Online Marketing Strategies to Give Your Business an Edge

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Online marketing can be more cutthroat than you can imagine. Think of it like this “your target customers won’t buy products from you if they didn’t know you existed in the first place”. You need to make sure your voice is heard and the best way to do this is to make sure you have solid online marketing strategies. 

Online Marketing Strategies That Give You The Edge

Online marketing is an essential part of running a business on the internet. It raises brand awareness and makes sure that you’re on people’s minds the next time they need services or products that you sell. However, competition on the internet is fierce and having a weak online marketing strategy could mean that you will lose to your competitors. 

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Strategies For Building A Positive Brand Reputation

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

When a consumer is trying to decide between two different brands for the same product/service, they will always choose the company that has the best reputation. This is because a positive reputation means that the company is likely to be reliable, to provide a good customer experience and to have high-quality and good value products/services. This can make it challenging for new and/or small businesses that can often struggle to create a reputation for themselves when competing with much larger brands. It will always take some time but here are the most effective strategies for improving your brand reputation.

Improve Customer Service

Much like personal reputations are formed around how you treat others; brand reputation is formed heavily around how your company interacts with customers and visitors. People want to feel valued and listened to so you need to make customer service a priority – people will always return to a brand that looks after its customers but never a company with poor customer service, even if they have high-quality products. Additionally, customer service is an area where smaller companies can excel over much larger businesses, so this can give your small business a competitive edge.Continue reading

The Benefits of Working with an SEO Specialist

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Do you want to harness the power of online marketing to grow your business? The internet has opened up a world of opportunities to companies of all sizes. Now, even the smallest of companies can compete against multinational corporations for the top spots on Google. However, you should be aware that featuring on Google’s first page is far from straightforward.

You can’t simply build a website and expect to gain thousands of new customers. If you don’t market your website, it will be nothing more than a drop in the ocean. You could decide to study online marketing for years to understand the most effective ways to get your company in front of online users. Or, you could hire an SEO company to do the hard work for you.

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How to Ensure Your Company-Based Video Content is Reaching a Broad Audience

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When you take the time and energy, not to mention investing money in creating video marketing and advertising content for your company, you want to be sure it is reaching as broad an audience as possible. To do that, you need to find the appropriate channels to distribute your video, paying close attention to who the audience is, making sure it fits your key demographics.

So, what happens if you aren’t quite satisfied with your reach, and you’re questioning if you are in fact doing all you can to get your content out there? Here are some tips and advice that will help ensure your video content is reaching the broad audience you hoped for.

Understand It’s Not a One-Size Fits All Approach

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Creating Your E-Commerce Store: A Guide

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The internet has democratized who can start a business because now all it takes is a website to get your company up and running. An e-commerce store is simply a website with added payment functionality to enable web users to make sales through your website. This is a very simple piece of code that will work in harmony with a pre-existing layout, helping you shift your goods without a physical store. There are, however, additional risks and considerations to make in relation to your e-commerce store. But don’t worry, this simple guide will take you through every element that needs to be considered.

Security

Your clients will be submitting their data to your website in order to make purchases online, therefore it is essential that you invest in the best protection for your site. There are many ways to improve your website security and to ensure that its SQL is not violated in any way. An unsecured site can be damaging for your business should it be found in breach of data regulation.Continue reading

Are You Thinking of Traveling the World and Working Online?

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Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier than ever to start your business without being tied down to one place. With an increasing number of jobs now possible remotely and the fact that it is easier than ever to start a business online without the need for an office or store, becoming a ‘digital nomad’ or somebody who travels the world while earning an income online is an increasingly popular career choice. It’s easy to see why; being your own boss and having the freedom to travel wherever you like is much more appealing than most standard 9-5 office jobs. So, what can you do to succeed with this lifestyle?

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#1. Gain Relevant Qualifications:

The good news is that you don’t always have to have qualifications in order to work successfully online. For example, if you are experienced with social media, have a good knack for writing, or can easily conduct tasks such as e-mail management and admin, you may want to consider offering your services as a freelance social media manager, writer, or virtual assistant. On the other hand, gaining relevant qualifications can lead to better, more lucrative remote working opportunities and give you the edge you need over your competition when setting up your online business. The best part is that there are several online programs you’ll be able to complete as you travel and work.

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3 Content Marketing Techniques You Should Use to Increase Traffic

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

If you’re struggling to generate traffic (and leads) for your website, content marketing is your best bet. Not only that content marketing is cost-effective but it generates 3x more leads as compared to outbound marketing.

If you can write and create original new content on your own, then that means you won’t have to pay anyone for content marketing. That is great news! You’ll have full control of your strategy; you’ll be able to write your own content, distribute it, promote it, and drive traffic to your website (and converting that traffic into qualified leads).Continue reading