When attempting to build a brand on the internet, there are many different things you will need to consider. With new businesses and brands going live every day, it’s important to make sure that you not only offer a valid service, but also have a professional brand and image online in the process.
Through the five methods below this can all be obtainable. We recommend you run through each of the items below and consider how each of them can be used to improve how your new brand or business will look online.
1 – Create a Professional Logo Design
One of the first things every good business needs is a great logo design. Not only will this help with the overall branding of your business, it will also make you look professional and stand out from the crowd in the process. When choosing a logo design for your brand, be sure to consider the different color options you have at hand and how it might best represent your services or products.
2 – Go Live with a Nice Looking Site
If your business is going to be online, it needs to have a website. This can be as simple as registering a domain name, setting up hosting and then doing a quick WordPress installation. There is no need to hire an expensive web designer to get your first website live. Instead, focus on adding all of the necessary contact information for your business and just making sure you have some exposure online. Once everything else is in place, you can then work on the customization and design of your site.
3 – Have Active Social Network Profiles
There are currently over 2 billion users across all of the major social networks on the internet today. This means your business needs to be there as well. Try and register your business name as your username on sites like Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, while also setting up custom Fan Pages or Groups on Facebook. There is simply no excuse for any business or brand to not actively be using social media.
4 – Provide Real Value to Your Audience
With more than a billion active websites and blogs on the internet today, that is a lot of competition and content to deal with. Keeping all of this in mind, make sure your hard work and efforts are always in the right place. Try to stay away from creating ‘fluff’ content and focus only on providing real value for your audience. This will help with SEO, ranking your site in Google and also showing your audience that you have something to offer. Another great example of going above and beyond with your content creation is turning your best text content into video.
5 – Make Sure Your Business Model Makes Sense
In addition to everything else mentioned, just make sure your business makes sense. If you are already selling a product or service, then you pretty much have this covered. However, when it comes to doing business on the internet, some people get crazy ideas and get out of hand. This will simply lead to a loss of time, work and effort. Know your audience, know your brand and always know that you have a working business mode.
Follow these actionable tips to find continued success with your blog, brand or business in 2017. Also, if you’d like to see examples of the some of the top news and media sites that have trusted brands and following online, be sure to check out our expert roundup post on this very topic.