You know what to do when your energy is fading. You drink some coffee, take a power nap, or work out. But, what do you do when it’s your business brand that’s losing its former oomph and its power is fading?
The answer: It’s time for a brand refresh. Alas, that’ll take more than some exercise or a little caffeine. That’s why we’re giving you some hints on how energize your tired brand. Continue reading
Ok, yes, we live in a digital age. Screens reign supreme, and the paper age is winding down. But it’s not finished yet! We still use paper in our business dealings all the time, and one of the most important elements of that pulpy communication is the letterhead.
Creating a branded letterhead for your business can make a huge impact in how people respond to you. It’s a chance to further extend your brand while making every letter you send more authentic and credible.
However, good letterhead design can be trickier than you think! You need to make sure that the design doesn’t overpower the text and that it delivers the necessary information in an appropriate way. Stay tuned, and we’ll go through some tips to make sure your new letterhead is looking its best! Continue reading
Email is still going strong as one of the best ways to reach your audience, and an email newsletter (ezine) is one of the best ways to engage that audience. On top of that, we now have an incredible pool of tools and services that have been created to assist the generation of attractive email newsletters.
So why is it that I still see horribly unattractive newsletters in my inbox all the time?! Just because someone has signed up for your newsletter and given you their precious email address doesn’t mean you can take them for granted! They may have decided to receive content from you, but if you don’t deliver something they actually want to read, they won’t.
Let’s look at a bunch of ways you can ensure that your email newsletter is good-looking and effective. Continue reading
If you’re like many clients who come to us, you’ve got a great idea for a program, course or product and you want to launch it online. You’ve seen many other entrepreneurs launch their thing, you’ve heard countless success stories, and launching looks like your ticket to finally making big bucks online without trading hours for dollars around the clock.
The good news is, of course it is possible to have successful launches and create a successful online business. We’ve had the opportunity to support many clients with thriving online businesses at Solamar. But it isn’t as simple as it appears from the outside looking in and there are many misconceptions about what it takes to actually pull off a successful launch.
There’s a lot going on behind the scenes, so I’m going to pull back the curtain a bit to provide some helpful insights for planning your first online launch. Continue reading
Want to grow your business and close more sales using online marketing? First, you need to attract more prospects and generate quality leads.
Online marketing lead generation is the process of attracting people who were strangers to your website and converting them into warmer prospects.
A lead is a prospective customer who has indicated interest in what your business offers by providing you with their contact information. They’ve let you know that they’re receptive to learning more and that they may be looking to hire you or buy from you.
The term conversion rate refers to the percentage of people who visit your website that take a desired action. While your ultimate goal is to gain more customers, most customers will not buy the first time they land on your site. So your initial goal should be to generate leads that you can nurture and build relationships that lead to sales.
Here are 8 ways to boost your lead conversion rate: Continue reading
When you’re thinking about online marketing, you should stop, look, and LISTEN! That’s because of the surge in digital audio as an online content marketing tool. Plus, digital audio is a medium that combines the effectiveness of radio with the added dimension of proprietary data. Additionally, digital audio gives people both control and access with the proliferation of streaming services, smart devices, IoT, WiFi, and 4G has given consumers unprecedented access to digital audio.
It used to be exclusively about visuals…the graphics, the colors, the fonts, the videos. People came to your site to look at the sights. The sounds weren’t as important. Just an afterthought. Continue reading
As a small business owner, your number one online marketing goal should be to convert website visitors into either customers or leads that will eventually become customers. The problem is, most people who land on your website don’t stick around long enough to convert.
A quick look at your Google Analytics dashboard will reveal data such as your bounce rate and Avg Time on Page. The bounce rate refers to a single-page session, meaning the visitor only landed on one page before clicking away. And Avg Time on Page gives you a general idea of the amount of time visitors are spending on your website.
If you have a high bounce rate and low time on page, there’s a good chance those numbers are affecting your bottom line.
Generally, the more time visitors spend on your site, the more likely they will be to consume your content, consider your offerings, and ultimately convert into a lead or a customer.
Here are 8 ways to keep visitors on your site longer. Continue reading