These days we could see a great rise of bloggers and one of the best ways to get noticed or best ways of promotion is to conduct a Blogging Contest. Even sponsors too are seeking for opportunities from bloggers or people who could conduct contests and promote their sites or products. Most of the contests are focused on promoting their own blogs by luring some good prizes or cash prizes for a certain period. If you are planning to start a contest, then this post would give an idea on how to make the contest go viral and successful too. There are many reality shows going on in television like American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, Hell’s Kitchen, Master Chef Etc. All these contests are popular, and all are having good standing with the audience, and they do good to increase the TRP ratings of a channel. Above all, they are not a one time show or contest but are being continued year after the year increasing the popularity and toughness among the contenders. Good Reality … [Read more...] about How to Create a Blog Contest for Exposure and Traffic
How to create a social media strategy for business
Google has added many SEO changes in the last year, and the face of the blogosphere and the way in which it operates has completely changed during that time. Simply starting a small business blog does not guarantee success. You need to go beyond the conventional method of blogging. Today I am here to offer you the blueprint to create a business to promote your offline or online business. A business blog is different from conventional blogs like ShoutMeLoud. The target of a conventional blog is to gain subscribers and more revenue from advertisements or via Sponsored content. The target of a business blog is to create brand awareness, engage users, get users on their sales funnel & eventually convert them into a customer. While also attaining more search engine visibility over time. Overall, a small business blog is an integral part of inbound marketing. The strategies offered in today’s post will help you to get your small … [Read more...] about Do You Know How to Create a Blog For Marketing Your Business?
A couple of years ago, social media sites were a great source of entertainment and a means of connecting with friends. In recent years, however, social media has become a haven for marketing, sales, and networking (i.e. making connections with like-minded people). If your work is in any way related to digital marketing, your presence on social media sites is a necessity. In a previous post, I wrote about the social media sites on which an online marketer should have a presence. Today I will be sharing tips that will help you to improve your personal brand on these sites. One of the most common statements I hear from fellow bloggers or young entrepreneurs is: “I want my brand to be visible… not me”. In other words, they want to enhance their company’s visibility rather than their own personal visibility. Here is my take on that idea: You are your company. If you are growing, your company is growing. … [Read more...] about How to Build a Personal Brand (and Why You Need One)
What was common between the 2014 Oscars’ celebrity selfie and the White House’s #getcovered campaign that allowed users to tweet their stories about security and peace of mind? Well, those were some of the best coupes by the digital marketers this year with the aide of social media marketing. These creative geniuses are powered by a host of social media management tools that assist them to achieve what almost seems implausible. The celeb selfie tweet was by the way a major marketing campaign by Samsung, if you must know and now the Ellen DeGeneres’ tweet became the most re-tweeted image of all time! Social media management is all about community based interactions and managing these complex interactions is made easy by the right set of tools. Have all the perfect tools in your arsenal and you are ready for the tough battles of social media management. With the influx of social media outlets and the number of social media management tools also on the rise, it would be … [Read more...] about 11 Social Media Management Tools For A Social Media Manager
Home » Blogging » FREE eBook (Worth $47): How to Start A Blog from Scratch And Make Money In 6 Months Two weeks ago I announced in a post that I’m going to give away an awesome guide on making money blogging for FREE. The results were amazing. Almost 55 people have subscribed to the waiting list (only through that ONE post). I’m so glad for your awesome support! Truly speaking, making money from blogging is hard. It is very hard if you are a new blogger who has zero online connections. If you want to succeed in online, you must have a network and connections with other bloggers. Without others support, you simply can’t make money blogging, it’s as simple as that. This is the major reason why 90% of the bloggers quit within their first 6 months of blogging journey. And it’s true, if we don’t see any results, it often frustrates us. I can understand that. That’s why I thought about creating a helpful resource for beginners to make … [Read more...] about How to Start a Blog from Scratch & Make Money in 6 Months: FREE EBook
In today’s technological world, businesses need to change the way they go about their marketing. Traditional marketing methods are simply not as effective as they once were, as more and more consumers turn to the Internet to find businesses selling the products and services they are seeking. In order to reach these consumers, businesses need to create a digital marketing strategy that will effectively reach their target audience in order to produce the highest ROI possible. Why You Need a Digital Marketing Strategy Creating a digital marketing strategy for your business is an absolute necessity these days. As mobile devices and smart phones become more popular, consumers are using these items to research businesses online before making a purchase. If your company does not have an online presence, you are at a severe disadvantage when it comes to acquiring new customers. Digital marketing is also very cost effective and routinely produces some of the highest ROI figures in … [Read more...] about How to Create A Digital Marketing Strategy and Why You Need One
Social media marketing is getting hotter with every passing day, and every online business is changing their strategy to be more active on social-media platform. Apart from branding benefits, you get targeted users who convert into sales better. Think of your Facebook page or other Social-media platform as first point of contact where you build the trust factor and later on sale happens on your website or via your referral link. I run ShoutMeLoud Facebook page, which has more than 58,000 fans and here I’m sharing many of my strategies which helped me to reach that level, and most important it’s not the number but the level of engagement. If you are using Facebook as your marketing tool, this article will help you to supercharge your effort and make your page more popular and engaging. One thing which you should know about Facebook for business is, now the number of fans on your page doesn’t matter until unless your fans are engaging with your updates. Facebook fan … [Read more...] about How to Make a Facebook Page Popular
So you have decided to take the leap and start your own business. What is your plan to execute your business idea? Few days back, I had shared some of the basics for starting your own basics. I continue taking you to the basics, because the new ways have also evolved from these. I mentioned documentation is like your oxygen mask. Whenever you feel out of breath, meaning defocussed, refer to your business plan. Here we will discuss how to write a business plan for a new business. Like always, feel free to suggest or add anything relevant. A business plan essentially means a plan of action to implement certain processes to reach a certain goal, financial or volumetric. You define everything about the business in the business plan. Products, services, sale, revenue, cost of sale, marketing, financial etc. Yes, each and everything should be documented. Office setup, operational setup, marketing plan, things you will need to run and grow your business. How do I write a simple business plan? … [Read more...] about How to Write a Business Plan for a New Business?
Instagram was the fastest growing social network in 2015, with 400 million monthly active users liking and sharing 2.5 billion of photos every single day the photo-sharing platform is still growing and as expected when it was acquired by Facebook, you can make Instagram Sponsored Posts (A.K.A. their advertising platform). But why Instagram is so big right now? Being a mobile app that allows you to share photos with special photo features like filters and also 3 sec to 1 minute videos it has a huge organic reach compared to all social networks. 49% of Instagram users check the app daily. Take in mind that more than half Instagram users are 29 years old or younger and 62% of these are actually teenagers. Instagram is an attractive option for those who want to target millennials. These numbers let us know that Instagram could represent a great social media opportunity for any advertiser since Instagram ads are something relatively new and unlike Facebook, not everyone knows how to … [Read more...] about How to Create Instagram Sponsored Posts Campaigns