7 Creativity Tools for Inspired Marketing

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At the core of a great inspired marketing lies a truly creative being. When marketing becomes formulaic, it falls flat. When it’s creatively tailored to meet the needs of the audience and express the brand authentically, marketing can actually feel like art.

A marketer’s job is so constant, however, that staying in the creative flow is a humungous challenge. That’s why a lot of marketing feels so generic; it was either drafted by someone who isn’t truly passionate about the field, or by a great professional who is simply tapped out.

When you reach your next “marketer’s block”, turn to these apps and services for inspiration. Each fills a different need in creating a stellar marketing campaign, and each can infuse new life into what would otherwise be a dull campaign. In other words, they each could be your new best friend.

#1: A Global Network of Experts

Gathering credible quotes from experts in your industry can be marketing gold. By using the honest statements of professionals, you can manifest a deeper sense of credibility and expertise in your industry. Finding these folks can be a headache, but sites like Media Diplomat offer an immensely efficient and simple way to connect with the people you need. Media Diplomat is a global database of experts from a myriad of specialties, and journalists and marketers use it daily to nab the exact quotes and info needed to write brilliant blogs, content marketing pieces, and articles.

#2: Animated Videos You Can Make Yourself

Infographics have been all the rage for some time now, but what if you could make animated videos in a snap, all by yourself? If this sounds like just what your marketing efforts need to reach the masses, GoAnimate is a must. This fabulous tool is essentially a drag and drop dynamo that produces high end videos that are do-it-yourself but look totally professional. It’s affordable, intuitive, and super fun too.

#3: Go Beyond the Average Email

Email marketing is still a highly effective means to reach your demographic, but let’s face it, it could use some creative juices to jazz up the mundane. Movable Ink is a fabulous way to take your email newsletters from boring to unforgettable. Movable Ink helps marketers make email feel personal, and yet still reach the masses. The tool makes the entire email setup process easy and intuitive, from email creation to the analytics. This lets you spend more time conceiving snappy copy and headlines, as opposed to endless hours setting up and analyzing results. Content can be streamed in real-time into your blasts as well, making a stale email a thing of the past.

#4: Visually Organize Your Thoughts

Murally is a genius marketing tool that helps you visualize the goals and ideas you have about each campaign. This app helps you draw meaningful insights from your list of must-haves, and when used with a team, can get you all on the same creative page. Murally speeds up the creative process significantly by creating a visual map of ideas and needs, which can spark creative solutions in a jiffy. So much better than an old school white board.

#5: A Brilliant New Way to do A/B Testing

Almost every marketer lives to test their ideas against each other, finding the most successful method to sell their goods and services. Tools like Convert make the process far more entertaining and effective. Convert is an A/B testing application made specifically for agencies and marketers. Its greatest gift is simplifying the technical process so creativity is held as the shining star. Convert also seamlessly integrates with Google Analytics, and it really is a godsend for split testing and optimization.

#6: Let Your Fonts do All the Talking

Typography in online and print materials can make all the difference in the world to a successful campaign. If you’re running low on inspiration for the text styles you’re using, check out MyFonts. This site has a gorgeous selection of varied and eye-popping fonts that can truly jazz up your marketing materials. You can even use it to help define your corporate design.

#7: Collaborate in Style

Marketing efforts are often a joint collaboration between marketing teams and clients. If your campaigns are created by a team in any fashion, Notism is a
fantastic new tool to help you meet your potential. Notism is platform that facilitates efficient and inspired collaboration on design and video creations. It streamlines precise and comprehensive feedback, lets teammates communicate via text or sketches and artwork, and even allows for video timelines and communications within the workflow. It has genius task management and is an overall magnificent tool to get marketing teams on the same page.

Great marketing starts with great ideas, and sometimes it takes a brilliant tool to help you generate your dream campaign. Technology is all about making our lives easier, and for marketers, sometimes that means streamlining the mundane tasks and giving you more time to get imaginative. These tools are just a small sampling of the awesome suite of options you have, but employing even just one of them can make the difference in your marketing magic.

