You manage a business, but are you ready to market your business online?

Here are some of the top marketing tips business owners should take note of.

1. What do you want to achieve?
There are many ways to market your small business, but the first thing you need to determine is what it is that you want to achieve.
It could be that you want to get your business noticed, get more traffic to your website, or sell more products.
Whatever the goal, this is the first thing you must define before embarking on a marketing campaign.

2. What online marketing approaches should you use?
There are many approaches for marketing your business online, ranging from SEO marketing (Search Engine Optimization Marketing) to PPC marketing (Pay-Per-Click Marketing).
The type of marketing you choose should be based on your business goal (what you want to achieve), the type of business you run, and, of course, your budget.
For example, if you have significant funds to invest in, you might consider pay-per-click marketing because you can target specific customers and directly increase your sales.
If you don’t such deep pockets, you may want to go for organic SEO marketing, increasing your visibility on search engines, such as Google, to rank higher and attract more potential buyers.
Content Marketing is another proven marketing strategy, involving producing valuable content to attract interest from customers. You can use content marketing in combination with other marketing approaches to achieve your marketing goals.

3. Can you measure it?
This is one of the most crucial questions you should ask yourself before beginning a marketing campaign.
To understand how effective your marketing is, you need to be able to analyze the outcomes of your marketing approach, which means knowing what you need to measure and having a way to measure it before you begin your campaign.

4. What will you have to give?
Almost every marketing approach involves giving your audience something in return for their attention. Whether this is content, tools, discounts, or package deals.
If you don’t have anything to give, it’s extremely hard to get people’s attention, but at the same time, you want to give the smallest and cheaper option that will draw customers.
This can be a hard balance to strike but rests on understanding what your customers will value versus what things cost to produce. For example, offering a lifetime price discount is expensive for you and may not always be highly valued by your customers. They might be interested in a simple tool that solves a related problem for them, or even value activities that help you, such as engaging them in your beta testing.

5. What is your Unique Selling Point?
You need to stand out from the crowd, and a great way to do that is by showing that your business does something that others don’t do.
Identifying what makes your business unique and different from others is important to make it easy to communicate the value you offer compared to your competitors.

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