If You’re New What Should Be In Your Marketing Framework?
Posted by Jody Gabourie on November 7, 2008 in Marketing [ 2 Comments ]
Many new small businesses get confused about what marketing steps they need to take first.
I believe that there are 3 essential components that you need in your marketing framework:
- a website
- free giveaway and opt-in box
- marketing tactics based on your core marketing strength
Let’s look at each of these in more depth:
The first component you absolutely need in your marketing framework is a website. I’m sure you’ve heard this again and again, and are probably sick of hearing about it….but that’s because it is so important!
A website is crucial for building credibility, trust, a relationship with prospects and clients, and also as the key means for building your list. This leads us into the second component you need in your marketing framework.
The second component is a free giveaway and an opt-in box. These go hand-in-hand – you need to have an opt-in box on each page of your website that gives people access to a free giveaway in exchange for their name and email address. This is the way you start capturing names and build a list of prospects that you can communicate with on a regular basis and build a relationship with them.
A free giveaway is a piece of valuable information that your prospective clients would find useful. There are many different formats you can provide your free giveaway in: a report, audio lesson, tips & tricks, a checklist, an audio recording and so on.
The third component that you need in your marketing framework is tactics built around your core marketing strength. There are 3 main areas that most marketing tactics fall under: writing, speaking and networking.
All of us are usually stronger in one of these areas, we enjoy one area more, or it comes easier and we can therefore do it quicker.
Once you figure out that, you will start to add marketing tactics that are built around that core strength of yours, and then grow from there.
So if you’re just starting out or you are not achieving the results that you want, take a look at your marketing framework. Make sure you have these 3 components working smoothly and rest assured you’ve got a solid marketing base from which to go forward.