Lets be honest, there are hundreds of ways to run and manage your online marketing campaigns. You can write blog posts, use Adwords, send out newsletters, tweet and just about anything else to get your message out there.
But which one is the best and will give you the results you want?
Most marketing experts will tell you that the best way to figure out your online marketing strategy is to just test, test, test. Although this may work for certain niches and industry, it is best to ignore this advice, especially if you are starting your first online marketing campaign.
There is no doubt that online marketing is a strategic process. To be successful your need have highly focused goals as well as a reliable and scaleable framework to get your message out there — this holds true if you are a beginner or an advanced marketing. If you do not have these 2 things defined before you hit the road, you will end up wasting your two most valuable assets, time and money.
Getting it Going
The first step in successful online marketing is understanding you business’s exact goals and needs. To find these answers you should be asking yourself these questions:
- What are you selling?
- How do you want to sell it?
- Who is using your product/service?
- What do your customers value?
- What products are they currently using?
- What will get them to buy your service/product?
Once you have those questions answered the next step is to understand your potential customers.
Know Your Customer
One of the basic fundamental things to remember when starting your online marketing campaigns is that at the end of it all, marketing is about the human-to-human relationships that take place online and offline. To capture that new customer you have to connect with them on a human level that is easily relatable.
Knowing your customer inside and out can help you make the best choices when setting up your campaigns. The easiest way to find this information is by having an open and honest conversation with your current customers. Some questions you can ask them are:
- How did you find out about our product/service?
- What turned you from a prospect to paying customer?
- What do you value/care about when it comes to our product or service?
Once you have a clear and full understanding of your business and your customers, you can take the next step and begin your online marketing campaigns.
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