Starting Off the New Year Right!

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There is no shortage of articles to read about starting off the New Year right.

Everywhere you look there are new fitness packages, supplements you can purchase, and books you can read for that magic solution.

In fact, you can start fresh with a new wardrobe, new makeup, and a new someone special if you so choose.

There are a million ways to start off a new year in a new way. So, is there only one right way to do this?

There isn’t, but let’s be honest we love this stuff. I decided to jump in though, and talk about starting off the New Year right in ways that are most likely unconventional.

Starting off the New Year Right with the Right Attitude

Although a lot of what you hear at the New Year is all fluff, you can be sure that starting off with the right intentions and attitude is a great place to be.

If you are only thinking about what good you can do, how you can improve your life and how you can grow spiritually, then you are headed into the right place.

I have to say that not only are more people interested in being better people, but they are also concerned about ensuring that their kids see the right example.

These are the right things at the right time, and you can be rest assured that you’ll be the one others look to when your year is starting off more stable.

Stability is the key word this year, because I find that many folks have shaky experiences when they are living without a solid foundation.

Starting off the New Year right consists of a few simple things for me

  1. Attending a church service when available New Year’s Eve. Most churches have a New Year’s Eve service. If yours does I would encourage you to attend, but go expecting something to happen. What is it you desire? What do you want from God? Do you want more blessing, more love, more peace, or more of Him? Look for the opportunities within your Christian walk to seek more of Him in all things. The more you seek the more you will find.
  2. Do set goals. Okay, this may sound cliche, but remember, setting goals is what you should be doing all of the time. The one thing I’ll urge you to do for the new year is look back on 2017 and see where you have opportunities for growth and more. There are opportunities in every area of life, but setting goals gives you the foundation for your expectations. What did you accomplish? How can you stretch yourself further? Could you do more? This is why goals are the key to getting stuff done and final. It’s all about setting goals and getting moving!
  3. Track and report. As you make progress, write it down. Track all that you do and report on it. You need to keep records for yourself on everything. As you test marketing methods, track the results and write it down. Give yourself some leverage to use for changes and new tools. Track and report is the key to understanding how you are doing and what you must change going forward.

There is no time like the present for positive change, so don’t wait. If you truly want to focus on starting off the new year right, set your goals, track, and always keep pressing on for more!

What Were the Best Online Business Ideas in 2017?

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It seems that each year new business trends pop up, but what where the best online business ideas in 2017?

Whether you were just now bit by the entrepreneurial bug, or you are looking for a new venture, now is the time to consider what worked in the past and what may work in the new year.

Today, I’ll outline the best online business ideas in 2017, and what you may see coming up in the year 2018.

Best Online Business Ideas in 2017 You Didn’t Think About

So, you want to start an online business?

It’s a great way to leverage the internet and utilize resources for your business without going deeper into debt.

Beginners get a real edge here, mainly because these ideas are easy to learn more about, analyze, and ultimately to implement.

Here are some of the best online business ideas in 2017 you may not have considered yet.

  1. Amazon’s FBA Program. FBA stands for “Fulfillment by Amazon“, and on the surface it’s pretty simple. This program is similar to most affiliate programs, but the inner workings are a little different.  You purchase an Amazon site, and it’s wise to focus on one product so that you can master the system and the principles of online marketing first. You are only responsible for selling. You can utilize numerous online marketing channels to boost your visibility and your sales with social media platforms as well as product reviews on a blog. What you put into this is what you get out of it. If you don’t have experience with online marketing, take some courses or follow some of the many experts in the industry like Ray Higdon, Lawrence Tam, and those involved with Elite Marketing Pro.
  2. Consulting. There are numerous businesses that need consulting both from an inside perspective and the outside perspective. Consulting is essential for just this reason; it gives an outsider a fresh look when they are NOT involved. It is also advantageous for the company to hire a contractor to analyze the situation. A contractor is responsible for their own taxes and for their office space. The company does not have to pay for their health insurance or other benefits. It’s a win-win, and you can market yourself online.
  3. What is your craft? This is a literal question! Do you craft? Handmade items really became a big deal when Etsy made it’s launch in 2005. Since that time, many have found it the place to sell their goods. You can find just about anything handmade on this site, from soaps, perfumes, jewelry, and clothing. The possibilities are endless for those who are artisans and craftsmen that are looking for more ways to earn profits.
  4. Affiliate programs. There are numerous retailers looking for ways to make selling online easier. They will gladly pay you a commission for selling their products, and they’ll give you access to a replicated website for a fee. You don’t have to create a product, just find one you are passionate about and market it. Amazon is a big hit if you can invest enough upfront to start off with a bang. You can market through your blog writing product reviews, or you can easily purchase an Amazon website and begin marketing it with paid traffic sources, social media and more.

