Maybe as an average internet surfer you can claim to have seen just about everything on the internet, and then some. You have Google, YouTube, Instructables and Wikipedia. You have your RSS feeds, your podcast subscriptions and your favorite live-stream sources for the latest news. Why fork out money when you can get all the information you need for free?
The scenario above is from the vantage point of a consumer. Yes, there is good, solid information freely available on the internet on just about any topic you can care to name, so why pay?
Flip the view and look at it from the point of view of the content creators who make it to the top of their niche. Content marketing isn’t always or only about money, despite the ‘marketing’ part. There are things other than money you can accrue with good content.
Here, put the spotlight back on you: Why do you patronize the sites you do, or follow the bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and creators that you do? What do you do with the content?
You like the content provided. You trust that the content creators know their stuff , and trust the stuff they put out there. You follow them, ‘like’ them, recommend them, rely on them.
What do they get in return?
- Followers. People who like their work and support it, and them.
- The knowledge that people in their market — the audience they’re creating their work for– trust them and rely on their content.
- The knowledge that their work is appreciated and helps make a difference.
- A reputation for interesting, good work. For being an authority in their niche.
The list goes on.
Now do a little flip again, and put yourself into the role of the content provider. What do you get in return for the result of your determination, imagination and hard work? Continue reading 5 Reasons You Can Trust Content Marketing To Stay