It makes being in business easier than ever. Let’s get into this article how’s it going everybody. My name is Brandon brashears, I do digital marketing.
I have an agency called maverick digital marketing. I also have podcasts and create content and create daily marketing articles here on YouTube. So if you are trying to grow your business or if you want to start a business, want to start an agency if you’re looking to do any of those things, then please consider subscribing, because I create daily articles that helps you to get better at marketing.
So what is digital marketing? Well, you’ve probably heard about things like content, marketing or blogs, or article creation or just in general, there’s social media marketing too, like there’s all of these different concepts and that all falls underneath the larger umbrella of digital marketing. Digital marketing is using anything on the web. To take attention and turn that attention into some kind of an action – hopefully so sometimes you’ll have people that want to sell things like on websites like Shopify or click funnels or WooCommerce, or other tools like that.
But how do we get people to go and take action that we’re looking for them to take? That’s exactly what digital marketing does now, I’m a huge proponent of content. Marketing I mean content. Marketing is a part of digital marketing where we create content, that’s relevant to a group of people. We use that content to segment those people and show those people offers there’s also pay-per-click marketing, there’s search engine, optimization, there’s social media marketing, there’s, email, marketing, there’s, ecommerce marketing, there’s all these different specialties of digital marketing, but ultimately what they do is they take attention and They turn that attention into action, and so it really is as simple as that human behavior is pretty much the same.
It’s really interesting. If you look at books like scientific advertising, it was written in the early 1900s and it’s super super relevant because it’s today, even because peoples typically behave in certain ways. So we use the what we know about human behavior to drive attention and drive traffic to different offers, and then we get people to buy typically things that they need or want based on their activity and that’s what digital marketing does now.
There’s two kinds of ways to get people to do something you can try and get people to do something by enticing them to do something or you can get people to do something because they want or need it already. Now I’m a big fan of trying to find people who want and need what I’m selling, instead of trying to make them consider that they should be buying something because it’s a lot easier to find somebody who wants something.
For example, if you’re trying to sell hamburger. What’s the most important thing that you need, some people might say: well, we need the best quality, meat or buns or lettuce, but I think that if you find a starving crowd, who is really really hungry, they’ll pay a lot of money for that cheeseburger because they Already want it and they’re starving, so that’s kind of what digital marketing does through content and other strategies.
We use attention and we take that attention segment it and then show relevant offers and make offers now a lot of times, especially with businesses. You’ll hear you know what digital marketing doesn’t really generate, return on investment for me and they get confused a lot, especially when it comes to social media, marketing or other blogs, where they’re, creating content and they’re doing a lot of work and activity, but they’re, not turning That activity into actual sales or leads, and so a lot of times, especially if they don’t have a clear strategy, digital marketing, seems really difficult.
But the way that we do digital marketing through my agency and the way that good marketers do marketing is that they’re able to measure and track their offers. They’re able to track return on investment return on adspend and typically they create one objective per campaign and they measure that objective. So most marketing in general, you start out. You’ve probably heard the term a marketing funnel and a marketing funnel is a big component of digital marketing, because we drive attention and traffic and find out people that are interested through segmentation, and then we show offers so you have three stages of the funnel there.
We have awareness which, in order for people to understand, or in order for people to do business with you, they have to know about you right and if they don’t know about you, they can’t be business. So that awareness is at the top of the funnel a lot of the content that we do and create, gets people to be aware of our content and aware of our brand so that they can take the next step in our relationship.
The next step of the funnel is the middle of the funnel, which is evaluation so once they know about you, they have to evaluate you once they’ve evaluated you, then they can convert and that conversion process happens. Once somebody becomes a customer and pays you and then hopefully they continue to convert over time. So we take the attention and the time met where people are spending time we take.
So we take places that people are spending time on, like social media networks or Google or Yahoo or Bing or other search engines or just anywhere. People are generally taking time and we drive people through different funnels. Now funnels are going to look different depending on the different stages of the purchasing process. People are in so, for example, if you have somebody that is just researching what the best kinds of cars for having a family member, never sorry for having.
So, for example, if you take somebody who just is starting off the purchase process and trying to find out what kind of cars are best for having a family, for example, that’s a very different stage of the funnel than somebody who is looking at specific lease payments On a specific model of a car, and so in general, we and depending on what your business is and depending on how you want to be targeting people who want to do business with you, you’re, going to target different stages of the funnel and be able to Drive action and activity based on what the person searching or the person engaging what their mindset is and then what action they’re looking to take.
So it’s definitely a science and an art, because your business is special and even though there’s a lot of similarities between different businesses, you’re going to know, ultimately what your clients want and need more than probably anybody else. So how is digital marketing different from traditional market? In general, it’s pretty much the same. The only difference is that it’s all done online. So in the past there have been TV advertisements, newspaper advertisements, Direct Mail, billboards, things like that.
We pretty much have an equivalent of those inside of digital marketing right, so billboard ads are like banner ads, for example, and Direct Mail is like email and newspaper and advertorials, for example, are a lot like Facebook. So there’s a lot of overlap between marketing and advertising. In general and digital marketing, it’s just that the tools and level of sophistication that we have within digital marketing allows you to track and understand exactly what’s going on what your conversion rates are, what your return on adspend is, and so for that reason it is amazing.
Most business owners have more tools now than they ever have had before. One thing, that’s so cool about digital marketing, too, is that the barrier to get started is very low, and so there’s a few things. That’s exciting about that and there’s a few things that are not so exciting about that. So, since the end buried entry is super low, you can go right now and start running. Facebook ads and you’ll be up and running within just a little bit, which is amazing.
It’s not too hard to get started. The problem is, is that it is extremely crowded and it is extremely competitive, and so if you don’t know what you’re doing you can quickly waste tons of money and a lot of people do, and so, if you ask most small business owners, have you ever run Facebook Ads almost all of them will say yes and you say great, what was the return on that spend on that? They’ll have no clue because they don’t know how to set up and measure and track things.
So I make daily marketing articles here that helps to educate you to understand exactly what you should be doing for your digital marketing and how to grow your business in a way. That’s measurable and scalable. That’s what’s important here. We need to understand. What’s working and what’s not and the only way that you can do, that is by setting specific objectives and having each of those objectives be measurable, now determine, depending on what part of the funnel you’re we’re working on if you’re generating awareness, if you’re generating a valuation Or your generate conversion you’re going to be measuring those objectives differently and in the next articles, we’ll talk about the different objectives that you should be measuring across each step of the funnel.
If you need any help, they’ll, please don’t hesitate to ask and comment below if you need any helper, if there’s anything that I can do, I love digital marketing. I’ve been doing this for about twelve years now and it has changed so much, but I just see that there is a huge opportunity for small businesses. If you are a business and you’re, not creating content and you’re, not driving people through finals, you’re going to have a really hard time to stay in business, business is shifting and it’s lingering more and more towards online.
So if you don’t stake your claim right now in the land rush, that’s happening in digital marketing, you’re going to be way behind the curve, so the best time to start is today well, the best time to start was actually yesterday, but the second best time is Today, so if you haven’t started, please let me know what I can do to help if you ever need help with anything again. Just comment below happy to answer questions and please consider subscribing.
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