The Importance of Having Your Own Website

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“I probably don’t need a website though, do I? Everyone is on Facebook or Twitter, that’ll be fine…”

Your online presence plays a vital role in your professional growth. Owning your own website has arguably never been more important. It serves as a digital hub where you have complete control over your content, branding, and online identity. With the tumultuous last few months of Twitter, companies have become increasingly aware just how much it matters to own your own content.

So why do I need my own website?

It helps to establish professional credibility. If you are serious about your online presence, you can appear more professional and trustworthy to potential clients. By showcasing your expertise, portfolio, testimonials, and achievements in a format that you control, you have greater flexibility in how you communicate with future clients, employers or customers.

It helps with increasing visibility and reach. Billions of people are using the internet each day and owning a website provides an opportunity to expand your reach and visibility beyond local or physical boundaries. By optimising your website for search engines and implementing effective marketing strategies, you can attract a wider audience.

You get complete control over your content. One significant advantage of owning your website is having full control over your content. Unlike social media platforms or third-party hosted sites, where algorithms and policies can change without your consent, having your own website gives you complete autonomy to choose how your content is presented.

You can brand it to suit your business. Whilst social media platforms can be fantastic, standing out from the crowd can be a full-time job. Your website serves as a canvas for your brand. It allows you to visually and creatively represent your brand identity through custom design elements, typography, colour schemes and imagery. We have full control on how your website appears and gives us the chance to differentiate your business from competitors.

You get to communicate with your customers in your own way. By owning your own website, you have far greater control on how to reach your target market. By using blogs, newsletters, or email marketing to keep your audience informed, share updates, you can foster long-term relationships, which ultimately leads to increased brand loyalty and customer retention

Owning your own website grants you the freedom to control your online presence, establish credibility, expand your reach, and build your brand. It’s not a replacement for social media, instead, it’s an additional brand element. It’ll bolster your brand loyalty. The best time to get your website was 5 years ago. The second best time is now.

Get in touch and see how I can help transform your presence online.

Testimonials

"You’re SO knowledgable (even more so than the actual Shopify employees!), and you had a fix for absolutely everything I raised with you! You also recognised my stress and urgency with the issues our site was experiencing and worked on the issues right away. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, and I look forward to working with you in future."

Ruby Price

Founder, Dough.je

"Tom has done an amazing job on our new site. Super creative, quick and amazing service, couldn’t recommend enough if you’re looking for a web designer"

Lyndsey Soar

Business Manager, Amicus Limited

"Thank you Tom Declat for a fabulous new website. I really appreciate how responsive, supportive and helpful you were, and I am delighted with the finished product!"

Penny Henderson

Founder, Active Chiropractic

“Working with Tom has been an outstanding experience. From day 1, he quickly grasped our vision, understanding every brief and assignment exactly as envisioned. The quality of his work is spotless, the style and creativity applied in his work really shows in the end results”

Ben Symonds

Founder, The Summit

"You’re SO knowledgable (even more so than the actual Shopify employees!), and you had a fix for absolutely everything I raised with you! You also recognised my stress and urgency with the issues our site was experiencing and worked on the issues right away. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, and I look forward to working with you in future."

Ruby Price

Founder, Dough.je

"Tom has done an amazing job on our new site. Super creative, quick and amazing service, couldn’t recommend enough if you’re looking for a web designer"

Lyndsey Soar

Business Manager, Amicus Limited

"Thank you Tom Declat for a fabulous new website. I really appreciate how responsive, supportive and helpful you were, and I am delighted with the finished product!"

Penny Henderson

Founder, Active Chiropractic

“Working with Tom has been an outstanding experience. From day 1, he quickly grasped our vision, understanding every brief and assignment exactly as envisioned. The quality of his work is spotless, the style and creativity applied in his work really shows in the end results”

Ben Symonds

Founder, The Summit

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