The digital age has provided new ways for you to find customers. You can now do things like business blogging to help you make a connection, but getting started can be confusing and many micro businesses prefer to stick with what they know.
They advertise in the local paper or spend hours handing out leaflets. Is that you? Trouble is, your customers are looking for you on the internet right now. They are people searching within a local area. All you need is the help and support to create your own WordPress website.
FACT: In 2013 68.1% of Brits used their computer to search, 24% a mobile & 6.8% a tablet. Mobile audience at 49,500. Online audience increased by 5% in the UK. Find out how this business blogging platform helps local micro business owners like you.
Business Blogging Platform
Our mission is to develop a business blogging platform that provides online marketing services to local micro business owners, even if you work from home. We also focus on collaborative working and peer networking so all the local businesses on this platform can benefit by sharing what they do with each other.
Generate Enquiries Online
We help you create your WordPress website that highlights you as an expert in your field. Entrepreneurs use business blogging to build their credibility and enhance their reputation by simply sharing what they know. Generate leads and enquiries to bring in new business and stay in touch with existing customers/clients.
Search Engine Optimisation
Content creation and search engine optimisation is the key to successful business blogging. You create content and WE carry out search engine optimisation, making sure you are found by local people searching. Search engine optimisation is ESSENTIAL to ensure your WordPress website is found in the search results.
Start your own WordPress website on our business blogging platform to get your UK micro business noticed by people searching online.
I just wanted to let you know that I got my first PR enquiry for VA Bella Beauty today from a company who is organising a pamper day event at The Mall [Luton] on Sunday. They found my blog and contacted me to take part in the fashion sessions on the day. They are even going to pay me for the day.
No matter how small your business, even if you work from home, you need to be online and you need to be optimised so you get found online. You create content (we show you how) and WE carry out Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure people find your business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few common questions we answer for prospective customers. If you have any others feel free to click here and complete our enquiry form.
I am not in the UK can I join?
Right now this site is only for local businesses based in the United Kingdom. Sorry.
Can I join if I already have a WordPress blog
Yes. If you have a blog on wordpress.com or a self-hosted WordPress blog you can download your existing content and upload it to your new WordPress website on this platform. Help is available to do that should you need it.
It is quite expensive, isn't it?
If you find paying a monthly fee to be part of this business blogging platform is too much for you then pay for 3 months or 12 months and save money by paying less.
Also see this as a value exchange. In exchange for your monthly fee we are going to help you find new customers and bring in work to your business.
How much is a new customer worth to you? Is it worth paying our monthly fee in exchange for a new customer?
As a micro business you may work alone without employees and maybe you work from home too. How much time are you spending trying to work out how to do simple things on your website (if you have one)?
Is it worth the monthly fee to know help is always on hand when you need it? We help you create your WordPress website and if you get really stuck we may even do a few bits for you.
A mindset shift might be needed to help you succeed. Very few business owners succeed without investing in their business. Can you see the fee as an investment in you and your business?
Will I definitely get new clients
We can’t make any promises about exactly when and how much. What we do know is if we follow a set of definite practices and procedures the search engines will love you.
One of those practices our business blogging platform recommends is to add quality content.
Content that people will enjoy reading and sharing. Content can be images, video or written. As long as you are willing to create content we are willing to use search engine optimisation to ensure that content gets found.
The people sitting at their computer (or laptop, or mobile) searching for a local product or service need to find you. That is what we promise to do for you.
How long it takes is, unfortunately, different for everyone. What we do know is that members who blog three times a week see results within their first three months and then receive enquiries ongoing after that.
The great thing is everything you write will be around for YEARS. Unlike an advert in your local paper that is around for a week and then disappears your great content will help you get found over and over again. As long as you never deleted it!
I sell products. Is this for me?
Absolutely. Whether you sell services or products our platform can help you promote your business online using your WordPress website. You might want to consider the cost of your product and how many you will have to sell each month to ensure you make a profit.
Even if you sell soap or you are promoting your self-published book the membership fee is such great value that its worth investing in it just to enjoy the support and peace of mind you will experience. Plus the search engine optimisation service you receive each month makes this membership a high value one.
Not only might you sell your products but you may also receive enquiries from people looking for an expert in your field. When you are generously sharing what you know stuff like that happens. An opportunity to speak, a chance to be interviewed, these are the ‘extras’ that come from having an optimised online profile.
I don't want clients, what about me?
Not everyone wants to bring in new customers. You may want to use your web presence to build your credibility and enhance your visibility. Maybe you are running as a local councillor or you are fundraising for a charity/community group.
You can add your social media accounts to your WordPress website and use your blog to write about your current activities and campaigns.
As long as what you need is to be found within a local area in the UK then we can help you with that.
I have a website, can I just have a WordPress blog?
Yes. You can create a WordPress blog on this platform and link back to your website. It is always better to have your blog on your own hosting with your website but if that is not possible, or if you just like the support we offer on here, you can create a blog on this platform and use it to drive visitors to your website.
Do I need a domain name?
No. If your business is new and you don’t have a domain name that’s fine, you can use our url. Your blog will be YOURBUSINESS.influencer.biz. Of course we recommend you buy a domain name and are happy to help you choose one that will be right for your local business. In the meantime join anyway and get your site up.
Ready To Build Something Together?
Your local business and our search engine optimisation skills combined to help you build your credibility, gain new customers, and stay in touch with existing customers.
Get found within your local area AND for your business expertise.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”
- Brian Tracy
Influencer.biz is run by Little Fish Digital Media. A.W. House. 6-8 Stuart Street. Luton. Bedfordshire LU1 2SJ