Here is a video on, How to have consistent clients for your products and business.
People do business with those that they know like and trust.
If you want people to trust you and eventually do business with you, you have to put out content. This positions you as the person that can solve their problems.
However, Feeding the internet’s insatiable appetite for content and getting people to know you is no easy task.
Watch this show today and find out how I am getting clients to knock on my door every day demanding to work with me.
Start getting word out about your business.
If a lot of people that are your prospects knew what it is that you would do for them, you would get more business.
If nobody knows about your business, you’re not going to go anywhere. You’re not going to grow.
It won’t be easy.
There will be years of hustle and sheer persistence.
You will need all the tenacity just to forge the relationships and deals that will contribute to the growth of your business.
It won’t happen if no one has ever heard about you.
The Business world and Entrepreneurship is becoming harder and harder and has changed over the past years.
The internet has opened borders,social media was created and instead of making it easier more technology is making it even harder.
It takes a lot to start and grow a business.
You must have a strong mindset that is determined to push through any failure or struggle.
You must make smart decisions and keep your emotions in check.
Watch today’s show and see how you can keep afloat and get word out about your business.
Are you looking for Web Design in Melbourne? Starting a business and continuing to grow it is an expensive exercise, so it’s only natural that your “Do It Yourself” instinct kicks in and makes you seek out ways to do everything on your own, but also at a fraction of the potential cost. With affordable and user-friendly software and guides for web designing and many other essential business services, this is possible.
However, when you start looking at your marketing and web design, Livelong Digital in Melbourne are the digital marketing professionals that should be the ones you turn to because we’re the experts in this game.
1. We can customize your site to meet your unique needs
While it’s true that you can download a website template and populate it yourself, you won’t be able to customize it without the necessary expertise. This means you’ll end up with a generic-looking website that may not even work with your brand’s colours and identity. A professional designer will be able to create a template for you and make it fit your business seamlessly.
2. We can assist with the extras
Many people assume that having a website up and running is as simple as creating it. It’s not that easy, unfortunately. You will first need to make sure your domain name of choice is available and then register it. The next step is to find a company to host your site. Finally, you’ll need someone to configure email addresses using your domain name.
3. We can test and scale
All the planning in the world can’t prepare you for real life, which is why a website needs to be tested in every possible way before going live to ensure that all errors have been detected and resolved.
Additionally, you’ll need to create your site bearing in mind that you might broaden your business’s scope in the future. A professionally designed website will be scalable, which means that extras such as product pages and e-commerce facilities, for example, can be included later.
4. We keep your site updated for you
Google’s algorithm often changes, requiring websites to keep up or risk falling in the rankings. A skilled designer will proactively tackle these challenges on your behalf, so your site remains up to date.
Hiring a designer doesn’t cost as much as you might imagine, especially when you consider the peace of mind it affords you, as well as all the benefits of having an attractive, fully functional and up-to-date website!
Schedule a call today so we can discuss your Website needs.
It used to be that if you had an online business, your website is the equivalent of a shopping window. Now, this holds even true if you have a brick and mortar store. These pages are non-negotiable.
And just like in a physical store, not all is created equal. Some shelves, or in our case pages, are more important than others. You probably heard about the 80/20 rule or Pareto principle before. 20% of your efforts will bring in the results while 80% of your efforts are just there for filler or worse as a distraction to your readers.
So how do you apply this to your website? Which pages are more important than others? And to which pages should you be paying the MOST attention to get the quickest and best results for your business?
Taking your business to the next level is a step-by-step process. Setting proper goals is necessary for anyone who’s serious about scaling their business, making more money, producing more product or achieving any other dream. They need to be smarter goals and there needs to be powerful reasons behind why those goals absolutely must be achieved.
By creating a plan, taking action and staying persistent no matter what, you can leverage the following strategies and methods to scale your business.
It’s not easy.
No one ever said it would be.
But it is well worth it.
Watch this video for more.
In this episode, we speak to Jordan D’Urbano on how to double your business by making sales on the phone.
Jordan D’Urbano helps consultants and coaches who are wanting to make more money and expand their impact. He has founded 2 businesses before the age of 25, was ranked as a 30 under 30 Entrepreneur By Anthill Magazine back in 2015 and has been able to share the mic with experts like Dr. John Demartini and Coach Tom Ferry.
Having been the head of sales for various startups and made over 30,000 sales calls in the training & coaching sector Jordan is an expert when it comes to human behavior and sales. He also the host of The Game Of Sales Podcast & creator of the sales system “The High Paying Approach™” Find out more about Jordan here:
In this episode, we speak, yet again to Julian Van Der Wall Of Spartan Alliance.
Spartan Alliance has every solution that you will need to grow and scale your business. There are two types of business–those that have had tough times and those that are going to have tough times.
Generally, tough times relate to money dramas, either a lack of business or a client that goes broke or a combination of the two. Of course, there are other issues that can create tough times but more importantly, what do we need to do to survive them? I have experienced a lot of tough times in business and at Livelong Digital I’ve certainly helped a lot of businesses to get through tough times as well.
From these experiences, there are seven absolutely non-negotiable things that have continually proven to be the most helpful to get through and actually come out the other side in better shape.
