How to Increase Sales by Personalizing the Customer Experience

Successful brands put the customer first. They monitor their customers’ behaviors and leverage their needs to enhance the buying process. You can also boost your revenue by optimizing the customer experience. If you want to take this concept one step further, you need to focus on one important element that […]


11 Ways to Make a Living on Social Media Without Selling a Single Product

Do you have lots of social media followers? Want to learn how to turn those followers into dollars? Right now, there are people making a living on social media without selling anything. We’ve all seen those profiles of seemingly regular people with tons of followers. It always seems as if […]


How to Promote Your Local Business with These 15 Marketing Strategies

To survive, local businesses need to learn how to adapt to the modern way of marketing. If you are seeing a plateau or decline in sales, it’s time for you to mix up your marketing strategy. Even if your small business is profitable right now, you need to stay ahead […]


How to Run Contests That Encourage User-Generated Content

Are you looking for a new way to spice up your marketing strategy? Your current promotions may be effective for now, but you need to mix things up. After a while, using the same marketing tactics over and over again gets stale. Promotional contests are one of my favorite ways […]


The Top 10 Principles That Boost Your Website Loading Time

How fast does it take for your website to load? You may not think about this question very often, but it’s arguably the most important aspect of your site. That’s because 47% of people expect pages to load in just two seconds or less. Failure to meet this benchmark will crush […]


How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website with These 11 Types of Blog Posts

Those of you who know me know how much I promote blogging. I’ve been doing it for years, and I use blogging as a tool for lead generation. But having a blog has many other benefits as well. Driving more traffic to your website is arguably one of the most […]


13 Ways to Improve Your Engagement Rates on Your Instagram Posts

Social media marketing has become a necessity for brand survival in today’s day and age. But simply creating profiles on these platforms and hoping the rest will take care of itself is not an effective strategy. You need to be active on social media. While you may have already recognized […]


How to Improve the Ranking of Your Business Mobile App

It’s no secret we’re living in a mobile world. As marketers, we need to recognize that our current and prospective customers are active on their mobile devices. That’s why you need to learn how to optimize your web design for mobile users. But some of you may have taken this […]


How to Get More Email Subscribers Without Annoying Your Website Visitors

With so many new content marketing strategies out there today, it can be tempting to look past your email list. After all, how important can it be? To say the least, email marketing is crucial. It needs to remain part of your core marketing foundation. Research shows that 99% of […]


How to Correctly Manage Customer Testimonials to Increase Your Brand Credibility

Establishing credibility is important for all businesses. There are only so many brand names today that speak for themselves. I’m referring to global giants such as Apple, Nike, and Walmart. In these instances, consumers know those companies are legitimate. But the rest of us need all the help we can […]


How to Effectively Market Your Small Business on Social Media

Social media marketing is no longer optional for small businesses in 2018. I see this problem all too often when I’m consulting small business owners. They have this mentality that social media won’t benefit their companies. “Our customers know who we are, and they know where to find us.” Does […]


How to Use SEO Tactics to Drive Ecommerce Sales

The ecommerce industry is a highly competitive space. That’s because the popularity of online shopping is growing at a rapid rate. Last year, retail ecommerce sales surpassed 2.3 billion dollars across the globe. This number is expected to double within the next three years. It’s safe to say that consumers will […]


How to Design a Checkout Process That Generates High Conversion Rates

Ecommerce websites live and die by their conversions. For those of you who have a high volume of traffic to your website, that’s great news. But traffic alone doesn’t generate sales. Is your website traffic translating to conversions? There are certain metrics you can use to measure this. Look at […]


How to Increase Profits by Focusing on Customer Retention Strategies

There’s a common misconception that businesses need to acquire new customers if they want to make more money. Getting new customers is obviously beneficial and can help your business grow. But that’s not the only way to boost your profits. Focusing on customer retention is a much more viable and […]


How to Provide Better Customer Service by Implementing Live Chat

It’s no secret that businesses need to prioritize the customer experience. Ultimately, keeping your customers happy will help your business grow and prosper. In fact, 80% of consumers say they’re willing to spend more money to have a better customer service experience. As a business owner, you need to recognize this […]


How to Turn Your Business Idea Into a Startup Company

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Everyone has them. Some ideas are great, and others could be  improved. As an online marketer, I’ve heard countless business pitches from prospective entrepreneurs over the years. While I admire their creativity, just coming up with an idea alone is far from having a […]


14 Mobile Trends That Are Dominating 2018

As we pass the midway mark of 2018, it’s clear that mobile technology is prevalent in our world today. In the past, I’ve told you to keep an eye out for the top marketing trends of 2018. But now I want to take that one step further and narrow that […]


My Favorite 11 Platforms for Finding Free Fonts

How important is a font? Surprisingly, fonts can be more valuable than you might believe. Visualize all the places where you see written words on a daily basis. You may not think twice about a font when you see one, but you can always spot a bad font. Choosing the […]


The Top 15 Ways to Come up with New Content Ideas

I write a ton of blog posts for my websites. Writing has become a major part of my life throughout the years. People recognize this and often ask me the same question: How do you come up with these new ideas? Truthfully, writer’s block happens to all of us. Just […]


How to Increase the Profitability of Your Nonprofit Organization

The primary purpose of a nonprofit company is to help a certain cause. These organizations’ missions usually differ from those of traditional businesses. If you operate a nonprofit business, I commend you. It’s great to see entrepreneurs helping other people and providing aid to charitable organizations. But just because your […]


How to Turn a Failed Startup Launch into a Success Story

We all make mistakes. Sometimes these errors are minor, but other times they are grave. You need to learn how to avoid these mistakes. Launching your own business is no easy task. As someone who has helped multiple startups to get off the ground, I know this process firsthand. Things […]


How to Write Marketing Emails That Don’t Get Marked as Spam

Email marketing needs to be a priority for all businesses in 2018. It doesn’t matter what type of company you have or what industry you’re in. In fact, 89% of marketers named email as their primary method of lead generation. If you are putting more effort into your email marketing strategy, […]


How to Implement a Customer Referral Program That Drives Sales

As a business owner, you have to keep coming come up with creative ways to attract new customers. But as you know, this type of marketing can be expensive. It’s much more cost-effective to market to your existing customers than to find new ones. Acquiring a new customer is six to […]


How to Use These 8 Visual Elements to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

Did you know that 65% of people are visual learners? Furthermore, 90% of information that gets transmitted to the human brain is visual. But if you thought that was crazy, consider this. We process images 60,000 times faster than we process text. Let that sink in for a moment. As you’re reading […]