What You Get With Northwest’s Business Website
When you’re starting a business, one of the first steps you need to take is establishing an online presence. Potential customers research and compare businesses online, so if you want to start making sales, you need a secure, professional-looking business website right out of the gate. If you’re not a coder or a computer genius, that might sound like a pretty tall order. But with us, you can get a pre-built business website the same day you form your company. Here’s what you get:
Industry-leading security & Privacy by Default®
This is a no-brainer, since protecting your privacy has always been at the core of what we do. Northwest’s top-flight security eats malware for breakfast, and provides a secure place for your website to live. Our Privacy by Default® pledge ensures that your personal information is safe with us.
Pre-built customizable website
You’ll get a website ready to go with a Homepage, About Us page, and Contact form. Our easy-to-use website builder and drag-and-drop tools take the guess-work out of building a professional website. Add photos, text, and even videos without any coding experience. If you get stuck, our Corporate Guides® are ready to help.
Enjoy a 90-day free trial
Want to try before you buy? Our business website service is totally free for the first 90 days. After that, you pay just $9/month. No hidden fees and no contracts. As an added bonus, we use open-source software, which means your website is yours to keep, even if you switch to another web host.
Get everything in one place
Northwest has everything a growing business needs. When you hire Northwest to form your business, you can get a 90-day free trial of web hosting and a ready-to-use business website. Need more? Sign up for our Business Identity Package and get a website, business phone number, professional email address, and SSL security, all free for the first 90 days. Plus get a free domain name for the first year.
Why Does My Business Need a Website?
Your customers are online, and if you don’t have a business website, you’re missing out on sales. Here’s why you want a website for your business:
To establish your local presence
Most customers research and compare products or services online before they buy them. That’s probably what you’re doing right now, in fact! If your competitors are online and you’re not, those competitors get the first crack at making the sale. The sooner you have a solid website communicating what it is you’re offering, the sooner you start making a profit.
To enhance credibility
Even if you’re great at promoting your business through word of mouth and social media marketing, consumers who are ready to buy are likely going to want to check out your website to make sure your business is legit. A professional website communicates to potential clients that your business isn’t a fly-by-night operation. It also helps customers get a better look at your products and see how you’re different from your competitors.
To boost customer traffic
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of adding content (blogs, images, video, etc) to your website to improve traffic from major search engines like Google. A good website with quality content is the only way to make sure that your services and products show up when people search for them.
To build your brand
Customers do business with companies they trust. A business website is an opportunity to communicate to the public a bit about who your business is and what it values. You can do this through design, photos, and your own words. When you create a website that shows your company’s personality, your business is more likely to stick in people’s minds, and they’re more likely to come back and buy from you again.
How to Get a Website With Northwest
Getting a website for your business has never been easier. With Northwest, you can get a pre-built website at the same time that you start your company or get a registered agent. Here’s how it works:
You’ll have the option to either add the entire Business Identity package or just add a website and domain separately. The good news is that no matter which you choose, your website is free for 90 days, and just $9/month after.
Your next step is to set up your new business website. It will come pre-built with a Homepage, Contact page, and About Us page, with an option to add more pages. Our open-source software allows you to personalize your website with drag-and-drop tools that let you add images, videos, and text anywhere on the page.
Enjoy your business website for free for the first 90 days. After that, you pay just $9 per month. Or cancel with one click at any time.
Business Website FAQs
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that lets you rent space on the internet to publish a website. Web hosting is part of what we offer with our Business Website, so you won’t have to look for it elsewhere.
What kind of website can I build with Northwest?
Whatever kind you want! Our website service comes with open source software that allows you to fully customize every aspect of your site. Your website comes populated with an About Us page, Contact Us page, and Homepage. Beyond that, you can use drag-and-drop tools to add new pages, media, and design features and truly make your website your own.
What is open-source software?
Your new business website will be built with WordPress, an “open-source” web design program. Open-source software allows users to modify the software’s programming as they see fit. This is in comparison to “proprietary” software, which prevents users from accessing or altering source code (the code being considered the exclusive property of the developer).
Because WordPress is open-source, you will have access to a vast number of community-created features you can use to customize your business website.