Hi my name is James Darle Jones AKA Jimmy The Man and I’m the President of NetPay2K International Corporation home of The Credit Card Store and Answer Tax & Business Services.
We help businesses accept credit cards for payment We help with accounting, tax prep and we make eCommerce websites which is a website that helps you accept payment for your products or services.
In the good ole days of brick and mortar. You rented out a space. Put up your shingle and you were in business. People would see you from the street and say hey let’s check this place out.
Today things are a little different and this is good news for your business
A small company with strong Maryland roots called Google came up with the idea for a virtual map to help you find your way and heck while we’re at it help you find a business maybe even yours
Yes if you need help getting set up on Google maps for your company we can do it for only $99 We will set up your listing with or without your address so if you see clients at your address they can find it but if you don’t it will just show the area your in. Google confirms your listing by sending you a postcard with a code on it. You give us the code. We enter it for you and your business is confirmed. Once your listing has been confirmed you also get $100 in $FREE Google ad credits.
Google maps is an absolute must for your business. Why? it helps people find you, it gives a description of your business, if offers your hours of operation, your website and wait for it REVIEWS
Reviews are absolutely huge because they offer trust and the experience that is your business As soon as we set it up Ask your clients your friends your neighbors the dog but not the cat because you know he’s not going to give a good review
So getting on the map is huge but what they find when they get there is also super important
I know what you’re thinking I’m on google maps do I really need a website? The Answer is YES
Ok lets take step back When thinking about your website. 1st you will need a domain. A web address or a dot com. You can Search for one on godddy.com. Start with names that match your company name or better yet names that explain your business or keywords about your business When those don’t work because their already taken then add keywords together to make one word. Do not use a dash. So now you’ve picked out a web address that is available I ask you So what is a website? Hands please ?
GET ANSWERS THESE ARE ALL RIGHT BUT LET ME ADD A FEW MORE
A website is the place where you introduce your company your Team and build your brand and where you say what makes you different. It’s where you say what your unique selling proposition is? If you don’t know what that is you need to figure it out NOW!
A website is a place you say everything that is your business. You say Your hours Why your better? why you should check out our store or How to get in touch by phone or how to make an appointment. How to Buy or even how to pay your bill
A good website is a place to tell your story. People love doing business with a human interest story. They love good news and the good news now is that your open for business and every one can help. A website is a place to tell your prospective clients how to help. They can help by visiting your store and checking out your specials. They can help by buying online. They can help by calling you for more information and simply making an appointment on your website to meet you in person physically or virtually. The options are endless
A Blog really helps One of the questions I get is how you keep your website timely. We’re growing we’re morphing we have more products.
You do this buy utilizing a blog. Is a blog added work for you? YES but its worth its weight in GOLD!. If you simply go on your website and explain how you met someone’s needs and add it to your blog more people will find you.
People love good service. Write about your success in helping people and it will get read and you will increase your business. The reason why websites and blogs are so great is because in this day and age people want to meet you online before they meet you in person and this is why your website, your reviews, and your blog are huge and they can help you reach your goals.
You can even show off your work. Take pictures of your work your clients and ask them if can you add them to your website or blog? Some will say no some will say yes and while we’re at it. If you ask each and every one of your customers or clients if they know anyone who can benefit from the great value and service you offer. Your business will soar! So don’t forget referrals.
Plain and simple if you have a business, you should have a website to avoid losing business to competitors that already have one
Question What’s the most important thing in business? HANDS? It’s to always do what you say. People will remember what you did wrong way longer than what you did right! What’s the 2nd most important thing in business? I’LL ANSWER FOR YOU That is to be paid well for your products or services.
The Key to profitability is making it easy for your customers to pay Let’s say a customer owes you money If you meet them in person and they don’t have the funds you could leave them with a bill or invoice, and they go right to your website to pay or if your mailing them a bill they can go right to your website to pay. You can email them a bill and they can pay directly from the email. If you’re asking your clients to mail you a check you are an absolute dinosaur. If you accept payment online Its easier for your customers, it’s easier for you and in the long run you will collect more money and I can help!
Ok lets talk pricing. Pricing for a website can start anywhere from $99 a month on up to Tens of thousands of dollars. Let me say this You don’t need to pay a fortune to get a website going. The biggest need for an eCommerce website these days and one of the costliest is the shopping cart. The shopping cart is a catalogue of all the items you sell or wish to be paid for. It can give the option to click to buy now or simply add to a list of items you wish to purchase. If Maryland residents are on the other end you may need to collect sales tax. Its built in.
You may just need a form that allows for your customer to type in a name and an invoice number to pay a bill. If that is what you need, we can help!
What you need If your one of those go getters, we can set you up on our web builder and with a little support you can build your own website with a custom web address, hosting, and a shopping cart with payment processing for wait for it IT’s $FREE. SLIDE $FREE
If you need help setting up your site, we can build it for you and include up to 25 products or services for a show special of only $299.00 Give me A call or send me an email for more information I can say that if you’re looking for a purely information website. This is not for you. Our offer is only for business owners who wish to sell items from their website or accept payment for their services online.
Last but not least How do we get people to check out our website? Google maps is the number one way. Social media is also a great way. I’m a member of about a dozen local Facebook groups with thousands of members who like to shop local.
Once a week they allow business owners to post information about their business with specials or questions to engage users to help them learn more about your business or website, or how you have helped others in the community GUESS WHAT ITS FREE! Westminster Online Community, Eldersburg Online, Mt Airy Online Community, Open for Business Maryland and Maryland Business Services to name a few. Search for groups on Facebook starting with your town name then like their page or ask to join. Then look at other business owners post and copy their framework. If you’re not using social media for your business, you’re losing money and market share!
A website can be used to gather information. In this case, a website can be used to gather leads. The best situation you can be in is where a visitor freely gives you his email address. This is called an “opt-in” lead. These are important to get so you can provide more
information to this prospect down the road. A good example of this would be if you have a product or service that is in the works, but not yet ready for final release. By creating buzz about it on your website, visitors can opt-in to provide their email so they can be the first to get a hold of this product. These people can also receive your blog or specials by email weekly or monthly
When it comes to search engines have you heard of back links? Back links are links to your website from other website owners that may not be your competitor but may have Cinergy with your business. I have back links from bookkeepers who don’t prepare taxes. I also have listings in directories like BOTW, ABOUT US, BLOGARAMA, YELP AND YELLOWPAGES.COM or Any site that lets you register your BUSINESS name PHONE # and web address will help
Ok for just a minute let’s take a step up to super big national campaign. I’m working on a site right now where we have paid people in 25 states to set up a google maps listing for us with their phone number. So, their selling for us but we’re gaining a national audience. We want to work for the big boys or girls if you will, but they will only talk to us if we have thousands of eyes per day viewing our site. Currently we’re getting about a thousand visitors per day, but we will hit 2000 soon and we will achieve our goal.
One of the coolest things about the World Wide Web is that it’s open 24 hours a day and your website can be working for you as an employee while you’re sleeping at night!
Owning your own business is tough. It requires hard work and dedication along with a never say die attitude. You need to plan, act, and morph as needed. A website will help but the rest is up to you!
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Good Luck Thank You I’m with Answer Tax and Business and I am Jimmy The Man
Call me for more information 410 457 7331