Marketing 101: Don’t Market to Everyone! Free Workbook!

By Jennie Lyon / August 10, 2021
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I have a theory that only a few digital marketing experts out there actually know anything about fishing. When you read something online about marketing, people often bring up fishing. There is a parallel between catching a big fish and landing a new customer. It’s an easy metaphor. That is why a lot of the advice you hear about how to fish for new clients is kind of terrible. They might know marketing, but they don’t know the first thing about fishing! Okay, so, for myself, I’ve been fishing countless times in my life! I grew up in Utah, and…

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How to Super-Charge Your Email List By Offering a Fantastic Lead Magnet!

By Jennie Lyon / June 29, 2021
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When you see a “sign up for my newsletter” on a website, do you click “Yes?” I would put money on your answer being “No, of course not!” And I understand why. We are conditioned to HATE email. Every time you check your email, you likely have dozens of messages sitting in your inbox telling you that “Won a free cruise” or “Your Outlook Email is About to Be Cancelled!” Spam has ruined email, plain and simple. So, why on earth would anyone want to give their email out to a random website?  With all of that in mind, when…

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Email Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing? Which is Better?

By Jennie Lyon / March 23, 2021
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I get asked this question all of the time! Should I focus on social media marketing or email marketing? Which one is more important for my online business?  Ok, I am going to preface this by saying that I absolutely love social media marketing. The arrival of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media networks we use today completely changed what digital marketing meant for small businesses. Before that, your digital marketing options were limited. There was your homepage, landing pages, and maybe pop-up ads on some websites, and that was it.  Social media changed all that. It allowed small…

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How to Create a New Subscriber Nurture Sequence

By Jennie Lyon / October 20, 2020
How to Create A New Subscriber Nurture Sequence

Are you the kind of person who finds it easy to make new friends? Or are you more the type that prefers to meet and chat with people online? Either way, your skills are going to come in handy if you’re creating an email nurture sequence to entice new subscribers to become paying customers!  In business, it’s critical to always follow up on things. If you leave potential customers and clients to their own devices, the chances are that they will get distracted by their daily lives. To keep them as active prospects, you need to nurture the relationships. A…

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How to Create a Lead Magnet Funnel (+ Free Workbook!)

By Jennie Lyon / September 29, 2020
How to Create a Lead Magnet Funnel

The Dangers of Relying on Social Media One thing that I say to my clients over and over again is how important it is for them to be building up their own email list. And countless clients come back to me with, “Jennie, I don’t need an email list. I have thousands of followers on Facebook!” So many people focus solely on building their social media following. They end up forgetting that they don’t actually OWN their followers. You’re at the mercy of Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram. If something happens, you’re out of luck. That is exactly what happened…

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How to Complete A Website Audit (Workbook)

By Jennie Lyon / September 9, 2020
How to Complete a Website Audit Workbook

2020 has been quite a year! I mean it’s already September! How did that happen? Since the new year is right around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about my marketing strategy and where I want to see my business in the new year.   So with that being said, my first stop is always my website. Several times a year, I take a good look at my website, the services offered, the messaging, design, and everything else that makes for an excellent user experience. If things have broken, I need to get them fixed. If some copy doesn’t flow…

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How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / July 7, 2020
How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

So let me ask, how many years have you been building your email list? Time and time again on consultation calls, I hear from potential clients who want to focus ALL of their marketing efforts on social media. But here’s the thing: you don’t “own” your social media followers. I’ve tragically seen clients’ accounts closed down by Facebook & Instagram (sometimes for no reason, just a simple mistake), meaning that they lose those followers forever or at least until they can get a hold of someone who can help! Plus, as you know, Facebook likes to choose who sees your…

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Failure to Launch? The Secret Product Launch Formula

By Jennie Lyon / February 18, 2020
Failure to Launch? The Secret Product Launch Formula

There are few things more nerve-wracking for a small business than launching a new product. Believe me, I know how it feels! Since the early days of my digital marketing and virtual assistant business, I’ve expanded my offerings dozens of times. And every single time, I was filled with anxieties. I was worried that no one would be interested in that service, or that I spent all of that time and money for nothing.  Over time, I’ve come to realize that there is an art to launching a brand-new product or service. If you know the formula, you can significantly…

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Stick With Your Goals with my FREE Planning Kit!

By Jennie Lyon / January 7, 2020

Happy New Year! Now that the parties, silly hats, and celebratory drinks are in the rearview mirror, it’s time to set your sights on what matters: your goals. I’m NOT talking about New Year’s Resolutions here. Those, for the most part, are more like general wishes for the new year. “I want to lose some weight,” or, “I want to earn more money.”  What I’m talking about here are your concrete business goals. The things that you’re going to be focusing on at your small business throughout the next 12 months. It’s time to get your thoughts in order. But…

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Help Create Your Business Plan for the New Year

By Jennie Lyon / December 10, 2019

When did you last take a look at your business plan? One of the smartest things that a small business owner can do is create your yearly business plan. It’s an invaluable resource that helps them lay out their goals, challenges, and growth for the upcoming year. Whenever you feel like you are going off-course, you can always refer to the “north star” of your business plan! The only problem with creating a business plan is that it takes time. And around the holidays, time is the last thing you have (unless you have a virtual assistant)! You’re running around…

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