02 Aug 2016

Customer Development Process: Get Started Guide

Customer Development Process: Get Started Guide

Something you probably don’t know about me is that I have tried launching a B2B SaaS some time ago and I am currently working with the team on getting another one off the ground.

In my first attempt, I googled various terms on “how to get started” and this SaaStr article along with Alex’s take on customer development caught my attention. Once I knew what customer development was and tried it, I became a fan of it for life…

To both of my endeavors customer development has been crucial in shaping everything.

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20 Jul 2016

The Best Paid Acquisition Channels For B2B SaaS

The Best Paid Acquisition Channels For B2B SaaS

Traffic sources and acquisition channels are one of a marketer’s best kept secrets.

There are many tools out there to uncover your competitor’s PPC channels and advertisements, but they are not 100% accurate and they don’t tell you which ad was a success and which wasn’t.

Of course for every industry the exact advertising mediums might vary, but below I will list some channels that usually work for B2B SaaS.

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05 Jul 2016

How To Use Quora As A Marketing Tool

How To Use Quora As A Marketing Tool

Do you remember Yahoo answers?

Well, Quora is a similar community made more professional and with more features.

Now, instead of getting your questions answered from random people on the Internet, you will get it from people with certain backgrounds.

Apart from the inherent value of Quora as a community, it can also be an amazing marketing tool, if done right. It has very high quality people, its questions get ranked in good positions in Google, thus driving organic traffic and it has from long tail questions to questions asking specifically about a product like yours.

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21 Jun 2016

The Most Important Key Metric For SaaS

The Most Important Key Metric For SaaS

I am sure that you are thinking that having a single major metric for your SaaS sounds ludicrous. And it does; at first. But, let me explain.

As a founder or VP, you need to have one or two key metrics that just by looking at them, you can gauge your performance in any given time/month. However, different SaaS business models need a different major KPI.

Below, I will describe the most popular SaaS business models and the most important key metric they need to monitor frequently, as well as the reasons for choosing each of those metrics.

Let me explain first why having such a metric and monitoring it daily is so crucial.

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08 Jun 2016

Where, How and When to Hire a B2B Content Writer

Where, How and When to Hire a B2B Content Writer

If you have ever been in a business outside of the marketing industry that’s engaging in content marketing, I am sure you feel the frustration…

When you are in B2B, finding writers for your blog is neither an easy task nor too hard. However, when you are trying to find writers to create content that’s 10x times better than what’s out there, that’s really tough!

Why?

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24 May 2016

Marketing & Growth Strategies For B2B SaaS

Marketing & Growth Strategies For B2B SaaS

Having a documented marketing strategy is beneficial in many ways, even for young and small startups…

When you get to write down what’s on your mind, issues might arise or potential ideas and tweaks that you hadn’t thought before.

More importantly, once it’s documented, you have something to be accountable for and your employees know what’s the goal.

In this post we will see some marketing strategies, which ones to use at which stage of your SaaS and which ones should be in the core of your master strategy.

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27 Apr 2016

How To Activate Your SaaS Users

How To Activate Your SaaS Users

Activating users is of paramount importance for every non-enterprise SaaS. Enterprise SaaS have unique challenges and processes and (re)activation is different.

If you are a self-served or light touch SaaS, read on because in order to scale acquisition and beat the competition, you will need to have a solid activation process.

In this article we will first see what’s activation, why is it important and how to strategically do it. On part 2 that will come out in 2 weeks, we will get more tactical and see the best ways to activate your free trials (or free accounts if you have a freemium plan).

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13 Apr 2016

The State of Social Media in 2016 for B2B

The State of Social Media in 2016 for B2B

After the recent hype with Snapchat, I decided to write a blog post on the state of social media in 2016, but from the B2B perspective.

Mainly because everyone is like “You have to get on Snapchat NOW!” and the true answer to that is “Not necessarily“. The important social media channels in B2B are different than those in B2C, but few seem to clarify this…

As always, this article is based on real life experiences, both mine and from other marketers in the field.

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