What Sells On The Warrior Forum

Basically the Warrior Forum is there for Internet Marketers to find out what is working in the online market place right now. You can offer anything as a WSO (Warrior Special Offer) such as electronically delivered products and services or physical products.

The Warrior Forum audience is more male orientated than female and between the ages of 35 and 55 years old. Many who visit the site are at the lower end of the income ladder.

So what sells? Anything that has to do with internet marketing, anything that teaches or shows how to make money online. Good sellers are things like ways to get more traffic to a web site or how to rank better in the search engines. The products that do best must have mass appeal, if it is only for a minority audience it wont be as good on the Warrior Forum.

People go to the Warrior Forum to learn how to make money online and about marketing on the internet, you can albeit a little tricky sell offline money making ideas too. If you fancy building a product that teaches something to the Warrior crowd you must deliver an excellent one that is of massive value to the purchaser. If you do this part right you will build a brand and make some serious money at the same time.

Software sells really well as a WSO, any piece of software that makes an internet marketers life easier will be a big hit. For example, tools that find keywords or products that make tedious tasks less tiresome like article submitters.

Plug-ins for WordPress are used by marketers and are very popular these days when building websites. Plug-ins that enhance the search engine visibility, create back links or a plug-in that helps build review pages tend to sell like hot cakes as WSO’s.

There is a way to discover the best selling WSO’s it is at Warrior Plus

Warrior Plus is a service that supports the Warrior Forum, it is run by Mike Lantz, who discovered something was missing and came up with this great concept to go hand in hand with the Forum itself. You do have to register to use the service but that’s no problem.

You can easily see which WSO is selling well and which ones are converting like crazy. You can check the commission amounts for affiliates and even see the date when the product was launched and by whom. When you find a WSO topic that looks hot, always check who published it and whether it was already a WSO of the day. Some sell very quickly indeed, 100’s an hour but of course that depends who is on board as a JV (Joint Venture) partner.

The more you launch the more you will be known and recognised as an authority figure within the Warrior Forum itself.

The Social Percher

I invite my readers to take a look at my latest ezine article called The Social Percher.

This is the beginning a taster if you will of an experience I encountered recently.

Allow me to present a recent scenario I encountered at a gathering of highly intellectual and friendly people whilst attending an after dinner party. I tend to be an observer of peoples body language as well as listening intently to what others have to say, and speak when spoken to and not interrupt an on-going conversation until the right moment presents itself.

What I discovered lately is that some of the most out spoken, confident and self-assured people are as apprehensive and uneasy as the most insecure person in the room, and they find it hard to handle the quiet and at times timid person without being rude to someone who they feel they are superior to. Well I can tell you that appearances can be deceptive.

There is probably no intellectual difference between the most confident person in the room and the most insecure, in fact the old adage of the “beware the quiet ones” can be a lesson to all concerned.

Here is the link, enjoy.

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Social-Percher&id=8847347

Become A Niche Expert

While the internet is and always will be the greatest advertising platform in history today, it is much more challenging to create a strong and profitable online presence. Because the internet has become saturated with thousands of business niches, becoming a niche expert in your particular field is extremely important and necessary for being successful.

Most People Are More Likely To Trust An Expert. Many people today want to make money online from home. However, following the traditional steps for doing so may not be enough anymore to get you where you need to be for making an actual income. Consider a time when you were looking for a specific product or service. The first place you probably looked for more information about that product or service was online. Now, think about the website or blog post you chose for learning more about the product or service you needed. You more than likely chose the one that came across as being legitimate and written by an expert.

How Can You Become An Expert In Your Business niche? The decisions you make about going into business online are important and should be made only after you have given them a lot of thought. Doing so is extremely important for being able to choose a business niche you can easily become an expert at. Think about the products or services you know a lot about and focus on them for niche building. What About Affiliate Business Ventures?

