Why do 65% of businesses not have a website?
I was amazed to discover that 6.5 out of 10 Australian business DO NOT have a website.
That’s right – no website at all. Even though there’s a heap of web designers that will knock something basic up for you for well under $1,000.
Why do you think this is the case?
Surely these business owners are spending well over $1,000 on flyers, yellow pages or classified ads. I would suggest to anyone without a website — please take the leap of faith and experiment!
Take $1,000 from your offline spend and invest it online. Compare the results and then make an informed decision about what worked better for you. That’s all I ask.
And according to Alex Tilbury’s article in today’s Courier Mail – Web business set for a boom – I also learnt these startling stats.
80% don’t use search marketing.
87% don’t blog or write an email newsletter.
82% don’t use social media.
[Source MYOB Business Monitor]
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At Bluewire, our passion and greater purpose is to help all organisations use a web strategy.
So I urge you, please download the (free) Web Strategy Planning Template and let us know if you find it useful.
Hopefully by the end of 2011, all Aussie businesses will have a website. Then we can move on to search, social media, email & blogging!