Linda Ray reports:
"Part of an effective marketing campaign for your spray painting business is to promote yourself as an expert in your field. You can do that a number of ways, including writing articles for industry magazines, [for] consumer self-help publications and for posting on your own website. Rely on industry surveys and published research, as well as your own experience, to craft useful articles that ultimately promote your business...Articles that range from 350 to 400 words can provide a plethora of useful information for readers interested in the spray painting industry...[Y]our customers can learn from your expertise. Informative articles set you apart from the competition by painting you as an expert...Industry associations such as the American Coatings Association put out studies based on research, take polls and track trends. This information is available to you as a member and can provide effective sources for article ideas and content. Quote manufacturers in your articles, cite recent studies and highlight new products that you learn about through industry sources. Additionally, articles should contain keywords that will be picked up by search engines online to increase traffic to your article, which ultimately leads readers to your website. Also, place a call to action in all your articles...Rely on your own experience, the research of industry experts and your enthusiasm for the work you do to craft short, direct, interesting articles for readers. Start with a subject and find examples from your experience, customers or vendors that speak to that subject. Keep the article short and to the point. Refrain from making your writing too marketing-heavy and instead rely on a simple sentence at the end that directs readers to your company for service. If you write the article yourself, have someone experienced with editing copy examine it for you. Alternatively, you could come up with article ideas and hire a freelance writer to craft the pieces; many will allow you to place your name as the author...Industry and do-it-yourself publications accept well-written articles for publication and often will provide you with a detailed byline and contact information in the magazine. Online publications continually need a supply of informative articles. Post your articles on a blog that [draw] the DIY crowd or other potential customer bases. Write articles that cross industries."
Writing and editing can be pretty rigorous processes if you want to do them well, but that's what this page is here for. Check out the latest tips here.