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Filed Under:Marketing / Online Marketing
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Archived Since:November 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

When the vision pulls you, you don’t have to be pushed

Following yesterday’s post about building a successful blog, a number of readers emailed me with the same question. They wanted to know how I motivate myself to write and publish blog posts as often as I do. Here’s the answer. Push or...Show More Summary

Bloggers: Why too few people read your blog and how to fix it!

This is a very important post. If you want to get more from your blog, you may find the following information extremely useful. It’s the answer to a question, sent to me by one of my readers, Shannon. As it’s an extremely common problem, I offered to answer Shannon’s question via this blog post. Show More Summary

Here are some people that your business needs to avoid

There are certain people your business needs to avoid. Some are easy to spot The web designer, whose website looks ugly. The marketing expert, who has to attend networking groups because their marketing doesn’t work. The copywriter, whose content is uninspiring. Show More Summary

Your business is telling you something. Are you listening?

My good friend Jon emailed me this morning. He’d just used a new designer for a project and was so impressed with her work, that he wanted to show me what she did. He also said she was great to work with and recommended her to me. Her work is indeed excellent and I passed […] The post Your business is telling you something. Show More Summary

Playing it safe is more dangerous than you think!

People often talk about the cost of failure. However, we seldom consider the huge price we pay, for avoiding failure. Here’s what this means for you and your business. Fail safe? I receive hundreds of emails every week, from 2 very different groups of business owners. Show More Summary

Why offering free consultations can be an expensive mistake

I see a lot of struggling business owners, offering free initial consultations. They give their time away like it’s of no value… like they are sat in a quiet office, with no clients and nothing to do. That’s a terrible impression to give to their marketplace. Show More Summary

Social Media Marketing: A lesson from angry customers

An unhappy customer today has enormous power. Think about it: She can take her issue to Facebook or Twitter and tell 500 people how badly she was treated. Some of those people will reshare her story, and within no time, 5000 people could be talking about it. Show More Summary

Internet Marketing: Aim for meaning, not traffic!

Would you like to turn your website or blog into a massively valuable asset for your business? If you just answered ‘yes’, it’s entirely possible you will need to change the way you think about Internet traffic or visitors and page views. Show More Summary

How to find the answers you need

Here’s a powerful, creative thinking tip, to help you the next time you need answers or ideas. I’m going to start by asking you a question: How often do you give yourself space, in order to focus exclusively on the answers you need?Show More Summary

How to turn your wishes into results

When you wish for something, you’re just 2 steps away from making it happen. Wishing + Learning + Action = Success We all wish for things, from time to time. However, by adding 2 components to what we wish for, we stand a great chance of turning the wish into a reality. We need to […] The post How to turn your wishes into results appeared first on Jim's Marketing Blog.

A tested, proven way to attract more sales leads

Today, I want to help you attract more high quality sales leads and referrals, with a tested and proven idea. I need to start by asking you an important question: How easy is it for people to describe what makes your service special? Here’s why this question is so important. Show More Summary

How to feel inspired every day

The best way to feel inspired, is to inspire others. Why? Because by giving inspiration, we become a source of inspiration. We become the source of what we need! An unending cycle of inspiration Look for opportunities to inspire the people you connect with. Show More Summary

A powerful business lesson… from Google!

How often do you review, refine and improve your products or services? Many small business owners get comfortable with what they offer. It feels familiar to them. Their clients or customers seldom complain. So, understandably, they keep things as they are. Show More Summary

Do you make these 7 mistakes with your blog?

If you want better results from your blog, this post is just for you. I was prompted to write this, after receiving an email over the weekend, from a reader with a question. Here’s what he wanted to know: “I started blogging 2 years ago, but have very few readers. Show More Summary

What every business owner needs to know about Visibility!

I would like to talk with you today, about the visibility of your business. I was prompted by an email I received this morning, from one of my long time readers. With his permission, I’d like to share a little of what he told me: “Back...Show More Summary

When opportunity knocks, be prepared. UNLIKE these 2 examples!

If opportunity came knocking at your door today, how prepared would your business be? I spoke with a business owner recently, whose website was featured on a very popular podcast. Within seconds of her website being mentioned, it crashed under all that traffic. She explained: [...]Show More Summary

Here’s a proven way to get people talking about your business

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of attracting referrals, rather than pestering people for referrals. You can read that post here. Today, I’d like to share a proven way to get people talking about your business for all the right reasons. Show More Summary

How to work a room at a networking event

Someone just asked me for tips on how to work a room at a networking event. Not the advice he expected I explained that I wouldn’t spend too much time learning how to get the most from networking events. No. I’d focus on why I needed to go to networking events. I’d figure out, very […] The post How to work a room at a networking event appeared first on Jim's Marketing Blog.

2 Powerful questions every business owner needs to ask

Here are 2 powerful questions, to keep your business moving in the right direction. What are you focusing on, most of the time? Where are you investing your time and money? If your answers are not consistent with what you want to achieve, make the changes required and get back on track. Show More Summary

Stop marketing your services. Seriously. Stop it!

Afternoon tea at The Savoy in London is over £110 and there’s usually a waiting list. Of course, no one pays The Savoy all that money for afternoon tea. No. They can buy tea and cake from a shop down the street for 90% less. However, it’s not the calories people pay for. Show More Summary

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