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What Do You Need To Know About Digital Marketing Strategies for Startups

The biggest trend in recent times is starting your own business. With so much competition, startups face numerous challenges. The most life-threatening challenge a business can face is trying to remain profitable or cash-positive.

In the US, you will need at least $30,000 to start a small business; extra emphasis on “small.” Trying to remain afloat in today’s market means a lot more effort from business owners. Regular payments such as for raw materials, employee salaries, and rent and other bills require a steady source. So, how does a startup ensure profitable revenue?

The simplest and most effective way to bring in profits is to market your business. Not only will bring your company the recognition it needs, but it also creates engagement with potential clients while yielding revenue. Since startups are usually tight with budgets.

HERE’S A LIST OF AFFORDABLE MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO WORK

  1. Content marketing

    Content can be created to take any form, making it extremely versatile. It also does not need significant investment. The easiest approach is an on-site blog where you can add new content regularly. You could also experiment with podcasts, videos, and infographics to help boost your business’ reputation and increase revenue.

  2. SEO

    This strategy goes hand-in-hand with online marketing. Investing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)will help direct more traffic to your blogs and website, improving your chances of connecting with potential clients. SEO is easy and free, if you do it yourself, but its benefits will keep rolling in.

  3. Referrals

    The easiest type of marketing is the kind where your customers do it for you. A referral from a friend or colleague can have a massive impact on a potential buyer. Personal recommendations work in an entirely different way compared to published reviews. Creating a referral program does not necessarily require a lot of money. You could start by offering current customers vouchers or discounts on subscriptions or future purchases in exchange for referring new customers.

  4. Social media

    With everyone hooked onto their smartphones and computers, injecting your business into social media is a good way to create exposure. All you need to do is invest some time, create a few social media profiles for your business and reach target audiences who would be interested in your product. Your audience could grow in thousands in little to no time.

  5. Groups and forums

    Social media groups and public forums are a goldmine for potential clients. Keep an eye out for local events where you can promote your products. Or impress members of these groups with your expertise.

The strategies mentioned above cost little to no money, allowing startups to direct their funds toward other avenues. Business owners only need to invest some time and attention.

Related Article: Why Small Businesses Need to Invest in Social Media

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