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1. Find out who is your target audience
Choose and limit which type of people would you like to direct your message to. It is very important for you to choose your target audience to help you stand out from your competitors who you want to appeal to your company. You can do this by deciding on a specific demographics such as gender or age and psycho graphics such as hobbies and personality. Alter your marketing tactics to satisfy whatever needs they may have.
2. Choose your first 3 goals
Don’t over work yourself by writing down all the goals that you would like to achieve at once, think of goals that you know you’ll be able to measure throughout the term so that you know what you have to do in order to improve. Example, some of your goals could be “build a better customer service” or “increase brand loyalty,” because you can measure that through visits on your website.
3. Pick which tactics you would like to include
There are tons of marketing tactics online and offline, and many of them could help you grow your business, however, you do have to discover what kinds fit the best for you and your business. Some offline tactics include cold calling, giveaways and going to networking events. You could also try some online tactics such as SEO, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and updating your website with the latest information about your business. Try applying at least 3 tactics per week.
4. Start planning your investments
Marketing ranges in prices, which depends heavily on what you do and how effective the tactics are. You have to decide how much money you want to invest on each tactic. You may contact us anytime to schedule a consultation and find out which tactics can work best for your type of business so you can increase your ROI.
You will never know which kind of tactics are the ones helping you the most if you are not measuring the outcomes. If your goal is to increase your website visits, you must be able to track how many visits you are getting to your website and how many of those visits have turned into a sale. Your metrics will range depending on your what kind of goals you have set and what goals you want to accomplish as well as what type of tactics you are using.
To make it even easier for you, we have prepared an easy, 2-page Marketing Action Plan Template to get started on the right foot.
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