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Month: March 2022

How To Promote Fintech Through Marketing

In recent years, the use of financial technology, which is also commonly known as fintech, continues to gain popularity. According to a recent study, nearly 90% of Americans now use some form of fintech to manage their finances, making it necessary for businesses to adopt it. Its efficiency and ease of use for customers have made it a common approach for countless businesses. While there are an array of benefits for customers to utilize fintech, it is still an important thing to promote through marketing efforts. The following are tips on how to get the most out of your marketing efforts with fintech. 

Create A Plan Of Action
One of the most important steps to take when first beginning is to create a plan of action for your marketing efforts. Marketing plans are often underutilized but are an essential way to determine one’s goals and the approach to meet those goals. Things to consider when creating the marketing plan are:

  • What is your target audience?
  • What mediums will you use to reach your target audience?
  • What approaches will you use? This could include digital marketing, print marketing, or public relations
  • What are your main goals with your marketing objectives?

Focus On Educating Your Target Audience
A mistake that many businesses make with their marketing efforts is the focus on marketing only. For something like fintech, the goal should not be to market but to educate your target audience. In order to achieve this, your marketing plan should include a focus on increasing awareness and a general understanding of fintech. This can be done through the creation of monthly blog content, newsletters, and social media posts, to name a few. By focusing on educating your target audience, you are likely to become known as a trustworthy resource within fintech in the future. 

Utilize Social Media
Over the last 15 years, social media has continued to take the internet by storm. Social media has become a go-to for news. It has also become a resource for customers to learn more about businesses. Use social media to reach your target audience on a regular basis, especially if the specific audience uses social media on a daily basis. In doing so, you can increase your overall reach while increasing awareness of fintech.

How To Forge A Career In Fintech

Fintech encompasses a broad range of interests that incorporate the use of technology in managing finances. This involves anything from eCommerce to the use of mobile apps for individual businesses. Even though you may have the skills needed in finance, you will also have to develop knowledge and expertise in the adaptation of technology before you can pursue a fintech career.

Technical Skills
The technical skills you will need to develop through education and training will depend on the type of fintech career you want to develop. For example, you’ll need to have graphic design skills and an understanding of HTML programming to develop a career in eCommerce and web design. If you want to develop mobile apps for businesses, you’ll need to know how to write those types of programs. You can always evolve your career in the future, but you should start with a basic understanding of the skills you will need.

Soft Skills
Many people in the fintech industries end up pursuing entrepreneurial projects. For that reason, you should have good communication skills, a natural ability to lead, and an ability to interpret analytics from multiple sources. You should also be good at problem-solving, and you should be able to perform efficiently within a team. These soft skills will help you to be productive in any environment, allowing you to work well for others or succeed with your own startup.

How to Start Your Fintech Career
As previously mentioned, you should focus on a particular niche within fintech to help you determine what hard skills you will need to develop. Even after you get basic education and earn your degree, you will have to keep up with new advances as they emerge. You may also want to add to your qualifications by earning another degree in a different fintech niche. Continuing your education throughout your career will add to your skillset and make you more valuable to potential employers.

Just like any other type of career, it’s also important to start networking as early as possible. Look for others who have an interest in fintech or those who already have careers in this field. By developing a wide and diverse network, you’ll learn more, hear about a new job or investment opportunities, and you’ll find new ways to expand your network even further.

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