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  • Writer's pictureKayla Stinnett

DIY Marketer? Here's Five Tips for Small Business Owners.

Calling all small business owners! Are you searching for ways to market your products or services without breaking the budget? With a few simple strategies and the right tools, you can create a successful marketing plan for your small business. Here are five budget-friendly marketing tips to get you started:

1. Get to know your audience.

Understanding your ideal customers is essential before starting any marketing campaign. Conduct market research and create buyer personas. This will help you create targeted and effective marketing campaigns that resonate with your audience.

Pro Tip: Check out this blog for help choosing your target audience.

2. Use social media to your advantage.

Social media is a fantastic way for small businesses to reach and engage with their audience. Create social media accounts on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Share engaging content regularly, interact with your followers, and use hashtags to reach a wider audience.

3. Embrace small business email marketing.

Email marketing is a cost-effective way to build relationships with your audience. Collect email addresses from your website visitors and customers and send them regular newsletters, promotions, and updates. Make sure your emails are personalized, engaging, and valuable to your subscribers.

Pro Tip: Repurpose content from social media onto your blog! It’s an easy way to create thoughtful emails, without burning yourself out.

4. Create valuable content.

Your audience is looking for valuable content that helps them solve their problems. Create blog posts, videos, infographics, and other types of content that address your customers' pain points. Share your content on social media and other channels to attract and engage your audience.

Pro Tip: Remember the above tip? The more valuable your content, the more you can re-use it. If have a social media post that did well, re-use that content! The same goes for all your other marketing platforms, too.

5. Track your progress.

It's essential to measure the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns and adjust your strategy accordingly. Use tools like Google Analytics to track website traffic, social media analytics to measure engagement, and email marketing metrics to track open rates and click-through rates. Use this data to refine your marketing strategy and improve your results.

Pro Tip: There are plenty of programs out there to use, but if you don’t have the budget for them, try using the backend of platforms like Google Analytics, Meta Business Suite, and more.

DIY marketing can be a fun and cost-effective way for small businesses to connect with their audience. By getting to know your audience, using social media and email marketing, creating valuable content, and tracking your progress, you can make a successful marketing plan that drives results for your business!

About the Author, Kayla Stinnett: Kayla Stinnett is a self-described chef, gin lover, and rambling woman. With over eight years in the marketing world, she’s the CEO of Iron City Social, HBIC at Quake Plus Size, and Managing Partner + CMO of Stargazer Brewing Company.


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