Emily Esfahani Smith writes, “Stories are particularly essential when it comes to defining our identity – understanding who we are and how we got that way.” She’s talking about people and our personal identities. Here’s the thing though, when it comes to business, it’s no different. When we meet someone, we often ask questions and inquire about them to get to know them better. We look to see if this is someone we could get along with and connect with. Again, business is no different. That’s precisely why brands with strong stories thrive. Shall we explore how?
There are many different things you could be doing that unintentionally are causing your website to be failing your business. When your website is failing your business, it means fewer conversions, fewer sales, fewer visitors and a smaller reach among your target audience. It means that you’re not getting the results you want to for your business. Let’s have a look at the 5 most common mistakes I’ve seen online businesses make that actually end up hurting them big time.
Here’s the thing; if you don’t see self-love as an essential business skill, we need to talk right now. As the title suggests, I do think self-love as a business owner is a key in helping you find the success you’re looking for. Sure improving your sales funnel or conversion rates matter – actually they matter a whole lot – but you can’t grow your business without confidence, and that’s where self-love comes in!
Identifying your target audience helps your business in a multitude of ways, such as helping you create the most effective marketing campaigns. Additionally, it can have a significant effect on your branding. Knowing who you’re trying to serve with your company will allow you to target, connect and convert clients and customers much more easily. It gives you a clearer idea in which direction to shift your business focus and efforts to as well.
Partnerships with other online businesses can grow and improve your own business dramatically. This is especially true for areas where you don’t have adequate skills, resources or reach. Actually, for small businesses on a budget a partnership can be an incredible boost in visibility, reach and even sales (even with other small businesses)! The right partnership and the right project can go a long way in helping both of the businesses reach new audiences without breaking the bank.
I’m sure as an online business owner you’ve asked yourself how to stand out from the crowd and gain recognition among your target audience. The not so secret way is to channel your authentic self, story and the purpose of why you started your business. Whether we’re talking about your overall brand, your website, landing pages, webinars blog post, even social media, speaking your message from the heart is a great way to express yourself authentically. Let’s call this branding from the heart as authentic branding.
Last week I published the first part of this list Part one: 13 ideas to increase traffic to your website. Today, we’ve got part two with another 11 ideas! I know how important it is for you as an online business entrepreneur to drive more traffic to your website. I’m not going to bore you with an intro, let’s just get to it!
We all could use more traffic, amirite?! I was recently asked by some of my Instagram followers on advice regarding gaining more business, and it all starts with increasing traffic to your website. I’m going to run through this extensive list of ideas to increase traffic for your website. The list is so large, I had to divide it into two parts. In this article, I’m going to cover the first 13 ideas.
Branded content is an alternative to traditional advertising and promotions. It can be any kind of content including videos, podcasts or articles. It’s a similar concept to content marketing with one significant difference. Branded content focuses on gaining awareness whereas content marketing is more tied to generating leads or sales. Branded content is meant to be entertaining or shining a light on a related issue instead of outright promoting a product or a company. On the other hand, content marketing is strictly about promotions.
I haven’t done a list post like this in such a long time! I’ve been chatting with a few fellow businesswomen about how we turn our business, and it got me thinking, why not share with you too!? And, that’s how this post was born. I’m going to write down every tool I use to run my business and as you’ll shortly realize it really isn’t that much.