Simple Drip Email Opt-In Forms in WordPress

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There are many WordPress plugins for creating opt-in forms both free and premium. Those are great if you are going to be creating a lot of forms and inserting them in the middle of articles. If you only need a single form in your sidebar or at the end of your blog posts then those… Continue reading Simple Drip Email Opt-In Forms in WordPress

Sales Meet Marketing

Up until Don Draper and Sterling Cooper started gracing our airwaves a lot of people did not understand the distinction between sales and marketing. Many still don’t. It is understandable as to outsiders they both have the same purpose: to get people to buy the product. Even in small companies where you might not have… Continue reading Sales Meet Marketing

Sell more in January by asking your prospects about their annual goals

Businesses often set annual goals or initiatives just like individuals set New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or read more books. A business is more likely to set goals to win more business, roll out new features or services, or improve a few key metrics. This is something that will be on the top of… Continue reading Sell more in January by asking your prospects about their annual goals

Use the five whys to get to your value proposition

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For one of my products I was getting getting polite interest but not turning any leads into customers. That is a recipe for a failed business. I knew that the product was a good one that would allow the leads to make a huge jump with their business in terms of retaining existing customers and… Continue reading Use the five whys to get to your value proposition

Consume less. Create more.

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Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month which is where thousands of people set a goal to write a novel during the month of November. How you get there is up to you but many set a goal of writing at least 1,000 words a day. I fully intend to take part… Continue reading Consume less. Create more.

Email Template Roundup

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I am all about engaging people for your business through email. (Literally that is what my book is about.) Throughout your relationships with your customers, prospective customers, and industry peers there are countless opportunities to reach out to someone and to push your relationship forward. The problem with having so many opportunities is that it… Continue reading Email Template Roundup

Guide to creating customer profiles

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People respond much better to targeted marketing than they do to general marketing. Imagine being able to talk to each potential customer directly! We’re a little ways from that but with a combination of tracking, big data, and A.I. improvements I think the future is hyper-targeted marketing. Until that utopian future (if you are a… Continue reading Guide to creating customer profiles