What is Content Marketing About?

Hello Dear Visitor,

If you would like answers to the question “what is Content Marketing About?” you’re at the right hub! You’re not only going to get a definition, but you’re also going to learn how doing content marketing on your blog or website can be life changing for YOU. Yes…understanding content marketing energizes you to start thinking about building your own business from scratch with a small amount of money! Do you want to know how? Read on!

Definition

According to Ramos (2013), Content Marketing is all about the use of content (text, image, audio, and video) with larger marketing platform in order to propagate and boost business and optimize budgets.

The commonest definition was issued by Content Marketing Institute, an online resource for information on all things content marketing related, Content Marketing is:

a marketing technique of creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action

Help and value: Principles that rule every content marketer

In the definition above, there is Acquisition and Attraction of “a specific audience.” The latter needs the valuable information that a content creator/writer or marketer detains. The content market creates such content to DRIVE profitable customer actions. In other words, thanks to contents, a content marketer makes a living only by playing on what that specific audience wants!

====Help: Since the content marketer wants to make money, the latter is consequent to help. The unshakable principle is that he/she must first of all understand his/her audience’s needs/wants/problems/queries or desires. How does he/she learns about these?

====The content writer/marketer runs a search of what his/her target audience’s emotions are, what they are encountering as problems or difficulties and then finds solutions that he/she packages into a case called content.

Successful content marketers are animated with help and problem-solving spirit and avail the solutions (valuable information) to the an audience starving for it!

Concrete Example: How content marketers monitor their target audiences’ wants

1. Vague but inspirational way: Social question-answer sites

Suppose that you’re a graduate of physical education or sportphile (a sport driven guy) and that you want to make money guiding people about how to exercise, you’ve got to specify your help (example help lose men’s boobs fat) then your target audience becomes clear.

In this example, the target audience====>Every man (worldwide) with boobs fat

You’ve got then to provide useful/valuable and relevant information to this particular section of people with boobs fat problem. These are your potential customers!

To lay hands on their concern, go to social question-answer sites and look at what they ask and then answer thoroughly through your content. The commonest social question-answer sites include:

1) answers.yahoo.com;

2) answers.com;

3) askville.amazon.com;

4) AllExperts;

5) JustAnswer;

6) Quora;

7) theanswerbank.co.uk

8) etc.

Of course, they get some strings of answers but such answers are not very precise! Do far better and answer as clearly as possible!

2. Precise way: Use of Key-words Search Tools

There is a precise way of monitoring online what people are searching or typing in search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex, etc. One can manage it through the use of Free or Paid Key-Words Search Tools.

Thanks to these tools, one can get then the average of how often a keyword is typed in search engines:

Example with Jaaxy Keywords search Tool (A paid tool but free for Premium Members at Wealthy Affiliate)

Keywords searched: "Best exercises to lose belly fat for men"

Here is the Jaaxy Keywords Search Tool screenshot:

                                                       Sample keywords search in Jaaxy

Keyword=A phrase that users (audience) type into search engines to find what they are looking for;

Avg=Average number of searches that the keyword receives per month

Traffic: Visits to your website if you achieve first page rankings in search engines

QSR: Quoted Search Results==>The number of competing websites ranked in google for this exact keyword

KQI: Key-word Quality Indicator

SEO: Score based on traffic and competition; the higher the score, the more likely you will rank for this keyword on the first page (on a scale of 1-100, the higher=the better)

Other paid Keyword Search Subscriptions include “Keyword Tool Pro”, “Keyword Tool API” (See more from Keyword Tool Website)

Free Keywords Search Tools include Google Trends, Keyword Shitter, AdWord & SEO Keyword Permutation Generator, Answer the Public, Google Correlate, Keywords Everywhere, Wordtracker Scout, Google Search Console, Suggestion Keyword Finder, etc.

====> Cons: Some are not entirely free, you must have prior subscriptions; the reliability of the keywords is low. Some don’t generate keywords that are used in ranking your content. You might be careful in BANKING ON A FREE KEYWORD SEARCH TOOL!

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Monetizing content or help

Remember the definition of content marketing: it ends in 

…….”with the objective of driving profitable customer action”

Since we’re talking about marketing, there is supposed to be a business and business goes hand in hand with MONEY. Contents (valuable information) that a content marketer provides is his or her capital/assets! He or she needs this to be CONVERTED into profit through actions that website or blog visitors take.

If you’re helpful and this is felt in your contents, you can leverage this help and get your website users to do any action you suggest (Click Here, Buy from Amazon Here, Purchase this on, etc.). Most of these actions earn you commissions. How? Read on!

1) Displaying Ads on the website or Blog

You can earn bucks through ads: as your website visitors click and buy, following such clicks, the products advertised! You get a commission!

====You need to apply for this from Google AdSense, etc.

2) Affiliate marketing

This form of earning consists of promoting other people’s or companies’ products your website/blog.

===Apply for this privilege from Amazon affiliate program and promote Amazon (USA/UK/Japan, etc.) products on your website! When your application is approved, you will have access to products’ links that you will display in your contents. As website visitors click such links, it’s going to direct them to Amazon’s stores and any purchase made in this way leaves you a commission (money online)!

