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29 Mar

How to Increase Your Newsletter Subscriptions
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Getting people to subscribe to your blog or newsletter is no easy task, in fact, it’s one of the hardest things a site owner has to do. Most people don’t trust newsletters, seeing them as spam, but that’s because most newsletters offer subscribers very little value. Today, we’ll show you how to create valuable newsletters and blog posts that will have your users eagerly anticipating your next installment. This should help you to get a much healthier subscription base for your blog or newsletter, which will lead to increased traffic to...

How to Create a Sense of Urgency on Your Website to Grow Sales
26 Mar

How to Create a Sense of Urgency on Your Website to Grow Sales
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This is a guest post by Anastasia Sviridenko   Anastasia Sviridenko is a content marketing specialist at TextMagic. When she's not working, you can find her sipping on cocoa in the nearest coffee place, or reading a book at home.   Creating a sense of urgency is an intricate part of online sales. A beautifully photographed and well-worded product listing or even simple consumer need isn’t enough. Even if customers look at a product on your website and decide they need it, they may figure there’s no rush, and put off the purchase until...

The 2019 Guide to Facebook Ads
19 Mar

The 2019 Guide to Facebook Ads
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For small business owners, advertising can seem like an uphill climb. First, people won't just hear about your business by accident—you make that happen. Then, you have to present your products or services in a way that triggers purchases. That sounds easier than it is. Finally, you'll need to figure out how to retain customers and prompt future purchases—another tough task. All those steps can be achieved through advertising, but, when faced with creating three ad campaigns with three very different goals, you may feel a little bit overwhelmed. That's where Facebook advertising can...

15 Mar

An Introductory Guide to Email Marketing
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If you own a small business, email marketing is one of the most valuable marketing channels available to you, and that’s not going to change any time soon. Here are some interesting statistics that demonstrate the effectiveness of email marketing: Email will be used by 3 billion people by the year 2020. That’s nearly half of the world’s population! 60% of respondents in a small business trends survey said email is their preferred way of communicating with companies that they’re interested in doing business with. $1 spent on email marketing...

14 Mar

Infographic: 6 Digital Marketing Strategies for SMB
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Small business owners have to wear many hats to keep their businesses afloat. That's why it is no surprise that in many cases marketing often comes as an afterthought, with more operational aspects getting prioritized. This is a big mistake. Regardless of how amazing your product or service is, without marketing nobody will ever know about it and nobody will ever buy it. Marketing is like a lifeline for most businesses. In this infographic, we outlined six essential digital marketing strategies for small businesses. Read the full blog post for more...

12 Mar

How to Write Effective Product & Service Descriptions
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The way you write your product or service descriptions has a direct effect on your sales figures. What’s strange, many small business owners pay little attention to their product or service descriptions. On most websites, especially online stores, you’ll find product descriptions that are just a wall of text, offering nothing but basic information. Sometimes, descriptions are just copied straight from the manufacturer’s website. Any business that’s selling products or services online should avoid that approach. It will cost you sales. According to a report published by the Nielsen Norman...