Branding Your Business and Getting It Launched Online Without Going Broke or Crazy


A brilliant thought can come to you at any time. It can be so compelling that it wakes you up at two in the morning, and you immediately get up, get some coffee, and start outlining your company strategy.

However, in the euphoric haste of coming up with the business idea, don’t forget to construct a launch pad. That is to say, an online profile. In today’s climate of keyword search engines, a website is the single most effective marketing and sales tool for any business, no matter how big or tiny, cottage industry or inspired one-man show.

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to benefit from the Internet. You could squander a lot of time and resources without getting anywhere if you don’t have a well-defined business goal and messaging. Creating a website can be broken down into the following seven steps. You won’t get lost following this system’s straightforward instructions. Don’t go crazy; get a large coffee, settle in, and ask yourself some questions you already know the answers to.

Phase 1: Formulate a Plan

Have a strategy meeting with your website designer and explain precisely how you want your website to help your business. If you don’t know what you want your website to do, you can’t design it to do that.

Step 2: Figure Out Who You Want to Reach.

In general, what kind of clientele do you cater to? You’re aiming for that specific group of people. Who are they, exactly? Do you work in a particular industry? What are some of the shared traits, passions, or requirements that these people share? Identify a subset of that market that will be particularly receptive to your product or service, and that may not be well supplied by your rivals. If job-seekers are your target audience, you may narrow your focus to those over 50 actively seeking a career transition rather than just a job switch.

The importance of identifying your specialty and intended customer base. The more specialized you are, the more your niche will believe you understand them and can satisfy their specific wants, and for the reasons stated above (1) you can’t be all things to all people, (2) you and your client base need to find each other, and (3) you can’t please everyone.

Thirdly, Place Yourself

You’ve probably looked into your rivals if you’ve done your homework. Who are they, exactly? What makes you stand out from the competition in terms of your clientele, products, and services? What sets you apart from everyone else? You can position yourself and develop your niche by finding unmet needs in the market. In addition, it will assist you in refining your services and becoming the go-to authority in your field.

Fourth, explain the “what” and “how” of it.

Whether you’re providing a product or a service, offering a solution or benefit to your clients is essential. Exactly how it achieves so is crucial to getting them to pick you by providing what they want. Customers won’t buy your product or use your service if they have no idea what you’re offering them. Customers will be confused as to whether your offering is feasible, practical, and worthwhile if you don’t explain the “how” behind it. The “how” part describes how the product or service will help buyers achieve their goals. It’s a detailed plan of action that will get them from A to B (their need or wish). (the results or benefits).

Five, Advertise Yourself

Let’s assume you’ve settled on a name for your company. You must use language, imagery, and emotion to set yourself apart. To establish it as a recognized name in the market. Several parts come together to form a brand.

* Perception – How do you want your clients and customers to view your company? In what ways would your clientele characterize you and your company? How do you want people to feel about the value they receive from your goods and services?

* Logo — Simplify your message by the impression you want to leave with customers regarding your business, niche, and positioning. Reduce that to a single graphic that will serve as the logo for your business.

Then, use that as inspiration for a catchy slogan. Maintain brevity. (3-7 words). Just make sure it’s something people won’t forget. Verify its applicability to your company. The best slogans are evocative, making the reader think of something specific.

Graphics – Pick images that convey your brand’s values and work well with its tagline and logo. Use everything, including color, typeface, and style, to bolster your statement.

Sixth, make a website.

Your website’s content, features, directions, contact information, blogs, links, biography, images, and itineraries, among other things, will be driven and designated by the nature of your business. The next step is creating your material while considering the website’s aesthetic. List the primary gains your customers will experience, the primary values you provide, and the primary worries you share.

What information must visitors to your website find there? Build your website around that set of data. A public speaker or lecturer, for instance, might require a:

* Start page

* Introduction

* Customers Served section

* Page for speeches and other talks

* Page for Seminars, Courses, and Getaways

* Book, CD, and DVD catalog page; Shopping Cart

* Page for Event Organizers; Contact Info

* Website with a weblog, e-magazine, resources, and unique reports

* Press area or media page

Create a website that reflects your brand’s aesthetic identity. (logo, color). Before releasing anything to the public, ensure it has been thoroughly reviewed and tested. Give away an informative report or newsletter to your website visitors in exchange for their email addresses.

You can easily send broadcasts to your clientele and follow up with leads if you subscribe to an auto-responder service. Then, after one more round of testing, release it to the public.

Optimize, promote, and connect: the seventh step

Find out what you want to accomplish with SEO and how much money you want to make back. Use a professional service for basic image and meta-tag optimization for search engines. Plan monthly, intensive SEO strategies with your expert based on your unique objectives.

Then, begin internet marketing. (SEM). Create profiles and interact with others on social media. Leave insightful comments on blogs that target your ideal clientele and discuss topics related to your industry. Create content and distribute it online to increase your link popularity.

These seven stages aren’t easy or quick, but if you put in the time and effort, you may see your business take off this year with a strong brand and a reliable online presence.

Do you have what it takes to build a successful brand and website? MacGraphics Services’ owner, Karen Saunders, and her stellar crew will walk you through her streamlined 7-step branding and website launch process. Learn more about her top-notch branding, graphics, and website design services, and get a FREE 60-minute audio called “Put the Bling Into Your Brand” by visiting her website.

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