Understanding the Difference Between a Marketing Strategy and a Marketing Plan

By Jennie / July 10, 2024

Hey there, friends! Today, I’m thrilled to discuss one of the most critical topics for any business owner: understanding the difference between a marketing strategy and a marketing plan. These two elements are foundational to any successful marketing effort, and knowing how they complement each other can significantly impact your business’s growth and success. Let’s break it down in detail. CONTENT OVERVIEW Marketing Strategy: The Big PictureValue PropositionTarget AudienceKey MessagingLong-Term GoalsCompetitive AnalysisMarket PositioningMarketing Plan: The RoadmapMarketing CampaignsTimelines and MilestonesBudget AllocationMarketing ChannelsContent CalendarKey Performance IndicatorsWhy a Marketing Strategy and Marketing Plan are Both EssentialAlignment and FocusIntegration and AdaptionMeasurement and ImprovementContinual EvolutionHow…

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Feeling Stuck with Your Marketing? Let’s Revitalize Your Strategy

By Jennie / July 2, 2024

Hey there, small business owner! I get it—running a business is no small feat, and when your marketing efforts hit a wall, it can feel like you’re spinning your wheels. You’ve got some great paid offers, but you’re riding a roller coaster of feast and famine without a steady income stream. You’ve been writing content, posting on social media, and sending the occasional email, but something’s just not clicking. Well, guess what? You’re not alone! You can revitalize your strategy! Many business owners find themselves in this exact position. Today, I’m here to help you breathe new life into your marketing…

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How To Create A Core Lead Magnet That Your Audience Can’t Ignore?

By Jennie / June 25, 2024

You only have a few moments to capture the attention of your audience. Once you have their attention, how do you keep it? Enter the core lead magnet. A lead magnet is your secret weapon to grab their attention with a value-packed free offer they can’t ignore. And you can keep their attention by nurturing those relationships.  How do you create a lead magnet that resonates? It’s a combination of items, including an irresistible offer with compelling messaging, beautiful design, and a call to action they can’t ignore.  Today, let’s explore the blueprint for crafting a lead magnet that embodies…

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Can I Start A Membership With A Small Audience?

By Jennie Lyon / June 4, 2024

Starting a membership program can seem daunting. Especially when your audience size is small. You might ask, “Can I start a membership with a small audience?” The answer is a resounding yes. A small audience can be a powerful asset. It allows for a more personal connection. It fosters a sense of community. This blog will guide you through the process. It will provide actionable insights on leveraging a small audience for membership growth. Let’s get started! Understanding the Power of a Small AudienceDefining Your Value PropositionCreating Exclusive Content for MembersLeveraging Social Proof to Attract MembersEmail Marketing: Converting Subscribers to…

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The Ultimate Podcast Marketing Playbook: Strategies for Success

By Jennie Lyon / May 13, 2024

Podcasting has become a powerful medium for storytelling, education, and entertainment. It’s a platform that allows creators to connect with audiences personally. But how do you ensure your podcast reaches the ears of those who would most appreciate it? How do you grow your audience and promote your podcast effectively? These are questions that many podcast creators grapple with. This comprehensive guide aims to provide you with actionable podcast marketing tips. These tips will help you enhance your podcast promotion efforts and boost your audience growth. So, if you’re ready to take your podcast to the next level, let’s dive…

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How to Use Social Media Stories in Your Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / April 30, 2024

One trend in the ever-evolving digital marketing landscape has taken center stage: Social Media Stories. These fleeting, 24-hour posts have become a powerful tool for brands and businesses. But why are Stories so popular? The answer lies in their short-lived nature. Stories offer a fresh, engaging way to connect with audiences. They provide a sense of immediacy and exclusivity that traditional posts can’t match, leading to a surge in their use across various social media platforms. From Instagram to Facebook, TikTok to LinkedIn, Stories have become a staple of social media marketing. But how can you harness the power of…

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How to Get Your First 1,000 Email Subscribers

By Jennie Lyon / April 16, 2024

Email marketing is a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal. It connects directly with your audience, nurtures relationships, drives sales, and boosts revenue. Now, the million-dollar question is, how do you get your first 1,000 email subscribers? To fully harness the power and benefits of email marketing, one must first focus on building a solid and engaged email list. Understanding the importance of starting on the right foot when building an email list can significantly impact the success of your email marketing campaigns.  This article will discuss the key strategies and tips for acquiring your first 1,000 email subscribers and…

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How to Make Your Brand Stand Out With A Social Media Style Guide (Special Offer)

By Jennie Lyon / March 26, 2024

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. It has changed how we communicate and interact with each other and how we operate our businesses. With millions of users on various social media platforms, it can be challenging for small business owners to stand out and connect with their target audience. One way to make your business stand out on social media is to showcase your brand personality. Doing so can build a strong connection with your audience and differentiate you from your competitors.  If you feel that your brand’s social media presence is a bit scattered, or…

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Collecting First Party Data – The Future Of Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / December 27, 2022
First Party Data - The Future of Marketing

While most people would agree that in order to succeed as a business, you need to grow your customer base, how you actually grow and monetize is a different story. This leads us to the concept of first-party data and how important it is for businesses of all shapes and sizes. First-party data is a term that refers to the specific data you need to acquire from your customers in order for them to become valuable. For example, if you run an online store and a customer buys something from you, they have just given you their email address. This…

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How to Kick Your Income Into High Gear with a Sales Funnel!

By Jennie Lyon / February 23, 2021
JLVAS - Kick Income into high gear with sale funnel

Are you consciously aware of how you purchase products and conduct sales transactions?  I’m not talking about the process of paying for the items in your cart. I mean the process that begins the moment you become aware of a product or service to the moment that you use it. It’s known as a sales funnel, and you need to be mindful of it for any marketing strategy to work.  Sales funnels are essential for any business that sells its products or services online. They are one of the most important pieces of automation that you can invest in. They…

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