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Strong Online Presence Made Possible in 5 Ways
Author: Michael C. Wong
In this digital world, building a strong online presence is very crucial for every business, whether big or small. If you are a business owner, you should be aware that everything around you is constantly evolving. Most of these evolutions have something to do with the web, thus you need to keep going. Remaining static is a definite no-no, so take your business online, and start building a strong online presence.
However, for some this is easier said than done, even if you’ve managed a business for some time, and then for those who are just starting up or others who are struggling to make it on top. Unfortunately for the not-so-web-savvy, doing so can be confusing, overwhelming, and frustrating. Imagine doing so many things all at the same time, definitely aren’t going to be easy, and there aren’t any guarantee if they’ll work. But the key here is knowing how and where to start. I have put together 5 useful tips below to help you build a strong online presence. And let me assure you, they work!
The 5 Smart Ways You Need To Know
1. Goal Setting
You can easily get lost if you don’t have a goal in mind. You need to write down as much as possible of what you want to accomplish, make a plain and simple plan. Next, itemize the goals, aims, and objectives you’ve set. Think of them in smaller bits. Maybe you can create a picture that you want your website to be among the top 5 most viewed blogs for the year 2017. Break it down by making actionable steps to achieve such goal. You can blog every, do product reviews, reach diverse audience, etc. Doing so will make your set goal seems more attainable.
2. Build a website
Though this one is obvious, there are still many business owners who find web design a daunting process. But building one is simply straightforward even if you are not familiar with programming language. Also, there are several free online tools that you can make use of to build your own website. Some of them are Doodlekit, Wix, and Weebly which are really easy. If you have bigger budget, you can opt to hire a developer to design a website for you.
Now that you have a website, remember that you have to be “online”. As you go along, refine its appearance and put quality content in it.
3. Get SEO
You have your goals set and a website in place, but this won’t be enough considering the competition online. If you don’t do something about it, your webpage will be drowned in a sea of content online, and this is where you need SEO.
If you are worried about not being an expert in this field, it’s totally okay. You can ask those around you with expertise or seek help from experts. With excellent SEO, you’ll have the chance to take your website (your business in general) from zero to the top of Google. It is also important that you understand the basic SEO practices so you can make all your efforts more rewarding.
4. Social Media
This one is a must if you want to build strong online presence. Social will greatly help improve your chances of generating more revenue and building customer loyalty. With social media, your audience, potential customers, and interested parties would be able to engage through channels that play a significant role in their lives. Some of the most popular social media platforms that can help in your business are: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and FourSquare.
5. Be Consistent and Give Value
Always bear in mind that deciding on doing one habit can help you move toward your goal, so be sure that you do it every day. Whether it’s blogging, social media, or whatever it is, just do it consistently. At the same time, be sure that what you provide to your target market is something of great value. This will help you attain credibility and be an authority in your field, two things that are equally important in your visibility and online growth.
Building a strong online presence might be challenging but can also be exciting. You can always experiment on what works for your business or what needs to be change. These 5 smarts ways will make things a lot easier for you so you can take your business to the top.
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