Running an enterprise in the era of digital marketing gives you so many options to efficiently promote your business. However, without the right digital marketing strategy, you’ll be lost in the dark. It’s not just about what works. It’s also about what gives you the highest value per resource invested (ROI) and what helps you accomplish some of your goals. With that in mind and without further ado, here are the top six digital marketing ideas for your business that are bound to generate a lot of value.

1. Lowering customer acquisition cost

First, thing you need to focus on is lowering the customer acquisition cost (CAC). This is how much it costs you to make a single conversion and it affects the cost-efficiency of your digital marketing strategy. The first you need to make an accurate calculation of your current CAC and set achievable goals. Second, you need to build a stronger advertising campaign with a special emphasis on retargeting. Marketing automation is another great way to increase your company’s value in this field.

2. Set SMART goals

To see how well you’re doing; you need to learn how to make your goals SMART. SMART is an abbreviation for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based. This is the only way to make this entire process less subjective. Otherwise, you will leave the estimate of the successfulness of the project up to your intuition. With SMART goals, you have the privilege of converting this effectiveness into percentage, days and profit, which is far easier to interpret and process into actionable information.

3. Functional website

Every digital marketing strategy begins and ends with a decent website. This is where all that audience you gain through other means will flock, most likely via a direct link. Your website’s architecture and on-site optimization need to be on-par to make the indexing of your website a lot simpler and quicker. Next, you want to make the website responsive and intuitive to appeal to the human portion of your audience (not just bots). Lastly, your website needs to have all the relevant sections display on the homepage. We’re talking about products, about us, contact info, etc. Here, the use of corporate photography can help humanize your business.

4. Start a blog

Starting a blog gives you a chance to promote your business and generate value for your audience. It is a stepping stone into the world of content marketing and you need to make sure that these first few steps are taken in the right direction. First, you need to set some guidelines in a case where you decide to work with guest bloggers. Without them, it is unlikely that you will be able to fulfil your weekly quota of effective posting quantity. Second, you need to think about the channels for the promotion of your newly-written content. Influencers on social media are a great source of exposure.

5. Build a buyer’s persona

The next thing you need to do is try to identify an average member of your target audience. This process is also known as building a buyer’s persona. Start by trying to figure out some of the basic parameters like their age, sex, level of education, income, geographical location, etc. Next, try to determine whether there’s a unique factor that makes them attracted to your product/services. Third, try to figure out the mediums that the majority of your target audience is using. By identifying these platforms, networks and groups, it will become a lot easier for you to start interacting with your target audience.

6. Set your marketing budget

Setting your marketing budget will help you figure out how much money you can spare on which digital marketing method. It should, therefore, be done at the very start of your campaign. First, you need to figure out your average annual revenue. Based on this, you will make all the subsequent calculations. The rule is that you should set aside at least 10% of your average annual revenue for this cause. If the field is particularly competitive, you can set aside as much as 20% to 50%. Keep in mind that this last situation is quite extreme and only possible in certain industries.

In conclusion

It’s also important that you keep in mind that these strategies aren’t listed in any particular order. Ideally, you should approach them all simultaneously for maximum results. While this may sound difficult, you need to understand that you don’t have to do all of this today. Still, having goals, a marketing budget, a website and a blog from day one helps you out immensely. The same goes for knowing your average buyer’s persona and having an idea of how to lower the customer acquisition post. These are just some of the things worth keeping in mind.

Author's Bio: 

Leo King is a 28-year-old freelance English teacher and a passionate part-time writer. He is a novel aficionado and interested in reading and writing articles about home improvement, business, fashion, health, marketing, web designing, technology, and related niches. He lives with his wife and family in Sydney.