I am often asked ‘what is a blog’ or ‘what part does the internet play in growing my business’ and other similiar questions that relate to using the new technologies (such as email marketing) for all businesses including the corporates and small and work from home businesses. Often companies have a website but in many cases their website presence actually serves no purpose with respect to actually building the brand of the business.
In my consulting work – I go to great lengths to explain how the internet should be used as a part of the overall business strategy of the business. Granted, most businesses know that they should have a website and in my experience that is because everyone else has a website. The key point is that the internet is one of the best not to mention most cost effective ways that any business can use to build their brand and blast their message literally the world over.
Of course before the branding campaign can commence, due diligence must be done in respect to actually determining it is that the brand of the company actually is. As well as being able to build the brand using the internet, this is where the skill in the process of marketing comes into play and the cost effective use of using consultants will pay for itself in both time and money.
So what is the most effective method that one can use to build ones brand on the internet ? I recommend using specific blogging strategies after of course you have taken time out to develop your sales and marketing strategies. Some of the things that you can do is to determine the subject of your blog and then look to connect with other people the world over via your blog who are commenting on the same subject.
Also, you should start to produce material via your blog – setting yourself apart as the expert in your field and business. As your blog is optimized (by us) it will be picked up and over time will be picked up by those who are interested in your field and will surely but steadily build your brand.
This is but a brief discussion on how you can use specific internet marketing strategies to build your brand as you build your business in line with your overall business marketing strategy, that is whether you are a large corporate or a small work from home business.
If there is anything we can do to help you on your way – get in touch, also interested in any comments you may have.
Stephen C Cambbell