When I say local, sometimes it means my hometown and sometimes it means local to you. In the case of this article, I am referring to any small business that serves a local market. It really doesn’t matter where you might be, as long as you are serving (at least primarily) a market that is local to you.
I can think of dozens of categories of business that this information might apply to, you can find a list of businesses in my post Will Your Business Benefit?
In any case, local means local to you.
So why is content important to your online (and offline) marketing efforts.
Quite simply it is the easiest way to add value and establish your expertise. Publicity seeking has worked for numerous companies over a long period of time. Small business owners simply have more tools at their disposal now than they ever have before. And while this is a beautiful thing for small businesses with a shoestring budget (or worse…have you seen how much shoelaces go for these days?) it also presents a rather large challenge.
How do you as a busy small business owner
- Find the time to discover good content that will hit the right note with your target audience?
- Learn how to set up an effective way to share that content with your target audience?
- Learn how to measure and tweak your content to increase response rates?
And if that wasn”t enough stress, one of the biggest things I see clients struggle with (at least in the initial stages) is coming up with ideas for content and establishing it’s purpose. Because content doesn’t become quality content until it both attracts your target market and causes them to take action.
As this article from Concentrix on Content & Purpose illustrates, it’s important to know where you want your writing to lead.
Without that action, the marketing is no better than continuing with the spray and pray method that too many small business owners resort to out of desperation and frustration.
You gotta know where you want your prospects and customers to go if you want to lead them in the direction that you want.
For example, I want this article to lead to you being intrigued to click through to the article I’ve linked to, and then call me to help you by either helping you find the content you need or by delivering the content to you.
There’s no doubt about it. Content is the surest way to bring in more clients and to better serve the clients you already have. The great thing is you don’t have to create all your content in house. Much as you don’t publish your own newspaper or create your own radio ads – you can outsource your content creation and online marketing needs to an organization like PK Marketing Solutions.
Do you know where your content is going?
If not, or if you have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to creating content for your online marketing, be sure to sign up for my email tips list by filling in the form at the top right hand side of the screen. Not only will you get two great digital books on marketing your small business, you’ll get free articles as well as links to helpful resources that can help you market your small business.