How to Make a Black Friday Plan for Profit

How to Make a Black Friday Plan for Profit

Events, Marketing Strategy
I'm curious, are you planning to offer any Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday deals? If so, do you have a Black Friday plan? It's not too late! We all know people have come to expect these super deals, so why not put yourself out there to grab some moolah? Most of us think about buying and selling physical products for the Black Friday weekend. But who said service providers and purveyors of digital goods can't capitalize on the weekend flurry of sales? How to Start Making a Black Friday Plan Here are a few ideas for offers you can put together. These ideas are specifically for those of us who sell services and digital products: Bundle some products together and stick a price tag on 'em. Record a bonus training for…
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7 Steps to Writing Catchy Infographic Copy [infographic]

7 Steps to Writing Catchy Infographic Copy [infographic]

Marketing Strategy
Most people think of content marketing as producing text-based content, writing words and sentences to sell a product or convey an idea. While that is true, we have it's no the end of the story. There are many types of content your business can use as part of your marketing mix. These include video, blogs, social media posts, infographics, memes, ebooks, reports, slide shows, ecourses, and quizzes. Yes, all of this! In our data-driven world, an image really does have the power to explain 1000 words.  This is why visual marketing is important! One such compelling visual that is widely used by marketers is an infographic. Did you know? According to this survey, 41.5% of online marketers said that infographics and other original graphics were the most engaging. Today, most infographics are created by marketing…
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5 Steps To Take When Creating A Small Business Marketing Strategy

5 Steps To Take When Creating A Small Business Marketing Strategy

Marketing Strategy
Today, you don’t have to be an experienced marketer to understand that it is reputation that drives success. However, did you know there are 28.8 million small businesses just in the United States? Given this astounding digit, it’s obvious that building a recognizable brand is an essential part of any small business marketing strategy. This is not an easy task. On the other hand, if you think that your growing company can’t stand a chance in such a hectic ecosystem, you are wrong. For decades, numerous marketing techniques have been created and modified to provide businesses with limitless opportunities to address the right audience, establish new customer relationships and increase revenue. Here are five things to consider when generating ideas for your new small business marketing strategy. 5 Steps You Must…
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Do Press Releases Still Work In the Online World?

Do Press Releases Still Work In the Online World?

Marketing Strategy, Tips and Tools
One of the oldest marketing ploys around is the old-fashioned press release. But, do they still work? The short answer is that if you have a newsworthy reason to issue a press release, then by all means you should do it. Press releases still have great value for many reasons. They still get results, although not always the types of result you might expect. Do Press Releases Still Work? Yes they do! Here are several reasons why you should consider using press releases as part of your marketing strategy:     Number 1: Low Cost Press releases are still relatively low-cost ways to get the word out about a new product, service, or event. This is true whether you do it yourself or hire a service to do it for…
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How to Handle the Challenges of Multi-Channel Marketing

How to Handle the Challenges of Multi-Channel Marketing

Marketing Strategy
We're posting on LinkedIn, tweeting everyday, going live on Facebook and creating stories on Instagram. We've got ads running every which way, blogging as often as we can stand, and retargeting to everyone. In other words, in this digital era, we're doing some of everything everywhere. We're using multiple channels to market our businesses. There is no question that multi-channel marketing offers a high return on investment. It doesn’t matter what your product is - if you’re not sending your message to multiple channels in multiple ways, you’re going to miss a large portion of your audience. Challenges of Multi-Channel Marketing Reaching more of your audience translates into higher profits. But, along with these profitable opportunities comes challenges. Keeping a Consistent Message It’s tempting when moving to a new channel…
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Why Email Marketing Is Not Working for You (Infographic)

Why Email Marketing Is Not Working for You (Infographic)

Marketing Strategy
The foundation of email marketing lies in the ease by which you can communicate with people who have invited you into their inbox. So often, we concern ourselves the logistical aspects of email marketing, things like Finding the best tool for creating landing pages Crafting the perfect call to action The difference between autoresponders and broadcast emails How to increase optin and open rates Striking the perfect balance of sales and informational emails, etc. We’re so focused on the technical side and sales funnels that we lose sight of the needs of the subscriber. When we lose touch with the reason that coveted subscriber invited us into their inbox in the first place, our rates of performance start to diminish. Each subscriber becomes a number, and the strength of our…
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What is a Joint Venture Partnership? (and Why You Need a Few)

What is a Joint Venture Partnership? (and Why You Need a Few)

Marketing Strategy
Every business has a goal: to sell something. We all have products and services to sell. Part of running a business requires us to find some folks to buy our stuff. In order to find customers we have to do some marketing. Our goal with marketing is pretty simple: get as many eyeballs on our products and services as we can so that people can hit the buy button. There are many ways we can go about getting these eyeballs. We can do it the loooong way, by building our own brand, spending our own money on ads, and investing time and countless resources into our business. We can build affiliate programs in the hopes that other people will help promote our products.  Of course the challenge with this is that many…
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4 Ways to Boost Your Small Business with Content Marketing

4 Ways to Boost Your Small Business with Content Marketing

Marketing Strategy
No matter how big or small your business might be, using content marketing can still make a big difference in your brand’s presence. If used well, content marketing can highly promote your business and boost your website traffic. How do we do this? First, let’s elaborate further on the what and why of content marketing. Then we discuss how to use it to boost business. Content marketing is the method of using content to advertise your business and educate your audience. It may include the use of high-quality videos, social media posts, and blogs to explain and showcase your products and services. The expertise of your business must be the topic and focus of the content so that your audience can develop interest and trust in your company. The basic requirement for…
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