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Nov 22, 2019

Would you love to know how to set realistic social media and online audience growth targets? How much is enough? Or maybe you’re thinking you don’t need to grow your online audience and are happy with how it is?

Maybe if you can get the target number of clients that you need through your current networks or face-to-face networking of people that you already know then chances are you don’t need an online audience.

BUT if you’d like to make online sales and grow those online sales and make money while you sleep then you definitely need an online audience and you need to set goals for the growth of that audience.

In this podcast I explain how to set audience growth targets for 2020 and how to work out how big your audience needs to be to achieve realistic targets.  I’ll also explain why you shouldn’t just expect to rock up online, and solely focus on building your business on social media. The metrics you should be looking at in order to assess your growth and surprisingly maybe how engagement and comments are more important than actual follower numbers.

PLUS I’ll also explain my “put out your fire first” strategy and why you need to follow up your hottest leads BEFORE embarking on your audience growth.

So if you’d like to look back at the end of 2020 and know that you’ve doubled your email list or tripled your social media following and hopefully your sales - then you really do need to listen to this podcast episode. I’d love to know what you think…

 

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode}

Podcast shownotes

  • Why you need to know what growth you want to achieve and define your goal (5:17)
  • Why your audience might need to hear from you multiple times before they buy (11:00)
  • What metrics to track on social media and why engagement is more important than followers (13:25)
  • Why you should be careful not to rely solely on social media for your audience (14:21)
  • Why email marketing data is more reliable for predicting sales than social media likes (16:20)
  • Why you should look at your social media and email marketing referrals to your website (18:42)
  • Why you should analyse email lists and ask yourself if they are still your ideal client/customers (18:45)
  • How to work out your audience growth rate and use your actual data to make sales predictions (19:36)
  • Why it’s so important to set targets to grow your audience (and why it’ll motivate you) (21:03)
  • What to do if you haven’t really got an audience yet and how to try different growth strategies (23:34)
  • Why you shouldn’t worry about being on every social media platform (25:21)
  • How to create a yearly content plan (and why you need to to achieve your growth) (26:21)
  • How to use your yearly content plan to support your audience growth (30:34)
  • Why you should focus on getting enough money into your business before you focus on your audience growth (31:30)

Resources

Janet Murray's Audience calculator

[333] 39 Surprisingly easy ways to get people to open your emails (podcast)
[335] How to create a highly converting lead magnet (podcast)
[339] How to build an audience for an online course or membership (podcast)
[348] How to write social media posts that sell (podcast episode)
[343] The three audiences you must build to create a successful online business (podcast)
[374] How to create a year's worth of content in one morning (podcast)
[378] How to use hashtags to build your online audience (podcast)
[379] How to grow your Instagram followers by 1K in 30 Days (podcast)

#2021Sorted Buy your ticket 

How to create a high-converting lead magnet course

How to write social media posts that sell (online masterclass) 

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Buy my book Your press release is breaking my heart

Build Your Audience Programme

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Social Media Video Engagement Playbook

Social Media Engagement Playbook

LinkedIn Content Strategy Playbook

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Nov 15, 2019

Are you trying to grow your following on Instagram, but things aren't moving as fast as you'd like? Fed up with people telling you to “just post more pictures of yourself” to get more followers? But how do you know if that is actually what your ideal client or customers want to see? Would you love to know what to post on Instagram to REALLY get your clients or customers engaging with you?

If so you’ll love my latest podcast episode in it, where I share three key strategies that I've used to grow my Instagram followers by over a thousand followers in the last 30 days.

I look at three key strategies. What kind of content to share and how I went about making key changes to my Instagram content by creating content that my ideal clients or customers were interested in. I also share how often I’m posting and how to analyse what time you need to post to reach your followers.

I also explain how you can get your content shared so that it can go viral and why you shouldn’t be afraid to be inspired by other people’s content and how to go about sharing other people’s content on your Instagram account to increase your following.

PLUS why you HAVE to experiment to see what type of content your audience likes and why you shouldn't feel a failure if your content flops.

And finally, I talk about hashtags and the strategies you can use to get the Instagram algorithm to show your posts to more people.

So if you're looking to grow your Instagram account, you definitely need to listen to this episode. I’d love to know what you think.

