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What I Learnt About Marketing And How It Can Help You

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Are you an aspiring marketer?

Want to improve your marketing knowledge?

Marketing has expanded into many different avenues than it did 10 years ago, from social, email to PPC.

With everyone thinking that they are the next marketer (if you post on Facebook does that make you one?), there is the one tip that I have recently learnt that can help you secure more money, more profit and more customers.

You might discover that this is a simple tip, but it is a marketing strategy that too many marketers miss.

Within this blog post you will discover one tip that I have learnt that can change your marketing forever.

Concentrating On The Numbers

With marketing, you can get washed away by the ‘fluff’. Promoting a blog post here, raising your brand here, and replying to customer enquiries there.

Even though these marketing elements are important, it is essential that you always revert back to the numbers.

Let me explain: Marketing is about driving more money, more leads and more sales into a business. It is another element that assists the sales department.

If this is the case, marketers have to focus on the numbers.

This could be KPI’s, leads, subscribers to ROI.

The more you focus on how your marketing is affecting a business, the more success you will be (and your boss will be happier, if you have one).

Marketing Numbers

Yes, brand awareness is good in certain situations, but if you’re constantly having this as a reason for marketing, stop.

Look at the nitty gritty of your marketing and you will become successful, because you will understand why things are working and why things might not be.

Here’s a list that you can focus on that will vastly improve your marketing and it’s success;

  • Lead conversions
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Google Analytics
  • Email subscribers (where they travel to and where they click)
  • The sales / marketing funnels
  • Website conversions
  • Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Visitors, Leads to Customers %
  • Pay Per Click conversions (PPC)
  • Marketing plan & Strategy

There’s many more elements that can be included in this list, but you can hopefully paint a picture that I’m trying to form.

This list makes you focus on the why, and not just marketing for the sake of it.

This should be included in a marketing plan so you know know exactly where to market.

Now Its Down To You

If you only learn one element from this blog post, is that you need to focus on the numbers.

You will be more of a success and your business will be too.

Now its down to you to make sure you follow through with what you learnt within this blog post.

I’ll love to know;

How have you developed your marketing knowledge?

Any crucial tips or elements that I have missed?

Comments are more than welcome below

Summary Of Points

  • It’s crucial that you focus on the numbers with marketing
  • Brand awareness is a good reason for marketing, but should not be your ‘go to’ reason
  • Look at things like KPI’s, website conversions and how successful your marketing campaigns are
  • This way you will be successful

Many thanks for listening to me today, be sure to comment below if you have any questions that you would like to ask me on this topic, I’ll love to hear from you. You can also check out me on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Thanks again, and have a great day!

About the author

Haydn Haydn Symons is an Illustrator, Blogger and Business owner from Hampshire in the United Kingdom. He loves anything to do with art and business, and is passionate about the subjects that revolves around it. He loves sharing business tips and tricks to help get your business off the ground.