6 Excuses to why small businesses don't have a website
Did you know that roughly 30% to 40% of startups and small businesses don't have websites? Yeah, crazy right? Some other staggering statistics are that 20% of these startups and businesses "might" build one in 2016 and 15% have no intentions of building one at all!
What the hell is going on with business owners not wanting to put up websites a.s.a.p. for they businesses? If you're a web designer and know how to target startups, you could rake in a good amount of cash targeting these people
Anyway, let's get to it.
Here are 6 excuses to why small businesses don't have a website.
I Really Don't Need One - lol this is funny. Whenever I hear a potential web design client say this I always ask them if they like to make money. They always respond with "YES" and then I say "Well, your website will convert people more than your sales people can". They usually sign up for a design after that if it fits within their budget
None Of My Competitors Have One - That's Amazing! Now we can set up a website for you and you have absolutely no competition online! That's pretty much unheard of, you just found the needle in the haystack and the diamond in the rough at the same time haha.
I Can't Afford One - That's understandable if you have been contacting the top 10 listings for "Web Design" in Google because they'll charge you $5,000+ for a basic design. But you can go to websites like SeoClerks ;) and other related marketplaces to hire a freelancer to do the work for you at a fraction of the price. You could even go the wordpress route and spend $100 total on a premium theme and hosting for a year
I Have Enough Customers - That's a lie. No business has all the customers they possibly can and the only reason they're saying they have enough customers is because they think you're trying to scam them or sell them something they don't need lol. And not to mention that over 70% of people who hear about your company will try to look you up online if they're interested in buying or signing up. No website means no more sales.
I'm On Social Media - You're on your way to success! Where's your website? Whoops! You've only got one part of the giant puzzle of your business. Just being on social media won't help convert your people into buyers. Again, 70% or more people want to look up your website before purchase
I Don't Have Time To Manage A Website - Really? You've had enough time to get down to #6 and you don't have time to answer an email? Do you have a cup of coffee in the morning? Then you have plenty of time to manage a website. If you really want to, you can hire a company to manage all your back end stuff like website maintenance and answering emails.
These are just a few excuses I hear from people not wanting a website. What have you heard?
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