Maggie Wilson-Consunji Shares Tips To Those Who Want To Start Businesses Online
If you’re a techie person, then you already know what GoDaddy is. For the layman and the technophobes, however, an introduction is warranted.
GoDaddy is a domain registrar and web hosting company. People who want to build a website use such services to reserve internet domain names and also to make the website they build accessible through the world wide web.
Metro.Style recently attended the official campaign launch of the company to the islands. For such a company to establish an official presence here is a testimony to the internet savvy Filipino’s hunger for all things online.
GoDaddy Senior Marketing Manager for Asia Tina Sheih poses with brand ambassador Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Pam Portin, GoDaddy Director
“The Philippines is one of the most active countries on the internet,” said Tina Shieh, GoDaddy Senior Marketing Manager for Asia, at the presscon in Casa Consunji. “That’s why we’re very excited to have a strong presence here.”
The event aims to help small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Philippines establish an online presence in the vast world of the internet. “A big portion of businesses in the Philippines are of the small to medium classification. We want to tap this, and help their business reach further height by going online,” said Shieh.
Maggie Wilson-Consunji talks about her GoDaddy experience
GoDaddy’s own research reveals that there is no shortage of Filipinos who have entrepreneurial dreams. According to the 2017 GoDaddy Gig Economy Survey, 77% of Filipinos have or have had a side business on top of a full-time job.
Additionally, a huge 72% of these aim or plan to become to become full-time business owners within the next five years. “It’s never been easier to start a business online, with more tools now easily available and more affordable. The time is now for Filipino small business owners and entrepreneurs to consider how an online presence can help their venture grow. With GoDaddy Website Builder, for example, you can create a professional website in under an hour without having a lot of technical knowledge,” Shieh added.
The events venue in Casa Consunji is not just a random choice since the brand has partnered with AXN Asia, and TV host and entrepreneur Maggie Wilson-Consunji, to introduce the service to Filipinos. Casa Consunji is the celebrity’s brainchild, and she used GoDaddy’s services to produce and publish in her store’s website.
Yesterday I launched my partnership with @godaddy. It is a platform that’s helped me get @casaconsunji online! To reach a wider market! Godaddy’s platform helps new entrepreneurs and small businesses grow their online presence by providing them with the essential and easy tools to do so. You can purchase your web domain, use their website builder to build your very own website, whether it’s for your portfolio or to sell your products, without needing to spend so much money on hiring a website developer. You also get 24/7 customer support. They offer a 1 month free trial period and then after that, it only costs you P519 a month. It’s super easy to use and super affordable. ??
“Having a strong and secure online presence is key to the growth of my ventures, like Casa Consunji,” said Maggie, during the presscon. “With my business online, it’s now easier for me to attract more customers. I’m able to reach people who otherwise wouldn’t know about my business with my website, and make it easier for them to buy with my online store.”
Maggie’s interest for interior design and her love for food was the main impetus for the creation of Casa Consunji, she shared to media guests during the event. She conceptualized a café and store where people can shop for unique home décor and furniture to enhance their homes, and at the same time, enjoy rich blends of brewed coffee and sumptuous sandwiches. The result: Casa Consunji.
Maggie Wilson-Consunji at Casa Consunji
“Inspired by travels to different countries, I’ve always wanted a place where people have a nice selection of décor and home goods from other parts of the world that are unique, interesting, and special—pieces that I would like to have in my own home,” shared Maggie. “Casa Consunji is exactly that place and it very much represents my personal brand in every way.”
Maggie’s new website was built entirely using the tools available on GoDaddy’s website. Check out Casa Consunji by visiting www.CasaConsunji.com