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How to use Google Analytics by Aferdita Pacrami CEO 90 Digital

So a huge part of what we do is just analytics so having data there to kind of explain what we do to see if it works to pretty much come up with strategies and everything is led by date. Everything is led by research or ohm, analytics dates, and things like that, so this is cool.

What we’re going to talk about today, specifically focusing on google analytics. It’s widely used analytics platform. It’s pretty, and I guess that’s what you guys are learn who this semester first thing: I’m not really going to go through how to add the tracking code and stuff, like that. That’s that’s kind of basics and Google Analytics itself as well, just really good guides for how to do this, but these a more kind of tips that maybe they might not really tell you about so first thing when you first set up with google analytics account.

You’ve got your account, your property and your main view as a default. You’ve got the all the website date of you now. Something to bear in mind with google analytics. Is that as soon as you set it up, that’s when it starts recording data. So it’s not historic its immediate and, if you add any filters to refuses, then who are likely to that tells good want to let it how to track so it completely changes what it’s trucking.

So so you have a filter soon ignore any visits from the UK. For whatever reason it literally will ignore them. So let’s say today you set up your google analytics tomorrow. You apply this filter, you leave it there for a week, then after week, you’ve removed it. That means that you’ve got a hold of completely different data, and you can see the issues with this because then you’ve got inconsistencies in your data.

So something to remember is whenever you set up, google analytics make sure that you’ve got one completely unfiltered view. This is one where you don’t apply any filters, don’t change anything and it’s their kind of as a backup, because if you make any mistakes with your filters or if you just want some clean data which is really valuable, you want to make sure that’s there and Then you can have your main here with them.

You know if you can filter IP addresses or whatever and then also set up a test where you would test out new filters before you apply because, like I said it’s, it’s immediate. So if you get that wrong, then you’ve got on the clean data so make sure always to have a test view. It’s really the core of using should have or the minimum or through it. You can have up to 25 and you can set it up. However, you want it always the three important ones.

Are your unfiltered view, your main you, where you apply some coracle, turns your document and also test view where you can test out any additional filters. Yes, so the main filter that I would first of all set up his IP filters, um. Yes, whatever business, you have you, you don’t want to track your own visits, because I could end up being misleading if everyone, your team, has come something on your site.

You know dates up, might look really impressive when in reality could be. You know half of the traffic that you’re getting any other filters depend on kind of what you’re. After so, for example, you might want to set up separate these four different other folders on your site, so you can set up these four. You know site.Com /of store and that’s one folder structure or psycho come forward. Slash dog things like that, so to kind of separate um your data into different kind of views and just to dig a bit deeper into filters.

So they’re, pretty easy to add you um analytics, already gives you kind of predefined filters that are the most common ones that you use and again one of the main ones that everyone uses an IP address filter and it’s just excluding your IP address and just a Note on IP addresses – I don’t know if everyone knows this, but a personal internet providers have a dynamic IP addresses. So, for example, if you’ve got whatever intimate you’ve got at home, your IP address will likely change every few months.

Family business providers really offer static. Ip addresses so that’s something to bear in mind when it folks bring our IP addresses. If, for example, you want to build throw your University access are not so sorry tropic, then you can set that up. You can just find out with your IP addresses for your uni and it ignores all traffic on between you guys. But if you want to filter out your home activity, you your best of doing that, maybe with location looking at other ways doing that instead of IP address, because after a few months, you’re going to have a different IP address and best case scenario.

Is you just have to update these filters every few months, which I don’t really recommend because it’s a lot of admin work worst case scenario, these IP addresses get reused by your internet providers, so somebody else subscribe to that entering our package will get your old IP Address now it’s pretty unlikely, but they might end up being a user on your website, so you unknowingly, filtered they’re out there relevant traffic.

If you have any kind of search functionality site, is to set up site search on there. It’s really valuable information because it gives you an insight into what people are looking for when they come onto your site, especially the reason one people would you say, searches, because they haven’t immediately found what they’re looking for and by seeing the keywords after entering – and you Know exactly what they’re interested in and maybe how to make the process easier for them how to make the presence of fondant that page easier for them.

So again, it’s in your main um preferences. That’s what is you just switch on the site, search, tracking, German, beautiful? So in Google this would be your profit ur q and it’s kind of the most used one in a lot of search functionality. Anything after search Q equals Tesco. This is the keyword, research for tesco stores. Some sites have additional filters, so, for example, they’ve got the main search box and then categories, and you can set that up as well, so that you can look at which categories people are selected.

For example, update you select your parameter queues and everything after this parameter is the site search. You can strip that openurl, so you don’t see it in your pointing, and you can also set up a category parameters for the counterpoise. It’s always before an equal sign. For example, here the different categories are English language in french language and very similar to the cube from turkey Ian equals and then um whatever the category.

Is there another thing to make sure to switch on when you’re studying google analytics of this on the demographics reports? So this is typically used for a remarketing data, but it’s also really useful for getting additional data analytics reports again this this future can be found in your few dates on these settings and what it does is when we go into your audience with points you can Actually see the different demographics of users that are coming onto your site and that’s really useful data I mean, in the long term, maybe want to do some surveys with the customers to find out where they are what they’re interested in.

But this is a great start about, because once you have this kind of information, you can really target your website to. You know that you know mainly 25 to 34 year olds, physiol website them and the majority of them are male. Then you have some ideas of how to target them. You also get interests as well. So you can see what else are interested in the way that Google Analytics take statements just by seeing what else are searching for a new database when they go to your site.

So because so many people use google analytics and they also have all the data from search. They could give you this information, but we need to enable um demographics in your setup. So I’m going to go through just some different types of conversions and how you can set up goals. So, first of all, goals are in your view as well are just in your viewing kollam. You can see Bulls there, and this is kind of how it looks like against you.

Some template, wolves and you can use or you can set up your own custom goals. These templates are quite good, but they fit specific purposes. So if you don’t have an e-commerce site, then you may just want to set up your own goal. So I’m going to talk a bit about micro, conversions and before I go into well. How does that are, for you have two different kinds of conversions and your micro, conversions and macro conversions.

A macro conversion is kind of your of the main conversion. It’s your answer. So, if you’re an e-commerce site, it’s the point where somebody ads as an item to the basket and makes approaches they bought a pair of shoes over something that is a macro conversion. Micro conversions are smaller conversions that lead to user to making a purchase. So it could be something like subscribing to your newsletter.

It could be spending more time on your site, so reading descriptions of the shoes reading, reviews um things like this, so things that would lead somebody to making a macro conversion your site and or you can set up with tons of conversions in Google Analytics. And it’s just in a goal set up. Okay, so a an example of a micro conversion would be time on sites. I am assuming that the more time people spend on the side the more the more interest that they are in the content, so the more they’re reading about the products, the services that I’m offer.

So I would look at the average duration on the site and see typically how long people take before they converts before the odds of basket or hook complete a form or whatever. And then I would take an average of kind of how long who was fun before making that macro conversion and I’d set that up visible. So in this case I’m saying if somebody spends five minutes for more on my site, then that’s a goal.

You can also add about you to these goals for monetary value. Um. If you have an e-commerce store, you know kind of you can add some how much each micro and macro go on what the monetary value is there. So, for example, you’ve got different products. You can add a monetary value of exactly how much each product costs curr macro go. So you know this conversion made X amount of money and at the end, just um.

You can select verify the school just to make sure that it works and say that part of a broader topic, but really before you kind of decide on what conversions. What what successes on your site! You need to really identify your business objectives. So if you say you’re a small business with an informational site, what what’s the point of the site, why are you online? What are you trying to accomplish? Are you a lead generator um? Are you a service provider? What is the point of even one? It’s kind of a really big question, so if you’re, if you’re just a blog um, then again I mean maybe you could answer in hypotheticals here, but if you’ve set up a business blog, what do you want to achieve with them? There are loads of different ID butters and links are still very important, though they’re not the most important things.

So if all you’re relying on is getting links for one blog, then it will help a fraction a bit, but not that much, because if you’re constantly getting links from one root domain than those links are less valuable and also it depends on how trust working. What the quality is of the blog, that’s linking out your business site. So if it’s kind of just a wordpress blog, then it adds very little value, whereas if it’s a really strong blog with the consistent following on constantly getting red and those links, you know it’s constantly ranking for its you post them.

That adds a lot more about. You so it’s all, contextual um! Really if you do have a link building campaign kind of wan na um, you want to variety. You don’t want to keep sending links just one place because then it kind of looks like you might have a partnership with this blog. So give you some hypotheticals if you have a business and you’re just adding a block, see that business then some reasons why you might want to do that in some, your blog could potentially help you learn: corn, um long till key phrases.

The way that your business site might not be able to because they’re bit limited in the type of content and they’re, not really targeting informational searches or mainly targeting transaction assertions, a blog is really good for that. So hypothetical ball in that case is just counting number of unique visitors, because the assumption there is that if you are constantly ranking on informational searches on long till key phrases, then you are more likely to get more visitors through to the blog.

But that would be a micro conversion and that would lead to potentially been sending this traffic on your business life by having strong calls to action on the blog. Sometimes the reporting you’ll be highlighting the number of visitors. The blog is generated for your main sites. That’s a new that’d be a good metric yeah. So again, a difference here would be blogs typically have a high bounce rate, because if you’ve got a consistent leadership, then they really just go read your latest post enemy.

They don’t do research, they don’t check out. Other pages um, but what we want to do it if you have a blog on your business site, is trying to move those readers to your business. I to make a transaction or whatever it is. You want them to do if it is spreading awareness for your business again, then you want to kind of measure things off site, um measure, how many people are talking about you in social medias.

There are several social monitoring tools out there um measure, how many people are talking about you, an external site, so not necessarily links but brand mentions. So all kind of awareness, conversions awareness balls would be mainly off your site, another hypothetical for why you might set up a blog is so again what we already talked about. This is to pass conversions to your main site. Um. There isn’t really a blueprint for this.

It’s always depend on what what you want to get out of it. So what your end result is, and once you know your end results you can come up with well, you know you’ve got your macro conversion, which is your end result, and then you can figure out different micro, conversions that lead to user to that end result. So if you do have forms and surveys I mean this – is this: this lie that I’m on now is it could example how to track that um.

I just set up a destination goal so that you get the thank you page of your survey. If there they’ve got a forum, if they’re signing up to an email newsletter or a survey by dealing when you set that up, you want to make sure at the end you send them to a unique URL. Sorry not unique hero, but thank you well so that you can track who has the medicine submitted this and then digging deeper into this? If your survey has several papers you can set up funnels, I think I yep and what funnels do is.

Let’s say your survey has five different pages: um, you know. First page is just kind of finding out about them like seeing if they can onto your survey. If you’ve got a really good survey, then yeah the first page is qualifying them and if they don’t qualify, then you send them to a page. Sir. You know sorry thank you for participating. They don’t follow by check out our other surveys here and you track that as a goalless walks.

