Have you given much thought to how you’ll be gearing up your business for the festive season?
It may only be July but trust us, Christmas will be upon us before you know it and you’ll wish you’d started planning sooner…!
We all know an email database is important for keeping in touch with your customers, but it’s not as simple as sending out a newsletter on a semi-regular basis and hoping it gets read.
There are a couple of things to work into your email strategy to ensure you’re communicating in an effective way. After all, it’s about heating up those warm leads, right?
The only thing that is consistent about Digital Marketing & Social Media is its ability to change and update itself on a very regular basis. What worked yesterday no longer works today. What’s going to work tomorrow probably hasn’t occurred to anyone today. But when it’s the most cost-effective way for a small business to grow and thrive, you kind of suck it up and deal with the changes, right?
It’s a pretty broad term - one that encompasses a LOT of digital activities. Get it right, and there’s a lot up for grabs. Get it wrong or don’t put enough focus into it and you’ll be missing out on a LOT of potential business.
But what does it all mean? What exactly does it cover? And why is it important to know this?
If you’re a small business owner, you’ll know that your to do list is bursting at the seams - 2458745 things for you to tick off - and that’s just before you have to pick up the kids from school at 3pm (trust me, I know the feeling). So things fall off the grid - and you don’t get to do all the things you NEED to do to build your business.
I'm a HUGE proponent of not giving a crap about what your competition is doing: comparison is the thief of joy so why wander down that path when you could be focusing on your own business? In fact, if there was any advice I could have given my younger self, it would have been this: forget about the competition, stay in your lane and grow your business in a way that makes sense to you.
The flat lay is arguably one of the most popular forms of visual content on social media these days and it’s easy to see why: it works across a wide variety of product types, you don’t need much to make one work and it enables you to showcase a relatively large volume of products in one image. If done correctly, a flat lay can be a beautiful way to show off your business’ wares – done poorly and it’s likely to put your audience off.