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How to Launch an Easy SMS Marketing Campaign

Hey everyone!

Utilising the power of short messaging service (SMS) for your marketing campaign is a fast, cost-effective and highly converting way to generate leads and reach out to repeat customers.

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text message

If you haven’t leverage this system, it’s never too late to start using it now, especially since there’s a fairly large demographics of individuals who own at least one mobile device which they carry with them all the time.

Here’s a quick a run-down on how to launch a successful SMS or text messaging marketing campaign.

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CTA ( Call to Action)

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Hurry!

Make sure that you state this right away in your SMS campaign.

One effective way is to always tell your text message recipients what they would gain if they would subscribe to your solution or brand.

Have the end in mind even at the start of your text message to avoid long boring text message. The time window you have for this is less than 5 seconds tops!

Keep it short

Essentially, you only have 160 characters to get your most important point across. So choose your words very carefully. Use the direct approach method. Don’t dilly dally.  Your brand’s advantage should be immediately clear to your recipient.

Right Time

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is it the right time?

Always consider the time when you want to send your text message out.

If you hope to gain an action or response, it is important that you give your recipients ample time to think about your offer during the course of their day.

One way to achieve this is by preparing a scheduler that you can view and track what is the best time to send your text marketing and to which group of people you want to send it out.

Avoid repetition

Avoid sending text after text to the same group of people continually within a single day! This is considered spamming and many will definitely frown upon you which would result in lost of possible conversion for you.

Learn to manage your database properly to avoid texting the same marketing campaign to the same group of people. Also, try to keep your text message engaging and most importantly, fresh!

Be clear about the opt-in rule

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Opt in?

Always remember to use an SMS keyword for this type of action. (e.g. Text JOIN to 10110 to receive the latest offers and updates.)

Have this printed everywhere. Text messaging is an invasive strategy and thus it may violate some regional laws.

Be sure to read what your local Privacy and Electronic Communications policy has to say about this.

Protect your brand’s reputation by making sure that all of your recipients have actually opted in.

Simple to opt-out

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easy opt out

In my many years of being an on-line marketer, I found it really exasperating when you’re opting out of a solution but you are constantly  STILL being bombarded with countless proposal.

Some text messaging campaigns I’ve encountered are like that, for me, it’s a sign of unprofessional ism and is blatantly unethical. AVOID THIS PRACTICE at all cost.

Make sure your opt-out option is simple in your texts. Make it a point to let go of your clients when they have decided to opt-out of whatever current solution you are promoting.

Who knows in the near future they will even subscribe to another solution that you are promoting just because of the excellent experience they had with you in the past.

There you go, I hope this article have you itching to start your very own text messaging campaign now.

7 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Hi everyone!

In the early stages of my social media marketing campaign I often struggle to find the most applicable and most effective strategy or strategies that I can use.

marketing planThis would always result to falling into a pitfall and you know what’s even worse? I’d fall over and over into the same ditch time and again.

It’s definitely easy to mess up and get lost into messing up again and again.

Thankfully I was able to rectify my mistakes and was able launched a more streamlined and effective social media marketing campaign.

Now I’ll be sharing the mistakes I did before in the hope that you’ll steer clear of them.

Here it goes.

Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Focusing on Number of Followers

followersTry to target connections that will be beneficial to your business. It’s them you want to focus on anyway.

Don’t just click and connect.

Be forward-looking. Connect with those that you can do business with in the future.

Irregular Posting of Unrelated Content

More than 170million people buy product online every year. Posting unrelated content without irregularity will only leave you in the dust and in the dark. Moreover you can actually even lose your followers this way.

Forgetting to Convert Followers into Paying Customers

conversionDid you know that roughly around 12 percent of total social media viewers that encounter your ads are likely to buy?

A highly shared post means nothing if it’s not asking viewers to make the sale.

 No Strategy

Operating an online business without any social media strategy is like fighting a battle with one hand tied behind your back. I can’t overemphasize the importance of having an active social media marketing campaign.

Spamming

Self-explanatory I suppose? Spamming is really not a strategy anyway. It’s more akin to being a nuisance.

Announcing the Same Message on Multiple Channels

multiple channelsMuch like having your own branding concepts, different platforms have their own distinct way of getting the message across their respective community.

If you want to be effective on this, then learn how each platform execute theirs.

You might piss off your most loyal followers having multiple channels if they see the same exact message promoted across multiple channels don’t you think?

Brand Has no Personality 

brand personalityWhether you have a smiling clown, or an old man with a mustache that defines your brand, still your brand has to have its personality.

This will separate you from the “faceless, lifeless and bland crowd”. A logo or a symbol will instantly inform your viewers who you are and what your business is all about.

There you go folks!

Have fun with your social media campaign!

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How to Get the Most out of LinkedIn

Hi everyone!

