Building A Content Marketing Strategy
What Exactly Is Content Marketing?
The first thing to keep in mind when creating content is to keep it simple. The more complicated you make things, the less of an impression you’ll leave. Consistent, simple information over a span of time eventually will influence the behavior of your audience.
Instead of spending tons of time trying to identify the exact lingo you’ll use, when you’ll post it, and who you’ll target, just remain consistent about what you’re trying to convey, in simple terms, for a long period of time.
Why Use Content Marketing?
Content provides continuous value to your audience, which results in gained trust and increased engagement. Over time, your content will be shared and commented on and eventually you will become the resource they go to when they need both information and services.
Tips When Building Your Content Strategy
Set Some Goals
What do you want to accomplish with your content? Make sure your goals are clear and concise. Knowing exactly what you’re trying to do will help you decide on what you’re going to create. Looking for more web traffic? Newsletter or blog subscriptions? Maybe, you’re just looking to become a resource and thought leader within your industry. Regardless of your goals, consistent content marketing can help you achieve them.
Listen To Your Audience
Think about your ideal customer: what are they looking for? What do they want to know? What are their pain points? Once you complete this market research, you’ll have the opportunity to create content that will speak directly to your ideal client.
Don’t Create Content Just To Have More
Although having a full content section of your website is both healthy and important, don’t create low quality content just to have more. Doing so will result in lack of trust and will make you a less credible resource which is counterproductive to reaching your goals.