It’s very easy to get ahead of yourself when it comes to launching a business. It’s an exciting time and it’s even more exciting knowing that it could be the way to financial freedom. However, what many first-time business owners seem to overlook is creating a blog before they start their business. The reason for this is quite simple – business start-ups feel like creating a blog before launching their business could hurt their profits considerably, but that’s not always the right way of going about things. It could, eventually, pave the way to earn a profit much quicker over a longer period.
If you are looking to take your time and create a blog for the first time before you launch your business, it’s actually much easier than ever thanks to the many resources online and, should you want an out and out guide, have a look at this step by step process. Once you’re confident in yourself when it comes to creating the blog, have a look at some of the following reasons why you should initiate the launch of your blog before your business.
It Helps Create a Foundation for Cheaper Advertising/Marketing
Launching a blog and creating content yourself costs very little. So, when it eventually comes to launching your business, you’ll already have an interested audience in what products/services you have to offer. The longer you choose to wait to launch your business when you already have a blog online will give you more chances of building a bigger audience. This could significantly reduce advertising/marketing costs in the future. It could also help you build those trusting relationships quickly when it really matters – which is especially important if you’re starting a small business and running costs are typically higher.
It’s Easier to Attract New Customers
It’s so much easier to attract new customers when you already have an established background. That background could be as simple as having a blog online. It gives your business the chance to create instant trust among potential customers – and that isn’t something that comes quickly if you have only started a business in the last few days and you have absolutely no background whatsoever.
Social Marketing Will Be Much Easier
Getting your social media accounts off the ground and populated when trying to start a business is time-consuming and costly. However, with an already established blog at your disposal, gaining new followers and likes is a much easier process. Social media provides a gateway to extra free marketing and advertising. If you already have an audience following your blog, there’s no reason why they won’t follow your social media pages. It’s much easier to attract new followers once you already have a following, so getting such pages populated before you launch your business will only benefit you.
A Much More Efficient Online Business Launch
Just think, if you have already partnered with a web hosting provider to help service and host your blog, you could just as easily have a website online and connected to that specific blog. You might have had your blog online for a few months before launching your business, and you’ll know already that the hosting provider you have chosen is the right one – and that’s very important when it comes to selling/offering services online. You could even create an online shop front through your blogging platform that’s already set up thanks to simple plugin installations.
There are many pros and cons when it comes to creating a blog before launching your business, but you’ll see from the above advantages that they outweigh the disadvantages (like having to wait longer to make a profit).