Everyone and their parents are on social media these days. More people hop onto Facebook, YouTube, Insta & Co. per day than there are visitors to all the trade shows, expos, and conventions around the world in a year combined (pre-pandemic, obviously).
So you have an amazing business idea and are already working your butt off to turn that initial concept into an actual product or service? Kudos! That’s exactly the energy you need to launch any kind of business. But before you keep going, make sure you know the answer to this question:
2021. New year, new beginnings. We all like to make New Year’s resolutions, this year even more so.
Kickstarter campaigns are a great way to get your amazing product off the ground. The advantages are twofold: For one, a Kickstarter campaign allows you to gage interest in your product or service before you put up too much of the money to actually create it. Second, Kickstarter as a crowdfunding platform helps you turn that interest into monetary support right off the bat. If you do it right, you won’t need a loan from an investor to back your idea - you’ll have a slew of investors who are also your customers.
The last quarter of every year is jam-packed full of holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year - and let’s not forget those “marketing holidays” Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video might just be worth a thousand followers.
Any small business owner knows the struggles that come along with marketing to promote brand awareness, especially for SMBs that are just starting up. Getting your young startup off the ground running isn’t a Field of Dreams type of thing where “if you build it, they will come.”
As humans, we’re genetically programmed to love free stuff. Even something as simple as free food samples at Costco can turn someone’s day around. So it makes sense that running a contest for a free giveaway is a great way to promote your brand, your product, and your vision.