December 2, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Proofreading Business

Marketing a proofreading business can be a daunting task for new entrepreneurs. But with consumer demand on the rise, marketing skills are becoming increasingly important for proofreading business owners and managers.

If you are a business leader who sees marketing as a path to give your proofreading business a larger market presence you're not alone.

In some businesses, marketing takes a back seat to sales and operations. That's a mistake because without marketing, your brand messages aren't being heard. On the upside, great marketing is a real possibility for a proofreading business owner who is willing to learn what it takes to promote their business.

Measurement & Evaluation

By purchasing high quality mailing lists from reliable providers, proofreading businesses may be able to increase the impact of their marketing tactics. For even greater returns, you'll need to explore ways to improve measurement and evaluation. A robust measurement and evaluation process should include metrics that can be monitored on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis. Designed to monitor marketing efforts on a campaign-by-campaign basis, these metrics can be used as a baseline for strategic planning. Given the importance of measurement and evaluation, proofreading businesses frequently go outside of the organization for expertise.

Generating Buzz

Never underestimate the value of good buzz with consumers. Whether you call it viral marketing or word-of-mouth advertising, a lot of ground can be gained by encouraging positive conversations about your company. In a proofreading business, meaningful brand conversations have the ability to transform the impact of your marketing efforts. The process begins with developing communication vehicles and mechanisms that invite discussion. As you begin to promote brand discussions, you will need to also develop systems for monitoring the things that are being said about your company and using positive mentions to your advantage.

Viral Marketing

Will Rogers said, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. However, you can put salt in his food." That's kind of how viral marketing works. By including viral elements in a campaign for a proofreading business, you ultimately have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. But despite the risk, viral marketers can influence the likelihood of success. One strategy is to launch a viral marketing initiative by inviting a select group of customers to test your products and post their experiences on their social networking pages.

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