There’s a reason content marketing is such a big industry: because it works.
Think about it — content truly is the backbone of every successful business, even if you don’t realize it. With smart, effective content, any business can attract more customers and up your authority… which is essential to scaling and growing, no matter what industry and no matter what time.
If you really think about it, you consume content for most every business you interact with on a daily basis. Whether you’re scrolling social media, listening to a podcast, flipping through a brand magazine, or reading a business’s email, you’re consistently interacting with content.
Here’s why creating effective content is key to building your own brand:
01. Content boosts your SEO.
Search engines reward businesses who prioritize sharing content, which means that a consistently content-rich business will always do better than a business that has nothing but a landing page. You don’t need to focus solely on content on your website’s blog, either! Instead, vary it up on YouTube channels, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The more content, the better — as long as it’s well done.
In turn, a boosted SEO strategy attracts and drives people to your site and to your business, which starts getting you more business. While there are quite a few things that go into SEO, content is a big part of it… and stoking an effective strategy can really change the game for your brand.
02. Content ups your authority.
Are you going to hire someone without having any idea of their skills? We’d bet not — and you’ll want to think of your potential customers in the same way. From the second they look up your brand on social media or start engaging with your site, any potential customer should be able to find an instant library of content that proves your excellence. Focus on that expertise of yours, and let it talk for you.
After all, you’ve chosen to go into the business you have because of your excellence in the space. Without content, it’s a lot harder to show off that authority of yours to site visitors, potential clients, and competitors — and you want to up that authority in any way possible.
03. Content warms up leads.
Depending on your business model, you might get cold leads from all over the place — and it’s your job to warm them up. Effective content can be a huge driver in warming those leads up for you, as long as you let it. Consider adding a welcome sequence to your site (email is content!), stock your blog with helpful posts, and stay engaged with your social media following. It works.
Here’s the thing: if the entrepreneurship journey has taught you anything, it’s that people — whether clients or teammates — are the biggest part of your success. Content helps you connect with those people, and there’s nothing more important than that.
At Social Xccess, we know brand strategy… and we know content. Whether you need more business resources to up your own marketing strategy or you’re looking for a team to help you overhaul your brand, we’re the team for you. Contact us today.