We are all hurting now. The normal ebb and flow of business
in America has been throttled by stay at home orders. Even if you do not own a
restaurant or bar, even if all your workers can work remotely, you are probably
highly impacted by frightened customers and small business. This is a huge blow
to ego and self esteem. It becomes hard
to concentrate. Everything seems like an emergency.
I have been greatly relieved by the thought that the CARES
Act that passed last week will assist us in ways that are worthwhile. Here are a few things I’ve found that can
benefit CompanionLink, our vendors, friends and relatives during this troubled
Pandemic Unemployment Insurance
A new category of Unemployment Benefits has been created to
help Self-Employed and Gig workers. These new benefits are handled through your
state. If you are Self Employed and have
reduced business because of the Stay at Home order, or even if you are too concerned
to go to work, you qualify for this benefit.
Apply for Unemployment through the state. Even if the weekly amount is small, because
your income is low, you will be eligible for the $600 additional weekly benefit
(roughly $2400 per month) through July 31, 2020. So for four months, roughly $12,000 will flow
to everyone who is unemployed. This benefit is taxable income so be sure to calculate
I would guess that this benefit will be extended as long as the Lock Downs continue, which may run through the end of the year.
The Paycheck Protection Program from the US Small Business Administration
will guarantee a loan to your business, and after a time, will forgive up to
100% of the loan amount.
This program is extended to Nonprofit and other types of
business that do not normally qualify for SBA loans. You do not need to be
turned down for credit to be eligible for the loan.
The loan amount is 2.5 times your monthly payroll, benefits
and rent. After 60 days, if you spent
this money on payroll, benefits and rent, then the amount is forgiven. Here is
the best part; the loan forgivance portion is not considered taxable income to
your business. This program is administered
by your local bank provided they are an SBA lender. Call your bank for details. Note:
The application forms have not been created yet, and full details are
not yet available. Your bank will help you through this process.
Both Google and Facebook have announced Small Business grants, and/or advertising credit. For Google, the advertising credit is automatic and will be added to your Google Ads account. For Facebook you need to apply, and details have not been sent yet. Keep an eye out for similar credts from Apple, Amazon, and other large vendors.
In times when business is less than booming, it’s more important than ever to have a great marketing strategy in place. The problem is, stressful times often don’t lead to our most creative moments. How can you come up with fun new ideas to attract customers when you’re focused on just paying the bills? Plus, when cash is tight, how do you get the most bang for your marketing buck? The answer can be found in the most unlikely of places. You’d be surprised to know that online bingo is full of great business promotion ideas.
New Sign-up Deals
If you run a subscription-based service or a business that requires your customers to keep coming back again and again, then sign-up deals and bonuses are the way to go. Many businesses gain new customers by offering great deals to new sign-ups. Some of the best online bingo promotions can be found on websites like Paddy Power Bingo, where new sign-ups can receive favorable deals such as free and bonus spins. Other businesses might give subscribers a lower rate for the first three months, during which time they can demonstrate to these new customers that the full price is worth it.
As well as new customers, your regulars deserve some love too! Many online bingo sites offer incentives to keep customers coming back such as a free spin every day that they play. Demonstrate to your customers that you’re committed to the relationship that you’ve built with them, and they’ll reward you by continuing to spend their hard-earned cash with you. Whether you’re a coffee subscription service offering a free bag for every fifth order, or a forex trading website offering a bonus for every deposit, this method so popular in the online bingo world works anywhere, because customers love being made to feel like they’re important and that their custom is appreciated. Adapting loyalty rewards for your business couldn’t be simpler: choose a target that you want your customers to reach, such as hitting five orders, then give them a little extra to say thank you!
Flash Sales and Limited Time Offers
Want to generate a lot of buzz and excitement while simultaneously
increasing website traffic or physical footfall? Many bingo sites run
high-stakes games for limited times to draw in new customers and renew interest
from existing customers alike.
