Re: Web Sites-Worth It? - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on December 06, 1999 at 14:53:53:
I think having a website is beneficial, and I’ll tell you why.
First, my website is FREE to maintain and publish.
So, the cost is not a factor.
I do not get much traffic, but just one deal once in a great while, from a FREE website makes it worth the few minutes it took to build it.
And, we also list our website on all correspondence, and business cards, etc.
We have the line at the bottom of each that says, “See us on the web at: http://members.aol.com/WeBuyEm”)
This seems to give us a more professional appearance.
On one deal in particular, the seller listened to me, and liked what I said. She then asked “How” she could know we were “legit”?
I gave her references etc and left her to “think over my offer”.
Well, she called the next day, and said that she had gotten on the internet, and looked up our website.
She NEVER bothered to call any of my references.
She assumed that since we had a website, we MUST be legit, and then signed off on the deal.
Some people are still in the mindset that if you read about it, it must be true. And, for those less than well versed in how easy it is to create, maintain and publish a website, they mean a lot toward credibility.
Even though in my opinion, any schmoe can have one.
So, if you can do a website for free, what have you got to lose?
You may also want to create a banner ad graphic, and join some “click thru link exchanges”. They are FREE and will rotate your banner ad from website to website. Then people only need to “click” to find you.
Go for it,