Did you reach your goals for the year?
1. Be Crystal Clear About Your Goals
If you are selling an item, whether it’s an idea, or your company’s product or your own service. Writing content that adds email subscribers to your list is the way to go. Each email is a potential client or sale so you see how important this tip is.
How well did you do with your email list?
I started with yet another email client. I will be working on building my email list using Convert Kit. Features are built by bloggers, for bloggers. They know what it takes to grow a successful online business. They have an app with features tailored to our needs as bloggers.
Too many email marketing tools get in your way. I have tried many different types and yes they do make it complicated. ConvertKit’s email automation tool is simple but powerful. With our visual automation builder, you can send well-timed, targeted content to the humans in your audience so you can stay focused on what matters most: growing your online business. I have an email course lined up for someone who has a simple to use course with ConvertKit.
2.What Is The Fastest Way To Grow Your Traffic?
Post somewhere, and then link it back. Social email and direct traffic will form your basis for a consistent traffic stream. However, the best way to attract a large number of new readers is to post on other sites with more traffic than your blog and then it link back. A good source of this type of traffic is done on something called a Round-Up post. You can do one yourself, simply email your list of bloggers and ask a simple question about how they achieved something. Compile their answers with their pics and 1or 2 lines from them. They will distribute your article to their friends. Bringing in new readers is critical, without traffic your business will only be on your screen -alone!
Another idea would be to join a blogging community. These are very helpful for new bloggers just starting out, or even for bloggers with experience. See my signature for the Blogging Community that I am associated with. I am the welcome coordinator for this growing blog community.
3. Life Time Marketing Tools – Your BLOG or your Facebook Page (s)
It doesn’t really matter what you may be selling, you should design your content to guide potential customers through a buying process. This is referred to as a buying funnel. Educate your customers about a product, cultivate people as an expert and convince them to buy your product or service and close the sale internally right on your site or re-direct people to your blog in the case of Facebook.
Some people use the personal page that Facebook gives to you when you join for business. It says in the TOS that the personal page is NOT for business use. They have Facebook Business pages that you create for doing business. These pages also have analytics so you can see what traffic you are getting. I do not post about business on my personal page, but others do share my articles, and they show on my personal page. I thank them for sharing. I have 5 business pages.
4. Resources – How To Find Awesome Content Sources
For Facebook posts try checking out Tumblr with its tons of content. The search tool helps find content using hashtags. Such as Most Popular, Most Recent, or sort by Text, Photos, Quotes, Links, Chat or Audio. Always remember to cite your source. Give credit where credit is due, always.
Also, another way that I find subjects for my articles is to use Google search. I also use another search engine -Pinterest. Use of keywords for both works very well. A business listing with Google My Business is also a great idea. More on that next time.
5. A Marketers Group
Another source of business organization to use is Inbound.org. https://inbound.org/top Content on the website is based on votes from users. You can receive email daily or weekly to your email box. Subjects on Inbound such as Marketing tools, Search, Social Media Tips, Content Marketing, Conversion, Analytics, Mobile and Startup Marketing. Google sends you information based on the keywords you ask.
6. Photos or Images
I use Free Digital Marketing.com – With a very large inventory of pics that you can use. It has paid photos or a pic free if you site the source including the artist’s name in your post. Also, can use Flickr for photos or I use a lot of my own photographs.
Here is a list of other Free Photographs that I use.
7. Use a Good Mentor
I have found a few that I follow. I get to know them online from something they have posted, such as a blog post linked from Pinterest. I liked the way that they have branded themselves and the products that they have to sell. I have taken many courses that have helped me enormously. For the new year I have found one women that is very good at marketing. I have bought her courses and her book. You can read more about that here. (Goal setting and a great planner.)
There are all kinds of ways of writing website content for your posts and blogs. Next time you have articles to write, gather these resources and you will find it a much easier way to write your content.
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I hope your year-end business organization brings happiness and joy to you and your business.
About Kathryn R. Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
Blogger with WordPress /domains & hosting. A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest and Google + & Instagram. Affiliate & Network Marketer using resources as The Power Affiliate Club – Expert Author & welcome coordinator.