You want to see me specifically how many users are coming to site and completing that survey. Arms polyphony, then you’ll get an idea of kind of your user group and when page one is, do you qualify page two is basic questions bundler, but your interest whatever paged me whatever? It is your surveys about so you’ve got five different pages. You set up fun ways in your goal destination, so your and route your destination is the thank you page, the funnels to the destination or each of the pages that lead to the end goal.

When you set this up – and you know if it’s a linear park – PPP they’re all required, if any, are skipped depending on what the user answers them, you know you, some of them won’t be required for then in your reporting. Once this is set up, you can see exactly where your users have dropped off. So if you’ve got a hundred people starting the survey and only 30 people go to the thing to your page, then you can look up.

You know first, how many people qualify for the survey and then at what point did they drop off Anna Vissi? Maybe page three had a very high dropout rate, then um. This is a good application of. Maybe you need to fix them. Maybe the questions are too hard. Maybe you know you know the user, don’t really understand. Maybe your surveys too long and beginning to really only need three pages. Whatever is like that’s the point to test, but yeah, if you do have a servant, you’re collecting that kind of dates are then set a destination ball with funnels when looking at your data, some of the stuff that you might want to do is compare a month On one year on year and stuff, like that, gurgaon alerts – and it’s this really easy from here – you can set date, ranges either manually or on using one of their presets compared to previous periods.

You compared to previous one previous year, whatever something that I would kind of recommend you’re, looking at monthly dates, i’ll break it down by day, you’re looking out yearly data, your best breaking it down by month, because sometimes you can get kind of a normal. These very things you know things change daily, but if they’re comparing year on year on year, what you want to do is to see if there are any seasonal trends for high light.

Anomaly is sometimes, if you get huge spikes or hear excerpts for August, let’s say whereas August in previous years, the so when is kind of roughly the same, and then you can get deep into that investigate, but yeah comparing times is really useful. Just for you know, seeing any improvement or seen seasonality, which is huge monolithic, sometimes you’ll get our traffic going down over the winter, and you know, rankings are still the same.

Everything else is still the same, but yet you’re getting less visitors on your site and instead of freaking out I’m thinking, I need to change my whole strategy. Something’s going wrong. You just compare a year on year and see. Is this normal to do? I get this visits during the winter. Do I get more visits during the autumn on same kind of thing? If your topic is increasing over the summer, you think oh yeah, this is working.

Let’s throw more budget, he thinks it’s working so well, but Chuck first see what patterns are on your data um, because the other thurs you usually do get concert. I’r going to be doing. Please look into that. So you’ve got a huge spike in June. The spike in traffic look at what kind of activity that was what you want. Maybe at some point is that way cause of traffic is that coming from. Is that the right traffic is that brand searches? Is it referrals what’s happening there? That’s where you dig deep and that’s when you can break it down in two days, um being hinter a lot of stuff with just kind of twine of your analytics data.

Something else you can do is use Google’s URL builder for me, and Google Analytics will naturally break down things into different campaign mediums and source and the reason when you would use even all builders if you’ve got a specific company. So it’s saying your university is doing any kind of winter term. Company we’ve got some new voices coming up and being able to promote them, so maybe you’re committing to buy an email by a various social other sites.

Referrals things like that. The best way to do that to kind of break it up from normal traffic, when your site is to use the URL builder going to create a unique whirl um. That looks something like this one here below that has a UTM source and it’s got all the campaign data. Now this overrides: let’s move one of the tips so, like I said, Google Analytics will already give you the source and medium, but once you set this up this world, it will wonder why puff.

So it is important that you enter this information correctly. You do understand the difference between source and this kind of stuff, because if you get it wrong, then you might get messy dates off so to go through this, but source is actually where this visit is coming from. That could be Facebook that could be google. I could be email, um does our gmail. That could be the actual site. The medium is the type of a visit, so it could be a referral.

It could be a search, organic PPC, email on. Does that make sense, some medium is the type and source is the actual place coming from campaign term is mainly used for paid keywords. Now, there’s no point of setting up your UTM tracking, if you’re doing, if you’re using AdWords, because it’s a lot better, but you can just link up your AdWords account. There is enough Google Analytics. However, if you using any other platforms that aren’t supporting with Google Analytics um the necessary, so that of like maybe um – I’m not a BBC expert, but maybe you’ve got some sort of um search platform.

Um this on social or something you’ve got and they’re finding your ad space in simpler words, that’s what you would amputated, not open on lyrics, just ignore out where it’s just sort of those two up campaign content. Hmm! This is, if you’re doing a split test, um landing page, so if you’ve got so, this is the pager tracking, sulfur, um, AC and papered / business, but you’ve got two different iterations of that page, one that highlights all the modules in the winter.

We are the one that highlights all the activities on the extra connectivities in the winter and you’re tracking, with this particular components who want to campaign sources Facebook’s its referral. But you want to see which one is more popular, the one that talks about the studies or the one that told us about the extracurricular stuff and that’s where you’d under the campaign content here. So here, for example, I would put in um studies.

So that’s person might set this up again for extracurricular tickets as a campaign content. I my campaign name is some point: your toe in your campaign once you’ve set us up in using this unique URL. So if it’s some Facebook they may share using this URL, not just sulfur, is you cable, / business and the same? If you were um, if it’s a PR campaign, it’s somebody else’s linking to you, then give them the UTM like for them to link that way.

So that it struct one traffic comes in through these lengths, then you can see it in your acquisitions section on google analytics. So this URL is what you get when you fill in this form and then let’s say you want to share this on Facebook, let’s just um. Actually, I won’t do it so mess up your analytics, but that’s the page against you with the additional stuff on my url. So all this stuff, UTM source facebook for all campaign winds, return um.

If you share that URL on stop, then anyone that clicks on that link from facebook and lands on this page, you will see it in Google Analytics under the acquisition. Their income pays. Well, anyone could set it up and come I mean you do see some thumb. Let’s set up like this um but yeah. I don’t want to run this exercise if everyone, if your data person knows if this is happening, but if you all click on this link and go to that page, then, when you check out the google analytics, you can see that as a campaign there and see How many visitors that page is sound, but i’ve seen some really interesting examples of spam using this technique to set up segments so um as a default on any report that you’ve got.

You see kind of all sessions that you want to compare it so similar to what I showed you with dates. Comparing month or month or year, you can compare um, for example, all sessions and mobile traffic or um. We can compare all sessions with them, only ones that converted and then you can kind of get um a more in-depth view of your data on segmenting your data like well, and then you can find on any report.

It’s just at the top here. You click on. Choose segments and um there’s a lot here. You can create ring segments as well and you can compare up to four segments, so you can have four different things up here and same with dashboards. If you find there’s a lot of information, Google Analytics, if you find that you’re only interested in some of the information – and you don’t want to keep scrolling here to get those separate reports – you can create dashboards.

If you create multiple dashboards and name them, you know whatever to serve your own age in dashboard, for any kind of referral, dates that you can have the hall here. Really good ones are from really good analysts and you can just add them to your own. Google analytics or modify them and then you can get into you can get them to understand about customizing a lot more by looking at what these other people are doing and kind of Highland customize things, and we have decided a list of good resources on just Google Analytics and analytics and measuring generally um, these top workloads are really good.

One of these is from is a global law, but kaushik Avinash, Kaushik ism. A really good analyst is written several books on um analytics platforms that are really useful, but a lot of the important content of his books is in his blog. Kissmetrics is the platform and they’ve got a really strong load as well. Buna metrics um also analytics has some sorry tips. Google analytics is different courses on how to use on google analytics and other platforms.

So he visit this link. You can see a number of the different courses and they’re all free and you can only get tested on it as well. At the end, if you get her here, I would recommend um using during the fundamentals course first and then going on top Tyga system is a chrome plugin behind a bum troubleshoots, your analytics installation. So if you’re setting up analytics some mistakes that I’ve seen you some, you know if our website is great, we’ve got a ten percent bounce rate, which is it is phenomenal.

It’s really low and unrealistic lilo, and when you look at that, Google Analytics you will actually it got to analytics tracking codes, help so they’re tracking one page twice, and that kind of interferes with how the bounce rate is measured and yeah. A plug-in like this can very easily tell you anything else for me right glad. I could help and thanks for having me today, thank you to all right. Bye-Bye


 

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4 uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI)in Digital Marketing

Let’s quickly look at some of the typical problems faced by digital marketers. If you are a digital marketer, you will agree that when you launch a campaign across digital media, you have a very little idea about who reades your ads or clicks on them.

So if you have a click-through rate of 1 %, it also means that 99 % of the remaining audience has decided not to click on your ads, for reasons known only to them. This leads to high cost per acquisition and subsequently huge amounts of marketing losses for brands, for example, the other day I posted one of my properties for sale on a website that aggregates real estate properties and from that day onwards the same site started.

Displaying me ads on Facebook for buying my own property, poor quality leads is the greatest cause of rift between the sales and marketing teams. You may be launching a digital campaign to reach out to adult working females, but may end up getting leads from students. If there’s anything that annoys people more than seeing 50 display ads per day from one company, it is seeing the same ads after they have made a purchase.

Maybe somewhere else most of the consumers are fed up with irrelevant content. I see foreign language ads on Facebook when I travel and get ads for categories that I don’t shop. In recently when I was surfing for some old hindi songs, I was shown an ad for a food supplement that is used only for women. So friends, there are numerous other marketing problems that you may be dealing with. However, with the help of artificial intelligence, you think of overcoming those problems and increasing the productivity of your marketing Spence.

The first use of AI in marketing is in improving your targeting using machine learning. You can reach out to the right audience at the right time and location today. Ai systems such as IBM’s Watson and Microsoft, Azure can comb through vast reams of data such as email, clicks, interests, age, location, web sites, visited shopping habits and comments, and conversations on social media customized algorithms are created, which automatically gives close to this audience and then suggests The most relevant audience for displaying your ads.

These insights can be used to create incredibly accurate, 360-degree profiles of existing and future customers. Ensuring that you only target consumers who already have the propensity to buy from you chat BOTS can be used for a variety of purposes. In marketing it can be used to get excellent quality leads chat, BOTS are hosted, live on web sites and powered by a virtual agent engine. Natural language, processing or NLP, which can be lumped in with artificial intelligence, allows a chat, bot application to understand human speech or text messages, including discerning intent.

The chat bot is programmed to understand and respond to online queries and requests. Chat. Bots can also collect pre-sales documents from prospects and gather hot leads in the simplest application. A sentiment analyzer will tell you. If the opinion exists by people about your brand or product is positive, negative or neutral. Did you know that you can customize a chat bot conversation to help the chat? Bots respond to a user sentiment? This technique delivers a smarter and more human-like artificial intelligence which can respond as per the emotions.

People show in a written chat, conversation UX experts and developers can also use this tool and find out what products and features are missing, the mark by analyzing negative emotions and product reviews, depending upon which machine learning model one uses. The efficiency of the analysis varies from 90 to 95 %, for example. Deep forest decision tree model based on neural networks is the latest machine learning model and claims to have the highest accuracy in sentiment analysis.

