Online Marketing vs. Offline Marketing for Your Home Business
|December 13, 2008||Posted by Business4Moms under Marketing||
In the world of marketing your business, there are many choices for you to make. Besides the question of how much money and time that you want to put into the marketing of your business, one of the choices that you need to make is whether you would like to do online marketing or offline marketing. There are pros and cons to both types of marketing.
Online marketing is probably one of the more popular choices of marketing for a modern business. There are many pros that come to mind when you think of online marketing. One is that you can reach people from all over the world with one ad. The Internet is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection at any time of the day.
This leads to the other pro of online marketing; it is working for you 24 hours a day. Once you’ve put into effect an online marketing campaign, it is working for your company 24 hours a day.
With all these positives, it is sometimes hard to remember that there are cons to online marketing. One of the biggest is that once your marketing is out there on the Internet, it never goes away. You can try to delete your online marketing if you decide to go another way with your marketing, but it will still exist on the Internet in some form or another.
Another con is that Internet marketing can easily be ignored. It is not something that is physically in the hands of a prospective client. Online marketing can be bypassed on the way to other items on the Internet.
Offline marketing has been around a lot longer than its online counterpart. There are pros to using this tried and true form of marketing. With offline marketing, you will only be sending out marketing to a certain area of the country. By knowing the people and where they live that you are marketing to, you can tailor your marketing to these people.
Another pro to offline marketing is that your potential clients often have something in their hand to see what your business has to offer. Potential clients like to have something material to have in their hand to make their buying choices with.
However, there are cons to offline marketing. One of the biggest cons of offline marketing is that you do have to pay upfront for most of your marketing. This is why it is extremely important that you have done your research to ensure that you are targeting the right prospects. And this one “con” can actually become a “pro”, because by doing your homework and targeting the right group, you increase your chances of making the sale.
However, you don’t have to choose just one or the other. It’s great to find a balance and use both methods for your home business success.