Whilst most businesses can’t do exactly that, a great idea is to run a flash
sale. They require a little advance planning but are still fairly easy to
implement. Give your customers some warning. 24 hours notice is ideal to build
up excitement and get the message out to a decent number of people before
they forget again. Then all that’s left to do is drop your prices accordingly
and watch the sales roll in. Companies like Hype even went as far as offering higher discounts to
people who turned up first.
Whatever method you go for, even if it isn’t giving anything away for free,
the key is to communicate with your customers and make sure that they know that
they are valued. We’ve seen how bingo does this and there’s plenty to draw on
there, whatever your sector. In tough economic times, it’s important to be
transparent, thank your customers, and be prepared to shake up the way you do
Lessons in Business Promotion from Online Bingo was last modified: March 31st, 2020 by Evelina Popova
At a certain stage of their life, everyone has the need for some type of financial product whether it be life insurance or a home loan. However, deciding to get a financial product is far easier than actually getting one with so many options available out there.
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to practice safe computing habits? Thinking you have become a bit casual with
your cybersecurity? Getting a little paranoid about protecting your data? This
piece provides you with a strong start towards ensuring your PC and phone
Cyber Threats Explained
is undeniable that computers and smartphones are an integral part of your daily
life. You depend on these for business, communication, and information. But of
great concern is how these devices can be used for tracking you or breaking into
your files. With viruses and malware becoming harder to detect, it is evident
that cybersecurityhas become a great
For instance, 2019 brought with it ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, and
escalating concerns withincidences of data
becoming an ever-growing threat. According toSmall Business Trends, at least 43% of cyberattacks are
on small businesses which costs them at least a million dollars to mitigate the
ripple effects. How then do you protect yourself? What are the top 5 things you
should know about PC and phone security?
Top 5 Considerations for
Automate Your Approach to
the beginning of any project, you want to take into account how secure the
project will be. This is often done to ensure the integrity of a software for
instance is maintained. An example of such an initiative is thesecurity by design software that is incorporated at
the beginning of a product’s life cycle. Notably, integration with the Cloud
makes it easier for software developers to incorporate the system by design as
part of a cybersecurity approach. It takes on key functions including system
configurations, automation of security baselines, and the end-user audit of
security controls for Amazon Web Service customers. Admittedly, this approach
it timely especially in this age of IoT where tighter security is needed with
the greater connection of devices.
Enable Two-Step Authentication for
Your Online Accounts
referred to as two-factor verification, this process eliminates the need for
customers to verify their identity with passwords and user IDs. The two-step
authentication involves providing additional information which only you know.
This is often a security question, a physical characteristic like a fingerprint
or a PIN number. As a protocol, it saves you money while removing the
notoriously vulnerable user passwords. Besides, you can enable remote access
while still protecting yourself from cyberattacks. Note that as a prerequisite
for the two-step authentication, log off from any frequently visited sites as
this protects you from malware and online impersonation. Using the knowledge,
possession, or inherence methods called upon by this protocol restricts any
unwarranted leverage that an attacker might have on you.
Encrypt Your Drive
you have ever wondered if encrypting your drive was enough to protect you, the
answer is yes. A single encrypted folder is good enough to provide you with the
strongest protection from any hack attempt. If you leave swap files on your
computer even a motivated hacker would have a difficult time accessing your
files. In a situation where someone illegally got access to any data, it would
be difficult for them to read the files on any other OS. You should consider
getting third-party encrypting programs especially for your OS passwords. Note
that encryption also safeguards you as you connect to the internet, access your
emails or fails and when you log into any accounts online. However, be aware
that encrypting your drive or getting a third-party encryption software does
not protect you from clicking on malicious links. Additionally, you should
avoid downloading files whose source you are not sure of.
Always Lock Your PC and Phone
easiest way to protect yourself from data breaches is locking your PC and phone
especially when you are away from the device. Fortunately, most OS including
Windows provide you with a simple command to lock your PC. You can also include
an add-on to your PC that instructs the device to lock after a predetermined
amount of time. An additional security set up would be to incorporate a secure
logon software whereby after a number of unsuccessful log ins, the machine
would lock down for a certain amount of time.
