Get your own website
Its a lot easier and cheaper than you may think
Why You Need a Website
If you have a business or want an online presence for your services, social media is not enough you need a real website. It's more than a great marketing tool it is a must-have.
Your Website is:
- Where people find you, interact & hire or buy your services or products.
- How you reach potential customers, they will find you using, social media, search engines and directory listings.
- The first thing anyone will look for when researching you or your business.
- How customers access your information, find directions to your business and view any upcoming news or events.
Your potential customer will pick a rival that has one. and not having a website can alienate your current clients.
Yet worldwide 60% of small businesses still do not have a website!
Cost, time and difficulty are the main reasons businesses give for not having a website, we are changing that.
No budget then see our post: How to get a totally free website
Why You Need a Website
For blogs & personal use:
Social media is restrictive, controlling and, as many have found out, can shut you down, suspend and delete your accounts at a whim.
Never mind the rules, they make them and interpret them their own way. Social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc... have their own agendas and if they don't like what you are posting your gone.
You need the security and control of having your own online space, something you can build anyway you choose and post what you want without conforming to the rules of some megacorp.
Many ordinary people belive they don't have a budget to build and maintain a website, or lack the technical skills to do so will choose one of the 'free' website builders like Wix or squarespace.
These are not as free as they seem as your are tied to their domain, if you want to expand your website you have to pay for extras.
This is why we recommend using WordPress.org the free open source content management system (CMS) invented to allow everybody to get online and today powers 35% of the entire internet.
It's very easy to use and so powerful that companies like Disney, Vogue, Sony and Microsoft use it, even Facebook use it for their company website.
A WordPress website is totally unrestricted as it is owned and controlled by you, so you need your own domain name and hosting plan and everything else is free.