A Man Walks Into A Phone Booth: What’s Your Unique Value Proposition

An old wise man once said:

‘To love is to suffer.

To avoid suffering one must not love.

But then one suffers from not loving.

Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer.

To suffer is to suffer.

To be happy is to love.

To be happy then is to suffer.

But suffering makes one unhappy.

Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness.

I hope you’re getting this down?’ -Woody Allen

online-marketing-made-simpleYour online strategy does not have to cause suffering, over- angsting, overwhelm, neuroses, or extreme drama (like Woody seems to). KISS. Do I need to explain this acronym? If so, email me and I’ll let you in on it. Suzen@omaginarium.com.

No, we break it down, and then break it down some more. The simpler the better. That being said, no matter what your marketing strategy is, it will always need to contain the key elements discussed in my video How Content Marketing Can Transform Your Business, it must always be offering a differentiator that sets you apart from the competition and is a GREAT value…so that we all have a warm and fuzzy feeling when thinking about you and your company, and it must, if using content marketing, which I urge you all to in one way, shape or form, make sure that content is catchy, different and rises above the others. It sounds hard, I know, but truly it need not be. Call me maybe. [Read more...]

Ready to Get A Grip in 2014? Pick My Brain

pick-my-brainThe 2 Choices You Have for the New Year

Here’s how I see it:

You can either stick with what you’re doing, or you can start doing something new. Really the bigger question is: how successful was your bottom line last year? Compared to your 2012 goals?

How about last year vs. the prior year…..

As we entrepreneurs keep chugging along day after day, it often becomes hard to distinguish what business practices are working well for us- and by that I mean turning some solid ROI, vs. what we are doing because it’s what we do. Habit.

You know. The comfortable stuff.

It becomes even more confusing as so many of us (hopefully- if you’ve been paying attention) pump out more an more content, in the hopes of increasing traffic, creating a strong brand and building a following. Murkier. ROI definitely becomes more difficult to gauge unless we are paying close attention to our Google Analytics and are really drilling down to the traffic source. Sales Conversion is the bottom line after all, and yet these days the road to sales conversion can easily be a 7-8 step process. [Read more...]

How to Transform Your Business Using Content Marketing

You have a Facebook page, a fairly substantial “list” that you send out to on a fairly consistent basis. You tweet. You are a busy so and so. Why do you also need to be creating all this “content”?” What’s the real reason?

Let’s discuss amongst ourselves:
In order to make your business stand out these days, you will need more than a website. You just do, even if it’s a beautiful one, and here’s the reason why: there are many of you out there, I’m sorry to say. There are many of me out there as well, if it makes you feel any better. So, what, in this new world of information/media blasting overload and intense competition, will make you and your business stand apart and get noticed? Are you a doctor? I work with a number of you. The number of medical practice websites have more than quadrupled in the last 6 years. Getting noticed as the clear choice of specialists is getting harder and harder, unless you are in an industry with no competition.

So what sets you apart?
• Your reputation-hopefully a good one- for sure,
• The quality of your work or products,
• Yes, your great customer service, for sure.

But guess what? Your competition also has a great reputation, gets referrals and has great customer service. And they give full refunds, no questions asked. So. Back you are at square 1.

The businesses that are knocking it out of the park these days-the ones that are transforming their businesses into cash machines- are the ones who are using content marketing smartly. It’s also the company that’s under promising and over delivering, giving extraordinary service, serving you efficiently, and accessibly. They’re also generous with their “stuff”. What “stuff” ?

Well, watch this video: I lay it all out. And then some. And then please comment. What have you seen that is brilliant content marketing? Tell me in the comments.

How to Transform Your Business Using Content Marketing

How to Be the Obvious Choice

“This seems like a lot of work for God’s sake. I have a website. I have a Facebook account. I send emails. I am a busy so and so. Why do I also need to be creating all this “content”?”

Let’s discuss amongst ourselves:

In order to make your medical practice or business stand out these days, you will need more than a website. You just do, even if it’s a beautiful one, and here’s the reason why: there are many of you out there, I’m sorry to say. There are many of me out there as well, if it makes you feel any better. So, what, in this new world of information/media blasting overload and intense competition, will make you and your business stand apart and get noticed? The number of business websites and blogs have more than quadrupled in the last 4 years. Getting noticed as the clear choice is getting harder and harder, unless you are in an industry with no competition.

So what sets you apart?

  • Your reputation-hopefully a good one- for sure,
  • The quality of your work or products,
  • Yes, your great customer service, for sure.

But guess what? Your competition also has a great reputation, gets referrals and has great customer service. And they give full refunds, no questions asked. So. Back you are at square 1. [Read more...]

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