Secure Your Wi-Fi Networks
a start, make a complicated router password that can only be changed or
accessed using your admin credentials. This effectively protect your wireless
network from intrusion. On the other hand, you should limit access to the
password to your immediate family or work mates. Besides, change the password
frequently as a WiFi password is typically ever input once.
threats compromise your data and might cost you money and damage your
reputation. Obviously, following the above tips might not guarantee you will
never experience a security compromise. Still, when considered, and practiced
regularly, these habits should make you a bit secure in a world where PCs and
phones are consistently susceptible to brute-force attacks.
Top 5 Things to Know for PC and Phone Security was last modified: March 25th, 2020 by Angela
should be a given in the modern age of web browsing, but while most businesses
have their own website, many are still lacking on the mobile front. In
fairness, the necessity of having a website for any business was only realized
relatively recently, with mobile moving in as the latest necessity.
you’ve not fully embraced the mobile side for your website yet, don’t worry as
you’re not alone. In a test of the top one million most popular websites in the
world, in mid-2018 by Canonicalized, 23.83 percent of them proved not to be
mobile-friendly. Just as some were slow to adopt a website as it seemed
unnecessary or counterproductive to driving land-based footfall, people have
seen making their website optimized for mobile users a step that isn’t
However, using mobiles for web browsing is not a mere trend, with more and more people turning to their mobile devices rather than turning on a laptop or desktop. As such, you should make your plans without panicking about any new fad or trend that the media pumps up the hype for, as mobile is very much here to stay.
2016, mobile internet usage surpassed computer internet usage for the first
time, with its adoption continuing to grow around the world. So, here are some
of the best aspects of big-name mobile websites that you should draw from for
your mobile site.
in 1995, Pitchfork is an online music magazine that boasts one of the best
aspects of a mobile website for modern mobile users. Not too long ago, the fad
was to get the smallest possible mobile phone, but the ability to watch movies
and stream shows has increased the demand for big-screen phones, which can make
one-handed web surfing tricky.
mobile site designers recognized this, using a thumb design to make navigation
on the larger devices much easier. By deploying the main navigation bar at the
foot of the screen, one’s thumb can quickly – and without adjustment – flick
between pages and functions. Convenience and ease-of-use are why the mobile
platform has taken off, so navigation must be made as convenient and easy as
possible, a fact which is exemplified by the thumb-friendly approach of
picture design platform
acts as an all-in-one image platform from which users can create their own
website to host images, store their images, and print their pictures on various
household items – such as mugs and cushion covers. Knowing that the vast
majority of picture-taking and picture storage is done via mobile phones these
days, Shutterfly optimized their website for mobile users.
Newcomers are welcomed by their latest offer as well as large, easy to see-and-select buttons alongside their products for quick access to the sections that people want to use. These two combine to make the mobile experience as convenient and quick as people have come to expect. The often short experience of going to a mobile website can be much more enticing if the first thing that a user sees is a way for them to save money – such as via a special offer.
The video gaming, television, and media company
As one of the largest entertainment
companies in the world, you would expect them to be ahead of the curve on
mobile matters. However, as shown in this article about leading mobile
websites, Sony wasn’t always as mobile-savvy as it
They have always had a superb mobile landing page, though, which features a
simple list menu, from which you can easily navigate across their many
As Sony produces electronic products,
games, movies, music, and the PlayStation gaming console, they have a lot for
people to explore, which isn’t easy on the more restrictive mobile screen. When
it comes to creating a mobile site, it needs to
be responsive, convenient, quick, and easy on mobile for a website to be
mobile-friendly and effective, which is why something as simple as a homepage
drop-down list menu can be such a powerful ally. It’s straightforward and clean-cut,
with its utility outweighing its somewhat basic aesthetic.
websites are very demanding on devices, particularly mobile devices, as they
can have so many games. However, even these websites need to be optimized for
mobile users. One of the most important aspects is that everything is in-sync.
