Many businesses and organizations struggle to present their best selves online.
- Their websites are too old or too annoying or too expensive to maintain.
- Their Facebook pages either have to be fed constantly, or look barren.
- They don’t have the time or expertise to manage their online presence well.
But… They also know that they have to be a steady presence online — that saying nothing about themselves says something… and it’s not flattering.
This is where you come in. As a DailyUV Storyteller, you’re solving a big and growing problem for businesses and organizations: How do they stay in front of an online audience, tell their story well, and present themselves engagingly and attractively? This is a huge need everywhere, and you’re helping them figure out the answer.
So is DailyUV. And here are three key talking points:
1) What DailyUV is about:
We’re trying to create the one place you need to go when you want to find out what’s going on where you live, work and play.
Newspapers and the Yellow Pages used to serve that role, but the internet blew all that up. Now it’s almost impossible to know where to turn when you want to find out about events, or who’s selling what, or what your neighbors are talking about.
This is what DailyUV is knitting back together.
We’re getting between 70,000 and 85,000 unique visitors a month.
We have some 40 bloggers who regularly post on the site, along with growing numbers of people using the “marketplace,” events calendar, and comments. This is the Upper Valley talking!
2) Digital Presence:
You know how you can’t drive very far around here without seeing a Dunkin’ Donuts through your windshield? Small businesses can get that kind of visibility online—they just have to do it through a steady presence, a post once or twice a week in a place where people are likely to see them. It could be an event they’re doing, a new item or service, a sale, or a blog post highlighting something fundamental about what they know, who they are, what they value, or how they’re serving the Upper Valley.
3) Profile Page:
Anything you or a business posts on the site instantly becomes part of their page — building a picture of who they are and what they do without the hassle of maintaining a webpage.
It doubles as a “dashboard,” offering you and/or the business an easy way to see how posts are doing and to get them onto Facebook or Twitter.
Start here and you multiply their voice with barely any effort, capturing a DailyUV audience that by definition is interested in local content, along with any FB or Twitter audience the business enjoys.
It gives you or the business the ability to use our news-publishing interface, which is richer and more flexible (inline photos, embedded video) than other interfaces on the site. Note, this is for informational, not purely commercial, posting. Sell/buy and Events are better for sales pitches. But it can be a key piece of telling a business or organization’s story creatively.
The cost to the business is $35/month if they buy an annual subscription ($420 for the year) or $39/month if they pay monthly ($468/year).