You may think you don’t need a website. You may think that you have so much online presence just by being on Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat LinkedIn Couchsurfing etc., you really don’t need a personalized website on top of it.
To a certain extent, you could be right. And there is no denying that having a presence on one or more of these sites (depending on your personal needs and goals) is definitely a good idea, maybe even a necessity.
So then why should you get your own website? The best reason we can think of to do so is so simple, but it’s something a lot of people miss out on:
In order to succeed in this world, you have to find a way to distinguish yourself from the competition.
The thing is, you have all that social media up already, you have maybe Youtube or LinkedIn, but so does everyone else in your field! Only a few of them have gone to the time and trouble to get their own website up. Be one of those few! Those are the ones who will have a higher degree of success in their chosen calling. It’s not just about being able to be found on the internet; it’s about doing it in style.
And the thing is, the extra effort we are talking about is nothing compared to say ten or fifteen years ago. Back in those days, there really was no option for a proper professional website except for to design it yourself, or pay someone to do it for you. You can still go that route these days, if you have the time/money for it, but it will take lots of time or cost $2000 or more. Plus, since websites need to be constantly updated, there will be ongoing costs, once again either in time or money.
Along came WordPress back in the day, and things started to change. Working with WordPress wasn’t optimal, for example, you couldn’t do even the simplest ecommerce on it back then, but it was a start.
Things have continued evolving year by year since then. Nowadays, the good news is you can often get away with distinguishing yourself just enough to stand out from the pack by going to one of the many website builders out there. They are full of features, customizable, and great value for your money. And most importantly, you will stand out like you want and need to! In the business world, you truly can’t put a price on that!