Getting Your First Client

You finally took your first steps to becoming an independent consultant or freelance professional. You’ve gone through the legalities of forming your consulting firm or freelance business, set up a company website, designed business cards and had them printed....

Offline Email List Building Tactics

Email marketing may be a form of Internet marketing, but that doesn’t mean an email list can only be built online. There are many offline tactics for email list building, especially for offline businesses wanting to improve their email marketing efforts. Here are nine...

The Importance of Testing Web Copy

One of the most common freelance writing projects I take on is writing marketing copy for business websites. I also network with a lot of newer writers, and see them bombarded with copywriting “tips” like “always use long-form sales copy,” or...

Marketing Benefits of Blogging

There are many reasons someone might launch a blog. For example, blogs can serve as effective marketing tools for small businesses. Let’s explore how they can be used in that way without coming across as Web spam or “noise.” Here are some of the...

One Page Marketing Plan Guide

Well-executed market research and the development of a marketing plan can be vital to the success of a small business. Yet writing a marketing plan is a commonly ignored part of business planning, especially in the digital age when an entrepreneur can start an online...