The answer is a resounding YES!
Website Templates can be a great way to get a website up and running quickly and inexpensively. Various online site-builder options are available for non-web designers, ranging from basic to fairly complex. But any business these days, new or old, at the very least needs a professional looking web presence to be competitive. It’s practically replaced brochures and other printed marketing tools.
So, instead of paying a web developer anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars to create a site, why not first try out one of the many pre-built template sites? They’ve done most of the hard work for you already. Many businesses can start with something more generic – because the goal is to get potential customers to contact you -- and then decide when (or if) the time is right to go to a more expensive website solution.
Here are a few well-known DIY website-builders:
- Homestead (by Intuit - my www.ResumeCoach.ca site is a Homestead site) or Webs or Wix
- Vistaprint - (my ReInvention2Go site is a Vistaprint site) ... and it gives you the option of making a website that matches stylistically with your brochures, business cards etc.
- GoDaddy- domain name purchasing and hosting
As for ramping up your Social Media marketing savvy, here are a few excellent resources to get you up to speed on that increasingly popular method of advertising:
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