The idea of growing a business takes more than meets the eye. After building an identity and optimizing visibility, your brand needs well thought, well-tailored content that best communicates your message to potential customers, in tune with the kind of reputation that you intend your brand to have.
Whilst some products are best sold via fun and casual language, other products are a formal, rigid language.
Content marketing in simple terms can be said to mean the creation and sharing of information that are relevant to your business, and also, has the ability to engage your target audience.
As a small business owner, the cost of advertising may seem rather outrageous and impossible to afford, especially if you intend to promote your business on a billboard for a bigger audience and all.
Undoubtedly, you would find it challenging to make your business stand out in the market where you already have a ton of competitors; those who have been on the job and have mastered the concept even before you were birthed, and a number of early starters, just like you.
This is where content marketing comes in, taking its place as your all-time savior.
Though it could take a lot of time and consistency, content marketing is a clear bridge between a growing business and a sinking one.
There are so many ways you can use content marketing to grow your business which you didn’t know about. Relax, I’ll show you.
Top Content Marketing Strategies 2021 For Your Brand
1. Find A Comfortable Niche
The level of traffic, trust, and returns you would get using content marketing as your business growth channel are highly dependent on the scope of the strategy you implement.
As a beginner, It is not advisable to jump into the online market with all your business ideas.
This is because, in the end, you just might be a Jack of all trades. And as the old saying goes, a master of none.
If you are going to be baking, but plan on promoting your smoothie business also, you shouldn’t expect to take them all in at once. Learn to be a master of one art first.
After building the large audience you are comfortable with, this is time to show that you have other skills.
Your progress would no longer be slow because you already have a name in the online market, and you are a trusted marketer by then.
2. Understand Your Customer’s Interests.
When using the content marketing strategy, figuring out your direct audience and their requirements happen to be one of the most important solutions to progress. To create an accurate register of your customers, name them after the services they inquire of.
This would help you monitor your traffic, and your customer preferences as well.
Other ways to monitor customer satisfaction are as follows:
✓Collect basic information about your customers via surveys, feedbacks, emails, customer service, etc.
✓Learn about their experiences in order to build content in line with their requirements. i.e create personas with specific information about them. e.g Name, Occupation, age e.t.c
3. Find That Social Media Channel Where You Can Best Grow Your Business.
Being an influencer or having a relatively high number of followers on a media channel can give you a higher lead in marketing your business.
For instance, having a Facebook page with over 5-10k members would give you an audience to begin your journey with, and the more quality content you bring to your page, the more shares you get from your audience if they love what you do. And of course, more shares mean more members, more audience, greater returns!
Even if you don’t have a page with lots of members, growing one isn’t a problem either. There are key factors in bringing people to follow your page and be a member that you probably didn’t know about. These various factors are easy but need a lot of consistency and dedication to deliver a great result.
Some Key Factors To Growing Your Page Are:
✓Post interactive contents: These may vary from the movies in Vogue to the new dress trends, to the celebrity gist. Something to keep your potential audience wanting more.
✓Hold online contests/giveaways:
Who wouldn’t want to get a hold of a price that could relieve them of spending? Certainly not me!
Online giveaways have a way of attracting people, making them pin a group, and even follow in case another comes up.
Nobody would want to miss an opportunity so rare.
Contests also bring people together, especially one that entails voting to win. This way, family and friends of a competitor get out of their ways to vote for their favorite contestant, tagging a number of other friends to make sure he/she successfully wins the prize.
Never underestimate the power of a media channel. Whatever one you feel would work for you, go for it!
4. Create engaging content.
It is not enough to find out your customer’s requirements and problems in order to fix them, it is also not enough to stick to the media channel that best suits you.
Developing a perfect strategy that would stand out entails even more.
The first step to realizing the perfect page you have always dreamed of is creating engaging content.
After knowing your audience and what they want, now is the time to create something they would not be able to resist, content that would fully grasp their attention.
To get quality information of this sort, there are a few things you must be doing.
✓ Pin the pages of your competitors to get new ideas from their updates.
✓ Make researches on what they do and do something related, or even better.
✓ Read. Research. Jot any down feedbacks.
✓ Check your mailbox often to see what people think about your content, and look for a way to provide an even better result.
Following these provided strategies meticulously, your business is definitely assured to improve before your eyes!