Why You Need to Start Your Blog Post with a Bang

Why You Need to Start Your Blog Post with a Bang

In Writing a Headline is Like Going on a Blind Date, we explained how there’s nothing more important than choosing a title for your blog post. After all, people aren’t going to read further if they’re already bored by the title. Now that you have that down, we introduce you to the second-most important thing in writing a blog post: the opening paragraph. An article at copyblogger.com states that having an awesome headline followed by a not-so-great first paragraph is like inviting people to your house and then slamming the door in their face. Ouch! Tips to Keep People Reading…

Making Money For Your Agency Part 4 (SEO Content)

Making Money For Your Agency Part 4 (SEO Content)

Creating SEO Content When you get right down to it most agencies need to create content that ranks. Content that ranks well in Google will increase organic traffic which in turn will bring in more leads or sales to your client sites. Where do You Start? Have a conversation with your clients and ask them which types of customers convert the best. Start to reverse engineer the queries these customers might make by looking in their Google Analytics account. If you look at their organic traffic you might be able to pick out a few phrases, though most will only…

Making Money For Your Agency Part 3 (Newsletters)

Making Money For Your Agency Part 3 (Newsletters)

Why Does Email Matter? Many people have been foretelling the death of email for years, but it’s not going anywhere and only continues to grow in importance. As agencies it is your job to convince your clients that every email they send is incremental revenue. For example: assume that for every 100 emails you send you earn $5 of additional revenue. Only $5 you say? Well now let’s get into some larger numbers, if you send 1,000 emails a day you are now making an extra $50/day from your business. If you double your customer base in 6 months and…

It Doesn’t Matter if You’re a Great Writer if You Can’t Format a Blog Post

It Doesn’t Matter if You’re a Great Writer if You Can’t Format a Blog Post

You’re writing your first blog post for a promising new client and you want it to be perfect. Maybe you’re starting a blog of your own and you’re not sure how the posts should look. In either case, how you present your blog is just as important as the words you say. Keep in mind that people typically scan written information visually for a few seconds before deciding if they want to invest time in reading the whole thing. You need to format your blog in such a way that it will capture and keep their attention. There We Go…

How to Take the Leap and Write Your First Blog Post

How to Take the Leap and Write Your First Blog Post

  In our last blog post about outsourcing your blogging, we gave you several reasons why regular blogging is important to build brand loyalty and connect with customers. Today, we would like to provide you with some statistics courtesy of Get Spokal: 46 percent of Internet users read one or more blogs every day 61 percent of consumers based in the United States have made a purchasing decision based on information they acquired from reading a blog 69 percent of businesses with an online presence report that blogging is their largest source of lead generation 77 percent of all Internet users…

No Time? Don’t Know What to Write? Outsource Your Blogging Today

No Time? Don't Know What to Write? Outsource Your Blogging Today

By now, you have heard all the arguments in favor of regular blogging: It builds your brand, helps you connect with your readers, and improves your SEO ratings by consistently getting new content out there. Who wouldn’t want these benefits? There’s just one problem, and it’s a four-letter word every content marketer struggles with. T-i-m-e. You don’t have enough of it so you put out a blog maybe once every three months. Readers never know when to expect it so they don’t exactly wait in anticipation or blaze a trail to your website to read it. You don’t get the…

Making Money for your Agency Part 2 (Blog Content)

Making Money for your Agency Part 2 (Blog Content)

Creating Blog Posts for Your Customers It’s difficult for your clients to sit down and get started blogging, they don’t know where to start and that’s where your agency can help! Idea Generation Coming up with ideas for blog posts is tough work.The number one reason your clients won’t get started blogging is that they can’t come up with new ideas or they don’t dedicate the time to idea generation. You can help out tremendously here, use our Idea Engine for inspiration and plan to hire a Writer to come up with 20-30 ideas for new blog posts for your client.…

It’s 2017. Why Aren’t You Publishing Social Posts Yet?

It’s 2017. Why Aren’t You Publishing Social Posts Yet?

It would be a rare marketing agency that didn’t know about the importance of social media posts. The problem is, many don’t have the time to create and publish posts consistently or even know where to begin. Many marketers also don’t completely grasp the purpose of social media posts. They might assume that promoting their company or client’s company is the only reason to publish posts on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and other social sites. However, building brand awareness, loyalty, and customer relationships is just as important. What Types of Content Interests Your Followers? People follow your company’s social networking…