Content is King (or Queen)
The rules of marketing have changed. Marketing is moving online at a rapid pace and there has never been a better time for us to reach our target market directly. Google provides three-quarters of a billion search results a day - the perfect platform for useful content. The Web allows smart marketers to deliver compelling content that people actually want to consume.
What potential clients really want is valuable content that will improve their lives. We now have the opportunity to create useful content that not only positions us as authorities in our industries, but is one of the greatest client attraction secrets.
Content marketing is about getting clients to invite you to interact with them. It's about engaging in a conversation, building trust and providing something of value. The secret to writing great content is to put yourself in your potential client's shoes and look for opportunities to help make her life a lot easier. It's understanding exactly what your target audience needs to know and delivering it to them time and time again.
In our rapidly changing business environment, the entrepreneurs who are going to thrive are the ones who engage their clients and build long-term relationships. Here are five reasons why you want to start writing now:
I hear grumblings from busy female entrepreneurs that they just don't have the time to write. If you want to build your buzz, position yourself as an expert and attract more clients, writing articles is one of the most cost-effective ways to market yourself in the online marketplace.
Put aside a window of time each week to write - schedule it in your calendar as you would any other important meeting and commit to it. I have a block of time every Monday afternoon that is scheduled exclusively for writing. I actually leave my office and have a quiet place at home where I can write undisturbed for a couple of hours. It's the only way it gets done.
© Liz Dennery Sanders 2009
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liz Dennery Sanders is the CEO of Dennery Marks Inc., a nationally acclaimed brand strategy and celebrity outreach firm, and SheBrand, a company dedicated to empowering other female entrepreneurs and small business owners to build their buzz and create powerful personal brands that attract more clients. For a FREE report, “101 Ways To Build A Powerful Personal Brand and Attract More Clients” visit http://www.shebrand.com.