Blog Profile / Jim's Marketing Blog


URL :http://jimsmarketingblog.com
Filed Under:Marketing / Online Marketing
Posts on Regator:1109
Posts / Week:3.3
Archived Since:November 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

How stories help you to make more sales

Last week, I bought 3 boxes of chocolate chip cookies. The thing is, I really don’t like chocolate chip cookies. My wife and son are not fond of them either. So, what was it that motivated me to buy them? And… what can you learn from this, to improve the effectiveness of all your marketing? […] Let's grow your business... Show More Summary

5 Extremely powerful questions to help your business thrive

Today, I have 5 questions to help you and your business thrive. Each question comes with a suggestion, to point you in the right direction. 1. Are you earning trust by setting self imposed deadlines? A great way to build trust is to deliver on a promise. Show More Summary

Don’t let this decision destroy your business

In many cases, business owners are missing out on massively better results because of an avoidable, sometimes fatal, yet tiny error. How small? Just 5%! Here’s what you need to know, including how to stop this error from crushing your business. Show More Summary

Use what you have, to get what you want

Think about it: You can wait for the economy to improve. Or you can adapt to the opportunities available today. You can wait for inspiration to appear. Or you can command it to appear. [Here’s what Steve Jobs and Picasso said about inspiration] You can wait for your competitors to raise the customer service bar. Show More Summary

How to make your content marketing more compelling

Which of these approaches do you find the most compelling? I wrote this blog post, now I need you to read it. There’s an idea I believe you will benefit from, so I wrote about it. And which of these 2 do you prefer? I made this audio program, and now I need you to […] Let's grow your business... Show More Summary

Here’s why your business needs a great support network

To build a successful business, you need a great team of people around you. I’ve personally seen why this is so important over the past 72 hours… [more on that in a moment!] Think about it: You need to know what to do when faced with a challenge that’s outside your skill set. Show More Summary

Here’s a super fast way to boost your profits

If you want to generate high quality sales extremely quickly, I have a powerful, proven idea for you. It’s based on a strategy I use with my clients, which has produced amazing results. It can work for you too. Here’s what you need to know. Show More Summary

Attract more sales enquiries with these 4 tips

How easy do you make it for prospective clients or customers, to spend their money with you? That may sound like an odd question. After all, every business owner should be making the purchasing process as effortless as possible. As you know, this is not always the case. Show More Summary

A guaranteed way to increase your chances of success

So, you’re working on a new idea or trying to improve your business results. You have a couple of options open to you: You can go through the long, costly process of trial and error… work hard and hope it works. Alternatively, you can save yourself a lot of time and money. Show More Summary

Be stingy with your time, but not your ideas

Laura emailed me with a great question. She wanted to know why I give so many ideas away, for free, on the blog. She rightly pointed out that with no advertisers and no need for “traffic”, I could achieve all my marketing goals, writing far less often. Show More Summary

How to stop stalling and do your best work

No, it doesn’t really matter what brand of computer you choose to work with. The same is true of the software you use. Leonardo da Vinci changed the world, writing with a quill. No, it doesn’t really matter how you plan what you write. Show More Summary

Email marketing: How to massively improve your results

Email marketing is extremely effective. So why do almost all small businesses get such uninspiring results from it? That’s what this post is all about! Email marketing: Free and easy? The cost of marketing has changed massively over the years. Show More Summary

Do something today, which your future self will thank you for

Here are 10 suggestions to get you started. Dream bigger dreams. They are more motivating than puny goals. Get into the habit of walking daily for 30 minutes. It will improve your life in so many ways. Too busy for a 30 minute walk? Get serious about solving your time management problem. Show More Summary

How to predict your success in advance

People often ask me if their new business idea will succeed or not. Of course, the only way to know for sure is to ship the idea and see what happens. The reason you can’t predict a successful project in advance, is that an idea, even a wonderful idea, can’t achieve anything by itself. Show More Summary

You probably need more critics. Yes. Really!

You can’t please everyone. And do you know what? You shouldn’t even try to. If you do, you will end up playing it safe… being predictable and being ignored. Ouch! That’s not a smart move for any business owner, who wants to grow a successful business. Show More Summary

2 Things to remember about shortcuts to success

The Internet is packed with people offering tricks, to make your business super successful, super fast. It’s easy to see why. There are thousands of small business owners, worried that their business isn’t growing fast enough. To them, the promise of a shortcut or growth hack can be irresistible. Show More Summary

3 Ways to attract more sales leads or client enquiries

If you want to attract more sales leads or client enquiries, today’s post is for you. It shows the 3 main reasons why sales leads dry up AND more importantly, gives you some ideas on how to put things right. Let’s go! How to open the...Show More Summary

2 Ideas to help you grow your business… fast

The most talked about way to grow your business, is to attract new customers or clients, [herein called customers]. However, it’s not the only way. It’s certainly not the fastest way. In fact, if your main focus is just on attracting new customers, you’re needlessly leaving money on the table every day. Show More Summary

Question: What’s holding you back?

Waiting for the right time is simply a delaying tactic. They tell us: “I have this great idea, but I’m just waiting for the right time”. What they mean is: “I have a great idea, but I’m too scared to make it happen”. That fabled perfect...Show More Summary

How often should you publish blog posts?

Karen from Delaware emailed me with a question earlier. “I’d love for you to post on your blog every day like Seth Godin does.  Is there a strategic reason why you don’t?” That’s a good question. The answer is that you need to match your publishing model to the business model behind your blog. Show More Summary

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