Watch this video and learn how you too can get past these tough times.
You maybe working or you may have been working on one particular project for what seems like for ever now.
You might be going frustrated.
You have nothing to show for the hard work the project feels as if it has come to a standstill day after day nothing changes and you find yourself wondering how long are you gonna keep this up without giving up?
Staying motivated is even harder when it comes to challenging projects. Especially those that seem to drag on and on.
That doesn’t mean we should shy away from them though.
Use these tips and strategies to stay focused and on track.
Should You Use Paid Ads to Promote Your Small Business?
Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and increase business, however, it can be an expensive endeavor if you don’t really know what you are doing.
We all know that email marketing is essential for most businesses online.
“If you’re running a real business, email is still the most effective way to universally reach people who have expressed interest in your product or site. For that, it really can’t be beat.” – Colin Nederkoorn, founder Customer.IO
For this reason, the majority of online marketers already have an email marketing strategy in place.
The only problem? Most beginner email marketers and even the pros aren’t sure which email marketing service to choose.
After all, If you choose the wrong email marketing service – you could end up with a lot of technical issues that could affect your sales and conversions.
This is why most online business owners choose MailChimp as their main email marketing service of choice.
MailChimp is arguably the most popular and widely-used email marketing service on the Internet. (According to MailChimp, more than 15 million users and businesses use MailChimp)
It’s the #1 choice of most online businesses because it’s:
- Free for up to 2000 subscribers
- User-friendly, and simple
- Have all the features that you need (automation workflows, segmentation, etc)
But there has always been one problem with their forever free plan: No automated follow-ups or automation workflows!
This was a deal breaker for so many people who couldn’t afford to invest in an email marketing software. Why?
Because email marketing automation is very important for nurturing leads and increasing conversion rates.
MailChimp allows you to only send 1 automated e-mail to your mailing list in their free plan: A double-opt-in confirmation email. (that’s terrible, right?)
But not anymore, yesterday (May 2, 2017) – MailChimp announced that all 21 of their e-mail marketing automation features are made available for free for all users!
”We’re excited to announce that our powerful marketing automation features are now free for all MailChimp users! No matter what type of plan you’re on—Forever Free, Monthly, Pro, or Pay As You Go—you can now send personalized automations at no extra cost.” says on the company’s blog post.
Email marketing automation allows you to send email campaigns, abandoned cart emails, order notifications, birthday reminders and other types of emails automatically.
This is happy news for online marketers who don’t have a large mailing list or don’t yet have the budget to use the sophisticated capabilities of marketing automation.
”we want to give everyone—no matter their account type or list size—the opportunity to use our marketing automation tools to do just that.” – says MailChimp in their blog post.
In 2017, online business owners of all sizes have started to realize the potential of marketing automation in e-mail marketing.
The old model of e-mail marketing is no longer enough to scale your online business.
Automation makes your e-mail marketing simpler and easier to engage and follow-up with your customers. As well as save you a lot of time automating the process. (Enabling you to grow your business even when you’re away from your computer)
Thus, you can work once – automate the entire process; and focus on other parts of your online business such as acquiring new customers.
With more than 400 million active users, businesses and advertisers from all around the world are starting to realize the enormous profit potential of the world’s best image platform – Instagram.
Not only that but Instagram is also considered one of the best social networking sites in the world in terms of engagement. (More than 60% of users login in daily).
And honestly, If you’re a digital marketer or a small business owner looking to profit and raise brand awareness through social media – then ‘engagement’ is really the only thing you should be concerned about when doing your social media marketing.
As a wise man once said, ”social media marketing is about identifying the essence of engagement.”
Moreover, (and this is very ”shocking”)… 30% of internet users are now on Instagram!
Now that Instagram has officially announced the launch of full-screen ads on Instagram stories worldwide, things will get even better for digital entrepreneurs.
Because more than 150 million people are using Instagram stories every day and it will get even bigger by time.
Now officially, businesses and advertisers from around the world can get started with immersive, full-screen sound-on video ads on Instagram stories.
People will be able to see your ad in full-screen, played with sound-on automatically, and people can skip away by swiping. So it’s basically a non-intrusive native ad, which will probably make it more successful and profitable (but I guess we’ll have to see about that in the near future).
But there’s only one exception, your story ad should have no more than 15 seconds. However, I believe that’s probably more than enough to get people engaged with your ad.
At the moment, ads are available only on a CPM basis. Moreover, advertisers can start running ads on stories using Instagram’s marketing API, or by using Facebook’s advertising management tools such as Adverts Manager and Power Editor.
To create and experiment with Instagram Stories ads:
- Go to Facebook Ads Manager
- Click ‘Create an Advert’
- Select the Reach objective
- Click Placements
- Select the Instagram placement
- Click on ‘Stories’
- Complete the remaining steps to get your ad ready
- Click Review Changes to publish your changes
- Congrats, now you just have to wait for your ad to be approved
It should be noted that – the effectiveness of ads on the Instagram Stories platform is still unclear, because no one has tried it yet other than big brands like Airbnb and others who are already familiar with people’s minds.
However, If you are an advertiser or a business trying to get more exposure and conversions for your products and services, then it doesn’t hurt to try this new advertising feature – you never know, you may end-up getting good results.