7 Reasons Why People Don’t Do Business With Us

If you don’t have a website designed by allySites, there must be a reason. Maybe it’s because you haven’t had the time or perhaps you don’t see the need for one. Please take a moment and allow us to address these reasons and more. Whatever your concerns are, we want to openly discuss them, and in doing so, provide you with information that will help you make the right decision when it comes to website design.

1. “I don’t have the time or the patience.” Time is a valuable commodity, no doubt, and creating a website can be both time-consuming and complicated. We understand this and the reality is…it doesn’t have to be! With the right tools and the right design team, your vision can be turned into a fully functional website that reflects your goals and needs—in as little as four weeks. You’re right, you don’t have the time to build a website and that’s where allySites comes in. Spend your time and mental energy wisely. Focus on building your business, and let us take care of your website.

2. “I have a Facebook Page, people will find me there.” This is a common misconception. The reality is…not everyone is on Facebook. What’s more, a Facebook Page will not produce the same results in search engines such as Google, Bing or Yahoo—which means people may not find you as easily as you think. When it comes to your online presence, first impressions are everything. With one click, a stunning, eye-catching, professional website says a whole lot about your business. It also adds credibility that a Facebook page lacks. For a more in-depth discussion on this topic, read our article Facebook Page vs. Website.

3. “A website costs too much.” All websites are not created equal, this is true. There is a big difference between the cost of a simple website like Rosie's Mexican Cantina vs a complex classified ads website like Exchange931. The reality is… different businesses have different needs. There are many factors taken into consideration when your website is designed. Our top priorities are to create a website that:
  • is well-designed, professional and unique
  • can be easily found by Google through Search Engine Optimization (SEO), utilizing keyword research
  • functions well and is mobile friendly(responsive).

That said, after the initial design, all websites share some common basic ongoing requirements:
1. Support. Dependable customer service for when problems arise that need immediate attention.
2. Updates. Constant software updates that keep your website running smoothly with internet browsers and operating systems.
3. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). A standard security technology that keeps your website secure.
4. Hosting. A place for your site to live.

Many website developers charge an additional hourly rate for the above services, but at allySites, support, updates, SSL and hosting are all included in our monthly fee of $55. That way there are no surprise charges. For additional details on how a website is priced, read our article How Much Does a Website Cost?

4.  “I can make my own website at Wix.” Or through dozens of other DIY website builder sites. The reality is…you can, if you just happen to have an excess amount of free time on your hands and don’t mind a bit of a learning curve. However, there are many other factors to consider when choosing the DIY path. First of all, you can’t have it all. Although DIY website builders offer many suitable templates, capabilities are limited and your site will not be 100% unique. In addition, there are rules that need to be followed when creating website pages, such as page titles, page descriptions, and anchor text. Another important consideration is the overall flow the user will experience when they land on your website. DIY sites also have a tendency to load slower due to shared bandwidth and a shared hosting environment. While DIY startup costs are low, frequently there are hidden costs for additional features and upgrades over time. There is really no substitution for professional web designers, who have years of knowledge and experience and are schooled in the latest technology. A simple illustration would be to think about why a building contractor exists. We all have the world’s knowledge at our fingertips but to actually build our house with only our hands and without the expertise of professionals would be a monumental event. Watch this short video on our philosophy at allySites.

5. “I don’t need a website.” Many people assume that if they do not sell anything online, they don’t need a website. The reality is… if you have a business you need a website—period. Many of today’s consumers check out a business online first. According to research by Hubspot, 81% of people turn to the internet for research before making a purchase. If that’s not enough, here are a few more reasons why you need a website:
  • A website is your online brochure
  • It is open 24/7
  • It shows off what you do 
  • It’s an avenue of communication between you and your customers
  • It gives your business credibility

Of course, we could go on and on. The point is if your customers are already on the web, shouldn’t you be there too?

6. “I have a friend who can make my website.” Yes, we do too and the check’s in the mail. The reality is…your friends have busy lives too! Which means often times, doing a favor for a friend takes a back seat to other more important things like work, family, and football. If your friend builds websites for a living, this is a great choice. However, if your friend isn’t a professional website designer, the end results will not help your business keep pace with your competition. Hiring a friend will present some of the same problems we discussed in point 4 above. Once again, time is an important factor and with friends, you are subject to their time schedule. The sooner your website is launched, the better. People are searching for what you offer now.

7. “A website is not going to add anything to my business.” A website serves a much bigger purpose than simply expanding your reach to a wider audience. It provides a valuable service that is focused on your customers’ needs. Use your website as a tool to:
  • Teach and demonstrate.
  • Entertain, inspire or make them smile.
  • Pass on information that helps them make a good decision. 
  • Make their lives easier.
The above information is also known as content. Content creation is one of the most important elements of any successful website. It keeps your website fresh with a constant flow of new information that will continue to produce results, bringing new visitors and future customers to your site for years to come. By using your website this way, you, the business owner, become the expert who is ready to help vs. a salesman trying to make a sale. This builds trust, transparency and above all customer loyalty.

So there you have it. Hopefully, we have provided you with some useful information. Ready to get started? Contact us, we would love to design a stellar website for your business!