Without a doubt, to compete in today’s market you need a strong presence ONLINE. Regardless of whether or not your website results in major online sales, many people will begin by checking out your website before they will step foot in your brick and mortar business. We are not just talking about increasing your social media reach. We are talking about your total reach: website, social, branding, marketing - everything.
According to recent studies, the average consumer will consult 10.4 sources before visiting a store or to make an online purchase. And for the first time EVER, digital ad spend will surpass traditional marketing efforts. Before you begin trying to amp up your online presence on social media alone, realize that everything will eventually point to your website. Having a strong website is key - AND it can be very affordable.
This is where VisionAmp comes into the picture. Your picture.
VisionAmp Marketing Inc. is an award-winning web design, branding, and marketing agency headquartered in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Since 2007, VisionAmp Marketing has helped hundreds of businesses grow and acquire more customers by building attractive and relevant websites. We are pros at gathering intelligence from data, then leveraging that data to create effective websites and marketing campaigns. At VisionAmp, we take great pride in being transparent, affordable and ridiculously good at what we do.
With that in mind, here are six reasons we feel you need a website:
First impressions are important. Fifty-seven percent of people won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed website or mobile site. Does your website have that “wow” factor? Does it have that legitimate, professional look? Having a website that is professionally designed from top to bottom is definitely the way to go. Many templates for the DIY individual tend to be bland and same ole same ole. If your site isn’t attractive, nearly 9 out of 10 consumers are less likely to return after a bad experience or bad impression online.
2. FIND WALDO
If you’ve ever tried to “Find Waldo” with your kids, you know how frustrating it can be. In the same light, your website does not need to be a “Where’s Waldo” experience for those who are looking for you. YOU NEED TO BE DISCOVERABLE in search engine results (SEO). Did you realize that 93% of online experiences start with a search engine. And nearly half of these searches are for local businesses. If your website is “SEO” optimized, consumers will be able to find and connect with your business.
Regardless of the quality of your website, you are throwing your business out there 24/7/365. For richer or poorer, for better or worse. When you lock the front door and go home for the evening, your store is not closed if you are online. You want a website that works for you around the clock. Just because your staff goes home, you can still remain open for business. Contacts can still be gathered, information can be shared, products can be sold. You can actually give potential customers a sense of what it feels like to be in your physical location!
Americans spend, on average, 23.6 hours online each week and nearly 5 hours every day on their mobile devices. If you want to be open during the times when most people are spending their extra time, your website needs to be built the right way, right away! Your website is your digital business card!
This one almost goes without saying - but we have to say it: “If you build it, they will come.” The majority of the websites that we have launched have seen immediate growth once they go online. 100% of these small business owners we have worked with will recommend that your business have a website. Your growth will also be based on how fresh your content is. If you just build it and leave it, it can die. For anything to grow it has to be fed. VisionAmp designs our websites to where you can have backdoor access to upload, change, edit, keeping it updated as needed!
Your website is the best place to brand your company. Again, it’s out there 24/7/365 and it is like a never-ending billboard directing people to your door! You can communicate your vocabulary, your look, your feel - basically EVERYTHING about your business to the online viewer. Your website paints the picture of your business.
6. YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE
Did you realize that your competition already has a website? While 36 percent of small businesses don’t have their own website, 64 percent of them do. If you don’t have a website you are simply handing some, if not much, of your business to your competition without realizing it. Stay competitive! Give your competition something to talk about!
With so many options out there, why throw chance at having the best website possible? Really stand out in the digital era by focusing on providing the best website you can afford. VisionAmp Web Design is a full-service company providing a wide range of services, including building amazing websites, and helping businesses build their overall brand and their targeted clientele. VisionAmp specializes in building high quality, custom websites designed to capture and convert the leads your business wants to attract. Over the years, VisionAmp has helped numerous businesses improve their branding, services, and overall reach by designing powerful websites which are proven to work.
To view examples, check out our portfolio where you will see a wide range of websites that we have built from the ground up. From lawn companies to universities, we make it happen. We are extremely proud of the web designs we have created over the years. Now is the time! Give us a call or come see us today!