Just as you need to sync your PC/Mac to your iPhone, iGaming websites need to
sync their web-based offering to their mobile-based offering to achieve
pinnacle customer satisfaction.
However, recognizing the rise of mobile
usage and the need for quick and convenient access to gambling platforms, the developers behind Betway’s game selection went all-in on mobile gaming. Not
only did they start to create games like Narcos, Game of Thrones, and Mobile
Blackjack with a mobile-first mentality, but they also remastered popular
classics, like Mega Moolah and Thunderstruck, to ensure that they too can be
enjoyed by mobile players. Now, the Betway offering via mobiles is
near-identical to that of their website, with the platform being
mobile-optimized to make for easy gaming on the go.
the internet, and now mobile devices, giving people quick and easy access to
any brand that they choose, businesses in the fashion industry have been able
to go out on their own without the need of selling via an intermediary company.
So now, not only do fashion brands need presentable clothes on offer, but they
also need a presentable mobile website.
Western Rise is one of the finest
examples of a top-class fashion website. Not getting carried away with the
aesthetics and being too modern – as many fashion brands do – Western Rise presents its most
attractive products at the top and has optimized its images for
the mobile user. These combine to make their products even more appealing,
especially as the website is so smooth on the scroll.
Making the mobile experience as easy and convenient as possible
is key, but you also need to make sure that users can find everything that they
normally would through their computer.
Learn from these Mobile Website Leaders when Adapting Your Site was last modified: March 18th, 2020 by Evelina Popova
For most companies and businesses these days, having an online presence is a
no-brainer. Those who don’t have an online offering ultimately lose out to
competitors who are accessible via the internet. However, with so many
businesses from each sector set-up online, competition is fierce.
The products, services, prices, and overall usability of a website are core
factors for many shoppers. Still, in a landscape where everything is not just
presented but also interacted with on a screen, some customers struggle if they
need help. Websites will invariably offer some form of customer service, be it
an email address or phone number, but when it comes to online communications,
live chat is far, far better than email.
Presenting a chatbox on your website can make a world of difference for your
customers, with many companies using the innovative feature to give them a
competitive edge in the crowded online space.
businesses are utilizing the chatbox
A chatbox is a very simple feature: it’s a small box, which can often be
minimized to the base of the viewing window, through which users can type a
question and then get connected to a customer service representative. Some
websites like to go as far as to incorporate some artificial intelligence to
attempt to answer questions quickly, but for the most part, people who use a
chatbox are looking for a human to help with their query.
Chatboxes have become fairly common online, but not quite common enough that
having one doesn’t make your website stand out as being particularly
customer-friendly. They are used in many different ways, from the Snap Engage live
chatbox that pops up whenever a user lands on a 404 page, to Maids in Black,
which offers a simple pre-chat form in its chatbox to help speed up the
process. You’ll have undoubtedly encountered a live chatbox when online and
looking for customer service with a leading bank, when on a travel agent
website, or on several leading eCommerce platforms.
For the customer, the presence of a chatbox means quick, easy, and convenient access to information about a product or service whenever they need it. For the business owner, the chatbox presents an opportunity for the website to allow customers to engage on a personal level, enhancing the image of the brand. According to Super Office, 79 percent of customers prefer live chat to other communication channels primarily due to its speed. On average, customers wait 12 hours for a response to an email, 10 hours for a response on social media, and just two minutes to get a conclusive answer via live chat. Becoming the best brand in your sector for customer service can make a huge difference. People have become accustomed to faceless online platforms making it difficult to get answers to questions or to get refunds, so if you offer a quick, tentative, and responsive chatbox, you’ll become the preferred option. The social interactions side of remote services should be core to your offering as they promote engagement and show that your platform boasts both the ease and convenience of online use with the customer service that many people crave from land-based stores and services
When shopping and services first transitioned to the online space, the
hands-on experience and the friendly customer service was lost. Convenience is
king, but the vast majority of people now appreciate the online offerings which
try to mimic the human aspects of the land-based experience. This is why the
chatbox has become a core feature of online bingo.