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode}

Podcast shownotes

  • Why I decided to start focusing on growing my Instagram followers (3:10)
  • How to find out what type of content your ideal clients/customers engage with on Instagram (6:13)
  • Why you need to find out what type of content appeals to your ideal client/customer (08:01)
  • Why you shouldn’t worry if no one engages with your content (14:04)
  • Why you need to focus on creating great content so that it gets shared (15:10)
  • Why you should experiment with different formats for your images and text (17:13)
  • How to research and find ideas for content to create by looking at other Instagram accounts (19:10)
  • Why you should use other people's content for inspiration and how to  share content (20:01)
  • How to analyse Instagram posts to figure out what made them popular (23:20)
  • Why you shouldn’t worry if you don’t have the skill or time to make your grid amazing (25:20)
  • Why experimenting with posting times will help you to reach your ideal followers (26:28)
  • How to find the time to really make a difference on your Instagram account (29:02)
  • How to research Instagram hashtags and why the follower size of the hashtag  matters (31:39)
  • How to make the Instagram algorithm show your posts by using my hashtag strategy  (33:15)
  • How to analyse a popular Instagram post by looking at the comments rather than the likes (38:41)

Resources

@JanetMurrayuk  Instagram
@IamSamBearFoot Instagram

[378] How to use hashtags to build your online audience (podcast)
[362] How to grow your Instagram following to 27K - fast with Chris Taylor (podcast)
[353] How to grow your audience through Instagram Stories with Tyler McCall (podcast)
[348] How to write social media posts that sell (podcast episode)
[343] The three audiences you must build to create a successful online business (podcast episode)
[093] How to use Instagram to promote your business with Sara Tasker (podcast)

Canva Graphic design tool

When to Post app (iOS)

How to create a high-converting lead magnet course

How to write social media posts that sell (online masterclass) 

Join the Media Diary Owners Club 

Preorder your 2020 Media Diary here

Buy my book Your press release is breaking my heart

Build Your Audience Programme

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Kapwing

Social Media Video Engagement Playbook

Social Media Engagement Playbook

LinkedIn Content Strategy Playbook

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn

Nov 8, 2019

Mystified about hashtags? No idea where or how you should be using them on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter?

In this episode I demystify hashtags and give an introduction to how you can use hashtags to grow your online audience.

I share my strategy on how I have successfully been building my Instagram followers using specific hashtag strategies and how you can do the same by understanding how the Instagram algorithm shows your posts.

I also explain how you can use hashtags at events and  how you can use them to reach journalists on Twitter and get press coverage for your business. PLUS how you can use hashtags on Instagram to find out what content to create for your audience. 

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode.}

 

Podcast shownotes

  • What is a hashtag and how do they work on social media (2:00)
  • How you can use other peoples hashtags to grow your audience (3:11)
  • How to build a relationship with hashtags on social media (without being pushy) (5:29)
  • How to use hashtags to follow, engage and understand your followers interests (6:58)
  • How to use hashtags at events and get delegates involved (8:00)
  • How to use Twitter hashtags to reach journalists + get media coverage for your business  (09:10)
  • How to choose hashtags on your Instagram posts (and why they need to be relevant) (10:24)
  • How the Instagram algorithm works (and why the size of the hashtag and your own following matters) (12:54)
  • When to use hashtags on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook (17:30)
  • How to find the hashtags that your ideal clients are engaging with and why you need to create good content (19:30)
  • Tools you can use to find hashtags and plan your Instagram content (21:20)
  • How to find the hashtags your ideal customers/clients are using (21:50)
  • How to create your own hashtag and awareness day (23:40)

Resources

[362] How to grow your Instagram following to 27K - fast with Chris Taylor (podcast)

[ 356 ] How to build your audience on Twitter (and create FOMO) (podcast)

[353] How to grow your audience through Instagram Stories with Tyler McCall (podcast)

[348] How to write social media posts that sell (podcast episode)

[343] The three audiences you must build to create a successful online business (podcast episode)

[309] How to go viral on Twitter with Kerry Jordan (podcast)

[093] How to use Instagram to promote your business with Sara Tasker (podcast)

LinkedIn hashtags Andy Foot

How to create a high-converting lead magnet course

How to write social media posts that sell (online masterclass) 

Join the Media Diary Owners Club 

Preorder your 2020 Media Diary here

Buy my book Your press release is breaking my heart

Build Your Audience Programme

Rev.com*

Kapwing

Social Media Video Engagement Playbook

Social Media Engagement Playbook

LinkedIn Content Strategy Playbook

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn

 

Oct 24, 2019

Want to know how I've managed to publish a new podcast episode every week for the past four years? 

