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What Is Inbound Marketing?

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In the old days, the salesperson had all the power

"Conventional sales" tactics date back to a time well before the internet. Over 100 years ago, in that old world, sales people had all the knowledge and went out to their customers to sell their products. Customer education came from the salesperson. Salespeople had the power and consumers relied on them to gain the knowledge of their products, often under a cloud of suspicion.
 

The Age of Outbound Interruption Is Dead

Traditional sales use outbound marketing and old advertising methods to try and interrupt people; people don't want to be interrupted and now with the fragmentation of media they have the choice to turn off annoying advertising.
 
Outbound marketing is the process of salespeople going out to get prospects using lead generation techniques. For many businesses they revert to cold calling to do this. Interrupting consumers when they have no desire for your product is a throw-back to the days of the travelling salesperson. Cold calling is a difficult and expensive way to create leads.
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What is Inbound Marketing?

Inbound content marketing is creating actions that attract visitors to your website. Once on your site, inbound then converts the customer to a lead based on the content and structure of your website.

 
With trustworthy content, inbound marketing makes you attractive to strangers.
 

The Internet changed it all

The internet has been around for 20 years, but in the last ten years the power in a deal has shifted to the consumer. With the smartphone, consumers can get all the information they need from searching the internet.
 
Consumers can instantly discover, compare, review, learn, research and seek out opinions about the product or services they are seeking, on their smart device.
 
54% more leads are generated by inbound tactics than traditional paid marketing.
 

It's now the age of Seller Beware

Salespeople now often know less than the consumer. It's the age of "Seller Beware".

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Goals of a good inbound website

As a HubSpot Platinum Partner and inbound marketing experts, The Kingdom team work hard to build remarkable lead generating websites. A great inbound marketing site will educate the customer while providing them with calls to action. Intrigued strangers become leads by clicking on the calls to action.
 
Your goal in creating a fantastic inbound marketing site should be to provide total transparency to the person about your business.
 
Remember, it's the age of Seller Beware. If you are not completely transparent, then you can face the wrath of social review on the internet, which has destroyed many businesses.
 

The results of inbound marketing can be remarkable

With an inbound marketing philosophy, your web hits will grow and grow. With inbound, leads come to your sales team better qualified. With better qualification comes improved sales close rates, happier customers and salespeople.
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There are four stages to an inbound marketing strategy.
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Attract

In the attract stage, you seek to attract strangers to your website. This is done by blogging, creating relevant keywords and producing interesting social media. People discover your brand and come to your website to learn more.

Convert

Once on your website, you seek to convert these strangers into prospects using calls to actions, landing pages and forms. These tools gather information about your lead. giving your visitor an offer in exchange for their details. It's important that you make it a win-win for both parties.

Close

In the close stage, you follow up your prospect with more information to assist them with their purchase. You provide as many answers to your customers questions as possible to help your prospect make their choice.

Delight

The delight stage is about providing smart, customised content to your user, adding value to their experience. Your goal is to add value to customers so they become promoters of your brand.

95% of buyers chose a solution provider that “Provided them with ample content to help navigate through each stage of the buying process”   [Source: DemandGen Report]

How do you start inbound marketing?

Inbound marketing is easy to start. It's a simply a matter of getting a blog working. By blogging, you can discuss topics that attract strangers to your website. Promote your blog with social media always trying to drive traffic back to your website. Here are 6 easy ways to start inbound.

Some of the benefits of Inbound Marketing

  • Inbound marketing creates marketing qualified leads, easing the burden on your sales team to get new business.
  • Inbound is helpful to your future customer at all times. Customers gain trust with your efforts to educate them and do business with you.
  • Inbound marketing can be automated using the HubSpot platform, making it possible to scale your business lead generation.

The Kingdom is an inbound marketing agency, located in Adelaide, servicing the world. We are the the International HubSpot Partner of the Year, 2015.

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With a strong inbound marketing strategy, your website is easier to build and provides content that your customers enjoy from and you get leads.

Inbound marketing can be your ticket to business success.

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The Kingdom HubSpot Platinum Partner - The Beginner's Guide to Inbound Marketing

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Written by Adam Steinhardt, covering topics like Website Content Marketing HubSpot Inbound

About The Author

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Adam Steinhardt The Kingdom Chief Executive Officer. After 14 years as a pole vaulter, representing Australia, Adam was the founder and Managing Director of Next Byte - Australia's largest Apple Reseller back in 1995. After ten years in the business, he sold out and in 2009 founded The Kingdom. As Managing Director, he is the head of the HubSpot Inbound strategy, creative direction, account management and making sure that your business profits by using our services. Adam is Inbound, HubSpot and Partner Certified by HubSpot. In September 2015 The Kingdom was presented the HubSpot International Partner of the Year award, and International Rookie of the Year Award. You can find Adam Steinhardt on Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn this website

Speak to The Kingdom, and discover how our Inbound Marketing and Lead Generation techniques help Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Adelaide businesses to grow sales fast using the HubSpot Sales and Marketing platform. We are Australia's leading Inbound Marketing Agency and the Hubspot International Partner of the Year 2015.


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