Hi, Christine Irwin here with the latest news cast for attivo marketing. What I find with speaking to business owners is that many of them have had bad experiences with web developers and the services that they provide.
I know of a few business owners that have been charged exorbitant prices for the hosting of their websites and the email services attached to them.
I’ve heard of Web designers that wouldn’t follow a client’s thoughts & direction on how they wanted the website to look and this same client being bombarded with spam emails coming through to them on the company website. The providers of the site were not willing to change anything unless a bucket load of money was paid to them.
I’ll just say that they were in no way rewarded for their lack of service.
Another business owner paid upfront for his website and has been waiting now for 8 months, still with no website and promises that it’s almost complete.
With these kinds of experiences around, some business owners are reluctant to trust and are taking the time to learn how they can do it themselves. I’ve noticed online that there are a lot of searches for how to build a website for free.
I’m afraid there are some costs to it, if you want a site that’s built on a solid platform with strong foundations that can’t be messed around with by hackers, features in place that will contribute to a good user experience and a sound online presence for your business, then hiring someone that has been educated in the best practices is a wise decision to make.
I’ve spent a lot of time and money on my education learning from the best experts in the industry. Strategy is important with the internet being one of the primary sources of information for people researching products or services. They’re smart and savvy buyers who are looking for a good deal and know it when they see it. It is a visual world that we live in. Don’t under estimate the power and influence of the internet.
If you’re a business owner and you’d like a strong online presence to get your business in front of a hungry market, please be in touch, we’d love to hear from you. A strong internet presence for your business will contribute to it’s success. Any other sort will not.
That’s it for this week’s news update. I’m Chris Irwin of attivo marketing