I love helping small businesses with their digital marketing and business strategy. I'm a young man with a passion in entrepreneurship and international experience in business development, marketing, sales, and web/graphic design.
Make sure you include compelling social media copy in all of your posts - even if you’re posting to share a video, photo, or link. Even though Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ will make your post look appealing by providing a video, photo, or link embed, you’ll miss an opportunity to engage your reader if you don’t include a relevant caption.
Think again about how you browse social media. You probably skim posts, right? Make sure your copy is easy to understand even at a glance. Unless your social media audience is primarily made up of professionals who are well-versed in and expect high-level content, you probably want to write simple, easy-to-read copy, using a tone of voice that’s consistent with your branding, that includes clear headlines and calls-to-action.
You don’t know who makes up the majority of your audience and what they expect? Read on…
It’s easy and free to get your company started on social media. After just a few minutes’ worth of set-up, you’ll have your accounts up and running! But how do you know if your social media activity is actually helping out your business?
You should spend the majority of your time running your business — not worrying whether social media is a waste of time! Put your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to work with our tips. And if you’re in the San Diego, CA area, make sure to join us for our upcoming workshop on content and social media on November 19!.
It’s exceptionally gratifying to see your follower counts go up as you spend time online. Are those followers converting into paying customers, though?
Keep in mind that social media is at its most valuable when it refers prospective customers to your eCommerce website or your brick-and-mortar location.
Provide thoughtful opportunities for customers to visit your website, learn about your services, and take the next step towards converting. But make sure that these opportunities are written with your audience’s motivators and needs in mind! They’ll be more likely to click through to your site if they believe you’ll be able to provide personal value to them.
If your business already has a website, then you’re on the right path to generating more money through the amazing benefits of promoting your company online. On the other hand, if your company still doesn’t have a professional website, then many could argue it doesn’t exist. Well, it might physically exist, but if it’s not a click away on the Internet in today’s digital era then it basically doesn’t exist in the eyes of most people. Agree?
Having a professionally designed business website is the first step in ensuring that your company can succeed in today’s online world. Want to learn more? Read about the Top 5 must-have digital tools to take your business online.
From this point forward, let’s just assume you already have a business website. Great! “Now what?” you may ask yourself, “How can I make money from my website and generate leads?” That’s exactly what I’d like to help you with, so let’s get to it.
The five basic steps for generating leads are as follows:
1) Create landing pages on your website, 2) Drive traffic to your website, 3) Attract your online visitors by offering them valuable information & tips to help them solve their problems, 4) Capture their information (convert them into leads), and 5) Follow-up with them via automated e-mails.
Take a look at these great tips and statistics on the importance of not only doing online marketing but on focusing on inbound marketing techniques to allow users to find your company naturally online.
Bloominari is happy to present at the San Diego Web Designer's Monthly meetup event on Thursday July 31st, 2014.
For the month of July, we will have an interactive showdown between WordPress and Joomla- the two most popular content management system (CMS) platforms.
Learn more at the San Diego Web Designer's Meetup.com group
Take your business to the next level with 3rdSpace‘s series of digital marketing workshops!
Jaime Nacach and Justine Dolorfino (Bloominari) and Ryan Berg (Ryan’s Creative Universe) will explain what digital marketing is and how small businesses and entrepreneurs will benefit from using tools like websites, social media, and email marketing to build brand awareness and drive traffic.
Whether you’re just getting started or already have an existing website and online presence, Jaime, Justine, and Ryan will help you make sure that your digital marketing is making a great impression.
Choose one or all of the workshops to attend, depending on your needs:
Each workshop will cost $10. Time will be reserved at the end of each event for questions, brainstorming, and networking.
Whether you’re preparing to launch your small business or have been open to customers for years, it’s never too late to get started with social media!
This post will focus on quick and cost-effective ways to use social media to help customers learn about you, monitor conversations about your company, track reviews and comments, and improve your business.
Make sure your business is easily found online and that all of your key information is up to date by setting up your business on Yelp, Facebook, and Foursquare. These networks allow customers to share information, tips, and reviews about businesses and to share where they are with their friends.
Even businesses without a brick-and-mortar location can benefit from claiming their brand names online. Make sure to add a well-written description that includes keywords people may use to describe your business, like ‘brunch,’ or ‘web development.’ Users who search for these keywords may find your business this way.
Every small business wishes that it had unlimited resources to do whatever it desires in order to grow. Whether a company wishes to create a new product, build things faster, make bigger marketing campaigns, attend more trade shows, or develop a bigger brand, the reality is that everyone’s resources of time and money are always limited.
With this in mind, the constant question businesses ask themselves is: How can we stretch every minute of our time and every penny of our dollars to still show the same power, products quality, brand equity, leadership, expertise, and trusted perception as our main competitors who probably have larger budgets, bigger teams, maybe more experience and been around for longer?
Want to learn how a small business can be perceived to be greater than it really is?
The short answer is: Use the power of today’s digital marketing age, quality design, technology, and branding techniques to make everyone believe that your company is one of the “big players” in your industry. Let’s take a deeper look at how this can be achieved.
It may be very obvious what I’m going to talk about during this post, but you’d be surprised how many people aren’t yet aware of the key digital tools their business needs in order to move towards the online world - and YES, there’s still companies out there that are working the “old school” way (without using email marketing, having a website, using social media, and using today’s abundance of technology) and have no digital strategy whatsoever. Thus, I’ll be talking about the true essential tools a business needs in order to join the digital world and catch up to the rest of the world’s businesses.
Before social media was around, this was probably (and may still be) the most important digital tool for any business. A business website serves as a digital concierge that’s always there to help current and potential customers 24 hours a day to learn about your company.
A website allows your visitors to learn everything about your business at any moment they want and from the comfort of their home, office, the park or anywhere (using tablets and smartphones). Although many businesses today - small and large - do have a website, there are still thousands of them still without one. For those who still haven’t taken the step to build a website for your business, here are 5 reasons why you MUST get one immediately:
Reasons your business must have a website:
Still not convinced?
Then think about when was the last time you looked at the yellow pages to find a solution to your problem or a service provider?