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Do I need a website for my small business?

Do I need a website for my small business?

Depending on the business, you may not need a website for your small business. However, with so much of our lives being online, not having a website will mean you are losing out on potential customers and the opportunity to grow your brand.

In this post, we will go over if you need a website. Plus many of the questions you will have if you are thinking about starting up a website for your small business.

Do I need a website?

Yes, with so many small businesses around, having a website is a necessity. If you are trying to sell on Esty, eBay or freelancing sites for small business services. A website will help develop your brand and be a place you can send customers and clients to for more information. Alongside building trust between your small business and your target audience.

 

How much does a website cost for a small business?

You can get a website for free, so there is almost no excuse not to have one. Both Wix and Squarespace offer free websites, sometimes with free hosting too. But if you can get a website for free, why would you pay your hard-earned cash for a website for your small business? With most of these free website builders, you can’t have a custom domain, or if you can, it will look more like websitebuild.io/yourbrandname123456, which will look unprofessional.

The features you get with these freebie websites are limited. You are unable to add custom code to personalise your website to look better than the run of mill templates offered. Also, you will be on a basic hosting package, along with many other websites, which will only handle low traffic to your site and may not be as reliable as some of the better hosting companies out there. A fully custom site developed from scratch can cost £1000’s, and is not viable for most small businesses, especially at the start when cash flow can be tight.

eGravitas can offer you a small business website from £99/pm. This includes the initial building of your small business website, hosting,  and ongoing edits which gives you everything you need. Go on, click the button to find out more…

Can I design a website myself?

Anyone has the potential to purchase a domain name, set up hosting and build a website. There are so many tutorials online, including YouTube videos on “how to build a website”.

Depending on your current knowledge, it could take anywhere from 1 to 6 months to learn what you need to know and then put in many hours to refine your website to get it perfect.

There is only one question – Do you have time to learn and design a website that will have the functionality and look that you want? Would that time be better spent on your business, where your true expertise is?

Where to build a cheap website?

As we have mentioned, Wix and Squarespace are cheap and sometimes free places to build a website and great for beginners.

WordPress is much better if you want more control over your overall design, and they even offer free and cheap solutions. There are even some great themes out there you can get for free or buy if you aren’t fluent with HTML and CSS code.

With a quick Google search, you can find hundreds of other companies offering these services.

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That’s right! If you’re a freelancer or small business, eGravitas will design, develop and manage your brand-new website for only £99 per month. This includes hosting on our eco-friendly server, SSL certificate, uploading blogs, changing content, updating prices/deals of your product or service and so on. Serious value for money! To get started, please book a virtual meeting with Jed Marshall by clicking the button below. See you there!