On the internet content, that is the content of a website, is worth gold. Because the design of a website can be so beautiful. Without good content this is not much value.
Even though the visitors first feel attracted by the design, they stay on the website because they get the content they are looking for. That's why content marketing is essential. Because a website without visitors does not help any company, whether it is running affiliate marketing or wants to refer its company.
With content marketing to new visitors
The principle is clear for now. You create good, well-founded content for your website, publish it and, after a few weeks, find it in the search engines. So far so good. Now, the visitors of the search engines come to your website, read your content, find your website really well and - disappear again in the depths of the Internet.
This is exactly where lead generation comes into play. Because this is exactly where you have to tie your visitors to yourself, and this only works if you ask them to subscribe to your newsletter.
With each entry in your newsletter, you will receive the email address and the name of a potential customer and thus a new lead.
The more newsletters you have and the better your lead generation, the more revenue you can get from your website.
Because one says also: The money is in the list. Therefore, for anyone with their own website, lead generation is essential to getting the website moving forward.
Because only if you have a good number of leads, you can also earn good income through your website. After all, leads, and people who care about your content, make sure that you get traffic to your website.
Lead generation through content marketing
To get traffic to your website, you can either advertise through Adwords and / or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more, or invest in great content. You can either have it written (it also costs money here, but it will save your time) or you can write it yourself (it only costs you time to look after other parts of your business). In any case, money or time for content is not thrown out. Because unlike paid advertising, you have a long-lasting value in creating content. After all, content still exists long after the budget for your ads on Adwords and Co has already been exhausted.
Accordingly, one can say: content marketing is not an expense but an investment. Because the more content you have on your website, the more opportunities you have to get free visitors through the search engines. And these visitors can become customers if they like what you see and read.
Because then you also use your content marketing to generate leads. Your visitors subscribe to your newsletter and you have the opportunity to contact them again and again. Because the visitors have decided that they are worth entrusting you name and email address.
This can only be achieved if your content (ie the content marketing you operate) is so well-founded that your visitor entrusts you with his name and email address.
For a visitor this is not an easy step. Because this is his personal information that you could abuse. They could resell them or send them so many emails that they feel they are receiving spam instead of valuable information. Therefore, it is for him first an overcoming to entrust his data.
So if you use content marketing to generate leads, it is your job to get across your texts in such a way that your visitor knows that you do not want to spy on him, but only want to provide him with valuable information.
If you can do that, nothing stands in the way of successful content marketing.
But that also means that you can reach countless visitors and generate countless leads. However, this only happens if you have enough content on your website.
Someone who puts five lyrics on his website will hardly achieve a significant success in content marketing. He will rather frustrated throw in the towel, because he believes that content marketing and thus the lead generation "does not work anyway".
Lead generation works - but requires continuity
Lead generation through content marketing works today and will still work in a few years. After all, we all go to the Internet to research and find information on a topic. Anyone who wants to buy a new phone, researched once on the Internet. Anyone who needs new tires for his car, looks first on the Internet, say what tests to the wish tires. This list can be continued at will.
The Internet has long since become indispensable in our daily lives. For this reason, it is imperative that content marketers provide new content over and over again in order to achieve sustained lead generation. Unfortunately, you can not even put a lot of content on the website and then generate encrypts forever, and you can occasionally make an article available.
Continued lead generation requires continuity. Because only then can you trust your newsletters to yourself and your brand. And only then will you be recommended, generate more Traffic and rank higher in the search engines - which also leads to more traffic again.
You do not need a list of multiple 10.000 leads to run a successful business on the Internet. With content marketing - and that means good content - you create trust. The confidence you give to your customers ensures that they come back to your website and buy your products, whether you sell them as an affiliate marketer or as a merchant. Because only the written word, videos or podcasts can convince people that you are honest and that the well-being of your visitors is important to you. The more personal the content is, the more your visitors are convinced that you are not just an expert in your field, but that your business is based on the values of our society.
Only then can content marketing be used to generate leads and it helps to build a business in the long run.