How I have managed to stay consistent, to show up every week, in fact, twice a week to start with and put a podcast episode out there?

This podcast answers your questions and more and is based around real questions that you have asked about my podcast. Even if you're not interested in starting your own podcast then please stay with me because what it's really about, is about showing up and publishing consistent content.

How do you keep showing up every week when maybe you're all out of ideas or you're not feeling well, or you're feeling uninspired or unmotivated, or you've lost a team member suddenly, how do you keep all of that going over a number of years?

This podcast isn't just about creating a podcast it's also about content planning, content creation and solving your audience's problems, it's about mindset. It's about staying consistent and overcoming the challenges and evolving. 

So you'll see it's so much more than how you keep a podcast going. 

I also share my favourite podcasts too. What do you think?  Have you listened to them?

I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did recording it.

 

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode.}

 

Podcast shownotes

  • Why you should listen to this podcast (01:57)
  • How to win in my 'Big Podcast Giveaway' (2:52)
  • Find out about my 2020 ‘Start a podcast programme’ (5:39)
  • What inspired me to start a podcast (and why it’s such a great way to connect with people) (7:02)
  • How I have consistently produced my podcast (and how accountability keeps me on track) (10:30)
  • Equipment I use to record my podcast, how it's produced and why I delegate the editing (13:04)
  • How I record a guest podcast episode (16:40)
  • How getting your podcast on iTunes can be the most challenging part (and how I did it) (17:09)
  • Why I choose podcast guests that can show they are an expert (rather than just a big name) (19:50)
  • How I got people to agree to be a podcast guest when I was starting out (24:58)
  • How my podcast has evolved and why I'm doing more solo podcasts than guest podcasts (27:44)
  • Why it’s important to have a great rapport with a podcast guest (and why some don't go as planned) (32:24)
  • Why I plan my podcasts to strategically fit in with what I am doing in my business (34:44)
  • Steps to produce the podcast from idea through to publication, repurposing and marketing (38:25)
  • How to promote a podcast and why you have to try lots of different ways (45:20)
  • Why a podcast needs to be quality content that solves your audience’s problems (48:47)
  • Top 9 episodes I've recorded? Try these they are full of useful practical advice that’s easy to implement:  133, 161, 227, 288, 275, 315, 341, 351, 362 (50:52)
  • Top 3 episodes that I am really proud of? Episodes with great longevity: 333, 339 and 340 (58:46)
  • What happens if the podcast guest doesn’t work out (1:00:05)

Resources

How to pitch yourself as a podcast guest (blog post)

Find out about my new start a podcast programme in 2020
Win in my Big Podcast Giveaway!

[133] How to grow your following on Twitter (podcast)
[161] How to work with bloggers and influencers with Kat Molesworth (podcast)
[227] How to make sales without being spammy with Jess Lorimer (podcast)
[253] How to land guest appearances on podcasts with Nicole Holland (podcast)
[275] How to write awesome sales copy - fast with Sarah Cooke (podcast)
[288] How to get started with vlogging(and how it can help your business (podcast)
[315] How to create a brand statement and why you need to (podcast)
[333] 39 Surprisingly easy ways to increase your email subscribers (podcast)
[335] How to create a high converting lead magnet (podcast)
[339] How to build an audience for an online course or membership (podcast)
[340] How to create a coaching or consultancy package for your business (podcast)
[341] How to use stories to attract your ideal audience (podcast)
[351] How to get corporate clients and why you should with Dylis Guyan (podcast)
[362] How to grow your Instagram following to 27K - fast (podcast)
[372] How to build an engaged online audience (podcast)
[375] How to get your first 1k email subscribers (podcast)

How to create a high-converting lead magnet course

Join the Media Diary Owners Club 

Preorder your 2020 Media Diary here

Buy my book Your press release is breaking my heart

Build Your Audience Programme

Buy your ticket for Build Your Audience Live

Rev.com*

Kapwing

Social Media Video Engagement Playbook

Social Media Engagement Playbook

LinkedIn Content Strategy Playbook

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn

Oct 11, 2019

Would you love to know how to plan a year's worth of content for your business in just a few hours?

