One of the best ways to build your brand and increase sales is content marketing. Content marketing gives your ideal customer a reason to follow you and a reason to stick around. Your goal with content marketing should be to create value and help others solve problems that you have a solution for.
Research trends and top performing content in your industry
What’s working in your industry? Do your followers read blog posts for information? Does your audience enjoy watching videos? Knowing what’s working for your customers will help you effectively connect with them. You’ll also avoid wasting time and money on strategies and tactics that don’t work.
Create valuable content for your audience
What is valuable content for your audience? Content of value is content that helps your target audience solve problems. You’ll be of value by providing solutions to problems you’re best at solving. If you run an auto repair shop, share tips that help people take care of their cars. Do you have a dental practice? Share information that helps people take better care of their teeth and gums.
You won’t lose business because you shared some of your knowledge. You’ll gain more business because you’re establishing yourself as an expert with content marketing.
Be consistent and stick to a schedule
Whether you’re producing content once a week or everyday, stick to a schedule. It takes effort and work but consistency is what matters. Your followers are looking for reliable sources of information. If you can become that go-to source, they will see your business as the expert who will solve their problems.
Distribute your content
If you don’t share, you really don’t care. Distribute your content on the different platforms you’re using from Facebook to email marketing. As you continue to share quality content, your follower count will grow and your sales will increase. Here’s a quick list of some of the platforms you can use to share your knowledge:
Do you have any questions specific to content marketing? Email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org!