Smartphones – where our attention really is! Most people are so preoccupied with their phones they fail to see what is right in front of them. This fascination with our phones is not going away anytime, soon or is it? We are already in the “Everynet” (everywhere internet), is it just a matter of time […]
Most of us take our mobile phones to bed at night (guilty as charged). Leaving them on the side table without a second thought (sad some might say).
Almost half of 18-24 year olds check their phone in the middle of the night.
The smart phone has changed our relationship with the humble phone.
Now (with the not so humble smart phone) there’s a plethora of ways we can be in touch with friends, family, colleagues, business partners, customers and the world at large.
There would be no Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram and Snapchat (to name but a few) without them.
Society has accepted the previously mention innovations using them personally and to promote and market their work/businesses. They are well and truly standing on the shoulders of giants for their own gains.
However, it is amazing to still see a very significant proportion of self employed and small businesses not fully embracing this monumental shift to the Web, Social and more recently the Internet of Things (IoT).
Why haven’t they (you) fully embraced this shift?
Can you imagine a world without Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, heck no websites full stop.
It would be like Armageddon!
BUT and a BIG BUT
Lots of other people are also looking to get a website and this could mean you end up with one common issue…
If you understand the technical aspects of website development and are bit of a tech geek, this article isn’t for you (sorry).
This article is for people that need and want to get a website, run their own businesses, are experts in their respective fields but don’t have the time to become experts in website design and development.
For people like:
- Kirsty the flower shop owner,
- Steve the builder,
- Paul the car mechanic,
- Robert the accountant
- and other self-employed/business owners.
Before you even start looking at the mechanics of getting a website built it is really important for you to understand why you want to be online
I completely understand that this can seem daunting for a lot of people, especially when building and designing websites has always been seen as something only intelligent “computer geeks” do.
Well that might be the mindset for a lot of people and yes like any other job/business it’s not easy and requires someone who knows what they’re doing to walk you through.
So that’s what I’m going to do.
I’m going to shed some light on the things you need to know before you get your website built.
We would be foolish to ignore the power of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for both work and leisure.
It’s clear that social media is powerful but how does that affect me and you?
Well, it affects you if you run a business, are self-employed or you are someone looking to buy or use the services these people offer.
So my question was
“how are my connections going online? and how would this impact their business?”
Well that’s not strictly true, it will still be there (panic over!) it just wont be there as we currently know it.