Bingo moving online was huge for the traditional lottery game of numbered
balls for a multitude of reasons, many of which pertained to the hardships the
land-based game faced over decades of decline. There are plenty of
reasons Wink Bingo maintains
popularity as an online bingo platform: the range of live bingo
rooms, varied prize values and ticket prices, welcome bonuses, and
the inclusion of slot games, all contribute to this. But it’s
arguably the in-room chatboxes that have rekindled peoples’ love of the game.
The game became tremendously popular in the decades leading up to the
millennium because it was seen as a social occasion. Groups of players would
meet-up, go down to the local bingo hall, and chat and game until last orders.
Transitioning to online made bingo more accessible, but it only started to grow
towards its golden age of popularity once the chatbox feature was
integrated into the live bingo rooms.
Now, online bingo is a social experience, just as it once was in the halls,
with the increased interactions between players immersing users in the platform
and the experience, encouraging them to keep returning for more gaming and
Social chatboxes won’t work for all businesses, but customer service ones will
Perhaps the most necessary online platforms in the world, government
websites have notoriously been (and still are, for the most part) the most
awkward, convoluted, and unhelpful of all sites. With taxes and fees being
among the chief reasons why people venture onto government websites, people
aren’t too happy going in, let alone when they can’t quickly or conveniently
find what they’re looking for.
While customer services haven’t necessarily been lacking, they
have been difficult to engage with in the past. It hasn’t been uncommon to
face hours and hours of waiting on the phone to speak to a rep for what is
often a quick answer. Luckily, that’s beginning to change with live chatboxes
being integrated into many government websites.
In 2017, per EC3,
the average monthly chat volume of government and non-profit websites shot up
by 155.66 percent, with agents handling 43.24 percent more chats per month than
in the year prior. It proves that not only it necessary to have a quick
and convenient avenue for getting much-needed answers in the modern world,
but that people respond well when they are put in place – that can only
benefit website owners at the time and in the long run.
Chatboxes have become one of the most important features of remote services.
They make the experience much easier and more personal to customers, which
further increases the likelihood of them making a purchase and returning in the
Making Remote Services Personal Again: the Necessity of the Chatbox was last modified: March 18th, 2020 by Evelina Popova
Reports indicate that by 2025, 75% of people will use their smartphones as
their sole means of accessing the internet, seeing a huge move away from
desktops. The remaining 25% will no doubt consist of many who are using the two
mediums collaboratively. Indeed, what we can do on our mobile devices has increased
as our reliance on desktop has decreased. What does the future hold for the
symbiotic relationship between desktop and mobile?
Increase in Industries
Moving to Mobile
We can see the move away from our desktops and iPads
and towards our mobiles through other industries. The gaming industry is
beginning to utilize new 5G technologies in order to allow gamers to play games
that require a lot of processing power, such as Minecraft and Fortnite
multiplayer modes, on their mobiles. The online casino industry has seen sites
be further optimized for mobile, with the William Hill casino
offering being available as an app so players can engage with online
slots, table games including poker and blackjack, and live casino just as they
would be able to on the desktop.
Most people searching for websites, no matter what the topic of the site, use their mobile devices. Google recently announced that it would incorporate a mobile-first indexing for the entire web from September 2020 onward. This means mobile-friendly and mobile-optimized sites will be given priority. This move is important for businesses who utilize search engine optimization and use Google to feed into their sales. Google is already instrumental in the latest technological implications, such as ensuring data can be synced across mobile and desktop. Their indexing change will mean that mobile sites and desktop sites will need to interact in a more mutually beneficial way.
