Does your business really need a website?
According to the BBC the answer is no.
So what reasoning have the BBC given for why business owners should not bother having a website?
One guy failed, and therefore the other 99.9999999% should give up.
They focus on one guy in particular:
James Pople, who runs a building contractor firm in Tunbridge Wells, is not convinced that a website is an essential tool for business success.
Nine months after his website went live, he insists it has not generated a single phone call from a customer.
He hasn’t generated a phone call in 9 month? Wow, the Internet must be useless! Or…. maybe, just maybe, it is James’ fault.
Let’s check his site and search for evidence:
His site is not even findable by the search engines. So no search engines = no users = no phone calls = Stupid journalism from the BBC = Me writing this article
Don’t let people like James put you off from making a website. I personally know people who makes tens of millions from the Internet, and whilst it is not a get rich quick method, you can benefit greatly from having a website.