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4 Steps to Defining Your Marketing Plan

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Published: Monday, January 13, 2014

When it comes to effective business marketing, it's important that business owners realize that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all formula for successful marketing. Ultimately, figuring out what will work best for you and your business comes down to staying up with the times and sticking to your list of defined marketing goals and strategies. Experimentation is everything and is vital to discovering what works best for you and your business. Here are four simple steps that should help you to discover what strategy will work best for your business.

  1. Clearly define your target audience. Take time to sit down and really think about the people who use your products and or services. As a business owner there is undoubtingly an abundance of duties and responsibilities constantly on your mind, so it can be easy to overlook the people who use and need your product. This is why it's vital that you take the time to put yourself in your customers' shoes to better understand your customers' wants and needs. In doing so, you'll be able to more clearly establish who your target audience is and what they expect to get out of a product or service like yours.

  2. Establish when your customers will want or need your product the most. Keeping up on the latest news and trends is one way of determining when your product or service is wanted or needed most by your customers. Additionally, assessing your own personal sales records or keeping track of your websites traffic and conversions through Google Analytics is a great way of understanding when your customers are looking for your products or services the most. Try to compare and match your records to any corresponding trends in the news as a way of supporting your marketing strategies.

  3. Be at the right place at the right time through unique marketing strategies. Think of unique ways to market your product or services. Consider guerilla-style marketing tactics and post signs or flyers in areas or local businesses where your target audience can be found. If you have a little cash to invest, consider partnering up with a vendor or business to advertise your product. There are tons of possibilities and options to consider when it comes to marketing, so don't go crazy trying several of them all at once. Instead, narrow your focus down to one, possibly two, that you think will be the most effective for your business.

  4. Grow your idea. As you work on your marketing strategy, it is possible that you might lose excitement over your original idea. In a scenario like this it's important that you don't worry and instead simply take a few steps back or even start creating a new plan altogether. Your marketing strategy should be something that you are happy with and excited to implement. The better and more confident you feel about your strategy the more likely it is to work for you.

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