“If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.”
Not all entrepreneurs understand this Bill Gates quote. Someone who doesn’t follow this advice will not make a good profit or will lose their business shortly.
If you think that having website or just a social media profile is enough, then you are wrong. Your website and your social media profile is just a boat in the middle of the ocean. You need oars to move it. And these oars are marketing.
Why does Digital marketing help?
Communication. The Internet allows you to directly communicate with your customers and your audience. Communication is the key to customer service, so is a great way to build loyalty.
Targeting. Once you know your audience, and your average consumer, you can set up direct advertising targeting their age, interests and geolocation.
Web-analytics. This helps you analyze your potential target and optimize your advertising. Make it more effective.
Unlimited sales market. Internet and marketing does not have limits. This means you can promote your services or products to the whole world and becoming an international company is very easy.
Quick action. It takes about a day to start a marketing campaign. Consumer responses won’t make you wait for too long.
You can imagine digital marketing as a plant. The roots are – your strategy, branding, research and content. The trunk is your website, the branches are your marketing tools. You don’t get your fruits from the roots. You get them from the top and in order to get those fruits you have to take care of those roots – take good care and remove the barriers that do not help with growth. Without good care – you will never get a good harvest. Digital marketing is not a purchase or price. It’s a long term investment.