If you have a small business or you’re just getting your business started, it might not be in your budget to spend thousands on a website. The truth is, you don’t have to. There are some options for creating affordable websites for small businesses that will get you the attention you need without breaking the bank.
Can’t afford a website? Actually, you can’t afford NOT to have a website. Your customers aren’t looking for you in the phone book or classified ads anymore, they’re using their phones. To get found by potential customers, you have to get your company listed where people are looking… on the web.
Professional and affordable websites for small business
Do you want to compete with the large companies? The best way to do that is to get more customers with a professional website, listing with search engines and social engagement on Facebook, Foursquare and Yelp.
Your time is valuable and you should be spending it building your business rather than trying to learn HTML or how to use a website builder. A professional web developer will make you a website, get it online and list it with the search engines.
Having even a basic website will help you compete with the larger companies and get more customers to your location. As your business grows, your website can too.
If someone at your business is a little tech-savvy, you might want to consider GoDaddy Website builder to build your website. This seems like a very affordable option (as low as $8.99/month). However, you also want to think about your time and payroll costs. If you have an employee who makes $7.25/hour and they spend 4 hours a month updating your website, you’re paying $37.99/month plus payroll taxes.
This isn’t a bad option, if you have the time to do it. The website builder is fairly simple to use and will, at least, get your business online. Make sure you read this article about Search Engine Optimization to get the most out of your website.
Don’t have a budget?
The bottom line is, I want your small business to succeed. That’s the reason I started this website and offer free advice. If you simply have no money to spend on a website, please read this article about free advertising and the article I wrote about advertising without a website. Then, Like us on Facebook to see future articles.