Home Based BusinessHome Based Business Web Site is a must have for
any home business today! It shows that you are serious
about your business and it can provide your customers
with valuable information.
Why Have a Web Site
A home based business web site will perform several valuable
functions for your business.
- Presell your customers - In the prior to the home
computer age, consumers relied upon the local Yellow Pages
for finding a business that provided the product or service
that they wanted. Today's computer savvy generation
turns to the Internet instead. Your web site should tell
them why they should do business with you.
- Inexpensive advertising - Unlike a costly Yellow Page
or newspaper ad, you can provide more and timely
information to the consumer.
- Provide easy contact - Email has become the preferred
method of communications for many people. It is fast,
easy and free.
- Build a customer list - With the building of an email
list from your customers you have a fast, easy, low cost
method of communicating with your customers. The list can
even be broken down into smaller segments for targeted
- Build another income stream - If your home based
business is focused on the local market, the Internet gives
you the means of marketing to wider range of people by
either targeted marketing or even selling to the
What It Takes
Depending on your needs, a home based business web
site does not have to be an elaborate or expensive undertaking.
The main requirements are that you have a domain
name and a web hosting site where you would build your
MarketingYour Business with Your Web Site
Your marketing strategy
will vary according to the needs of your home based business.
At the very least, you should have a web site that tells about
your business and what products or services that you have to
offer. Next, you want to make sure that your web site name is
displayed where ever your business name is displayed.
It is highly recommended that you begin building a list. You do
this by having an opt-in form on your web site. This
gives you a list of people who are telling you that they are
interested in doing business with you and want you to send them
information about your business from time to time.
The use of social network sites like facebook, MySpace and
Twitter is an exciting new way to extend your marketing, giving
you another way to reach potential customers that you might not
otherwise be able to reach, be it local or international. The
social sites will help bring more customers to your business
Your home based business web site is one of the most important
marketing tools that you can have today. Don't delay in getting
it set up and letting people know it is there!