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Is SMMA Dead in 2020? – Should you start a Social Media Marketing Agency 2020? (the painful truth)

I’ve been getting quite a lot lately from SMA and agency owners, especially over on my tech-talk. By the way, if you guys are not following me, there go ahead and do that and I put out a ton of content there. But that is one question that I’ve been getting consistently and I’ve also been seen, and a lot of people asked that exact same question this article.

What I want to do is hop on my computer and actually go through the data with you and give you my personal opinion on the topic on whether estimate is dead in 2020 little info on me for those of you who are new to this blog, my Name is jaime, and I started my agency journey a year and half ago and managed to score my just the six figures, nine months into their journey. Now, what I’m doing is I’m teaching other agency and SME owners this sales and outreach part of building an agency landing more meetings, sign, more clients and scanning their agency.

So without further ado, let’s hop on my computer and dive into the data and see whether SMA is actually that in 2020, this articles going to be very, very juicy and the answers probably going to surprise you so you’re not going to want to miss it. Let’s get right into it, so here we are inside my computer and let’s get right into it, it’s SMA dead in 2020. I’m really going to be revealing everything inside this sideshow on them.

I’m normally going to be giving you the data, but I’m also going to be giving you complete advice that stems from my personal experience, as well as some examples, as well as some examples of current plan. Communication literally showing you some of the emails that I’ve had with the prospect I just to illustrate a point but yeah it’s going to be real real juicy and let’s get right into it that Sesame that in 2020, okay, so here, is really the common belief that A lot of people share in the space I’ve had a lot of people thinking about getting into us-made.

There are a lot of people thinking about build an agency or currently having and honestly this always happens when in the turn of the year – and this almost happens, what what is with you know, dropship and Shopify affiliate marketing. Your people really start to question whether you know there’s this gold rush, whether it still was black, bull or or as lucrative as it was last year, and so there’s always this this common misconception, this common myth, which is so many people are getting into as may, Is that even possible to get results now? Is it impossible to suck to have success, knowing the the massive saturation that there is in the market, and so let’s actually take a look at the data because you know the thing about me is I’m very analytical guy and I don’t just like to throw away Any sentence or any belief around I actually, you know like to dive right right into data and to really see whether it makes sense and to see whether what a lot of people were saying has good backing and good ground and that actually has grounds to kind Of have that bleep right so yeah I actually took a look at a you know basis, some very, very simple, Google Trends as a fact that a lot a lot more people searching for social media marketing agency – and you know you might think that Google Trends is – Is the very very simple thing, but it it’s actually a very great indication of you know, obviously, trends and and just a search volume on the the interest that there is for specific thing and so here with web searches.

We can see that you know there’s this. A massive, a growing trend when it comes to SME, the the funny thing is and I’ll explain my my prediction or on this, though the funny thing is: if we take a look at a youtube search, it’s actually down quite a bit, as we can see here In comparison to at 2017 2018, which is really one when ty Lopez really started, you know going brain were very very hard on on his social media marketing agency course.

We advertise in that a ton but yeah, as we can see here, with YouTube search, section, dropped off quite a bit, which is which is quite interesting graphs. What I also went ahead and did is that compared it to dropship images, which is my opinion, the closest financial vehicle competitor. If it, if you will and as we can see here, drop shipping, it’s tough to see because in my opinion, has made sort of mod is a much better financial vehicle than than drop shipping.

For a number of reasons which I’ll probably cover in in upcoming articles. But yeah I mean drop shipping, just knocks it out of the park when it comes to to growth in comparison to a sum a which you know there’s a bit of gold right here, but we can see that drop shipping is just massive mass growth over the Past you know four or five years listen. Why was interesting for me to see that YouTube search was a lot lower than web search is because the thing about web search is a it’s morphin.

Indication of what you’re looking for rights also counts for a lot of businesses that are looking for social media marketing agency. That might be searched in that turn, to see what agencies ranked when, when you, google search that, and so it’s not just an indication of the people that are getting into the space, but also it. You know there’s a very high probability that it’s also an indication of the people that are looking for a so from your marketing agency, and so that’s one things that I wanted to keep in mind.

And for me, and the the thing about this is not it’s not back with. You know data, but this just my personal opinion. I let me know what you guys think of this hypothesis, but when it comes to YouTube surgit and when it comes to YouTube, I feel, like a lot of people, go on YouTube to learn about a specific topic right. If you look if you’re looking for social media marketing agency or if you’re, looking for s and may or if you’re looking for a dropship in it’s, not because you’re looking for an agency to come in and run your advertising, it’s more because you you’re looking to Learn about a specific topic: there’s you know tons of tutorials on financial vehicles when it comes to.

You know YouTube right, and so, in my opinion, and at this, my personal hypothesis, when it comes to youtube search this – or these are people that are actually looking to get into it, to learn how to do it, whereas a web search is actually more of an Indication of the people that are looking for agencies on the web to come in and run throughout advertising, so keep that in mind. But what I want to do is you know to play very safe.

We can assume that yes, SMA is growing a lot, and you can see this with also the the number of of gurus that have come up in this space and and just you know doing a very quick, a youtube search. You see that a lot of a lot more people, including myself or putting out articles around the, are on the topic, and that’s that’s also a good indication of that fact. You know if you take a look at it at you know.

If you go four years back and you take a look at the Shopify, add drop swing, content that was on YouTube. It was very limited, whereas you know now, if you go on YouTube, you know everyone and their mother is is doing. You know articles on on drop shipping on Shopify. You know that whole niche right, so that’s also a good indication, but yeah please play save what I’m going to do some consume. That SMA is having an exponential growth like we can see in this graph, but what I want you guys to question is or the people getting into it, even the relevant at the relevant data, and this where I see a lot of people, you know they almost Get blinded by just looking at one side of the equation, which is not even the most relevant side of the equation.

But they just take a look at that that side of the equation. And then they just kind of assume that it’s too saturated right. But nor the only side of the equation: that’s where, when you that’s, when you guys to keep in mind, it’s actually a matter of operand map, and especially this especially true, you know in a b2b service right, there’s always a buyer there’s always a seller and the Other side of the equation, all the businesses that are in need and desperate for social media marketing, because nowadays, even more businesses are aware that digital marketing is the fastest most trackable, most tangible, most profitable way of going visit.

Only or more business aware that these are marketing is the way to go to grow a business. You know fast and profitably, but here’s a little stat on the number of new businesses opening up each year right. So, as we can see here over six hundred and twenty seven thousand new businesses open each year, so that’s that’s what a lot of businesses right! You have to keep in mind that I’m just throw some numbers around is for every twenty thousand people.

You know going into Western me and learning about us with familiar marking that start an agency which, to be honest, is it’s a huge number. The thing you know the reason why you think it’s a lot more people’s because it almost increase the secret chamber, a chamber effect where everything you’re, seeing on a consistent basis, it’s as some a because that’s that’s! We the only continue, consume right so II quiz this.

This chamber effect almost but yeah if, for 20,000, a for every 20,000 people that are getting into SMA each year, six hundred twenty seven thousand new businesses open up. Then you know you can kind of see how how that balance is out right, there’s still massive opportunity right. So that’s what that’s the the the person that we need to keep in mind on the other side of equation. The the client-side – and the second thing that I wanted to keep in mind, is that the growth of shop five – and this you know especially important if you go into the the e-commerce niche which is or which is also my niche.

So I just wan na you know, throw some numbers past you at to illustrate just the the incredible incredible growth of Shopify in in the past few years. So, from 2013 to 2006, 16 revenue from merchant services increased from 20 to 50 percent, which is quite a lot again, but from 2018 to 2019 the number of sulphite paying customers grew 55 percent from the previous year. That is an absolutely absurd.

Number of new businesses join me shortly. Okay, you know, there’s there’s very, very few businesses that are seeing this tremendous tremendous work. This illustrates just the number number of new e-commerce businesses opening up. I store every single year right and it doesn’t seem like that. Growth is slowing down anytime soon. So that’s the second thing this. The third thing is Shopify plus, so that’s kind of the rather higher at your service, 126 percent year-over-year average growth.

