Every time the new year approaches, many of us are inclined to make resolutions to better ourselves, like eating healthy, getting fit, something along those lines.
While that is all well and good, as an entrepreneur, you also need to find new means to keep growing your business, as well as to ramp up your online marketing efforts, in 2018. We listed five easy and practical ways to help you do it.
Reassess your business strategy.
You had an entire year to figure out what works and what doesn’t for your business. Determine what methods work well for your company and generate revenue.
Then double down on those, and stop what doesn’t work. Find out why they are not effective and reorganise your strategies.
Increase your brand awareness.
As a startup, it’s essential to get your brand out to the people. One of the best ways of achieving this is by building your brand awareness on social media.
Billions of people spend massive amounts of their time on various social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, you name it.
You can get a substantial amount of visitors and traffic to your site if you engage them, earn their confidence, and build a loyal audience.
Focus on long-term visibility.
The reality is there are no shortcuts when it comes to establishing a strong online presence. You have to put in a lot of time and work on getting your company recognised and make your products or services stand out from the rest your competitors.
Staying ahead of your industry is crucial and staying on top is even more challenging. So, invest in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Make sure your company website is well-optimised, and you are ranking well in search engines for keywords that your potential customers are using.
Provide relevant content to your prospects.
Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of putting a website and then forget about it. Just like a storefront, your site is the representative of your business. If you have a shoddy looking website that is not well-maintained or updated regularly, you are potentially missing out on getting leads and worse, driving your potential customers away.
An effective way of always keeping your site’s content fresh and engaging is by putting up a blog. You can establish your brand as an authority in your niche. Excellent marketing is being able to win your prospects over by offering valuable content they can use to help solve their problems.
Invest in the user experience.
Speaking of having an excellent website, you should also consider how your visitors are finding their way through it. Are they getting lost? Is your “Buy Now” button buried somewhere where your customers can’t see it quickly?
If so, then you must revamp your site’s overall design and always prioritise the user’s experience. Don’t make your customers jump through too many hoops and make your site’s usability as simple as possible.
Consider having a designer to help make your website visually pleasing and easy to use. Also, you can produce better marketing collateral with superior design. Remember, it only takes a split second for visitors to decide whether they’d want to stay or leave your website.
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