As another new year commences, thoughts turn to resolutions and promises we make to ourselves. Could this be the year you build your online following? Perhaps you’ll finally get an IE domain – or maybe you’ll be first in line for the latest smartphone.
Whatever your desire, allow 2019 to be the year you propel your ambitions and make them a reality.
Intrigued? Then keep reading, here’s four things every entrepreneur and SME needs to do (if you already aren’t) in the New Year!
Launch Your Blog
The first rule of ‘business school 101’, is to domain check availability for your business, quickly followed by registering a domain. The third and most important part that many of us fail to do, is set up some WordPress Hosting. The simple art of hosting your own blog is a quick and easy way to grow your audience and share your brand values.
It doesn’t have to be an essay, and it doesn’t have to be daily. For the best results, simply set aside 30-45 minutes in your diary once a fortnight (or weekly if you can), and share company or industry news with your audience. Research and use key words, with a minimum of 300 words per post, and you should start to see your audience grow over time. What’s more, this is great content to share in newsletters and social media with your followers.
Grow Your Followers
2019 is the year of the ‘pig’ in the Chinese calendar, this represents a good time to make money and invest. But investment in time is just as important as the financial kind, and ironically, if done properly, can increase profitability.
If you’ve neglected your social channels now’s the time to get back on it. There’s many ways you can do this, but it takes time. Put together a social strategy; what you want to talk about, what sort of content you want to share with your audience, and how you will curate and create it for them with their interests in mind.
Once you have great content, do some research on the best times to post, as well as the emoji’s and hashtags you should be using, and see how your audience grows. Also, why not extend your local following by registering a domain name in Ireland, exclusively available to companies with Irish roots, this is a great benefit that you should make the most of.
Focus on Feedback
We all know the importance of good feedback. Now research suggests that it can influences more than 95% of online customers before buying. If there’s one area that can help improve your business, it’s this. Sign up to an independent customer reviewing service, and invite your loyal fan base to provide feedback post-purchase. If your website doesn’t have the capability, then maybe it’s time to upgrade your web hosting provider.
Be The First
Whether it’s Microsoft’s much anticipated ‘HoloLens 2’, equipping yourself with the latest health tracker device, or registering an IE domain, be one of the first to be an early adopter in 2019. Take pleasure in being in the elite gang that has exclusive access to a new product, be sure to share it with your community, even write a LinkedIn piece about it, to show you’re following the latest trends. See how it enhances your business and what we can learn from creating a highly desirable product. But mostly, treat yourself to a highly-sought after piece of kit; you deserve it after all!
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