The fourth use of AI is in predictive analytics. The basic principle on which it works is that a customized system is set up which collects and cleans data, identifies different patterns and predicts the occurrences of unknown future events. During campaigns, you can improve the quality of your leads through predictive analytics with predictive lead scoring. An algorithm is created, considering different information such as lead field and behavioral data, social information, demographics, etc.

From there, the lead scoring algorithm then comes up with a formula that will automatically bucket your leads so that you can easily identify the most qualified ones. This will help you get much higher conversion rates and reduce your cost of client acquisition. Predictive analytics is also used for customer segmentation and sending customized messages to each segment as per their behavioral traits.

So friends, if you found this information useful, do share this short article on for users of AI in digital marketing, with your friends in the marketing fraternity. Thanks a lot for reading


 

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What Is Digital Marketing And How Can You Use It To Grow Your Business?

It makes being in business easier than ever. Let’s get into this article how’s it going everybody. My name is Brandon brashears, I do digital marketing.

I have an agency called maverick digital marketing. I also have podcasts and create content and create daily marketing articles here on YouTube. So if you are trying to grow your business or if you want to start a business, want to start an agency if you’re looking to do any of those things, then please consider subscribing, because I create daily articles that helps you to get better at marketing.

So what is digital marketing? Well, you’ve probably heard about things like content, marketing or blogs, or article creation or just in general, there’s social media marketing too, like there’s all of these different concepts and that all falls underneath the larger umbrella of digital marketing. Digital marketing is using anything on the web. To take attention and turn that attention into some kind of an action – hopefully so sometimes you’ll have people that want to sell things like on websites like Shopify or click funnels or WooCommerce, or other tools like that.

But how do we get people to go and take action that we’re looking for them to take? That’s exactly what digital marketing does now, I’m a huge proponent of content. Marketing I mean content. Marketing is a part of digital marketing where we create content, that’s relevant to a group of people. We use that content to segment those people and show those people offers there’s also pay-per-click marketing, there’s search engine, optimization, there’s social media marketing, there’s, email, marketing, there’s, ecommerce marketing, there’s all these different specialties of digital marketing, but ultimately what they do is they take attention and They turn that attention into action, and so it really is as simple as that human behavior is pretty much the same.

It’s really interesting. If you look at books like scientific advertising, it was written in the early 1900s and it’s super super relevant because it’s today, even because peoples typically behave in certain ways. So we use the what we know about human behavior to drive attention and drive traffic to different offers, and then we get people to buy typically things that they need or want based on their activity and that’s what digital marketing does now.

There’s two kinds of ways to get people to do something you can try and get people to do something by enticing them to do something or you can get people to do something because they want or need it already. Now I’m a big fan of trying to find people who want and need what I’m selling, instead of trying to make them consider that they should be buying something because it’s a lot easier to find somebody who wants something.

For example, if you’re trying to sell hamburger. What’s the most important thing that you need, some people might say: well, we need the best quality, meat or buns or lettuce, but I think that if you find a starving crowd, who is really really hungry, they’ll pay a lot of money for that cheeseburger because they Already want it and they’re starving, so that’s kind of what digital marketing does through content and other strategies.

We use attention and we take that attention segment it and then show relevant offers and make offers now a lot of times, especially with businesses. You’ll hear you know what digital marketing doesn’t really generate, return on investment for me and they get confused a lot, especially when it comes to social media, marketing or other blogs, where they’re, creating content and they’re doing a lot of work and activity, but they’re, not turning That activity into actual sales or leads, and so a lot of times, especially if they don’t have a clear strategy, digital marketing, seems really difficult.

But the way that we do digital marketing through my agency and the way that good marketers do marketing is that they’re able to measure and track their offers. They’re able to track return on investment return on adspend and typically they create one objective per campaign and they measure that objective. So most marketing in general, you start out. You’ve probably heard the term a marketing funnel and a marketing funnel is a big component of digital marketing, because we drive attention and traffic and find out people that are interested through segmentation, and then we show offers so you have three stages of the funnel there.

We have awareness which, in order for people to understand, or in order for people to do business with you, they have to know about you right and if they don’t know about you, they can’t be business. So that awareness is at the top of the funnel a lot of the content that we do and create, gets people to be aware of our content and aware of our brand so that they can take the next step in our relationship.

The next step of the funnel is the middle of the funnel, which is evaluation so once they know about you, they have to evaluate you once they’ve evaluated you, then they can convert and that conversion process happens. Once somebody becomes a customer and pays you and then hopefully they continue to convert over time. So we take the attention and the time met where people are spending time we take.

So we take places that people are spending time on, like social media networks or Google or Yahoo or Bing or other search engines or just anywhere. People are generally taking time and we drive people through different funnels. Now funnels are going to look different depending on the different stages of the purchasing process. People are in so, for example, if you have somebody that is just researching what the best kinds of cars for having a family member, never sorry for having.

So, for example, if you take somebody who just is starting off the purchase process and trying to find out what kind of cars are best for having a family, for example, that’s a very different stage of the funnel than somebody who is looking at specific lease payments On a specific model of a car, and so in general, we and depending on what your business is and depending on how you want to be targeting people who want to do business with you, you’re, going to target different stages of the funnel and be able to Drive action and activity based on what the person searching or the person engaging what their mindset is and then what action they’re looking to take.

So it’s definitely a science and an art, because your business is special and even though there’s a lot of similarities between different businesses, you’re going to know, ultimately what your clients want and need more than probably anybody else. So how is digital marketing different from traditional market? In general, it’s pretty much the same. The only difference is that it’s all done online. So in the past there have been TV advertisements, newspaper advertisements, Direct Mail, billboards, things like that.

We pretty much have an equivalent of those inside of digital marketing right, so billboard ads are like banner ads, for example, and Direct Mail is like email and newspaper and advertorials, for example, are a lot like Facebook. So there’s a lot of overlap between marketing and advertising. In general and digital marketing, it’s just that the tools and level of sophistication that we have within digital marketing allows you to track and understand exactly what’s going on what your conversion rates are, what your return on adspend is, and so for that reason it is amazing.

Most business owners have more tools now than they ever have had before. One thing, that’s so cool about digital marketing, too, is that the barrier to get started is very low, and so there’s a few things. That’s exciting about that and there’s a few things that are not so exciting about that. So, since the end buried entry is super low, you can go right now and start running. Facebook ads and you’ll be up and running within just a little bit, which is amazing.

It’s not too hard to get started. The problem is, is that it is extremely crowded and it is extremely competitive, and so if you don’t know what you’re doing you can quickly waste tons of money and a lot of people do, and so, if you ask most small business owners, have you ever run Facebook Ads almost all of them will say yes and you say great, what was the return on that spend on that? They’ll have no clue because they don’t know how to set up and measure and track things.

So I make daily marketing articles here that helps to educate you to understand exactly what you should be doing for your digital marketing and how to grow your business in a way. That’s measurable and scalable. That’s what’s important here. We need to understand. What’s working and what’s not and the only way that you can do, that is by setting specific objectives and having each of those objectives be measurable, now determine, depending on what part of the funnel you’re we’re working on if you’re generating awareness, if you’re generating a valuation Or your generate conversion you’re going to be measuring those objectives differently and in the next articles, we’ll talk about the different objectives that you should be measuring across each step of the funnel.

If you need any help, they’ll, please don’t hesitate to ask and comment below if you need any helper, if there’s anything that I can do, I love digital marketing. I’ve been doing this for about twelve years now and it has changed so much, but I just see that there is a huge opportunity for small businesses. If you are a business and you’re, not creating content and you’re, not driving people through finals, you’re going to have a really hard time to stay in business, business is shifting and it’s lingering more and more towards online.

So if you don’t stake your claim right now in the land rush, that’s happening in digital marketing, you’re going to be way behind the curve, so the best time to start is today well, the best time to start was actually yesterday, but the second best time is Today, so if you haven’t started, please let me know what I can do to help if you ever need help with anything again. Just comment below happy to answer questions and please consider subscribing.

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Advice from a Digital Marketer | How to Start a Freelance Career in Social Media Marketing in 2020

.. You know the rest. So a lot of you Are under a lot of pressure right now and facing a lot of anxiety because of The jobs scenario in the country, A lot of you – have lost your jobs or some of Them are on indefinite leave, don’t know when you’re going back and it can cause A lot of problems – and there are so many people at this moment, looking for work, From home jobs, freelance opportunities and jobs that basically won’t put them Out of a job with a scenario like this Well, I’m here to help There is an industry Right now, which is the best to be a part of That industry, is Digital Marketing.

Digital marketing is so vast. There are so many careers within this industry. I myself Work in a digital marketing agency in Mangalore called Alter Marketing. Management as a Social Media Specialist, Now digital marketing itself is so vast. It gives you a world of opportunities, and not just with regard to salary. All Brands all companies right now are on the digital sphere, because you’re on it And they’re not going to stop anytime soon.

So what are you waiting for? Get Into the digital field, right away, Now, keeping this in mind Alter Answers is Here to help you out What we thought is we’ll help you explore, learn and find the Right opportunities within digital marketing and to do that, what we’re Going to do is we’re going to spend an entire week sharing with you tips, tricks Amazing resources and even conversations we have had with experts in the industry, Who learned without having an educational background in that field? So Imagine how much help it is going to give you.

So what we’re going to do is Basically help you tell you where to start how to start, And where do we start now? We’re going to start with one of my favorite careers within digital Marketing industry, which is Social Media Marketing, If you don’t know how Important of a career social media marketing is right. Now I have attached a Link in the description please go and read, it and you’ll definitely know So to Talk about social media marketing.

I have with us a social media, marketer who’s Name is Rachit Hegde. He is a Facebook Certified Lead Trainer. He’s a Facebook Ad specialist and a lead generation specialist: He is the Co-Founder of The Small Business Project, which is based in Mumbai and he’s an Expert in something called as Performance Marketing, which is basically designing. Setting up and running ads for various companies, including healthcare, fitness As well as events, Fun fact-, if you’ve known the biggest TEDx event that Happened in Asia, which is TEDx Gateway, which happened in Mumbai, The Digital marketing, social media marketing, especially was done by Rachit and his Team Now it is amazing that we’re getting to talk to someone like this, but the Best thing about him is that he started out not after he went through a lot of Courses He started out first when he was an engineering student and he was in Charge of a battle of the bands event in his college and he wanted to promote it.

And he used Facebook and social media management practices to do it, which makes it very, very interesting and I’m sure, you’re very interested to find out how He started out So guys join me in saying Hello, Rachit, Hey Disha. What’s up How Are you doing I’m doing great? How are you doing I’m keeping well? Thank you. Okay, so thank you so much for joining us today. It’s great to have you here, The Pleasure is mine Disha.

I know it is Rachit. I know it is Anyway, I’m going to get straight to the first question, So I Know that you don’t have a background in marketing, You are an engineer by Profession and yet you choose social media marketing as a career. So what Exactly influenced you to choose it as a career or get into the field of social Media Well, first and foremost, I, like I like people I like dealing with people, And I’m very fond of technology and along the way, I think I like being Backstage working on a product or service and seeing it come to life, and I Think, somewhere along the way, you know a bridge between technology, people and Marketing got me into digital marketing.