These are just a handful of the best online business ideas in 2017, but there may be some new ideas that come through in 2018 too!

5 Social Media Trends You’ll See in 2018

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Social media has been ruling the world for several years, but there are 5 social media trends you’ll see in 2018.

The world has spoken.

Social media is an avenue by which stories and pictures are shared. It is also an arena that offers a display of behavior.

Sometimes it’s good and sometimes not so much.

When it comes to new trends, social media is wearing an important hat for the new year.

Today, I’ll share the top 5 social media trends you can expect to see take off in 2018, and how it could impact your business.

5 Social Media Trends that Could Change Your Business

Each new year we talk about changes, trends, and goals.

The world has adopted social media as a way of life. It is no longer just checking in to see the latest photos of someone’s vacation.

Businesses are using it too. Those who use it well are generating more revenue because they started a conversation.

What are some goals you have for your business in the coming year?

You may call them resolutions, but whatever the case, your business will flourish when you follow the latest trends in social media.

Here are the top 5 social media trends you’ll want to utilize in 2018 for growth and expansion.

    1. Instagram Stories. Storytelling is a great way of making sales. Believe me when I say that telling a story draws people in, and it will most likely resonate with a group of people (not just one person). The world is your oyster when it comes to Instagram. There are people that have made Instagram their second home, but it’s making waves with new daily pictures of just about everyone and everything. This is a great tool to use for your business. Tell a story about your customers, how you helped them, or how they were able to benefit from your product or service. Share a story about how they shared it with someone else and it helped them too. Nothing offers more evidence than a photograph. Show your audience what you’ve got, and let them see you connecting with real people.
    2. Be an influencer. Did you know that “influencer marketing” is captivating the world? If you can influence someone you’ll make a huge difference. Influence is getting others to make a decision based upon your actions. This is huge! This trend is generating billions. Don’t be fooled. Learn how to create influence and use it to attract others. Influencer marketing is big business.
    3. Facebook Live. Live stream is a great way to share with others in the moment…as you are doing it. You can talk to people and you can also speak about something in front of your audience. Want to give a talk? Just press the button for “Go Live” on Facebook, and those who follow you will be “all in”.  It’s FREE, it’s easy, and you can share tips, tricks, and “how to’s” easily with this tool.
    4. Hangout online. Your audience will eat up Facebook Live, but online hangouts are also gaining major steam. These two compliment each other in that they offer the ability for your audience to tune in no matter where they are in the world with a WiFi connection. This is awesome, and yet again it’s free! This means that there is no excuse for anyone NOT to build a business from home. There are tons of FREE tools that you can use to grow your audience in no time flat. This is a major one that enables you to do online presenting and more.
    5. Messaging capability. Okay, so someone cannot get in touch with you? This can no longer be true. If you offer a messaging tool to your audience they can now chat with you a million different ways. A small company out of China known as WeChat, is getting small business up to speed with their messaging tool. Instant messaging is utilized in Facebook, Twitter, text messages on your phone, and more. There is no reason that you cannot communicate with your audience in real time.

There is no time like the present to make viable changes.

The new year is upon us, how will you change? These top 5 social media trends will give you the boost you need for much success in 2018.

Trends that Will Drive Success in Business in 2018

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Business trends are always interesting to look at, but what will drive success in business in the new year?

The ability to be bold and innovative is what makes a business successful. What makes a business owner super successful?

There are numerous things we can discuss that help a business achieve its goals, but what’s the latest?

Today, this article is going to discuss what trends will drive success in business in the coming year, and how you can achieve real growth in 2018.

Success in Business in 2018 with New Ideals

There are tons of ways to experience growth in your business in the coming year, but what are the trends?