If you would like to sell the products or services from another person or company, you will need to take the time to learn all you can about those products or services. Learning everything you can and posting content about what you know gives you greater ground as being an expert about the services or products you are selling as an affiliate marketer. No matter what products or services you sell, being an expert about them is the most important aspect of being successful selling them, especially online. niche Marketing Tactics Can Have Great Benefits Focusing on one aspect of your marketing at a time can have many benefits, the best one being you are able to provide unclouded attention on that one area of your business. In this way, you can also trace the marketing results from that one area as well. However, when focusing on one aspect of your marketing campaigns, taking the time to become an expert in your niche can help you become more creative with your undivided focus. Making your dream of running a successful online business can come true when you stop to consider the best ways to approach your dream. No matter what niche you are considering, being the best at it will help to draw customers to you more so than all the advertising you could possibly come up with. If one person says you are an expert in your field that starts the fire known in the advertising world as word of mouth. Once this fire starts about you being a niche expert, you may be surprised to see how fast you start earning more profits in your online niche marketing efforts.

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Internet Marketing & Judo

Are there really similarities between Internet Marketing & Judo?

Ok, I bet I know what you are thinking before you have even read this article. How can there possibly be a connection between Judo (the martial art) and the concept of Internet Marketing. I will try to explain and therefore convince you.
Firstly I would just like to state that I started Judo in 1975 when I was eight years old. I found it hard and not that easy to pick up. I would even sometimes dred going to the dojo every Friday evening, if I hadn’t had my big sister there for support I would surely have given up within the first year. I was encouraged to carry on by her and of course my parents.
Our family motto is, persevere, and that is what I was encouraged to do by my parents, now 35 years on I am a black belt 2nd Dan (2nd Kyu). I go as often as I can these days, just to keep fit and to train others to excel and bring them on with my knowledge of the sport. The main reason though is because I too, have encouraged my two children to take up the art. I help and give advice where ever I can along the way, nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see my teachings and my passion develop others skills.
For those of you who already know me, I am also an Internet Marketer. When I began exploring the world of online income generation I again found it very hard to make waves in the industry, just like many people other do. But the difference here is, I persevered and am slowly becoming part of the illusive 5% who succeed in the online marketing world. Like in my early judo days, I wanted to give up, throw the towel in but I have been encouraged to continue with my dreams.
Now judo, like Internet Marketing is not for everyone. You have to be disciplined, you have to want to participate, you have to have the desire to become a winner, be afraid of nothing (at least don’t show it) and when you take a fall, learn from it. Get-up, shake yourself off and start again. Any form of martial art is a great way to find out exactly who you are as a person. It brings out the real you; it allows you to set yourself goals, just like you guessed it, setting up an Internet Marketing business.

The meaning of Judo is gentleness, softness, suppleness, and even “easy”, depending on its context. The true translation of “ju” is soft method. The soft method is characterized by the indirect application of force to defeat an opponent. More specifically, it is the principle of using one’s opponent’s strength against him or her, and adapting well to changing circumstances. Judo is seen as a means for governing and improving oneself physically, mentally, emotionally and morally.
In order to have a good understanding of the Internet Marketing world, we need to utilize the meanings of judo to establish our business. It is ok to be an aggressive marketer or judo player as long as it is done correctly; the method must justify the end product. If you get that part wrong then you could lose that battle. In business or life, morals are an important and crucial part in the development of having good solid foundations.
The novice will wince at the thought of going up against someone bigger, the more experienced will use the opponents size to their advantage. In business, especially if you are on your own, you will need to study the competition and then find the right time to strike.
So the main similarities between Internet Marketing and Judo are;
1. To achieve success you must first stare failure straight in the face and come out on top.
2. We all make mistakes in any walk of life, but winners learn from them.
3. Never be afraid to climb a mountain, besides if you do not try then how can you expect to reach the top. Perseverance is the key.
4. The bigger the opponent the harder they fall, by this I mean over come your fears. If the opponent or company is bigger than you, use it to your advantage.
5. You need to know your opponents every move. A good marketer will know where and when the time is right to strike, and get that sale or the lead needed and so on.
6. Nothing will be achieved over night, take small poignant steps, life is a learning curve.
7. Self-Discipline is a must, and having the correct mindset along with determination is the key to success both in the dojo and the office.
8. Your life education should never stop. We all start at the bottom of the ladder as a novice, in sport, in work, in life. Believe and you will succeed.
9. Listen to advice and be prepared to take it, all advice is relevant no matter how critical.

