Written by: Nana Akua Amofa
As you invest in your brand, business or career, you will realize that value creation is very necessary. Customers want value and any business owner who realizes this can benefit greatly. One of the ways to create value as a brand is through content creation. Sharing relevant content will position your brand as a go-to in your industry and serve as a resource for valuable information. Creating insightful content is necessary for business growth, building expertise, trust and establishing your brand in the long run.
So how do you develop content for your brand? Here are a few basic steps to undertake during the content creation process:
Set Goals: Setting goals can help to outline the objectives you want to achieve with respect to your brand or business. It also helps to keep track of your progress.
Build a Team: Teamwork makes the dream work. Having people with various skills and expertise helps to make constructive inputs during the content creation process. If you don’t have a team, you can bounce off ideas with people who understand the rudiments of your brand or business.
Know your audience: KYC is very important in building a sustainable brand. Knowing what your audience want can help you to create relevant content, build relationships and increase brand awareness.
Research: Assess topics which are relevant to your industry. Deliberate on ideas and think about how you can connect with your readers. Conduct extensive research on how you can create content that provides solutions
Start the ideation process: Brainstorm and develop ideas that resonate with your brand or business. Selecting ideas that align with your goals will aid in content creation.
Create: Create unique content. Take into account the various types of content you can create and social media platforms in order to optimize content creation processes. You can create content on basic tips, products, industry trends, behind the scenes among others. Make use of relevant visuals. Maintain your style and other brand elements your audience can identify you with.
Plan: Set timelines and schedule content accordingly. Planning helps to keep track of your content calender and make adjustments where necessary.
Publish/Share: Once you have developed content, share it on your website. Make sure it is easily accessible. Share content with your audience. Use your social media platforms to promote your brand. Optimize content. Make it more relevant and useful to your audience. Re-share where necessary. You need to share helpful content that highlights the solutions your company provides for your target audience.
These basic steps can help you to develop content that is relevant and valuable.