High quality, professional images on your your website, blog and other marketing materials will make a strong impression. Your business will appear more credible and the images will help hammer a point home. You may be able to create your own photos and graphics. For example, you might take before and after photos of a client [...]
Your files are backed up and you can even return to older versions or restore deleted files. Advanced tricks make it even more powerful as a tool for your business. Dropbox is an online virtual storage utility that allows you to bring all your photos, documents and videos anywhere, and share them with other people in just a couple taps.
Think about what your target audience would find helpful & engaging. Keep a list of your favorite sources so it’s quick & easy to find links when you do status updates. Do you find yourself at a loss when it comes time to making updates on social media? An easy way to get started is [...]
Often we think of marketing as something new & complex that gets promoted to the masses. But effective marketing builds on relationships over time. Get caught up with 3 contacts & see how you can mutually promote each other. Having conversations with your network IS marketing.
Include a combo of your key info – business name, phone, email, social networks, logo or a short call-to-action. You can even add functionality like showing your latest blog post or upcoming events. With every email you send, you are promoting online brand.
Simplify the process of signing contracts, NDAs, employment agreements and more with secure, legally binding e-signatures. No more faxing, scanning or mailing needed! My sales process is streamlined and organized without any paper clutter. My clients find it super easy to sign contracts, which means we can focus on building our businesses — not shuffling papers! This is also something that you can outsource to an assistant as part of a standard process.
Pick your highest priority goal – I recommend one linked to your fastest route to income – and dedicate just 15 minutes a day to working on it. Schedule it on your calendar & work with no interruptions for a amount of short time. Can you relate to this — your dreams to build your business are much bigger than what can actually be accomplished in a day, so you wind up in a cycle of not really achieving anything?
It’s illegal (CAN-SPAM Act) and spamming people isn’t a relationship builder. Instead, start by giving people an incentive for opting-in PLUS valuable content sent regularly. Just because someone gave you their business card, it does not mean they gave you permission to added to your email list. Follow the same rule for people that you already have a relationship with — your past and current clients, social and real-life networking contacts and friends.
Springtime is the perfect season for placing renewed focus on your goals. As the dreariness starts to wear away and natural, warm beauty starts to peep through the clouds, your mission can be to gain inspiration from what’s around you and set out to pick up where you left off with a new outlook.
Stop the endless emails and voicemails trying to schedule meetings and let your prospects and clients easily select a time with online appointment scheduling. Adding an online calendar can turn even a basic website into a powerful sales tool that works 24/7. TimeTrade is my favorite of the options available.