7 TIPS and you will never have problem with blogging ever again

Blogging is never easy unless you have a title for every day! Do you have a lot to tell but you do not know how to put your words down? Do you have no idea what to say but you want to post weekly or even twice a week? What can you do to help your situation?

Tip 1

You write a list of titles that you want to write about!

Tip 2

Keep your list of titles close, use the same app on your phone and laptop or the same piece of paper that you have it with you everywhere!

Tip 3

For each title write a few words that belong to that topic!

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Tip 4

Collect photos, pictures from pages like pixabay, make sure your photos are royalty free or you pay to use!

Tip 5

Search for quotes that are relevant to your topic and record it with your title!

Tip 6

If you are useless with blogging, you can try videos! Give it a go with your phone, for yourself only! Then go live!

Tip 7

If you still want a blog but cannot write, hire a copywriter or a blogger. There are ways how you can have content on your page for FREE. Let’s talk, I can give you many ideas on that!

 

Do you want to chat about blogging? Do you want to learn how to make a blogging calendar? Join us in the WAHMs Café —> click.

Best,

Mariann Hornyák

 

 

 

One thing you can do to improve your system in style

Maybe it is a bit heavy topic for a weekend but once you become an entrepreneur you never stop being one!
So, I was wondering, does your customer have an outstanding purchasing experience with you? When people come to buy something from you, do they go on a wonderful journey with you? Is it planned or is it just happening?
When we go to the shops we can do shopping in a way we choose. Or we can shop online but then nothing is the same – ok, maybe one thing: our balance on our bank account changes the same way.
Why is that we want to feel, touch, smell what we buy? Certain things are OK to shop online, others are not. So what can you do to encourage online shoppers?
Change the way you promote your products. Make them feel, hear, see your product used in real life. Display your products as if it was really the thing they cannot live without.
Make them feel that they already sitting on your sofa, reading your book, wearing your jewellery or listening to your music.
How can you do that? Upload pictures that feature your product in use. Use high-quality photos. Create videos that show your product in use. If you make music, use it and show people enjoying it. If you sell logs, go ahead and show a well-designed living room with the most beautiful fireplace.
Put effort into selling and it does not mean you need to push your product … it means you need to display your product in a way that it shows how unique it is. How wanted it is. How it solves a problem. How everyone loves it. Make the purchasing experience a great one!
If it is still not clear what I mean, I bring an example from a very talented artist designer who makes bags. Simple as that: bags. But these bags are not only bags. No, no.
These bags will make you feel unique. These bags will make you feel beautiful. And yet, which display would catch your eyes? Which one would make you feel that “I cannot live without a bag like this.”?
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The Aranka Bandula brand has a feature that is amazing! You need to see this and copy it!
If you want to read more, here is a good article about the topic.
Mariann Hornyák

The 5 Groups you need to join NOW

5-facebook-groups-1Are you growing your business? Are you starting just now?

Here are the 5 Facebook groups that I found the MOST useful to learn about social media, time management and I use for networking and most of them are free!

 

 

 

Jo Bendle’s Productivity Boosters for Female Entrepreneurs is amazing! You cannot miss out if you want to get organised and get your things done! Here is the link to the group. Also, go and check out Jo’s Facebook Page, she knows her thing.

ABW – Aspiring Business Women – already the name tells it all. Lady entrepreneurs who are aspiring and serious about business. The leaders of ABW are experts on business support and they register local networking groups under their umbrella in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, UK. Joining is free for a week, so you have time to look around and have a feel about the community. This networking group has a reasonable membership fee after the trial. Connect with Clair or Andrea when you ask for joining! 😉

WAHMS Café is a group for creative people who are about to launch their business and they are not sure about the steps. The talented entrepreneurs (ladies and gentlemen, too) get inspired by the continuous discussions, thought-provoking questions and challenges. You can join the virtual café here and there is no membership fee at all.

 

Not for networking but learning about WordPress, this group, WordPress Help and Share, is a wonderful source of information and help. I learned a lot only by reading! Ask the admins to approve your joining request by clicking here!

And do you know where do I run when I need to ask something about my books? Right, I go to the experts. The group called ‘I run a small business’ has always been helpful, from day one. It is UK based, crowded with experienced and helpful small business owners. Click here to join them! Remember, no advertisement in this group!

 

Anyway, always read the descriptions before you join and open the pinned post for instructions. These groups are for your benefit, show respect. And enjoy networking! GO!

 

See you in the groups,

Mariann Hornyák

The number one key to build community

What do you need to build community? Why do you need to build community at all?

Nowadays markets are overloaded. What makes you different from the guy next door is that some people know and trust you. Others trust him. What will make people trust that you will deliver quality to them? YOU. Your personality, your brand. Your communication.

For example, if I know someone selling knitted saucepans and I start to follow him, I will see his notes, comments, we even make friends on social media, so I see his posts. I love his work, I am thinking of ordering a whole big set of his knitted kitchenware. And then, I see him posting about other clients.. making fun of them. Ridiculing his own followers, his own people. He starts posting about the “idiots” who believed that knitted saucers are great for cooking and makes jokes about what messages he gets.

I have seen this many times. And not only me, but everyone. Every single follower. Do you work hard to build a brand with one hand and then you ruin everything with the other one?

Or are you smart and you build your brand with one hand and you support it with the other one?

What will your profile tell about you?

This is the number one step. That you understand the importance of your communication. How much, how, to whom and when and where… this is essential.

I am writing a piece about channels, too! Next blog post is coming up soon!

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me, I am available to chat anytime!

Mariann Hornyák

 

2 ways how to lose your potential customer

Your products are beautiful! Everybody admires how talented you are. You have thousands of likes on your Facebook page – yet nobody really wants to buy from you.

You are maybe offering a service and everyone says you are really knowledgeable, you know your stuff, then you just sit and wait but nobody really calls you to book an appointment.

hol vagyokWhat could have gone wrong? It is clear that those people do not know that your product or service is clearly what they need! They do not understand the value it can bring to their life – YET!

There is a chance that those people who look at your page do not understand what you are selling! It can happen if you are a service provider. The other day, I got an e-mail about something that I did not understand clearly along with an offer that it might be useful for my business. No website or company name, only “marketing advisor” or similar title in the signature. I could have ignored but I could not resist to hit reply and say: I do not actually understand if that thing you are offering could bring any value to me, but if you really want me to look into it, please send a link to your website or any information how I could benefit from it. stress at workplaceAnd then I got the website and no news since then. Why? They sent me a useless proposal and I even replied! and nothing! They are not getting back to me and I will not write them again to ask them to sell something to me. I will not go and tell them how to sell something to me even if I could be interested in their products. I could but would not worth the time and effort. They lost it. It is that simple.

Lesson learned: Make it clear what you want to sell. Make clear packages if you are a service provider! Do not expect people to spend time to figure out what you do and if they need you or not… Tell them!

I have an other story about a lady who tagged me in a comment of a post in a groupszámonkérő arcok on Facebook (so quite publicly), saying that she added me as a friend (means my private profile) and if I confirm the request, she will show me how to make my Twitter profile more visible, active and so it will be working better. Excuse me? Are you telling me that I am doing it wrong? Who are you to stop me and tell me publicly that I need help because I am not good enough according to you? So who are you again?

Lesson learned: Never try to sell before engagement. You do not know who you talk to! You have no idea what the other person wants! Not everybody wants to be visible on social media. Be a little bit more open minded and imagine that there is a world outside of Facebook and Twitter. While I know that the digital economy is growing fast,

Be Polite

Be Polite

I also know that NOBODY will convert if you approach them randomly with a sale offer, specially if phrased in an insulting style. Talk to people as if you met on the street – you are a random stranger. Smile first, say hi, introduce yourself, tell something about yourself, engage the other person. Be polite!

Talk to people in a way you want to be treated, you want to be talked to. Love your potential clients, respect them, provide value, otherwise they go away before you know it!

Did you find this article useful? Then you might want to read about HOW TO CONVERT PROSPECTS TO CUSTOMERS! Here is a book that I recommend from Khalid Saleh. This is an affiliate link to the book on Amazon if you want to see the details: Conversion Optimization: The Art and Science of Converting Prospects to Customers

Enjoy reading it! Now I am going to write more about this conversion topic as it proves to be very exciting!

Talk soon,

Mariann

Engage your followers! – just a few tips

Good morning!

Today, I decided to share my thoughts with you randomly because I had a conversation yesterday that did not leave me. The thoughts in my head are so loud and flashing that I really must share them right now! (ok, I am still normal, I think)

So, what do you expect from your social media platform? From your presence on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter, etc? What do you expect from your advertisements?

What is your goal with these? Do you realise that these are only TOOLS? So the goal is not that you go and share 5 times a day on Facebook! The goal is that you sell your product and you use social media to communicate with your clients.

Imagine that Facebook or Twitter is just the clear air in between you and your customer and you have a conversation in a lovely café. How would you sell to that person then?

Would you engage that person’s attention by:

 – asking questions about THEM?

– investigating a bit more about THEIR likes and dislikes?

– introducing yourself (and not your product) a little bit more?

– helping that person identify the gap that your product could fill in their life?

So, go ahead and do this!

  • talk about your customers,
  • ask them
  • involve them
  • ask them again when they comment – keep up a conversation
  • tell more about your thoughts, what makes YOU unique?
  • tell your customers why your product is a great value FOR THEM personally!

huhh… I already feel better that I could write this down.

Thank you for reading.

Ask me if you need any help to phrase those questions, to find why you are unique. We can brainstorm together, it is so inspiring!

Talk soon,

Mariann

Give more attention to your clients by using a checklist!

How do you know that you deliver by your clients’ need? Do you agree in advance? Is it in writings? Are you required to do the same thing daily, weekly? Do you have a process, a routine you follow?

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  • How do you work?
  • Are you structured or things just happen?
  • Are your clients happy with your work or would they tell you?
  • How can you make sure that you deliver on high standard?

It is amazingly simple! 

You ask them what they want AND You write it down. When you completed each task, you tick it. That’s it!

You can have a pre-designed checklist with you. Trust me, your customers will be impressed!

Let’s see an example. You run a gardening service and your new customer needs cutting and unweeding in front and rear gardens. So how would you put together a checklist?

checklist

checklist

  • unweed rear
  • unweed front
  • front hedge trimmed
  • rear garden bush trimmed
  • roses cut
  • lawn mowed
  • garden waste collected
  • garden waste moved from front
  • garden waste moved from back
  • and what else could you add? Like: tools collected, client checked the work done…

It will not only help you to make sure that you finish the job promptly and properly but it will give you a real professional look as well. Do you think your customers would deserve a little extra attention? Give it to them and they will be grateful.

Why is it also useful?

When your client calls you next time to do the same job as before they will expect you to remember what was required a few weeks ago. So what if YOU offer a routine that you repeat weekly or fortnightly? This will not only engage your client but it will build more trust. They will feel that you CARE about their needs. You listen. You really listen and understand. I think it is the most important. That your customer feel you pay attention.

Do you need help with your checklist?

Contact me, remember, your first session will cost you NOTHING! Yes! It is free of charge! And we can analyse what else your business need to grow, to become more professional, to be able to raise price or find more clients.

Talk soon,

Mariann