Social Media Strategy: Giving it all away for free on your blog

Often when I talk to new business owners about their social media strategy, or with experienced business owners who are new to social media marketing, I suggest they start a blog, write an ebook, create a list of tips, or develop a free giveaway for customers. Sometimes the business [...]

6 Goals that Should Precede Sales in your Content Strategy

Sales in and of itself is not a good content strategy goal for most businesses. You need to build trust and authority before people are going to be willing to buy products or services from you through social media. Your social media presence may even be a back up [...]

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Content Strategy: To Educate

In my last blog post, I talked about content strategy for building your expert status. Perhaps that isn't your goal and instead you are trying to educate your followers about something. Building content that educates can look very different from content that builds reputation. Here are some ideas for [...]

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The Social Coast Episode 5: The How and Why of Blogging for Business

This week we're talking about how and why a small business should consider blogging. We covered the different types of blogging platforms, different reasons to blog and even ways to come up with content ideas. The two biggest reasons for a small business to blog are to tell a [...]