Focus on Adding Value

adding value

Internet marketing has been plagued by vanity metrics and promotional jargon for years. Businesses are obsessed with how many Likes they can gain or pushing a “BUY NOW” sales message. If you want to gain new customers through Internet marketing, you need to reevaluate your message. Facebook’s recent Promotional Content update is a testament to how bad businesses have become with their me first attitude.

It’s Not About What You Get, But What You Give

Turning Internet users into customers requires more than just a promotional message. It’s essential for you to provide them with value. By consistently providing your customer with value, you build a treasure trove of trustworthy experiences with them so that when you eventually want to push a sale, it’s well received.

Before you write, share, or film something, ask yourself, “Will this bring value to my customers?” Value comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, but it can easily be fit into just a few easy to remember categories:

  • Educate – Write a blog, FAQ page, or eNewsletter with information that will help your customer get more out of their experience with your business. Example: Write a blog post called, “10 Easy Ways to Make Your Next Party a Huge Success!” An educational blog post can be used to help bring in traffic from search engines or it could be used in a party confirmation email.
  • Edify – Find ways to uplift others in your community and share it with your network. Did one of your team members just win a scholarship for college? Share the great news with your network! Did your local high school team just win a state championship? Celebrate their success too! Edify your customers with uplifting and encouraging information.
  • Entertain – Between Buzzfeed, family, and friends, there’s a lot of noise hitting news feeds these days. Standout by sharing something fun. Share a relevant comic, YouTube video, or gather your team together to take a fun photo together.

Creating Value for Your Customers Makes You Different

Here’s the one big thing to remember: The world is full of ME first Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. When you focus on your customers, you build a massive advantage over your competition. Why? Because you’re among the rare breed of businesses that care. Use it to your advantage

KEEP READING

How To
Guest Writer

Four Tips for Interacting with Customers Online!

Today, the way businesses interact with customers online can greatly impact their reputation and success. From handling customer praise to addressing complaints, maintaining proper online etiquette is essential.  Here are four tips for businesses to effectively engage with customers while navigating the realm of online feedback: 1. Respond Promptly and

Read More »
Blog
Guest Writer

ACTION! 4 Short-Form Video Tips to Help You Make Movie Magic

Short-form video is the number one form of content capturing eyes and ears online right now, but many businesses are hesitant to get started making and posting this kind of content for their business. Many fear they don’t have the technical knowledge to deal with filming and editing, some are

Read More »

What’s Going on with TikTok?

      TikTok, the wildly popular social media platform known for its short-form videos, has found itself at the center of a contentious debate at the federal government level. With concerns ranging from national security to data privacy, the push to ban TikTok has gained significant traction in recent

Read More »
Blog
Steven Saxton

Five Web Terms You Should Know!

With a history spanning over 30 years, the internet seems to come up with a new technological term every day! It’s hard to keep up, so here are five important web terms you should know to help keep you and your business current! Hosting: The place where your website lives

Read More »
Blog
Guest Writer

Why Is Two-Factor Authentication So Important?

Today we are dominated by digital interactions, so protecting our online accounts and sensitive information has become paramount. One of the most effective tools in this regard is two-factor authentication (2FA). But what exactly is 2FA, why is it so crucial, and how can you enable it across various platforms?

Read More »