5 Ways To Connect With Your Customers

GaryMarketing

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Do you give your customers a reason to connect with your business, to get excited about your business? Every business wants to have loyal and engaged customers, people who will buy from you simply because they love you and your business.  In order to do this, you need to give them a reason to feel this way. Some businesses wish … Read More

The Small Business Owners Guide to E-Commerce

GaryInternet Marketing, Operations

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There’s a whole world of commerce  happening outside of your local brick and mortar store.  People that live right around the corner from your location are buying the same product that’s sitting on your shelf from a person half way around the world.  Why?  Because they can. Welcome to the world of E-Commerce. People just love to buy stuff online, … Read More

6 Ways To Sell Your Products Beyond Your Store Front

GaryMarketing

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Running a business, especially one with a traditional store front is a lot of work.  Your overhead is high, you have to maintain your store, as well as physically man it during operating hours. The other thing is that there is only one place where people can buy your stuff…..at your store. But what if people want to buy from … Read More

The Secret Formula for Crafting Click Worthy Email Subject Lines

GaryMarketing

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If you’re struggling with email subject lines – and who isn’t – here are a few tips to create ones that will entice recipients to open your email, read it and most importantly, act on it. The secret formula for subject lines has three ingredients: Define a clear, simple objective for your email Align subject line, email content and landing … Read More

Small Business Toolbox: November Eigth

GaryProductivity

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Each week I like to post useful tools and resources that you may be able to use for your business.  The resources I post here are either free or available at a low cost.I don’t go into much detail here, so feel free to check them out yourself and let me know what you think.  If you know of any … Read More

Microsoft Cancels Free Custom Domain Email Accounts on Outlook.com

GaryProductivity

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Talk about a bait and switch. I’m primarily a Google Apps user, but since Google did away with the free version of Google Apps for Business, I’ve been taking advantage of Microsoft’s free version of custom domain hosted email on Outlook.com.  They actually had a pretty good deal, you could have up to 50 free email addresses using your own … Read More

What Google’s Pigeon Update Means For Local SEO

GarySEO

Google released a new update to their Local Search algorithm a few days ago and it may mean big changes in how your Google+ Local Page and website rank in the local search results. The Pigeon update (informally named so by Search Engine Land), is not a penalty based update like the Penguin (bad links) and Panda (bad content) updates, … Read More

How Do I Get Traffic To My Website?

GaryInternet Marketing

Good Question.  If you’re a new business or one that’s just starting to focus on online marketing, this is a good question to get you started in the brainstorming process so you can decide which marketing channels will work best for you. You probably shouldn’t try to do everything, but focus your efforts on just a few and expand as … Read More

Small Business Toolbox – July Twenty

GaryProductivity

Each week I like to post useful tools and resources that you may be able to use for your business.  The resources I post here are either free or available at a low cost.I don’t go into much detail here, so feel free to check them out yourself and let me know what you think.  If you know of any … Read More

What Spending 117K Has Taught Me About Working With Freelancers

GaryOperations, Productivity

Have you ever thought about hiring a freelancer online before?  If anyone could benefit from outsourcing, it would be small business owners, Lord knows us small biz owners have our plates full. Over the years my web marketing company, 3Bug Media, has outsourced over 100k worth of freelance work.  That’s only counting using online freelancing platforms like Odesk and Elance, … Read More