Blogging, Hurdles to Blogging

Hurdles to blogging #16 – Blogging means giving away too much for free

It is a common concern that small business owners think that when writing a blog, telling people about their work or products and, especially, services, they will risk sales. They worry that people will not need to buy from them, that they will give too much away for free or worse that competitors will copy… Continue reading Hurdles to blogging #16 – Blogging means giving away too much for free

Tips and advice, Writing for Business

5,4,3,2,1…Using Content to Launch

Whether it is a new blog, service, product, package, newsletter, location, opening hours...I could go on...you need to create a powerful content plan to 'launch', whatever is new with your business. I see too many small businesses offering something really new and exciting, but there is no build up - it just suddenly appears on… Continue reading 5,4,3,2,1…Using Content to Launch

Blogging, Writing for Business

Why is blogging good for business?

10 reasons why... I could have written a lot more than 10...but I've put in the ones I think are most important and will resonate with small business owners. Blogging is time consuming and it is a commitment, but really had a lot of advantages and can be a keystone of your digital marketing strategy...and… Continue reading Why is blogging good for business?

Tips and advice

Write your 2020 Content Mission Statement

Carrying on with my "getting ready for 2020 theme" (See my other two 2020 preparation blogs below), I wanted to speak to you about the importance of a Content Mission Statement 2020 content plan 2020 SEO content trends A mission statement for your business vs a mission statement for your content Having a mission statement… Continue reading Write your 2020 Content Mission Statement

Websites

5 SEO Content Trends for 2020

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is like a game where Google keeps changing the rules whilst the rest of us try to work out what they are! From my understanding, there are four main factors which affect your ranking in a Google search, these include: Search data – the prominence and usage of keywords throughout your… Continue reading 5 SEO Content Trends for 2020

Introductions

2020 Monthly Content Plan

I am back again on the content treadmill, it always happens are we move swiftly towards the end of another quarter...and another year! In particular, I am starting to think about what might work in 2020. I am very lucky in that I am quite an ‘ideas person’. They might not always be good ideas!!!… Continue reading 2020 Monthly Content Plan

Blogging

Some blog topic inspiration…

Hands up...who is struggling with their blog content? Who is struggling to come up with ideas? Who isn't sure what to write about next? Oh, it is one of the joys of the 'content treadmill'! However, the favourite bit of my job is coming up with ideas. I love inspiring people to get excited about… Continue reading Some blog topic inspiration…

Newsletters

8 Email subject lines that work

I don't often blow my own trumpet but I have been focussing on some new approaches to the newsletters and emails I send out for my clients via Mailchimp and I've become a little obsessed with seeing an improvement in the open rate! I have spent quite a bit of time simply looking at the… Continue reading 8 Email subject lines that work

Writing for Business

Too busy to do marketing

A lovely client asked me why I bother advertising when I am so busy. She is also a sole trader and is really busy with plenty of clients. She keeps telling me that she doesn't have the time and, importantly, the inclination to create social media posts when she is: a) busy, b) doesn't need… Continue reading Too busy to do marketing

Social Media

What to say in a Live video?

Just about anything! It is not about what you say so much as deciding why you are going to say it. What is your purpose? Why are you going to start doing 'Live videos? Which sales target, marketing objective or goal are they going to help you reach? My first tip is not to worry… Continue reading What to say in a Live video?