Owning Website introduction

What are the real benefits of having a web site? The following list is intended to help you consider the ways in which you’ll profit from establishing your own web site:

1) The primary reason for having a web site is that people expect you to have one (everyone is on the web now).

2) The web is increasingly the first option in a person's search for information, services and products.

3) If you're not on the web, people won't find you - but they will find somebody else. Your potential customers are going elsewhere!

4) Your web site is a relatively inexpensive way to showcase your interests or work in an informative, interesting and attractive way to an ever-increasing local and worldwide audience.

5) Expand your hours of operation. A web site can allow you to be "open" and operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing information right from your web site.

6) Reduce information delivery and staff costs. Reduce printing, faxing, postage and handling, telephone bills, and advertising costs. Visitors can access information about you and your inventory right from your web site at their convenience. This reduces incoming customer service calls and, thus, frees up more time for yourself.

7) Keep information up-to-date and always within reach. Unlike a printed brochure, business card or catalog, no one can misplace or lose your web site! Web site content can be changed within minutes, allowing you to keep information accurate and timely at far less cost than reprinting brochures, catalogs and business cards every time updates are needed. And when you're on the web, people always know where to find you.

8) Expand your customer base with unlimited advertising. Whether your focus is local, regional or worldwide, you can reach a larger audience on the web - in full-color at a remarkably reasonable "advertising" cost. And unlike other marketing mediums such as television, print, and radio, there are no time, space, or size restrictions to your digital "ad." Have contact with potential customers before they even come to visit your area.

9) Including your web address on your other publicity material (leaflets, newspaper adverts, letterhead paper etc.) gives existing and potential customers easy access to the information on your site.

10) Sell products and services. Your web site can actually sell your products and services for you. Maintain your listings online and allow customers to view your listings and print them.

11) Your domain name (www.yoursitename.com) can be used as part of your e-mail address. This reminds your customers of your business name every time you contact them or they contact you.

12) A web site provides your vital contact information: e-mail, telephone numbers, and business address and directions on how to find you.

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Using the web has a huge number of advantages over traditional media. The main advantages are: low cost per view, flexibility, global audience, and potential savings in other areas. Unlike television or radio ads, a web site is available to your audience all day, every day. Business cards, brochures, catalogs... people lose them, throw them out, put them in the recycling—but a web site is always in the same place. Even the simplest web site can save you time and money—and at the same time reach new people with your message. You know how much time is spent answering the same questions and repeating the same information! By putting those answers and messages on your web site, you can provide the answers, freeing you up to attend to other things.

Understanding what benefits having a web site can offer your business is key. The key to any business decision is cost. The cost to design your web site depends on what you want to accomplish with your web site. A typical web site (template) with no dynamic content will cost less than custom design, but custom design will offer more opportunities for your information to be presented. The low cost of a website does count on a number of things being done in the right way. The initial design and planning of a website has to be done in the same way as any other product: establish the requirements, get the basics right, design the framework for the site, ensure that the styling of the site matches the look and feel that your company has.

The reasons why the web offers such a low comparative running costs compared to other media are best illustrated on a per page basis, with one page view of a website being equated to one of any other media. For example, you print off ten thousand brochures and then need to change one small detail, such as a telephone number. The whole run is wasted and has to be written off. This doesn't happen with the web. The change can be made as soon as it is discovered and any subsequent views of this material will reflect this change.

The web is global: there are millions of users already, and you’re not just limited to markets where you have established a base. From Michigan, throughout the United State, and across the world, a web site can spread your name across the world. Your market presence will be stronger, and sales from outside the county lines will happen more and more. People interested in your site will seek you out and refer their friends. An informational, well-functioning web site can boost your credibility without demanding an enormous budget. As you grow, you can expand and improve your web site.

Just remember, you can generally provide tremendous amounts of information on your web site without running out of room. Unlike radio, TV, magazines or newspapers, you aren't limited to expensive 30-second commercials, or eighths and quarters of printed pages!

If you do not have a business and just looking to earn some extra cash on the internet, website can be a great way of achieving it with low start up cost. Here we will talk about a number of different ideas which you can you to set up and quickly generate some sales and extra income for yourself.

1.  Forum websites – An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site.It is the modern equivalent of a traditional bulletin board, and a technological evolution of the dialup bulletin board system. From a technological standpoint, forums or boards are web applications managing user-generated content. People participating in an Internet forum can build bonds with each other and interest groups will easily form around a topic's discussion, subjects dealt within or around sections in the forum.
Forums are also a great way to promote products and services and also generate revenue from sponsored advertising like google addwords. Forums are easy to set up and administer and also easy to attract people to join.

2. Information websites – people always looking for information so having and informative website on a particular topic is a great way to promote products and services related to the topic. One main point with this websites is you have to keep the information constantly up to date. This websites are also quite easy to set up and administer and if done correctly can be quite profitable.

3. Classifieds websites – running a classified website is another good way of earning living online. This websites are quite popular because they offer an easy way of buying and selling online.  People generally will use them as they offer a free and alternative method of buying and selling to auction websites.

4. Dating websites – this once are can be really profitable if correctly done. Dating is one of the largest industries on the internet right now. With the dating website you can build up a database of people very quickly by initially providing a free service and then once you have about 5000 members on your website you can start charging them for the service and sit back and watch cash flowing into your account.