In this podcast episode, I explain how to create a year long content plan for your business. 

I show you how to breaking your planning down into manageable steps: annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily.  PLUS how you can use awareness days and key dates to generate content ideas for your business.  And how to make time for content planning - all year round. 

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode.}

Step 1: Schedule time for content planning

Set aside some dedicated time to create your content plan. If you can, take yourself away from your usual place of work. Find a cafe you like to work in – a quiet hotel lobby - anywhere where you can focus on this task, uninterrupted. You’ll be much more productive and creative this way.

Step 2: Create your annual content plan 

It can be helpful to approach your content like a videographer. Start with ‘wide shot’ of your business i.e. what’s happening across the year. Then gradually zoom closer, until you’re focusing on quarterly, weekly and daily content.

So let’s start with that ‘wide shot’ of your year. Think about the key things that are happening in your business in each quarter of the year. When will you be launching new products/services? Are you doing any speaking? Will you be attending any industry events? List at least three key things for each quarter. 

Next, write down a few key dates/awareness days that are relevant to your business. For example, if you have a pet business, you might want to create some timely content around Crufts dog show in March. If you design clothes or accessories, you could create some content around London Fashion Week in January. And if you run a food business, you might plan some content around National Doughnut day in June.

My 2020 Social Media Diary & Planner has tons to help you get started. 

If you struggle with this task because you don’t know what you’ll be doing at each stage of the year, you don’t have a content problem, you have a business problem. Which means you may need to take a few steps back and do some business planning first. 

You may also find yourself thinking ‘but what if my plans change during the year?’ 

Just because you write something down doesn’t mean you have to do it. Things may change in your business during the year and that’s fine. But it’s much less time consuming  to tweak a plan you’ve already worked on than to start from scratch. So just apply your best thinking right now.

Step 3: Create your quarterly content plan 

Once you've created your annual content plan, you can zoom in a little closer and start your quarterly content planning.

I ‘d suggest you create one key piece of content a week, whether it’s a blog/vlog, podcast, Facebook Live or infographic and repurpose it into multiple pieces of content.

This means you only need to come up with a list of 12 ideas for each quarter - ideas that complement the key business activities and dates you’ve already identified in your annual content plan. Simple when you put it like that, right?

If you need some inspiration, make two lists. On the first list, write down the ten most common questions you get asked by your ideal customers/clients. On the second list, write down ten common questions people ask about your product/service. 

That’s a list of content ideas right there.

For example, my prospective customers often ask me questions like this about content planning.

  • Why do I need a content plan?
  • How often should I be publishing new content?
  • What kind of content should I be creating for my business?
  • What are the biggest mistakes people make with content planning?
  • How far ahead should I be planning my content?
  • How flexible should I be with my content planning? Is there any room for spontaneity?

There’s six content ideas right there.

They also ask me quite specific questions about the 2020 Social Media Diary & Planner:

  • What are the benefits of buying the 2020 Social Media Diary & Planner?
  • What’s the difference between the 2020 Social Media Diary & Planner and the Media Diary Owners’ Club?
  • Can I see inside the 2020 Social Media Diary & Planner?
  • Will the media diary help me if I have a product-based business?
  • Is the 2020 Media Diary suitable for business owners based outside the UK?
  • I bought last year’s Social Media Diary & Planner but I didn’t use it. Should I buy it again?

There’s another six content ideas - some of which I’ve already turned into blog posts.

If it feels daunting to plan out a whole year’s worth of content in one go, I’d recommend planning one quarter at a time.  To make sure this actually happens, block out time in your diary for three further quarterly planning sessions across the year.

Step 4: Create your weekly content plan

With your quarterly plan complete, you can zoom in a little closer and create a weekly content plan for your business.

If you’re creating one key piece of content a week (which is what I recommend), think about how you might repurpose that content to create smaller pieces of content that can be published across the week. 

For example, you could record a video, strip out the audio and turn it into a podcast. You could use a resource like rev.com to generate a transcript and turn that into a blog post. Then you could pull out some soundbites from the transcript and turn them into infographics for social media (using a graphic design tool like Canva), audio trailers (using a resource like Headliner)and video trailer (using a tool like Kapwing). If you focus on making that cornerstone piece of content work as hard for you as possible (by repurposing it in different ways), you’ll soon have enough content for every day of the week.

