Building Power WebsitesTM
So you want a website...
With your own Power Website you're open for business all day, every day!
No matter where you are or what you're doing - even while you're sleeping or gone on vacation your online website or electronic storefont can receive orders and help you make money!
Why do I need a website?
The Internet has become a vast resource of information for business people as well as students as they discover the advantages of getting online: the ease of use and the most cost-effective means of advertising. The Internet is revolutionizing entire markets, allowing all businesses, large or small, the same opportunities to market their products, services and information on the Internet in an effective and appealing manner.
Most Cost-effective Means of Advertising
Compared with attracting new customers through advertising or conventional marketing, websites are amazingly low cost and the possibilities are endless. Search engines, referrals and the vast linking mechanics of the worldwide web provide volumes of "foot traffic" unimaginable in a "brick and mortar" storefront setting. From market research to product distribution, from customer services to sales and promotions -- running a Power Website establishes a dynamic presence for your organization on the Internet limited only by your imagination.
One of the advantages of a website is its dynamic nature, allowing it to evolve as your organization evolves since changes or updates can be easily implemented.
To learn more see Reasons to Have a Website
Website design is the most crucial of all the marketing media at your disposal. All other forms of advertising (business cards, brochures, etc.) can be patterned after you website design layout. To attract prospective clients/customers who are surfing the Internet, your site must draw them in and hold their attention until your desired result is achieved. Like a good writer telling a story, you need to grab and hold your reader's attention.
Other opportunities are only a mouse click away, so a poorly designed website can quickly become a faint memory as the prospect speeds away to another destination. A solidly designed website, appealing in content and appearance, will draw the client back for regular visits and will create word of mouth traffic as well.
Ordinarily to design and maintain a good website you would have to know :
- HTML in order to be able to make the page appear the way you want it
- Graphic design to design and manipulate your images. You would have to learn about different image formats, palettes, and how to reduce file sizes for quicker downloads
- Successful websites utilize the powerful features found only in dynamic websites
- You would need to learn about search engines, web directories, and how to promote your site
- You would need to understand meta tags and work out the tips and tricks for maximizing your site's visibility
Clearly, a professionally designed website is well what you pay for it if you are serious about attracting business through your website. The good news is that Power Websites software has done all the designing and integration for you, in dynamic format and is affordable!
Note: a Final Word
It is important to understand that you cannot simply put up a website and expect that all you have to do is wait around for orders. In fact, we recommend that you use your website in addition to other marketing methods.
A website should always be regarded as part of an overall marketing strategy. A website requires the same kind of advertising and promotion as any other business before it can generate income. The customers you gain through other methods can become excellent web customers as well. Once you have traffic coming to your site, your website becomes your 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week 365-days-a year web storefront!
We look forward to seeing your web store on the Internet!