Small Businesses Expect to Invest in Internet Services this Year

By on May 24, 2008

Promising news for web developers, designers, domainers, SEO gurus… let’s just say the internet industry in general! If you are a specialist in any of these fields you will be happy to hear what small businesses will be buying this year.

Register.com, one of the oldest and most respected domain name registrars, conducted a survey of 800 small businesses. The results speak volumes for the ability of the internet industry to thrive in economic down times.

“Despite the slumping economy, most small businesses do not anticipate a decline in revenue over the next year, and many expect to make additional investments in Web site design, SEO and e-mail marketing, according to Register.com’s newly released “Small Business Survey.” Register.com conducted the online survey over a three-week period from April 28 to May 16, polling 800 small businesses.

When asked which areas of technology they are mostly likely to invest in, the top three answers were: Web site design (53%), SEO (43%) and e-mail marketing (41%).

Seventy percent of those polled said they do not expect Web revenue to decline this year despite the struggling economy.”

—Carol Krol of BtoB Magazine

If you haven’t considered offering your professional services as a means of income, now may be a good time to consider getting to know some of your local businesses and working with them to create a web presence.

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About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.