8 Ways to Increase Profits with Related Products and Services

8 Ways to Increase Profits with Related Products and Services

Marketing Strategy
One of the most important ways to sustain profits in your business is to create new products and services that your targeted audience will be eager to buy. If you have a product (or service) that your audience likes, you likely want to DO something to capitalize on this interest. Of course, raising the price of said product or service is one way to raise profitability. However, raising the price will not extend your offer or grow your business. How can you figure out which products/services your audience wants to buy? It may be time to create ancillary products and services related to your original, core offer. Or, it may be time to create a next-level offer for your audience. Figuring out which products and services your audience wants can…
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5 Ways to Get People to Buy Now

5 Ways to Get People to Buy Now

Marketing Strategy
Limited Time Offer! 75% OFF! Only 5 left! Message me to claim your spot! How many times have you seen these "hurry up and buy now" offers? How many times have you used them in your marketing efforts to get people to buy RIGHT NOW? As business owners (and/or marketers) it's our goal to sell. In order to run a business, we have to sell something. Sometimes, sales come easy and frequent. At other times, more often than not, we have to work for it! What?! Work for a sale? Yup, no matter how easy these internet marketers make this business of selling sound, those of us who run a business have to work for a sale. This can mean writing blog posts to reach our audience, conducting discovery sessions…
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Go Mobile or Go Broke: 5 Reasons Why Your Website Must Be Mobile

Go Mobile or Go Broke: 5 Reasons Why Your Website Must Be Mobile

Marketing Strategy
Sales for smartphones and tablets have outpaced personal computers by leaps and bounds for years now. As mobile technology becomes more efficient and affordable, the trend will continue to grow. If you still have an old-fashioned website, a Flash website, or a website that is otherwise not mobile friendly, it's time to change that now. Like, right now. 5 Reasons Why Your Website Needs to Be Mobile Now Mobile responsive defined: When a website is responsive, the layout and/or content responds or adapts based on the size of screen they are presented on. If you don’t know what your website looks like on a smartphone, chances are you’re not mobile-friendly. Here are a few tips to get started with a mobile responsive site. Use A Self-hosted Platform That Plays Nice…
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How to Build an Email List of Subscribers (and Keep Them)

How to Build an Email List of Subscribers (and Keep Them)

Marketing Strategy
When you build an email list of subscribers, you can use this as a tool to generate sales. Many gurus describe mailing lists as the single most important tool available to digital marketers. They tout building a relationship this way, then you'll have an almost guaranteed market for your products – as long as they're good. [Tweet "How do you go about building a list of subscribers? And how do you keep them?"] The question is though, how do you build an email list of subscribers? Here are some basic steps that will set you on your way… How to Build an Email List of Subscribers (and Keep Them) To share this image on your site, please copy and paste the code below. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br…
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How to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Free Offer

How to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Free Offer

Marketing Strategy, Social Media
There are many ways we get traffic to our sites. There's organic search, word of mouth direct traffic, paid ads, and of course, social media. When most of us use social media to drive traffic we're usually looking to generate leads. However, to generate leads, we usually need to build up a subscriber base and offer value. The easiest way to do this is to create and share a juicy opt-in offer. No matter what kind of opt-in we offer, be it an ebook, video course, checklist, etc, we still have to drive traffic to our site's landing page(s) so people can sign up. How can we drive this traffic? Social media. Keep reading for a couple of simple techniques to use social media to drive traffic to your website.   It’s something quick and…
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Why You Need to Add Visual Marketing to Your Content Strategy

Why You Need to Add Visual Marketing to Your Content Strategy

Marketing Strategy, Video Marketing
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, that's not all content is. Content also consists of images, infographics, videos, and other visual elements of your business. This includes your website's or blog's look and feel. All these visual elements are just as important when it comes to marketing your business. [Tweet "Content is more than words in a blog. It includes all of the visual elements of your brand."] You've probably noticed that so many things are more visual online today than they used to be. People create photographic memes to pass around an idea or thought, and due to the advent of gorgeous sites like Pinterest, marketing is more visual than…
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How to Decide What Products to Create

How to Decide What Products to Create

Marketing Strategy
In order to have a business, you need to have something to sell. I think we can agree on this right? When many entrepreneurs start out, they often sell their knowledge. People often need advice and expertise to help them solve a problem. After having a conversation with someone who needs help, a not-yet entrepreneur who sounds like an expert is often asked "how much would you charge to help me " or something along those lines. Has this ever happened to you? Have you had a conversation with someone, they ask what you would charge, and you have to do some quick thinking on the fly? If you can think on your feet, you come up with a fee and a service package on the spot. Yeah, I've done this! How Many…
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A Definition of Multichannel Marketing for Non-Marketers

A Definition of Multichannel Marketing for Non-Marketers

Marketing Strategy
You have probably heard the term multi-channel marketing before. Do you know it means? Do you know why it's important to understand? Multi-channel marketing is jargon that most non-marketers don't understand. Simply put, multichannel marketing is getting the message out about your products and services through many methods. The goal of multi-channel marketing is to get the information into the hands of as many of your audience as possible. How many channels you use will depend on the ways in which you sell your products as well as where your audience is located. The different ways you can market and sell products today include: Retail Website Social media Mobile commerce Call centers Catalogs (online and offline) What are the benefits of multichannel marketing? The benefits of multichannel marketing are many,…
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