Twitter is considered to be one of the most effective and impressive ways to increase traffic! As an Internet marketer one of your main promotional goals should be to dominate social networks and what better way to access the global market than through Twitter.
Simply by attracting (quality) followers and making friends you can quickly build a list of valuable leads and as an Internet marketer you can use it to draw a serious amount of traffic to your business sites if you know how.
Just imagine, with the increased traffic to your blog and other social sites, you can gain more subscribers and leads, and later convert them into paying clients and customers ultimately leading to increased income.
First, you need to spread the news that you’re on Twitter. You will want to include your Twitter URL/icon in your email messages, post blogs and on your websites. That way, everyone will know that you’re using Twitter. Examples: http://www.twitter.com/Livvie_Matthews OR @Livvie_Matthews
Regularly updating your tweets is a must to help you draw more traffic to your site. Avid Twitter users like people who post tweets regularly. If you want to gain active followers through your tweets you will want to set up a schedule for posting and do your best to stick to it. Consistency is Key when posting.
Today’s post is a little different. It’s more personal… a one on one post… just you and me. It’s in response to what I’m hearing and seeing online.
Are you worried because you’re a coach and thinking you’re a failure because you’re not making a ton of money right out of the gate? You know your information, you know you have the solutions your clients need … but this Online Marketing “business” is a whole different thing!
You’re not alone! Way too many smart and talented women are playing small in their business.
Light Bulb moment! Online Marketing and being a coach are two entirely different things. So don’t be so hard on yourself!
You’re not a failure – you’re a work in progress, in the “figuring it out” phase and the learning curve is really steep! So what do you do?
You don’t need (or want) sleazy tactics. You need honesty, integrity, and respect for potential clients as well as your actual clients as you craft your coaching relationships and craft your business.
This is where I come in. I love doing what I do because I get to work with solo-entrepreneurs, like you, who have a message they want to get out and who want to be game changers! But that “Online Marketing business”….ugh!
Email, text messages, social media platforms, groups, phone calls and that’s just the beginning…. These are just a few of the distractions that are demanding your attention making focus an almost impossible thing to do.
These items are not bad things, but when they aren’t managed they can prevent you from getting your work done, from completing projects, and can ultimately stop you from reaching your goals.
Ever wonder why some people can seem to churn out the work and move their business forward like clockwork? But you never seem to have enough hours in the day? They don’t have any more time than you do… after all… we all have the same amount of time…. 24 hours in any given day. But, they move forward as you spin your wheels digging a deeper rut. What is their secret?
It’s a five letter word….FOCUS!
Find and identify your Time Stealers!
I mentioned a few of them above plus here are some more:
– Text messages
– Social Media platforms
– Phone Calls
– Running errands
– Watching TV
– Doing everything yourself
– Working on non-income producing projects
– Doing what everyone else wants you to do
– Waiting until it’s all “perfect”
You are consistently generating leads, building your brand, and promoting your products and services. That’s what online marketing is all about.
Enter online video marketing to help you do just that and so much more! Why? Because YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world (with Google being #1 and the owner of YouTube!).
Compelling Facts for Using Video Marketing:
-Greater Chance of engaging your target market specifically looking for your services:
With over 100 million internet users watching videos every day, chances are high that your specific market and ideal clients are right there among that 100 million looking for and purchasing products and services they want.
But it’s not about the number of people who are watching videos… what’s important is the reason WHY they are watching.
Video makes you real, viewers and prospective clients can “see” you, relate to you, and connect with you.
Posting an online marketing video to your website, blog, social site, email, or in your newsletter gives you a greater chance of actually engaging that viewer who is already specifically looking for your type of products or services and who may now reach out and schedule a meeting.
-Versatility of online video marketing:
“Great guest blog post from Terri Seymour of SeymourProcucts.com”
The basically simple act of posting on your blog or other blogs can do powerful things for your business. But your action might not be so effective if you don’t utilize certain ideas. There are many things to consider when writing content but the tips below will give you a good start to getting the maximum response from your post.
1. Visual Content – Statistics say that if your post contains visual content, it will grab 94% more visits and engagement than those without. That is reason enough to start including videos and other visual content in your posts. The brain is automatically drawn more to images than to text.
2. Short Paragraphs – The amount of videos and other visuals used in marketing today is one of the reasons you need to keep your paragraphs short. You need plenty of white space to avoid long drawn out paragraphs. Large blocks of text will not draw much attention to your post.
3. Keywords – One of the most responsive ways to use keywords is adding them to your post title. Do not go crazy with the keywords. Use just a couple of keyword phrases throughout your post without sacrificing readability. Use the phrases in the very beginning, a couple of times throughout and then again at the end. Be sure to read up on keyword stuffing to prevent being penalized.