We you Know the story about you, starting out your first gig as a social media. Marketer was when you were handling battle of the bands. Can you Tell me something about that Yeah, so I think it was. It was about six.. Six years. Ago I think it was my fourth year in college, the third or fourth year in College – I don’t remember, but I was actually made to organize an event. Called the Battle of the Bands, You know the logistics, putting it together and Also, the marketing and we were tight at tight with budgets back then right and We wanted to see how we could make do with the resources in the best possible Way – and I remember back then about six years ago, I spent like a hundred or 200 Rupees on on Facebook Ads – and you know I saw some numbers come up, so I think that Was a curious start into digital? For me, That’s really good to know, and I’m glad that you started out that Way, it’s a fun story to tell as well.

You spent a lot of time learning digital Marketing and social media marketing, so can you tell us what? How exactly did you Learn the tools and develop the skills to become a social media, marketer Well, To learn courses, there are multiple courses available online, Free and paid Depending on what you want to go for it depending, if you have a budget or not, I Think going through those courses and actually applying it and working on A portfolio because that makes a big difference.

Fortunately, for me, I reached Out to a couple of friends who were starting out their own businesses and Also people who had taken up to their family businesses So that way for me, I Got a chance to experiment and explore and try out whatever I was Learning on these different, you know these different businesses and that Became my portfolio right, It would be difficult for me to go. Get a client Because I would not have any credibility, but this way you know I was doing as Much as you know, these people got their work done at no cost or probably free It was actually a bigger favor for me to have a portfolio to present to people.

Beyond that, Let me ask you a more basic question: Because a lot of people don’t really know what a portfolio is and how Important it actually is, so if you can tell us what a portfolio is and how Exactly you built your portfolio a little more specifically, if you could Do that for us All right, so a portfolio could be very specific based On which vertical of digital marketing you want to go to because, like I said, Digital marketing is a large, you know it’s a large field, it has its own Verticals within it, You could be a person specializing in Facebook ads in Search engine optimization in affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, You Could also be building websites in general, which is your basic web Development right – and it depends where you want to showcase your, how you want to showcase your portfolio but, more importantly, where a portfolio Stands out is if you are able to showcase how you were able to present or You know showcase a growth of a business.

You associated a partner with from point A to point B during the time you are, you know you helped and worked on it. Right so that gives a better vision or sense of better standard for people. Wanting to understand what a portfolio is supposed to look like, So just to simplify, basically a portfolio, is you know your practice? It’s like a practice pitch. You create a lot Of things based on your experience and then you have it to show for your Clients in the future right Yeah best practice, because also you need to show The right kind of portfolio going forward, For example, if I have a Portfolio, for example, of of ten different kinds of businesses and if two Or three of them could be portfolios of real estate and, if I’m not too keen on Working on the real estate side, although I might have worked on it, it’s not Something I’d necessarily want to show as my portfolio, So I’ve heard that you Went to a lot of friends when you started out to get their portfolio, I mean to build your portfolio, you kind of went to them and asked if you could do Their website is that true Yeah, it worked both ways.

They said: “, hey, you’re, Doing this, your jobless, why don’t you do this?”? I said “, Yeah, great” and also I requested People, if I could try out what I was learning on their Businesses, because I was also certain that it was going to work and also it It didn’t come to all these people at a cost, so they were willing to Experiment also, So it was a win-win situation. Both ways.So portfolio is really really important when you are starting out as a social media marketer.

Yes, it goes. It holds much higher weightage than any certifications you get online. They don’t Matter: Okay, so now you’ve been in the industry for a while. Now can you tell me How long it actually takes for a freelancer to make money out of working As social media marketer as a freelance Well honestly, since I got into Digital marketing, my first three months, I think, was a lot of learning on pure Basics and it and I kept learning I I started taking projects three months.

I Mean three months into the learning phase. So if you ask me, I think I Actually started, you know making my first buck as a freelancer, probably five Months after I began my learning process, It could have begun earlier too, and This is something I would like to share you. I don’t think anyone needs to be in A hurry to earn that quick buck, because the way I look at it there are enough Businesses around us, everybody needs marketing, it’s not a big deal.

If you go Out there and actually get a client, I mean it’s really nice, but you know it’s Not too difficult What actually matters is getting the right kind of client by Showcasing the right kind of work. So if you actually end up working on yourself, Understanding tools and processes better in digital and are able to build your Portfolio well and then go and get a client that that would be a normal flow.

But if you ask me six months, I think it took me six months. I could have done it. Earlier I just chose not to That’s nice, but for people who are looking for something more specific. How much would someone with your experience make in a month just to be just to know how much that would be Sure as a freelancer, you know You can a freelancer can bill a client or a brand at you know: 20,000 Rupees a Month to 50,000 Rupees a month, even a lakh, a Month, so it depends on how much work you can handle if you can Handle two or three clients who are paying you about 40,000 Rupees a month.

Yeah, you can learn about a lakh and 40,000 Rupees a month as a freelancer, but then Again, you know, being a freelancer. Has your pros and cons, I mean you’re, a Single man team, which is going to be difficult because you can’t you know Take days off you’re going to be, you can’t handle the crisis of three Clients at the same time, so it has its pros and cons, but yeah I mean it. Depends on the individual, so anything between like say, even if you charge Three different clients: ten thousand rupees each.

You can start with at least At a thirty thousand rupees a month, So as a freelancer, you can make 30,000 a month. That’s really good! Ok, so now to get into something more Serious Now, once you developed the tools and you developed the skills to be a Social media marketer. How? And where did you find the clients? Because you know They’re not like sitting there waiting for you. How did you find your clients To be honest, with you most of my clients, I found that at a party My First client I found out at the bar quite literally and most of them, but When that that’s quite true right, I think for me personally, personal Connections has worked a lot because if you’ve done work for somebody and you Know, there’s a very and if they’re happy, there’s a very high chance that they Will refer you to their peers in their network because again, if you refer Someone good you know it’s a pat on the back as well right, because a good Referral goes a long way.

Apart from that, I did. I did use different Facebook Groups I mean everyone should be aware that every city town has some localized Facebook group or the other right where people are probably wanting something to Sell wanting a service or wanting help or whatever Every city has it a Bangalore has it Bombay, has it Bangalore, has even more localized groups for every Area like in Indranagar will have their own groups right so tapping into these Groups and not selling your products right, You want to be offering value.

People will post a question or a problem on their group. Go there help them out. Get on a call with them solve that problem. For them you never Know I mean if you manage to build a trust which I think, for me at least, has Been the biggest in a factor, because if you, if you give someone value, they are Able to trust you and they would like to work with you in the long run and then Referrals come So word of mouth is the best way to you know to get across your clients, but to make a start, you have a lot of Facebook groups that you know where People inquire and also there are there are freelance platforms: upwork.

Com Freelancer.Com are platforms, they are very competitive. You need to be, you know, Good at closing your deal to be able to get your projects on on these platforms. Because it’s a bidding, it’s a bidding way. It’s a way. You bid for a particular Project and at the same time, it is how you communicate to them to actually land Your gig, so these things matter on on platforms like this, but why I choose to Prefer, like you know, a Facebook group over and up work personally, and this is What’s worked for me is because, if I, if I establish a connection over a Facebook, Group – I don’t know it’s just that I feel there’s a friendly approach already, if Someone’s on Upwork or on freelancer.

Com, the chances of them There, on that platform for a one-time, gig is very high right On any of the Other blogs, you could look at having associating on a longer period of time. But it’s not entirely true, because you know what if I I recently did a gig on Upwork where the client said: hey, listen, I’m calling you the next time. I’r Launching this, so you know it depends on your rapport with the client Okay, so I guess, like you know, it was very interesting that you said that you Started with you know, socializing with people and that’s how you found your Clients – but I guess now, with the lockdown pandemic social distancing, that would Be impossible, So the best bet would be Facebook groups and freelancing websites & job sites, like you said, so that’s really helpful.

Thank you and The next question I have for you is, you know: a lot of people say that having a Mentor in a certain industry that you’re entering having a mentor is a Great thing, because they’ll help you, because they have experience in that Field, so do you think that having a mentor is you know, is required for Someone who’s starting out. It’s a tricky question. I can speak for myself. I don’t think it’s important to have a mentor.

I don’t think it’s important to Be confined to one person for all your advice and needs. I think it’s important To have an open mind, get your information and resources and You know advice from different people, irrespective of the kind of expertise or Industry they come from because you never know where you can find value and Pickup some information and work on it. Having said that, I do come across you.

Know I mean I’m sure we all do come across times where we, you know, we Glorify a certain personality or a person, and we are enamored by the kind Of work they do, and you know we go crazy about that. Right and it’s normal to feel that way, and I feel that too, at times with Certain people and the point is I’m aware of it, and I also choose not to be Attached to that – and I think that’s important Literally a few days ago, I was Sitting with a eight-year-old, you know helping the eight-year-old on on Something on the computer on a tool and that eight-year-old taught me a tool.

I Was really searching for on the internet for a long time right and specifically For my system requirements and I said wow thank you, you made my life a lot. Easier right, So I think anyone who can give you some kind of direction. Irrespective of who they are where they’re from they are your mentor, but Don’t restrict to one That is the best thing I have heard today. I think that we can learn Anything and everything from the people we meet from the books, we read whatever and everything and that’s really good advice.

So you know the life of a Freelancer is really glorified on social media. You know how they tell you that You know you can sit by the beach and you know you have Your laptop and you can work, and you have couples traveling the world and making Money as freelancers, so I just want to know what is the reality behind this What is your experience been like as a freelancer About working and sipping Margaritas by the beach Did you do that I have, but then you know it’s One day in your life, you’re, probably one day in your year, I mean it’s not every Day I mean you have to work, you have to be realistic.

You have to be practical, Right Yeah, there have been a few days like that and I can count the number of Days or probably 2 or 3 days in the entire yeah, but but no you know Especially the freelancer life is over-glorified on Instagram. It is I mean there are two sides: there are true and false sides to it. You have your freedom, So you can literally do what you want. Yes, but the whole flashy cars and you Know big pools the spontaneous traveling, I think a lot of it isn’t actually what It is, I do know, a couple of people who lead such lives and are very good at it.

But I also do know that a majority of people, you know, don’t actually lead Lives like that, so if you ask me, Instagram is Instagram because it’s Supposed to look good people put out their best pictures, That’s very true, okay, so now that we know what your opinion is on that, can you tell me what a day in the life of a social media marketer is a day in your life A day in My life yeah, I mean it’s, I mean just like every other job has its Own challenges and is probably hectic in its own way for us, it’s a lot of screen.

Time right I mean it’s a lot of phone times, a lot of communication and all of That, especially if you’re working on a brand where things are being launched, Posts need to be live, ads need to be live, there’s a lot of coordination and Communication right, so I begin my day by you know literally going over my tasks. Lists and things I need to be done. Normally, I have a preset set of calls. That I have scheduled for the day, which I have to Take make and that’s normally set over the weekend.

