Digital Marketing Tips for Small Businesses
By Boris Dzhingarov ; July 25th, 2018

When you run a small business, you often wear a lot of hats. In addition to managing your daily operations, you may also oversee the accounting, human resources, product development, and marketing. That’s a lot for one person to do at once, which is why many business owners often have to make sacrifices to ensure the most vital tasks are taken care of. When this happens, marketing often becomes the most overlooked aspect because many business owners don’t deem it a necessity. However, ensuring your business has a solid marketing plan in place can help get your company’s name out there and bring in additional revenue. If you neglect marketing for too long, you may fall behind the curve on the latest trends. Here are a few tips to help your business get started with its digital marketing strategy.


Build a Solid Website

In the world of digital advertising, having a good website is key to helping your business thrive. If you don’t have a web presence or your website is outdated, you risk missing out on reaching a wider audience to get the word out about your business and bring in new clients. Work to build a website that demonstrates what your business is and how it can benefit potential clients.


If you don’t have small business website design experience, don’t stress out. You can find many online website builders that you can use to build out your website using a template or from scratch. When you build your website, you want to be sure it has a clean, easy-to-navigate design and is optimized for mobile web browsers, which is how most people consume information these days. If you really want to impress potential clients, you could even develop an app for your business to offer an even more immersive browsing experience.


Create Quality Content

Content is king, and if you want to stand out among the noise of the internet to bring in business, you need to create content that is not only relevant to your audience, but is also interesting and easy to read. Many businesses make the mistake of lacing their content with jargon to make themselves sound like intelligent experts in their field, but in doing so the message is often lost on the reader and it has a negative impact on your overall return. Try not to make your content too difficult to understand and remember that while you may know your product or service well, potential clients may not and it’s best not to create unnecessary barriers between them and understanding. If writing isn’t your strong suit, you can contract content writers to curate content for you to help increase your sales revenue.


Be Social

In addition to creating a solid website with quality content, you should also prepare to share your content and website information across social media channels. This can help put extra eyes on your material and increase the likelihood that someone will purchase your product or service. You should be prepared to share information, helpful tips, and answer questions that people may have about your business. Social media sites are where people spend a lot of their time, so you may even want to boost your posts to help reach an even wider audience.


Consider Email Marketing

As you build your client base, you can capture emails to talk in further details about your product or services. Share when you have a new product or service or enhancements to additional products, or create and share a monthly newsletter that keeps clients updated on what your business is doing. This will increase the chances of repeat business while keeping your company top-of-mind for those who may be in the market for what your company offers in the future.


As you build your digital presence, you’ll find things that work well and others that may not. You should always be looking for ways to interact with customers online to stay relevant in an ever-changing world. If you can do these things, marketing your business can be easy and cost-effective.

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