As a copywriter and marketing expert, I've found SEO to be a really valuable tool. And that's why I thought I'd put together this little step-by-step primer on SEO basics including using keyword research to grow your business . But, first, let's start with a little background on what SEO is and why it's important. SEO stands for “search engine optimization,” which is “the … [Read more...] about SEO Basics: How to Use Keyword Research to Grow Your Business
When creating a content marketing plan, a lot of entrepreneurs I know do it backwards. They sit down and start brainstorming a bunch of topics. Which can work. But, it can also be a big time waster (especially if the entrepreneurs get stuck and have no idea what they want to create). There's also a high likelihood they don't end up creating content their ideal client wants … [Read more...] about 3 Crucial Steps to Take BEFORE Creating a Content Marketing Plan
Let me start by asking you a question. As part of your sales process, when you're in a sales or enrollment conversation, do you assume you're going to hear a “yes” or a “no”? Now, I’m not asking how attached you are to hearing a “yes.” Say, for instance, you're feeling stressed about money. You might feel like you absolutely need a prospect to say “yes,” or you won't be able … [Read more...] about [Your Sales Process] Are You Assuming the Yes or Assuming the No?
Recently, I was at an event half-listening to a speaker give his speak-to-sell talk about his favorite marketing tactic, when I heard him say something that jolted me out of my daze (I’m paraphrasing, here): "I'm going to show you why speaking is the only marketing tactic you need to build your business." Why did this jump out at me? Well, not because it isn’t true (or at … [Read more...] about Not Happy with Your Marketing Results? Maybe You Haven’t Picked the RIGHT Marketing Tactic for You
A few years back, there was what I call a “launch business phenomenon” (for lack of a better term) in the Internet Marketing/Information Product Industry. In a nutshell, these were "businesses" that relied on the product launch for their main source of income. These entrepreneurs would do 1-2 product launches a year, make 7-figures, and spend the rest of the year delivering … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Building a Business Or Are You Just Making Money?
I'm back with my crystal ball (aka angel snow globe) with a few predictions on copywriting trends to watch for in the wacky world of copywriting over the coming year. But, before I dig into those copywriting trends, let's define what copywriting is. Copywriting is writing promotional materials for businesses, nothing to do with protecting intellectual property or putting a … [Read more...] about The Future of Copywriting: 5 Copywriting Trends to Watch For
Internet marketing has taken a beating these past couple of years. Strategies that used to work aren't working so well anymore. In my opinion, I think what we're seeing is the end of the using "new" as the primary marketing strategy. BUT just because we aren't relying solely on "new" doesn't mean Internet marketing is dead. Not by a long shot. What it DOES mean, … [Read more...] about The Future of Internet Marketing—5 Trends to Watch
Yes, the product launch is dead. No, it isn't. It depends. (Way to be decisive Michele!) Before I dig in, I want to start by defining “product launch.” Product launches aren't new. Businesses have been crafting campaigns to launch a new product or program or service for as long as they've been creating new offerings. Turning the unveiling of a new product into an … [Read more...] about Product Launch Secrets: Are Product Launches Dead?
Along with creating new goals and resolutions, it's also that time of year to dust off the crystal ball (aka an angel snow globe in my case) and make some predictions for the New Year, especially around the hot topic of business success. And, I'm not going to sugar coat it; 2017 was a little rough, and it could get rougher. BUT, as always, there is opportunity as well, … [Read more...] about 7 Hot Predictions for Business Success in 2018