According to Content Marketing Institute, 89% of B2B marketers are using content marketing. Join the wave.
In this age of digital marketing, content marketing is crucial.
“Content Marketing is the Only Marketing Left” – Seth Godin
No matter the type of business you run, you can use content marketing to your advantage.
Several businesses have achieved massive success with content marketing. So can you!
In this article, we give you the tips to prepare you for your content marketing journey.
Here are 5 Must-Know Content Marketing Tips:
1. Start a Company Blog
The first thing you should start together with your business is a blog.
You can’t always post about your business but you can always find interesting ideas for content around your business.
This is why it’s important to create a business blog and do it early.
Having a blog means you can generate a constant stream of content around your product or service.
However, simply having a blog is not enough. You need to update your blog regularly.
“Blog early, blog often.”
According to HubSpot: “Companies that published 16+ blog posts per month got almost 3.5X more traffic than companies that published between 0 – 4 monthly posts.”5 Content Marketing Tips Every Entrepreneur Should KnowClick To Tweet
2. Create High-Quality Content
Millions of blog posts are published daily. You need to make sure your content stands out. The way to do this is by focusing on quality rather than quantity.
“Do not write content just for sake of writing,” – Anastasia Sidko
You must always provide value to your audience.
Employ storytelling technique in crafting your content. It’s a very effective way to capture and maintain the interest of your readers.
Additionally, prioritize long-form content. According to SerpIQ, content with 2000 words or more usually gets ranked higher by search engines than short form content.
A higher ranking will drive more traffic to your content and also improve your domain authority.
3. Build Relationships with Influencers
Influencer marketing is one of the new content marketing trends.
Influencers are people whose opinions are highly valued in a particular niche. They usually have huge followings. A post from them about a product or service easily generates a buzz.
Depending on how powerful they are, they can easily make or break a company with just one post on social media or a mention in an interview.
You will want these people on your side.
A few tips on how to build relationships with influencers:
- Quote them in your content and reach out to them for a comment afterward.
- Interview them for a blog post.
- Attend their conferences and speak to them in person.
- Offer your paid service free to them in exchange for feedback.
- Engage with their content on social media.
4. Use The Right Tools
We all know the importance of tools. Having the right tools allows us to streamline processes and increase productivity.
However, using the wrong tools or in some cases having too many tools can be counterproductive.
This is a problem with many new entrepreneurs. They often jump on every tool they come across thinking it’ll skyrocket their growth.
“Ultimately it’s not about the number of tools but rather the selection of the right tools suited for your agency,” – Mattan Danino
In reality, having a few tools you really know how to use is best. Not only will it make you more productive, it’ll also save you money because most tools aren’t free.
5. Guest Post
Guest blogging or posting simply means publishing content on a website other than your own. This allows you to tap into a much wider audience.
When Buffer started out, their founder Leo Widrich turned to guest blogging after a series of failed attempts to land PR coverage.
He wrote over 150 posts for different websites.
Through this, Buffer was able to grow from 0 – 100,000 users in just 10 months!
These tips should start you off on your content marketing journey. In addition to these tips, here are 7 Tools to Help you Generate Content Ideas.
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