9 Steps to Starting a Digital Agency in Nigeria 2020

If you intend breaking into this ever-growing field, then this article is for you. This article contains information about what digital marketing is and how to start and run your digital marketing agency.

Below are 9 Steps to Start Your Digital Agency

  1. Learn The Necessary Skills
  2. Find Your Niche
  3. Know and Research Your Competitor
  4. Have a Social Media Presence
  5. Create a Portfolio
  6. Create Your Website
  7. Establish Yourself As An Expert
  8. Develop the Right Business Model
  9. Generate Leads

Learn The Necessary Skills

Before you begin, it’s paramount that you educate yourself and understand as much as possible the nitty-gritty of digital marketing. Do well for yourself by investing your time and money in learning the necessary skills and about the industry as well.

Some concepts you’ll want to understand are PPC (pay-per-click marketing), SEO, email marketing campaigns, and creating online funnels. You’ll also want to understand graphic design and content marketing as well.

Find Your Niche

The competition is real, so finding your niche is very important in order for you to stand out. It will also help you focus on your target audience that’s interested in what you offer. 

Know and Research Competitor

When beginning any business, you’ll need to know how you’ll have an edge over your competitors. At the point when you research your competitors, you’ll at that point have the option to see how to outperform them.

When you’ve found your competitors, look at how they’re making their money. At that point you can realize what their techniques are and what’s effective.

Some examples of monetization methods are lead generation, affiliate sales, advertising, etc…

Be sure to take a look their blog posts, social media, and SEO. Find out if they focus more on podcasts, blogging, or videos.
Then, take a look at how they communicate with their customers and determine if you’d like to use a similar content marketing strategy, or a different approach.

Have a Social Media Presence

This is definitely important for any digital agency. Creating an account on social media platforms is free. So take full advantage of this and benefit from organic lead generation, engaging with customers and potential customers. Doing this can really help your business grow.

Create a Portfolio

When starting a digital marketing agency, you may want to offer free services in order to get reviews and your name out there. Be sure to deliver the very best in a timely manner. This will help you gain trust from your customers and thereafter attract potential customers.

Reviews and testimonials form part of your portfolio so be sure to show your audience that you can deliver results and will continue to do so. Your portfolio should be ethical and honest.

Create A Website

The first step you want to take in building your website is purchasing a domain name and a web hosting.

Your website is where potential clients are going to land and where you will direct them if you are telling them about your services.  Be sure to include all of the research, contact information, portfolio or case studies and testimonials to sell your services and your website can often be the first contact so make sure it really represents you.

Establish Yourself As An Expert

The best way to do this is by helping others. Join forums, write your own articles and showcase what you are capable of doing. You may catch the attention of potential clients and encourage them to take your advice. 

Develop the Right Business Model

It’s very important to establish a business process when starting your digital agency.

Good questions to ask when setting up your business model are:

How will you onboard clients,

How will you charge clients?

What will the retainer process be?

What about invoicing?

Generate Leads

Growing your client base at first may be challenging but don’t let that discourage you. Before generating leads, it’s good you have a target customer in mind. Once you determine your target customer, make sure you regularly post quality and helpful content such as how-tos, educational and reviews on your social media platforms(you could start with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

As you do this, take cognizance of posts that are doing better than others. This will help you in determining the content your audience are more interested in.

You should also keep in mind that, if your agency will work on generating leads for other companies in some way, you should know how to do it. If you can market yourself, it will be easier to do it for your customers and you will have a case study in your hands about you.

Are You Ready Start Your Digital Agency?

Starting out your digital agency may seem daunting, that’s why it’s important you have a good idea of how to start and run a digital marketing agency. Keep this guide in mind as you’re planning out each step of your agency.

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Abimbola Ojo September 14, 2020 0 Comments

How To Clear Browser Cache

What Is a Browser Cache?

So you’ve just done a redesign of your website and for some reason you can’t comprehend, your web browser is still showing the previous version of your site. If you’ve ever experienced this, you’re not alone.

Your browser cache is usually the culprit.

 

Browser Cache Basics

A web browser — such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge — is a software application that we use to access and view information living on the internet. In other words, a browser looks, finds, and presents to us websites and/or other pieces of information we look for via URLs.

A browser’s cache is its tool through which it saves data, such as images and HTML, needed to see a website. The purpose of saving such data is to help with bandwidth.

So, the next time you go back to see a page, it takes less time to load as a cached version of the page has already been saved. In other words, because you have a cached version of a page, your browser will not need to send a new request to see that page.

How Browser Cache Relates to Cookies

You may be wondering, “How does all this impact tracking cookies?” Here it is.

Browser cache saves data like images and HTML, which are needed to see websites, right? Well, cookies are smaller pieces of data, such as names and email addresses, a website saves to your computer. This comes in handy because this is how a website knows who you are next time you visit.

Ever wondered how a website greets you by name? Yes, that’s cookies. A website picks up on the cookie it previously placed on your computer — therefore, it recognizes you.

The important thing to know is how a browser cache and cookies together can affect your work as it pertains to updating pages on your site, testing forms, and appropriately rendering pages. This is an easy variable to understand and usually one of the first ones to troubleshoot, as it can — in the vast majority of instances — resolve the issue(s) you’re experiencing with your site.

How to Clear Browser Cache

In order to eliminate browser cache as the culprit, you’ll need to clear it. The methods and/or steps required for clearing your browser cache will depend on the device and browser you’re using. Different browsers have different interfaces for accessing these settings.

Here are the steps for the most common desktop browsers:

Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the three vertical dots.
  3. Click More Tools.
  4. Select Clear browsing data.
  5. Choose your time range for deletion.
  6. Check the boxes next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files.”
  7. Click Clear data.

Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click the hamburger menu (three stacked horizontal lines) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  5. In the Cookies and Site Data section, click Clear Data.
  6. Check the boxes next to “Cookies and Site Data” and “Cached Web Content.”
  7. Click Clear.

Safari

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Choose the Safari menu in the top left.
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. In the pop-up menu, click the Advanced tab.
  5. At the bottom of the window, check the box “Show Develop menu in menu bar.”
  6. This will add a Develop menu to your bar. Click that.
  7. Select Empty Caches.
  8. You can also delete your browsing history by selecting the History tab.
  9. Click Clear History.
  10. Choose your time frame and select Clear History.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. At the top right, click the three horizontal dots.
  3. Select History.
  4. Click “Clear history” at the top of the new menu.
  5. Check the boxes next to “Browsing history,” “Cookies and saved website data,” “Cached data and files,” and “Tabs I’ve set aside or recently closed.”
  6. Click Clear.

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Abimbola Ojo May 17, 2020 0 Comments

How To Easily Create a Staging Site In WordPress

The time has finally come. You’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into your most recent content piece, and it’s ready to be packaged up and sent to the client to be pushed live. After a few final checks and only…

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Abimbola Ojo October 23, 2019 4 Comments