Here are some ways that you can plan to achieve success in business in 2018:

  1. Customer experience with artificial intelligence. You probably didn’t see this one coming, and it’s still new. However, machines that can learn more about what you can do are ideal for growing your business. Teaching machines that can carry out tasks just like human beings brings a whole new meaning to customer experience. Less human interaction is what it brings, but it does amplify the opportunity to build and grow and online business. Although this isn’t really referring to marketing automation, it is clear that the more automated a business can be, the more likely it is to grow and flourish. There are roughly 3-4 levels of artificial intelligence (AI). Could these be the one way in which business succeed and go over the top in their goals?
  2. Facebook Live is a real, productive tool! Okay, okay, so Facebook live was something you thought was great to help you see concerts that you could not attend through the eyes of those who did attend. It’s true, but Facebook live events, or live social media streaming is changing the way we communicate and do business. You can now respond quicker and you can have communications with those who did not communicate with before. There is no need to take forever to talk to a group of folks when you can do it over Facebook live, and you can do it all from your smartphone. Wow.
  3. An opportunity for you in health care and more. The job sector is growing, that can no longer be hidden. The top industries that will experience tremendous growth are care for the elderly and most forms of healthcare. Nothing can replace good hands on treatment of a nurse and other assistants so be ready to enter into healthcare. If you want to start in a new field for success in business, think along the lines of healthcare, wellness, and anything related.
  4. Training will change to social learning. Book knowledge is only as good as when it is put to use. If you want your company to grow, use social learning by all means. When individuals are able to learn through their peers, they will become more confident and take a more team oriented approach. You can easily keep employees connected when you allow them to interact with each other and learn tips and tricks from one another. This is useful but it is also building a sense of community. Rather than sticking new employees into a room for a training session, consider that they will be more prepared and more anxious to learn through the use of social learning. Studies show that employees learn best in this setting and are more apt to learn better problem-solving skills.

There are numerous ways to grow your business and their are easy ways to find new team members that are willing and ready to work.

If you are willing to take a chance on your team and help them to succeed, now is the time to plan out a fantastic new year.

You will soon discover that companies that are experiencing growth are already doing these things.

If you plan to be a “success in business” in 2018, begin with just one of these innovative changes, you’re likely to discover that it’s easier than you thought possible!

 

 

How to Be Rejection Free When Recruiting for Your Business

Are you wondering how to be rejection free in your network marketing business?

There are tons of veterans within network marketing that can testify to the fact that this works. Relationship building is still the key.

What am I talking about?

You can be rejection free when recruiting others into your home business. If you are attractive to someone they will come to you. Right?

Most likely, the individual that asked you out was attracted to you. Right? Today, I’ll share some valuable information with you that will help skyrocket your business.

You will learn more about becoming the “hunted” and not the hunter. You will learn what it takes to grow your business with the use of attraction marketing.

You will also learn how to implement this marketing in stages in order to maintain relationships with those you do attract.

Are you ready to learn how to be rejection free?

How to be Rejection Free from Day One

You have most likely heard all about “attraction marketing”.

First, it is a real concept and I have seen it work for hundreds of marketers. Whether it was an old school marketer or a modern day content marketer, being attractive to your audience is the key to building your business.

Secondly, I’ll go so far as to say that you should be attractive in ANY business to attract the right people. Building a team is essential for growth and profit, but most importantly, it is what makes you attractive to others that matters.

Here are some simple tips I’ll give you today to follow, so you can learn how to be rejection free.

  1. Share your story. Yes, you need to tell your own personal story of success. I have heard some marketers say they are embarrassed to tell the backstory. Some are afraid their story will sound too unbelievable. Everyone has a story to tell. Be willing to tell your story regardless of who awful or embarrassing you think it is. There is someone that your story will resonate with.
  2. Just ask. People want to know what is in it for them. People do not want to hear about you all of the time. Tell your story and then move on. However, talk to everyone. Don’t start out by talking about yourself, but asking them about who they are  and what they want. If you want to know what your prospects want just ask. It’s really simple.
  3. Don’t spam. Okay okay. So you were told to manually seek out folks on Facebook. It isn’t a bad idea, but how you go about doing it is everything. Being attractive to your audience will never change. Don’t spam people in Facebook groups or otherwise. It just isn’t good business sense.
  4. Learn internet marketing. Marketing is how you get leads to find you, and it’s how you get prospects to begin to follow you around. What if a fully automated system could be applied to your business model? Would you consider it? Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram to share your products and services. These are the least expensive avenues, and they are the most successful.

These tips are rock solid for helping you build your business. It is worth learning how to make attraction marketing work for you, so that you can learn how to be rejection free as you build your business.

 

5 Key Points for Your Growth Plan

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Are you working on your growth plan for 2018?

Chances are, you have been working on it because you know all too well that waiting until the last minute can be dangerous.

You also know that if you haven’t been getting the results you hoped for, it is most likely related to your lack of a growth plan.

