Small Budget? Here’s How to Market Like a Huge Brand

Small Budget? Here’s How to Market Like a Huge Brand

Marketing Strategy
Big brands spend an enormous amount of money on advertising and marketing, but as a solo entrepreneur or small business owner you don’t have to do the same. You can market your business just as effectively on a shoestring budget by utilizing some basic free or low-cost marketing tactics. If you engage with your audience effectively and provide high-value content, you can achieve all your business goals, just like the big companies do. Small Budget? Here's How to Market Like a Huge Brand Here are five ways you can do your own marketing online with little or no cost. No time to read the full blog post? No worries! Listen to it on the blog: Engage on Social Media Social media is a great way to interact with your audience…
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How to Let Go of Control So You Can Grow Your Business

How to Let Go of Control So You Can Grow Your Business

Tips and Tools
Owning a business and building it from scratch can be a worthy achievement for anyone who manages to be successful from it. However, there does come the point in your business where it’s beneficial to release the reigns slightly and to give control over to others so that they can continue to build and you can continue to grow. However, as a business owner, this can be tough, so here are some tips on learning to let go in business. How to Let Go of Control So You Can Grow Your Business No time to read the full post? Listen on the podcast here: Start With A Plan The first thing that you need to do is ask yourself a question: what it is that you know someone else could…
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3 Things You Must Do to Succeed As a New Solopreneur

3 Things You Must Do to Succeed As a New Solopreneur

Marketing Strategy
Taking the leap into starting a business can be a scary thing for anybody. It comes with risks, stresses, and responsibility of taking on the world while being responsible for a company and workforce. Imagine taking on this responsibility, but alone. This is the life of a solopreneur. The difference between a solopreneur and an entrepreneur is when you are a solopreneur, you do it all yourself. This means doing the operational side of the business, such a contracts to managing marketing campaigns, such as advertising and literally everything in between. 3 Things You Must Do to Succeed As a New Solopreneur   While the business of being a solopreneur can seem overwhelming, there are different tactics you can employ in order to run a most efficient level. Today, we…
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How to Rise Above the Noise and Get Your Message Heard

How to Rise Above the Noise and Get Your Message Heard

Marketing Strategy
We’re all constantly ‘switched on’ and distracted these days, aren't we? Scrolling through our phones, laptop by our side, loud noise everywhere. And that makes it a real challenge to get any marketing message across effectively.  Unless you understand the way people’s brains work - and form a real emotional connection. But how does an emotional connection help you rise above other distractions  - in a world that’s constantly switched on? Well, I'll tell you... No time to read the full post? Listen to it on the podcast: How to Rise Above the Noise and Get Your Message Heard [Tweet "How does establishing an emotional connection in your marketing help you rise above other distractions - in a world that’s constantly switched on?"] The gift of sound and vision Vision…
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Social Media Marketing for Introverts

Social Media Marketing for Introverts

Strategy
If you're a natural introvert, there's no reason at all to shy away from social media. Don't let the word 'social' throw you. Social media sites offer a great platform for introverts to be social on their own terms. You get to interact with other, but keep control at the same time. Many people are surprised when they find out I’m an introvert. My business is marketing and social media and yes, I’m an introvert! I know, on the surface this doesn’t even seem possible, but it’s true. If given the chance, I will happily sit in the corner by myself and curl up with a book. I can attend an event and not say a single word to anyone, and enjoy myself immensely just the same. This is me,…
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How to Make Your Business Look Legitimate to Your Customers

How to Make Your Business Look Legitimate to Your Customers

Marketing Strategy
When starting out, the humble nature of your business can sometimes raise eyebrows. You might be selling an interesting product online, but how do people know they can trust you with their card information? You might be the mascot of your firm, but without good marketing around that, how are they to know? What registrations and security processes do you have? What are your plans for the future? And how might you settle those initial fears to prove that you are who you say you are? How to Make Your Business Look Legitimate to Your Customers No time to read the full post? Listen to it on the podcast: Well, there are many methods of demonstrating legitimacy to your prospects and customers, depending on the format of your business. For…
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Do You Really Have to Manage a Project When You’re the Only One Involved?

Do You Really Have to Manage a Project When You’re the Only One Involved?

Tips and Tools
Yes. So let's get the argument out of the way right now. The answer to the question is YES. Project management is very important to remember, no matter how small the project. Even when you are doing a project alone, there are many aspects that need to be organized to keep on track of the project. This is particularly important when you work as a solopreneur. Here's why. Common Project Requirements that Need to Be Managed Every project, even when it’s one that you’re doing alone, has very similar requirements - some more and some less, but they all have things that need to be organized. The very definition of project management includes organizing as an important part. Even when you are running a project alone you’ll need to manage…
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Attracting New Clients Through Community Involvement

Attracting New Clients Through Community Involvement

Marketing Strategy
There are several ways in which you can attract new clients to your service-based business. One of the most effective is via community involvement. Don't get worried that you don't have time to go to your local community meetings. Community involvement can happen both online and offline. There are communities that exist only online and there are communities that exist only offline. You can do both for best impact, but if there is a reason you can only participate online, that is fine too. Attracting New Clients through Community Involvement There are two types of communities you can get involved in. You can involve yourself in a community of your peers, or a community of your audience. No time to read the full post? Listen to it on the podcast:…
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