A new business feels like owning a new car; you want to do everything with it and you believe that it could do everything (as long as the description describes). The best thing about a new business is that there’s no false advertising about its capabilities. But like cars, somewhere down the road, its mechanical limits will start showing and you need to be ready at all times.
It’s important to note that you need fuel for your car. You’re going to need people coming in consistently even if you have a steady stream of people clamoring for your innovative idea. Very rarely do proprietors think about these things.
The Internet can do wonders for many businesses. A bit of tinkering of these tools and you’ve got fuel to speed your car everywhere!
Google’s “mobilegeddon” had definitely cost plenty of site rankings to go down, namely due to adaptability failure by many proprietors. You’re just starting with your business. When you make your website, make sure your designer understands it has to be mobile-friendly.
Plenty of templates in WordPress, the Internet’s leading content management system and website creation tool, are ready for mobilegeddon with a responsive website. This means it appears decent on a desktop, but can adapt to smaller screens should consumers access it via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
People want to learn about your products and services and learning about your company should come from reliable sources. Enlist your website in Yelp, Google+ or industry specific categories.
Another great way is have a known blogger in the industry write about your business. This adds you to their repertoire of new businesses in the industry that deserve new attention. You could pay for this as this is a sort-of advertisement.
Numerous entrepreneur stories and even kickstarter projects spread like wildfire across social media. However you need to be consistent to drive leads. You must also have an objective when going for social media.
The best thing about it is that you could answer your consumers’ concerns quickly. It also creates a ‘human’ vibe for your business because it allows you to directly connect with your consumers. If you have blogs or news updates in your business, you could update your consumers through your social media accounts.
Start building your email list! Your email list must contain material that consumers could return to now and then to use as resource for their own needs.
How to create it? Create a newsletter plugin in your website and restrict access to some of your content by asking your consumers to join your newsletter before proceeding. Some may get ticked off, but those extremely interested will definitely sign up.
On Facebook, you could have yourself advertised on the right-hand corner of a website. This could appear longer depending on your advertising budget. You could also go for Google Adwords and Retargeting, which allow you to drive new customers to your website.