And don’t be afraid to post your content more than once. People are busy and may not see it the first time round (or even the third, fourth or fifth).

Step 5: Create your daily plan 

Next map out what you’re going to publish on which platform on what day. 

I’d suggest doing this a week or two ahead and scheduling a regular - and non-negotiable - time for weekly planning on your diary. That way, you’re far less likely to skip a week. 

Don’t be afraid to repeat the same content on different platforms.  Not everyone will see what you post. You may just need to tweak it slightly to suit. 

Podcast shownotes

  • How to focus on planning your content and why you should find a different workspace to do it (3:30)
  • How to create a quarterly overview and plan your content based on your key business activities (4:56)
  • Why you might need to rethink your business if you don’t know what your key services or products will be this time next year (8:15)
  • How to map out key activities and awareness days for each quarter for the year ahead (10:01)
  • How to plan your quarterly content and why you should put dates in your diary for future quarterly planning (12:25)
  • How to plan and create the content that you are going to write about based on the questions that your customers ask you (13:25)
  • Why you should produce one key piece of content that adds value every week (and how to repurpose it) (17:36)
  • How to create content if you are a product based business (20:16)
  • How to map out your weekly content plan from your quarterly content plan (22:56)
  • How to create your daily content plan and tie in your key dates and awareness dates (23:37)
  • How to make your content planning a habit (25:48)
  • How to be creative with awareness days and make them relate to your business (26:47)

Resources

[372] How to build an engaged online audience (podcast)
[373] How to get more followers on any social media platform (podcast)
How to create an editorial calendar for your marketing strategy (blog)
Create 52 weeks of content with the 2020 Social Media Diary & Planner (blog)
How to get the most out of your Social Media Diary & Planner
(blog)

Join the Media Diary Owners Club 

Preorder your 2020 Media Diary here

Buy my book Your press release is breaking my heart

Build Your Audience Programme

Buy your ticket for Build Your Audience Live

Rev.com*

Kapwing

Social Media Video Engagement Playbook

Social Media Engagement Playbook

LinkedIn Content Strategy Playbook

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn

 

Sep 27, 2019

If you want to sell your products or services online you need to build a following. More social media followers, more website visitors and more email subscribers. So when you do have something to sell you have an 'audience' of people who already know, like and trust you - which means they're far more likely to buy. But building an engaged audience takes time, With that in mind, here's the answers to the most common questions I get on asked on building an online audience. 

{Click on the player above to listen to the podcast episode and/or read on for a detailed overview. Scroll down to the bottom to read the show notes including all the links mentioned in this episode.}

1.What exactly is an online audience? 

Your ‘audience’ is the people who engage with your online content e.g. social media, blog/vlog/podcast, email marketing.

2. Why do I need to build an online audience? 

You don’t NEED to have an online audience. You can choose to market your business completely offline if you wish. But if you want to to do business online, you do need an online audience - otherwise who are you going to sell your products/services to? 

3. When's the best time to start building myonline audience?

If you want to sell online, the ideal time to start building your audience is way before your product/service goes on sale. That way, you'll already have built relationships with prospective customers/clients - which means you're far more likely to make sales.

4. What size does your online audience need to be?

This depends on your sales goals. The average conversion rate for online sales is 1-2%.

Which means for every 100 people on your email list, only a small number will actually buy from you.

If you’re a coach selling 1-2-1 coaching and need 20 clients a year, you may only need a thousand or so on your email list. If you sell lower-priced products or online courses/memberships you’ll almost certainly need to shoot for 10k or beyond. So whatever it is you’re selling…you almost certainly need a much bigger audience than you think.

To find out what size your audience needs to be right now, check out my audience calculator   

5. What is the best way to measure your audience numbers?

Some people think your audience is the number of social media followers, readers of your blog or listeners to your podcast. But while you may make the odd sale on social media - or from your blog/podcast/Youtube channel - the majority of sales will happen in your inbox. PLUS it’s almost impossible to reliably predict and track income from sales on social media. 

This is why building your email list is the single most important thing you can do in your business. Which means the number of engaged email subscribers you have on your list is the most reliable measure of audience size.  

