GET CONTENT SMART!
Let’s talk content strategy...
One of the most important elements to have in place is a solid content strategy - and you need to have it in place before you can get on with actually creating your content!
Your content strategy should be made up of many things – the essentials include: the times and days to post, your brand voice, your creative direction, and your content pillars.
Click here to read our post on how to determine the best time to post on Instagram.
Let’s begin with SMART goals! What are they?
SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based.
Sticking to SMART goals will allow you to focus on the important things and narrow down your ideas when brainstorming for content. It’s important to make sure that each piece of content you produce will align with your SMART goals, as they're there to help you achieve your marketing efforts. SMART goals will allow you to breakdown your overarching goal into simple steps that will make it much easier to achieve.
The more specific you are, the better!
Here’s an example of SMART goals if your business’ major goal is to grow a mailing list.
Specific – to build a list of email subscribers by offering a lead magnet
Measurable – 100 subscribers with one lead magnet
Attainable – enough people have expressed interest in, and are requesting the lead magnet
Relevant – people who sign up for the lead magnet are ideal customers - being email subscribers can potentially became sales leads
Time – this should be achieved within three months
Moving on to...
So - what are content pillars?
They're the different topics that each piece of content you create will focus on, and they're a really important part of your social media strategy! They'll help you to keep your content consistent and stick to your niche...
To give you some inspiration, here are our content pillars:
Education and Tips
Inspirational & Motivational Quotes
Sales & Services Info
Establishing your content pillars will also make brainstorming for content so much easier!
When producing content, always remember your brand voice and creative direction – things you need in your brand strategy!
Also remember that your voice, copywriting and creative direction must resonate with your target audience to enable you to attract them!
With a fully fleshed out content strategy, you’ll start to see results from your efforts and social media pages!
Blog created by Jia Balinggao