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In today’s blog, I’m going to share 7 benefits of having a website for service-based business owners. 

Whether you’re a holistic therapist, a hairdresser, a florist, a baker, an accountant, a trainer or offer another service in order to make sales then having a website is crucial for your business as it offers a variety of benefits.

Let me share with you 7 benefits…

 

1. Increase Your Online Presence

It doesn’t matter how amazing your business is if your audience doesn’t know you exist you are going to struggle to make a living let alone thrive.

Your online presence can be defined by how easy it is to find your brand or company online.

A website provides an online presence for your business, which can help you reach more customers and expand your brand recognition.

2. Customer Convenience

With a website, customers can easily access information about your business and services at any time, from anywhere. This makes it convenient for them to learn about your business and make enquiries, even outside of traditional business hours.

Think of your website as your 24/7 sales assistant.  It is a place where customers can find information about your business and the services you offer at a time that suits them even if that’s 2am in the morning.

Adding features such as an online booking system allows them to book your services without them needing to interact with you.

 

3. Customer service

Websites can be used to provide customer service, support and easy ways to contact your business.

By adding a Frequently Asked Questions section and strategically created content that your audience is interested in, you can provide your visitors with the answers they need in order to decide whether they want to work with you and want to continue to work you.

Excellent customer service can set your business apart from your competitors.

4. Improved Credibility

A well-designed website can improve your business’s credibility, as it shows that you are professional and committed to your business. 

When potential customers discover your business, they will want to know how you can help them to solve their problems. 

Having a platform to showcase your achievements, reviews, testimonials, and credentials will help you provide them with proof, which builds trust.

 

5. Increased Customer Base

A website can help you expand your customer base by reaching people who are looking for services online.

When people want to find out anything, they will search for it online.  Having a website for your business allows you to be found by an audience that would not necessarily be available to you offline.

It also provides an opportunity for customers to share their positive experiences with your business, by leaving reviews which can lead to more business. Other people saying how you have made a difference to their lives is a great selling tool.

 

6. Cost-Effective Marketing

A website is a cost-effective way to market your business, as it can reach a large audience with minimal costs.

Although there is an investment in order to create your website initially, going forwards, a well-thought-out and designed website can bring you a good return on investment.

It allows you to promote your services online through social media and other channels, reducing the need for expensive traditional marketing methods.

It will also allow you to track your marketing efforts and adjust your strategy accordingly. Do more of what is working and tweak what is not!

 

7. Competitive Advantage

Having a website can give you a competitive advantage over other service-based businesses that do not have an online presence. It can help you stand out from the competition and attract more customers.  

Make it easy for your customers to find you and to buy from you.

 

So in conclusion, a website is an essential tool for service-based business owners. It provides an online presence, offers your customers a convenient way of accessing information about your business, improves credibility, and helps attract more customers while providing a platform for cost-effective marketing.

If you would like to have a chat to see how I can help you to create a website that will work for your business, please get in touch.  You can book in for a free 15 minute call at a time that works for you here.

 

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