We’ve talked about content marketing quite a few times on this blog, so you know it’s something you should be doing. But do you know how to get started?
The first step is to find your audience, which will help you find your voice. Your voice is how you write: your tone, your style of writing and your punctuation just to name a few. Here are the first steps to take towards great content marketing.
Find Your Audience
Plain and simple, who are you creating content for? If you’re creating content to support your business, think of your ideal customer. Who are they? What are their interests? These are thing to be aware of with each piece of content you create. You can also find your audience by deciding what your goals are for each piece of content. Do you want some to submit an email address to learn more? Share with their friends? You should create a document with the answers to these questions to guide you as your write.
Find Your Voice
Now that you know your audience, it’s time to write for them. If your audience is short on time, be aware of that when you lay out your content. Is your audience curious to learn more? Then consider gated informational content. Think like your audience, and then write for them. This will develop your voice. Maintaining this voice throughout your content will help your audience know what to expect and ensure you’re attracting the right people for your goals.