Last week, Kylie on my team asked me for blog content one week before our annual big event. I typed up a reply to her to say, “let’s skip next week” and then I had a moment.
You know you need to create content for your business. I’m going to guess you’ve fallen into the trap of treating every piece of weekly blog content like some menial task you need to cross off your to-do list so you can say it’s done.
That’s the problem.
Social media is a marketing tool that has become crucial in building a business over the last ten years. Marketing is what you do to attract customers to your business, from cash flow problems caused by a lack of marketing to managing the incoming responses to your marketing via your notifications and inbox. It’s all marketing.
This week you’re going to dive a little deeper into the social media marketing side of things.
Gary Vaynerchuk has been quoted saying “Content is King and Queen.” Yet, the vast majority of people who are struggling in their business, don’t actually have a cash flow or a lead generation problem. They have a marketing problem. That marketing problem is directly linked to creating content.
In today’s world, your content is your marketing. It is how people find you, get to know you and make decisions about doing business with you.
The goal of social media is to accelerate your visibility so that more people know, like, and trust your business, your brand, and you as a person. The problem today is too many marketers are doing the exact opposite. You are diluting your visibility instead of amplifying it.
Recently a consultant who I advise asked me if she should start a Podcast. My response (which is the usual response to everything) was…
It’s so much more than blog block…
Every so often, I sit down and my computer and fail to find a topic to write about. The ideas seem to slow down to a screeching halt and I’m left trying to cobble something together that is of value for you.
Picture this: The web company you’ve worked with for the last five years has suddenly gone out of business. You’ve called and emailed them repeatedly and you are unable to get a response. You desperately need to log into your website but your username and password don’t seem to be working. Frantically, you’re trying to find someone else to help you only to discover that you don’t even own your own website.
That’s right, your domain and hosting are all owned by the web company you hired and your hands are tied.
Annually, I take a look back at all of the books I’ve bought and read and distil it down to my top picks. This past year there were 9 great reads that I’d highly recommend you take a look at.
Reading is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge and challenge your way of thinking. It’s a daily practice of mine to read something every day.