.

We’ve created a free guide: How To Make A Website: The Complete (But Simple) Guide

It walks you step-by-step through the whole process of making an amazing website that will flood your business with leads, enquiries and new customers. It’s our proven blueprint that’s been used by loads of other businesses to create their website.