So you’ve got a product, service, e-commerce site, landing page, information product, or blog…now you just need viewers, users and customers!
Customer acquisition is one of the biggest challenges of building a business of any kind. It’s become easier to build a product, but it’s as hard as ever to acquire customers.
You might have the best product ever, but if no one knows about it, no one can use it, and you won't be able to build a business.
The first step of acquiring customers is generating traffic. Traffic is the first step in the process of converting the billions of Internet users into paying customers.
This course is all about how to drive traffic to your site using content marketing!
THE CURRENT STATE OF MARKETING
There are a few emerging technology trends happening right now that make it an amazing time to be a marketer. These trends present both opportunities and challenges.
There are now billions of people using the Internet. And it’s no longer for just the young and rich. It’s used in emerging markets and by old people too!
Not only are people using the Internet, they’re finally starting to get comfortable with buying stuff online. E-commerce penetration of total retail sales in the U.S. was only around eight percent in 2012. There’s still a ton of opportunity for growth!
Online retail has strong cost advantages over its offline competition and is rapidly taking share in many categories through better pricing and selection.
The cost of building a product and taking it to market has gotten cheaper and easier. What used to take months if not years and millions of dollars now takes weeks (if not less) and thousands of dollars (if not less).
New distribution networks such as Twitter and Facebook. give us access to hundreds of millions of potential customers at the click of a mouse. For free.
The Internet is the great equalizer. Anyone with a message or product that people like can and will be found.
Consumer buying behaviors are changing. People don’t get sold anymore. They buy.
Many of the old methods of advertising and customer acquisition are either not performing as well or simply not working. Traditional media buying and advertising is expensive, un-measurable, and less effective than it used to be.
Content marketing, social media marketing, and “growth hacking” are proving to be lean, efficient, and highly effective!
Innovation in payments has made it cheaper and easier than ever to transfer money. Paying for something is as easy as sending an email, clicking a hyperlink, or scanning a QR code.
Mobile devices have become nearly as powerful as desktops or laptops. Furthermore, there are many things we can do with our phone that we can't do on our desktop/laptop.
There has been mass adoption of mobile devices across the world, including in countries with high poverty where people could not previously afford a desktop or laptop.
We’re all walking around with high-powered computers in our pockets that can be used to buy products and/or consume content!
ENTER CONTENT MARKETING
A more efficient and effective way to attract, engage, and convert! This course covers strategies and tactics to attract an audience, engage with them, and convert them to customers
How to Get More Traffic, Exposure, and Views
How to Boost Your Authority and Build a Following
YouTube Marketing Strategies
How to Increase Website Traffic Using Quora
How to Use a Blog to Market Your Business
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Beginners
How to Syndicate your Content on New Platforms and Reach Massive New Audiences
LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR
Startups, entrepreneurs, app developers, book marketers, information marketers, affiliate marketers, b2b service companies, consultants and coaches, and more.
Mike Fishbein is the Founder of stpcollege.com, an online school for startups. Previously, Mike was a founding member of a venture studio and corporate innovation company. There he helped launch multiple consumer technology products and advised some of the world's largest companies on new product innovation. Mike has written multiple books on blogging and content marketing. His writing has been featured in Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, and more.