Now is the time to focus on what you’re going to do in 2018. Waiting until the last minute to put together a growth plan can be scary.

You should desire to have a complete growth plan for your business, with an understanding that the more thorough you are the fewer problems you’ll have getting clients to listen to you.

Are you ready to focus on creating your growth plan for 2018?

Creating Your Growth Plan for 2018

When you structured your growth plan for 2017, how did you do it?

Did you start with a rough outline of the areas that need the most attention? Did you focus on what made you the least amount of money last year?

There are some great ways to cut to the chase and ensure that you focus working on the areas of your business that need it the most.

Here are the 5 key points for your growth plan for the new year.

  1. Clarify your value proposition. What sets you apart from your competitors? If you do not have the answer to this question, you really need to revisit this before you come back to write your plan. Setting yourself apart is your value proposition, and this is what gives you the upper-hand in the marketplace. Why do your customers choose you? You absolutely need to know this otherwise you’ll have zero following and no opportunity for growth, and you’ll not be credible. Be clear about this.
  2. Identify your target audience. Who is your ideal customer? This is what you’ll build your business around, along with the first point. Marketing means that you need to know who you are marketing to. If you don’t know who your ideal customer is then you’ll waste your time building your marketing strategy. Identify your target audience and make it your business to know everything about them before you build up your marketing strategy.
  3. Note your key indicators. What should you be able to measure? Changes should always be measurable. If you cannot measure changes, you’ll struggle. If you could add a revenue stream to your business what would it be? If you cannot answer this you’ll have no idea what you’re getting into. There are some things you’ll offer for FREE to create value and attract your buyer. There are other things that are revenue streams that you want to guard with your life.
  4. Focus on what you are strong in. What makes you strong? It isn’t always about what makes you strong it is about working the angle of your strengths. If you work hard at overcoming weaknesses you’ll waste valuable time you could have spent on things you were good at. Take what you’re good at and run with it. Always work to your strengths and you’ll draw the right crowd.
  5. Invest in what matters most-your talent! Okay, so buying office furniture is fun, but who you hire is more important. What are you paying them? Don’t spend so much on the things that don’t matter or move the hand that moves your business. Focus on the talent you hire. If you do, you’ll get the rewards of it. There is no better way to spend your money than to spend it on the individuals that work hard and help you propel your business forward.

There are numerous ways to attract business. New business is absolutely super important. Eliminating debt is also important.

Focus on paying your employees well, especially when they are producing for you. These individuals can be your secret weapon.

You want to have a successful 2018, right? If so, and you want to have clear direction, focus your efforts on “your growth plan” for 2018 and you’ll be ready for the first of the year.

3 Types of Content Marketing to Attract Prospects

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Have you been trying to figure out content marketing to attract prospects?

One of the easiest ways to recruit prospects is with solid content. This doesn’t mean just written content but video and other mediums used to market to your audience.

There are numerous ways you can attract new prospects to your business and get them to buy. Today, I’m going to share with you the 3 types of content marketing to attract prospects without breaking the bank.

I’ll share with you how you can do this inexpensively as well as how you can do it effectively regardless of the sources you choose.

Producing the Right Content Marketing to Attract Prospects

Some home business owners believe that their only solution to attracting prospects is to chase after friends and family. This isn’t true at all.

The best and easiest way to do this is by using targeted content. What does this mean?

Content becomes targeted when you write it for YOUR audience.  There are certain types you’ll discover that you can rely on because they provide such tremendous value for your audience.

  1. Educational site/resource. Did you know that educating your customer is the best way to their heart? I prefer to use the word “audience” so that we can refer to who you are selling to as a whole. An educational site or resource for your audience will reap you tremendous rewards because it is a great way to add value to everything you do. Educating the consumer on your product or service is the best and easiest way to attract prospects. A blog or an educational site where there is a library of information will ALWAYS win the day.
  2. Publish an EBook. There are numerous ways that you can use EBooks to aid in building your business. One of the easiest ways to position yourself as an expert in the industry is to write an EBook. It doesn’t have to be long, and it can be a resource that answers the most common questions about your product or service. Depending upon the type of business you have, you may also want to share your biography and tell your story to inspire others. Your story matters, and as long as you are putting the needs of your audience first, you cannot go wrong.
  3. Interviews/podcasts. There are numerous ways to do this too. You can get others to conduct interviews with you on You Tube as well as with podcasts. The more of these that you do you never know where they will lead to. You can share the videos using all of the various social media channels. These social media platforms are the most beneficial tools that you can use to help you grow your business and attract your ideal prospects. Allow potential customers to interview you, and don’t be afraid to answer questions. Ask individuals that wish to meet with you if they are okay with you recording the conversation. Anything like this that you can use to help your audience learn more about what you do is helpful and ultimately, it will be the content marketing to attract prospects that you need.