Okay, I know right away that not ALL of you have their LinkedIn account – BUT if you want to truly maximize your online presence –then STOP, create one first.

Granting you have one right now, did you know that LinkedIn is a great platform to build connections and promote your brand?

Bet you didn’t know that!

But if you do and still want to get the most out of it, here is a rundown of how to go about it.

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LinkedIn Cheat Sheet

Set up a Professional Looking Picture

Adding a face to the profile is a 99% guarantee that you are most likely a real person and that your account is legit and not bogus.

Create an Awesome Summary

summaryThis section should be about YOU, not about your brand.

This should highlight everything about you that would make people want to connect with you.

Create an Accurate Advert via Your Headline

You can take advantage of this heading by letting your connection know what you can offer and what you can do.  Keep it simple and brief but loaded with a lot of punch.

Be Single-mindedly clear

Unlike other social media networking site, LinkedIn is all about building your PROFESSIONAL connection. So it’s really important that you make this clear right away with what you load into your profile.

Skill Set

skillIt is also imperative that you list your skill. A LinkedIn profile without a skill set is like a car without fuel.

It wouldn’t go anywhere.

Besides, I’ll ask you this simple question, will you connect with someone that you don’t have a clue about what they actually do?

Post Statuses

You need to be visible to be relevant. Posting statuses on a regular basis keeps your connection well aware of your online presence. This is of paramount importance. YOU need to be relevant. Don’t forget to hashtag part of the update in to your Twitter account for that extra wallop and sauce.

Get Endorsed

endorseGet people in your network to endorse your skills. This way, viewers will see what you are really about.

Although not 100% fool proof, still, I’d get an endorsement anytime. It beats self-promotion by a mile.

Add Media

You can make your profile more interesting by adding different types of media. Include videos, photos and links every now and then to make it more visible as well.

There you have it, give it a try then tell leave a comment.

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5 Tips on How to Write a Killer Headline

Headline titles are more important than most writers would care to assume. In fact, the viability of having your article read lies on how catchy your headline reads. The catchier the better.

So how do you do it?

skyOne important factor to remember is to always ask yourself “why would I want to read this article?”

If you can answer that convincingly with your headline, go on. If not, write another one and another until you have in your hands the best possible version.

I’ve compiled 5 do-able and practical tips to help you write a catchy and killer marketing headline. This is in accordance with my ongoing effort to help you become a better online marketer.

5 Headline Tips and Tricks

Use Numbers

eThe mind can easily “see and recognize” figures. This spatial recognition is so effective that wherever you go, numbers will almost always jump out instantly. Look around you and you will notice that numbers are everywhere.

For best practice, use somewhere between 1 to 5 to enumerate your headline with tips or what-have-yous, it works.

Use Picturesque or Interesting Adjectives

adA headline without any adjective is doom to fail. Use adjectives that are easy to understand and must be catchy. Some of these are the following:

  • Essential
  • Incredible
  • Free
  • Easy
  • Important
  • Fun

Use Rationale

This is effective if you are going to do a list post. You can use the following words.

  • Facts
  • Ideas
  • Lessons
  • Principles
  • Reasons
  • Secrets
  • Tricks
  • Ways

One cautious word of advice – please don’t ever use the word things. I know you can do a lot better than that.

Use Trigger Words

What, why, who, when, and how are considered as trigger words. They define your headline and immediately “cast the net” on the target audience. Trigger words are effective when you are trying to persuade or you want to enable your readers.

Make a bold Promise

promAlways remember your initial and most important goal – have readers read your article. Readers will always ask “what’s in it for me?” If you can successfully address that query, you have reached your goal.

Making a promise is a sure way to catch their attention. Make it bold or audacious but not to the point that you are fooling them. That’s a major no-no.

Likewise you can promise your readers about something valuable. It can be learning a new skill, trying out a new brand of soap or asking him to do something for the first time and what they will get out from it.

They key point to remember is that you are asking your readers to read your article.

Finally

Now, let’s put our headline writing formula to the test, try this:

50 Ways to Leave your Lover – yeah it’s a song I know, but it’ll real catchy.  How about “How to lose 2 kilos in 2 weeks”.

All in all, you can’t force your readers to read something that is really boring. They want to be informed and entertained. Make it worth their time. Start with the headline.

Taking Advantage of Web Analytics

Hey everyone!

When it comes to sites, many business owners take the perspective that ‘if you build it, they will come’. But to figure out results, you must discover a way to evaluate response.

Using web analytics is exactly that. It tells who, how many and how your visitors use your site (visitor behavior). This information is vital for your marketing campaign or even ecommerce.

optimiseThe data offered by web statistics is not just limited to the quality of guests but also it informs specific search phrases through which guests arrived to your website.

A clear interpretation of this information allows online marketers to make your web pages more useful, eventually helping customers to achieve their objectives more quickly.