I make sure I set my calls. Ahead but then, during the rest of the time, it’s making sure things are going. All right finances are in check, clients are happy, marketing strategies are in Place coordinating with the team and every day is this probably something new A new problem to solve so there’s no definite way how the day goes. But yeah, that’s in a nutshell: that’s how it is, But you enjoy this life that you’re leading as a social media marketer I do I enjoy.

There is some method in the madness here Nice. So is there any book or you know, Resource you would recommend for someone who’s, starting out as a social media. Marketer, because I myself am very interested in the topic. And if I want to Learn usually I pick up a book or two to read about it. I am better with reading books, so is there any book or resource you would recommend You know for a person Starting out on social media and digital marketing, books are a great point to go.

For if you want to understand something in principle, the only way the only Reason is because I feel oh, and this is what I genuinely feel Digital is so dynamic, and technology updates itself so fast that if someone Has to write something down: publish a book. Go for printing, get it on the Shelves I mean that’s a lot of time. Things are redundant, they Are not updated anymore right, so I think, on the Digital side, I personally read a lot of blogs.

I read at least a minimum of 5 to 10 blogs. Every day – and I have to I read from marketing land from social media today, From social media marketing world from SEM Rush has a couple of nice blogs. Written Neil Patel writes nice stuff. Of course everyone knows These are Some of the blogs, because blogs are written more spontaneously and updated Then and there so as opposed to books Books have that principle defined.

I am But if you want to something that you want something, that’s updated, I guess Podcasts or blogs are more up-to-date. Is there any podcast that you listen to? You know religiously, I’m a person that gets bored too Quickly, I need to consume information too, and keep moving over there’s One there’s business voice is a nice podcast, but of course it’s more the business Side of things There’s an interesting podcast by Sean Ellis.

The person who Wrote who wrote the book Hacking Growth? Oh by the way you asked about the book. You asked for books right, so here’s a book called hacking growth by Sean Ellis Which is which is nice Sean has also also has a podcast, I’m not sure what It’s called, I think we can figure it out and we can put it here by But it’s it’s! It’s it’s! It’s a podcast by Sean Ellis and that’s really. Interesting for those looking at scaling startups understanding how the process The behind the stage and the behind the scenes of scaling and growing these Businesses, so that’s that’s an interesting one.

I I’m not getting the Name but yeah, I’m sure we can plug this. I will find it and I will link it here in the article, so they can go and hear the podcast Okay. So now, looking at the scenario you have had experience in this field, based on your experience and the current Scenario, what advice would you give someone who would like to start out as a Social media marketer Still a great time. There are enough businesses that are out There needing these services so yeah, it’s a great time to be getting into Social media, marketing or digital marketing any of these verticals – I don’t Think the person should look at you know making a quick buck, because there’s no Shortcut to it, Learning the tools, well, understanding them.

Experimenting, you know that that’s that’s a process. Someone needs to look Into a look into, and not look at one of these, how do you become a millionaire Overnight schemes, that’s not you, so you know, keep growing I mean, I don’t think, there’s anyone who’s an expert in this field. The industry is so dynamic, there’s so much to learn so yeah, I’m just you know. Adding this to it, what advice would you give your younger self? So when you Started out, if you know, based on whatever you have learned so far, is there Anything you would go back and tell your younger self, you know advice, you would Give your younger self basically! So it depends.

This question: are you asking me Before I did engineering after I did engineering Coz its two different answers, Say after you did Engineering After I did engineering. So after I did Engineering I applied with the two companies. Actually I applied with the Minimalist from Bombay I applied with Facebook, Singapore, Both of which I I got To quite a decent part of the interview I think, for Facebook it was the top Something thirty or something like that for the Singapore role and I think for Minimalist was the reason why I made my first trip to to Mumbai in the first Place – and we had an – I had an interview, I think, with Chirag of minimalist at that Time, I think my objective was to to find a job if I was going to be associated With companies with good visions – and you know, were here for the long run, Otherwise, I would want to choose a freelance route or an agency route that Was my objective? So if I had to do anything differently, that’s going to be Hard because I don’t think I couldn’t I would do it, I’m happy with the way we Are progressing Of course, my there are more micro level decisions.

I would have made differently. Probably I would not have signed off for signed off on certain clients. I would Not have taken on certain work because a lot of clients can slow you down. You Know and hamper your growth so that way, I think I would have avoided certain Certain clients, So now for those who are listening and reading right now, if you could give a few steps to start out as a social media marketer that would make it easy for them to transition and to get into the industry.

What would Those steps be The first first step is to learn, learn, study some courses, There enough courses, free courses online – you can put yourself through a paid Course or you could do a free course, but but then it depends on you know if you Have the bandwidth to go through a structured course and if it suits Your budget, that’s that’s a route you can take If you and soon after doing This course, or while you’re doing this course, it’s important to at least get Yourself, two clients or two prospects, or you know your uncle’s father’s friends.

Business and work on it experiment on it, so you can learn while you’re. You know, While you’re working on it, because you don’t want to be Experimenting on a person who has just given you a business and paid you and You know goof it up right If you do it well, that’s a different case, but you Know, that’s you would want to not. You would not want to get into that kind of A situation Once you finish your learning process finish your portfolio.

Building process and then decide if you want to get into a job, freelance or Start your own business, Each of them have a beautiful career path and you Know and they’re each nice in their own way. It depends if you want to work with An agency or if you want to work with a brand, if you want to freelance yourself Or if you want to build a team together and offer the same services to other People or if you have a product in mind and if you understand digital marketing, You can always sell that product using these skills right, but then you know it Again, I’m going I’m just going back to the first point of having to learn while There are so many courses paid courses out there, it’s not necessary to actually Buy a paid course there’s enough resources for free and, having said that, I mean I mean, and this is despite saying that, because we have our own course too- And and and we follow a very structured approach of how A person can learn Facebook and Instagram ads effectively and also we Teach them how and where to get clients, and you know about proposals and all of That right, So it depends what you want at the end of the day and how well you Are determined to be learning, and that would that that would be a decent start.

Saying, that your course that you launched recently in that course you’re. Basically sharing All of these things that you learnt over the years and you’re making it easy for The people who want to learn so that they can apply it very easily Yeah completely Because I didn’t know a lot of things, I didn’t work at an agency. I didn’t work. I Didn’t have a freelancer to guide me. I figured it out myself.

I compared Business models with other business models, with brands with with the Marketers, I I learned from a lot of different marketers, because one thing in Digital marketing people need to understand, is it’s okay, Learning a digital learning, digital marketing from a course from an Institute because they are teaching your basics, they’re teaching your Fundamentals, but when you learn from another marketer and I’m not just Putting myself on a pedestal, yeah, I’m just generally giving you my perspective.

If you learn from a marketer, you get a different point of view because It’s it’s at the end of the day, the job is very similar to like say a doctor. Right, If you and I have the same illness and we go to two different doctors – those Two doc doctors are going to have a different approach and give it and start And give us different prescriptions right and it’s the same thing with Marketing as well, you might have your approach and I might have my approach.

And they can be completely different and it’s okay to be completely different. But At the end of the day, you want to be learning from people who have tried. Tested those you know the and have tried, tested methods and learn from them. So Which is why I mean we are putting, in a few case, studies we’re putting in examples we’re telling people what to do, what not to do and also tell them what they can do.

Beyond learning it like how they can find a living for themselves, So whoever is reading right now, if you want to know more about Rachit’s course, we will be linking it below in The description, so you can definitely check it out, So I guess Rachit that would be the end of you know the questions that I have for now. I have too many of Them, but I’m still restricted to that much now. Thank you. So much You’ve been amazing.

The advice you gave is very practical and I know that it’s going to Help people who want to start out so thank you so much for doing this. Thank You for taking the time out and joining us on Alter Answers. Thank you, Disha. I was happy answering all these questions. I wish you guys all the best you guys Are doing some really nice stuff? Thank you so much Talk to you soon, then Byee


 

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3 Fundamentals of Building an Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

So I want your comment below. Let me know what are the bare-bones basics of an effective entertaining, so the barebone base is an effective digital marketing strategy goes on three folds.

This is the same three principles, I’m about to share with you. Well, first of all, I want you to comment below. Let me know, what do you think in your mind today is the barebone basics of a digital marketing strategy? Do you think it’s Facebook Ads? Do you think it sells funnels? Do you think its digital advertising? Do you think it’s a social platform like what is the trend that you think is it? I want you to guys comment below and let me know or what’s working for you or any questions that you have as you’re reading this article now, let’s go into it.

So the barebone base is still, in effect, there’s a marketing strategy ties into three core things. I share this with companies that are doing and just starting out, let’s say, doing zero revenue or their startup to even business they’re doing a hundred million dollars. These are the only three principles of a barebone digital marketing strategy. The only way grow business is you need traffic. You need actual people to notice about your business, pay attention to your business and follow you to be able to grow your business.

The second thing is, once you have their attention to focus in your business and they’re visiting you, then you’ll be able to convert that into leads now leaves is basically a fancy way of saying you need to have that communication blog established with that specific audience. So, whoever you’re selling through the fitness space, the mom space and the business community, you want to establish communication distribution blogs to be able to effectively influence them.

You know, send them value, add value, build that relationship and that’s what you do through emails. You do through messenger marketing, and you probably heard of right now when you go in chat, BOTS or you go on LinkedIn messaging campaigns or you do Facebook messaging campaigns or any on any platform. The social platforms are powerful because they give you a way to distribute your message with your target audience.

That’s the most important thing as the second point. The third point is revenue all right. How do you convert your traffic? Your leads into actual revenue, profits and cash flow in your business. You want to be able to turn that into three types of revenue: new revenue, new customers in your business, ascension revenue customers are existing with you and they upgrade or buy more of your products or services or complementary things that fit within your business, product line, extension Or service line extension – and the third thing is the reoccurring revenue.

You want people that are buying your part, not just the first time, but you want them to buy with you over and over again. So those are the three things they want to focus on is how to generate more traffic, get people to go into your business. They pay attention to your ABC company. They pay attention to your brand. They consume your content, they join your email list. They join your messenger, they join your LinkedIn or, if your b2b or they join your Facebook group and they’re, saying hey.

I want to start that communication process with you all know more about your business and how it you can solve my problems and provide me with the result that I want and then I’m willing to actually take my hard-earned money out and then spend it with your Business and actually pay 20, 50, 100 thousand 2000, whatever amount your product or service costs and then they’re willing to pay that into your business.

I think the biggest principle that you can get from this is that when you actually put a disproportionate amount of value with your target audience, and you build that up, then you’re going to be able to actually put more in the bank for them to invest in With you so think about this every time you give them a piece of content, you add value to them. The most effective strategy is this: you actually deposit money and their what I call the value account now the value account when you send them a article when you send them a piece of content when they read your when they read your guy when they attend your Webinar when they learn about your branding and all this stuff, you’re depositing value in your target audiences bank account and then when it comes time to transact, let’s say or start that buying relationship, and they want to spend money with you they’re much more likely to spend Money with you with you added so much more value to them.