That is a huge, huge number yeah. That’s the third thing and the for thang financial report, total revenue and q1 of 2019 was three hundred and twenty point five million dollars. A fifty percent increase from 2018 q1 is a massive increase, there’s very, very few businesses that are seeing this type of growth online. So yeah, that’s the growth of Shopify, just to illustrate the huge growth that ecommerce that the e-commerce landscape, which is really the future, and it’s not even the futures, is already it’s the present it’s it’s over here, but it keeps on growing and there’s no sign of It slowing down data is clear, there’s more than enough to go wrong, but here’s really my opinion on the topic right.

You know, aside from the data without you know, without even looking at the data here. In my opinion, you shouldn’t even look at the data. Instead, focus on this just be better: okay, when the barrier to entry for financial vehicles load and people flock to it, this of gold rush. What this means is that many people think they’re going to hit the jackpot without putting in the work. This happens for every single financial vehicle you squeeze this.

This fight will affect where people start seeing, you know more people getting results, and so they think they can kind of duplicate that and so more people get into it, and so it just creates this viable fact that it gets bigger and bigger and and there’s eventually More and more people creating this gold rush moving right and this gold rush mentality – and you know this has happened with with drop shipping with Shopify and it’s going to happen with SMA, which is just behind drop shipping, but it just started.

I mean it will only get bigger okay, so the gold rush mentality hasn’t really caught into a semi while yet but in 2020. I think it’s going to be massive. There’s going to be a lot of people coming up with clear results. Online and people can see this and they’re going to flock to it like crazy and so that go rushing tide is created, and so all you have to do is outwork them up something better than them.

Even if it’s just a slight edge, I feel good. The numbers don’t matter and you might think well, that’s that’s just way too competitive like I’m not getting into business to you know, compete with with all the people. What you have to realize is you know, you’re going to go up against these people right, I’m consistently going up and I’ll be showing you some examples of this, but I’m going to sit on a daily basis.

I’m consistently going up against other agencies right there’s, especially if you’re going for the bigger clients, like the bigger clients, get approached by so many agencies. Just this week I signed you know I’m about to sign a contract with a client thanking me. I think it’s five months, and you know that it came down to the session between this, this other agency and my agency, and they want with us the screenshot off of this are right here on the screen.

This is not to brag okay. This is me, just you know, illustrating that there is, it is a competitive environment. Business is competitive, you have to you, know, you’re going to be going up against people and just have to be better than you know your your your system to have to be. You know more effective, more efficient, your your processes have to be tighter. Your your team has to be better and you just have to be.

You know the battery to win those big contracts and we have success. Okay, you know here’s the thing you can still have decent success. You can definitely get six figures without you know, being the best and just never one right, but once you know once you wanted to take things to the next level, one once you you’re really wanting to design those big lines, you’re going to have to be better Than probably what I would recommend is have this mentality right from the start, and it’s going to serve you so well, because you don’t have to look at the data you’re not looking sideways.

I have to see what other people are doing. You’re, just focusing on on you know, perfecting your service, perfecting your team perfecting their agency day in and day out, and then you know you’re going to bury the competition so yeah, that’s the first thing and and the second thing is the 80/20 principle. What this means is that most clients in their niche will gravitate towards the same handful of agencies.

This means that when you’re good doable, when you actually focus on the right things, okay being good, it’s not something that, should you know this hardened you or make you think? Well, I’m not! You know I’m not going to have successful as with SMA, when you’re good you’ll reap huge success, and that should really really excite you. If you’re willing to put in the work, if you’re willing to improve daily and get better daily, then you’re really going to reap huge success right because you know word-of-mouth referrals and and, as I said, the the 80/20 principle in place right.

It’s either all or nothing. Now that’s a bit of an extreme, I don’t you know, I don’t exactly mean nothing. I truly believe that, with with SMA, if you just keep working out, don’t necessarily if you just keep working at it, you know within nine months six months you can definitely learn land, one two three clients or four times right. But what I’m talking about is huge, huge success right, we’re talking about.

You know the six figures past past six figures: half a million in a year. You know even even taking the agency 2 million, which I haven’t done. I have known yet, but you can you can see this this, this pattern wicker and its really, because you know word mouth source kicking in referrals, tire store kicking in you get. You know more social proof and secrete. So again, this file fact, which I will recommend you guys read about in good to create, which is which is really a great book by Jim Collins, so yeah.

That is the second thing, and the third thing is many: existing reputable agencies, reputable agencies or very, very poor, okay, so shifting our attention from new businesses, that’s pretty needed social media marketing to businesses with low-performing agency. So, let’s just completely, you know this record and neglect the massive opportunity that there is with the business that are currently joining.

You know there are currently starting up and need social media marketing desperately. Let’s actually shift our attention to D, the business that are already there. Only out there and that may have it and that may even have agencies running their social media marketing. What I’ve come to realize is that many agencies, over the years over the past years have been able to get away with poor performance in the past and whatever my poor performance is just not be focusing on results not be focus on not being focused on on Robots be more focused on on having a swampy office with with a huge team of of people that are that, don’t really know what they’re doing on a consistent basis.

Yeah, that’s really what I mean by poor performance, the new type of performance driven results, oriented lean agencies that don’t need huge offices, then, and that that’s really the way I suggest you know people to run their agency. You know be very, very efficient and just focusing on results. That’s really the best way to run an agency, but I truly that this new tide of agencies would soon take over, and this also huge opportunity.

The Norden of people are talking about just about looking at the new businesses that are coming into the market that need social media marketing desperately. It’s also looking up. It’s also looking at the huge opportunity, other is by providing a better service than what a lot of agencies have been allowed to provide over the pad over the past few years. Okay, and so what I want to do now is. I want to illustrate this with my own experience.

Okay, if actually had the scenario I happen to us twice, and this very very reason I’ll show you in just a second there’s, the fourth of the time I’m recording this article, it’s the 17th of December, so yeah 13 days ago. This happened to me and I’m still in negotiations with this client. It’s it’s looking like it’s going to happen this week, then I’m going to be able to to close those those negotiations and have them come aboard and we keeping you guys updated on that, but very, very confident that that the this will finalize in in the upcoming Days what the head of this remark you didn’t had to say at the first time I contacted them.

This is a big company. It’s it’s a really big company. It’s a new kind of it’s a new sort of, although they they’ve been around for a they’ve been around for a number of years now, and then we have a very incredible product but yeah. This is what he had to say. You know in response to it my first outreach, I’m happy to have a call with you. Please note I actually spoke to Facebook yesterday regarding how to further optimize Facebook campaigns.

We have a dedicated Facebook expert that works without and we already have an agency. We also work with. Nonetheless, I would be stupid to refuse such a nice offer remind my first email was that was pretty banging but yeah thankee. He wanted to ask. Are you free from 4 to 6 p.M. Today or anytime tomorrow regards his name? Is a Oh. So yeah, then the conversation went on. We actually had the call I was a bit hesitant to.

I was a bit hesitant on the call and – and I think so was he and but it really turned out very, very well. I I was able to diagnose the you know the the biggest bottlenecks that they were. Having new, I painted a clearer picture that there were the one week in the don’t really weepin the the huge returns that they should be weeping from other Facebook ads, and you know that they could do much much better.

I painted that very very clear to them, and they did. I got this email. We actually had two calls prior to this and he you know he just emailed me. I just wanted to let you know we’re still on course to go with your plan records a you had a from working for this company. What I you know, the the reason why I’m showing you guys this is to illustrate just the huge potential of there is the huge presumably of there is by being better, but by being better than this other flashy agencies that that you know, have huge offices that Have incredible landing pages and that have an incredible you know quantum marketing team and that we have an incredible kind bases, one social proof.

At the end of day, we swore our King and that’s what the the client cares about the you know what the client cares about. Yes, social proof helps. Yes, you know having a clientele that can refer, you helps, but if you can just show them that you can get better better result on their agency and undo bear in mind. You know to this point at this point. Magnus II has a track record of incredible resources, so I can show them.

You know what we’re doing for for some we’re kinda. It’s it’s a great way to persuade them. You know by just showing them by straight up showing them results, but if you just if you can show them that your result, oriented team and that they that all you care about is results and you can get them with better results. This is a huge opportunity. I’m and what I would say is even better than had you know.