Desktops Will Adapt Their
The main challenge for the desktop is to emphasize the benefits it provides that mobile simply doesn’t. 90% of those 50 or over own a PC, while only 70% own a phone. So, desktops will still appeal to older people who aren’t as tech-savvy and prefer to surf the web the traditional way. Moreover, there are many applications that just don’t work on mobile – from video editing to publishing, graphic design or even anything that involves a lot of typing. Businesses are unlikely to move totally away from desktops towards mobiles. But, the industries will need to work together. Desktop and mobile can be used for different things in a complementary way. Each medium needs to focus on its independent offering so they can be used holistically.
gaming shows how popular desktops still are, too. Projections estimate that
while mobile gaming will increase, PC gaming’s revenue won’t take the hit. The
types of games on PC and the style of gaming are wildly different to what
mobile offers. Minecraft, for instance, can be played on both, but many favor
the PC for the range of controls and the processing power of the machine. Those
who develop PC games understand their audience and what they want from a game,
while mobile gaming is more hit and miss, appealing more to fair-weather,
surge in popularity was a surprise even to those who have played the largest
roles in developing its delineations. We knew it would be useful to have a
portable phone, but didn’t envisage that so much of our lives would end up
being in the palm of our hands. The future won’t see mobiles slow down,
but it won’t necessarily see things like desktops eclipsed. What we
will see is them working in harmony. We might make casual searches on mobile,
but there will always be some things that work better on desktop.
Will Mobiles Ever Eclipse Desktops? was last modified: March 18th, 2020 by Evelina Popova
A lot of people think that
downloading a YouTube video on android is almost impossible, but that’s not
true. It is simple to download a YouTube video on android and save it for
watching offline later. You need a Wi-Fi or data connection to browse YouTube
but that isn’t always possible, especially when you’re on a plane or at the
university. However, if you have the official YouTube app on your phone, it is
one way to download YouTube movies, films, music videos, and a lot more.Tryyoutube downloader apk to avail of their amazing
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While this might work for you, there are
several other ways to download YouTube videos in your phone for free:
1. SaveFrom Downloader For YouTube
If you have trouble downloading a
YouTube video through the official app, you can browse Savefrom to download
videos on your laptop. The interesting thing to note about this website is, it
allows you to download all kinds of videos even if there is a privacy setting
that prohibits download by the uploader.
Once you are done with downloading
videos, the next step is to simply attach a data cable with your laptop and
transfer files. Savefrom is an amazing platform that is easily understandable
and provides a vast array of features such as pause/resume downloads, sharing
online, file conversion in different formats and a lot more. The best part
about this website is, it is a free online downloader that enables you to save hundreds of
videos on your phone.
2. YouTube Premium
This is the easiest way to download YouTube videos on your phone. If you have subscribed to the YouTube premium, you can download videos through the official YouTube app without any hassle. However, it is a paid subscription, but you can get the free trial version with other features that provide multiple facilities. If you want to save YouTube video on your android phone, simply select the “download” button below the video and then select the quality you want, such as 720p or 360p.
3. Y2mate guru YouTube Downloader
This app doesn’t just help in
downloading videos from YouTube but also other websites like Vimeo,
Dailymotion, etc. The best part about this app is, you can easily operate it
after installation. Just open the app and add the link to the video you want to
download. Once you click on the “download” button, you can select the quality
according to your requirements. Don’t get confused when going through the
search engine bar. Click on the white-colored download button on the app.
4. Video Downloader Pro
If you are short of enough memory
space in your phone, download this app now. YouTube Go is one of the easiest
apps that help in downloading YouTube videos on an android phone. Users can
easily download and browse videos legally without having to worry about any
issue with the website. Unlike a regular YouTube app, YouTube Go allows you to
download every kind of video regardless of its privacy settings done by the
This is another perfect app that can
help in downloading YouTube videos. It has an easy to use interface and allows
you to download multiple videos at the same time. Unlike most video downloading
platforms, TubeMate also allows you to choose video format before downloading.
