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A Sales Managers Checklist

If the company has the internal structure to provide formalized sales training (or the money to invest in outside consultants), the company can afford to hire inexperienced sales people. One advantage to this approach is the ability to train “fresh” employees to adapt to the company’s unique culture and processes. However, if the owners and/or [...]

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3 Tips to Improve Your Sales Pitch

How Can I Help You? How is your year going so far? I don’t know about you, but I’ve talked to many small business owners who are really watching their budgets closely and saving as much money as possible. With this in mind, it can be more difficult to get small business customers to use [...]

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What if you are NOT a Born Salesperson?

When speaking about a person who has built a successful career in sales it is often said, “They are a born salesperson,” but what does that actually mean? While it is true that some salespeople possess excellent people skills, it is not true of all. Moreover the ability to charm is not a given for [...]

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Lemonade Stand, Business Lessons

Lessons Learned from a Childhood Lemonade Stand

Small towns are inherently entrepreneurial. Family owned businesses support the local community rather than the typical big city retail chains. I grew up in a small rural community with approximately 2000 people at the time of my childhood. Large stores and restaurants simply did not exist. The closest grocery store was approximately 40 minutes away. [...]

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Create a Selling Organization

Argumentatively sales is the lifeblood of a company. However, if not properly staffed and managed the sales department can also be a liability. In smaller organizations, the sales department is often understaffed, consisting of the owners and possibly one or two other individuals. This creates a company dependency on just a few key individuals. Moreover, [...]

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Hope in Business

Take Action on Scary, Month-End Sales Numbers

Are Your Sales Numbers Frightening? It’s Halloween so things are pretty scary out there. But if you are looking at low sales numbers as the end of the month grows near, that can be darn right terrifying! If this sounds familiar, I’ve got a few helpful tips for you. First of all, are you giving [...]

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Business Writing

I Need Writing Help! Sound Familiar?

Take Advantage of Content Management – Even without a Budget! If you are a business owner, you know the importance of content marketing and SEO, or search engine optimization. It helps you: Provide value to customers and the search engines. Stand out from the competition. Build customer word-of-mouth. Boost credibility and sales and more! Who [...]

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SEO Is Not About Keywords

Follow These 6 SEO Guidelines for Search Engine Optimization Success? If you think SEO, or search engine optimization, is just a buzz word and a matter of adding keywords to your site to increase traffic, you are wrong. Search engine optimization is a big part of your overall, content-strategy program tied directly to your marketing [...]

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Is Your Website Traffic Something to Celebrate?

How to Boost Site Traffic with SEO Content ASAP!

It’s summer and time to have fun. But if your Website is not seeing new traffic that leads to sales, you probably don’t feel like celebrating.

Don’t worry. There is something you can do right away to increase online awareness…

Are you using SEO (search engine optimization) content marketing to bring in new customers and provide value?

If not, you are missing out on a cost-effective tool that can give you a competitive edge.

Specifically, according to stats at “The InBoundWriter Blog,”

· “Marketers, on average, spend over a quarter of their marketing budget on content marketing. (B2B Marketing Insider)

· 62% of companies today outsource their content marketing — that’s up 7% from last year! (Mashable)

· Because 61% of consumers say they feel better about a company that delivers custom content, they are also more likely to buy from that company. (Custom Content Council)”

So how do you start using SEO content marketing?

Start writing unique articles, blogs, social-media posts, ePamphlets, tip sheets, case studies, and more specifically for your customers.

What do you your customer want?

Find out! Then, provide them with the valuable information they are looking for and will want to tell their friends about.

And for better results, add SEO keywords to your copy. This way, when potential customers search for specific keywords related to your products and services online, your business will appear in the listings. And if you are not a trained, SEO copywriter, find a professional to help you. You’ll see better results and save time and money in the long run.

Today, content marketing is a huge part of business success. By giving potential customers, and the search engines, valuable data, you can save time and money while increasing online buzz and sales.

What are you waiting for? Start adding valuable, SEO content to your site today!

And if you need help, please write to me below or check out the free content information at www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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How to Boost Site Traffic with SEO Content ASAP! It’s summer and time to have fun. But if your Website is not seeing new traffic that leads to sales, you probably don’t feel like celebrating. Don’t worry. There is something you can do right away to increase online awareness… Are you using SEO (search engine [...]

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Why Spend Time Blogging?

An SEO secret that boosts online awareness fast You have probably noticed the thousands of blogs online from big businesses, Mom-and-Pop stores and individuals. Some of the information is interesting while most of it is boring (or just a way for people to vent or talk about themselves.) However, if you are not blogging, you [...]

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Why Isn’t Your AdWords PPC Campaign Working?

Don’t Waste Time on SEO That Is Not Working “Why isn’t my SEO, PPC campaign working?” “My site traffic is not increasing with my AdWords PPC campaign!” “I’m spending a fortune on PPC each month with no results!” If any of these statements sound familiar, you are not alone. Many entrepreneurs come to me asking [...]

