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The not-so-secret challenges of SaaS Marketing: Performance-Based Marketing

The key ingredient to habitual growth in SaaS marketing

The SaaS market is competitive, and with its compound annual growth rate forecasted at 18%, it’s only heating up. It’s more important than ever to have a growth-oriented marketing strategy, and performance-based marketing is a key ingredient to achieving this goal – so, let’s get into it.

What is Performance-Based Marketing?

Simply put, it’s a type of digital marketing in which a Brand only pays when its marketing agency meets its business objectives/goals. You’re not paying for impressions; you’re paying for a desired action (outcome), such as a click, a purchase, or a lead.

The benefits of Performance-Based Marketing

For SaaS businesses looking to make a mark in a saturated market – here are a few benefits:

  • Scalability: It can be scaled up or down as needed, making it a cost-effective way to reach a large audience.
  • Transparency: It offers transparency – so you know exactly what you’re paying for – making it easier to manage marketing spend more effectively.
  • Measurability: Being able to easily measure and track your results to see what’s working provides the insights you need to optimize your marketing campaigns, allowing you to iterate and yield better results.

Measuring Performance

The first step to measuring marketing performance is to set clear goals and objectives. Ask yourself: What do you want to achieve with your marketing campaigns?

Once you know your goals, you can start to track the metrics that matter most to your organization. So, what are some metrics that you can track?

The common performance metrics that your organization can track include:

  • Cost per acquisition (CPA): measures the total cost of a customer completing a specific action.
  • Cost per conversion (CPC): measures the total cost of converting a lead or prospect into a customer.
  • Conversion rate: The percentage of visitors who take a desired action, such as signing up for your email list or purchasing a product or service.
  • Return on investment (ROI): net profit (or loss) divided by the total investment.

Make growth habitual

Growth is the key to long-term success in marketing, and marketing SaaS is no different. This means that, as a marketer, consistently generating new leads and customers over time has to be the cornerstone of your strategy. Performance-based marketing can help you to achieve consistent growth by:

  • Helping you to target the right audience with the right message.
  • Delivering measurable results that you can track and optimize.
  • Providing you with the flexibility to scale your marketing campaigns as needed.

Creating a Culture of Consistent Growth

Maintaining consistent growth in your organization requires fostering a culture around it. It needs to be embedded into the marketing DNA of your company. To create a habit of growth in your SaaS marketing, you need to:

  • Set realistic goals: Start with small, achievable goals and gradually increase them as you get better at performance-based marketing.
  • Track your results: So you can see what’s working and what’s not.
  • Make adjustments: Based on performance optimize your marketing strategy as needed.

The Bottom Line

Performance marketing is a powerful tool for achieving growth goals. By setting clear goals, tracking your results, and making adjustments as needed, you can create a habit of growth that will help you succeed in the long run.

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Taryn Talley

April 22, 2024

By Taryn Talley