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Email Marketing: The 7 Deadly Sins

Email Marketing: The 7 Deadly Sins

Don't Be Spammy. Don’t add people to your list who have not expressly opted in. There are laws that govern this, and the salient point of these laws is that you must have an explicit opt-in to your list. The read must know what they are signing up for and what they...

7 Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

7 Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

It's time to start thinking about holiday marketing for your small business. In fact, if you're just starting to plan your holiday marketing, you're behind. According to Crowdspring, the holiday months drive 30 percent more revenue for e-commerce businesses than other...

Email Marketing for Small Business

Email Marketing for Small Business

Email marketing for small business is an excellent way to connect with your audience, whether you're looking for sales, prospects, or just staying front of mind. When you're invited into someone's inbox (and you should always be an invited guest), it's a personal,...

Speaking: A Complete Guide to Rocking It

Speaking: A Complete Guide to Rocking It

Speaking is one of my favorite parts of my job. I have almost no stage fright, in fact, I have fun in front of an audience and I try to make sure the audience does too. What I've learned is that it's important to be authentic and relaxed, to be yourself, and to care...

WordPress: How to Use Gutenberg

WordPress: How to Use Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the new WordPress text editor. It's much different than the interface WordPress users are accustomed to, but I think that's a positive change. If you've ever posted an article on LinkedIn or Medium, you've used a very similar system. My prediction is that...

Small Business Marketing: Tell a Story

Small Business Marketing: Tell a Story

If small business marketing is your job, you must learn to tell a compelling story. Stories bring your copy to life. They make the difference between boring copy and words that mean something to the reader. Here’s an illustration of the power of story. I’m a fan of...

Instagram Video: IGTV and What to Do With It

Instagram Video: IGTV and What to Do With It

Instagram video newcomer IGTV has just been released and is waiting for your content. I tried it out a few minutes ago on my personal account (because my friends will forgive me for looking foolish if need be). I haven't spent much time on the platform watching videos...

Get a Sneak Peek at the New Gmail

Get a Sneak Peek at the New Gmail

I noticed this morning I had a link in my email window to try the new Gmail interface. I've been reading about it for a couple of weeks, and, as always, I'm excited to try something new. Even though I don't have the Snooze feature yet (I read somewhere that it's being...

Online Reviews: How to Handle Them

Online Reviews: How to Handle Them

Online Reviews Can Make or Break You Online reviews are a fact of business life. Like it or not, your customers are free to express themselves where it concerns your product or service. There's little you can do to prevent negative reviews other than provide a level...

Start a Blog From Scratch — An Easy Guide

Start a Blog From Scratch — An Easy Guide

How to Start a Blog From Scratch If you've read anything about online marketing in the past few years, you know that you need a blog. You need a blog to draw traffic to your website, to help your audience see your more personal and approachable side, and, of course,...