Whilst your content marketing might be entertaining, informative, snappy and sexy, you might want to try teaching for reach.
For example, if you run a copywriting agency don’t just bombard clients with ads, banners, testimonials or sign-up forms, set out to actually teach them.
My post last week 10 Tips to Help You Write Better Headlines was a specific example of teaching to reach.
Now I could have saved that kind of post for an existing client who I’m teaching to write better web-copy, but by sharing it with everyone for free, my experience and expertise becomes a way of reaching new audiences.
Giving it Away
For some “old school” business folk giving products or services away for free seems crazy. But as someone who embraces online marketing and communications I know from experience that sharing some of your best tips or suggestions actually brings people in. Not everyone will feel, for example, that they have the skills to craft their writing into web-writing and may then turn to you â€“ say, an experienced, professional copywriter â€“ to help them with their campaign.