Once you have your small business content strategy in place, it’s time to begin writing web content that is compelling enough to attract attention and develop your expert reputation. One of the best places to start is with a blog of targeted, educational information that speaks to your target audience.
Think about the process you go through when you want to make a purchase. This process you go through is called the buyer’s journey. And if you are marketing your business, you need to understand this journey so you can create a content marketing strategy that offers the right content at the right time.
It’s no surprise that customers and visitors to your website have questions about your business, product or service that need to be answered. And we try to answer those questions through our blog posts and page content. But often the visitor needs a simpler way to find the answer they are looking for.
I must be getting more sensitive to bad grammar in blog posts, email newsletters and other types of content marketing. These errors glare out from the content and totally distract me from the topic of interest. The sad truth is that these grammar mistakes are found in the material of some of the top content marketing authors.
We know that providing great content is important to our online marketing strategy, but creating that content can be a burden. According to the Content Marketing Institute, 57% of content marketers just simply don’t have enough time to produce content. And when you are a small business owner, time is a precious commodity.