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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Best Steps to Automating Your Client Onboarding + New Checklist

By Jennie Lyon / July 29, 2020

How much time does it take you to onboarding for a new client? In short, a lot!  If you know me, you know that I LOVE meeting new people. And that especially goes for new clients! When I have the opportunity to work with someone for the first time, I get super excited. I want to get to know them, their business, and their dreams and goals for the future. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job and I’m sure that you feel the same way when you land a new client of your own! Do you know…

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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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Facebook & Instagram Ads Not Converting? Get an Experienced Virtual Assistant!

By Jennie Lyon / July 15, 2020
Facebook & Instagram Ads Got You Down? A Virtual Assistant Can Help!

The Reach of Facebook and Instagram Ads Do you know how many people use Facebook every month? Over 2.6 billion users! And 1.73 billion of those users are on it daily. How about Instagram? Instagram has 1 billion users every month with over 500 million accounts using Instagram stories every day. Wow! These are staggering numbers. Let’s break it down and simplify a bit to dig into some details, let’s get a little more local… There are over 221.6 million Facebook users and 112.5 million Instagram users in the U.S. only. Now that’s a significantly more useful number! For Facebook,…

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How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / July 7, 2020
How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

So let me ask, how many years have you been building your email list? Time and time again on consultation calls, I hear from potential clients who want to focus ALL of their marketing efforts on social media. But here’s the thing: you don’t “own” your social media followers. I’ve tragically seen clients’ accounts closed down by Facebook & Instagram (sometimes for no reason, just a simple mistake), meaning that they lose those followers forever or at least until they can get a hold of someone who can help! Plus, as you know, Facebook likes to choose who sees your…

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Step by Step Guide to Pivoting Online

By Jennie Lyon / June 30, 2020
Step-by-Step Guide to Pivoting Online

How much of your business is currently online? I think we can all agree that the last few months have been incredibly hard for small businesses. As someone who works with entrepreneurs every day, I’ve seen this firsthand, and I’ve had the great privilege of standing alongside small businesses through this crisis! So, I wanted to share what I’ve seen over the past few months with my current and new clients. After this experience, I have a ton of tips about how your small business can survive, and even thrive, during a crisis by pivoting to online business models.  Now…

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10 Ways to Write Instagram Captions that Win Customers

By Jennie Lyon / June 16, 2020

How much time are you focusing on Instagram for your business? Small businesses are always looking to make the most of their marketing dollars. Generally, their budgets aren’t huge, so they need to make the biggest impact possible for the lowest investment. That’s why you should be on Instagram! It’s one of the most effective, budget-friendly and hottest platforms right now! Instagram will reach 112.5 million U.S. users this year! That’s a 5.4% increase over 2019! It’s the fastest growing social media platform with 37% of American adults using it. And the gender mix is pretty fantastic with 52% of…

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How to Use a Podcast to Grow Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / June 2, 2020

As a digital marketer, I have to admit that I’m a little surprised at how many people don’t know what a podcast is. Especially given their rapidly increasing visibility. The word “podcast” is a combination of the words “broadcast” and “iPod.” Over the last decade, podcasts have become one of the most popular forms of spoken-audio entertainment. Replacing radio as the background noise during our morning commutes.  There are countless podcasts out there in hundreds of different genres, including true crime, technology, fiction, comedy, and, of course, marketing. You can check out some of my favorite productivity podcasts here!  So,…

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Getting Back to Work with a Virtual Assistant!

By Jennie Lyon / May 19, 2020
Getting Back to Work with a Virtual Assistant

Finally, some good news! States all over the country are in various stages of reopening after more than two months of COVID-19 quarantine, including Florida. While physical distancing guidelines and the use of masks won’t be going away, this does mean that businesses of all sizes can reopen again!  But after being closed for weeks, you likely can’t just reopen your doors without doing a ton of prep. Things have changed. New health and safety policies are in place. Your physical location will likely need to go through some changes to make it ready for customers again. That’s going to…

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