Niching for your content and marketing – the third of six pointers in my ‘content strategy’ map (see earlier posts for any missed).
The widely documented topic – create yourself a niche, don’t be everything for everyone, it won’t work. When setting out your business strategy and business goals, you’ll have thought about your product and/or services, your values, your logo and your target clients. In a book I read recently, they justified the reason to niche as thus; if you have a small target market and service all the companies in that sector, you’d be too busy and effectively screwed. I’ve also met some business leaders recently who have two or more niches but they don’t overlap so that can work too just as long as they are kept separate.
When you niche, your audience will know who you are and what you’re going to speak about and what services your business offer- instinctively and intuitively. You can become known for being a specialist in your field and that is worth a lot. It definitely helps define a marketing and content strategy!
Tips on niching:
– Look at who your customers are
– Think about what problem your business solves and what the heart of your agency is
– Know your niche industry inside out
– Know your niche market’s competitors
– Test your niche market and analyse (you could create a separate website page and direct traffic there for several months and see how it tracks)
One of the biggest benefits of niching is building a strong following who will become your ambassadors and help you draw new opportunities in.
What do you think? Are you niche? Do you want to be more niche but don’t know how? Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org