What’s the point of a blog?

What’s the point of a blog?

If nobody reads it – nothing.  But how do you get a following like some of the well-known bloggers who make millions from writing blogs? Most of these bloggers are young in their 20s and have a massive following around a specific subject.  They earn their money from...
5 things every business owner should know

5 things every business owner should know

Most people launch their own business without knowing if they’ll succeed or fail.  Given the statistics about the number of start-ups that fail in the first year, five years, etc. it seems sensible to do as much as possible to increase your business’s chances of...
31 questions every budding author should ask

31 questions every budding author should ask

If you think being the author of a book would be a good business strategy then there are some things you need to consider first. Why you? What qualifies you to write about this subject? Have you got a following for this area of expertise either on your blog, social...
Building your list

Building your list

If you’ve ever been on a webinar run by one of the big online marketers you have almost certainly heard the phrase ‘the money is in the list’. You may have discounted that as ‘not relevant for a business like mine’, but a list of people who have demonstrated an...
There are awards – and AWARDS!

There are awards – and AWARDS!

Just recently a client was talking about entering some awards – and we thought it was just a case of answering the questions on the entry form, until we looked into it and discovered they wanted supporting material. Most local business awards are happy with written...
How do you use an autoresponder system?

How do you use an autoresponder system?

If you’ve never used an autoresponder or aren’t sure what one does, they’re simply an automated email series that sends out emails automatically for a specific purpose. I’ve written about free downloads to develop your list and start building relationships with new...
Email marketing campaigns that get results

Email marketing campaigns that get results

When your computer or phone pings and you know an email has arrived do you open the new email hoping to see a sales pitch? No – I thought not.  But that’s what many people send out – and then wonder why people unsubscribe from their lists or just delete their emails...
Who is in your Facebook audience?

Who is in your Facebook audience?

Anyone who knows me has heard me on my soapbox about ideal client profiles may sigh a bit – I’m off again!  However, if you want Facebook ads to work for you, choosing who sees them is essential. If you are going to invest in an ad, you’ll need to: Get the headline...
How well do you look after your crowd-funders?

How well do you look after your crowd-funders?

If you’re the head of a company that has shareholders, they have expectations.  For some investors this might be to attend a shareholders meeting – at least annually – to find out what’s going on in the business; for others it might be the expectation of a dividend...
What are your ideal clients reading?

What are your ideal clients reading?

Getting press coverage is a tough mountain to climb – which is why many companies invest a substantial chunk of their marketing budget in hiring a PR agency.  These experts will devote their time to finding publications that are willing to publish articles that...