Looking at you know, looking over at the the companies or just sorting out on that, may not be able to pay you, those those huge retainers that you are and that I’m assuming you’re after so focus on being the best, and you won’t have to worry about The competition, but what I would say, if you really do if you we care about the competition, and you really want to you – know, keep in mind that that data that I that I showed you you know early on in this presentation, you can rest assured, there’s Still plenty of opportunity for newcomers, there’s there’s still plenty of opportunity in the SME space and there’s still plenty of opportunity to absolutely kill it with up SMA and really just you know, build the life of your of your design and and Jen.

We have an incredible thriving business, so yeah that is it for this presentation. Hope you guys enjoyed it. If you have any questions and inquiries leave them down below in the in the comment section, and I get them, I also if you enjoyed this article, go ahead and give it a like. It really helps out a ton with the algorithm hopes up push this blog to a lot more people and that get our message out there and also guys, if you have to subscribe to my blog, go ahead and do that now.

Of course, almost content coming out on SME sales outreach also building the team, also getting an amazing resource for clients, also building an incredible ecosystem building incredible systems. They’ll then outstanding posters. I really just a complete 360 approach to SMA, but with the focus on sales and now reduce, I see is the biggest roadblock, I’m the biggest bottleneck for budding agency owners and SMA owner.

So yeah. If you haven’t done so, go ahead and subscribe to my blog and also guys have a little announcement to make I’m going to be open up opening up a Facebook group, I’ve been getting quite a few questions on people. You know asking me how I go about. I will shall go about my sills and also how about your landing landing. Clients are not on a consistent daily basis and so we’re inside through seven decided to open up a Facebook group all about sales.

Outreach messaging cold calls anything that that is, sales and outreach related and also just be. You know, built in your agency and scale in your agency. I’m going to be extremely active on that group that we can have admins it’s going to be a very, very active community, and that’s really what I wanted to be I’ve seen. You know. I’m poor and I’ve seen a ton of other Facebook groups out there and you know they they’re, just you know boring no one actually engages.

I don’t wan na actually post anything. This completely different, there’s going to be consistent, valuable content on a daily basis and you’re not going to want to miss that and so yeah go ahead and join. The Facebook group actually left a link in the description yeah. That is it for today’s article hope. Everything is going well in your journey. I’ll speak to you in the next one: peace

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7 Problems That Small Businesses Face In Modern Online Marketing

M. In Melbourne, I don’t know what time it is where you act, but it’s the lunch and learn with prosper here from leave long digital, I’m assuming that you’ve had a fantastic weekend and you’re ready to toggle on the next week coming ahead. Today’s topic is something that you know, troubles a lot of people and we’re just going to be talking about the seven problems that are actually facing small businesses in modern online marketing.

Now. The reason why I chose this topic is, I have had experience in the last four years, working with small to medium businesses, like yourself and coaches and consultants, to actually help the market scale and grow their business all right. So this is reading from this book marketing strategy by Walker there right it’s one of those off-the-shelf type books and it’s talking about opportunities right now, every single day we are exposed to an online opportunity right, but it says opportunities are as good as the marketing and Their business people who will pursue them, that’s if, even if some combination of marketing and industry factors presents an opportunity and that attractive edifice plant, there remains some critical questions.

One does the opportunity to seek what you want to do that. Your mission, your aspirations, your passion and your objectives, and do you have the right resources right, people right, organizational, confidences and other critical success factors necessary to implement your plan successfully and number three? Do you have the right connections and business networks to actually go in with this and most industries their number of people and critical factors that tend to separate the winners that does tend to separate the winners and the also-ran okay.

So what religion is saying is you are being presented every single day with some sort of new and shiny object, new and shiny opportunity, but is it meant for you? Are you the right of a person to execute on that opportunity, because that the end result is? I end up working with people that are not passionate about something they’re working on. Oh that project, oh that dropship serves been doing, was just a means to an end: okay and they’re, putting so much money.

Now they can’t get out of it because they’re too legit to creat all right now. The goal of every sort of digital marketer and online business owner I know, is to get leads, and I usually generate revenue for your online business, and I assume that will be what your goal is. But are you aligned to the business you’re starting? Is it something that you would wake up and really want to do, or is it something that you were sold on to by somebody who wrote really good copy on a Facebook ad, because some of the people I was talking to a very beautiful couple earlier on In the morning, they’ve got a website that they’ve just recently started, but it is not aligned whatsoever to who they are as a person to what they want to achieve and where their goals are and just look like.

It was going to be an ATM for them and now they’ve spent so much money in it and it’s not working for them. Okay, so you really want to look from the get-go whether the business is really aligned to who you are is really aligned to your goals and really aligned to your vision and your passion as a person. You cannot sell something to anyone that does not read. That. Does not respect you? Okay, so if you have a headache, if you’ve got a headache right now or if you’ve got a toothache, would you go to somebody who is a janitor to help you fix that today? No, you go to a dentist or you go to a doctor.

Okay, so that’s the Rick. That’s the same thing that people online are also doing. If you’ve got a shop that selling things that you’re not passionate about people can tell you, don’t have the lingo, you don’t have the expertise and you cannot talk to those people in that particular manner. Okay, it’s just like myself opening up a shop and I want to sell dresses. I don’t know anything about dresses, I don’t know what women wear in winter or if they wear dresses.

When they go to sleep, I don’t know where dressing the one. So how am I going to connect with the customer and expect them to give me money when I am NOT passionate about the thing that I’m selling all right, so how these things they’re, self-induced all right, and so that’s the reason why I want to talk about Some of the problems that people are facing online, one big problem that people are facing is they’re not aligned to the products they’re selling and it’s not easy to discover or to even see have you ever seen somebody who, when you ask them, what do you do They just send you a page or a link to what they do know.

Enthusiasm, no explanation, nothing! It’s because they’re not connected to what they’re doing. Okay every single day I put up a post on my facebook, and I ask people what are you doing? What what makes you happy Christina? Thank you so much for sitting in ask people. What are you doing? What makes you happy what what’s happening in your life? Some people just post a link, and they expect me to figure it out on my own.

That is not going to work, because, if you’re, not it passionate about whatever it is you’re selling or you’re presenting to anyone who is going to be questioning about it. Okay, because have you ever noticed if you have a baby, because I’ve got a little girl. My little girl is the cutest girl in the world, okay, according to me and she’s the cutest in my world, but somebody else might see her and say what an ugly baby okay! So if you are not going to present your little girl or your business to people, no one is going to see it in the same light that you see it.

Okay, people are now buying on emotion. They never buy it on the basis of how cute or nice your logo is okay, you might as well go and spend $ 20,000 on logo, but if you’re not putting in the passion, if you are not talking to people connecting and relating to everyone, that you Come across they’re never going to know that you exist. I think you would have seen on my post. I put up a picture. You know I like dressing up and saying the problem that a lot of enterpreneurs are facing.

These days is because nobody knows they exist. Nobody even knows their business exists. It’s up to you to bring it out to the muscles. It’s no longer a situation where you build and they come all right. You got to bring the people to you so that they can. You know you can have a business. That’s profitable and enjoyable, okay, so if this is something that you’ve been struggling with a lot figure out, are you really really aligned with your business, because people can also tell that’s the reason why people are not connecting to your business all right if you’re, not in It no one is going to be in it for you, okay and one other thing, one of the problems that is facing a lot of small business people.

You know with this whole modern online marketing is their message is not aligned to the market they’re, sending it to all right. Your message really has to be aligned to a market that will purchase and buy from you all those things that will then help you deliver. That message, like your Facebook, your website and your Instagram, those come in secondary I’ll, give you an example. Coca-Cola has been a business for the past hundred years.

Okay, what has been their message? Their message has been open happiness right. Their message has been: we create happiness and ground your meals, all Christmas, okay and who is their market. Their market is usually everybody else, but basically families and people that just want to be happy right and you get a coca-cola. So that message has been pounded up on us right now for the last hundred years, and as much as when you go to third world countries, every soft drink is called coca-cola.

Every soft drink, no matter brendan is even if it’s of Pepsi people would say. Can I buy a coca-cola alright because they have been pounding their message now? Their market can be anyone else which is the different product, but you need to specify who your market is and the media they have been using has been totally different and keeps evolving. They were on newspapers very on TV, on radio on buses or anything that you can think of that has a coca-cola advert on it on billboards all that stuff, that is the media and it constantly changes.

