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How Small Businesses Can Use AI to Boost Content Production

As a small business owner, you know consistent high-quality content is essential for attracting customers online. But limited resources make content creation challenging. Copywriting alone can cost thousands monthly.

Fortunately, advancements in AI present game-changing opportunities for small businesses to efficiently produce engaging, optimized content. By combining artificial intelligence with human creativity, small companies can implement prolific content strategies cost-effectively.

Let’s explore 5 key ways small businesses can leverage AI to level up their content production:

  1. Automated Content Research

AI tools like Shortly, Anthropic, and Copy.ai can digest existing content, analyze competitors, and find relevant data to inform content strategies. This saves time otherwise spent manually researching topics and angles.

  1. AI-Generated Content Ideation

Generative AI can brainstorm fresh content ideas tailored to your business based on parameters you provide. Jarvis, Anthropic, and Jasper offer idea generation capabilities.

  1. AI-Assisted Content Drafting

Using natural language generation, tools like Copy.ai, INK A.I., and Rytr can autonomously create initial drafts of blog posts, social media posts, ad copy, emails, landing pages, and more based on prompts with the details you specify.

  1. AI Content Refinement and Optimization

Tools like INK A.I., Copy.ai, and Rytr allow you to refine AI-generated drafts. You can customize tone, formatting, length, and more. This helps optimize content before final approval.

  1. Multi- Purposing Content

Repurposing or adapting content for different formats and platforms is key for maximizing resources. Tools like INK A.I. make it easy to quickly reshape AI-drafted content for reuse.

The level of human involvement depends on your goals, target audience and brand voice. Heavily automating content production risks losing the human touch. But starting from AI-generated drafts can augment – not replace – human creativity and strategy.

Here are some best practices when using AI for content creation:

  • Provide detailed prompts so AI understands context and requirements.
  • Review and refine all AI drafts before publishing.
  • Adapt AI content to match your brand identity and style.
  • Focus AI on repetitive or data-driven content while keeping high-level strategy human-led.
  • Use AI to scale, not replace your team. Creative oversight is key.
  • Monitor quality control and update AI as needed if output is off.

AI content tools offer subscriptions starting under $100/month, making ongoing content production affordable, though most limit word counts. For small businesses without big budgets, AI provides a savvy way to implement consistent content marketing.

But while AI can power productivity, human creativity, messaging, and branding remain vital. View AI as a collaborative tool – technology and people working together is the future. With responsible use of AI, even solo entrepreneurs and small teams can produce engaging content on par with much larger companies.

Interested in exploring how AI can help optimize your small business’ content production and social media management? As an AI consultant focused on implementing content solutions tailored for small companies, I’m happy to provide strategic guidance. Let’s schedule a consultation to discuss the possibilities!

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