The next part of the introduction should be another sentence or two that gives more value or sets more of the foundation for the rest of the article. The last element of the introduction can be a summary or a transition into the body of the article, just like what I did above.
Why? Because when you’re providing services that have to deal with emotional hot-buttons like investing, buying or selling real estate, or even life coaching most people want to do a little research. They want to be assured that they are making the right decision.
For example, let’s take the normal basic service you might commonly see on offer. By this we mean a sales strategy and perhaps a DM campaign. It hardly breaks new ground. At the other end of the scale you get companies that can offer a complete end to end service. This incorporates literally everything from advertising, to branding, copywriting, web design, right the way through to search engine optimisation and public relations campaigns. If done correctly it leaves literally no stone unturned.
TRAINING & Tips Blog Post – This is pretty much what this blog post is. I’m providing some training for you with this post with the aim of teaching something. You can either aim for organic traffic, social traffic or both. These ones are very powerful if done right. But there’s also a way to do them Wrong. The fact is, a lot of people are writing the same old boring articles like “lead generation tips” or “marketing tips” and the usual stuff. If you want to know how to stand out in your content, then read more here for some content marketing strategies.
Google already pushes Twitter updates through their organic search results and in February 2010 it was announced that Facebook Fan Page content is next – what keywords, key messages and topics will you be found for? The rules for being found by organic search are changing quickly!
One of the first steps in marketing a service business is to get your branding in place. Make sure your business name, your tag line and your logo are all connected – that they send a consistent, positive and results focused message. Your brand is what prospective clients will remember you by. You’ve only got a few seconds to make a first impression, especially online, so make sure you have your ducks in a row – everything about your brand should be clear, concise and consistent.
Your online business is the same, set up the correct foundations and your business will thrive, with the right foundations your business can build higher, expand, deviate and metamorphise whenever you want it too because that’s what you have planned for it to be able to do.