Do you have a strategy that ensures your online business stands out from the crowd?
If your answer to the above is NO then you need to address this issue, because if you don't, it is unlikely that your online presence will even be noticed.
With there being so much competition in every field on the internet it is essential that you offer your target market something different than your competitors.
By distinguishing your product or service you immediately position your business apart from the masses of your competition and therefore your chances of capturing your target market are greatly enhanced.
But how do you do this, you may ask when there is apparently no other way to package your business other than the tried and tested way?
Well, in my opinion, this is the time to be creative and think & do things differently.
If you employ a creative thought process when it comes to packaging and presenting your product or service the chances are you will get close to the top of the pile instead of languishing hidden down with the masses of similar type businesses.
However, the thought of having to come up with new ideas is pretty scary although all of us have at least one or two creative cells lurking in our brains somewhere.
If you have ever used an implement for a purpose other than that for which it was intended, demonstrates a certain degree of creativity. So if you have ever done this you may have an aptitude for thinking outside of the box which is certainly a valuable asset for any businessman.
As an online entrepreneur selling widgets your creative strategy should be to communicate the features and benefits of these widgets in a uniquely aggressive but charming manner to captivate your site visitor's interest.
To do this you need to make a list of all the ways you can think of to deliver such a message and combine them with existing ideas to stimulate your creative thinking.
Try and perform this process in a relaxed environment as this is the most conducive way to coming up with brilliant ideas. Remember where Archimedes discovered the theory of relativity?in the bath, whereafter he ran outside in the nude shouting "eureka!"
Once you have decided on a creative concept you can use it for a long time and milk it for all the mileage you can get out of it. This means that, as most of us aren't blessed with the same degree of creative variety as the top Ad Agency executives are, you won't be pressured into coming up with a new strategy every so often.
Online businesses have one of the most popular and fastest growing mediums to show off their products and services and those that take full advantage of this medium by creative positioning will the success they deserve.
A well executed concept and strategy is vital for internet success and longevity.
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The author, Mark Bellinger is a successful businessman and creator of the following websites: