Welcome! These are my unfiltered thoughts. I hope to provide some insight and help with your digital marketing. Feel free to follow me on your favorite social network to see more tips like these.
I've been thinking a lot about friction lately. Especially as I'm working from home and have more distractions than ever before.
Friction is simply a tool in our toolbox. Are you using it to your advantage?
⏫ We should increase friction in the things we want to stop doing. (example: move distracting apps to a distant page and folder on your phone).
⏬ We should decrease friction for the things we want to do more (example: I've started putting a book next to my bed so I read more often).
These ideas are not my own :) Thanks to Nir Eyal and his book, Indistractible, for helping me think about this.
I've been looking forward to this episode for weeks! It's the perfect intersection of SuccessQuest and JMH Media.
Maeva Cifuentes and I nerd out about culture, language, marketing, and content. It was such a fun conversation!
Thanks for being on the podcast Maeva!
🇵🇪 Cultural exposure is important! If you can, visit another country or learn another language. It will change the way you see the world.
💰 With PPC ads, you have to pay to get traffic. With content, you don’t.
💬 Talk to your customer support and sales departments! They talk to the customer every day and can tell you what pain points they have.
🙌 Content isn’t about promoting your products. Instead, it’s about solving problems.
‼️ If you do content marketing correctly, it’s not guesswork.
🤝 Good marketing and good sales go hand in hand. If you provide value then sales will be easy.
🎙 Start a podcast! A podcast is an amazing tool that provides so many benefits. It lets you network with people, and it creates incredible content.
⚙️ Create systems in your business and document these systems. This will help you outsource and get help.
👨🏼💼 The value of creating a personal brand. Build relationships!
🙏 Please, please, please!
🚫 Stop sending a sales pitch right after connecting.
I understand that social media networks are great sales tools, but it’s not the right way to do it.
🌱 Cultivate relationships.
💬 Engage with content.
💡 Provide Value.
THEN talk about your services.
👇🏻 Tell me about the worst LinkedIn sales pitch you’ve received.
#linkedintips #sales #relationships #engagment #valueselling #contentmarketing
Spent the last few days at Glacier National Park in Montana. What did I Learn?
- God is majestic and all powerful. I was filled with awe seeing some of his large creations up close.
- Beauty takes a long time to build. The mountains of Glacier National Park began forming 170 million years... if God can be this patient with his creations, maybe I can be a little more patient with the businesses I’m building.
- Connecting with nature brings clarity. As we enjoyed the beautiful landscapes, I disconnected from a lot of life’s stresses. It was really nice, and I’m coming back with more clarity and direction.
What did you do/learn this weekend?
#jacobsthoughts #weekend #nature faithandwork