Tue 8 May 2007
Why Your Business Should Be Blogging
Ask yourself - why are you reading this blog?
Today's online blogs have become one of the most popular methods of communication, especially for online businesses. There is a good reason for this. First, blogs are instant; today's tech-savvy, high-speed, Internet-know-it-all citizens crave more information, fast. Aside from this, they also demand relevance and authenticity from all forms of media that they read, watch and listen to. This is why a blog is a good way for your company to connect with customers.
A blog is like an online journal. It makes it easier for your business to communicate your opinions, ideas, thoughts, events and announcements to both new and potential customers. Typically, blogs have the option of adding a ‘comments' section for each entry that you make. This way, your customers can give you feedback on what you have just posted.
Relatively speaking, blogs are easy to start and require very little or no overhead. Most of the successful business blogs on the Internet are usually run by entrepreneurs (like us!).
Benefits of Business Blogging
- A blog will give you immediate feedback from your customers on products and services.
- Your business will establish credibility if people see that your company responds to postings, questions or concerns, and if they see that your business is open to feedback from the outside.
- Online blogs give you the opportunity to communicate news, events and information affordably, keeping larger expenses aside for traditional advertising.
- Blogs help you reach your customers immediately and directly.
By creating a blog for your business, whether a stand alone blog or one on a page on your main website, you can keep in contact with current customers and attract new ones.