5 Places On The Internet To Get New Ideas For Your Local Business - Part 2
In a previous article we looked at 5 Internet resources where you can pick ideas that could help you in your local business. They were news websites, Google Shopping, Google Trends, Business websites and Google Insights. In this article we will explore 4 more resources.
1. Apple Safari
Apple Safari is the browser platform from Apple and provides you up to the minute news about their popular devices such as the iPhone and the iPad plus information on all the latest apps and developments. The landing page on this browser will not only keep you in the loop about the popular mobile technology, but provide ideas relating to your mobile marketing strategy.
2. Trending websites
These are websites whose main purpose is to follow the latest trends in various industries and niches. They compile useful insights in current consumer behavior, inventions, branding, marketing strategies and other topics using an army of trend spotters. If you want to know what the latest trends are in your niche locally or globally and the opportunities available be sure to visit sites such as trendhunter.com and springwise.com.
3. Shopping websites
These can provide a local business a ton of information especially if you deal with physical products. They can tell you the best selling products, the products most wanted by customers, the online price ranges for the product and so much more. These sites can give you so many ideas such as information to help you create product reviews or gain a competitive advantage by stocking up on products in demand so that you have them in stock when they are out of stock online and many other ideas. The popular shopping websites include Amazon.com, Walmart, Shopping.com and Ebay.
Finally if you want to get some ideas for your local business, you can use YouTube to help you get creative. It has videos in different categories and has lists of the most popular and most viewed videos. Watching other peoples videos may help you see what mistakes people are making or what they are not tapping into and how you can create a better product or fill in a missing need. It can also provide you information on products and services related to your niche and the most entertaining ways of creating video content for your local business.