In 2011, two out of three businesses in Australia didn't have a website. In this day and age, technology moves so fast it can be quite daunting if you've never been online before but nowadays, it's no excuse!

Development has come a long was since HTML and tables. Lots of clients laugh with relief when I tell them they need not know any code to be able to update their website. If they've used social media (and even if they haven't) they are capable of keeping their business information online and up to date.

So, why do you need to get online?
  • You're missing out on a national or global audience.
    With a website, you're able to communicate to people all over the world, at all times of the day. If you're looking to expand your customer base or increase sales, having an online 'shop front' allows you to let people know you have products to sell or services to provide without you having to come face to face with each one. You never know, you may find a niche market overseas!
  • Anyone, anytime, anywhere.
    A big advantage to being online is your business information and details about your products and services are available and accessible by anyone. By having online contact details, potential business can get in contact with you, whether you're at a computer or not. Instant connections. You can also feature your address and directions to store fronts which has become popular due to availability of GPS systems in smart phones. 
  • Publicity and advertising.
    You may think of the advantages of a website in terms of advertising and publicity. The costs of having a business website are very low. Affordable website design can start at a couple of hundred dollars which would include a basic design, a domain and good quality web hosting. The ongoing costs are minimal, but the return could be significant. You can advertise sales, special offers or even new products without having to go through printers, designers and advertising companies.
  • Future generations will lose you.
    If you plan on your business being around for the long haul, you should be aware that today's generation do not know anything but websites and being online. Internet is akin to electricity and hot water, and if you don't jump online, you'll struggle to be found.

And here comes the plug.
Elephas Design offers very simple solutions for micro to small businesses. Whether you offer a part time service or sell craft as a hobby, we can structure an affordable package that's easy to update and maintain. We even offer ongoing support so you're not left in the dark about what to do once the website is finished.
11/26/2015 10:29:00 am

Thank's for such helpful review! I'm going to start blogging, that's why I'm looking for such lifehacks. You're amazing writer, keep up working!

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