What Do Your Customers REALLY Want? Advertising, Marketing, and Relationship Marketing

I’m going to make an assumption, you don’t want to open your email and see that you’ve been added to an email list that has nothing to do with you or your business needs. Frankly, it’s a waste of time and it can cause you to have a negative opinion about the company or brand…

How Utilizing Consumer Marketing Methods May Undermine Your Business Sales

My wife and I have been watching a documentary series called America, the Story of Us. Two stories in the last episode really got my attention. The first was about Richard Warren Sears. Yep, that guy. He purchased a shipment of watches that never made it to a jeweler and then sold them at a…

Why Online Ads Can Be More Of A Gamble Like A Slot Machine

Have you ever heard the phrase, fun is winning and winning is fun? Yeah, I have to admit winning is a lot more fun than losing, especially when it comes to gambling. There is one particular scratch-off ticket, which I am bound and determined to win on, but the problem is I keep losing! Why?…

Toilet Paper Math… Why Some Online Marketing Does Not Always Square Up

Today, I’d like to talk about toilet paper, more specifically, toilet paper math. Bear with me because I know you’re asking yourself, “Self, what does toilet paper have to do with online marketing?” I’ll explain, but first let’s look at the history of toilet paper. Have you ever noticed that toilet papers squares, are in…

Shift Happens… Start Finding New Ways To Maximize It

Today I’m kind of sad. I lost a really good long term customer, somebody I’ve been doing monthly maintenance on multiple websites and a whole bunch of other things for years. I got an email yesterday that said, “We’re here to inform you that we’re terminating your agreement as of the end of the month.”…

Proactive Profits – Make More Money With Online Advertising

Say It Ain’t So? So some of you are thinking, “Brian … no!” but yes, I am talking about paying for advertising! Most of what I post, podcast and talk about are ways to get organic traffic to your website while avoiding paying for advertising. Sometimes paying for traffic and business just makes sense. I have a client who spends…

People Will Profit From What You Are Selling … But Do They Know Why?

Profit For The People One of the greatest feelings I get as a business person is when I help others make more money. That is the purpose of my business. I believe that marketing should always be an investment and never an expense. That is why I look at taking on new customers as a two way street…

5 Quick Tips To Make More Money With Google AdWords

Have you ever received a call from Google wanting to talk with you to make sure your Google Business listing is up to date? These automated phone calls say, “Our records show you have not updated your free Google (business) listing.” Even if you are registered with the ‘Do Not Call’ list, they keep calling. This type of call is a scam to get…