There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different kinds of websites out there on the World Wide Web. Think you don’t need one? Consider these scenarios:
I’m an established business owner with a small business in a small town
Creating an online storefront can boost your business by allowing your customers to view your product or read about your services before they visit your brick-and-mortar store. It can also be a means for your business to grow outside of your local area.
I’m a person who wants his voice heard, but doesn’t have the means to campaign for change
Create a blog or social networking site and speak to the world! Use online tools to drive traffic to your site, campaign for change, or simply write an online diary of your deepest thoughts.
It’s been years since I’ve seen some of my closest friends from school. I wish I could find them and just catch up
Use the Internet to pick a social networking site (or several) that meet your needs. Create your own page (or “profile”) and begin searching for your old classmates. Update your page often with content and photos so they know what is going on in your life.
I’m an entrepreneur who wants a fast and low-cost way to start my business
The Internet is perhaps the least costly way to launch a business in the world today. Go online to research some website creation and design tools that are free or very low cost. Get the advice you need to market your new business online as well.
I’m a stay-at-home mom who wants to contribute to my household financially, but I don’t want to leave my kids at childcare while I work at a traditional job
Many moms and dads alike are discovering the power of telecommuting. Create a career profile of yourself on a social networking site that highlights your skills. Or design your own website and give your web address out to potential employers. Better yet, create your own online business and work from home to create supplemental income for your family.
My husband and I started a non-profit but we have had little luck getting the resources we need to make it work
Create your website online and use it as an informational tool. Make others aware of your cause and the need for funding, lobby for funds, and find volunteers all via the Web.