Now the small business person of the day is concentrating on the media. They want to know how to write ads. They want to know how do you know we have lots of following on Instagram. They want to know how to market their business. But what are you doing? Who are you communicating to and why should they care that’s where a lot of people get it all wrong, they’re going in straight for the media and the media keeps changing I’ll.

Give you a perfect example in this day and age. Right now we’re reading the biggest infinite height we have ever experienced. Facebook is totally ripping off everything. Snapchats built okay, so in the coming year, snapchat might not be working as a business and that we knew it as a social media platform. Look how’s it going. Man tips for tuning in Peter, so if you are concentrating your business and growing it on snapchat, while everybody else is being drawn back to Instagram and Facebook, all right, you see when the media, you see, you see how the media is not important, and since businesses We’re concentrating on advertising on newspapers, people are reading blogs know if people are concentrating on having um, you know commercial slots on TV.

People are reading YouTube now. Okay, and if people in your brand was concentrating on advertising on radio and people are listening to podcasts now. So you really want to make sure that your message is set in stone to who that message is going in the market and if that market can’t understand that message with ever media, you can use that can change so the biggest problem that a lot of small Businesses is facing is they’re, starting off with the media chasing the media chasing Facebook chasing.

You know your Instagram chasing snapchat. Okay, if you manage to gross Facebook for one day, they’re going to come in and change the algorithm and then you’re going to go back and learn it again, but you’re neglecting what your messages you’re neglecting who you marketed? You need to concentrate delivering a message to a market that actually understands you. Market is a person who gives you money market is the person who votes for your product and market is a person who actually raises his wallet and says you know what I want.

More of what you’re, having here, take my money: that’s the market, the person who ought to be value-based, your business, the person who actually says yes, I want to have more of what you have. How are you connecting to that person? What message are you leaving into them? That’s what small businesses do not realize that base should concentrate on. Thank you. So in an agenda you say good content. I’ve learned a lot from your process.

Thank you so much. This is so fantastic Brendon, thanks for sitting and reading answers and all good. So if you’ve got your message delivered to a market once you’ve got this to setup, you will realize that you now have a business, that’s profitable and enjoyable. The media can always fluctuate and change the media can be your grandmother if you want it to be. If you ever hurt your grandmother talking so much about you when she goes to play, bingo all crush sitting with the other.

Ladies, there she’s medium, but you got ta, give a message so that she delivers into a market all right. Some people are just going in to tell grandma stop that grandma does not understand. So you need to make sure your message is congruent either on all these little stuff platforms that you have you sighs social media. Everything is uniform because you know what somebody might get a chance to see your stuff today and they go away and do something else right now.

Look at this time is an illusion in Australia, as we speak, it’s 2:15 on the monday, which means we’re already halfway through a business day while where you are right now, it’s you know, you’re going to sleep alright. So if I put out something you are going to sleep right now, you will forget overnight and then tomorrow is your Monday and you’ve got a whole day to start off with now. If my message is not consistent and if my end user and this my message is not consistent and congruent, how what are the chances of you remembering what I’m just saying now, if I don’t come back again and reiterate that message, so you need to figure out What exactly you are bringing out to the market so that the market will then reward you with the walnuts, the credit cards and everything else that validates your business? Okay, because if you’re just going to be a one-click wonder you know you’re here today, you’re little more you’re here today, your head, then Murray’s doing that you’re doing that people people get tired of you and before you know it you sitting there and you you’ve got More months at the end of your money and you doing it all but you’re not realizing that you’re not reaching out to anyone, so you want to figure out if your message is particularly set to a market that understands you that likes you.

That will vote for you amongst all the other players in the market. Then, whatever media you can choose from all, you can play around with that’s up to you. It depends now. You then go into Facebook ads. You know why you don’t just target people that already know like and trust you and your eyes spread is not that much. You see what I’m talking about here when you’ve already crafted your message, and you already have a market that you can now send that message to Facebook ads in the media.

You know I mean you can then just send whatever you you created through your. You may be the blog that you got a picture on hovers at pixel and then just said ads, particularly to those people that are on that pixel. Those people already know like and trust you and it’s a cheaper way to convert okay, but other people are just praying and praying and hoping that something is going to stick. If you’ve noticed on the market right now, you are actually now getting paid to buy people’s books.

I don’t know you’ve seen those ads going around. You know give you twenty dollars I’ll, give you ten dollars, so you can buy this book. You never know. What’s going on in people’s front day, but at the end of the day he’s trying to put his message into the market now, if your message is not set in stone, you also just be a wandering generality or a one-click, wonder and that’s where most of the Problems were then stable from that are facing a lot of small businesses right now, because you know why the message is not in place and their market is not defined all right.

So this is exactly what the online prosperity blueprint is going to teach. You guys will help you capture the right kind of person figure out what pain they have and what they are they going to receive and what pay up you will receive, because if you don’t know how much a client is worth to you, it’s going to be Difficult for you to pay money to get that corner and if you know something guys anything that is offered on the market limited time on the facts.

As long as it’s going to work for a limited time, you don’t want to be a limited time only person. You want to make sure that your message is going to a specific market and that market is defined, whatever media you’re going to use YouTube Facebook Ads or whichever way that will come in secondary, because you know IR you’re going to be speaking to people that exactly Want to hear your message: you’re not only going to be performing to an empty theater, okay, so I know it’s impossible to survive as a small business person in this modern world.

You know without some sort of online and strategy, so your strategy really has to come from who you are what you can provide and who means it and who you can provide it to once you get all those things sit you can you can. You can use this example with anything. You could be an online store that sells camping gear. All right, that’s who you are! You are camping, enthusiast and you’re, going to be looking for those people that are also camping, enthusiast, okay, but also within the camping enthusiast.

You need to differentiate who exactly your target market is because, if you’re looking for that weekend camper, it’s a different message to somebody else who is a gator farmer or who is always out in the woods, hunting or a duck shooter, or something like that. So you need to figure out who exactly your market ISM once you can talk to them, you can influence them with impact and influence comes income all right.

So you want to really make sure that it’s there’s anything you’re going to get out of this talk today. Once your message, who are you sending that message to and how are you sending that message message – market media the media can play around you can turn you know you can do podcasts. You can speak on top of the mountain you can play drums if you’re African, you know, swing by trumpets, that’s the media, but what is the message you’re delivering and who wants to hear it? Okay, so sometimes people are just concerned about bringing traffic to their website.

Of course, people will come, but what are they going to come and get? What are they getting? What are they? What value are you providing into the market because you get paid in accordance to the value that you provide, so you bring in people to your website? Yes, that’s cool they’re coming in they’re coming in, but it shouldn’t they come to that party. Are you playing the right kind of music? Do you have the right kind of food for them, some of them are vegetarian, some of them are gluten-free and some of them don’t even eat anything.

That’s it. I because they are in a diet. So have you got all of those things set up for them as soon as they come to your party? Do you have strategies enough for them that, as soon as they get here, they know where the buffet table is and from that buffet tables you and literally get them too? You can literally get them to you know start. You know benefiting from your content. So half the time guys we’re not doing enough, we might think we’ve got a business, but who are we serving? What are we telling them and how are we reaching out to them? The fact is that all make sense in and as much as, yes, everybody wants to start an online business.

But what are you selling who needs it, and why should they care, so you got to make sure your your-your-your message is going to a specific market and that market connects through media. So those are the three ms that you need to be specific about as soon as you start, your business, okay and you need to have a strategy of how you’re getting those people receiving your message and why should they actually care because you got ta, let people Realize what to want they’re not going to know you existed until you go out there and let them know alright, so you want to type in blueprint so that we can start working together.

I put up a post again a little bit early after that. If you really want to figure out where you’re going, how you doing this, because we can tell when, when nobody’s really doing anything online, that I know it’s painful, I know it hurts I’ve been there. It’s not your fault. This whole thing, this whole internet is, is still too small and that a lot of people don’t realize how to play around with it.

And it’s not your fault. Okay, some people might just have a clue. Some people might just have an idea, but the principle is still the same. You really need to know what your message is, who the market is and what the media you’re going to use to reach out to them. Okay, so just type in blueprint. If you really want to get a close close up of how I’ve started creating you know really good successful people that I actually talk to and really good successful people that actually are working with me.