That’s why content is such a very important play for every business. You want to figure out what is the best way? What is the value I’ll give you important question? What is the value that makes the difference to your target audience? It’s a very important question: what is the value that makes a difference to target audience, deliver that to them and as you deliver it to them, keep delivering, keep delivering and over time, they’re going to reciprocate that and they’re going to buy for him because 84 percent 60 to 80 percent – let’s say of your target audience are not going to buy for me the first time they see your message.

You need that frequency. There multiple touch points between 1 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 to 10 touch points that are value, oriented touch points to make a difference. I think that’s a fundamental principle: it doesn’t matter what business you’re in b2c, b2b, multiple audiences, product or services, doesn’t matter it’s all about how much value at your target audience, how you increase the traffic leads and sales and over time, the majority of that market.

A hundred thousand people that are finding about you, millions of people, are finding out about you. How do you maximize on every single person, instead of just the 5 to 10 %? I’d, say the 5 % that are looking for your products or services right now? That want to buy from you focus on a long term strategy and that’s the most important thing. So thanks for reading this article, I want you to comment below if you got insights from this thing, what questions you have, what is one thing that you learn from this article? How do you plan to add value to your target audience? What piece of content that you want to create anything you con them below? I just want to hear from you guys.

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What is digital marketing | digital marketing basics| digital marketing introduction| Tutorial

You did You google something today or check your facebook. Maybe did you see that funny? Article which went viral yesterday, or did you read the tweet by that famous Cricketer, if you did, then you are a part of the digital world, along with 3 Billion other people, which is 40 percent of the world’s population wow, that’s a Large number, and wherever there a huge number of people, there is huge marketing.

Opportunity, which is what digital marketing is all about at the end of This article, you will be able to understand what digital marketing is. It Scope, the blogs identify the need to go digital, why companies have to include Digital marketing, as part of their overall marketing strategy and, of course, The basic objectives are digital marketing. What it’s used for, as I mentioned before, there are three Billion people who are online today, which is close to 40 % of the world’s Population, who are these people, what are they doing? How are they doing? It we’ll take a look at that: 62 % of these people are browsing.

The Internet through their computers or desktops, 31 %, which is again a huge Number are doing school through mobile devices through their mobile phones. The Smartphone revolution has made this possible and 7 % do so through tablets. You will be surprised to know that off the total time spent on media on Electronic media, or otherwise 54 % of the time, is spent on online media to 4 % that people spend on online media 28 % the social marketing, which is in most cases, Facebook, 13 %, is micro, Blogging, which again is about Twitter and the rest of the activities, are a mix Of updating blogs, reading news, reading TV or online and other activities What is this translate when people are spending so much time on media? There is Huge opportunity for you to reach out to them during that time.

And this is a result. If you will see this graph, you will notice that budgets For paid search advertising and display advertising, both of which are Fundamentals of digital marketing have been increasing over the years this year. It is estimated that there will be a spend of 126 billion dollars. The Increase in digital spend is almost three times increase in the total ad Expenditure for marketing when we spoke about search advertising.

Where is this Money being spent, this again, is related to. Where is the time being spent this Graph shows you that the Google search engine has a largest chunk, followed by Baidu and Yahoo and Bing when people invest on search advertising. They put up ads on the search Network. I’ll show you what I’m talking about. This is a Google search engine results page for a query office box for women. You will notice that, apart from the organic stuff that you see on the page, Actually, which is way down the page, the ads dominate the page These are sponsored results and you will see a slightly yellowish orange tag.

Indicating that they are ads what happens if I have found a website that I Want to go to and then I leave the search engine page. This is what happens. In this case, I was looking for sites about cakes and baking and I came to This website, but there’s an opportunity for me to see an ad here as well, so There you go how’s this for intention, a as you saw in a previous slide: 28 Percent of your time is spent on social media, which in most cases is Predominantly Facebook, but Facebook has space for ads too.

In this example, you Can see ads or furniture for child wear and for sunglasses email marketing is Another important branch have you ever: got emails about luhan’s or construction. Of you houses, or about eBay or Amazon in a new office, if you have you know what I’r talking about, why are three billion people online? What Is this thing about digital media that is attracting everyone? Let’s see that in Detail or a user, the digital media offers Multiple blogs and devices to do what they want to do.

They have a wide range Of sites the social media to connect with to maintain relationships, this Cross device integration, you can start on a desktop, go through a mobile and end On your tab, there’s also better decision-making. This Huge number of choices wan na buy a bag there. Ten sites that’ll offer you one With five sites, probably offering you better discounts than what you can get At the store – and of course they are easy to buy and Return you’re going to come home and deliver to you and if you want to return It in most cases they going to pick it up as well and, of course, with one it’s Another payment gateways buying online is easier than ever before for a Marketer, there are loads of reasons, relevance.

I will compare this aspect to Traditional advertising, if you are driving down a road and you see a Hoarding about, let’s say jewelry you may or may not be wanting to buy jewelry at That point, you may not have the money for it or may not be in a mode for it. But if you are looking online and say want to buy your rings online, I want to Buy jewelry online and you see ads that are relevant to you from a jewelry store.

That has an extremely high degree of relevance as compared to the hoarding That you see on the road personalization Cases, Google and Facebook and other sites that you use collect a lot of Information about you, which is legal, but they can use this information to create A better advertising experience for you, you can even see emails where your name Is highlighted, for example, I see emails that read hello Jasmine.

Would you like a Loan today or you could see ads that could be based on your previous browsing. History, if you have been shopping for diapers for your kid, you could see ads. That say, maybe you should buy a new diaper back again. Effectiveness is a big driver for Digital marketing, traditional media over time has become super expensive, placing An ad in the newspaper or buying a holding for a month is a large outlay of Money, whereas digital marketing can probably started off with one tenth of That investment, the digital media, is also an extremely measurable medium.

Going back to the example of the road and hoarding you may not have an exact Count of how many people actually saw the ad on the touring, you will not know How many people went into your store because of that wording, and you will Never know how many people bought that particular item because of what they saw. On that particular Road, unless of course that was the only marketing media that You were using at that point of time, but digital media.

You can track this to the Very last click. You will know how many people came to your site from where they Came what they saw on your site and what they bought? What was the value of that Purchase and will they come back again, you can track that as well. Digital campaigns are extremely scalable campaigns. If I create a campaign for the Us today I can easily replicate it for India tomorrow there is no permissions.

Involved, there’s no time involved. It’s all done within a few clicks. How engaged Can you be with the holding on the road? Can you talk to it and you change it? You Can’t but you can be super engaged with an interactive ad that you see on a Website we will see examples later where you can actually make the ad work for You you can make characters in the ads. Do different things by clicking a mouse.

Around that is engagement. What do I mean by a level playing field? If I were a Small little business, obviously I will not have the monies involved to compete. With a large player a national player, but you can do so in digital marketing, you can actually decide where your ads Will show to how many people they will show and if your ads are of high quality You might actually end up paying lesser, then the bigger players in your market And, of course, there is the ability to go viral How many of your friends ever passed down a paper cutting to you and said wow Look at this ad not likely, but a lot of them must have shared a wonderful ad on Their Facebook profiles and that multiplies that is free advertising.

Let’s look at the objectives of digital marketing: Driving sales and leads: this is direct response marketing, where your campaigns Will get people to buy something from your website? In some cases they may not Want to buy something but probably convert to a lead where they will sign. Up or a coat or sign up for a subscription if you’re, a small brand That nobody knows about or if a huge plan but introducing a new Product a new addition to your product line and you want to increase brand Awareness digital marketing is the answer for businesses that are not Really selling a product and don’t need sales or leads or not, advertising a Product, but just want people to come to this site could be a new site, could be a Blog about cooking could be something about the environment that you want to.

Talk about basically you’re driving people to your site, and this can be done. To digital marketing user behavior is an important factor in advertising. There is A difference between how it is treated in traditional media and digital media Let’s look at a few factors that matter in digital marketing, page of results. There’s a funny quote: That I read the other day that the best place to bury somebody is on the second Page of results, because they’re never going to be found if you are not in the First page of a search engines results: nobody is ever going to click in and see Your ads, so it’s important to be in the midst of action, which is on the first Page first fold is that part of the website That you see without scrolling down again most people are not involved.

Enough to scroll down and therefore, if you want your message to be heard, it’s Important to be in the first fold, we need a right mix of text and images. Too much text will make it look like a newspaper too bookish too much images. Will look like clutter in fact, there’s a term called banner blindness where the Brain is attuned to tuning out stuff, which looks like too much of ads. So you Need to have the right mix of text and images, clarity of content, somebody who Comes to your website needs to understand what your website is.

All About he shouldn’t have to be clicking through five or six links to get a gist. Or what your site is about, it needs to be there upfront, clear and easy to Understand a call to action is a signal to the user about what he has to do. What Do you want people to do when they come to your site? Do you want them to buy Something do you want them to sign up somewhere? Do you want them to give them Your email id: what do you want them to do unless you tell them clearly they are Not going to be able to understand quick and easy navigation is very important.

Fact have you ever been to websites, but you try hitting the back button and you Come back out of the site, if you have that’s terrible, is it it? A user needs to Understand how he can move from one page on the site to another A prominent back button a home button. All this will help security security is a major concern. Because there’s lots of commercial transactions happening on the web, you Put in your credit card details, you don’t want to be fished, but you don’t Want to end up spending a lot of money unintentionally, the security is Important in US resources in creating a secure atmosphere for your users, Responsiveness in this world of social media, but people expect you to talk back To them brands have a very important responsibility of responding back to the User, if somebody posts on a brand’s page that I didn’t get this product or it was Bad, it becomes important for the brand to respond back and say we’re sorry.

We Will look into it if you don’t, that leaves a very bitter taste in the users. Mouth so read out for responsiveness. That brings us to the end of this model. Let’s take a look at what we learned, we learned that exponential growth and Digital highway or the digital world is a huge opportunity for marketers users. Can be reached in various blogs search display social media email, Marketing and more the benefits of digital marketing are Numerous of your important ones are relevance, measure ability and Scalability the main objectives, additional marketing and driving sales And leads clicks to your site or increasing brand awareness and finally We learned about how user behavior in the digital world is different from the Traditional world and what this sets expectations for, what factors are Important when you look at a digital marketing campaign, Thank you.


 

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Digital Marketing Tips With Emmanuel Obuya

So this the topic right now is about digital marketing, and I have the main man himself he’s been here before, but before I introduce him readful for blog on Twitter. Right, therefore underscore blog on Instagram and right.

If F on Facebook is the way to interact with us, don’t forget: we have something special in conjunction with Panera for Easter and the question was simple: what would you have in your Easter basket and why this is a basket that you’re going to give somebody special In your life during Easter, what would you have in there and why – and this will give you a chance to win a double ticket or a ticket for you and your other person that you want to take out so keep them coming, we’ll announce the winners towards The end of the show, so the main man himself is here with us: the digital marketing guru guru, Sam, yes, good – to see you good to see you again, don’t forget to give your camera is number four.

