Creating a Customer Profile

The First Step to Creating Great Content

Customer profiles - also known as buyer personas - are necessary to provide even the simplest digital content with a sense of purpose and direction.

Before you tackle your next digital content project, take a moment to think:

Who are you writing for?

If you don't have a detailed answer at the ready, then you've skipped a fundamental step of the content creation process: the buyer persona.

Defining the Customer Profile

What is a buyer persona?

In simple terms, it's a thorough description of your ideal customer. The most effective consumer profiles delve deep into the lives of your target audience, describing an array of essential details, including:

  • Demographics (age, gender, etc.)
  • Career information (industry, employer, position, etc.)
  • Goals and objectives
  • Pain points and challenges
  • And much more...

You can gather this data in several ways - online forms, past client behavior and survey responses are just a few sources worth considering.

Master the Art of the Customer Profile with Buyer Persona Examples, Customer Profiling Tips and More

Whether you're a content novice or a marketing veteran, browse our must-read buyer persona resources below to learn more about what goes into crafting the ideal customer profile.

Content Writers' Complete 2018 Guide To Buyer Personas: Not sure where to start? This blog post offers an all-inclusive rundown for buyer persona beginners.

What To Know About B2B Buyer Personas Before You Buy Blog Content: Selling to businesses is a far cry from marketing to individual customers. Here, you'll learn the finer points of creating a customer profile for a business versus a consumer.

Understanding Your Customers' Purchase Path And The Buyer Persona: Learn about each stage of the marketing funnel, and discover how your buyer personas will come into play every step of the way.

3 Ways Expert Writers Gather Data For The Ultimate Customer Profiles: After you have a good idea of what a buyer persona should look like, discover the best methods of profiling a customer using data with these essential tips.

Why The Best Content Writing Services Use Negative Buyer Personas: Meet the buyer persona's dark side - the negative buyer persona. Though they might sound imposing, negative buyer personas can work wonders in helping your business avoid squandering time on customers that aren't a good fit for your business.

Why Do You Need Customer Profiles?

Creating a customer profile might seem like a daunting task, but it's worth it. Why? The answer is simple: your product is nothing without the right customer, and consumers respond best to personalized website content.

It's even backed up by hard numbers - according to a 2016 study by Seismic and Demand Metric, 80% of marketers agreed that personalized content was anywhere from "more effective" to "much more effective" than content that wasn't aimed at anyone in particular.

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Are your buyer personas ready for action? Check out our content strategy document to get an idea of how Virtucom Group creates not just buyer personas, but also a comprehensive content strategy to support your business.

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