In all honesty, running a business is extremely hard on its own. This is why I am focused on maintaining the clients I have and hosting workshops. I don’t want to add more work to my plate than needs be. However, there was a time when I believed that for a small business to be successful, the owner must blog, social media and email marketing. Since then, my mainframe has completely changed. It was not because of the burnout that happened when trying to do all those things in more. I actually became really smart about my business and other people’s business. Today, I want to breakdown what your business needs to do when it comes to blogging, social media and email marketing.
Some “expert or guru” will say that if you’re looking to grow a large following on Instagram, that boat has sailed. To be honest, I believe you can do anything you put your mind to especially when it comes to growing your small business social media presence. It’s all about finding the right methods for your small business. Personally, I have seen people take an account to zero to 10,000 in six months in 2016. So, know that you can still grow your Instagram following long as you’re willing to work hard for it. Today, I am giving you a breakdown of the five most popular ways to grow your Instagram following.
Trust me; when I say I know you want to grow your email marketing list, but do not want to go about the sleazy way that makes you feel uncomfortable. One thing I love about my small business is how it has grown the organic way of word of mouth. Yes, I teach people how to pay for growth by utilizing advertise and influencers. Something, I had done when I had my online boutique. However, a majority of my growth especially when it comes to my email marketing has been organic word of mouth growth.
Hobby Lobby, Target, Dollar Tree and even Starbucks have been getting us ready for the holiday season since mid-October. Let’s be completely honest, this isn’t a made-up commercial holiday that snuck up on you. When I had my online boutique in July, I was preparing my business for the holiday season. It’s a billion dollar season, and you deserve to have a couple of slices of the customer and revenue pie.
Instagram is one the fastest growing platforms for small business owners. We all know the importance of being seen on a platform by our target audience. A very long time ago, I was not for million spammy like hashtags. However, I am all here for utilizing the right hashtags that can maximize your companies exposure. This is one four other things I have done to grow my small business Instagram profile. First, I tried doing loop giveaway, creating a visual timeline and finally making my company bio more appealing.
Yes, I know we are in September, and I want to discuss how to maximize your yearly marketing budget. The thing is, more and more small business owners are just winging it verse planning. Some people say they over plan and never get stuff done. Honestly, I believe they have added too much to their plate causing the lack of achieving goals. For a business to truly to succeed, they must create budgets, goals, deadlines and more. Personally, I believe a $2,000 marketing budget for the year is a great starting point. It can yield you high ROI if done correctly.
One of the best things about running a business is connecting with other small business owners, influencers, entrepreneurs, and bloggers. Over the last several years, I have met some of the most amazing people because I took a leap to launch my business. The last two years, of running my online boutique I was able to collaborate with photographers, graphic designers, studio owners and even bloggers. We were both able to leverage our friendship into a great business coloration with each other. Today, I want to share some simple ways on how to collaborate with other small business owners.
Girllllll, I want you to win especially in the social media space. There are a plethora of small businesses doing social media wrong. Let’s break down how you can make your business Instagram account more appealing. A visually appealing timeline is not only inviting but makes your customers engage and want to support your small business.
One of the recurring questions in Buy Tasha Coffee has been how can I build buzz for my business without a current product to sale. I am a huge advocate of building your company brand 90 days + ahead of time verse just launching. The world is already filled with so much noise and clutter your business doesn’t need to be labeled as that.
Let me completely honest, for over a year or so I have been wanting to automate my Instagram account. Heck, I wanted to automate all my social media so I could free up some time. A while ago, I shared with my clients a list of platforms they could use for this. Honestly, I was not a fan of several of the platforms. Then Planoly* came to my attention again. Planoly happens to be something I am madly in love with for my businesses. Seriously, I am constantly on there and I am about to give you a complete breakdown on automation your Instagram account utilizing their platform.
My clients think I am the Jill of all Trades and I am always on it. In actuality, I am just really a planner and studier. I dig deeper into whatever I am trying to do to find the simplicity for it to work for me. That’s the thing we see what the masses are doing and think we can do it too. Everyone talks about how easy it is to curate content for social media, but never really explains it. Today, I am providing five tips on content curation for social media channels.
You’re probably thinking sheesh Tasha is July why are you talking about holiday season 2016. Very simple answer to that too many small business owners wait until November to think about holiday season. Creating a marketing plan and more now is important if you want to hit the ground running and win this year. Today, I want to discuss landing holiday press features that can help you gain exposure for your small business.