In order to build your email list, you need an audience of people who engage with your content (otherwise how are you going to get people to join your email list?). This is why I recommend starting by building your audience on social media, then moving on to content (e.g.blog, podcast./Youtube) before tackling email marketing. And that’s exactly what I cover in my Build Your Online Audience Programme

6. How do I find out where my ideal audience is hanging out online? (so I can find more people like them) 

 Just ask them. Find 10 of your ideal clients/customers and ask them where they spend time online. Then start sharing some content on that platform and test and tweak accordingly (see the next question). 

7. How do I find out what kind of content my audience would like me to share? 

Just ask them. Find 10 of your ideal clients/customers and ask them what they would like to hear about. But don’t just leave it at that. People sometimes tell you what they think you want to hear. Which means you’ll need to test and tweak different types of content until you figure out what works best (i.e. what gets the most engagement). And do remember that it’s not about numbers of followers/likes. Your best measure of success is comments and conversations. 

Bonus tip: Making a list of your most frequently asked questions is an easy way to generate content ideas for your audience.  This can be turned into ten blog posts/podcast episodes/Youtube videos and/or social media posts. Also look at your competitors - those who are have a bigger audience than you.  What the more you understand about the type of content that captures your ideal clients’ attention, the better placed you’ll be to create your own engaging content. 

8. I want to launch an online course/membership programme or a live event. Do I need to build my audience before I launch? 

Ideally yes. Otherwise who are you going to sell to? People often think they can use cold ads. But ask yourself this: when’s the last time you invested in an online course/membership or live event after seeing an ad? While there are always exceptions, most of us need to get to know, like and trust someone before we hand over our hard-earned cash. Which is why it’s generally best to start building your audience organically before you start using advertising. If you have the budget to hire a strategist and/or a testing budget for ads, a Facebook ad campaign can work, but you’ll still need to ‘warm up’ your audience before they’ll buy from you with content. 

Find out: how to build an audience for an online course/membership. 

9. Do I need to be active on every social media platform to make online sales? 

While it’s tempting to think you need to be active on every single platform, it’s much better to start with one or two. Once you’ve mastered those, and understand what works, you can replicate your strategy on other platforms. Spread yourself too thin, and could wind up being ineffective on multiple social media platforms (and wasting time and money in the process).

Podcast shownotes

  • About this podcast (2:47)
  • What is an ’online audience’ (and why it needs to be bigger than you think) (3:11)
  • Why an email list is essential if you want to make a regular profit in your business (8:10)
  • Why you need more than social media to build an engaged online audience (09:05)
  • How to build your online audience without overwhelming yourself (10:10)
  • How to find out where your online audience is (13:34)
  • Why finding out your audiences problems will help you create content that will engage your audience (15:22)
  • Why sharing  personal content will engage your online audience (22:20)
  • How to create engaging content for a product based business without being selly (24:15)
  • Why you should think about building your online audience as early as possible in your business (26:01)
  • Why you should start with one social media platform to build an engaged audience and then think about other platforms (29:45)

Resources

[333] 39 Surprisingly easy ways to increase your email subscribers (podcast)
[334] How to build a large audience without paid advertising with Callie Willows (podcast)
[335] How to create a high-converting lead magnet (podcast)
[337] The tools I am using to build my online audience (podcast)
[339] How to build an audience for an online course or membership (podcast)
[358] 13 Ideas for engaging social media posts (podcast)
[363] Five ways to bust through an audience growth plateau (podcast)

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May 10, 2019

Would you love to do more live video to promote your business but find perfectionism holds you back? Perhaps you’re worried about making mistakes or looking stupid in front of your friends or colleagues. Or maybe you find yourself making endless excuses not to go live - like telling yourself you don’t have the right... READ MORE

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May 3, 2019

Are you frustrated by the lack of engagement with your social media content?   You’re publishing content regularly, but your posts aren’t attracting enough likes, comments and shares - leaving you wondering if it’s worth bothering with social media at all.   If this sounds like you, the first thing you need to know is... READ MORE

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Apr 26, 2019

Is your Facebook group taking up all your time but not making you any sales in your business? In this episode, I talk to Gordon Burcham, Martial Arts School Owner and Multi World Kickboxing Champion about how he is generating a six figure income from a Facebook group. He also shares the remarkable story of... READ MORE

