10 Things to NEVER Do On Instagram and How To Fix Them

By Jennie Lyon / June 20, 2023

Wait! Stop! Don’t post that photo of your dog on your Instagram! Maybe I was overreacting slightly (it’s not like the internet can’t use a few dogs). But you should know that countless small business owners are making simple mistakes when using Instagram to promote themselves and their businesses. Instagram is my current favorite of all the social media networks. It actually reminds me a lot of Facebook before Facebook became “FACEBOOK!”  It’s a place where you can enjoy your friend and followers’ content. No spammy games, random news stories, and other kinds of unwanted content. Instead, you follow people…

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Steps To Automate Your Email Marketing & Why It’s So Important!

By Jennie Lyon / June 13, 2023
How To Automate Your Email Marketing & Why It's So Important!

Life is busy, even busier if you’re a small business owner! One of the first steps to having a successful online business is having a robust email list full of raving fans and paying customers. If you’re like me, finding time to stay on top of your email marketing can feel very time intensive and overwhelming! What’s a small business owner to do? Automate your email marketing, of course!  When you automate your email marketing, you not only save time but, more importantly, you boost engagement with your ICA (ideal client avatar), nurture those relationships by building the know, like,…

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What Is a Marketing Audit? And Do I Need One For My Business?

By Jennie Lyon / June 6, 2023
What is a Marketing Audit? And Do I Need One For My Business?

Small business owners always look for ways to make more money in our online business. But there are so many strategies, tactics, tips, and tricks knowing where to focus your efforts can be overwhelming and very challenging. We offer all of our clients a marketing audit as it gives a holistic overview of your marketing efforts. It allows you to easily see what’s working, what isn’t and could be improved, and where there are gaps that opportunities are sitting in! Today, let’s take a closer look at marketing audits and whether or not you need one. Content Overview What Is…

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What is StoryBrand Marketing and How to Implement it into Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / May 30, 2023
What is StoryBrand Marketing and How to Implement it into Your Business

If you own a business, you NEED StoryBrand marketing! By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about StoryBrand marketing, but if you’ve somehow missed it, here’s some backstory. Building a StoryBrand was written by Donald Miller in 2017. This framework shows you how to simplify your messaging, giving you the advantage over your competitors by helping your audience understand the benefits of using your products or services, for example. Once I read and implemented it, I couldn’t get enough. In this blog, I’m going to start by sharing what StoryBrand marketing is and why I love it. Then, I’ll share…

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7 Steps To A Successful Cold Outreach Email Sequence

By Jennie Lyon / May 23, 2023
7 Steps to a Successful Cold Outreach Email Sequence

Cold outreach can be an effective way to connect and market to your potential clients, partners, or influencers. However, it’s crucial to strike the right balance between being personable and avoiding a pushy sales approach. If you come off as spammy, your open rates will be terrible, and your response rates will be worse than that. In this article, we will discuss the essential steps that will help you craft successful cold emails that will tell a story in your authentic voice, capture your audiences’ attention and generate positive responses. Today’s Overview  Step 1: Define and Segment Your Target Audience …

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3 Steps To Capturing And Converting Leads + Free Downloads

By Jennie Lyon / May 16, 2023
3 Steps To Capturing And Converting Leads

Over the past 22 years, we’ve worked with thousands of small business owners, helping them craft the perfect free offer! And while having a fantastic free offer is the first step in capturing and converting leads, it’s only one small piece of the puzzle.  Lead conversion isn’t just about getting eyes on your website; it’s about grabbing their attention (and email address!), nurturing them, and converting them into paying customers. It’s about creating an incredible customer journey and user experience that’s so compelling that leads can’t help but come back for more! Before you can get into converting a visitor…

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How To Make Your ICA The Center Of The Story & Lead Them On A Journey To YOU ! + Free Download

By Jennie Lyon / May 9, 2023

The most common mistake I see small business owners make in their sales and marketing efforts is to cast themselves, company or product as the center of the story. But the truth is, if you want customers to buy from you, you must tell a story in which they are the star of the story, not you! Make Your Client the Center of the Story  When it comes to any big-budget film, the hero is the star of the story. The one who takes action to overcome difficulties in order to achieve something they desire. 9 times out of 10,…

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Website & SEO Optimization Audit: Stay on Top of Search Results

By Jennie Lyon / May 2, 2023
Website and SEO Optimization for Staying on Top of Search Results

It’s important to reflect on the past year and set ourselves up for success in the year ahead. The truth is the landscape of SEO and website optimization is always changing, and what worked last year might not work this year, and what works this year might not work next year. This is why it’s so important to stay ahead of the curve and continually evolve your optimization strategies. Why is website optimization so important? With the ever-changing landscape of SEO, it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve and optimize your website. So, the rise of mobile…

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7 Ways To Use An Incredible Tripwire Upsell Offer In Your Sale Funnels

By Jennie Lyon / April 25, 2023
7 Ways to Use An Incredible Tripwire Upsell Offer in Your Funnels

Upselling can be an incredibly effective marketing tool in your funnel, allowing you to increase the average order value and obtain additional revenue. When someone becomes a lead, they’ve already shown interest in your business, but the only way to separate those lookers from buyers is to ask for the sale! There’s a big difference between a free lead magnet and a core product offering. Stated it’s hard to get someone to go from a free offer to a high-priced one; that is where tripwires shine.  Warming people up by upselling through tripwires can help guide customers to purchase products…

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Top 10 Proven Strategies to Build Your Email List + Freebies

By Jennie Lyon / April 18, 2023
Top 10 Proven Strategies to Build Your Email List + Freebies

How often do you sign up for a brand’s emails? If you’re like me, you most likely only subscribe to an email list if you KNOW you’re going to get VALUE from the emails. Because let’s face it, there are certain brands that I absolutely adore, but I’m only signing up for their newsletters if I believe in what they promote and the stories that they tell in their emails. BONUS, if their emails make me smile.  Email marketing is a highly effective way to reach out to customers, build relationships, and boost sales. In fact, email marketing has the…

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