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Why I Tolerate Annoyance

On a recent trip to Breckenridge, Colorado I found myself standing at a three-way intersection that consumers often encounter when making a purchasing decision.  That intersection consists of price, convenience, and service.  We all prioritize a different factor in different situations.  On a quick lunch break, convenience may trump the other two but if I want to [...]

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Spring Into New SEO, Sales and PR

Spring is here, and that means it’s the perfect time to start new projects and reach out to potential new clients, media-members and advertisers. Whether you are looking to get a story in the news or boost sales, here are a few tips to help you get things going: 1. Find Your Unique Benefits. What [...]

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Stop Writing Your Online Content!

Are You a Trained, SEO Copywriter? If not, please stop writing your company’s content! If you are writing your own copy for all of your marketing needs, but you are not a trained, SEO (search engine optimization) copywriter, stop! You may think you are saving time and money, but you are actually losing out on [...]

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What is Content Marketing?

Does your business need content marketing?

There is a lot of buzz out there about “content marketing” and how it can make your business successful.

But what is content marketing, anyway?

It’s just a fancy name for using content to market to customers. And as I’ve said many times before, by providing value to your customers with good copy, or content, you create a more credible reputation. Plus, if you offer good content, people will want to tell their friends about your products and services.

Why use content marketing?

Ragan Communications offered a great article on why content marketing is important here. In the article, they list “24 stats about the importance of content marketing.”

For example:

“According to Roper Public Affairs, 80% of business decision makers prefer to get company information in a series of articles versus an advertisement.”

And per an article on “Engage the Blog,” research conducted by the Custom Content Council indicates that, “90% of consumers find custom content useful and 78% of people believe that organizations providing custom content are interested in building good relationships with them.”

These are just a few of the many statistics out there about the importance of marketing with content and why copy is still king.

How do you use content marketing?

If you want to increase online sales and awareness fast, start writing some valuable content. Here is a good process to help you get started:

  1. Figure out what your audience wants and what you want to accomplish with your content.
  2. Write an article or blog about that information providing valuable tips and information. (If you are not a copywriter, hire one to do the work for you. They will help save you time and money and provide better results.)
  3. Include your search engine optimization, or SEO, keywords in the headline and throughout the copy a few times.
  4. Add a link at the end of your blog or article to a landing page on your site or a page where site visitors can get more information.
  5. Track the results with Google Analytics or another program.
  6. Repeat!

Content Marketing Works!

If you see this process is working (and it does when done correctly), create an editorial calendar for the year which spells out what topics you’ll be discussing and the kind of content you’ll be distributing (blogs, articles, tip sheets, videos, social media events, etc.).

By creating valuable content (especially with SEO) specifically for your target market, you will bring in new customers and stand out from the competition. For the best results, plan your content in advance and test different topics and methods for sharing your content.

It’s a lot of work to provide good copy on a regular basis. But if you hire experienced, SEO copywriters to help you with the entire process, you will see sales and customer loyalty increase.

What are you waiting for? Start providing great, SEO content marketing and see what happens!

For more information on SEO content marketing, please contact me at www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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Does your business need content marketing? There is a lot of buzz out there about “content marketing” and how it can make your business successful. But what is content marketing, anyway? It’s just a fancy name for using content to market to customers. And as I’ve said many times before, by providing value to your [...]

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Find Out Why Your SEO Isn’t Working

Are you making this big, SEO mistake? Does this sound familiar when it comes to your SEO, or search engine optimization, efforts? You added a bunch of keywords to your site but haven’t seen an increase in site rankings. You paid a big, SEO company to help you, but you are still waiting for results. [...]

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How Old Is Your Site Content?

It’s Time For Website Spring Cleaning!

Now is the perfect time to give your Website a fresh, new look and do some spring-cleaning. But don’t worry! It doesn’t need to take a lot of time or money, Here are…

3 Tips to Freshen Up Your Site Fast!

1. Fix errors.

Yes, this may seem blatant, but you really need to review your Website for bad links, grammatical errors, misspellings, and old content.

Believe me, new site visitors will find even the smallest errors, and that could mean the difference between a new sale and a lost customer to the competition!

2. Add new copy.

If you haven’t updated your Website with a new blog entry, article, white paper, or other content for over a week, it’s time to add fresh and valuable information your customers will want to read.

And if you can optimize it for the search engines, even better!

3. Be newsworthy.

When was the last time you posted a press release or were mentioned in a local newspaper? If it has been more than a month, get to work!

Create a newsworthy event, write an SEO press release and let the media know you have news!

Freshen Up Your Site and See Results!

By taking a few, simple actions today, you can significantly increase online awareness, build credibility with new site visitors and get the media talking about you. And with these potential results, this is some Spring cleaning you’ll want to start right away!

For more information to increase site traffic and sales, write to Melanie below or visit www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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It’s Time For Website Spring Cleaning! Now is the perfect time to give your Website a fresh, new look and do some spring-cleaning. But don’t worry! It doesn’t need to take a lot of time or money, Here are… 3 Tips to Freshen Up Your Site Fast! 1. Fix errors. Yes, this may seem blatant, [...]

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