How To Make Your ICA The Center Of The Story & Lead Them On A Journey To YOU ! + Free Download

By Jennie Lyon / January 18, 2022
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The most common mistake I see small business owners make in their sales and marketing efforts is to cast themselves, company or product as the center of the story. But the truth is, if you want customers to buy from you, you must tell a story in which they are the star of the story, not you! Make Your Client the Center of the Story  When it comes to any big-budget film, the hero is the star of the story. The one who takes action to overcome difficulties in order to achieve something they desire. 9 times out of 10,…

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The Art of Social Media Marketing: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid + Free Hashtag Calendar

By Jennie Lyon / December 21, 2021
The Art of Social Media Marketing: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

There are undoubtedly a lot of opportunities for an entrepreneur. I know; you’re probably overwhelmed with excitement! But the truth is, if you want to be successful in business, you’ll have to face one reality: social media is one of the most important tools in a modern entrepreneur’s marketing arsenal. Social media marketing has changed the way businesses reach their customers’ hands down. Social media marketing is the rocket fuel that makes your content go viral. The problem? It can be pretty difficult for many entrepreneurs to strike a balance between engaging consumers and to be focused on their core…

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The Machine Learning Strategy That Makes Facebook Ads More Profitable

By Jennie Lyon / November 30, 2021
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Facebook is king. Don’t take my word for it; just ask someone if they have a Facebook account. The chances are that they will say “Yes!” So, let’s talk about Facebook ads! What used to be a simple way for brands to reach their customers is now a complicated mess of algorithms and machine learning. Running Facebook ads is no longer just about whether or not you can afford it. But also if your targeting strategy ranks you high enough to be seen by the right audience. Chances are that your company will pay just as much money for fewer…

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2022 Marketing Audit: 6 Things to do NOW to be Ready for the Future

By Jennie Lyon / November 2, 2021
2022 Marketing Audit: 6 Things to do NOW to be Ready for the Future

Running a business means taking on a lot of hard work, and one way to stay aware and optimize poorly performing areas is with an audit. The scope of a business audit varies depending on what you’re looking for, from a social media audit to a more detailed operational audit. By implementing these strategies early, you’ll ensure that your business is ready to weather the storm and continue to grow in unexpected ways in 2022. Today I want to talk about marketing tune-ups. You can’t just set up a business and hope for the best. For companies to prosper, they…

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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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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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5 Facebook Ad Strategies to Grow Your Business + Free Template

By Jennie Lyon / August 17, 2021
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Gosh. Sometimes it’s baffling to think that Facebook was ever a social networking site for Harvard students when you look at the beast it has become now. As of 2021, it boasts 2.85 billion monthly users. 2.85 billion is a staggering number of people when you stop to think about it. And as a small business, it’s hard not to get excited by the prospect of all those people seeing your advertisement on the world’s most popular social networking platform. If I could sell 1 item for $1 to all of them, that’s $2.85 billion at month’s end; I’d be…

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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 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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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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