What else should you keep in mind when creating content?

Content Marketing to Attract Prospects Now and in the Future

Content is a key component of generating leads and driving traffic to your website.

Consider creating an editorial calendar for yourself and organizing your content into an order that makes sense. One of the additional steps is the marketing of your content.

Content marketing to attract prospects means pulling out all of the stops to make it happen. If you write great articles, create interesting videos or podcasts, no one will know about them unless they find them by accident.

Marketing the content you produce is just as important as putting it out there for all to see.

Your audience is everything, and because of them you have a business. If you want to increase your traffic and ultimately your sales, focus on “content marketing to attract prospects” that consume your content and also share it.

 

5 Social Media Mistakes You Make in Business

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Are you making some social media mistakes with your business page?

Social media is somewhat of a science. The best way to know what works for your audience is to try different things. If you aren’t doing anything then you have already identified the biggest mistake.

If you are a professional you’ll want to continue to learn.

Those of you who have considered this a hobby won’t take it seriously. Learning more about social media means taking part in case studies, so that you are willing to learn more about different ways of using it.

Everyone’s target audience is different, and everyone’s product is different. Today, I am going to share with you how you can stop making the most common social media mistakes.

I’ll tell you what I did, how I did it, and I’ll share some other amazing tips with you at the end.

The Most Common Social Media Mistakes

What are the most common mistakes businesses make using social media? These can be easy to overlook but you probably have no idea that these are methods that don’t work.

  1. Not having a page. Did you know that the most common mistake business owners make is NOT having a business page? The cardinal sin is NOT even attempting to use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There are numerous ways to connect with your audience, but social media is the best and easiest ways. It is also the least expensive way! It’s also wise to invite those you do know to help you gain a bit of social proof right off the bat.
  2. Be clear about what you do. Putting up a page is great, but once you do this, you MUST be clear about what you do. How can you benefit your customer? Don’t be vague. Always tell folks how you can help them. Putting up a page with your business name is NOT enough. The same is true if you open a store in the mall. If you open up the store, a few people may know once they walk past you. Unless you make a statement through marketing no one will know you are there. The same is true of your Facebook page. Start out by being clear about what you do and how you can benefit your customer, then….
  3. Market yourself. Okay okay, I know it’s about money when you are starting out. So, the most inexpensive way to get going is to utilize Facebook ads. You could spend money 10 million different ways, but with Facebook you can spend less and get more eyeballs on you. One of the biggest social media mistakes business owners make, is they fail to market their Facebook page. Everyone logs onto Facebook at different times throughout the day, so there is no guarantee that they will see your page. You should also use other social media platforms to drive traffic to your Facebook page. Always share your social media links through the other channels you are using.
  4. Create a group on Facebook. There is no better way to get started than by creating a group.  When you create a group you create a place of support and encouragement for all who join the group. You also position yourself as an expert. Keep the group active, not just with status updates. This requires you to make it real and keep it real, all while building your portfolio and positioning yourself as an expert. Don’t wait on this. It’s stellar!
  5. Ask your audience questions. If you aren’t asking your audience questions, you’ll never hear them talk. People love to talk about themselves. One of the biggest social media mistakes business owners make is not letting their audience talk. Instead, they are always talking. You can easily engage your audience by asking them specific questions so that they have to answer. This gets them talking and now you become the listener.

There is no better way to attract prospects and build your business than through the use of social media. These “social media mistakes” are a great way to get feedback and learn what not to do!

Are You a Pro or an Amateur?

Do you consider yourself a pro or an amateur?

Being a pro means that you become one. Someone who is an amateur will put things off and NEVER really take action.

Those who want to excel will constantly work on their craft and find ways to get better at what they do. They will also study those who are successful and will emulate what they are doing so they too can find success.

There is still something you may be missing. What is it?

Today, I’ll share with you what on earth makes the difference between those that are pro or an amateur.

Taking the Stand of Whether You are a Pro or an Amateur

There is a long list of things that separate the pro from the amateur, but some of the things that you should add to the list may surprise you.

How can you tell if you are a pro or an amateur?

