There are a lot of ways to go about running your own business, but in today’s world, to stay in the game you must have skin in the game and that means investing in technology. From designing your logo, to getting your name out and collaborating with other creators, it doesn’t matter which field you’re in, to get a head you must have the right tools.
So, if you’re ready to launch your own business or if you just want to give your brand that extra boost – here are some ways you can consider in making sure your brand doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.
Knowing Where Your Market Is
Every modern storyteller and advertiser will tell you that good content is key to getting ahead, hence the phrase, ‘Content is King.’ But even when you have the most remarkable, jaw-dropping content, if you’re not reaching the right market, then it won’t do any good for your business. A lot of business owners take this information is for granted, which leads to a lot of wasted resources. If you’re running on a limited budget, it pays to know where your audience is.
If you’re targeting a younger demographic, then you might not want to invest too much on Facebook. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, more and more teenagers are abandoning the once dominant platform and switching to other apps like Instagram, Snapchat and the most popular of them all, YouTube. Depending on your product and the kind of content you want to create, you can choose to prioritize one social media platform over the other. For example, if you have a jewelry business then you may prefer to use Instagram since your content will mostly be made of photos.
Use Your Resources Properly
While there’s nothing wrong with investing in all social media platforms, contrary to popular belief, it’s not as easy as it seems. You have to constantly answer queries, come out with timely and creative content, all while monitoring engagement in every platform. If you’ve ever wondered what ‘community managers’ are for, that’s exactly it. And unlike stores where you get regular hours and are able to escort unruly customers out the door, social media platforms are open 24/7. People can ask any time they want and leave reviews or comments as much as they please. If your resources are scarce or if you’re just starting out, find out where your audience is and concentrate on creating content for that platform. That way, you’re able to build a brand, connect with your target market – and still keep your sanity.
A lot of people have qualms about jumping on the tech bandwagon for fear of not knowing enough about how it works. But if you believe in your product or brand and have a great story to back it technology can work wonders for you. It’s all about understanding and using data so that it works for you, and not against you. The best favor you can do your future self is start today, because if you do, then you’ll realize that the tomorrow you dreamed of, isn’t that far away.