You Can’t Always Get What You Want? But If You Try Sometimes…

Do you know that Rolling Stones song? “You Can’t Always Get What You Want?” It goes on to say, “But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.” I think that “Want” is a term that talks about the future. I WANT (desire to obtain) a cool new computer and desk…

The Power of Three… With Sales and Marketing

One of my favorite quotes is: “Never use four words when three will do.”  – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Good professional speakers and good marketers know that the most effective way to get people to remember what you said and to take action is to KEEP IT SIMPLE! Even if you have a very complex topic,…

Are Your Marketing Systems Not Working? Stop Gambling & Start Winning

Are your marketing systems working for you? Well, maybe you should stop gambling and start winning. Now, there is nothing absolute about any kind of marketing or advertising, or any kind of art in general. There’s no way to predict what’s going to happen, but there are ways to align concepts that are going to…

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?…

Up On The Housetop Click, Click, Click – How a Website is like Building A House

Are you starting to get into the holiday spirit yet? If not, let me sing you a little tune. “Up on the house top click, click, click. How a website is like building a house.” I know that’s not how it goes, but that’s what we’re going to talk about today. This idea about a…

The Details Are In The Data – How To Better Collect And Use Info From Your Website

Nothing warms my cockles like a good set of data. Do you feel that way? Chances are you don’t, but I am a geek and I do love data. I love my QuickBooks. I love looking at every single week’s volume of what sold, what didn’t, and where the expenses went. And, I love looking…

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

A few days ago, I got a message on LinkedIn from a guy named Daniel. He said, “Hey, I just flew back into Chicago and I read your book and I loved it and I want to take you out to lunch to thank you for all the great insights.” I said to him, “I…

How Can Tools, Technology, And Techniques Impact Your Messages?

I’m in the business of helping people create, craft, and spread their messages. That’s achieved through the effective use of internet marketing. That’s what I do. But in the case of what’s happening today and what’s happened since I started my business in 2001, there’s been a lot of changes. There have been changes in…

5 Quick Ways To Actively Increase Your Website Traffic

Certificates Of Appreciation One of the things I get asked about a lot is how I increase traffic to my website. Then the question is, why do you want to increase traffic to your website? Well, hopefully to make more certificates of appreciation. Now, what is a certificate of appreciation? One of my friends and…