Why is Marketing Automation Good for Finding New Prospects


For most businesses, having prospects is the single most important aspect you can have taken care of. It needs to be taken care of. Prospects turn into warm leads that are ready to buy. These people have the highest likelihood of buying your products and engaging with your brand. Having that is important because you don’t want to spend or waste time on unfiltered prospects.

Time is money in this case. The more people you have who’re qualified, the better your efforts are per return on investment. And that’s where automation comes in. Since businesses need a steady source of revenue, the ability to generate leads is worth its weight in gold. But the ability to automate the process is priceless.

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Infographic: What is the Best Time to Post Articles in Social Media

Social Media
Social media marketing is no longer a “nice to have” tool for small businesses. If you are consciously forgoing a presence on social media, you could be leaving growth and therefore thousands of dollars in revenue on the table.

If you are motivated to implement a social media strategy but want to first experiment yourself before hiring a freelance account manager, there are guides to help beginners know where to start. For example, Start A Blog 123 has developed a comprehensive infographic on social media posting times. Not only does the graphic detail the best times to post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+, but it also explains the best days to share, the number of hashtags to use, image sizes that work best, etc.

If you’re looking to build a presence for your business, check out the infographic below as a primer to social media marketing.

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Which is Better: Online vs. Offline Marketing for Small Business

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Ok, think quickly. What type of marketing provides biggest bang for the buck to small business owners – traditional offline marketing or the modern online marketing? If you are struggling to answer this question you are not alone. Many small business owners are in the same boat. Traditional offline marketing has been around for decades and you know how it works – you prepare a nice graphics and tagline, put it in a glossy magazine or on billboard, maybe provide a coupon or two and hope that your customers will notice it in the midst of all other advertisers who are also vying for their attention. Its modern cousin, online marketing, on the other hand, seems like a puzzle. You are not quite sure how to tackle it. Should you create a Facebook page and monitor it constantly? Do you need to have Twitter account and provide stream of updates on it throughout the day? How about Instagram, Pintrest and many other social media sites like that? If your head is spinning already I don’t blame you. Well, let’s take it a bit easy and try to understand both from small business viewpoint.

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