As a smaller, new business it can be difficult to keep up. Customers tend to like shopping with bigger companies or brands they have used before, as they know they’re likely to have a good experience, and any issues will be put right quickly. It can be difficult to encourage them to take a chance on you, however there are things you can do to put the odds in your favour. Here’s how you can keep up with your more established competition.
You’ve probably heard about the bloggers that have made a career out of their blog, and are earning twice if not more the amount than they would at their regular nine to five job. You’ve also probably wondered how they have achieved such success, and how you can actually make money from starting your own blog. The short answer is yes, it’s more than possible to quit your nine to five and start a profitable job, and here’s how.
We’re at the end of this blog series, and where better to end than sharing some of my top traffic sources with you. There have been countless times in my own history of trying to grow an online business where I’ve fallen down flat because – despite all the great opt-in pages, sales pages, blog posts, web design – I just wasn’t getting any traffic. It’s a huge frustration, and if that’s you, then read on. I’ll tell you what has personally worked for me, and what hasn’t worked.
In this post I’m going to show you how to stop using blogging as a way of bringing a handful of new visitors to your website, and start using it strategically to build your email list. To do that, I’m going to talk about content upgrades, what they are, give you some top examples, and explain how to set them up on your website.
Phew – that’s a lot to cover! Let’s get started.
You have a website, you have an opt-in on that website, and you’re building an email list. So why on earth would you need a separate landing page if you have all these three in place? Well, that’s what the experts do to supercharge their list growth and that’s what I’m going to be covering in this post. I’m going to explain to you the importance of a landing page in building your email list, and how to set up one that is going to convert really well. You’ll also find this extra useful if you haven’t yet got a website.
In this post, I’m going to walk you through my own strategy for creating freebies that convert. That is, a free offer you can put in front of your audience that will entice them to sign up to your email list.
Let’s start with some benchmarks.
I’ve been meaning to write a beginner-friendly blog post series for a while now, and I thought: what better topic than list building. Because there is list building, and then there is list building. I’ve done both.
Get it wrong, and it can be a constant source of a painful headache for you. You’ll find yourself endlessly googling “how to grow an email list” and such. But get it right, and you can spend the next 12 months building up a valuable and powerful asset for your business that’s going to keep your business ticking over in good times and bad.
When it comes to employment, the majority of entrepreneurs take a pretty passive role. In most cases, employment involves nothing more than advertising a position and seeing who applies. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this method. You’ll likely find some fantastic staff this way. But, given you’ve started your business from the ground, taking a backseat in employment doesn’t make sense. What’s more, you’ll likely have to go through a lot of bad applications before finding good ones.
It is vital to remember that we can always learn something from those that go before us, and this is never so true as in the business world. That is what I have put together this guide on how to get the most out of your company in the way the leaders in the field do. Just keep reading to find out more.
Having a shop, like a physical shop, one you can waltz into and buy tidbits from, was once considered a massive advantage. It was the only way a retail brand could be successful. But that’s all changed. Nowadays, the biggest success stories are the ones that burst onto the scene through the internet; the ones that new the future was all about e-commerce.
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Amazon, ASOS, Mr Porter, Pretty Little Thing and all these massive brands that began as nothing more than a dot-com idea. But the really good news is, well, the e-commerce explosion isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Of course, you can only hope to see results if you approach this opportunity the right way.
To help you with this, we put our brain cells together and came up with some top tips and bits of advice to ensure your venture into the realm of e-commerce is as a successful as your dreams hope it to be:
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