Want to generate more leads and grow your client base? Then it’s time to start writing.
Blogging is an incredibly valuable activity, with all sorts of practical benefits including networking, marketing and business development. Here are four of them:
No.1: Gets You Seen.
More than three-quarters of new leads are generated online. Rather than thumbing through the Yellow Pages, most new prospects are scouring the Web. Potential clients are doing their homework online, only contacting those they feel they can trust. Blogs help make you credible in their eyes and get you seen.
No.2: Lets You Cast a Wider Net.
Why just network locally when you can network globally? The Internet allows you to expand your reach exponentially.
No.3: Opportunity to Show Off Your Expertise.
A good blog, one that is informative, useful and interesting, establishes you as an expert and thought leader. Moreover, other media sources take notice when you consistently push out great content. Media outlets often reach out to bloggers as a source or feature their posts on their own websites.
No. 4: Potential Clients WILL Google You.
Whether a person is looking for an auto mechanic or an attorney, chances are he or she will turn to Google first. That means you’d better show up in their searches, and it had better be ahead of your competitors. Blogging is a great way to make that happen.
Search engines are designed to deliver the most relevant information to the searcher. Relevance is measured by how much content is viewed, cited and shared. Website content is rarely cited and shared, but blog content is.
If you’re not already blogging, then it’s time to get in the game. A blog is essential in demonstrating your expertise, showcasing your services and being found online. Contact us if you need help or aren’t sure where to start.