9 Reasons to Invest in a Professional Content Writer in 2018

I of all people understand that small businesses have small budgets, and that every expense should be scrutinized.  I am the queen of DIY, in an effort to save a few bucks.

But I also understand the value of hiring help where it’s needed. While I’m a professional content writer, you probably aren’t.

professional content writer

Do you really think writing your own content is the best way to reach your audience? If you’re not skilled at writing — or just don’t enjoy it — that will come off in how your brand is portrayed to potential business.

The last thing you want to do is turn off the very people you want as your customers.

As you build your marketing budget for 2018, let me give you a few arguments for hiring a professional content writer.

6 Steps To Start A Social Media Consulting Business

Social media consultants serve as the face and voice of the business in social networks. They run social media campaigns, improve engagement and loyalty with social media posts, and ultimately try to drive sales from social platforms.

Demand for social media specialists has grown tremendously in recent years. CNN has even ranked social media manager as one of the best jobs in America and predicted a 9 percent job growth over the next 10 years.

With thousands of companies hiring for social media related positions, you might be wondering whether it’s time to launch your own consulting firm. In this article, we’ll break down how you can start your social media consulting business in 6 steps.

6 Steps To Start A Social Media Consulting Business

5 Reasons Your SEO Efforts Are Not Driving Results

SEO is an integral part of a marketing campaign which works to provide visibility to a website in organic search results. The importance of SEO can be gauged by the fact that 70% of the links clicked by the users on SERPs are organic links propelled to the top of the rankings by powerful SEO. In addition, 75% of the users never go further than the first page of the search results.

Therefore, as an e-commerce entrepreneur or a small business owner, you must be aware of the prowess of SEO for your business’s visibility and subsequent revenue generation.

However, despite implementing SEO on your website, if you are not generating the expected results and your website has not made it to the coveted front page of Google search results, a number of reasons can be attributed to this.

5 Reasons Your SEO Efforts Are Not Driving Results

Marketing Eggspert Round-Up: Goals & Resolutions

In this Marketing Eggspert Round-Up it’s all about goals and resolutions. Lots are made at the beginning of the year but how many resolutions are kept? Maybe if a realistic goal is set it’s more likely to happen. Read on to get some ideas on setting your goals and resolutions this year.

Marketing Eggspert Round-Up: Goals & Resolutions

Social Networks Have Changed Our Lives Forever

At the moment almost nobody takes a photograph without seeing it published on Facebook; many are those who, whenever they go somewhere worthy of note, register their presence electronically through a check-in. The enthusiasts of sharing give good days, good afternoons and even good nights via Twitter to their followers and friends daily.

It is impossible to forget that for an overwhelming majority, social networks represent leisure time: moments spent with friends, sharing of moods or exposing those holiday photographs (from envy to best friend). While more and more people are looking at social networks in a professional way, it seems to me that until we become something as serious like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn (just to name a few), there is still a long way to go.

Social Networks Have Changed Our Lives Forever

Business Resolutions for Egg Marketing 2018

Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of a blank slate. What will you make of it with your business?

blank slate for your business

For me, there’s always been something so symbolic about having a fresh start. It’s a great excuse to rethink where we want to take our businesses. When you’re chugging along the rest of the year, you rarely take the time to look up and consider whether you’re still moving in the direction you want to be, or whether that direction has shifted.

That’s why I make New Year’s Resolutions for my business.

(and hey, if you’re not feeling up to it this year, check out what I did last year: focused on just one goal for the entire year.)

The Gifts My Small Business Clients Give to Me

This time of year, I’m typically writing articles about the importance and value of sending clients gifts. While I completely advocate doing so (and am pretty proud that I ordered my client gifts in November!), this post is about something more intangible.

I’ve been in business nearly 12 years. While I’ve worked with my share of divas and slave drivers, I have to say, I’m pretty proud to have a roster of clients who genuinely are a joy to work with.

Not every entrepreneur is so lucky.

small business gifts

I’m reflecting on the many gifts I’ve gotten from them. Not cookies and flowers, though I occasionally am delighted to receive those, but more lessons and experiences that help me be better as a business owner.

How Should New Businesses Build Trust on Social Media?

Brands from all over the world are now turning to social media to build their online presence. Social media has provided a level ground for businesses of all shapes and sizes to advertise and communicate with their target audience directly. Virtually everyone is on social media now, and brands are leveraging this fact through excessive advertising on the platform.

In the middle of it all, the question of trust is getting lost somewhere in the haystack. Think about it: everyone is advertising, everyone is looking to build an online presence; there is brutal competition but where is the trust factor? Business transactions have always happened on the basis of trust. A customer will only stick to a brand if they trust it.

How Should New Businesses Build Trust on Social Media?

How to Create Engaging Content: 6 Steps to Follow [Infographic]

Creating content is challenging, but creating content that can engage your readers is even more so. In a study conducted by Moz and Buzzsumo, up to 75% of the million online articles they analyzed were not engaging content, which is alarming when you remember that lack of engagement means you fail in eliciting transformation that will convert your readers into leads or sales.

The answer to this problem, however, doesn’t rely on making more and more content and hoping that some of them resonates with your audience – it’s about making more content that are high quality and engaging – something that your audience would be genuinely interested in and would give them what they actually need to know.

But how do you create content that can successfully grab the attention of your audience and make them want to engage with your content – and by extension, your business? Find out now with this infographic by Digital Marketing Philippines.

5 Things You Must Know About PR If You Are a Newbie

Public Relations (PR) is a complex field where one wrong move can get you into hot water. From knowing exactly what public relations is, to being aware of how it is different from advertising, there are several nuances to PR that every newbie ought to know of. There will be no shortage of opportunities for a PR professional with the right set of skills, resources, and knowledge base.

Here are 5 things that newbies need to know about the PR industry.

5 Things You Must Know About PR If You Are a Newbie

Social Media Marketing for Brick & Mortar [Infographic]

Over the last number of years, we have witnessed the proliferation of smartphones and social media platforms. Walking down the street in any city around the globe, it would be difficult not to pass someone who is using their smartphone and likely using some form of social media. These social media platforms are massive business nowadays and Facebook, which is the largest of the group in terms of user numbers, claims that it now has over 2 billion users.

Social Media Marketing is important for offline businesses too

One might be forgiven for thinking that these platforms are only for those businesses that thrive online however that could not be further from the truth. When people enter your store and even before they enter the store, they’re likely searching details about the store online; they could be searching for information about opening hours, location, reviews and so on. Therefore it’s imperative that your store has a social media presence in some form.

Social Media Marketing for Brick & Mortar [Infographic]

Supercharge Your Small Business With These Social Media Marketing Tips

Just a few years ago, social media used to be a mere fad to marketers. There was no real way of tracking results for any effort. Justifying the effectivity of campaigns and associating them with conversions was virtually unheard of. But today, it’s different. More and more businesses and organizations are turning to social media for obtaining meaningful insights and information about customers or prospects.

In particular, small businesses who used to rely on the guesswork of social media are now treating it more seriously as an income-generating channel that they can’t neglect. It has become an invaluable supplement to existing digital efforts in content optimization, pay-per-click advertising, and the like.

Today’s small business social media marketing boils down to how these startups leverage the platform to get their desired results.

Supercharge Your Small Business With These Social Media Marketing Tips