7 Holiday Marketing Tips to Increase Revenue + Workbook

By Jennie Lyon / November 23, 2021
7 Holiday Marketing Tips to Increase Revenue

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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5 Easy Ways to Market Your Small Business with Facebook

By Jennie Lyon / September 21, 2021
5 Easy Ways to Market Your Small Business with Facebook

I’ve talked a lot about using Facebook to advertise your business! However, it’s been a while since I followed up. The global pandemic has reshaped the business world, and we were all forced to adapt or flounder. Despite the effect COVID-19 had on the worldwide economy, it’s not shocking to learn that Facebook use has continued to grow since 2019. Its user base has grown more than 12% to over 2.8 billion users monthly in the past two years! That’s roughly 59% of the world’s social media users. Over half on one site. That’s insane! And do you know what…

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Best New Social Media Features to Boost Engagement!

By Jennie Lyon / July 27, 2021
JLVAS New Blog Images-Ep 59

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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5 Ways to Automate the Important Parts of Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / February 4, 2021
5 Ways to Automate Your Business

How often do you find yourself overwhelmed by your daily to-do list? As a small business owner, I know how quickly a to-do list can balloon to impossible lengths. There are always so many things to get done and only so much time to do them.  When you run a small business, countless small tasks are on your shoulders as you must likely wear several different hats. In larger organizations, these tasks would be the responsibility of dedicated employees, but you likely can’t accord a full-time worker to take care of your social media, for example. While hiring a virtual…

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4 Ways To Grow Your Brand in the New Year for Business Success

By Jennie Lyon / December 22, 2020
4 Ways to Grow Your Brand in the New Year

Do you have big business plans for the new year? With the previous year in the rearview mirror, I’ve been putting a ton of thought into revamping my business plan. I’m a firm believer in coming up with a new business plan every January (And then of course, I revisit it quarterly to see if I need to tweak it). In this year’s plan, I’ve been specifically focusing on ways I can grow my brand through digital marketing.  Branding encompasses everything in a business, including your personality. Your personality, goals, business sense, beliefs, everything goes directly into your brand. And…

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Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made in 20 Years of Business

By Jennie Lyon / October 13, 2020
Biggest Mistakes Ive Made in 20 Years of Business

You know the old saying that mistakes are why they put erasers on the end of pencils? Well, that might do the trick when you’re in the 6th grade, but when you’re a small business owner, mistakes have slightly higher stakes! As a small business owner, I’ve faced countless difficulties throughout my career. Heck, like everyone else in the world in 2020, I’ve faced incredible challenges over the last few months! The good thing is that I’ve learned how to take those mistakes and learn from them. But trust me, that wasn’t easy!  I’ve always found that the next best…

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How to Attract Your Ideal Audience with a Podcast (Workbook & Checklist)

By Jennie Lyon / September 1, 2020
How to Attract Your Ideal Audience with a Podcast

About 30 years ago, do you know one of the best places to connect with your customers? Their car. The very first thing they did after they got into their car in the morning was turn on the radio. And chances are that it remained on for their entire commute to work, both back and forth. This offered advertisers a captive audience (literally, if the driver was on the highway!)  But then around 15 years ago, things started to change. People stopped listening to the radio as much when they headed to work. Instead, they would put on music from…

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What 5 SEO Tips Will Boost You in Search + Free Checklist

By Jennie Lyon / August 18, 2020
What 5 SEO Tips Will Boost You in Search and Free Checklist

I don’t know about you, but every week I get “emails” touting a new secret SEO growth tactic or hack that promises to get me on the first page of Google!  It got me thinking about how overwhelming SEO can be to entrepreneurs, because there are so many components to consider.  Keywords, on-page and off-page optimization, link building, oh my! The list goes on and on.  So, let’s start here, how much do you know about SEO? Sorry (not sorry) for the rhyme there, but it’s a question that every small business owner should be asking themselves. Over my many…

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Why My Dogs Get 1,000+ likes on Social Media!

By Jennie Lyon / August 27, 2019

Do me a favor. Go onto your Instagram or Facebook account and see how long it takes you to find a picture of a cat or dog. Don’t worry; I’ll wait. My guess is that it happened WAY faster than you expected. Pets have taken over the social media world. We might be torn apart by world events, pop culture, and trolling on social media, but there is one thing that brings us all together: Cute pictures of animals. So, the big question is, how can you harness the awesome power of pets to put a spotlight on your small…

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Ignite Your Business with My SEO Tips!

By Jennie Lyon / August 20, 2019

I’m sure that you’ve visited websites that read… a little bit oddly. They keep mentioning the same word or phrase over and over again. “If you’re looking for the best car repair in West Palm Beach, Florida, then you will want to visit our West Palm Beach car repair shop. We offer the best car repair service in West Palm Beach, Florida. WEST PALM BEACH!!!”  This kind of search engine optimization is a holdover from the early days of search engines. Back then, they could be fooled into thinking that your site was a leading one simply by stuffing it…

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