There’s no question that the emergence of the internet forever changed the world of marketing. Before virtual reality took over, small business marketing was often limited to the audience you could afford to reach within the few surrounding zip codes. While the web is now over saturated with an infinite number of businesses, the marketing playing field has also been leveled quite a bit for small businesses who want to compete with large companies.
Big Marketing With Small Business Marketing Principles
If you think about it, marketing online is kind of just like heading out into a really big neighborhood to promote your business. Banner ads are the new version of the ads you would put in your local paper, search results are the new phone book, social media is the word of mouth you would get at the corner market, people can “pop in” to your online store on their lunch break the same as they would if they were down the street from you… it’s all about doing good business, having a strong promotional message, and making yourself visible.