Why Smart Simple Marketing Went Missing and How You Can Use Our Example To Grow Your Business [FREE DOWNLOAD]

You are going to discover an important secret…

It’s a secret that many small business owners ignore, but so desperately NEED. (I want to lead you from the group of “ignor-ers”. So keep reading.)

Wil & Sydni in Paris

Wil & Sydni near Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Intentionally, Smart Simple Marketing disappeared!

Why would we go missing for months?

The answer is simple…

At the same time, it will help you to overcome any glitches, setbacks or roadblocks to your business success.

This is what we did…      [Read more…]

25 Proven Ways to Grow Your Email List Fast

How to get more leadsThere are many more ways than you think…

How many strategies are you using to grow your email list and your business?

You’re a savvy small business owner who’s always looking for new, cost-effective ways to market your business. The value of email marketing is clear and you want to take full advantage of this strategy.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “the money is in the list”? That can be true if you have a vibrant and responsive group of email subscribers.

So, how do you do it?

How do you grow a larger, more responsive list of prospects who are hungry for your content, products and services?

It is much simpler than you might imagine. You can and must increase your number of subscribers without compromising the quality of those subscribers – after all, there’s no point in having an email list of 25,000 people who have no interest in the message that you are sharing!

Here are 25 proven ways to grow your email list fast while ensuring each person on that list is a strong lead. [Read more…]

The Quickest And Easiest Way To Succeed In Email Marketing

Email MarketingYou have been asking this one important question…

I will answer that question for you, but first lets clear the air with a counter-question. “What has been holding you back from crushing your business goals?”

You may reply with one or more of the following:

  • “I can never stay focused.”
  • “I wear too many hats.”
  • “There isn’t enough time in the day.”
  • “I need more support.”
  • “I don’t know where to start.”

… (this list can go on for days, but we won’t do that right now)

So, the initial question that I know is on your mind is: “How can I be successful with email marketing?

THAT is the question I will answer for you!      [Read more…]

How to Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Engagement Matters Episode 31: One of the best ways to improve your business is to eliminate your mental space of all self-imposed roadblocks. Do you suffer from lack of action because you are fearful. You may have fear of failure, fear of mistakes or even fear of success! You can avoid this by applying the 3 steps mention in this video.

Engagement Matters 26: Learn 3 Success Habits from the NBA Champions

The San Antonio Spurs can teach all business owners a few things about winning and success. Learn 3 habits that has enabled the Spurs to be one of the best franchises in NBA history. Imitating the Spurs can make you a master at engagement marketing.

How to Create A Tribe Of Raving Fans That Grow Your Business For You

Build Yourself An Audience Of Raving FansDon’t you love it when you receive a compliment?

You likely feel validated, intelligent, successful and helpful.

Don’t you also feel more confident? Especially when the compliment has to do with your work and your business?

Of course you do!

Even better, don’t you LOVE it when you receive a phone call or an email from a prospective client and they say, “I’m reaching out to you because my friend Jim said you were the best person to help me with _____”?

If you want the people who already know you, like you and trust you to build your business for you, they have to be a raving fan of your work!      Read more about How To Create A Tribe Of Raving Fans That Grow Your Business For You

7 Memorable Steps To Accomplish Your 2014 Goals

steps to successLet me be honest with you. I HAVE A HARD TIME STAYING FOCUSED.

Whew, it feels good to get that out (more on this later). Just last week, Wil and I finished putting onto paper our major business goals for 2014.

We have some projects scheduled and prospects in the pipeline already that it only made sense to focus on the first half of the year. In a few short months, we will measure our activity and recalibrate what needs to be done for the remainder of the year.

Let me take a step back to focus on why I mentioned my lack of focus. We all have flaws of one kind or another. Instead of allowing your flaws to hinder your business, use them to your advantage. I may have trouble focusing on one thing for very long, BUT when it comes to getting things done, I find this easy and fulfilling. In fact, I typically get more done in one day than many people that I know.

I share this because I hope to inspire you to use your work style to your advantage. Instead of focusing on what you aren’t good at or can’t do, concentrate on what you do well and use that as the foundation to build a more successful business this year.

Do you have difficulty with any of the following:      Read more about 7 Memorable Steps To Accomplish Your 2014 Goals

3 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Marketing Efforts

easy streetMany entrepreneurs reach out to me for help because they have hit a wall and finally got sick of their perpetual state of overwhelm.

Have you ever found yourself trying to figure out which way is up? Or perhaps you’ve been completely confused about what steps to take to grow your business?

Remember that success in business (and marketing) follow a very simple method. Identify a problem and then offer a solution.

Your ideal prospects have problems (or a compelling desire) and your business provides the solutions to those problem (or helps them create their desired result).

So that you can re-focus your efforts on this simple formula, let’s address the problems that are holding you back:      Read more about 3 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Marketing Efforts

3 Steps For Replicating Your Own Success

Entrepreneurs generally have a lot in common. We’re passionate about our work. We care deeply about delivering high quality products and services to the people who need us. We have a “never-say-die” spirit.

Another thing we have in common is a bad habit of focusing on what went wrong. We often lose sight of the great things that went RIGHT, especially when it comes to reviewing our activity over a period of time.

When you focus on the negative, you can make growing your business much more difficult than it needs to be.

If you don’t appreciate what’s working, you can easily find yourself stuck in a never-ending cycle of chasing the next “thing” (an opportunity, a marketing strategy or idea that you think will make you more successful).

If you simply focus on what IS working and tweaking that – you’ll get better, faster results with less effort.

As you reflect on your business, I encourage you to STOP and appreciate just how far you’ve come in the previous 12 months. Looking back on your growth helps you make plans for the future AND can encourage you to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. This simple process can inspire you and motivate you to dive into your next set of goals.

Here are a few tips for objectively analyzing your business: Read more about 3 Steps For Replicating Your Own Success

Effectively Marketing Your Business Even When You’re Disorganized (VIDEO)

If being disorganized is standing between you and marketing your small business to increase your revenue, these 3 simple tips will help turn your mess into success.

Watch as I share proven insights tailored to the busy entrepreneur!