Top 5 Content Marketing Hacks to Boost Your Startup Business
Content marketing plays an important role that drives genuine visitors and conversions for any business startup, that is why it is considered as the backbone of the marketing campaign for any startup or an already established organization. So, if you have a startup or planning to start your own business then you need to focus hard on your content marketing campaigns right from the day one. Because these content marketing campaigns help in enhancing the performance of your business in many different ways such as:
- Better content always attracts new visitors and engage existing audience.
- It develops and enhances your brand persona on social media among targeted audience.
- Regularly working on content marketing tasks creates an authority & credibility among your users.
- Better content distribution enhances your SEO efforts because your content includes high traffic keywords & trendy title which help in easy indexing of your content on major search engines.
- It helps to drive highly genuine traffic towards your brand that can generate better lead conversion for your business.
It is supposed that kick starting your content marketing strategies involves a number of resources starting from 3 to 7 depending on the type of project, tools and working hours in order to make it successful for your business startups. So, here are the top 5 content marketing hacks that will help you to give an extra boost to your business startup.
Decide Your Target Niche
Before setting up your startup business, you have to perform a thorough market research on the audience that you will be going to target. For this, define those audiences who are most likely to buy your product or service, determine the past behavior of the users for that product and then also make a note of the rating, review, and feedbacks from your niche audience that have been given for the product that you are going to offer.
Based on the data collected make a proper understanding and analysis that will help you to draft highly suited content for that targeted niche which will serve an effective content engagement among those users.
Build an Effective Content Strategy
As you have successfully defined your targeted audience and their behavior, now you can easily plan an effective content strategy to make it a successful campaign. In your content strategy, define your core content team and designate roles and responsibilities as per their expertise. This strategy will help you to determine who will be drafting such content, where will the content be promoted, how frequently the content will be published there, what type of content will be thrown, how you will have an interaction with your targeted audience in your content marketing, etc. So, plan this strategy well and tweak it from time to time as per the requirement so as to get most out of it because content marketing has its business benefits for a longer run.
Designate Content Creators and Marketers
After defining a strategic content plan, you need to appoint separate resources as a content creator and marketer including heading analyzers, writers, SEO gurus and SMM experts who will be responsible for drafting and promoting content for your audience. Being a startup, you should allocate an appropriate budget for the same which will generate a long time benefit for your efforts. This content team will help to brainstorm on trendy topics, developing informative SEO oriented content including interesting stuff such as text, images, videos, infographic etc. for the audience and the marketers will distribute it to relevant places online for maximum exposure.
Follow Unique Approach and Choose Best Platform
In today’s scenario, everyone is involved in Content marketing, so you should have a unique approach and recipe to serve your customers. If you are different then you will only be able to stand out of the crowd else all your efforts will vanish. Don’t always talk about the same, what others are saying over distribution channels, however, your content marketing approach should be different from others and for this, always develop and distribute content that will educate and help the community through your informative quality content.
Apart from being different, you should choose the best platform for distributing such content and here comes your market research that you have conducted in the earlier phase. This research will help you to understand where your potential customers tend to spend more of their time on different social media, as you will be able to easily determine whether to promote more on facebook or twitter and at what time to get good user engagement.
Publish, Boost and Analyze
As you have done good homework for setting up a robust content marketing strategy and now you are ready to publish your content on highly relevant platforms but don’t limit to just publish it, always try to effectively promote it too on various available channels. So, you should be very focused on your social media strategy, for this get registered and be regularly active on such social platform which has high importance to your targeted customers as per your market research. Promote your content over there and after some time always involve in re-promoting those content to get good user engagement.
At the final shot, always monitor and analyze the results based on your past efforts which will help you to optimize your content and overall content marketing strategy for future.
Tweak strategy for content marketing; Repeat this process over and over again because content marketing is a never ending process. If you follow these 5 content marketing tips effectively then your business will keep on improving to reach new heights of success and will drive good return on your investment for your startup business.
Originally published at www.milesweb.com on May 1, 2017.