With the internet being the main way we communicate, it’s no wonder it has become an arena for self-marketing. Whether you’re starting a business, writing a book or just looking for a job, using a blog and social media may help you get what you want.
Business blogging is a big thing at the moment. It often works by companies starting a blog, which hosts a number of informative articles. Generally hard sale lines are avoided as selling a product too hard can be a real put off. Most business bloggers keep it simple by offering consumer advice, reviews, website news and how to articles, which will inform current and potential customers of their particular area and in turn, their products and services. An informative blog is not only a great way to market yourself as a customer focused company, but will also help you optimize your website on the web.
Blogging and Writing
For most writers, blogging is a way to get recognised on the World Wide Web. In the last few years, controversial literature has made its way into the mainstream via social media and blogging campaigns, since so many people now read blogs over books. Blogging is a way of getting your opinion out there without it being edited or smoothed over by an editor, which is especially important when writing upon a matter of opinion. Another advantage is the fact you can publish it in smaller series like chunks, which will make people tune into your blog regularly. Via the internet, it can also reach more people as many people these days are not big readers as they would rather search the internet.
As everyone knows, getting a job these days is nearing the impossible. Most people actually get the posts they want by inside jobs, i.e. rather than apply as a ‘nobody’, they get themselves known. One way this is done, particularly among the media, marketing and free lancing sectors is by keeping a blog. However, since it is used to market yourself it does mean it has to be quite serious and polite – so avoid pointless gossip and keep your blog a serious newsworthy read.