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Apr 18, 2019

Are you feeling frustrated because you're trying to build your online audience...but you still don't have enough clients? While activities like social media marketing, blogging and building your email list are brilliant for attracting cold leads (i.e. people who don't know about you yet), research consistently shows that most people need at least 7 or... READ MORE

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Apr 11, 2019

YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google. So if you want to get in front of a large audience, having a Youtube channel can be a smart move. But if you’re not familiar with the platform, the practicalities of setting up a channel, deciding what kind of content you should be creating and... READ MORE

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Apr 11, 2019

Do you want to attract more of the right clients? Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to build an audience and to establish trust and credibility. But many people either lack confidence in their storytelling ability or are scared of revealing too much of themselves. In this episode, I talk to story coach... READ MORE

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Mar 28, 2019

Do you offer coaching, consultancy and training and find yourself spending hours creating bespoke proposals every time a prospective client gets in touch?   Or perhaps you’d like to offer some kind of coaching, consultancy or training but you’re not sure what you should be offering and you keep procrastinating about it and never actually... READ MORE

The post [340] How to create a coaching or consultancy package for your business appeared first on Janet Murray.

Mar 21, 2019

If you’ve already tried to create your own course or membership programme you’ll know that it’s not a simple case of ‘build it and they will come’. In this episode, I share the reasons why you must build an audience before you launch an online course or membership site. I also break down the steps... READ MORE

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Mar 14, 2019

Are you scared of selling? Are you crippled by nerves when it comes to pitching for new business or asking for the sale? In this episode, sales expert Marcus Cauchi gives practical advice on overcoming your fears using tried and tested techniques that will allow you to make sales naturally and authentically. {Click on the... READ MORE

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Mar 7, 2019

When you're doing business online, the more tasks you can automate, the more time you have to serve your customers/clients. Plus you'll be able to build your audience quicker.  In this episode I share the tools I use every day in my business that save me tons of time, including everything from email marketing and... READ MORE

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Feb 28, 2019

You think you’re doing all the right things to build a successful business blog. You’re showing up every week, you spend ages researching, writing and promoting, but it’s not making you any money. In this episode, I break down the steps you need to take to create strategic blog content that people actually want to... READ MORE

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Feb 21, 2019

If you want to attract leads and sales for your business, you need an email list. But in a time when most of us are overwhelmed with information, inviting people to sign up for your lead magnet is not enough. In this episode, I break down the steps you need to take to create a... READ MORE

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Feb 14, 2019

Are you trying to grow your audience but don’t have the funds for paid advertising?  Or are you feeling fed-up with forking out on ads which aren’t bringing you a good return on investment? In this episode, Callie Willows from The Membership Guys, shares practical tips on how to grow your audience through content marketing,... READ MORE

The post [334] How to build a large audience without paid advertising with Callie Willows appeared first on Janet Murray.

Feb 7, 2019

In January 2019, I launched a new online course How To Write Awesome Sales Copy which generated £20k in sales. It was a fairly relaxed launch, based around my six-part launch sequence (available as part of the course) and a handful of social media posts. The launch represented less than 50% of my monthly sales... READ MORE

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Jan 31, 2019

Are you on LinkedIn but struggling to makes enough sales?  Find out how you can start making the connections you need, from ensuring your profile leaves a great first impression to how to create engaging content that attracts (and converts) the right customers with LinkedIn expert, Sam Rathling. {Click on the player above to listen... READ MORE

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Jan 25, 2019

Are you struggling to build your audience right now?  John Lee Dumas, host of the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast, tells all in this episode about how he built his business from the bottom up, including how niching down helped him stand out from his competition PLUS the most important thing you need to do to... READ MORE

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Jan 18, 2019

Do you struggle to write sales copy for your business? In this  podcast episode I share practical tactics for writing sales copy in your business including sales pages, marketing emails, Facebook ads and more. And I share the frameworks I use in my own business to help me write awesome sales copy - and do... READ MORE

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Jan 10, 2019

https://youtu.be/vqOJ-T0jLUA Do you feel like Facebook is constantly changing and you can’t keep up? In this podcast episode, Facebook ads specialist Liz Melville shares her thoughts on what’s working on Facebook right now, including whether we should ditch free Facebook groups, why the algorithm isn’t to blame for poor engagement on your content, plus what... READ MORE

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