How to Run a Successful Marketing Campaign on a Small Budget

How to Run a Successful Marketing Campaign on a Small Budget

How to Run a Successful Marketing Campaign on a Small Budget

Effective digital marketing campaigns can be exceedingly expensive. While many think that more considerable investment will necessarily lead to a better result, there are plenty of ways to succeed on a relatively small budget. 

The following ten tips are essential for marketers that want to make a big splash with a modest amount of money. Apply them to your strategy to help boost profits, and expand reach.

1. Set Your Goals 

Set Yourself Goals in These Six Areas

Marketers who don’t know what they want to achieve are too likely to overspend and underachieve. Set tangible marketing goals. These could include KPIs based on lead conversion and ROI, among other things. 

2. Narrow Your Focus 

Don’t try to do too much all at once. Chances are you don’t have the necessary resources to sustain an all-guns-blazing approach. Instead, focus exclusively on the channels you’re sure will help you hit your targets. Get yourself established on, for example, Instagram and Facebook, and make the most of all the different features these free sites offer. 

3. Keep Costs Low 

This one might sound pretty obvious, but it’s still essential. Just because you’ll likely be prioritizing fewer campaigns as a way of cutting costs doesn’t mean you necessarily have to splash the cash in these areas. There are also many cheaper alternative marketing channels, including email newsletters and quality social media posts, which can promise big rewards. 

4. Stay on Top of Trends 

The digital marketing game is constantly changing. To ensure you’re never caught, keep one eye on emerging trends. You never know when consumer behavior might shift to the next big thing.

5. Initiate Profitable Partnerships 

Partnerships can benefit all parties if you link up with other small businesses or online influencers. By partnering with a person or organization that chimes with your audience, your content could gain up to 44% more impressions and reach almost 40% more people. Just remember to set up your notifications and updates correctly. Cut down on the digital noise by having all emails in one place.

6. Keep it Consistent 

Brand recognition can be lucrative, but you don’t need expensive ads to make it happen. Ensure your target markets always recognizes your business by keeping your brand voice consistent across all content and platforms. 

Use the same color schemes on your website and marketing materials, and put your logo front and center. The eCommerce company Catch does an excellent job at this from both a web design and branding perspective. Catch uses bold colors to make its brand stand out while using FOMO to persuade its customers to purchase items.

7. Track Your Results 

It would help if you always kept an eye on your analytics, no matter where you pitch your campaigns. If you don’t, you’ll never have a clear idea of what’s working, and it will be far harder to rectify the things that are losing you money. 

8. Build Customer Relationships 

More and more brands are beginning to implement customer relationship management (CRM) strategies, with CRM usage topping 74% at the end of 2019. It’s not hard to see why, given that customers these days are far more likely to shop with brands that know them better. Learn all there is to know about your customers to help secure a consistent income for your business. 

9. Introduce Automation 

Automation makes completing previously manual tasks much more manageable and, as a result, massively improves the cost-effectiveness of your business’s workflows. 

10. Improve Local SEO 

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Working on your local SEO will take time and dedication. Using local knowledge and strategically targeted keywords in your link building and content strategy, you can ensure your business is always visible on popular search engine results pages for your area, which will help to drive traffic. 

Summing up

A low budget doesn’t mean low impact. As long as you’re savvy and selective in your approach to marketing, you can achieve big things for relatively little money. Whether your KPIs are all about improving your reach and converting leads or you want to stimulate revenue, there are ways to do so, even if you’re working with a small business budget. 

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Luke Fitzpatrick

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Luke Fitzpatrick has been published in Forbes, Yahoo! News and Influencive. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney, lecturing in Cross-Cultural Management and the Pre-MBA Program. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.


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