The study help companies as well in enhancing marketing techniques by knowing things like;

  • Forecasting the mind-set of the guest by examining the keyword and key phrase that introduced traffic to your website.stats
  • The paths followed by the visitors
  • Knowing the preferences of the guests by monitoring their page views
  • The way marketers can adjust to change and hence improve their marketing techniques to reach the customer more successfully.

Being acquainted with these valuable info aids you in implementing effective marketing programs. Marketing via e-mail is one of the promotion resources used to capture customers’ interest (survey).

This analytics also informs you that guests at times are assured more by sensible justifications and sometimes representational or even psychological stimuli.

This means that there are many routes and possible techniques that you can use to interact with your visitor and most especially to know them better.

web analyticsThis eliminate guess works and you will be able to come up with a more advised choice about what marketing strategies to apply.

 So do you want to get started and begin to recognize the aggressive benefits of web analytic? You can use any available and free online analytics. Some platform even come with their own analytics for you to use.

All in all, if you have not paid any attention to using analytics in the past, take notice, use it and improve your marketing technique!

Empower Network can Turn your $25 into $15 Thousand!

Hey everyone!

How do you turn your $25 into a whopping $15,000?

If you have read the previous post about the Empower Network business opportunity, here’s more on the matter.

But first…

Let’s all face it, just like the rest, you want to make money online right?

en3With a lot of online business opportunities to choose from, it’s not easy to sign up, let alone find one, that can guarantee to produce a considerable amount of income- out from an initial investment of $25. That’s right, just $25.

Right now, at the top of my head, I can’t even name one online business company that has an initial $25 capital outlay, not even one, except for Empower Network, can you?

Empower Network Business Opportunity

Empower Network is making the complicated world of blogging uncomplicated for all of those who want to share their thoughts online. This is actually the main thrust behind Empower Network.

Viral Blogging Platform

en4With just $25, you get to avail of its viral blogging platform that is really a great boost if want your site to be seen online at a much faster rate than the usual route.

This is a great advantage if you have a solution, service or product that you want to blog about and have it viewed by a lot of people online.

Well, blogging is just one way to earn money online, but since you have your sights set on the big one – $15,000, here’s how you can take advantage of the offer.

Network Marketing

empower networkEmpower Network also employs this proven marketing strategy to get the word out on its solution without juicing up too much cash in terms of advertisement and promotion.

Signing to EN’s solution opens up a world of possibility for you to generate money online through blogging – first, then through affiliate marketing.

To spare you a lot of words, the bottom line of this system is that the more people you can get to sign up to EN’s viral blogging platform, the more earnings you will have. (Refer to the video link)

Recurring Income

en2Another cool thing about signing up with EN is the recurring income that comes with its effective system.

Recurring income simply means you are earning a certain amount of money or more without having to work for it over and over again.

How cool is that?

 The Offer

Imagine yourself taking that much long overdue vacation getaway with your loved ones in one of your most desired dream destination.

Florida? Mexico? Europe?

Now with Empower Network that is within your fingertips!

So what are you waiting for?

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Timely Blogging Tips

Hi there!

Blogging can sometimes be cumbersome, especially at some point when you run out of steam, which eventually you will. Trust me, it will happen, even to the best of them. So what will you blog about when this occurs?

Do you have any contingency plan?

sweatingIt always pays to have a backup plan ready for any eventualities, and running out of ideas is something that you really need to watch out for.

Here are some fresh ideas you can pick upon and incorporate in your blogging approach.

Blogging Tips

Blog about News Eventsnews events

Being a business owner entails that you be abreast with the latest news and trends about the industry. You can put this advantage to good use by blogging about what is upcoming and new.

This gives you the opportunity to be a resource person and you can even give your insight about the news event to your readers.

Keep a Keen Sight on Google Trends and Twitter

google trendsObserve what leaders in the industry are referring to or that have a huge number of interest and write about that (knowing that if it’s an appropriate subject like the World Cup, your material won’t possibly rank or likely ever be seen before the attention drops).

Volume wise, you’ll be blogging to entice guests and in case of authorities chatting, you’ll likely be blogging mainly for links so it will have to be more reliable.

Write about changes in the industry, product and services launches, etc.

For example, while an upgrade to Google Chrome may not straightly affect our approach to SEO, it’s relevant by its effect on our website visitors, so it is definitely a topic worth blogging about.product launch

While this might sound a bit cloudy and uncertain, every upgrade that chrome does will definitely have an effect on our approach to online marketing or even to SEO at times. (Algorithms anyone?)

Product and services launches are great topics to blog about, even if these are from your competitors, why? It will absolutely give you the advantage of knowing where your position is as with regards to your competitors.

Blogging about this topic will give your readers insight about (clears throat) how well you can address the competition without sounding all sour and insecure about the whole thing, which if done properly, I believe will result in better audience confidence in you!

There you go, I hope you can incorporate this tip in your blogging approach.

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