Maybe you can reintroduce yourself? Okay, my name is Emanuel Ax, my digital marketing strategist, and I also a student yeah, so students at KCA School of Business, studying vit all right and you’re a digital marketing guru. Yes, so you have your own company. Yes, I have my own company, where blogs, so we basically do digital marketing and also social media management, digital marketing and social media management.

This is something you had a passion for way back since ice cream yeah, you just turned 20 by the way. Yeah, it’s a digital marketing is your phone, but before we get into that craft of digital marketing and why the need for digital marketing in 2019 – the brief history about booyah, so people can get inside, whom I study so way back in from to in high school. At passion for social media, you know cz to call your Facebook, you are enthusiastic, you a little care, so you could compete likes and all that and follow us.

So I realized that we have opportunities online because right now many people they are trying to venture in towards the in thing now and that is their social media and stuff like that. So when I complete school in 2017, so I decided to do words, my passion, so that is online stuff, also yeah. So last year I realized that we have opportunities online. So I get I got support for my family and now I it turned your business.

Your business, your social media, what type of support did you get from you? You know for our business, you have capital, capital is number yes number, and so that is the key thing. This spirit, determination and also hard work, all right, yeah so cap. So you got from your parents yeah. What did you spend on your capital? Oh, so I did my branding. You know you need to get a website. You need to do your branding like the local stuff like that yeah.

So that is basically what I do with my captors and also you know you have to register the business. So it’s a registered company yeah, so you’re a blogger as well. Uranium touch them. What is your topic of conversation in your blog, so I’m trying to okay in my blog, I’m trying to like get the business. You know right now, I’m trying to tell that story that the impact of social media for business. You know right now, everybody’s many businesses.

They open daily, but they don’t know how they don’t know how to vent into social media. So I’m trying to teach them how that is done through social media and also my part of my target is the youth you know many of them is use social media. It’s not about the likes and the followers, but you can convert it to some social medias. You can earn from social media. So that is the story that I’m trying to tell that.

Is it sure, you’re trying to tear on your blogs how to read some of your wife? Oh you can just log on to weblog calm. Also, social media handles are to be a blog, of course, yeah across every social media. Thank you very much. Mister we’re. So our topics today not too complex for somebody like you, we don’t adverse experience like this I’d like to start on the branding tip. What is the importance of branding and what is branding mean to you for business for Neiman who’s? Reading, okay, you know branding is like your CV for a business so for digital branding.

You have to understand what you want to venture into like your audience. You know, if you, let me say, you’re an equal casual like company. You cannot target entertainment. Also, you have to understand your audience and also you have to create the content that it’s inline in the audience. So the understanding your audience is very key and also the type of content that you create for your audience is very key people say also, you know, branding not about the logo having the logo.

Maybe you print t-shirts, so you have to venture into your audience and also the content that you give yeah. The brand needs to be understood goes past. The t-shirt goes past, the cups, the guards – and I can’t say everything branding – goes past – that yeah the people need to understand the brand yeah. So this, how do the people get to answer so? I have business, say: buddy muscles technologies. I have my logo there.

It’s on facebook, my facebook cover wall, my twitter, it’s everywhere some caps it on its own t-shirts. What is the next step for me for this branding? Traveling? Okay, for you you after getting that you must know how to engage with your audience. You know you! You have to engage your audience, you cannot have a dialogue ian’s. So after creating that content, you you can use tools. You know there are various tools that you can use to understand your audience and also engage with them in that line, and also would you I taught you on to achieve.

You know yeah all right so they’re questions that you ask yourself what what you want to achieve with a brand. Maybe what you you want to right now, event campaign, what you want to achieve for the event and all right, yeah, all right. So you need this down and you tabulate. You come up with a strategy with a strategy. Well now you’re going to get here. These are some of the services you offer as you do, your blog’s yeah, wonderful.

So when it comes to marketing, I like to approach it in a three-dimensional way. So where we have the we have the strategy, we have what you want to achieve and analysis here, hmm all right to coming up with the strategy. Some people will ask all right: how do I go with the strategy? I just have an event. Okay, I just I just want to sell clothes yeah I just want to sell suits. How do I come up with a strategy? Okay, your strategy will depend in in very many ways like I’d, say what you want to achieve like for running an event.

You understand your target, you know your niche after that also you’ll walk in there. If you want to run a campaign, you do budget. You know we have various like the online tools that you can use to do that yeah. So the tools are the next step, all right. So how do you pick the right tool for the right thing? Because we have so many tools we have from? What’s up to YouTube yeah as platforms, so with that for picking the right tools, you like, let me say for for right now, you we are trying to to getting into the trends what is trending yeah, so you can also use that like commands the way you Pick into here, because so you can, you can check into that and also because people may get use into it, and they relate that in into your your strategy.

Oh yeah, so what’s training is one of the ways you can and paper. What is the other way? You can use to pick a tool, see a tool that matches your brand. Okay. Also, you can use the influence of marketing. You can use storytelling yeah. All right, you can also use to italic yeah influencer marketing is familiar with me. What is this reach enemy? Okay? So this very telling thing you are trying to engage your audience.

You still, as you tell a story when you open up in Damn Channel, so you tell a story in relation to what you you intend to run yeah all right. So after you come up with the strategy, you come up where you pick the specific tools that you want. There comes the big task now of getting your data and analyzing this data and getting to understand the impact on what you’ve done, and maybe you can use this in what you’re going to do this, what you’re going to do next? How do you do this? That is very important, so we have tools like you know.

You have to to know how you are you’re performing, so we have various social media tools that you can use to analyze your data on Twitter. We have Chris desk, you can use you incorporate there. Let me say the application article, you, a social media platform, so you you will be able to gather starts and you know starts – are very important because you’ll know where you and what you intend to achieve.

Yes, and also you really improve on where you go wrong and all that, so we can use to desk on social media. You can also use some all. So there are various tools you can use yeah alright. So that is very important. You make sure every campaign that you have you have for myself in my business, I used the data to do my report for my clients, we, like, after certain period of time I have to do a report where I my and what I intend to achieve at The end of maybe a week or a month right, yeah, wonderful – that is, that is amazing in theory, but so we deep are reading us right now and say that they’re doing their own things online.

Some of them are actors. Some of them of some of them are tech, guys somebody creating an app somewhere and some of them, some of them. I have been cabdrivers, some of them are providing. I really mean had lessons makeup artists, so this is somebody will see thousands of followers and they want to take it to the next step, convert this to a business into a business. Yes, what are some of the tools you tell them? Ok, I’ll! Stick to your content, your content, you know, if you let me see if you post a picture, it has to be quality.

Content like it will make me maybe to comment or something or to like it. So yes, yes, your caption is very important because that is what drives me to your post yeah. So maybe, if you are doing marketing, so I love to check that so your content is very key. Yeah yeah, a lot of beauty. You even knew you know yourself like nowadays. Instagram is very that it has very that so like if you check on your content, it’s very key yeah yeah, so you will untie this dirty content, yeah you’re against it you’re against it.

All right, probably publicist will say. There’s nothing like that: publicity yeah for business yeah so never goes bad or good content. Oh what people will presume or receive, but yeah it doesn’t really matter. Publicists will say: publicity is publicity. You you have anything against this. That is cheap publicity. According to you, yeah, you need to go for the expensive good. It won’t be desperate, shows desperation, anything all right, wonderful, so back to your company now so the services you offer yeah so far.

If I was to tell you give me a list or a brief bio of the substance you offer as a company, so people can get to understand what a digital marketing company okay! So it’s a digital marketing agency, so we are blog. So I basically do digital marketing and also more social media. So I manage the social media platforms on your behalf for your business. You know, let me say, like a Safaricom, you know we are various guys that do they they things at the back end.

People respond to us and now they are very like they try to engage you the audience. What I was talking about, like you, let me say, like somebody answers you replies with you, a more that’s laughs, and even people like that, so you manage such people. Social media planners – and you know it so – yeah yeah content creation want education, yeah all right so, which leads to my next question. Yeah say: I’m a brand yeah and another company is managing my social media.

Don’t you feel like there’s a mess between me and the people? I should be connected with they’ll. Be a mess. They’ll miss something yeah somehow, but you can do do everything yourself you, you must have a team to work with, gets to a point where you can do it. Yes, of course, and also like somebody who understand what it takes. Because, let me say you you. Sometimes you are not able to do that, so you get the right people to do it right as a digital marketing company.

What are some of the steps you take to make it as as possible as possible, even though it’s not by talking to the fans? Okay, he like that talking about also some of those that I’m trying to be unique. Yeah most you trying to be unique, yeah, wonderful man just give them your social media and also you can follow me across it. So we are blogs, and also log on to be a blog, that Yeah right uh-huh. So here is what we speculate and predict the future.

What is how the future trends you have seen in in digital marketing, digital marketing? You should be prepared for, like some skills that are ok. You are not going to be happen in 2020, just leave the villain, ok, so Facebook has become a marketplace and every business they are running into Facebook. They are doing promotions. So very many we put the check and Facebook and also what’s up, is rising at all so soon we’ll get marketing.

Also, even you know, what’s up statuses, so yeah so yeah yeah. So let me say: if you have 500 contacts, make good use of the contacts you can do marketing on, so only your words upset us. Let me say you have an event you can share and be sure one or two people may turn up. So don’t think that we can separate us wonderful, so what’s up is something to read out for what’s up here, Facebook is going to be a market.

If actually it is a market, it’s already a market yeah. What do you mean when you say marketplace? People are buying and selling goods what I mean by marketplace everybody’s on Facebook event, my show she’s on Facebook, so even the mom imboca are today as she’s able to log in and check so maybe if she sees something, maybe because she can decide to buy something On Facebook, so that is what I mean all right yeah, so she can see something really here, so it doesn’t be narrow down.

Yeah everybody very useful on Facebook. Here this is what you mean yeah. So it’s something to look out for yeah Facebook, if you’re not on Facebook and if you’re not doing your business will face me meat, basically business, basically business what’s up is a that is going to be your hands man. I think you mentioned Instagram or say I don’t know Instagram so has Instagram also Instagram stories yeah.

That is also some other things that are rising Instagram stories, some of things, and it is the best platform to engage with you with your audience. Your followers yeah yeah. Thank you very much, mr. Bullocks, as we wrap this up, I know you guys from business school unite and your conversation with boots. Okay, so I’ll not quit anything baby so like to my fellow youth, just be, you know, be consistent in what you do and also hard work.

I need termination, that’s all hard work and determination. That’s all thanks! So much mr. Booth, yes, we’ve come to the end of this particular segment, so I hope you brought some inside. If you have any questions for us. 25 for centers are white, 5, 4 and description on Instagram invites my phone Facebook, don’t forget the hashtag entrepreneurship, Tuesday or Y, and the morning Hilda with it, is coming up next with one of my best photographers in the country.

