Your small business is up and running, you have a shop or you run the business from your home! Now its time to expand your reach and build up your business to gain more customers and increase revenue! I have found this awesome video that will show you how to design a small business (your niche!) website, using WordPress in under 30 Seconds! And it’s free!
It’s super easy to follow, with step by step guidance, and even the most novice of web designers (including myself!) can do it!
Why does your small business need a website design?
Before we get into building a website, (video below!) let’s quickly look at some of the benefits creating your own website can have on your business, regardless of what your niche is!
YOUR WEBSITE WILL HELP YOU GAIN CREDIBILITY
Having a website means that someone looking to get in touch with you, or do a bit of research on your business before approaching you in person, has some form of introduction to your business. They can come to your website and see what your business is all about without giving you a call or trawling through Facebook reviews to find out about you. It also means you have more control over how you want your business portrayed, especially for home-based businesses, your website is essentially your storefront. And customers can find out more about you and your business.
If you don’t have a website, the worst case scenario would be a potential customer finding someone online that does have a website and choose to engage their services instead. This is a direct loss of business for you. With so much business competition out there, including children clothes designers, jewelry makers and artist, what sets you apart from the competition? Could it be your website?
YOUR WEBSITE IS ALWAYS OPEN AND CAN REACH A WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE
Unlike a traditional store front of bricks and mortar, your website is always open to anyone in the world with internet access! So while you’re asleep, you could be making sales from America, while you drop the kids to school, you could be making sales from Spain, and while you go out for dinner, you could be making sales from Africa! Sales, sales, sales that’s what business is about, and why you are doing it right?
So whether your business offers tangible goods, or provides service solution to someones problem, your website will mean your business is always open to attract potential leads which will increase revenue. Your website can also be set up to make appointments, take sales or allow customers to sign up to newsletters, even when you aren’t actually at your desk, office or workbench.
Your website is always open, and always working for you! The most reliable and efficient employee a business owner could hope for!
YOUR WEBSITE CAN SHOWCASE ALL YOUR WORK AND CREATE YOUR BRAND
Customers are going to want to see your work, and being proud of what your create, your website will allow you to show them.
If you are a hairdresser, you can showcase the cuts and colours you have mastered on various clients, if you are a cafe owner, you can showcase your current menu and latte art, and if you create handmade products you can show customers your current range and stock you previously created.
By having a website you control your content, and are able to show the very best of what you have to offer your clients and customers. This will be your way of creating your own intangible brand!
You are going to need a domain name for your website, and if you need one of these, check out my article here about 3/4 way down the page to see how you can go about it!
But if you already have a domain name, you’re all set for the next step!
Why use WordPress?
Back when the internet started, creating a website would take forever! Your basically needed a computer programming degree, be pretty good with photo shopping, and have expensive software and the most current computer, just to design a basic website.
Then in 2003 WordPress was founded, and it took all the technical aspects of web design and created an online community of over a million people with access to 10,000 website developers, streamlining the ability to build a website.
WordPress had its glitches though, and could at times be difficult for even the most accomplished webmasters to install in an efficient time, so then Wealthy Affiliate came along, and created WordPress Express, which is what the below video steps you through to create your own website.
WordPress Express is the most efficient and technical free way to build a website, and is designed so that everyone can build a website in under 30 seconds! (It’s how I built my website you’re currently on, and although I didn’t time how long it too me, it was super easy to do following the video below.)
Where to get your small business WordPress website design for FREE!!
5 minute from now you can be creating a beautiful website for your business, which can open up a world of unexplored reach for you. This can allow sales to occur from anywhere in the world and boost your business substantially. All you have to do is follow these 2 easy steps to get your website creation underway:
1. Sign up to a Wealthy Affiliate Starter Account for free here!
2. Go and build your WordPress website!
It’s that easy!!
Building a website can actually be really fun, and the video shows you how easy it is to do. So go get creative and reap the benefits of what a website can do for your small business. And please post a link of your website below. I’d love to see it, and I would love to experience what your business has to offer the world. If you know of someone that also needs to create a website, please also feel free to share this post with them!