Blog

Home / Blog
How to Get Your Current Network To Share Your Content Everyday

How to Get Your Current Network To Share Your Content Everyday

Social Media
When you experience terrible service, how often do you tell your friends? When you experience stellar service, how often do you tell your friends? According to current marketing wisdom, one unhappy customer will tell 7 other people about their bad experience with a product or business. A happy customer will only tell 1 other person about their great experience. How can you beat these odds to get more of your satisfied customers to spread the word about your products and services? How to Get Your Current Network To Share Your Content Everyday The first way is to produce excellent content in a range of formats useful to the prospects in your niche, including: Articles Special reports on hot topics in your niche Videos on YouTube Images/infographics Webinars PowerPoint presentations on…
Read More
3 Key Ways to Partner with Influencers in Your Niche

3 Key Ways to Partner with Influencers in Your Niche

Marketing Strategy
Many new business owners get so excited at the thought of starting their own profitable company online that they do not look before they leap. They come up with what they think is a great new idea and to try to sell it without doing any homework. This lack of prep includes proper market research to figure out demand and what customers in the niche are willing to pay for products. Other new business owners go to the opposite extreme and steer clear of certain top-earning niches because they think there is too much competition. Have you fallen into either one of these camps on your entrepreneurial journey? I'm a planner and researcher by nature so I'll typically fall into the "it's too competitive" camp. One of the best ways to put…
Read More
Top Marketing Trends for Small Businesses in 2017

Top Marketing Trends for Small Businesses in 2017

Marketing Strategy
Happy New Year! Did you enjoy your holidays? Good! Now that you've recovered from your holiday fun, it's time to take a deep breath and get ready for a strong year with plenty of success. As anyone in marketing can tell you, yearly success is dependent on having your pulse on the latest trends. What worked last week or last month or last year isn't going to get it done. At best, it's a quick way to tread water instead of being innovative. For marketers, it's the lifeblood of their work. Anyone doesn't do their research is bound to fail, and hurt their company in the process. In short, get your resume ready if you decide to take a long mental vacation to start the year. A smart marketing executive…
Read More
Transform Your Slide Shows Into Marketing Machines

Transform Your Slide Shows Into Marketing Machines

Marketing Strategy
If you've read my earlier post on slide shows, I'm hoping you realize slide shows aren't just for corporate suits. You can use them in just about any niche. I'm almost positive YOU can use them in your business! Slides are an excellent way to present information like images and text in a way that is organized and efficient. There are many reasons to use slide shows. For one, they are universally known. Anyone who is online knows how to use a slide show. They can be used anywhere and by almost anyone. PowerPoint has been the slide show standard for as long as I can remember. However, nobody said you have to stick with PowerPoint. You can create slides using Google Slides, Animoto, Slide.ly, Canva... the list goes on. My…
Read More
A Crash Course in Creating Effective Slide Shows

A Crash Course in Creating Effective Slide Shows

Marketing Strategy
In an earlier post, we introduced slide shows and how you can use them in your content marketing. Slide shows have a conservative, boring stigma attached to them, but they shouldn’t! Long thought of as the tool of choice for stodgy corporate America, slide shows have gotten a bad rap. You have probably been exposed to some dynamic slide shows, so dynamic that you didn’t even realize they were slide shows. [Tweet "Slide shows aren't just for corporate stiffs. They can be a powerful marketing tool!"] Slide shows can be an effective marketing tool, if you can design a show with impact. Before we discuss the makings of a great slide show, let's talk about application. Where you can use slide shows? Where To Use Slide Shows Classrooms Using slide…
Read More
Why and How to Use Slide Shows In Your Content Marketing

Why and How to Use Slide Shows In Your Content Marketing

Tips and Tools
You have no doubt been in a meeting or attended a conference where the speaker has used a slide presentation. Some of these presentations are dull and monotonous, while others are visually stunning and engaging. Slide shows can be a powerful presentation tool, if you consider the needs of your audience before you start up PowerPoint. Have you used slides in your presentations, either in person or virtual? How was your presentation received? Did your visuals capture interest, or put your audience to sleep? Why Use Slide Shows “Showing rather than just telling” your audience is a maxim that’s probably as old as public speaking itself. Giving your audience a visual image is one of the best ways to get and keep your audience’s attention. Slide shows can make your business…
Read More
How to Transform A Strategy into a Plan of Action

How to Transform A Strategy into a Plan of Action

Marketing Strategy
Strategy is a favorite word of many an entrepreneur, myself included. After all, you have to develop a strategy to accomplish pretty much anything right? Just as we use a planner to organize day, month, and year, we spend time putting together the right strategy for our business. A product launch. An event. You name it, and we develop a marketing strategy for it. But, what is a marketing strategy? What does a strategy do for us? Or better yet, lemme ask: how many times have you developed a strategy, only to proceed and stray away from said strategy as you go about achieving your goals? I've done it, too. You are not alone my friend. Do you get the strategy right? Is it laser focused, or do you struggle with…
Read More
Are You Setting the Best Marketing Goals for Your Business?

Are You Setting the Best Marketing Goals for Your Business?

Marketing Strategy
Create a product or service, market it, sell it, and make money. This is the goal of many an entrepreneur in the simplest form. After all, we start a business for any number of altruistic reasons, like passion, effecting change, seeing a need and filling a need, and a host of other free spirit reasons. In order to run a successful business, you gotta make money. You can't effect change by staying broke and hungry. Products and services have to be created to be sold, people have to be hired, people have to be paid, taxes have to be paid, etc. [Tweet "To run a successful business, you gotta make money. You can't effect change broke and hungry."] Therefore, we have to set some goals when we're running a business. Some…
Read More