5 Ways to Use a Virtual Assistant to Create Content

By Jennie Lyon / March 2, 2021
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What do you think when you hear the words “content creation.” Whenever you sit down at your desk to write something, you are arguably creating content. Whether that be a private email, a newsletter for your business, or a public blog, it’s all content. The only difference is the audience that the content is meant for.  Content creation is one of the most time-demanding aspects of being a small business owner. You can eat up an entire afternoon by writing a blog post, trying to fine tune every detail to get your message across to your audience. Or what if…

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6 Ways to Drive Organic Free Traffic to Your Website

By Jennie Lyon / February 16, 2021
6 Ways to Drive Organic Free Traffic to Your Website

When it comes to website traffic, organic is my favorite, and not just because I run an earth-friendly eco-blog!  In digital marketing, organic traffic refers to folks who visit your website from unpaid sources, like Google searches or regular social media posts. Unlike paid traffic that comes from Facebook ads and other kinds of advertising, organic traffic is, well, free! That is, free in terms of money. You do need to invest time, effort, and energy into generating organic traffic, but the payoff is more than worth it. There are dozens of ways to boost organic traffic to your site,…

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5 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Boost Your Facebook Ads + Free Workbook

By Jennie Lyon / February 9, 2021
5 Ways A Virtual Assistant Can Help Boost Facebook Ads

The beauty of social media marketing is that a small business can make a major impact… with the right ads! Facebook has become one of the most indispensable digital marketing outlets for small businesses. Not only does it give them access to a potential audience of billions, but it’s also super cost-effective. Anyone can create a Facebook ad that can be seen by thousands of people every day; you only need to know how to do it effectively.  Or you could always hire a virtual assistant to do that work for you! Rather than needing to worry about researching your…

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The Importance of Digital Marketing on Cyber Monday (and Beyond)

By Jennie Lyon / November 10, 2020
The Important of Digital Marketing on Cyber Monday and Beyond

I bet the holiday shopping season is going to be a little different this year. Every November, you see the same news story on Black Friday: hundreds of people crowding outside of Walmarts and Targets around the country, waiting to grab as many deals as they can. It’s the biggest shopping day of the year with sales galore. COVID-19, however, has changed all that. I suspect that we won’t see the insane crowds as usual outside of stores this Friday, November 27th. As large indoor gatherings are prohibited, stores won’t allow a borderline mob to roar in, grabbing everything in…

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How to Use a Virtual Assistant to Batch Your Content

By Jennie Lyon / November 3, 2020
How to Use a Virtual Assistant to Batch Your Content

You want to know the real problem with content creation? It’s like being on a treadmill.  Every single week, you need to have a new blog or a new podcast ready. This is accompanied by social media posts, an email campaign, and all of your other digital marketing content. It never ends! That’s one of the reasons why so many small business owners fall off the content creation train after just a few weeks. They start out strong, keeping up with the pace. But soon, they start to fall behind, maybe missing a single week. Then it’s two weeks. And…

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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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8 Ways to Attract Your Audience With A Webinar + 2 Free Workbooks

By Jennie Lyon / August 25, 2020
8 ways to attract your audience with a webinar + 2 Free Workbooks

Recently, I’ve been creating a lot of different types of content that allow me to get closer to my audience. I don’t just want you to read my words, but also hear my voice. I believe that this will create a stronger connection with you! (Is it working?) To get started, I’ve obviously picked podcasting. It’s a fantastic way to get your name and content out there, but it’s also entirely audio, with no visuals. Excellent if your audience is going out for a walk or running errands, but less so if you need to communicate complex ideas that require…

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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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8 Ways to Repurpose One Piece of Content + Free Template

By Jennie Lyon / August 11, 2020
8 Ways to Repurpose One Piece of Content

When it comes to food, my family are big believers in having as little waste as possible. Jayson, my husband LOVES to cook (and I love LETTING him cook). We love to pull inspiration from the Native American idea of using EVERY part of the animal. So, when he is making mashed potatoes, he saves the skin peels to make delicious, crispy potato skin chips in the oven. When we eat chicken, he always saves the bones and tiny bits of meat and boils it down to make a tasty chicken noodle soup. It doesn’t just make economic sense, it’s…

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How to Create a 3-Month Content Marketing Calendar in 1 Hour (Free Template!)

By Jennie Lyon / August 4, 2020
How to Create a 3-Month Content Calendar in 1 Hour + Free Template

Want to know an online business secret? Content equals growth!  It’s true! Content creation has been the core of everything I’ve done with my businesses for the past 20 years. However, when I took my content creation to the next level that is when my business really took off.  Take my green lifestyle blog, Sweet Greens. Haha! Are you thinking, What? She has a green lifestyle blog too? Sweet Greens was born of my passion for environmental causes and green products. It started as a simple blog (I thought it would be a fun way to document the fun eco-friendly…

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