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The Mailchimp email campaign layout that gets the best results

Com.Au and I amber Mailchimp partner Today, I’m going to cover a very effective email campaign design, that’s simple, to create and converts First just to show that other major organizations use the same layout. Let me show you some examples. First off: let’s look at Disney. This is a recent Disney email campaign that I received I’ll just go through very quickly. What I’m seeing So I’m seeing the logo an image text button.

So typically our email doesn’t contain the full story. We give people a teaser. A few lines of text and we then have a button or a call to action that they go somewhere else, And this is what we would call a newsletter, because it’s more than one story For many organizations, just one article or one story on an email is Sufficient but let’s go back again So we’ve got here and please notice that it’s not full width either.

This email, So logo image text, button, image, text, button, image, text, button, Okay, and this is Disney a very big organization. Let’s look at Toyota, So this is Toyota. Australia sent me this this email There’s quite a bit going on, but but I’ll just show you how it’s very similar to that Disney one that we looked at in layout. So we’ve got logo and I’ll ignore this bit. So logo heading text, button image, They’ve, dropped the image down below and in the separate article I’ll cover.

Why they’ve done this and it’s a great idea? So logo header text button image and then they’ve got more than one story, so they continue with header text button image and it carries on and on and on So they just repeat what they’re doing Now: single-column it’s not even full width, but this is very typical. So the more you look at them, whether they’re, those Uber emails or whatever you receive you’ll notice, this exact layout, where it is logo, heading text, button image, But the image can be up or down, But let’s go into Mailchimp and I’ll.

Show you how to create this very quickly: You’ll notice that I’m in the campaign section or the campaign builder section of Mailchimp, So I’m going to click “, create campaign” to create an email campaign, I’m creating an email campaign, I’m creating a “, regular, campaign” and I’ll. Just name it I could call this anything. I want to and I’ll click “ begin”, I’m not going to use a template. What I’ll actually do is create this using a Mailchimp layout which works really well and then in the future.

I can just copy the campaign and it’ll retain my layout and so on. So I would of course start at the top and work my way down, but for this demo I’m going to click “, design, email” And again, I’m not going to use a saved template. I’r going to use this basic one column template So I’ve clicked on that. I’r in the email campaign builder. I would add my logo at the top. So let me build the blocks Mailchimp’s included in the layout some default blocks, but for now I’ll just show you that I can I’ll just delete the social blocks and there’s actually another horizontal line there, which I’ll just click delete to delete that So those ones we Looked at Disney Toyota logo and then typically, they had an image So logo, image text, Sorry, logo, image, heading text and then we’ll just drag and drop the button across here and there we go Now.

If we had more than one story, we would just copy that that will replicate them and that and honestly that’s the same as the Disney we saw. It really is again logo image text button, but we’ve added a header in there, which is a good idea as well So again in the future. What we can do is we would create our email email campaign, send that and in the future, we’ll just replicate it copy it, and it already has our logo.

It already has the layout and so on Nice and simple, and it’s what the organizations that are getting great results with email marketing are doing. Thank you for joining me.


 

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Role Of SEO In Digital Marketing

The problem is like As a business owner like, how do we figure out How much time to put it and Where So, I want to take a step back and talk to you about what’s most important And how do you distribute it So, the most important thing you can do as a business Owner is to get those great ideas out of your mind and onto paper. So a couple Things that we’ve been doing is we just sit down. We open up a recorder on our Laptop or a recording app and I interview the clients on a concept So Let’s say I’m going to interview a client on keyword, research tools, I pull Up in Google Keyword research tools, I’ve got it right in front of me and I start Asking questions of the person who I’m interviewing Now remember: I’m recording This the whole time Between 3 & 5 minutes, we’ll give you about 900 words.

Now this is really important, because now, in less than 10 minutes I’ve been able To get a 900 word document from you, the thought leader, And then I take it to a Transcription service, like rev, R-E-V, dot com And I have it transcribed And within Minutes I get the transcription of the audio, Then we take that content and we Send it off to our social media, people, our bloggers and our podcast or whatever We want to use that to distribute it, Take an ownership of that piece because That’s what your expertise is, Then we’re looking at a digital marketing strategy.

You say: “, Okay, guys, Here’s my one piece.”! So then your social media company slices And dices that into social media posts or Instagram stories, Then that same Piece gets written up in a blog with images, Then that same piece becomes a Topic for your podcast, and you talk about that with an expert in the Industry, So I don’t want you to think about “ How many different things do I Have to do?”, I want you think about being a thought leader on one topic And then You give that to the vendors in your life, your social media, your You’re content, writers, Let them take it and repurpose it like crazy, A good Digital marketing strategy has to start with an excellent piece of content And Then, once you record yourself, you could be driving to work, You could be.

I don’t Know on your own at home, and you just want to dictate or walk around the Apartment or walk around your office Have a sticky note with 3 or 4 Keyword ideas And just talk about them for 5 to 6 minutes You’re going to get A ton of content: have it transcribed then hand it off to the vendors in your Life, This is what you should be focusing on from a digital marketing: strategist. You are the expert, you are the professor, Take the time to pick one concept that You’re, an expert in and record yourself, Then let the experts in your life figure Out how to slice-and-dice it repurpose it so that you can get everyone on every Social media blog – That is a real digital strategy based on search engine Optimization key words that you want to be findable for, But then you take your Vision, your voice is an expert and you create the content that matters.

That’s What turns a digital marketing strategy into something that works and something That falls flat. Do it right? A good digital marketing strategy is just the Tip of the iceberg, My book Marketing Espionage, how to spy on yourself, your Prospects and your competitors to dominate online is the ultimate guide in An easy non-technical format on how to become the most findable business online. It lays out your whole strategy, as well as talks about implementation tactics.

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11 social media marketing tips for musicians

For what you should be doing and what you should be focusing on when trying to Get fans to your shows, pound-for-pound email is still the best online marketing Platform for promoting bands, and their shows, a good mailing list – is crucial for Building a fanbase who will buy your concert? Tickets, your merchandise, Patronize venues and buy beer when age-appropriate.

Well, this the fans Cultivated for your band newsletter is more dependable than fans on social Network follows and likes on platforms like Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram or Twitter, one method for getting people to sign up for your email list could be a Sweepstakes, you can give away tickets to future, shows merchandise or downloads of Music and articles, while you’re building out your email list do the same with Your SMS text list and use it don’t be as aggressive as with your email.

Marketing, though, perhaps send out a text before your next event, maybe a week Before and then maybe a day before and be sure you segment your SMS text list, By area codes and use that appropriately so you’re, not spamming fans in Kansas, About your next show in Kentucky in some large metro areas, there shows all over The city on any given day or night, don’t price yourself out of that market during The last South by Southwest Conference in Austin live nation labs reveal that They have commissioned studies which concluded that the ticket price and the Associated fees and taxes is the number one reason why fans decide on attending Live shows or not you’re, building an audience here and many folks in Attendance are taking a risk on a band that they’ve never heard of before make It worth their while you might have to take a hit early on.

While you build your Brand, but if they like you, they might buy your seat. Or other merchandise after the show plenty of your fans will say: they’re Coming to your show, but those who have pre purchased a ticket definitely will And even if they don’t you’ve already earned the revenue from the unused Ticket look for ways to encourage fans to buy tickets sooner if you’re needing To drive sales in a more predictable manner, one technique may be to offer the First, 50 ticket buyers a chance to go to the venue early on the day of the show.

And meet the band for autographs during sound check, don’t reveal who the first 50 are until you sold the first 150 250 or 500 tickets, or not a particular date. And time another technique would be to bundle the tickets with free downloads, Of your latest release, but only award the free downloads to the first 500 Ticket buyers, I think you get the point here. Just get creative and check with a Lawyer within the contest that you run because you can get yourself into Trouble fast with the FTC and not even know it assume the people you’re Promoting to have never heard of your band before when you’re writing your Description about your gig be accurate and current and better yet send a link.

To a article photos, reviews or EPK with tracks that they can sample, don’t be Afraid to find your audience from Twitter YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Accounts of similar bands talk directly to the fans of the music that is similar To yours and be responsible for being the one who starts a relationship, you Can also connect with fans in the comments sections of online music blogs. And magazines, don’t be afraid to reach out.

You already have your love of music In common and fans, absolutely love connecting with artists post your events and invite people no More than two weeks before the show date on Facebook too early, then people Completely forget repost new info about the event a week out three days out and On the morning of your event, find fans on Instagram and Twitter and ask them to Repost and retweet your posts using a hashtag with the name of your band Trending Twitter hashtags can make the front page of Google so mastering Twitter and contemporarily boost your organic SEO, which can in turn have a Permanent positive impact on your search rankings, while most of your Facebook Work should be done well in advance.

Twitter and Instagram are best use. Just A couple of days before the show and definitely the night before in the day, Of the show also make sure the venues you’re playing are promoting the show on Their Instagram or Twitter or Facebook YouTube tik-tok, snapchat blog tumblr, AOL Compuserve Friendster myspace geo cities and probably their dog store pages as Well, let’s be honest: Facebook has at best flatlined and at worst and most Likely it’s on its way out, but it’s still too big to ignore.

There are Several companies who can create a customized Facebook page for your band, I’ve used page modo and wildfire with great success in the past. If you like to Get your hands dirty and code yourself. You can build your own solution, though. Just start at the Facebook developer site: let’s get old-school now for a second, a Few weeks before your local show notify magazines and music pop culture.

Sites about your concert, these should be editorial sites like the Dallas Observer Nashville scene, the Free Press in LA and the Houston press, as well as websites Devoted to local event listings like guide, live bands in town and eventful Send them a very brief, well-written description of the show, a list of Notable shows that you’ve played in the past links to positive reviews. Impressive web traffic numbers that the band has had on their own website in on Social media accounts and a web ready search engine optimized image of the Band only submit the websites that list shows that are similar to the genre of Music, that you’re being plays, there’s no point in wasting your time.

If you know You’re not going to get listed on the site now. None of this is hard, but there Are no quick solutions either you ever heard of elbow grease, get it out because You’re going to need it everything that I’ve mentioned in this List is based upon organic online marketing techniques. It’s all online Marketing one on one to anyone who is savvy to SEO social media or other kinds. Of internet marketing with that said, it only works when you stick to it.

Build Your audience and cultivate your relationships with your fans. If you Don’t believe me look at the fans who have followed East Texas, indie rockers Eisley around the world on and offline, you can also ask decades-old members of The KISS Army, gene and Paul realized how important steady organic growth of their Fan base was to building a career in music long before the internet was Around approached local radio and TV stations about doing spots on the air The day of your shows approached local newspapers and offer interviews of the Band to be printed the day before the show they’re going to be told.

No thank You 999 times out of a thousand, but there’s nothing equal to getting local Coverage in a market that not only opens you up to thousands of potential fans, But it gives your bands brand instant credibility, assuming that the interview Goes well now, I want to know what you think, so I can create the kind of Content that you want to see leave a comment for me or let me know what Questions you have, I check them every day and I’ll be quick to get you a Response, I honestly appreciate you reading and I’ll see you in the next article