Once upon a time, brands made products and consumers bought them. But not anymore. Today, it's all about what people want to buy -- not what companies want to sell. Consumers have very smart and specific ideas about the products they are willing to purchase. And, it's the brands that listen who get their business.
Email marketing has somewhat fallen out of favor over the past few years, with it's younger, trendier cousin social media growing in popularity. Yet time and again studies prove that reaching your audience via their inbox is still one of the most powerful and cost-effective methods of driving conversions.
When conducting online marketing, we often times focus solely on the act of purchasing. This strategy becomes problematic because buying is actually an entire process that a customer goes through psychologically before they decide to make a purchase. Business to Community has outlined 6 stages of the buying process and provides marketing strategies for each stage.
The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."