Social Media Snapshot Men vs Women (#Infographic)

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Where do you spend the bulk of your time on social media? I’m sure your answer depends on why you’re there. Let’s face it, social media can be a huge time waster and if we’re not careful, we can quickly lose track of whether or not we’re achieving our social media goals. (You are tracking […]

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3 Ways to Build Awareness and Get Ideas for Your Website Blog

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Knowing who your customer is and how your product or service meets their needs is absolutely critical to being successful in any business. (There’s really no way to get around this.) You need a focused marketing strategy and you cannot do this unless you know who your niche target customer is. Blogging is a great […]

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2 Steps to Stalking the Popular Kids and Getting More Traffic

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Stalking is a pretty strong word to use here but it’s not a bad idea to get on someone’s radar screen. All of us have stumbled upon someone who is making an impact online. Maybe they have a healthy number of quality followers. Perhaps their tweets are retweeted so much it makes you envious. Wouldn’t […]

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Want Ideas to Promote a Niche Ecommerce Site With A Blog?

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This week someone left a comment about wanting to add a blog to an ecommerce site. He recognized that it would be a great way to help drive traffic to his website but he didn’t know what to blog about. His perception was that “it is so hard to build a blog for niche ecommerce […]

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Can One Website Meet the Needs of Multiple Niche Target Markets?

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I was recently approached by a gentleman who was interested in having a website built for him. As we started our initial consultation, I commented that his domain name was somewhat generic for the product that he was building the site for. Upon further discovery, I learned that the site name was intended to cover […]

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3 Tips for Building Awareness & Getting Your Website on Track

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Ok… you’ve “opened the virtual doors” to your business/blog by telling your friends, family and anyone else who would listen. So what now? (Maybe you’re seeing flashbacks of Kevin Costner in “Field of Dreams”… “if you build it, he will come”.) As reality sets in, and you’re not seeing an increase in the number of […]

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Is Social Networking Really that Different from Face-to-Face?

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Anyone who has tried to build a business knows how important it is to build awareness. If your customers don’t know you’re out there, how are they ever going to buy from you? So, how do you build awareness? Advertising is one way but you can also network. If you’re a business with a local […]

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What is Your Marketing Message?

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“Don’t try to be all things to all people.” – I’m sure that’s a recommendation that you’ve heard before. It’s good advice. If you are trying to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of customers, you may end up being so generic that you’re not meeting the specific needs of any one target group. Focusing on […]

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5 Steps to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

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#1 Differentiate There are basically two ways to make money selling a product or service. You can either sell it cheaper than your competition or you can differentiate your business by offering something of value to your customers. If there is no difference in your product or service, people almost always base their buying decision on […]

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What Makes Good Website Design? – (Part 3 of 3)

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In part 1 of this series, I recommended that before you or your website designer begin designing your website, you understand who your target customer is. What type of a website will appeal to them? Should your site have a fun and creative feel or should it look trustworthy and serious? Are you working with an existing brand […]

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