Why you should have a website?
If you do a Google Search for, “why do you need a website”, as of today, it returned About 3,880,000,000 results.. Oh ,My,God!
If you have any kind of product or service, the answer is probably yes, so we will waste no time on this one.
Because the internet is so incredibly powerful, and unlimited as to what you have available to you, it can be information overload.
The best quote I ever heard, that makes this point perfectly, is, quote, “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant” a quote by Mitchell Kapor.
The typical scenario when someone is trying to make the transition to going online, is they research it to death, and get so much information, they can’t take that first step.
Here is the best thing you can do to get started.
The only thing you need to do immediately, is decide what you want to call yourself online, like www.pirate stuff.com. Once you find a domain that is available, buy it immediately! If you change your mind, or come up with something better later, fine! You can have as many of these as you want, all pointing to the same site. Also, no matter what else you do, this will be the foundation of everything else you will need, and it does not matter if you do the work yourself or hire someone.
One place I use for this is Go daddy, because they are usually the cheapest, and I like their tech support, but use anybody you want, it does not matter!
If you are not sure what you would need, or do with a website, here are a few things to consider.
It’s the most affordable way for you to tell people who you are, and what you do.
It’s where people will be looking for your product, or service.
It’s the best place for you to answer your customers, or visitors, most often asked questions.
And finally, you can be sure, if you have any competition, they will, most certainly, have a web presence!
More about taking those first “Baby Steps” here