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Personal Brand vs. Business Brand: Which One Is Best for You?

By |2020-12-15T17:27:34+13:00September 30th, 2020|Articles, Entrepreneur, Marketing|

This is a very personal question, and since it’s also a business question, there is no single right answer. Some say a personal brand is best, while others say a business brand should remain separate from your personal identity. They’re both right, sometimes.The Origins of BrandingA brand was originally a symbol that was seared onto [...]

The Best 3-Part Elevator Pitch

By |2020-12-15T17:18:37+13:00September 15th, 2020|Articles, Business, Entrepreneur, Marketing|

Make your bio sticky, clear, and shortPhoto by ismagilov on iStockThe best elevator pitch I ever heard was from Cory Huff. Cory has a website called theabundantartist.com, and when I met him at Pioneer Nation, I said, “What do you do?” He replied,I help people sell their art online.Sticky, clear, and short.I immediately thought of everyone I knew who [...]

Follow the 4-Step Marketing Cycle to Make Selling Easy

By |2020-11-01T21:39:58+13:00September 10th, 2020|Articles, Marketing|

  Selling is only pushy if you haven’t done enough pulling. Photo by Camrocker on iStock My first sales job was selling donuts door-to-door. Every Saturday morning, I would knock on the doors of strangers, introduce myself, and make my pitch. Within a few minutes, the stranger would either hand me five bucks, or shut the door in [...]

Sharing Screens on Zoom for the Visually Impaired

By |2020-11-01T22:12:54+13:00July 21st, 2020|Articles, Events, Marketing|

  Do you know what a Zoom webinar looks like in a Screen Reader? That was a trick question. It doesn’t look like anything. It sounds like something. (U.S. Air Force photo by Civ/Nan Wylie) A Screen Reader interprets website and application elements, and translates those elements into audio sounds. This enables a blind user to navigate a [...]

How to make a Lead Magnet

By |2020-12-15T17:04:19+13:00June 25th, 2020|Articles, Content Marketing, Marketing|

A Lead Magnet is a short, digestible, nicely designed example of your work. The right kind of Lead Magnet will build you an email list of potential customers who all face the same problem. If you design your Lead Magnet to solve a small problem well, you can: demonstrate your expertise, qualify your leads, [...]

Remote Culture, Communication, & Collaboration

By |2020-06-16T09:21:26+12:00June 16th, 2020|Business, Entrepreneur, Marketing|

My next Masterclass, Remote Culture, Communication, & Collaboration, is divided into three parts: Remote Culture Remote Communication Remote Collaboration (The agenda is in the title! Why didn't I think of this before?) If I was smarter, I would have named this Masterclass Remote Connection. At the center of Culture, Communication, and Collaboration is Connection. Over the [...]

The Hungry Magic of 3-Star Amazon Reviews

By |2020-02-18T12:08:44+13:00February 18th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Marketing|

Have you ever had to feed a hungry toddler? They don’t care about what you, as a grown-up, think about cooking oils. They don’t care about the nutritional content of the food. They only care that they are hungry (and what they eat should taste good). If you ask a hungry toddler which kind of [...]

Research Your Competition for Fun & Profit

By |2020-02-21T16:51:09+13:00February 12th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Marketing|

Have you ever been lost in the woods?The only way out is through, it's true, but not all directions are the same.Tramping one way might lead you closer to where you want to go; choosing the wrong direction could keep you lost, indefinitely.What is the surest method to find your way out?Find a trail.If you [...]

The Power of Free Samples

By |2020-12-07T11:38:04+13:00January 24th, 2020|Marketing|

Have you ever been in a grocery store, and been offered a free sample? Maybe it was a bite of a bagel, or guacamole, or a little sausage on a toothpick. Something small. Something interesting. Something free. After taking a bite, were you asked to become a shareholder in that company? Were you asked [...]

Gutenberg is Coming to WordPress

By |2020-02-03T11:28:33+13:00August 12th, 2018|Blog, Business, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, Geek Time, How To, Marketing, Stellar Platforms, Web Design|

The new Gutenberg editor is the future of WordPress. I've decided to take Gutenberg for a spin in advance of the core update. Since WordPress website design is the foundation of my business, I'm always testing the latest tools and upgrades in advance, for two reasons: a) I want to make sure it doesn't break [...]

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