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How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Get Around Ad-Blockers

By Jennie Lyon / November 20, 2018

Ad-blockers are on the rise. Boy, there’s a phrase that puts cold fear into the heart of any marketer or business owner! Marketing has been in a Cold War with ad-blockers ever since the early days of the internet. Ad-blockers are browser extensions that will automatically filter out all of the advertisements on a website before it loads. The result is that the viewer will get a website completely free of any ads. Great for the viewer, but not for the businesses that are buying ads on the site. Thankfully, there are a few ways that marketers can combat ad-blockers…

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Digital Marketing Methods get your Products and Services Seen!

By Jennie Lyon / September 18, 2018
Digital Marketing Methods get your Products and Services Seen!

Do you know what the most effective method of advertising was back in the golden age of “Main Street” America? The storefront window. Pedestrians would walk by and look in all of the storefront windows on main street to see the most interesting and expensive items sold. And it worked! People would come in off the street to take a look around the stores. If the store owner was a particularly effective salesperson, they would walk out with a bag full of products, maybe even the one they saw in the window. In the marketing world today, the storefront window…

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Supercharge Your Business’ Email List with Great Opt-Ins!

By Jennie Lyon / July 31, 2018
Supercharge Your Business’ Email List with Great Opt-Ins!

When I talk to clients about what marketing technique usually gives them the best return on their investment, they are often shocked to discover that it’s their email list. A targeted and high-quality email list is one of the most valuable assets that a business can have. It enables all kinds of email marketing, allowing them to reach out to already existing or potentially interested customers with all kinds of marketing content, ranging from digital newsletters, to new product announcements, to marketing campaigns. An email list isn’t something that you can just buy off the internet (well, you can, but…

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Is Your Small Business on Instagram? If Not, It’s Time!

By Jennie Lyon / July 3, 2018
Is Your Small Business on Instagram? If Not, It’s Time!

Do you have an Instagram account set up for your business? If not, you’re missing an incredibly valuable opportunity to connect with potential clients and customers in a way that is unique from every other social media channel. Instagram is currently the most used social media network out there today, with over 800 million monthly users. Even better, these are highly engaged users! They are actively looking for content, services, and products, all of which you and your small business could provide them with. So the 800 million dollar question is… Why aren’t you on Instagram yet? Is your small…

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Getting Started: How a Virtual Assistant can Boost your Business

By Jennie Lyon / June 12, 2018

Some of my favorite people in the world are small business owners. There is something I just love about an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed. I admire them for starting out with nothing but a dream, building that dream into a plan, and that plan into a successful business. The big question that I’m asked the most by new small business owners is, “How do I get started?” Well, I can help with that! Hiring a virtual assistant in the early days of your new small business can give you a huge advantage, getting things started in the…

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The Big Differences Between Boosted Posts and Facebook Ads

By Jennie Lyon / May 8, 2018

So, have you heard that Facebook’s been in the news lately?! The last few years have been pretty tough for Facebook, with advertising accountability issues and huge data breaches. Thankfully, it seems that the ship has steadied and Facebook is on track to make a big recovery! This makes it the perfect time to take a look at how your small business can best take advantage of the variety of advertising options Facebook offers. Although it was never originally designed as an advertising platform, Facebook has evolved over the years to become an incredibly valuable marketing tool. It enables brands…

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Your Customers are Online – Is Your Marketing?

By Jennie Lyon / April 10, 2018
Your Customers are Online - Is Your Marketing?

When was the last time that you went to the mall? Didn’t it seem just a little emptier than it used to be? That’s because it is. eCommerce is quickly eating up much of the market share of big and small brick and mortar companies alike. If your business sells either products or services, you should be making a huge push online. By doing so, you will be able to reach so many customers that you otherwise would never have met. The Importance of a Digital Shopping Cart If you want to be able to make sales online, it needs…

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Personality Infused Copywriting: The Difference Between Engaging and Forgettable Content

By Jennie Lyon / March 20, 2018
Personality Infused Copywriting: The Difference Between Engaging and Forgettable Content

What is the difference between good copywriting and bad copywriting? I can sum it up in a word: readability. If you offer your customers a blog, email campaign, or web page that is difficult to read, that doesn’t flow, isn’t infused with your brand personality, or that bores them, they are going to dismiss and forget it. But if you give them something that’s easy to read, it will quickly engage them and draw them in! Readability in General Readability is simply how easy something is to read. If you write a piece of content full of difficult to pronounce…

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