Audience Analysis Checklist For Marketing Plans

Summary: Audience Analysis is the foundation of your marketing plan. Use it to crystallize what you know about prospective customers so you can reduce the guesswork and start building products and services real customers will pay for. Audience Analysis Checklist If you’re looking for ways to improve your audience analysis and conduct better market research, […]

An Audience Analysis Tip from Somerset Maugham

Summary: Audience Analysis is the foundation of your marketing plan. Use it to crystallize what you know about prospective customers so you can reduce the guesswork and start building products and services real customers will pay for. Somerset Maugham, the writer of The Razor’s Edge, said that you can never know your characters well enough. […]

How to write email sales letters – Trello

If you want to improve how you write business emails, you probably collect newsletters for inspiration. Looking for a good example of sharp email writing? The Trello newsletter is worth looking at. As well as the nice layout and uncluttered design, the writing is pretty good. But it could be even better with a small […]

How to Improve Top Performing Pages with Google Analytics

One mistake to avoid when you start selling online is to offer too many products. Try to focus your site around 3-5 products at most and you’ll have get sales. Ideally, your site should focus on your money pages. To identify your money pages, use the advanced features in Google Analytics.

How To Negotiate Daily Rates When Starting as a Freelance Web Writer

If you decide to start contracting, one of the hardest things to work out is what daily rate to charge. Many of the readers on this site are looking at ways to escape the 9-5 and moving into contracting is one way to start this process.

Do Sub-Domains Increase or Decrease Google PageRank?

Matt Cutts’ SEO blog discusses different ways Google interprets Sub-Domains and Folders. What’s important is how your Google PageRank may be affected by setting up a new blog on a sub-domain versus a folder.

How to Write a Marketing Plan for Twitter

Should you use Twitter as part of your Marketing Plan? If you’re looking to increase sales, generate leads, or connect with prospects, it seems a no-brainer, right? The problem is if you’re starting out with Twitter it can be hard to see where it compliments your Marketing Plan. The most practical approach is to create a dedicated Twitter Plan in the same way you’d create any marketing plan.

How to Increase Customer Signup Rates by Email

If you had a choice between email and Facebook for web marketing, which would you choose? I hope you chose email as it’s more effective for long-term customer engagement. Try to segment your customer list on Facebook and see how hard it is. But there is a problem with email. Email Marketing – Increase Signups […]

Why Everyone’s Forgotten Charlie Sheen?

Remember Charlie Sheen? Why does no-one talk about him anymore? If you want your blog to succeed, write something that people will want to read today, tomorrow and the next day…