Whether you are trying start a new online business or you are building an existing business, you probably heard people talking about building an email list.
You might be wondering how do you even get started building this email list or how do you get more people onto your list. In this post, I am going to be sharing with you some of the best tools to start and grow your email list.
Before we begin, for those of you who are visiting our blog for the first time, hi! My name is Michelle Christie. I am an online visibility coach and social media expert. I have helped hundreds of women increase their visibility online through my private coaching programs, products, courses and live events. With over 10 years experience at the time of this blog post, I am thrilled to share easy-to-use tips and tactics that you can use to build your business online. I help business and overwhelmed business women take the guesswork out of marketing their businesses online. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need my help building your business online!
Now, you are going to learn the best tool to use in 2019 to build your email list from scratch.
So, you should know that as an online business owner, one of the things that you want to do is get the word out to your audience whenever you have new content. The best way to do so is to send out an email to your list. This is where MailingBoss comes in.
MailingBoss is a Powerful email marketing system that allows you to get your message out about news and fresh content, directly into your subscribers inbox. With MailingBoss you have a ton of functions available to you for one monthly fee which allows you to send Unlimited emails! Other tools charge a pretty penny to send out emails. I know, I paid a small fortune for sending emails to my 10k list. That was one of the main reasons I made the switch!
Social media is not just something the kids are obsessed with these days. We can all agree that it is the new way of connecting and communicating with our family, friends and for those of us in business; customers.
In this blog post I will be sharing with you 5 simple tips on how to create an effective social media presence.
My first tip is one I always start with when working with my clients and students. ---->>>> Who are you trying to reach, whose attention are you looking to attract? <<<<----
Maybe you have seen it asked this way: Who is Your Ideal Audience?
Defining your ideal audience first is going to save you a ton of time and allow you to streamline your content to speak directly to your potential customers and clients.
So, first thing to do is to Identify Your Ideal Audience.
Let's move forward to my second tip, shall we? :-)
Build relationships, not just followers. Keep in mind that people do business with people they know, like and trust.
The beauty of Social Media is that it allows you the opportunity to reach millions and millions of people; however, instead of just focusing on numbers, start focusing on building a strong relationship with the people who currently follow your feeds.
My third tip ties into my last tip. Just be uniquely you. Being yourself is so important when using social media to grow your business. See, the truth is, we aren't meant to attract and serve everyone.
Your marketing should be attracting and repelling people online.
Being yourself allows you to attract the people you are meant to serve. Showing your personality will help you resonate with the people who find similarities, common ground, in your style. Your way of speaking, the way you look, the way you sounds. All of that is uniquely you and is meant to benefit you and your business. There are millions and million of people in the world so, you won't be losing those clients and followers your are meant to serve. So, be yourself.
Next tip. Stay Active. This can become a challenge for busy and overwhelmed business women, which is why this is one of our most popular services we offer. Most will be consistent for a week or two, maybe even a whole month but then others tasks like serving clients, making sales calls, attending meetings and events get in the way. So, social media marketing gets pushed to the side.
When done consistently, social media marketing can generate a consistent flow of leads, that you can convert into clients. So, if you are truly interested in building a solid, consistent online brand, start making social media marketing a top priority and begin creating engaging content that sparks conversation. Or, let us help.
This last tip is all about knowing the platforms you use most often. See, studying the platforms helps you understand the algorithm of those platforms. Tracking how you content is being consumed, which types of content performs best. Or even the best times to post.
To recap, here are my 5 tips on how to create and effective social media presence in a snapshot:
1. Identify Your Ideal Audience
2. Build Relationships, not just followers
3. Just be yourself -- you are unique and that's your superpower
4. Stay Active with engaging content that sparks conversation
5. Study the platforms that you use most often
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To save yourself even more time, use the Autopost Tool to schedule out your social media content! As a business owner time is money so this tool will come in handy!
Thank you for reading my blog post. Please feel free to leave me a comment and revisit our blog often as I will be sharing more tips on how to MACs-iMize and grow your business using Social Media Marketing!
Video marketing is always the way to go when sharing content online. People just love to watch videos because it is an easy way to consume information.
The saying that a picture says a thousand words is true. In this blog pots I will be teaching you how you can easily create Attention Grabbing Thumbnails for your YouTube videos!
Steps For Creating YouTube Thumbnails
Step #1 - Sign up for a Canva account at www.canva.com
Step #2 - Select the YouTube Template
Step #3 - Customize Template with your image (s), brand colors and logo
Step #4 - Download as JPEG or PNG image file to add to your YouTube Video
Here are a couple of additional examples of YouTube Thumbnails I have created using Canva.
Branding your videos help to spread your mission as well as build on the know, like and trust factor with your social media tribe.
How To Create a Video Wrapper
In the title of this blog post, I mentioned the video wrapper as well. This is another way to brand your videos for your social media channels and spread your message. In the video that follows, I walk you through how you can easily create video wrappers using Builderall.
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