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Category: Online Marketing

Boost Your Non-Profit’s Bottom Line With Recurring Online Donations

There’s a common misconception that non-profits don’t make any money. But if you operate, work for or volunteer with a non-profit, you know that this couldn’t be any farther from the truth. Non-profits need money to operate and serve their communities. Sometimes, non-profits need a lot of money to accomplish their goals or carry out their mission. Often, non-profits rely on donations to meet their…

How to Grow Your Ecommerce Store with Killer Content

If you’re running an ecommerce business, then you’ll know how important it is to stay connected to your customers. Any ecommerce company requires sales to thrive, but one-off sales from the occasional client isn’t enough. You need to find a way of transforming the traffic that happens upon your business website into dedicated clients for your company. That’s where killer content comes in. Ultimately, in…

Stand Out From the Crowd and Stay One Step Ahead of Copycat Competitors

Copycats. Just when you thought you’d left these middle school nuisances behind, you see something come across your Instagram feed that looks shockingly familiar. A little too familiar… You overhear a newcomer to a networking event with an elevator pitch that you’ve heard before. That you’ve delivered before… Copycat competitors are lurking everywhere, regardless of what industry you work in. And with the proliferation of…

6 Elements of an Outstanding Small Business or Nonprofit Website – Quiz and Checklist

There are currently over one billion websites online – that’s almost one website for every four Internet users – but few of them stand out from the crowd. Many have a sense that their websites blend into the background noise of the Internet more than they should but they don’t know precisely why… or what to do about it. Yet how to stand out from…

What Your Facebook-Only Business is Missing

Most businesses these days have a Facebook presence. Some business owners have a Facebook presence and little – if anything – else. But are Facebook-only businesses missing out? Let’s take a look at some of the weaknesses of the Facebook-only business model.     Facebook’s Audience is Huge. Everyone’s on Facebook. Or at least almost anyone with an Internet connection is. Facebook is free and…

A Marketing Primer for Online Sales

In today’s online marketing vernacular, there seems to be little, if any, distinction between marketing and promotion. Many marketing “experts” even use the terms interchangeably to refer to the act of selling products online. In truth, marketing and promotion are two separate but interrelated activities. Both are essential for pushing products or services and attracting new customers. But there are some significant differences. Promotion is…

What’s The Real Cost of Creative Content?

When you think about working with a creative content professional to boost your brand or business, there are probably two things that immediately come to mind: First: “I’m going to get a personalized product that perfectly fits my business and brand!” And: “Holy crap! This is expensive!” If you were to order something like a customized ceramic pet food bowl from an artisan potter, you…

12 Ways to Use Value Added Content to Generate (and Nurture) Leads

Value added content is exclusive content that your audience cannot get anywhere else. Perhaps you have a blog and you’ve even been expanding into other forms of value added content. Yet you still are not generating the leads you want with that content. Value added content is the core of any robust inbound marketing strategy but you still need to leverage it. Merely publishing your…