Email vs. Social Media Marketing: Which is Best for Your Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

email vs social media

I conducted a discovery session with a small business owner this week, who wanted to know where his time would be better spent – email or social media marketing? There’s a big problem with this question. It’s really not an either/or situation.

As this infographic from ReachMail explains, social and email marketing work best as marketing tools when they are used together.

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Top 3 LinkedIn Tips to Get More Leads and Sales

LinkedIn tips Did you know that a single status update on LinkedIn can reach 20 percent of your followers? Compare that to Facebook, where you’re lucky to reach 2 or 3 percent of your fans unless you pay for an ad.

Here are a few reasons why you can get more leads and sales for your business with LinkedIn:

#1 – The average household income of a LinkedIn user is $109,000.
#2 – LinkedIn sends nearly 4 times more people to your homepage than Twitter and Facebook combined!
#3 – And 68% of LinkedIn users are business decision makers.

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Time Management Tips for Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

time management tips

time management tips When it comes to social media marketing, one thing small business owners struggle with is time management. Tips and strategies are what people ask me for the most. I understand the struggle There are so many options for social networking today. Social media was hard enough to manage when it was just Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to worry about. But now, there’s Google+, Pinterest, Instagram… not to mention YouTube, SnapChat, etc.

Here’s my first piece of advice: Pick one social media platform to start. Then, make sure it’s a platform that your prospects and customers use! For instance, LinkedIn is great for B2B companies. But if your business is more visual, like a travel agency, then by all means, use Pinterest or Instagram.

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Why You Need to be at Internet Marketing Success Summit

Internet Marketing Success SummitAre you ready to discover…how Internet Marketing is the key to enabling YOU to Create Consistent Clients and Continuous Cash Flow?

Then, you need to join me at my two-day, Internet Marketing Success Summit, to be held on October 22 & 23, 2014, at the Hampton Inn-Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

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Manage Your Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you struggilng to manage your social media? If you own a small business with only 1 or 2 employees or you’re a solopreneur, I know how tough it can be to manage all the social networking accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. This is one of the areas I concentrate on when I work with clients.
There are only so many hours in the day to get work done. You need to have a life outside of your company! I was thrilled to come across this terrific infographic from Pardot that gives you a schedule to manage your social media in just 30 minutes a day!

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5 Proven Ways Speaking Helps You Attract New Clients

attract new clientsSmall business owners have a variety of marketing tools at their disposal to attract new clients including internet marketing, email and social media. Those all work well, but I’ve found that speaking is also one of the best ways to get new clients because giving presentations allows you to demonstrate your expertise. And it gives your prospect a chance to get to know more about you as a person, which will help them to decide if they want to do business with you.

Be aware that I’m not talking about giving sales pitches. These presentations should be educational – providing tips and strategies to solve a person’s problem – whether it’s personal or business-related. You can make an offer for your product or service at the end, as long as you’ve served your audience by giving them useful information first.

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How You Can Build a Social Media Marketing Funnel [INFOGRAPHIC]

social media marketing sales funnel Are you frustrated that the time you spend on social media marketing isn’t generating the leads you wanted? One reason you may be having trouble is that you haven’t built a social media marketing funnel to turn your existing customers into your greatest advocates and sales people. As Quicksprout shows in an excellent infographic below, the key is to turn the traditional marketing funnel on its head.

Here are some fascinating stats that Quicksprout compiled:

    92% of consumers trust word of mouth above all advertising
    70% chose online customer reviews as the second most trusted source
    68% of consumers are more likely to buy if they hear about a product on Twitter or via email

See the full infographic here:

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Social Media Marketing Lessons from Diana Nyad

Social Media Marketing Lessons

By Gloria Rand

U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad made history on Monday afternoon, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Appropriately enough, Nyad completed the task – her fifth attempt since 1978 – on Labor Day.

After the swim, the 64-year-old swimmer said she had three messages, “One is we should never ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it’s a team.” 

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