  1. Self-awareness. Ah, this may not be so clear for you. This is all about being very aware of who you are. Once you know who you are you’ll know exactly what to do. Us creative types who like to write and focus on creating things can be tough on the rest of the world. Call yourself what you want to be, and the professional lifestyle and decisions will follow quickly.
  2. You want recognition without the strain. It’s easy to get recognition for work done well, but can you get this all of the time? It’s important to understand that just because you exist, this does not mean that others are going to find you. Many art forms require apprenticeship. If you want to be the best, follow someone and be an apprentice. You’ll learn more than you thought possible. Focus on spending time with those who teach, and you’ll learn sound principles and more to follow.
  3. Never stop working on being better. Those who are only amateurs focus only on doing just enough to get recognition. Those who want to be pros at what they do will keep working until they become better, regardless of what happens. You have to show up every, single day, no matter what. Try writing for at least 20 to 30 minutes each day. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your writing changes when you write daily for that time allotted.
  4. Build something, don’t jump over the puddle. Okay, I know this sounds odd. Think about this for just a moment. What if you jump in puddles to get to the other side? It’s a shortcut right? If you want to do this right, you’ll build a bridge to get to the other side. This way you do what you should do and stay clean despite the mud. You may have to write numerous articles or other pieces before you land a hot project or a book deal. It isn’t ever easy. Just ask those who have done it! Work through it and keep building your bridge to success.
  5. Failure is feedback. Wait, don’t stop reading! I get it, I get it. You are thinking, wow, he is crazy. “Failure is my feedback?” It’s true. Whether you realize it or not it matters now right now. If you did everything correctly, you would never need feedback right? Would you get the chance to have a collaborative effort if you never make a mistake? Crave feedback, always. It is what will make you a pro versus an amateur. It’s a tough pill to swallow sometimes, but failure isn’t the end of life. It is the beginning of going pro, especially when you are in a creative field. If you are a writer, failure will be your feedback and it will make you better!

It’s not easy to become the pro. It takes a lot of work and dedication to your craft. Don’t be afraid to be mocked for your work.

This is just a part of becoming successful.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between a pro or an amateur, follow the stories of any successful business owner and you’re sure to see some similarities.

5 Actionable Ideas for Driving Traffic to Your Website

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Many business owners struggle to get their website on the map, but driving traffic to your website does not have to be h?ard!

Search traffic is good, but getting  direct traffic through a  click is what most business owners are looking for.

Rather than telling you what many gurus are telling you regarding internet marketing and how to obtain traffic, I am going to share some real ideas with you.

Today, I’ll tell you how you can start driving traffic to your website, and why not every method you use is going to be 0a quick fix.

Driving Traffic to Your Website Can be Easier than You Think

As a business owner you rely heavily on your online marketing to help you grow your business. The first thing you must recognize is that any marketing method is not a quick fix.

However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t see results quickly. What matters most is the methods you choose. Here are 5 actionable ideas for driving traffic to your website.

  1. Long-tail keywords. Keywords are extremely important for your marketing strategy. There is no shortcut that you can take to improve search outside of using long-tail keywords. Your SEO will all come together when you focus on long-tail keywords for your campaign. Your site should contain several long-tail keywords that are related to your topic.
  2. Start with a Facebook group. One of the best ways to drive organic traffic to your site is with a Facebook group. This is because groups are where ideas are exchanged, support is given and your audience is talking! Engagement is huge, but the best way to get this it through using a Facebook group. This is a great way to start driving traffic to your website.
  3. Notify those on your email lists about your blog posts. Your blog posts are vital to educating your customer. If you don’t notify them that you have recently published content they may not see the content immediately. The goal is to feed your list, and as you do that, you’ll keep all eyes on your content before your customers look elsewhere.
  4. Craft winning headlines! Your headlines are the most important tool you have. Your headlines get the attention of your readers and they should always clearly articulate the benefit to your reader. Remember, your readers want to know how it benefits them and nothing less.
  5. Contribute on professional sites. There are numerous ways to position yourself as an expert, but one of them is to become a contributor on professional sites in your industry. The sites you are looking for should be Forbes, Inc., or something similar. Always consider those sites that are professional in your marketplace.

There are numerous ways to generate traffic, and generally the best methods tend to be through the use of social media sites.

These are the top 5 ideas I believe that work best. Always be a student of your craft and continue to learn all that you can about marketing and how to position yourself as an expert.

If you do not have any experience with online marketing it would be wise to take some seminars or attend some webinars when you can.

If you use this list as your guide you’ll start driving traffic to your website every day.