Somebody tell my students guys ask for this. Some of my students are any more than the Guru’s out there. You know why, because we’re not doing looking for the nice fancy schmancy, we really harvesting the core principles of marketing who or what is your message? Who needs to hear it and what media are you going to use? If you just play around that realm guys are sweaty, you will be, you know reaching the top.

You know people that are out there on the market. Anyone can come in and tell you. This works that works that works, but if you miss it, it’s not reaching on to a target market. You’ve lost a ring. Okay! Imagine somebody if you’re a girl right now, somebody comes in and wants to sell you a necktie. What are you going to do with it if you’re a guy somebody comes in and wants to sell you a bra? What are you going to do with it? You know so that’s that is you know, misguided marketing messages that are going out up there in the you know, space of the internet, then all right so either you’ve got to have a strategy or if you don’t understand it, you invest a lot of time to Learn these things? Okay time, investment is another concern that we see small business owners.

You know has a facing problems with the thing. Is you have a lot of time, but you’re not budgeting it? Well, all right you’re allowing people to send you emails, and then you look at the email, 24/7 they’re putting their agendas in your head and then you fill overwhelmed and then you don’t do nothing for your own business, unsubscribe from all that crap. How for them? You don’t even open anyway right, just unsubscribe focus on who you really want to speak to what you’re going to tell them and how you’re going to reach them.

You know how’s the house of the problem. It stems of not having a focus or not exactly knowing what it is that you’re supposed to be doing. If you were meant to be solving problems for people figure out who exactly needs your service? How can you reach out to them? So what will you tell them as soon as you and in their space, because people are busy? You know, I mean every every time you look at the what’s happening around you right now.

You might be reading this, but you’re, probably reading TV or you know your little. Kid is right in front of you or you just had a sip of water or you’re, just waiting for your middle to be ready or something is happening. No one is just going to be sitting here and waiting for prospers life show every single day and that’s what exactly is happening to your work out there in the market? Who are you sending the message to? Why should they care? How are you sending it to them? The house is completely flexible.

You shouldn’t compromise on what your message is, what you stand for and why people should care? Who are those people that you’re talking to and why should they stop whatever they’re doing and listen to you, how you reach them? That’s a figure of your imagination. Alright, because some people are just going out there with regurgitated statements with rehydrated. You know you need propositions. They’re not unique you’re, not the first person to come up with anything new people are tired, there’s no.

What is called adds fatigue. That’s why your ads are not working right now. You know why? Because people now have trained themselves not to see ads that sponsored things that shows on their Facebook they’re tired of that stuff. Alright, so I urge you, I mean teach somebody that you want to learn from trusts and experts, because people people, people like myself, people that have been there – have spent their time money and effort learning these things and they can shortcut your learning curve.

Okay by a course or just really going udemy, there’s $ 10 courses there or just you don’t look for ask me. I will help you out. If you keep doing you know, you can’t escape the situation by doing the same, but you know things that got you into that in the first place, yes, you can start off by typing in blueprint and I’ll give you a bird’s eye overview of what this blueprint Does we help you find the right kind of people to send them the right time and content, so you can engage them and convert them all right.

I want you to convert them. You e-mount connect with them so that you have perpetual business and you get more and more referrals, okay. So a lot of people are just themselves in the food and worrying about competition because of viscosity mindset figure out where exactly you want to be figure out exactly what you want to do, who you want to help and then just go out there and look for That person find out how much it will cost you.

Oh what a customer is worth to you, because, because, if you don’t talk like that, you’re not going to be aware if you’ve got to be gotten the right goals that you want for your business and that’s. Why people keep you know treading on water and then spinning their wheels in mud? There is no competition. Are they if you’ve got your own message and your own market? They are no two people who have the same thing.

They. Never any competition. Are there right? You know it’s just quite popular to do the same thing, but if you come in with something totally different, because your message is your message, your market is your market. No two people can be like at exactly the same time. You know why, because it’s just human nature, you know, and then, whichever way you’re going to use to reach out to those people, but you got to figure out what are you giving them to? Why should they care? Why should they trust you to work with you? Alright and once you’ve done that just show up for those people guys, because you cannot just be a one click one that people want to know that if they purchased something from you, are you going to be there to help them? Are you going to be there to implement? Are you going to be there to support them? Because if you’re not going to be there, then that’s why people go elsewhere? Oh, you know there’s things that are going on a run, faced with all support, small businesses and stuff, like that people want to support small businesses, but also small businesses, I’m not producing enough for showing up enough for them to to have faith in our being they’re.

Tomorrow so once you start showing your people, your market, that your present and you’re going to be consistent in saying that message, they will bring referrals to you and that then becomes your media all right, I’m more than happy to help out a few people. If you type in blueprint it’s a Monday today and maybe a Sunday for you, but you know what we’re here to help you. We really want to see you win at this and we also have another group of people that are actually getting results and getting somewhere.

So if this is something that really, you know, struck a nerve with you get in touch with me, let’s fix you up, let’s figure out what your message is: let’s figure out who your market is and let’s figure out what good media can you use to actually Reach out to these people, otherwise you just wasting money right now, otherwise, you’re just wasting time. You know why, because you’re creating something that’s not built to last, I’m here to help you create a business, that’s profitable and enjoyable.

It’s your choice! If you really want that figure out what your message is figure out, what your market is and figure out how you’re going to deliver that message that, in the meantime, enjoy the rest of your week I’ll see you again tomorrow.


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testimonial from our customers after deck repair project. SEO (2019)

I had holes in my deck and I had water damage in the outside walls, and that was getting to be a problem, because animals were getting in where the holes of the deck were, and I was just afraid it would really demolish from there well needed to Be brought up to date, we couldn’t come on the deck ad work is just getting a little dangerous and surprising.

A chipmunk everyone so, while coming out of the hole, was not a fun thing, but I would also add that in the front on the fascias, where the insect and bird damage that is going to eventually destroy the house when the wood starts to rot away. Because of that kind of thing, I actually I liked you and I liked you, because you were very straightforward with how much it was going to cost. Another company was giving me some estimated this and estimated that, but you gave me a bottom line which is important to me.

Aside from the things that we knew at uncovering a deck, there was going to be some other things that we might find, but I was glad to do that and I just felt you to be trustworthy. The experience was a good one because it was so fast. I mean a week ago I was standing on this awful deck and this was done in two days, which is more than I thought would be able to happen so diligent workers. I have to say, the workers were good and they they came and they didn’t hang out.

They just worked, and so I’m very pleased with the whole result. I don’t think I had any surprises just just happy once I guess well my problem and thinking my house was about ready to with the house. If you let animals get into it in any way, it’s going to be a major problem because they start chewing on things and eventually your house has got to fall down. You got to get it when they’re first started so got rid of the animals.

Out of my deck and the insects and the pileated woodpeckers off the fascia, and from that I’m very happy and by the way you put PVC up so that those nasty critters couldn’t get to that fascia anymore. So it was all good they have to. I warned my neighbors it’s coming your way. If I hadn’t yeah, I really don’t have the experience to say now. I had somebody else that I thought was pretty trustworthy and I probably would have gone with him.

As I said, I really like the way you laid out the proposal and I don’t know this is my first experience dealing with Angie’s List and I’m just very pleased with it. I just just had a good feeling about and talking with you and describe, actually god I felt like after talking to you Justin, you were answering questions. I didn’t have to ask you anything. I would just like to add that I fully recommend emoji improvement because they did a great job for us another 30 years.

They were over here last night, looking on the commission and that’s what you were actually okay. Well, as houses go, I guess in a little while we’ll probably call you for something else.


 

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Social Media Marketing 101 – “Branding.” #RealEstateRobotArmy

Now, when I talk about the idea of branding I’m saying that you want to attach your business or your identity to a certain brand, like me, my name is Larry Lee and I’m in the mortgage business, but I call myself Larry the mortgage guy. I also talk about the cells disruptor right because I’m actually bringing myself to you guys these sales community.

Now, why is that important? Well, you want to associate yourself with something that’s easy to remember: okay, that’s what branding really is okay and you got to be consistent about it. So, every single time you read my articles, you notice, I introduced myself. This is Larry the mortgage guy, yourselves, disrupt it. Every single time right so by doing that you’re kind of subliminally speaking to the audience that this is the brand that you represent.

