How to Become a Social Media Consultant, According to 7 Successful Ones

Nowadays, social media is a critical component of any business’s marketing strategy. There are over 3.2 billion people on social media globally. With such a large potential audience, it’s becoming essential for every company to use social media to reach new prospects, boost brand awareness, and market their products or services. But oftentimes, marketing on social media platforms is easier said than done — and when you’re working at a small company with limited resources, it can be tricky (or even impossible) to hire and train a fully-staffed social media team. If a company doesn’t have the resources to staff a social media team in-house, they aren’t out of luck — as an alternative, they can hire a social media consultant to help them increase their social media presence and grow traffic to their social accounts. If you’re a social media consultant, you’re required to act as the voice, eyes, and ears of a client across various social platforms to properly engage with and grow an audience. While an undoubtedly rewarding role, it can be[…]

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5 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Gets

There are a lot of misconceptions about how it is to run a business online. As we often mention in our free webinar training, it’s hard for businesses to know future results when they try to succeed, even though it’s definitely possible. There’s especially a lot of misconceptions concerning how challenging it is to run a successful online business. Even business owners who have a lot of experience don’t often realize how much energy and skills it takes to excel and make a business work. This post will take a look at 5 “secret” facts that set businesses that succeed apart from the ones that don’t.  1. They stay true to themselves When you look at successful business owners you probably wonder if the business changes them. While it may seem like successful business owners go to the dark side, The Business Small Business actually makes it clear that most business owners stay true to themselves. In fact, that’s what helps them succeed.  Your business is an extension of you, no matter how big or[…]

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5 Secret Facts About Successful Online Businesses That Nobody Gets

There are a lot of misconceptions about how it is to run a business online. As we often mention in our free webinar training, it’s hard for businesses to know future results when they try to succeed, even though it’s definitely possible. There’s especially a lot of misconceptions concerning how challenging it is to run a successful online business. Even business owners who have a lot of experience don’t often realize how much energy and skills it takes to excel and make a business work. This post will take a look at 5 “secret” facts that set businesses that succeed apart from the ones that don’t.  1. They stay true to themselves When you look at successful business owners you probably wonder if the business changes them. While it may seem like successful business owners go to the dark side, The Business Small Business actually makes it clear that most business owners stay true to themselves. In fact, that’s what helps them succeed.  Your business is an extension of you, no matter how big or[…]

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18 Examples of Successful Co-Branding Partnerships (And Why They're So Great)

Everyone has loyalties to their favorite brands, but there’s a good chance your favorite products are the result of two separate brands working together. One of my own beloved childhood memories was a product of co-branding: Betty Crocker partnered with Hershey’s to include chocolate syrup in its signature brownie recipe. There’s something brilliant about that co-branded product: It’s a fun way to marry two classic brands into one delicious experience for fans of baking and chocolate alike. In fact, these brands still create new co-branded products to this day. Co-branding is a strategic marketing and advertising partnership between two brands wherein the success of one brand brings success to its partner brand, too. Co-branding can be an effective way to build business, boost awareness, and break into new markets, and for a partnership to truly work, it has to be a win-win for all players in the game. Both audiences need to find value — like chocolate-loving fans of Betty Crocker and Hershey’s. There are a ton of great examples of co-branding partnerships out there.[…]

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Why This Popular Form of Marketing Has Everything to Do With Generating Successful Leads

Owning and running a business takes a lot of work, which is why learning as many ways as possible to create a successful online business, the better. During our free webinar training, we help companies look for new and effective marketing techniques to help their business get and stay profitable. Many of the methods to help a business flourish are through inbound marketing, which is what companies use to get people to come to their website and turn those visitors into leads or customers. Inbound marketing is imperative to a company’s success, and we discuss why this is the reason more below: What is inbound marketing? Digital Doughnut provides an excellent description of what inbound marketing is and how it can help improve your website in more ways than one. To generate sales and create a successful online business, you’ll need to apply well-known marketing techniques, and inbound marketing can help you get there! Put simply, inbound, as the word suggests, is a marketing method which aims to get customers to your business’ website, where[…]

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The Dos and Don’ts to a Successful Video Marketing Campaign

If we combine written content and images, what do you think the chances of it being shared online over video are? Zero. That’s right, not only is video more likely to be shared over text and images, the chances of it happening are 1200%. We’re going to take you through what to do if you want a successful video marketing campaign, and what not to do. DO: Engage and Entertain The average human processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text, so why not engage your audience with video? There are a few ways to do this, but storytelling is high on the list. We’re hardwired to engage in storytelling. Delivering a story that reflects your brand rather than selling your product encourages your audience to relate to you. Allow viewers to get smitten with your strong narrative. Be authentic and transparent in your message. That way, your audience will learn from you and trust you. ‘How to’ videos are king–back in 2015 ‘how to’ searches had grown by 70 percent on YouTube. DO: Offer Subtitles[…]

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