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
It happens all the time. You have what you think is a "marketing problem." You have a disappointing product launch. You have issues consistently selling your services. A program that used to sell well stopped. There are a lot of reasons why this could be happening, and in most (if not all) of the cases, the issue comes down to what looks like a marketing problem. But, … [Read more...] about Marketing Problem? The Surprising Reasons Your Product/Service Might Not Be Selling
Before I dive into walking you though how to build a business around multiple passions, I thought I'd back up a step and talk about whether or not this is even a good idea. Conventional wisdom says no. Never build a business around multiple passions. And for years, I, too, would also advise entrepreneurs not to do it, because it's a lot of work. You see, while in some … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do You Build a Business Around Multiple Passions?
I was recently cleaning out some old papers I happened to find at the bottom of my desk, when I came across some teachings from Dan Kennedy. If you haven't heard of Dan Kennedy, he's this old, grizzled marketing and copy guru and author of the No BS series of books. In the beginning of my career, I learned a lot about how to write traditional copy from him. (He was also the … [Read more...] about The Secret to Building a Business That Can Weather Any Storm … No Matter How Scary
During the years when I was building my copywriting and marketing company, I almost never broke a commitment I made to another person, whether that person was a partner or client. Now, that didn't mean I wouldn't renegotiate commitments, I absolutely did that. But, one of my core values is integrity, and over the years I spent a lot of time and energy to live my life and run … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Do You Break Commitments to Yourself?
Before I get to the story about the business with 12 Million followers, I want to start by discussing a Facebook ad about the "truth around building an audience" that drives me bonkers every time I see it, so I decided to share my analysis around why I think it's extremely misleading (and could even be dangerous to your financial and business health). In a nutshell, the ad … [Read more...] about [Real World Analysis] How a Business with 12 Million Followers Went Bankrupt
As many of you may know, we just had the Winter Olympics, and the US women's hockey team beat the odds and won the gold. So, because I live in America, there are inevitable references to that famous Miracle on Ice game. If you don't know the story, here's the cliff notes version. In 1980, the US men's hockey team beat the Russians. Now, that may not sound like a big deal, … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Your Success: Are You Taking it For Granted?
One of the many team members entrepreneurs and business owners can't wait to hire is a copywriter. And it makes sense. The amount of writing needed can feel overwhelming, especially if you do a lot of online marketing. There always seems to be another email or blog post or video script to write. Even if you like to write, it likely can feel daunting at times. And, if you … [Read more...] about Hiring the Right Copywriter for You: Best Practices
There's nothing wrong with wanting to stay safe. The problem comes in when wanting to stay safe starts to interfere with your dreams. I started this conversation on this episode of Flip It! called "A Simple Marketing Exercise That Could Transform Your Business." There, I talk about committing to consistently taking action on one marketing tactic for a year and see what … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Trading Your Success For Safety?
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