There’s one thing that’s more important to successful small business marketing online than anything. The internet is a huge place with too much information. Most of it is useless information but there are some good.
Being successful at marketing a small business online relies on being part of the good information group. Luckily, being part of the good info group isn’t as hard as you think. It’s all about getting over your hesitation to share your coveted knowledge.
Knowledge is only powerful if you share it with the world. Not only that but simplifying it in a way that anybody can understand will give you the power to market your small business successfully online.
That means helping people is the most important part of successful small business marketing online.
You know a lot in your industry. Share with others what you know and people will seek you out.
Your knowledge isn’t what makes you valuable. Value comes from your ability to take your knowledge and make it accessible to customers. You can write guest blog posts, blog on your own blog, create helpful documents, or anything else that spreads what you know.
If you genuinely help people then competing with others who offer similar services or products as you won’t ever be a problem.
You may think, wait a minute, I don’t want to give away my hard-earned knowledge. That’s nothing to worry about, though.
If you don’t help and share your knowledge then your knowledge likely won’t ever need to be used. Nobody is going to trust you without experiencing your skills in some way or having someone vouch for you.
There’s also another important thing to realize why your trade secrets aren’t really in danger of being given away. Only you know everything that you know. There may be people who read your material, love what you say, and know bits and pieces.Your knowledge and experience is unique to you. Sharing will increase your success, not decrease. Click To Tweet
Nobody will ever be able to recreate your knowledge and abilities, though.
Your fans may be able to put bits and pieces of your knowledge together but never the whole thing. Your skills are growing every day and it’s nearly impossible for somebody to ever catch up.
It All Comes Down To This
If you’re afraid to share what you know then you aren’t going to succeed marketing your business online.
You’ll only be successful marketing your small business when you’re helping others become successful, too.
Their Success Equals Your Success
When you’re helping your clients succeed then you’ll be successful.
Before you ever get a client you’ll need to help people achieve small successes. With these small successes comes the possibility for them to hire you for that big success they know you can provide.
Either that or you have an amazing recommendations which is also great but of course recommendations can come in many forms.
As with most things, the more you give the more you’ll receive. That means a lot of your work isn’t necessarily paid work but if it’s for the masses, it’ll benefit you in the end.
If you’re always giving more than you’re taking, you’ll succeed and come away with a happy customer.
Find Someone To Help
Successful small business marketing always comes down to helping people first, getting business second.
There’s never a better time to get out there and help someone than now. There are people out there trying to figure out how to do something you’ve already done, help them.
Social media is a great big place of people looking for help. All you have to do to find someone looking for help is look around. There are specialty social media networks all over the place.Find out where your target audience goes online and be there helping them. Click To Tweet
The list of places people are asking questions never end from broad social networks to niche forums.
You can even help people on your own terms and share it when relevant. Blogging is an awesome way to help people out.
Blogging may seem like a one way conversation but it’s not, though. Comments and social media help give it the necessary feedback loop to have conversations with your customers. I get ideas from questions people ask, write about them, then more people comment on the post.
There is a reason why I always say that a blog is necessary for your small business. The more you help people and answer questions on your business blog the more likely you are to bring targeted leads to your company website.
Don’t have a website or blog for your company yet? It’s a good time to start building your business online so let’s connect.
There’s never a better time to get out there an help people. Spread your knowledge and make yourself known as the expert in what you do. You work hard, let others see how hard you’ve worked to build your skill.