Creative ideas are essential for a successful business. It’s not just about developing unique products. You need ideas for everything from marketing to sources of income. Here are tips from members of the online small business community on how to incorporate new ideas into your business.
Try out these app ideas that haven’t been made yet
It seems like there is an app for almost everything. However, there are some areas where there are still gaps in the market. If you really want to make a difference with a new app, check out this list from Ivan Widjaya, CEO of SMB.
Focus on the customer experience
You may receive more ideas to help your business run if you put yourself in the shoes of your customers. The customer experience is one of the most important concepts for any small business owner. Find out more in this GatherUp article by Micah Hartmann.
Look for B2B feedback from unconventional sources
Customer feedback can provide a wealth of new ideas for businesses. Entrepreneurs should therefore constantly try to collect thoughts and opinions from their target market. For B2B businesses, check out the unconventional sources featured in this TopRank marketing post by Lane Ellis.
Earn more money with differentiated marketing
If you want your marketing to stand out from the crowd, your strategy needs to be different from your competitors. So how can you differentiate yourself and make more money in 2021? Janice Wald presents a plan in this mostly blogging post. And members of the BizSugar community posted a comment here.
Use Google Trends for keyword research
Trending topics can be an amazing source of new ideas that are particularly relevant to customers. This can be especially relevant if you are looking for content marketing or website keywords. This SEM Rush post by Connor Lahey has a guide on how to use Google Trends this way.
Avoid These Video Marketing Mistakes
There are tons of unique ideas influencing the world of marketing. However, video is one of the areas with the greatest potential for growth in the years to come. If you want to take advantage of video marketing, avoid the mistakes in this post by Becca Williams on Smallbiztechnology.com.
Build SEO into your product
SEO is often viewed as a marketing strategy. But it can and should be much more. If you think about it throughout the product creation process, things like keywords should go without saying. Read more in this Search Engine Journal article by Kevin Indig.
Start making money fast now
The past year was financially difficult for many companies. However, you don’t necessarily have to accept lower earnings if you can come up with new money making ideas. In this Miss Millennia Magazine post, Jamie T. Wiseman offers tips on how to make money quickly.
Grow your business with social media competitions
Contests are a quick way to build a following on social media. However, this strategy requires fun and unique ideas. In this Startup Bonsai post, Christopher Benitez compares some tools you can use to run competitions. After reading it, head over to BizSugar to see what members are saying.
Create engaging role content
Roles are one of the most exciting new features on Instagram. But a lot of brands still don’t know how to get the most of it. If you want your client to really engage with the viewers, check out the ideas in this Social Media Today post by Andrew Hutchinson.
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