written by Bonnie Chomica Swipe Files – No jail time Swipe Files Won’t Get You a Jail Term Let’s admit it. It’s hard to be a creative genius, ALL the time. Most days, it’s tough to come up with new ideas to create content, or promotional material. Do you need inspiration to get you started, to nurture your creative juices? A terrific tool to help stir up those juices is something called a Swipe File. I am all for marketing… Continue reading
Blogging is the key to Content Marketing Success written by Bonnie Chomica How Blogging Can Improve Your Business To succeed with content marketing, blogging is your most powerful tool. Learn how blogging can improve your business with these easy tips on how to go about it. Blogs are used to show what you know in a way that helps people to find some kind of solution or answer. They can position you as the authority on a topic or in… Continue reading
By Bonnie Chomica Repurposing Content is Easy Like Turkey Leftovers Repurposing content means to use the same content or topic but in a different format or in a different medium. Think of it like the aftermath of a big turkey dinner. Turkeys are such big birds, that after the main event you will inevitably have leftovers. That’s your chance to be creative with new turkey meals. Turkey salad, turkey wraps, turkey soup, turkey tetrazzini, turkey tacos, turkey curry. You get… Continue reading
Content Writing Tools Content Marketing writing is, Blog posts. Social posts. Email series. Landing pages. Newsletters. Webinars. Event flyers. And more. Whew! There is a plethora of things to write, so you better get good at it. They say by reading more you become a better writer. True. Different authors, styles, and topics can influence your own style, or the style and language you need to appeal to your specific audience. Like riding a bike or playing an instrument, you… Continue reading
written by Bonnie Chomica What Content Marketing Is and Why You Should Care When people need your type of product or service, do they think of your company or are they calling the competition? Content Marketing can help make you the preferred choice. One question I asked in a recent survey was, “What do you think content marketing is?” Only about 10% gave a reasonably accurate answer, so I thought I’d answer it in this post, in case you are… Continue reading
written by Bonnie Chomica Social Media Lessons from Camp I recently spent two days at Social Media Camp and am saturated with information. I thought I’d squeeze my brain and share my notes on Social Media 2.0, Content Planning, and Crisis Management. I had some fun, too, as you can see from the cartoon image, which was magically created by Mark Siermaczeski of Cruelty-Free Cartoons. I am, by the way, dancing in my organic garden ;) I selected my notes… Continue reading
Photo – Nanaimo Precast by Bonnie Chomica Is social media essential for your business? It depends. It depends on your goals, what you’re willing to invest in, and where your ideal clients hang out. Chances are you should be using some form of social media, even if you don’t think it’s for your particular industry. If companies aren’t being social in your industry, that’s all the more reason to delve in and stand out from the competition. Be different. Here’s… Continue reading
By Bonnie Chomica A Business Spotlight I am continually inspired by the ideas and innovations that come from the amazing people I meet. Recently, I had a draw at a networking event for a ‘Visibility Pack’ which entitled the winner to a feature on my blog, newsletter, and a mention to my social media tribes. This post is about the winner. Introducing ‘Bosom Buddies’ Claudette and Carola didn’t start out as entrepreneurs. Two great friends went on a road trip… Continue reading
by Bonnie Chomica I’ll bet you use clichés all the time, without even thinking. They roll off our tongue, or our keyboard, because we think they portray a more colourful message. But, they may be killing your marketing message for several reasons. Cliché In The Dictionary Clichés – noun: a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. Essentially, clichés are stale and boring, and often confuse people, rather than making your point. Why You… Continue reading
written by Bonnie Chomica People’s inboxes are a busy place. How do you break through the clutter, and capture your readers’ attention so they’ll open YOUR email. Start with attention-grabbing Subject Lines. The following subject line tips apply to your emails, but also consider them for the titles of your articles, blog posts, newsletters, and even social media. TAP INTO EMOTION As with most marketing messages you need to appeal to people’s emotions. What is their problem, need, or desire,… Continue reading
Some kind praise from some happy clients…
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.
This is Brilliant! –
Thank-you! This is brilliant! This is why I needed another pair of eyes looking at my work.
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!
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.”