How Growing And Cultivating Your Email List Generate New Leads

By Jennie Lyon / May 10, 2022

Time to Spice Up Your Email List!  An email list doesn’t have to feel boring to them: Everybody has one. Everyone’s asking you to sign up for theirs. They stuff our inboxes to the point where we wonder why we signed up in the first place.  Email lists are STILL one of the most direct and vital ways to connect with your audience. As well as grow your business. Even in this age of TikTok, most marketing these days hopes to funnel people into email lists!  So how is your email list? Do you have one? Do you know what…

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6 Social Media Trends For 2022 (And How To Use Them)

By Jennie Lyon / March 15, 2022

Social media marketing is changing the nature of conversations between brands and their customers. It’s not just a matter of keeping up with the times anymore — if you want your brand to survive, you need to be at the forefront of social innovation. But how do you stay on top of trends and deliver the right tone of voice to your audience? Today, brands need to be human on social media more than ever. Empathy is the strongest form of marketing, and today’s customers demand it. Brands shouldn’t just be about products — they should be about the causes…

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How to Handle the Natural Slowdown of Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / December 14, 2021
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It’s inevitable: at some point, every business experiences a natural slowdown. I have it happen myself, and to be honest, every single time it happens, I’m shocked! My husband teases me saying, yes – it happens, use that extra time to your advantage!  Many people are navigating their business through what has become known as the “new economic landscape.” Some have seen a dramatic loss of traffic and sales; others have had to deal with other challenges that slow down or disrupt an organization’s productivity – but it doesn’t mean you can’t make lemonade out of these situations! Regardless if…

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7 Holiday Marketing Tips to Increase Revenue + Workbook

By Jennie Lyon / November 23, 2021
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Is your business ready for the holiday season? It’s here! Whether your business is large or small, you need to be prepared for one day (hello, Black Friday!) or the entire holiday season. It’s not enough to have a “great product” or even a great price.” You must also be prepared to offer exceptional customer service and build long-term relationships if you expect to do well during this particular time of year. Now is the time to get serious about improving your marketing skills. In this issue, we’ve outlined seven powerful (but easy) strategies you can use to supercharge your…

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Best New Social Media Features to Boost Engagement!

By Jennie Lyon / July 27, 2021
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Do you seek out all of the latest news about social media? As a digital marketing expert and virtual assistant who focuses on social media, watching trends, new features, and announcements from social media networks is simply part of my job. I need to be on top of everything to offer my clients the best possible advice when it comes to building their social media strategy. Social media is simply one of the best ways to lead people to your website or landing page by using a mix of excellent copywriting and engaging graphics.  I have to admit that it’s…

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How to Create and Schedule a Year’s Worth of Instagram Stories in One Morning

By Jennie Lyon / May 25, 2021
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How often do you check out the Instagram Stories that show up at the top of your account? As a digital marketing expert, I think that Instagram Stories are a brilliant addition to Instagram (and the other platforms like Twitter that are introducing similar features). Instagram Stories are a limited-time form of social media: short-form videos only available for 24 hours. While this might seem like a downside, it’s actually a big plus! People rush to watch the Stories while available, boosting the number of eyes on your posts! As videos tend to have a well, video component to them,…

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5 Steps to Auditing Your Social Media for Influencer Attraction

By Jennie Lyon / April 13, 2021
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How many influencers do you follow on social media? A social media influencer is one of those concepts that no one saw coming at the birth of social media. Today, influencers are more important than ever when it comes to marketing! Attracting influencers to your social media channels should be a key component of building your following. Getting a retweet from someone big in your industry can instantly bring many followers to your accounts! Of course, that’s easier said than done. And before you get to that point, you need to make sure that your social media is in fantastic…

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5 Ways a Social Media Expert Can Grow Your Audience Quickly

By Jennie Lyon / March 5, 2021
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Do you feel that your social media growth has stalled? One of the most frustrating parts about creating an online community is the feeling that it isn’t growing. Many small business owners start pages for their businesses on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and invest hours and hours into them, only to see their followers tick up one at a time in slow motion. Many social media “experts” will tell you that the trick to social media is perseverance, and I agree with that. However, it’s important to remember that spending hours every day on social media is NOT your job! And…

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

By Jennie Lyon / January 23, 2021
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Wait! Stop! Don’t post that photo of your dog on your Instagram! Ok, 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 business. 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 simply enjoy your friend and followers’ content. No spammy games, random news stories, and other kinds of unwanted content. Instead, you…

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Hire a Virtual Assistant To Boost Your Social Media Engagement

By Jennie Lyon / December 1, 2020
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How much time every week do you spend on your social media? I’m not just talking about writing it. Creating compelling content is only one of the keys to social media marketing success. So much more needs to go into it if you genuinely want to build your audience and convert your followers into paying customers! Here’s an admission for you: I’ve been spending WAY too much time recently growing my Instagram! But I genuinely believe that it’s worth every second. Social media channels like Instagram and Facebook offer small businesses an invaluable (and remarkably cheap) advertising platform to reach…

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