Blog Profile / Jim's Marketing Blog

Filed Under:Marketing / Online Marketing
Posts on Regator:1557
Posts / Week:4.7
Archived Since:November 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

3 Things to focus on the next time you’re worried

Here are 3 things for you to remember, the next time you’re worried about your business: It’s your business. This means you have ultimate control over what happens. Any time you decide to, you can start making better decisions. You can improve your strategy. Show More Summary

I have a confession to make

Okay… it’s confession time. Whenever I read a marketing message, where the words you are get shortened to your, instead of you’re, it changes how I feel about the message and the person who wrote it. It makes me wonder what other basic errors that person makes. Show More Summary

What everybody needs to know about marketing advice

If you’re currently following marketing advice, yet your business isn’t achieving the results you need, this post is just for you. The problem with general marketing advice I’m fortunate to work every day with clients worldwide. Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked with clients in over 40 countries. Show More Summary

How to make your business massively stronger

Today, I’m going to show you how to protect your business, so that it will still thrive, even if you lose your biggest customer. I need to start by asking you a question. It’s an important question, so take some time to consider your...Show More Summary

Are you doing your best work?

Most of us are capable of so much more. I was reminded of this earlier, when reading the following quote from Dr Martin Luther King Jr: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Show More Summary

3 Great opportunities, which you can start on today

Here are 3 amazing opportunities, which you can invest in right now. Look for opportunities to make promises, and then keep them. This is a wonderful way to earn trust and build a great reputation. Look for opportunities to invest in others. Show More Summary

How to beat your biggest competitor

Your main competitor is seldom an alternative provider. Your main competitor is usually apathy… the decision to do nothing. Before working out how you compare to competing providers, measure your service against the decision to do nothing. Show More Summary

Here’s something extra for your business

We already know where the bar is set, when it comes to delighting your clients and customers. Their experience of you needs to be so good that it leaves them thinking: “That was far better than I expected.” Get that right and they will come back for more. Show More Summary

What are you waiting for?

This is the right time. Putting off decision making is not connected to making better decisions. No one procrastinates their way to success. Once you have the information you need, it’s time to quit stalling. It’s time to stop making excuses and take action. Show More Summary

How to motivate people to buy from you or hire you

I have a plea for you today: If you want your marketing to work, stop trying to please everyone. The purpose of your marketing is to motivate just a small section of people. You need to inspire those who: Buy the type of products you sell. Show More Summary

How to find a winning idea

It’s entirely possible you have a winning idea tucked away right now, without even knowing it. The thing about great ideas is that they often look like bad ideas, until they become hugely successful. The laptop fad In 1985, The New York...Show More Summary

Why your marketing isn’t working and how to fix it!

If a ship sets off on a voyage and it’s just a fraction off course, it will soon end up massively off course, unless it quickly adjusts it’s direction. Why am I sharing this with you? Businesses are the same When your business isn’tShow More Summary

Hold nothing back. Give it everything. Here’s why!

I used to say that the biggest mistake I made when I started my business, was that I burned my bridges. Back then, the 29 year old Jim Connolly was offered, and declined, freelance work from 2 former employers. I could have done with...Show More Summary

Here’s a simple way to attract more great clients

Why do prospective clients decide to use a different provider, even after you’ve clearly explained that your service is a better option for them? I was thinking about that yesterday, after a friend of mine bought an SUV that carries 7 people. Show More Summary

How to get the results your business deserves

You work hard. You offer a wonderful service. You care about your clients or customers. However, that great business of yours isn’t getting the results you want. If that sounds familiar, today’s post is just for you. I was prompted to write this, after receiving an email from a small business owner. Show More Summary

What story are you telling yourself about your business?

If you want to see a massive, measurable improvement in your business, today’s post is just for you! I want to start with an interesting question: Why do businesses in the same industry, serving the same marketplace, have such different results? Some will thrive, whilst others stagnate, struggle or go broke. Show More Summary

3 Questions worth answering

What additional, valuable product or service could you offer to your existing clients? This is the fastest way to increase your turnover and profits. It’s also a wonderful way to be of even greater service to them. Is [whatever you’re...Show More Summary

How to create marketing that people will believe

One of the most important questions in business, is this: “Why should a prospective client [or customer] trust me?” Here’s why that question is so important. Trust and belief Unless people believe what you say, none of your marketing is worth a dime. Show More Summary

Here’s a tactic to turn your challenges into breakthrough results

If you are a proactive business owner and you want to improve your sales or attract more high quality clients, this post is for you. Jennifer, not her real name, emailed me yesterday to book a one-to-one “pick my brain” session with me. Show More Summary

Does email marketing work? Part II

If you want to massively increase the success of your email marketing, [better open rates AND higher conversion rates], these 2 quick tips will really help you. By the way, this is part 2 of a 2 post series. You will find the link to part 1 at the end of this post. Show More Summary

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