A Little Background Information
Hello World! My name is Jake Craige. I am a 20 year old college student looking to get into the field of web design and development. I will be creating websites more as a hobby than a full time job but would love for it to develop into a career. This area of programming has always interested me because I can easily see my results and they can be viewed on any platform around the world. Internet programs and apps are becoming more and more prevalent in technology so it's a good area to get into.
Why should you have a website?
- Diverse Customer Base
When you have a website on the internet, search engines will have their "spiders" crawl your website and put it into their database. Once it's in there, when people search topics related to your site, it will come up in the results. A business looks very professional when they have a good looking website that people can access. When you see a new company that you are interested in, the first thing you look for is their website on a search engine. If it doesn't come up than you would usually turn to another business because their information is more easily accessable.
Once the site is online and in the search engines, anyone in the world can view it 24/7. This means that day and night, people are able to find out information about your business and its services whenever they want to, and you don't have to put forward uneccessary effort or waste extra money for this to happen.
Finally, they are very AFFORDABLE! A standard web hosting package can range from around $5-$15/month and the domain name will cost around $10/year for a .com domain. It's a no-brainer to have a website to represent your business.