This is who you are right now. How do you take advantage of that? Well, on your personal page, you probably should mention that or put something like that, so maybe on your list of jobs or list of businesses or whatever you should put your brain on it. I also have, if you look at my profile, it says literally in the parentheses. It says it says your mortgage insider right, because I actually have a article blog called your mortgage insider again, another brand right, but anything to associate myself with something easy to remember.

I’m not telling you to pummel your entire, you know profile picture and your cover photo with you know, logos and and your brand. That’s not what I’m saying you can if you want, but what I’m saying is that you need to choose something. That’s easy to remember and make sure you present it every single time you interact with someone right. You know. I don’t even talk about more years when I’m talking to you guys, but I say I’m Larry the border guy.

That way, you know I do more. Yes, even though I’m not talking Amy about mortgages, okay, that’s what I mean by branding you’re, literally just associating yourself with an idea or a thought, or something easy to remember and you’re consistently pushing it out there. So people can remember it. Okay and if you put up pictures and such that are visibly, you should probably get a logo like that. You know at the mortgage guy or whatever right and another thing about branding is your pages.

You should share content from those pages to your personal page, with your brand, so you’ll notice that a certain post I post on my personal page and certain post, I post from my business page, which says literally the mortgage guy, okay and also check in if you Can that will again push your brain out there? Okay and that’s about it. So you guys any questions. Give me a call or text me email me whatever you want.

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How to Select the Right Keywords I Free Google Adwords Training

So there are tools available to find appropriate keywords. There’s a lot of different tools online that you can use. Google has what’s called their keyword planner. It’s right in Google’s under tools and settings here you come over here to planning and you can use the keyword planner and you can find keyword and AD group ideas.

You can get suggested budgets and you can find you know, search volume and forecast as well. So a lot of times we’ll be searching for a specific keyword or we’ll think. Oh, look. This keywords going to generates a lot of results. It gets a lot of activity, but then later we find out like the search volume, there’s some very low. So you can get all this information using the Google Keyword, planner right under tools and settings here.

So, let’s review the four targeted keyword, matching options to control which queries trigger hats. There’s four keyword match types that are important for you to really understand. If you don’t understand the different types of keyword match types, then you will burn that budget. I’m telling you you will lose money, I’ve seen people, you know waste tens of thousands of dollars just because you know they didn’t understand the difference between broad match and exact match.

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6 reasons why social media is for food and beverage brand building and not for sales!

Social media is constantly changing. It used to be a one-to-many blog brands would publish links, photos and articles On digg, delicious reddit and later facebook, twitter, pinterest and instagram and could Drive a high number of leads and sales when we first started using social media. There was less content, less noise and people were willing to click on almost everything.

They saw in their news feeds then, like we always do. The marketers showed Up and we ruined a good thing. Sorry, if that offends you social media, marketers Out there, but the truth is the truth. Anytime, we get a beautiful thing. It’s very Often marketers and advertisers that ruin it. There is now way more content on social media. Platforms than folks can consume and a huge amount of that content is sales driven posts.

And ads if a post doesn’t look organic, interesting or useful people now just scroll right past It as traffic sources, twitter, facebook, instagram, And pinterest have become so challenging to drive organic traffic from that it’s now. Rare to find a brand that can use social media solely as an organic source for leads and Sales, the organic clicks are just so much harder. To come by now, social media is now a one-to-few blog.

It’s only the brands who can afford to create Ridiculously amazing content or who cultivate one-to-one relationships with their fans, can Succeed organically: it’s the brands and companies who provide Personalized social media experiences for their fans that are succeeding on social media And please know in this context I am talking 100 % about organic authentic relationships. This has nothing to do with paid promotions.

Paid posts or ads on social media platforms pay to play is the reality on facebook and Instagram now and all the social media platforms have advertising platforms available for those Who can integrate paid into their marketing mix and can afford them? You can still kind of get decent organic growth. On platforms like pinterest, twitter, YouTube and linkedin…, but don’t count on that forever. Either With that said, let’s talk about six reasons: That engagement is the future of social media.

Social media is often seen as a solution to Every marketing problem: it’s fine for certain aspects of marketing; Like brand awareness, but here’s a little truth for you, social Media is not going to help you achieve every business or marketing goal that you have. If you aren’t diversified with your marketing. Mix you need to get on that yesterday. I’m talking about that email list. That’s collecting! Dust in your mailchimp account and that sad SEO consultant who you stopped inviting to Your weekly meetings, because you we too busy working with pseudo-influencers, who don’t Actually move any needles, social media influencers are the fyre fest Of marketing.

.., i’m just going to put that out there and let it fester… Still many people still want to know how Social media relates to driving traffic buckle up. Here’s a little more truth for You organic social media is not going to be a good traffic driver for most brands. Today, Or for the foreseeable future spraying and praying with your marketing messages. Across various platforms might have been an effective way to drive clicks from digg reddit And delicious, but it’s just not an effective strategy anymore with the platforms we’re Focused on and for me, that’s just fine, because I’ve always used social media as an engagement.

Blog, not a lead generation tool. Now, if you can get your head right with this And if you can quit expecting to move mountains in a week, it can open up some great new opportunities. For you, that can give you an advantage over your competition. For instance, customer service is well-served. Via blogs, like facebook, messenger, instagram, direct and twitter direct message, consumers are heading to these blogs.

1St In many cases to be heard by brands, they buy from and you’d be wise to embrace it with Them social media is the first place a lot of people. Turn to for customer support and more and more people are using social Media to get help from brands folks are not only using private social media. Blogs such as facebook, messenger, instagram, direct messages or twitter direct messages, To reach brands for help, people also leave comments on posts on facebook.

& instagram and reply to tweets to get help think about this being responsive on social Media prompts customers to purchase while ignoring customers does what you might Imagine it brings about less brand loyalty from customers. That’s enough evidence to make you care about. How customer service in integral to social media and if it doesn’t well, you might be dead. Inside I think about all the opportunities that have Been opened up to me by just having a conversation with a potential customer, whether they’re Mad sad happy upset whatever it is, there’s so many opportunities to provide more Value, it’s easier to help your customers on social Media, so you have no excuse not to be doing this, and the platforms are aware of this as they Are developing more customer service tools every day to help brands respond to their Customers, you want some examples, you can let customers send you a direct message.

On twitter, without them needing to follow you or you needing to follow them, you can send automated welcome direct messages. On twitter and prompt folks with the best ways to reply, you can manage all of your facebook messenger And instagram interactions in one unified inbox, you can use smart replies to automatically Answer frequently asked questions for your facebook page organic reach on social media has fallen so Low that social media has become a less viable blog for traffic across the board for most Brands brands are reaching fewer folks on social Media and getting less traffic from social media PERIOD, many big brands have seen a huge fall in facebook.

Referral traffic, in particular some by 75 % or more, the amount of content on social media has Increased to a point where it’s well beyond what we can consume, each social media post is less and less likely. To be seen over the past couple years, we’ve seen a 10X Increase in posting from brands because they are trying to break through the noise of all The additional content being posted, but people simply cannot consume more content.

Consider this as a weak example with math If 100 posts are published per day for every social media user, but each user can only consume 10 posts per day, each post has a 10 % chance of being seen now, if the number of posts published per Day increases to 1,000, but each user can only consume the same 10 posts per day. Each Post now only has a 1 % chance of being seen because of… Math. This is, in effect, what Has happened to organic content on social media over the last few years, facebook organic reach fell to about 4 % throughout 2016-2017 and is now well well under 1 % per post, because facebook continues to tweak its Algorithm to prioritize posts from family and friends over brand pages, so social media is losing its potential as An organic traffic blog as more and more content is posted on each platform by brands.

Who are posting more content, so their content can possibly break thru. The additional noise From content being posted by other brands, who are posting more content, so their content, Can possibly break thru the additional noise from content being posted by other brands? Who are posting more content, so their content can possibly break thru. The additional noise From content being posted by other brands, who are posting more content, so their content, Can possibly break thru the additional noise from content being posted by other brands? Who are posting more content, so their content can possibly break thru.