3) Amazon influencer program

For people with huge numbers of followers on social media like You Tube Channels, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), this particular program is a big deal. You earn a commission for any product you influence people to buy!

4) Through advertising your own services

You can boost income of your online or offline services through advertising them on your own website/blog.

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For premium members, they earn money within that platform (incredible, no?) either:

  1. through referral program whereby they can refer friends or someone else to join Wealthy Affiliate,==>You earn monthly recurrent income on every person you refer to upgrade a premium membership at WA
  2. through referral program whereby they can refer friends or someone else to host a website at WA or sign up for their Key-words search Tool called Jaaxy. Then you can get, from everyone whom you have referred, recurrent monthly income
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Takeaways

In this post, I have journeyed with you and shown what content marketing is all about. I have also shared with you how help and valuable information are principles one has to abide to in the journey of being a content marketer. I have equally explained how keywords search tools are helpful to monitor or see exactly what a particular audience is searching online, a sort of information that is crucial to create audience-centered contents. This leads to converting one’s audience to profitable actions where a content marketer suggests to website or blog visitors to carry profitable actions for him/her.

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Oscar

(1) Career Goal: To develop my skills in teaching, training, consulting and couple this experience with research and program/project evaluation, assisted by cutting-edge data analysis programmes/applications to "Bridge the Gap between Research and Entrepreneurship" (2) Why Do I Qualify to Guide You? As Co-founder/Associate at Former ODS Consultancy (A Consulting Board specialized in Market Surveys, Program/Project Evaluation and Research-Data Analysis Training), Now Associate of KANTAS Consulting, and PhD Student, Oscar is in the Position to Guide and Foil for You Woes/Foes in the Scammy World of Online Marketers!

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Hey!

    Great article! It was very thorough and insightful. There was much to learn from it. I found especially helpful the list of common Social answer-question sites. I have not heard much about this in the past and I am glad you added a list of sites we can use. 

    I think it’s great that you gave a list of free keyword search tools, but also listed the cons to using them. I also use Jaxxy and I thinks it’s top notch! 

    Keep the tips coming!

    Hannah

    1. Hello there

      Thank you for your comment. I’m very grateful as this positive comment indicates that I am  helping a community of website visitors in a way that answers their queries. 

      Hope to read you soon again.

      Oscar

  2. Hi, Friend I have read your entire article very carefully. I am very excited to read your article because there are many important things about content marketing. I am trying to learn new things every day about online marketing and content marketing. I received the guidelines from your article that I would be very helpful to start content marketing. Thank you so much for sharing a content marketing article.

    1. Hello mdparvez67

      Thank you for leaving a feedback here. I’m very glad that you’ve found the post helpful. For more guidance, join the Big Community at Wealthy Affiliate. You will get a lot in a conducive way!

      Join the community and I will be happy to guide you there if you like to: here is a quick link to Wealthy Affiliate Free Starter Membership

      Thank you again.

      Oscar

  3. Hi Oscar,

    Thank you for explaining content marketing to me, I found that very interesting. That Jaaxy tool looks very interesting. It is good how it can query the search engines, and return how many people are looking for a particular search term. 

    I was interested in your guide on money-making, but I see it is a Word document. Do you have this document as an ebook, please?

    Many thanks, for your informative article.

    Best wishes,
    Paul.

    1. Hello Paul

      Thank you for your feedback. I’m happy that you liked Jaaxy Key-word Search Tool. That’s how it works and saves time. It also helps customer/audience-centered contents as it specifically informs the content marketer about the users’ wants! I recommend that you sign up for it to try the free 30 searches: it’s awesome!

      Sign Up here: Trial Sign Up for Jaaxy

      For the e-book, it is convenient for some to have a word document. But since you ask, I will create an ebook/PDF soon. Probably others may need this format too.

      Thank you

      Oscar

      I wish you success in your blogging as well.

      Oscar

  4. Dear Oscar,

    Thanks a lot for the informative and insightful post. Being a Full-Time Blogger your post means a lot to me because I purely focus on organic traffic. So content creation is my important daily task. I got great insight from your post

    The topic “Social question-answer sites” is an eye-opener for me and I was not utilizing these sites on my content creation. Going forward I will utilize the information what I learned from this helpful post. Content is King, as you mentioned providing helpful, quality and relevant content will drive potential traffic which will result in sales.

    Great information, you have really given a lot of value here.

    Much Success,

    Paul

    1. Thank you Paul for this comment. I’m glad that I have been insightful and informative in this post. I am always trying to guide and share information that I judge useful to this website visitors. Hope I will read you soon again.

      I wish you success in your blogging as well.

      Oscar

  5. Hey Oscar,

    This is an unique and informative article I must say. I am a creative person and I love to make content. I have come to know many things on this topic through your article. Moreover you have given the list of common social answer-question sites, keyword search tools and many things which will be helpful for many of us. I will be looking forward for this kind of more articles from you.

    Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Banna

      I’m very happy you have found this article helpful. It strengthens me very much to hear that these website users get what they really need from this hub.

      Thank you for commenting.

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