written by Bonnie Chomica Are you stealing photos for your marketing? You have to be careful not to infringe on copyright when using someone else’s photo, image, or clipart. Don’t just grab something from Google Images, or you could get yourself into a heap of legal trouble. I’ve compiled the following list of sites where you can find images to use free of charge. License Agreements The sites below have varying degrees of ‘rules’. Some have none, so… Continue reading
By Bonnie Chomica, Marketing Done Write Write like you’re having a conversation with your reader and you’ll draw them into your message. Use the words ‘you’ and ‘yours’ to make your marketing material more personal, and friendly. Focus on the reader, that one person who is looking at your poster, your website, even your trade show booth. Use the words you and your and make your products or services more appealing and personal to the reader. They will… Continue reading
Written by Bonnie Chomica Are you overwhelmed by the thousands of social media ‘expert’ websites? How can you find the most valuable and relevant information for you and your business? On a daily basis, I rely on what I consider to be the four best social media resources. These are my ‘Go-To’ people. I’ve shared them here to help you weed out some of the not-so-great sites. 1. Social Media Examiner http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael Stelzner and his team at Social Media… Continue reading
Written by: Bonnie Chomica Once you’ve paid for your exhibit space, you can’t assume that people will just magically appear in your booth. You need a solid communications plan to optimize your exhibiting efforts, before and after the show, to ensure a return on your tradeshow investment. You shouldn’t rely on the tradeshow promoter to get people to your booth. Their job is to attract a broad audience to cover the variety of exhibitors for the whole show. Your job… Continue reading
Written by Bonnie Chomica At the Coombs Country Fair this weekend, I revisited my childhood memories of the 4H club I had belonged to in Manitoba. I recalled that it was my first foray into personal development, but of course at 10 years old, I didn’t know it at the time. The 4H Club is a youth group that gives you valuable life skills and experiences based on your interests whether it’s photography, drama, healthy living, or caring for livestock. Their… Continue reading
Written by Bonnie Chomica Social Media Camp is not just about Tweeps geeking out. There is definitely some of that, but really, it’s about marketing your business and how to engage your customers – the foundations for building your success. Social Media Camp 2013 in Victoria, once again had a stellar line up of keynote speakers and workshops. This was my second conference, and I’ve already got the third on my calendar. Social Media Camp 2014 is May 1-3 (you… Continue reading
by Bonnie Chomica We usually know what actions we need to do to move our company forward, but often have to fight procrastination to get them done. By creating clearly defined goals and good work habits you can kick procrastination in the booty. Behavior Study To Fight Procrastination Data from the 1960s says it takes 21 to 28 days to change or start a new habit. In a recent paper published in European Journal of Social Psychology there is new… Continue reading
Customer Engagement Strategies The new world of digital marketing revolves around customer engagement strategies. This has become more prominent with the growth of social media networks. Social marketing evolved because people started talking ‘with’ their customers instead of ‘to’ their customers. Social has benefited the customer more because they have a say in what is being ‘pitched’ to them, or how they perceive a brand, or how they want to improve their buying experience. And then there is… Continue reading
Crab Fishing Tips My husband and I have been combing the docks, and asking anybody we meet, for the best crab fishing tips in British Columbia (BC). After going out to set our crab traps for the first time, I saw a direct co-relation to what you need to do to catch more customers in your online business. Last summer we moved to Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada. We live across the street from a small marina,… Continue reading
Onpage SEO – Science and Magic You can’t just write an article or blog post and just leave it. You’ve got to give it some Google juice. Get it some attention. Prepare your content in a certain way, and you’ll have a better chance of ranking on Google, and other search engines. Google is trying to provide value to their customers, and so should you. Google is looking for value and authority. You may think of their algorithms as… Continue reading
Some kind praise from some happy clients…
This is Brilliant! –
Thank-you! This is brilliant! This is why I needed another pair of eyes looking at my work.
Loved Your Enthusiasm – Speaking Gig –
You had great straight-forward tips with the perfect amount of content for the allotted time. I loved your enthusiasm and how you engaged the audience.”
Simple Effective Tips – Speaking Gig –
Bonnie shared simple, effective tips and some great laughs during her talk. I’ll be able to start using the info and secrets she shared right away in my business.
Step-by-Step, Patient and Pleasant –
Bonnie helped me navigate the somewhat overwhelming world of online marketing, with professionalism, clarity, and encouragement. Her step-by-step, patient and pleasant approach, gave me the confidence to develop new ways of promoting my business.
Clear and Doable Action Items –
I attained a lot of clarity during Bonnie’s assessment. She affirmed what is working for me now, and identified what I’m missing out on. I came away with four action items that are clear and doable that will help me attract more clients. Bonnie is a wealth of knowledge, is organized, and highly professional. This was a valuable experience!