The additional noise From content being posted by other brands, who are posting more content so…, the point is organic traffic from social Media has been going down for years, you’re just not going to get the reach or Visibility, you did in the past as brands and marketers. You have no choice but to adapt. While social media has been the dominant platform. Over the last 5 to 10 years, social messaging apps like facebook, messenger and instagram Direct are growing much faster than social media platforms.

There are now more folks using the top four Messaging apps than people using the top four social media sites, the rise of social messaging signifies a change In folks’ behaviors and preferences towards more personal one-to-one communications, when folks view social media, they are no Longer, just thinking about the posts on their news, feed, they’re, also thinking about reaching Your business for customer support through twitter receiving timely information or ordering Products through a facebook, messenger chatbot and all the other communications that come Through these messaging apps brands that only push out marketing content, On social media will miss out on this massive opportunity to serve customers in meaningful Ways and might be left obsolete on social media engagement is a key indicator of the quality Of your content, does your content elicit positive responses? From your fans for the social media platform, algorithms to prioritize your content to be Seen and heard on social media organically, you must create content that engages your Fans the number of engagements on your social media Posts highly influences the number of people who will see them if lots of folks engage with your content.

The platform algorithm will take it as a sign that your post is interesting and will more Likely show that post to more people, I learned a long time ago that the shorter Path to success is learning what those who you depend upon for your success need to be Successful themselves and to help them get there, so it might help for you to step into the Shoes of the platform for just a second: what do you think they need to be successful? They need attention and eyeballs.

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They need people to linger on that page where They are displaying ads, they need people to be captive to their platform. Now what keeps users captive on their platform? So they can sell more ad space. I’ll give you one guess…! It’s interesting! Engaging content, if you go look deeper into this and study The search algorithms on these different sites, you’ll get a lot more information, but to boil it down if there are just a few Interactions or a lot of negative interactions on a piece of your content: the social media Algorithms will assume that it’s uninteresting irrelevant or not useful and show it to fewer Folks, so the more positive interactions on your Post, the more people you will reach on social media, ok.

… I feel like i’m beating a dead horse. At this point either you get that or you don’t if, after this explanation, your ultimate goal – On social media is still, traffic leads or conversions. It’s tough for the average brand But if you break it down to what’s going to drive, traffic leads and conversions, it’s still Engagement, that’s your top priority. It’s not rocket science here, folks, the more Interactions, a brands content has overall the higher the traffic to its website.

So how do we get there if you think about The kind of posts that get interactions you can’t be lazy and just post a bunch of links. You have to do everything you possibly can To get those interactions and engagements up and that’s a new article i’ll need to make if there isn’t a strong direct revenue from Social media, why waste your time? The primary reason to be on social media is To build your brand through engagement, brand-building is important because a customer’s Journey with brands is almost never linear.

Most customers rarely go from an instagram Post to your website from the link in your profile, ( by the way “ link in profile”, is A joke cut it out. ) then, to your checkout to purchase it’s more. Like someone hears about your product, Through a friend on the same day that customers sees your facebook, Posts enjoys the content later they reference about you in a blog post, the following week, the customer searches on Google and see your brand via a retargeted ad, maybe they recognize your brand and tweet You a question about your products, you replied to them promptly and then they Decide to order the product from your website now this is a simplified version of an actual Customer journey, but it’s still a good frame of reference next.

… Why else is social media? Important 85 % of folks have to see something on social Media more than once before they will purchase it, but don’t overdo it. They will also unfollow You, if you post too many promotional messages, so that’s a delicate balance there by engaging your customers through timely Customer support one-to-one conversations and interesting or helpful content. You can Strengthen your brand image, then, when these customers are deciding, if They should purchase or continue to purchase from you, this brand equity that you’ve built Up can help win them over social media interactions, increase customer Loyalty, consumers who engage with their favorite brands On social media have stronger relationships with those brands than consumers who don’t Engage at all, they have a better opinion of the brand they Leave more positive reviews, they stay loyal and keep being paying customers longer and Then also they recommend the brands more to others and that third-party validation is gold for A brand when customers trust your brand they’re more Likely to give you their email address, attend a live event or purchase your product when You ask them to Subscriptions stroke, my ego and they also Go a long way to increase my discoverability here on the Youtube.

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How To Use Features Vs Benefits In Digital Marketing

There’s a big distinction between each of those by the end of this article, you’re going to have a clear picture on exactly what you should be talking about, how you should be positioning your brand or your product or your service, and really get some clarity about how To create a powerful marketing message: hey there, my name is brandon brashears and I create daily digital marketing articles.

So, if you’re trying to grow your brand or your business with digital marketing, this is a great place to learn. You should totally consider subscribing if you like, the article hit that thumbs up button and if you have any questions, comments need help with anything comment below happy to answer questions for you. So let’s talk about features and benefits. Features are very different from benefits because features.

What are what make up the product or the service to the things that you talk about and a lot of times when you see especially brands and businesses, doing their own marketing and their own digital marketing they’ll get into the trap of starting to talk all about The features of what they offer you’ll see this a lot too, with with real estate and service providers and just everybody when you’re so close to your solution and your service a lot of times.

You assume that people understand what the actual benefits are, but truly you have to get really really detailed about what are the benefits of your product and service and not just talk about the features so I’ll give you some examples here. Let’s say you are selling a bicycle, for example, in your bike shop here to sell bicycle. You start talking about all the things that make that bike cool. You start saying hey this bike.

Is you know it’s really lightweight and only weighs 11 pounds, and it has 11 speeds on the back and it has hydraulic brakes and it is made in the USA and all of these things that make the bike interesting people want to know about the features if You’re selling jewelry look at this. This an engagement ring, it’s made out of platinum and it has a two carat diamond and it’s this quality of diamond those things are definitely important.

It’s important to understand what you’re selling to be very specific about how you sell things and describe it well, but people don’t typically buy like through that. With that engagement ring example, it’s a perfect example: people don’t buy an engagement ring because it’s a flawless diamond because that is, you know somehow better. What does that flawless large diamond say about the person buying it? You know if we look at diamond rings and engagement rings.

That’s actually a perfect example and here’s why people that are buying engagement rings, especially larger, more expensive engagement rings. There’s not any actual need for that product right. If you don’t, you know, people can completely get married without having a two or three carat diamond and it mean even cubic zirconia looks the same. But what’s the difference? How do you sell that to somebody they’re not buying the diamond, because it’s a diamond and it’s going to be useful and it’s going to be long-lasting? If you think about it, diamonds are actually totally useless.

They are pretty to look at, but you know that’s specifically you’re buying status you’re, showing off what you’re, what you know, you’re your spouse has you’re saying: hey you’re valuable to me. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Here’s this amazing, expensive gesture that I’m giving you right there’s so many additional meeting meanings that that ring actually represents, and that specifically, is the benefits when you’re thinking about your product or service, you know it doesn’t matter what you do.

You need to think about. The actual benefits of what it is that you’re offering to the person who wants that specific offer. So I mean this completely changes the marketing that you do it’s going to completely change the the way that you call out the audience. It’s going to change the way that you engage with the audience. It’s going to change the way that you talk to them. I’ll, give you some examples here.

I was doing some marketing for a software company and it was very busy professionals and it’s a software that helps them to reduce the amount of administrative work they have to do when they’re doing billing, and so I thought to myself. Well, we have this cool software. It can do all of these amazing things and the industry that we’re just working in was primarily female and they were primarily practice owners who the owners of the business who are busy they’re overwhelmed they’ve got so many things going on a lot of times.

They’re mothers – and so I said, let’s target in on a very specific subset of mothers who are busy and overwhelmed, and let’s tap into that mother guilt that they have right and we’re going to talk about. With this software we could say: hey the software’s better. You can allow you to capture more payments. It’s going to allow you to make more money. It’s going to allow you to work less on the business work more in the business there’s so many benefits right, but what we ended up doing was we tacked opt in on one of the primary benefits.

You don’t have to stay late, every night, filling out paperwork. That’s mindless, this gets done for you. You get to spend time on things that are actually important so like that is extremely powerful. Instead of just talking about the things that your product or service does you’re giving them more time with their family, we used images of a mom reading stories to little kids and people that are busy moms who work cuts to the cord they’re like geez.

