Your goal as a business is the same as everyone else, whether big or small, to get new customers and keep the ones you already caught. You need to have a marketing strategy that will use the web to catch them and keep them. It can seem hard to get it put together but the great thing is once you have the right marketing design and strategy in place it will keep working for you and be easier to follow every time you implement it.
Research is going to be the key to developing a good marketing strategy. Finding out as much as you can about your clients, their tendencies on the web, where they look for information about your particular service is important. It is also important to know as much about their demographics as possible to custom tailor a marketing strategy to suit their needs and interests and capture their attention. Once you find out these things as well as every other bit of information that is pertinent to your industry find what ways are being used to attract them. What are your competitors doing? Is it working? How can it be improved. Also look at where they are doing their advertising and find ways to do it better in those locations, or if it would even be a good place to advertise in the first place.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel. A lot of the work has been done by others in your field to develop a marketing strategy trying to take advantage of the web. Build on their strengths, strengthen their weaknesses, and avoid the failures.
It is rare to find but there will be those around you who say that you are wasting your time, that you don't have what it takes to market effectively on the web or that your strategy won't be effective. Don't listen to those voices, especially of you are one of those, doubting that you have what it takes to make it. The knowledge is out there for you to take advantage of that will show you how to get it done right.
There are plenty of people to outsource parts of your marketing campaign to, whether it is doing graphics work for you or doing research on your potential customers. There are those that can make your website optimized for search engines so that you are easier to find. There are so many resources available to you that can help make you a success that are actually affordable. Seek them out and find out how they can help you. There are those who can make websites for you at a very affordable rate and can help you get your web presence up and running.
The web is a great place to business and developing a marketing strategy that will bring you customers is easy and affordable. It will take some research and learning and a little bit of time but once you finally get the right marketing strategy in place the web will have your customers caught in no time.