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Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of HarcourtHealth.com and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.

A successful online business is the one that reaches out to maximum customers in their targeted market segments. In its favor, digital marketing offers a variety of solutions that are both assessable and scalable. This means it is easy for a business owner to compute Return on Investment (ROI), which is made in marketing. This return is usually in terms of online traffic, leads, and sales. You can then assess the total earnings or revenue to check whether it is sufficient to sustain the online business.

As a business owner, you need to be aware of digital marketing strategies and tips that can result in more value from your marketing investment. As a rule of thumb, the more effective these strategies or tips are, the higher will be the ROI. Below are a few tips to channelize each penny towards a higher ROI than today:

Think of Effective Ways of Reducing Cost Per Acquisition (CPA)

CPA is one of the strongest ROI influencers. It indicates the amount of money invested in marketing to acquire leads. So, CPA equals to total cost divided by leads. Having a low CPA means getting a high ROI without incurring any traffic acquisition expense.

Thus, if CPA is in control from the beginning, there is no need to bother about it later. It is recommended to think of ways to reduce CPA prior to obtaining sales.

It is irrational to think of making more money by focusing on Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns or affiliate marketing, while ignoring the requirement of optimizing cost. They both need to be in balance. If CPA seems to be high, some of the ways to reduce it are optimizing landing page, introducing videos for promotion, and retargeting visitors who do not convert into leads. You can even look for some CPA offers from reliable service providers.

Focus on Improving Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing involves appealing to customers by implementing different pulling approaches such as infographics, videos, and social media pages. You already know the targeted market segment and its customers’ expectations for this strategy. Now, you only need to plan strictly as per these expectations. This is the key to effective in increasing returns.

Go for a tailored solution if you wish to achieve the marketing goals with a limited outlay. If your inbound marketing strategy can result in maximum conversions from just a few leads, it is certainly a reliable one for raising the ROI.

Keep an Eye on Competitors

Knowing how your competitors are doing is as important as focusing on your efforts for increasing the ROI. It does not mean to make the efforts of competitors futile but it means to learn from the success or failure they experience. This willingness can make you an early pro in your niche for determining your ROI strategy by preventing the risks competitors already faced and including tips that made them better. Most of these risks and tips would be such that you would ignore in the beginning of your marketing plan.