A lot of good advice.
Let me add that a website could work wonders for your startup and future.
One thing it would add is the language (verbage) in how you describe your business, product etc. Not only would that provide information to potential customers, but it would get your sales people on the same page as you which also adds to your success. Getting your sales people on the same page is crucial. Many companies have failed because their sales force had loose cannons especially when they were not provided the script and offered more than what the company could deliver.
The other thing you could add are video clip presentations of various users of your product to say how wonderful it is and how they can`t live without it. They didn`t know what `unwind` meant until they tried your pillow.
To see an example of a video player that plays multiple video clips using an RSS feed, take a look at this video player
. There are links to other players on that page, also.
It isn`t difficult at all to add an eCommerce application even to a 1-page site as you could use PayPal `Add to Cart` feature. If you want to take a look at an example, look at the website `CavsMakingHistory.com
`. In this case, the 67-year old "Rappin` Grandpa"
created the main graphic and then the graphic was converted into a web page using various coding techniques to add the button graphics and PayPal and other links on top of the graphic. Even the E-mail links on the graphic are `active`!Doing it this way made it much more affordable.
There are many ways to get things done within a specified budget -- it may not have all of the bells and whistles that you may want, but it can get your point across. Getting your page hosted with great support
is affordable also.
Also what I`d suggest is that you add a form field that asks visitors how they found out about your product and website. It accomplishes 2 major objectives: 1) provides you with marketing data and 2) your sales folks will be able to refer their prospects to your website knowing that they will receive credit for their sale.
profitizer6/21/2009 4:04 PM
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