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Blog Profile / Jim's Marketing Blog

Filed Under:Marketing / Online Marketing
Posts on Regator:1539
Posts / Week:4.8
Archived Since:November 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A remarkable lesson from Steve Jobs and Malcolm Gladwell

Today, let’s look at one of the key factors in building a remarkable, profitable business. Your business and doing it your way Malcolm Gladwell was once asked how to write a best selling book. His answer was as follows: “The moment you...Show More Summary

What everybody ought to know about business success

There are 2 ways to build a business. One route works and one doesn’t. I’m going to show you both and suggest how to make sure your business succeeds! This works The business owners who achieve meaningful success are the ones who keep on keeping on. Show More Summary

7 Honest truths about marketing

Here are 7 important things to consider, when marketing your business. In no particular order: Embrace brevity. Your marketing content is almost certainly 50% to 75% too long. Fix that. Most marketing advice online is either inaccurate or toxic to your business. Show More Summary

How to write great content every day!

If you find it hard to write articles, blog posts or newsletters, I have a quick tip for you. It will help you write more frequently and in a way that people will understand. Drum-roll please… Write the way you speak Think about it: When you talk, people understand you. Show More Summary

How to build a better business by solving better problems

Think about it… the value of your work and the demand for your work are determined by the type of problems you solve. This is why one of the best ways to grow your business, is to: Look for better problems than those solved by your competitors. Show More Summary

Here’s a secret behind the world’s best service providers!

I’d like to share something important with you today. I’m going to explain how the best service providers keep their clients happy, generate valuable referrals and build a great reputation. It’s all about the difference between delivering what a client wants and delivering what a client needs. Show More Summary

Stop working for average clients. Seriously. Stop it!

The average client will pay you late — just often enough to mess with your cash flow. The average client is fee sensitive. The average client will seldom, if ever, inspire you to do your best work. In fact, the average client is toxic to your business. Show More Summary

The opportunity you always wanted is already here!

As a business owner, you have more power and potential today than ever before. In fact, there is an opportunity right under your nose, which was impossible to imagine until recently. Allow me to explain Just a decade ago, we were very limited in the number of people we could reach with our marketing message. Show More Summary

How to find the income, energy and inspiration you need!

Let’s talk about money. Do you know what’s really, really difficult? Trying to make money by doing something you’re not passionate about. Yet, that’s exactly what the majority of business owners do. Paradoxically, it’s also why mostShow More Summary

Marketing 101: Exceed expectations

Here’s maybe one of the best kept secrets in business. Never underestimate the power of exceeding expectations. In business, every person we connect with has an expectation of us. When we meet their expectation, we literally do no better than they expect. Show More Summary

How to grow your business in a uniquely valuable way!

The Internet has presented business owners with a series of benefits and challenges. One challenge, is that it is now extremely easy for competitors to discover and copy one another’s best ideas. It’s little wonder then, that providers in just about every industry now offer an almost identical range of services. Show More Summary

You are extraordinary

Have you ever imagined what you could achieve, if you summoned the courage to put into play, everything you have learned so far? The extra that makes all the difference I have had the privilege of working with some incredible people — people who have achieved amazing things. Show More Summary

Is your website hurting your business? Quite possibly!

I have a question for you: What do prospective clients think, when they visit your website or blog? [You do know they check you out online, before they decide to get in touch with you, right?] It’s a fact, just as you check out potential provider’s websites, so do your prospective clients. Show More Summary

In praise of the tricky stuff

There is always a shortage of people, who are willing to do the tricky stuff. Lead. Create. Inspire. Listen. Encourage Contribute. Initiate. The rare people who develop those habits are always in demand. That’s useful to know, for anyone...Show More Summary

7 Proven ways for you and your business to prosper

Here are 7 ideas, to help you and your business prosper. Work hard AND work smart. You need to do both. When you have an idea, capture it immediately. Write it down. Then, put it to work. This is what turns ideas into results. Instead...Show More Summary

How to get what you want from your business

Sadly, most business owners fail to achieve their goals. A key reason they fail, is that instead of doing one hundred percent of what’s required, they do one hundred percent of what they’re comfortable with. One hundred percent To give one hundred percent, is to give everything: To leave nothing on the table. Show More Summary

What everybody ought to know about Strategy

The Internet is full of lists. That’s because they are easy to read and often rich in ideas. The thing is, a list without a strategy is like having ingredients without a recipe. It’s one thing to know what the 21 habits of successful...Show More Summary

Can you hear it?

It’s both easy and dangerous, to confuse silence with satisfaction. Customers and clients who receive an average service, don’t shout about it. An average service isn’t good enough or bad enough, to motivate them to make a noise. Silence...Show More Summary

How to attract attention and get people talking about your business!

This may be the most useful post I’ve written this year. As regular readers will know, I often talk about the need for business owners to attract the attention of their marketplace and give them a story worth sharing. Well, I recently experienced a great example of how the process works. Show More Summary

7 Habits of highly successful leaders

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some incredible leaders. Here are 7 habits, which are common to all of them: They don’t compare themselves to their competitors. They compare themselves to the work they did yesterday, and then commit to do better today. Show More Summary

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