Four ways to market to your target audiences
OK, now that you have your target audience, let’s talk about using them as the foundation of your marketing. These audiences are the main groups of people who want or need your products and services. So, it just makes sense to use marketing to get your business in front of their eyes and show them you have what they need, instead of being vague and trying to be all things to all people. Think about someone with curly hair. Do you think they’re more likely to buy a product that says, “For all hair types,” or something that says, “For curly hair”? Start implementing stronger marketing with some of the following:
1. Hold events and promotions that hit home
Consider designing products and hosting events or promos that specifically appeal to your target audiences. For example, if you’re a yoga studio and a lot of your students are teachers, you can hold a free teacher appreciation class to not only honor your most loyal customers but bring in new clientele when they bring their friends.
2. Be social on social media
Learn what social media your top target audiences use the most and focus on those platforms to curate better quality vs quantity. Make sure your content reflects your top target audiences and provides valuable information customers need. Using polls and questions can help you discover what your audiences want to see on your socials and in your business.
3. Tell them what they want to hear
It’s important to know what your target audience is searching for online and to ensure your website has the answers. If your website uses the same words that your audience is searching, your website will pop up higher on a search engine like Google. Do keyword research to understand exactly what your audience is searching. This will ensure you are providing your audience with the information they want and need from you.
4. Guarantee your site appears when your audience searches
Search engine optimization (SEO) basically refers to where your site lands on Google or another search engine’s results page. You want your site to appear on the first page. Since Google claims about 92% of the global search engine market, it’s important your site is up to snuff. The keyword search that we mentioned above is one of the most important things. Google also prioritizes mobile-friendly and quick-to-load sites. Removing any unnecessary photos, scripts or plug-ins will help with a faster load time.