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Recently, I went to a conference and at the event, I met Mr Karthik who runs a business that sells kitchen accessories to hotels. Karthik was sharing his business with me and then I was eager to see what he sells, I asked him what is your website URL? For that, he said I do not have a website, I am looking for someone to build a website.
And the conversation goes
Oh, did you choose developers to build your website?
I approached the web developers to build my website and they submitted their proposals.
That’s great, then you ordered your website to be created?
No, I did not do so because I was confused as to whether I need a static website or CMS?
Me: I will try to help you, I can ask you questions so we can decide what type of website to create.
Karthik: All right
What are your short-term and long-term goals for owning a website?
I have no goal and currently need a website to showcase my products.
Well do you have an idea to sell your products online now or in the future?
No, I have no idea.
Do you have a plan to do digital marketing?
No, I have no such plan.
Who are your target audience? How many people visit your website per month?
Cafe / hotel / hostel owners are my target audience. Monthly visits to my website are very low numbers.
How many times a month do you update your website?
Updates are rare because my product specification does not change often, maybe once every three months
Me:From the series of questions I asked you, what I understand is that you need a website to showcase your products, your website visitors will be less than 100, and your website will not receive frequent updates. If you are looking for a website like an online brochure, I recommend going for a static website.
You can build a static website at a low cost and instead of a developer you can choose an online website builder to build your website. If you have the ability to do so. Otherwise, it is better to choose a company. We have been in the web development business for the last six years and we can help you build your website.
A dynamic website is more expensive than a static website, and you need to maintain it regularly to keep your website safe from security issues such as malware, phishing and hacking.
Karthik: Can you explain what a static website is?
What is the use of using an static website?
- Creating a static website is easy
- Low price
- Excellent performance
- Minimum hosting cost
- No software updates required
- No maintenance cost.
What is the lifespan of a static website?
No software update is required so you can keep your static website for any number of years.
What are the disadvantages of a static website?
- You cannot have user-oriented content on your website.
- If you do not use the online builder, you will depend on a website developer for content updates on the website.
- You have a limited purpose for doing digital marketing
Karthik: it was very helpful information you provided, to help me decide on the type of website I should choose. Thank you
The conversion ends happily, and then he orders us to create a website for him. I am very happy to do what a customer needs for his business.
Contact us if you would like to consult too and we look forward to helping you.