However, it requires an additional mp3 converter when you install it. Although
it is regarded as the best video downloader for Android, you have to deal with
a lot of advertisements. Just download it on your phone and enjoy as many
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How To Save Youtube Video on Android? was last modified: March 13th, 2020 by Austin Dease
writers frequently engage in article writing, blog writing, and written
material that is used on websites. Some WordPress content writers live a
luxurious life filled with travel and relaxation while others struggle to make
The main difference between these two groups is that the first group possesses the necessary skills to make the content successful. If you aim to use WordPress to promote your business, here are five important skills you need to know.
Do your research
When you are producing
content for a business, always research first. Your research should
your target market, gathering information on your topic, and researching ideas. To
ensure you research well enough, there are a number of steps you could take.
Once you know what your
target audience wants and you have chosen a topic, research what others are
saying about it. After this, start plotting your own ideas and write them down
as they occur.
It might be helpful to
link other sources in your writing if readers want to find more information.
This can also promote readers’ trust in the business.
Be careful with your topics
The topics that interest
you might not interest your audience. Besides, some topics may not align with
the business model. When choosing topics, ensure that your topic is something
that will interest the reader. Engaging the reader can help improve visitor
turnover, and can gain and keep customers.
Furthermore, make sure
that the chosen topic aligns with the business’s ideology. If your content
doesn’t align with the business image, you may run into trouble when promoting
the business. Contradicting the business image can damage the public’s
perception of the brand. This may result in losing customers or low visitor
Diversification might be
one of the most difficult aspects when you aim to improve
business writing skills. Since content writers usually work alone, your unique writing
style might be fixed and habitual. While diversifying your writing style might
seem like a mountain of a task, it is essential when aiming to keep readers
An easy way to look at
this is to consider certain authors. Some authors have a loyal following
regardless of the books they produce.
However, many followers
might lose interest in the author when their writing becomes too formulaic and
predictable. Diversifying your writing style is not to inconvenience you, but
rather to maintain a loyal following.
When you are writing
content, accuracy is essential. The content you produce under the business’s
name has a direct effect on the public’s perception of the business. Writing
inaccurate or deliberately false content could result in customers or potential
customers losing trust in the business or brand.
When choosing topics and
sources, content writers need to ensure that they are reliable. Choosing biased
sources that push a particular agenda might feel like a great way to promote a
particular idea, but can lead to inaccuracies and misleading information.
While some readers might
find no problems with being misled, others may find it offensive and you could
lose customers this way.
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The final step, before
publishing the content you have written, is proofreading. While this may seem
obvious, it is possible you are doing it the wrong way. When you proofread, you
are likely doing so under the impression that your writing contains little to
If you can’t get someone
else to proofread your work, it might be essential to step away for a bit
before checking your own work. Giving your mind a break and focusing on another
task for a while can help you see your writing with new eyes. While you don’t
want to be overly self-critical, it is important to remember mistakes creep in
when you least expect them.
Promoting the business
goes beyond publishing adverts. Improving your business content writing is a
good way to promote your business. Making sure the content aligns with the
interests of the target audience while also promoting a positive business image
are important for maintaining loyal customers.
When producing content,
make sure it is accurate and correct. While the business may take an
alternative stance on a topic, it is important to provide customers with
WordPress Content Writing: 5 Important Skills for Promoting Your Business was last modified: March 12th, 2020 by Joshua Robinson
Lead generation is a necessary evil for every B2B company. To sell your products or services, you have to have customers who are both willing and able to buy from you. In 2020, your company faces new challenges in finding and generating leads. The biggest issue in the way is attention scarcity.
The Problem of Lead Attention
People have a limited attention span. Once you introduce technology into the equation, that attention span goes down even more. Paralleling the growth of the internet is the growth of distraction. Even before the internet popped up and made it more difficult for us to focus on a single message, getting lead attention was difficult. Today, that challenge is even harder as you compete with those in your own industry and outside attention grabbers.
For B2B companies, finding leads isn’t always the hard part anymore. Attracting and holding their attention is the difficult job you face right now.