I need to be home, I’m missing this. I don’t ever get this back. You see how different that is how powerful that is. If you are trying to sell something, if you say hey, this works better, it’s good for it. You should do it. Everybody knows. What’s good for them, everybody knows what they should be doing right. If everybody did what they knew, they should be doing. Everybody be eating vegetables, never eating candies, nobody would be smoking, nobody would be drinking and everybody would be super healthy.

But that’s just not the case right people do things because of emotion. They do things because of status. They get and they buy things not for the features they justify. Those features as logic, typically with the emotion on what it does for them. So that is a huge takeaway when you’re selling the benefits you usually can justify that really well with the features. So how do we break down what the actual benefits are now? I think that the best thing to do is to number one get clear about who your clients and customers are going to be and really define what their before state is, and what they’re after state is.

I have two articles that are very powerful for this, like what really really in-depth I’m going to cover it here, just a little bit. But if you click on these cards up here, you can go to both of them. One is defining your client avatar, and this is step one in any kind of marketing. That you’re doing you need to know who are you targeting and then number two you need to define what their before and what they’re after is digital marketing gives you the ability to get laser focused on your targeting on your demographics that you’re choosing on their psychographics.

That you’re choosing, and so you need to create marketing, that’s speaking to people specific people that you’re targeting you’re not trying to be. You know I was. I was seeing um I’ll, give you an example here I have one of my former clients who is doing ads and I see what they’re doing now and they are just being so bland they’re trying to reach everybody in corporate America and they’re ending up being extremely Boring and very very ineffective because they’re, just not talking to any group of people like think about Hertz rental cars, for example, no offense, Hertz rental cars, but anytime, I see their ads they’re just another commodity right, there’s no reason actually choose Hertz their ads and their Content super boring and, as a result, they’re not really speaking to any group of people you’re, just showing yourself as a commodity.

If you’re trying to reach everybody, then what’s going to happen, is you’re going to end up reaching nobody. What are the people that do reach with? You are going to choose you just for reasons like hey. This is a good price or it’s convenient or I need it right now, they’re not going to end up working with you because you’re making a better pitch and that’s how you make a better pitch to them. You say here are the benefits.

Are you this person? You have this problem. This is the promise that our brand banks – and this is what we’re going to do for you if you use our product or service – and I think that’s where benefits come in so features versus benefits. Features are important, but don’t fall into the trap of always talking about features. I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions, comments need help with anything comment below.

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4 Ways to Measure Social Media ROI

Also this, I think, determination in small Businesses that they’re like “ There is no way to do this.”, So they love to hear about Roi return on investment. You get asked this too right Right. They end up spending so Much of their time on there, they wan na make sure they’re actually getting something back, Which I totally get right. You’re time is super valuable, you’re doing a million other things and then now social media Is added to your plate? How do you justify the time or the money if you outsource it like GoDaddy Social, You wan na justify that time and money and a way to do that is understand.

Are you getting a return on investment And the good news is there’s a lot of ways to See if you are or not, There’s data analytics metrics, but I’m going to break it. Down into four umbrellas of how to measure ROI, starting with number one brand awareness Cool, how do you Measure brand awareness, So brand awareness can be measured in one way that you’re, probably Already thinking at home, your number of followers How many people are following you More people following you on Twitter, seeing your tweets following you on Instagram Seeing your great photos following you on Facebook and Reading those great captions, The more exposure you have and the more followers you have seeing it that’s brand awareness Perfect And does that count likes and comments, and things like that too Totally So likes comments.

Love shares retweets. That’s just going to help You get in front of not only your followers The awareness there, but your friends and their friends, maybe their family members as well, So the awareness just Spreads like wildfire Spreadin’, the love Spreadin’, the love All right, so digging in On the analytics aspect, It’s easy to see the amount of followers you see the amount of Likes and things like that, is there a step further? We can go to really see the nitty gritty Yeah totally.

So that’s a cool thing. If you have business pages set up, they allow you a clear view of what’s working. What’s not working what time of a day a post works? Well, how many people are seeing It et cetera, et cetera, So with Facebook, you Have your “ Insights” tab And, what’s really cool, is it breaks down a ton of information And they even have a little Information button on each one. So if you’re reading a Metric and it’s like “, I’m not even sure what Engagement rate means.

”, (, laughs, ). You know you click on it. It’ll break down what it is Perfect And Instagram too. You have To make sure you create a or turn your account Into a business profile that way, you can see insights and how many people viewed Your page liked it commented what time of the week you Get the most engagement If you’ve turned your Instagram account into a business page. Let us Know in the comments below Just say, “ I’ve turned It into a business page.

”, So that’s with Instagram Twitter there’s the top tweet. So you can see that in your Twitter analytics as well So go in. There see what Your audience likes, in other words your customers and then have that inform Your strategy moving forward, which will also help you be More efficient with your time and give the customer what they want, Give them what they want, Give them what they want: ( laughs, ) All right, moving on Tip number two: where are we at with that? So tip number two: one Of my personal favorites customer satisfaction And you’re, familiar with This inside your business, whether you have a barbershop Or a car dealership, you can see it on the person’s face that they’re satisfied or not.

I can’t make a frowny face: Aw Darn it I was cuing them up. So one way you can do it. Online with social media is well your reviews. Your customers are going to tell you if they had a poor experience. Or a great experience But make sure you’re Reading those reviews Believe it or not, I still Come across businesses that don’t take the time To read their reviews, I’m like “ Wait. This is a great place “ to see if your customers Are satisfied or not.

” Also what they’re saying when They mention you on Facebook, Right, Especially, you have to Respond good or bad. I know most people will just Respond to the good ones and try to just ignore the bad Ones like they don’t exist, Just give them a response. See if you can make it right, apologize to the situation and move on Totally So again pay attention to What your customers are saying, They’re talking to you online And if you wan na even a Deeper dive into that we have another episode of The Journey on social listening so check it out So cool statistic: I read the other day: actually, a quarter of people who have a positive Experience at a business will go and tell 10 people Both online and offline – That’s pretty awesome.

All right. Tell me What’s tip number three Tip number three is actually Gaining new customers, which is your favorite, I know When I say “ You’re Gaining new customers”, you can picture just dollar Bills in your pocket Make it rain, ( laughs ). So how can you do that with all this social Media and online stuff Couple ways: One: your customers are going to Click on your Google listing for their directions.

I know I do that before Every business I go to because I get lost very easily, But if I’m clicking on the directions, I’m coming to your business and I’m coming to spend Money with intent Also calling Calling you That’s another great way to measure that you’re getting a new customer You’ve already learned. That a lot of customers don’t take the time to call So if they’re calling You they mean business, they are serious about Spending money with you, You got yourself a new customer And so because the Google Listing’s really important Yelp and that “ Click to call” you wan na, make sure I’m sure this obvious that everything is up to date, The right phone number, the right address The hours right.

How many times have you gone to a business? That said it was open, you get there and it’s closed And that’s a bummer Just makes me so sad. So sad, And also besides that, if you have a chance to Speak about your business, maybe “ About You” or add Photos do that as well too and make sure that’s up to date, Maybe you’ve remodeled. Since the last time you had your Yelp photos. Updated or your Google Add that in there spice things up Take some photos, Keep it up to date, so When your customer comes in that new customer, you just gained they’re getting an experience.

That they predicted that they expected Right All right, so we’ve reached The end of our journey, We’re on tip number Four, the very last one: What do you got for us Brand loyalty, Another one you’re familiar With the terminology, but what does it look like online? Well, there’s, don’t worry, It’s not tough math, but well, let’s see how It goes for Justin here All right, engagement rate. How do you measure that? Well, it’s pretty easy.

It’s the number of likes You receive on a post divided by the number of followers times. You guessed it 100 And that’s going to equal Your engagement rate ( mumbles ), Oh no! No! It’s not that hard, So write it down, keep it nearby And when you’re posting Check in do the quick, math And then you’ll determine is that engagement rate Where it should be, And what’s also awesome, About brand loyalty is actually 85 % of customers – 85 %.

I know that’s – almost 100, 85 % of customers will actually Engage with your brand if they’re, loyal daily And when I say, engage they’re going to be liking. What you’re posting commenting sharing on a daily basis And that’s huge That constant, like and That constant, following they’re, going to continue to see their stuff and they’re going to continue. To tell their 10 friends and onward and onward and onward All right, so that’s a wrap.

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Words that Sell Workshop Invite

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