Make Your Business Known

Making your business known isn’t the easiest of processes. You’re working to compete against hundreds of other businesses around the world doing the same as you are, so getting your name out there can be a tricky task. But the key is to start marketing yourself from early on. The sooner you do it, the sooner people are going to begin recognising your brand. You need to set yourself apart from the rest. So we’re here to help you do that. There are many different marketing techniques for you to try that are going to give you quick and effective results right from the beginning. Below are some we think you should give a try sooner rather than later.

Banners

We’ll start with one of the easiest and cheapest methods you can use when it comes to paid marketing. Putting banners or billboards up around the country is easily going to attract the attention of people passing by. Put them in the right place, and they really are hard to miss. All you need to do is come up with something creative and eye catching to put on there. The whole public is going to be seeing this, so it needs to look as professional as possible. To add that extra touch of professionalism, use banner hanging hardware to make sure it is secure and lined up straight. It is the little bits of attention to detail that’ll really pay off in the long run. Some of the best places to put them are outside your office, providing it is somewhere on a main road. A busy main road, or even a motorway. Passersby are going to notice it no matter what.

 

Social Media

Social media is the first step in internet marketing that you should take if you’re a small business. It is really easy to get the hang of, and there are plenty of guides on the internet to make sure you’re going with the right angle. All you need to do is create some pages on the main social media sites, and make them as cool and funky as possible. It is the unique side of things that is really going to draw people in. Make sure you’re always tweeting your offers, what you’re selling, or what new products might be coming out to capture people’s attention. Be sure to make effective use of hashtags on twitter to reach out to a wider audience. With Facebook you can pay to have your posts boosted to reach thousands of people, rather than the maybe hundreds that you’ll have on your news feed. Social media is a stepping stone to bigger techniques such as the ones below.

 

Bigger Techniques

When you’re a bit more established, you’ll have a bit more money to throw around with your marketing ventures. One of the most popular and most effective is SEO. You can pump thousands into an SEO campaign and not get anything from it, so it might be wise to hire a professional for this one.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who shows women entrepreneurs how to use solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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