How Staring At Clouds Can Improve Your Marketing Results

I don’t know where you live, but I’m in Chicago. And this time of the year, October, November, I tend to call it 50 Shades of Gray. Not like the book. It’s the clouds in the sky. Every single day is gray and cloudy, or rainy and cold. I really miss the sun. Have you…

Why Building An Audience Is A Moving Target And What You Can Do

Realin In The Years It’s been about eight years since I started my first book. Back then, I created a website called notaboutu.com. That’s where I started building an audience and promoted my first book. Then I used it to promote my second, third, and fourth books. Currently, I’m working on my fifth book. Since…

Why Hiring A Good Content Writer Is Great For Business

Spring is here. Spring has sprung. The trees are blooming, noses are running, and so am I! I’m finally back to jogging. It’s a nice, warm, 60 degrees here in Chicago. When I do my run, I have one path that I follow most of the time. I call it the Flashdance Girl, because when…

I Almost Died… And How Social Media Helped Me Make It Better!

Two Brands If you are somebody who’s running a business, owns a business, or working in business – chances are you have two different brands on social media. You have a personal brand and you have a business brand. People will form opinions based on what you post in both, but sometimes they merge. A…

Foresight is 2020 – What You Need To Do NOW To Get Your Website Ready

For the end of the year, I wanted to do a series called Foresight 2020. It’s based on hindsight 20/20. In other words, we can look back and see what happened. I want to focus on looking ahead to next year to make it the best year possible. The Twilight Zone Let me start with…

How The Death Of A Pet Can Make Social Media And The World A Better Place

I have some sad news to report. Our beloved dog, Buddy Guy, crossed over the rainbow bridge last Monday. I wanted to use this opportunity to discuss how the death of a pet can make social media and the world a better place. It’s hard to lose anyone. As a matter of fact, over the…

How To Avoid Packing Peanut Messages That Hurt Your Brand?

On-Demand We live in amazing times. Think about it; anything you need can be delivered to your door. If you need any furniture, you can call Wayfair; Wayfair has just what you need. Great brand, right? Think about Amazon. Amazon sells you a membership where you can get two-day Prime delivery at no charge, and…

How To Make Your Content Marketing Messages More Memorable!?

In my last Bacon Podcast Interview, episode 469, I had the pleasure to interview Jane Atkinson. Now, Jane is a speaking coach, and a very successful one at that. If you haven’t listened to it, I strongly suggest you do so, whether you plan to speak or not. In the middle of the interview, we…

Faster – Better – Cheaper… Pick Two? Choosing The Right Customers For Your Business

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever had to fire a client? Now, I’m sure as business, you’ve been fired. It’s happened to all of us, right? Heck, as an employee I’ve been fired. But have you ever had to fire a client? It’s tough. Because we’re in business to make money, right?…