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3 Facebook Contest Mistakes Local Businesses Must Avoid

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Organizations will obviously get lots of engagement if they offer a free Xbox or iPad for a contest. As it so happens, though, this engagement might do you no good. It may seem counterproductive, but these prizes will attract multitudes of people who may have no real interest in your product whatsoever. Instead, give away a gift card to your store or at least something related.We list some of the things you should avoid if you're planning to run a Facebook contest. Check it out below.Offering an Unrelated PrizeHolding a contest where the reward is a weekend getaway, free airline […]

Firefox 0-Day Exploit

by Joe The Goat Farmer
in Blog
Stop using Firefox NOW There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's being used to execute malicious code on the computers of people using Tor and possibly other users of the Firefox browser, officials of the anonymity service confirmed Tuesday. Word of the previously unknown Firefox vulnerability first surfaced in this post on the official Tor website. It included several hundred lines of JavaScript and an introduction that warned: "This is an [sic] JavaScript exploit actively used against TorBrowser NOW." Tor cofounder Roger Dingledine quickly confirmed the previously unknown vulnerability and said engineers from Mozilla were in the process of [...]

3 Content Marketing Ideas That Can Really Pay

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Many small business owners see video marketing as the hardest form of content marketing out there. This is often due to a lack of ideas. One consistently successful idea, though, is to film customers giving positive testimonials. Consumers who see the videos will know your clients are content. Better yet is the fact that featured customers will excitedly share the video with friends and family online.Produce ListiclesJust because you make great content doesn't imply people will click on it. After all, for every one "How to Skin a Lobster" blog a tackle shop creates, there are thousands more already listed […]

Get Clients By Giving This Away

Review of: 2017 Top Online Directories Use: This best selling PLR product just got better with the 2017 version of Top Online Directories. Make money giving away this powerful, 77-slide PowerPoint/Keynote presentation. Features Great PLR User Friendly Copy/Paste Price Only 7 bucks and on a dime sale! We Like Easy to implement Well writtenMake you look like an expert We Don't Like There are a few OTOs but they are minor and not needed Summary: There are three main reasons why I think you should consider this:1) You give this presentation away for free and you turn prospects into customers. This […]

Ideas To Get One New Customer Per Day

by Joe The Goat Farmer
It's easy to get lost in the big picture, in the large, scalable planning that views customers as numbers and values and conversion rates rather than individual people. And, of course, there is a certain stage in every business where this becomes a necessary evil. Or, at least, it can be hard to put in that individual attention when you're servicing thousands of individuals per day.Even so, one of the best ways to grow early on is to focus on getting just one new customer per day; delighting some one person so much that they just can't help but tell […]

5 Things That Happen When You’re Authentic & Giving

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Despite the prevalence of social media platforms for several years now, companies seem to just not quite be able to crack it. Through some need to treat every platform that comes along like every platform that ever has been, despite them having vastly different effective voices and mediums, is insanity.And yet, every single day a search through the twitter accounts of emerging and startup brands will indicate a massive disconnect: People still don't understand that, at its core, authenticity wins on social media.If every action you take on social is guided by the consideration for what will be honest, helpful, and […]

4 Reasons Brands Fail At Social Media

by Joe The Goat Farmer
Social media isn't new. It isn't some unknown X factor or revolution that is freshly sweeping the world up and changing communication as we know it - it's already done that. In fact, it's been doing that for several years. So why, then, do so many people in the marketing world treat social media as some new, foreign thing that they just aren't quite sure how to wrangle? Put more bluntly: Why do so many marketers and businesses fail so miserably at social media? 1 Don't view social media as an extension of advertising. We get it, social media is […]

How To Get More Clients Today

by Joe The Goat Farmer
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Small Business Trends to Prepare You For 2017

by Joe The Goat Farmer
No small business owner can be effective if they are not up to date on current trends. Missing out on or simply ignoring emerging trends can leave an organization stagnant. Most trends, however, are not difficult to come to grips with if they are known. All of the following are 2016 trends that you likely missed out on but must prepare for ahead of 2017. Mobile Apps Are Bursting Through Large corporations have long been on the app bandwagon. Local companies, however, have been nervous about making the leap. Considering the fact that many business owners felt they had little [...]