Marketing for the Future

Marketing for the Future

Over the years marketing has become a contest, may the brightest and boldest survive. The rest get flushed. And worse yet, people will pay big money to let the big dogs market with the most amazing content you have ever seen while those maybe just starting out get looked over because they just don't have the flash and glitter. 

 

Todays world of small business has been taken by storm and people will do just about anything to pick up the next gig. 

 

When I fist started my design business, I marketed with blog posts, social media (linking to my site) and, most importantly, word of mouth. Word of mouth marketing brought me in over 10 clients in my first 6 months of business. I did good work, i worked cheaper than most and I knew what the hell I was doing. These things made my services more valuable than those with the flashy online billboards.

 

Why? 

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Generating Email Leads with TryInteract

Generating Email Leads with TryInteract

The short version is that Interact provides you with a quiz to post on your site and everyone who takes the quiz is generated to an email list of your choice.

The long version is that Interact offers both premade and completely customizable quizes to attach to your website via an HTML code. When readers pop over to the page you have specified (I chose to make it the first things readers see), they will be able to take whatever quiz you have designed. With Interact, you can literally design a quiz about absolutely anything because you can completely customize the questions. So whether it's how well they know how to knit or how much they love Johnny Depp, the quiz possibilities are endless! 

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Utilizing Automation for Your Business

Utilizing Automation for Your Business

Automation is a Hustler's BFF. No joke. Without it I would probably never get anything else done. Whether it's my social media posts for the week (month) or my blog and newsletters, automation has helped me find a routine that winds up shaving hours off my days. And today I am going to share with all of you wonderful readers the many joys in utilizing automation and how to make it work hard for you! 

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How to Start A Blog (The Truth)

How to Start A Blog (The Truth)

Any fool with an email address can read these posts and start a blog. This bogs down the internet in ways most people don't seem to grasp. I know that these bloggers are trying to share the wealth of knowledge that they have built over their time blogging but in reality, no one (and I mean no one) is going to share all their trade secrets on how to start a successful blog. 

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Hashtags That Work!

Hashtags That Work!

Hashtags used to be the stupidest thing I had ever heard of. It seemed silly to me to put a pound sign in front of a word and call it a "link". But then I started reading about them and learning more about how they can be beneficial to blogging and building a following

Hashtags are silly. And they do make you use an extra step in your process. But they work. And this post is all about which hashtags I use to generate the most views/engagement.

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How Visual Elements Increase Page Views (+ the 3 types of images every post needs)

How Visual Elements Increase Page Views (+ the 3 types of images every post needs)

Blog posts about images, why you need them how to make/get them or what each social media prefers is an age old topic. It's so age old that blog graphics are one of the most Pinned on Pinterest. It's so age old that it has been around since the bygone era of blogging (we've come a long way since getting our news and television show spoilers and recaps. Dawson's Creek anyone?). Lucky for you, here at EAE, I like to change things up a bit and put my own spin on all of the content I share. Most of the posts compare similar things, some giving more detail that others but I also really love to think outside of the box and come up with new things you may never have thought of or seen.

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The 3 Things Your Newsletter Needs (after good content)

The 3 Things Your Newsletter Needs (after good content)

Now that I have talked your ear off earlier this week about newsletters and some alternatives for sending them I am going to go ahead and tell you about the 3 things your newsletter (for those if you who still send them, hey I'm trying fir a full no newsletter conversion here ;P ) needs, after you've plugged in you main post content.

You see, a lot of bloggers make the mistake of knowing content is king and skimping on the other extremely necessary things your readers want to see in a newsletter. That's not entirely wrong, of course. Content really is king. But even so, there are a few things you can do to ensure your readers are opening those emails and clicking over to your site.

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