What the heck is an “influencer”?

Marketing has changed a lot since the glory days of Madison Avenue and for small business owners, sometimes the best solutions are ones you can implement yourself.

To master the art of inexpensive digital marketing, you’ll need to get acquainted with social media campaigns, SEO and, of course, influencer programs. Luckily, the amount you save will be worth the time it’ll take to get the hang of things.

Check out the videos below to learn how other entrepreneurs approach marketing, and get inspired for your own ventures.

Making your products visible

Consider new and creative ways to expose your product to potential customers.

 

Creating word-of-mouth advertising

Your customers will always be your greatest advocates, so create experiences that make them happy.

 

Telling stories with video

You can build greater audience engagement by “showing” rather than “telling.”

 

Picking the right metrics

Don’t get caught up on views or impressions sales are what truly matter.

 

Optimizing sales channels

Determine where your brand really stands out, and invest in the mastery of those channels.

 

Using influencers in marketing

Find influencers who are relevant to your audience, both geographically and socially.

 

Leveraging SEO

Search traffic can be a huge asset to your business, but only if your content is authentic and useful.

 

Choosing your channels

Small businesses rely on email marketing to learn about customers and deliver timely, personalized offers.

 

Crafting a great story

Effective marketing is really just about communicating your values in a way that’s meaningful to the customer.

 

Bringing in experts

It’s okay to need help sometimes. Tap a couple experts who can help you take your brand to the next level.

 

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/26/just-one-thing-marketing/