Here are important updates about how I communicate with you, what I’m offering and a change in my rates.
First off, since I’m a Constant Contact (email marketing) business partner – I am going to start sending my emails to you: someone who has taken my classes, and those who have expressed interest in my work – via Constant Contact. This will mean sharper – hopefully richer emails for you the next time you hear from me. If this does not interest you, just let me know.
2. I will offer a one-hour free consultation to anyone (anywhere) who uses my affiliate link to sign up for a Constant Contact trial account. See the attachment for advantages to using email marketing. The first 2 months of the trial are free (you have to stay at a low contact count..) It’s a good way to see if email marketing/newsletters are a good idea for your business. They also offer free accounts to non-profits or organizations that work with children.
Here’s the link:
If you want to share this link I won’t stop you! Also, if you find Constant Contact is not for you, I have links to all of their competitors @ http://albertideation.com – take your pick!
Due to the changes that Facebook has made = limiting Facebook fan/biz pages ability to organically (ie, free) reach their audiences the importance of using email marketing has increased in my opinion. Here is an article detailing some predictions for this area.
That being said, I still think that social media is important when we think about small business marketing.
On another note, in the area of Groupon-like services, Constant Contact offers something called SaveLocal. I’ve watched one client have quite a high success rate with this. SaveLocal offers go out via email and their charge for organizing your coupons/offers is very low. For more on SaveLocal feel free to ask me more or check out
I have raised my rates. Social Media classes are now $30 (last year they ranged from $11-$30) I will continue to work with established clients one-on-one @ $50/hr. New clients who work with me for the first time = $60/hr. If you’ve worked with me in the past, I hope that you agree that this is a very good deal – I pack a lot into an hour – combining teaching as well as making actual changes to clients’ online presence which are valuable. I have also started to work with clients via Skype and GoogleHangouts. If you haven’t tried this yet – it’s a great way to meet sans commute time! Via sharing screens just about everything except me serving you tea can take place! Also, I offer a more complete package of running small businesses’ social media/email marketing/Wordpress sites on a monthly basis – get in touch if this sounds appealing.
I’d like to ask you a favor. One way that future clients decide to work with me is via recommendations on Facebook, Yelp! Or LinkedIn. If you would be willing, please visit http://facebook.com/albertideation and create a recommendation. I would be very grateful. Also, if we have worked together in the past and you’d like to see your name/business name on my client list below, please respond with information about your business and I’ll add you! The more websites that link to your website the better your search engine optimization (SEO) is. = a good thing
I hope 2013 is treating you well so far. Let me know if there is any way I can help you thrive this year. I’m a huge networker – even if it’s not on a topic you’d typically think to turn to me, you’re always welcome to throw me a question and I’ll answer to the best of my ability.
I can help you get your social media and email marketing into cruise mode!
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