In our several years of content writing and marketing experience, we’ve observed that crafting content can be a waste of time unless you map out a hole-free content journey for your buyers.
Having a strategy for your content is imperative to its success. Now I know some folks just toss some content out into the world and get lucky, but that’s not the case for most who are seeing traction and profits from their content marketing. Yes, you are excited to jump in, but look before you leap! Making a content marketing strategy is usually the ticket, and I whipped up a webinar on the very topic. If you don’t have 30 minutes or so, here are five tips to get you started.
As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the allure of a content writing service. You simply sign up, pay up, leave some instructions, and you’ll have an article delivered to you! I know, I’m making these content writing services seem pretty darn nice, right?
Have you noticed how a purchase is actually done in our modern era?
If you have, you probably know why it’s so important to map out the content journey that can turn prospects into customers. This is because the internet has changed the way we make purchasing decisions. Yes, we are increasingly becoming used to searching for relevant and useful information online before buying to help us select the right product or service.
Team Impressa works with a lot of startups, and most of them face very similar challenges. The issue, essentially, is that there’s a lot that needs to be done, and the internal team is too small to tackle everything themselves. This includes content strategy.
Yes, I get it entrepreneurs. Once you’ve established what your product or service is you’re eager to start promoting it, right? You want to start churning out content, letting the world know about your business.
About a month ago, a potential client reached out to the Impressa Solutions team because he needed some blog posts. To be frank, blog posts alone were not going to get this guy to his stated goals. He needed a content strategy, but when I told him this, I was met with resistance. He didn’t want to be “upsold” on “extras,” and he insisted that I describe what a successful blog post looks like–because that was what he wanted.
Before you can erect a building, you need a blueprint. It shows everybody involved in the construction what the finished product will look like, where things like plumbing and electrical wires go, how big the individual pieces need to be, and how everything will fit together. Without it, no one knows what they’re doing, and no responsible professional would ever break ground until it’s been developed and approved.
Before understanding what an inbound marketing agency is, we need to know what actually is inbound marketing. Even after several years of its existence in the marketing world, many marketers are still skeptical about its effectiveness and certainty. This is mainly because they are afraid of disruption that this transition may cause to their currently working system.
We’ve met many a potential client who put the cart before the horse. They needed to further refine their brand, create a marketing plan, and do up all new business marketing material–think brochures, spec sheets, and anything else you’d put in a media kit or hand to potential customers hanging out around your trade show booth. And they wanted these marketing materials to be done before everything else, which is a horrible approach.