#1 Be Easy to Find
Many customers in B2B sectors are actively seeking out and finding the companies they want to work with. Meaning, they’re reaching out to you. Make it extremely simple for them to find you. If you want to be easy to find, you have to have an active, visible presence in the places they’ll be searching.
The most obvious place to start is search engine optimization (SEO). If you’re not already doing this, you should begin in earnest as soon as possible. When SEO is done well, it can help you appear closer to the top on the front page of Google search results pages. Being anywhere but the first page means you’re basically invisible to people searching, since most people never click past page one.
Once you’ve gotten an SEO plan underway, work on building up your presence elsewhere in places that may be relevant for your industry. This means select social media networks, local business directories, and other places. Depending on your industry, the places you need to be present will vary.
#2 Create Circular Pathways
This applies more to customers or leads who are already within your field of view, but it’s useful all the same. From every interaction, there should be a clear path forward as to where they can or should go next. A simple way to do this is to put soft calls to actions (CTAs) everywhere, with a quick pathway to get there.
What this looks like in practice is a blog post that offers further related reading, a “thank you” page that shows suggestions of other purchases or registrations they could make, or webpages that link to each other to help viewers get around to the information they need more easily. All of these are examples of making it easy for people to stay in your system and consumer more of your content or take more actions on your platforms, which helps you make the sale.
#3 Content Breakdowns
Often, research companies and government organizations release largescale data reports and dump huge quantities of information at once. These reports are usually non-contextual and are just releasing the facts from their studies. Provide value to your market by summarizing the impact of the information in your specific industry. Add context to the information and show how it affects your industry, what it means for the industry, and what people should do about it.
This is a wonderful way to add value to your customers without you having to go and do the research on your own. It’s likely to bring in new leads through search engine marketing, or as a lead magnet for an email list subscription or other opt-in request. A piece of content like this can be long and in-depth or short and to-the-point, depending on what your strategy is and how you plan to use the content.
#4 Collaborative Content
Working together with related, non-competing brands or other companies in the same industry is a great way to expand your reach without boosting your competition. Partnering with complementary companies is a great way to create a win-win scenario for both parties, since you can do something to help them interact with your audience while they introduce you to theirs.
This can come in the form of collaborative content that’s written or produced together, co-sponsored events, affiliate programs, or similar alternatives. Your options are only as limited as your imagination! Find what works best to tap into a complementary company’s audience to grow your own reach and collect more leads.
#5 Live Webinars
Webinars give you the unique opportunity to provide value in a way that still feels limited and exclusive. Unless a person participates at the right time, they can’t access the content from the webinar, making it a good tool for building a personal connection with individuals. Even if you host the same webinar at different times, it still feels individual to the participants, since they have to register for a time slot and show up at the right moment.
The two main things to get right with hosting webinars is you have to offer significant value to participants, and you have to tell people ahead of time what they can expect to gain from the session. If you get these two things right and put in the work to market it, webinars are a great way to introduce people to your brand and start the relationship off on the right foot.
#6 Provide Hands-On Service
In the increasing hands-off, automated world of business today, a bit of direct conversation goes a long way in providing a superior customer experience. Whenever possible, escalate customers to a direct communication channel like a phone call through various office phone systems, an in-person meeting, etc. Certain email marketing tools and CRM software can be helpful here. When you can escalate the conversation, you’re getting one step closer to the person each time, building rapport and allowing for more in-depth conversations about your products, services, and other concerns.
Today, most customers already know a little bit about you when they contact you. It’s likely that if they’re reaching out, they’re looking for more than just the written statements online. Make sure you’re giving them an avenue to have a closer connection with you without them having to struggle to get in touch. By you offering to talk or meet in person, you’re making yourself easily accessible and increasing the chances of creating connections that result in a great impression of your brand.
Lead generation is an ever-evolving art form. Trying new things can help you stay ahead of your competitors to reach and attract leads before they do. Find which of these and other strategies work best for your company as you move forward into 2020.
6 B2B Lead Generation Ideas to Use in 2020 was last modified: March 12th, 2020 by Georgi Todorov