The Simple Digital Marketing Strategy Pillars for Business Growth

By Jennie Lyon / September 9, 2021
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The marketing game has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Did you know that researchers and historians have found evidence of people using sales branding back in ancient Rome? I mean, it was joked about in Disney’s Hercules, the idea of using the titular hero to market products, but to know it was actually already in practice is neat if a bit crazy to think about! At any rate, commercial marketing as we know it came about later in the 19th century, evolving to what it is today – an inescapable part of growing your business. Now, knowing…

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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 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 Create 5 Core Lead Magnets that Convert

By Jennie Lyon / July 21, 2020
How to Create a Core Lead Magnet that Converts

How large is your email list? Are you using a lead magnet to help it grow? Your email list is one of the most powerful resources you can have as a small business owner. More powerful than social media, more powerful than any other digital marketing effort! I tell my clients over and over again, you should always be growing your list in the background! You might be thinking well, that is easier said than done. How do I ensure that my email list is growing every single day? With a fantastic lead magnet! You know that free download that…

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How to Create a Core Lead Magnet that Converts

By Jennie Lyon / September 3, 2019
How to create a core lead magnet that converts

Does your website have a core lead magnet attached? Imagine this: You’re looking for a digital marketer (a pretty big stretch, huh?) You go onto a website, but the only things that are offered on it are paid products. There is no real way to see what kind of content they create for free. Instead, you have to go in blind and hope that they can meet your content creation/social media/email marketing/ funnel creation/ technical needs etc. And for some, that can be too high a price. Now, when you come to my website, I offer free content right off…

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