Everything in your life starts with you. Self improvement will lead to life improvement. You are the foundation of your life, the decisions that you make, the actions that you take, they are what create your life. If your life is not the way you want it to be then only you can change it. Yes you can get help from other people, but only if you accept their help.
I now not only train but also have a coaching role at my local judo club, this has helped me be able to also show new and established internet marketers how to earn an income from home and in turn be successful.
Remember this today if nothing else; “The road to success is always under construction”.
I wish you all well in whatever field you are in, whether it be as a judo player, a sportsman or an Internet Marketer.

Website Traffic Hide n’ Seek

A website needs to be seen and be easily found.

 So tell me why you are hiding it it away out of sight and killing your business?

 Your website needs revving into shape, it needs re-fueling, and must be driven on the busiest main street, the world wide web, funneling tons of hot prospects and customers everyday.

Besides have you ever seen a McDonald’s restaurant on a deserted back street or dark alley that no one ever goes down?

Of course you haven’t, but for most websites with little or no traffic at all, it’s exactly the same thing as being located on a deserted back street or dark alley where no one will ever go.

The fuel required is traffic & lots of it – simple!

Sure, you might have a fancy site and looks great – or maybe you spent a fortune on it – which sucks, because you don’t actually bring in any customers… it’s what I like to call “lost in internet outer space”.

So now that you know just how important traffic is to your online business I am going to help you get the traffic you need to start seeing an instant profit online. I have assembled a one of a kind 6 part intensive online training program so you can finally uncover the most profitable methods for promoting your business online.

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The Best Website Building Tool

This post summarises what I consider to be the best Online Website Building Tool, also known as Online Website Design & Creation Tools.

Webs claim to be “the world’s largest do-it-yourself website-creation solution” and back this up with a record of over 50 million websites built with them. Formally known as FreeWebs, this tool was created to “open up the web”, allowing almost anyone to design, create and manage their own sophisticated-looking website. In fact, they claim that “if you can use Microsoft Word, you can use Webs”, enabling the average computer user to create websites that would have required a professional Web designer just a few years ago. This increasing web accessibility has been facilitated by ever increasing connection speeds and computer processing power. Webs, however, stands out in its ability to combine these developments in a product that is unique in both sophistication and simplicity. Whether you choose the free version, or to pay, I think that you will be satisfied with the features available, as the simple user-interface makes Webs a pleasure to use for beginner and more advanced users alike.

Registration and creating your own page with Webs could not be easier. Simply choose a name and this will become the address of your website in the format, yourname.webs.com. Furthermore, users paying a monthly fee are able to choose a valid domain name consisting of simply www.yourwebsitename.com (or any other extension) as well as associated Email addresses. This is an excellent, cheap and easy way to present a highly professional image.

Once you have entered a password you will be asked to fill in a few more details before choosing your template and launching your site. With over 300 professionally tested templates from which to choose, chances are you’ll find something both unique and to your liking. Other website template providers do exist that offer a wider selection which advanced users or those with something very specific in mind may want to consider. Likewise, although 90% of users will be more than satisfied with the customisability of Webs’ templates, some may find them a little too rigid for their liking. This said, it would be almost impossible to improve on these drawbacks without sacrificing a certain amount of simplicity and ease of use.

This brings us on to Webs’ website site builder which, we can safely say, is the simplest in this category. It is based on a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface which makes adding new content, pictures, videos, and much more a breeze. By simply pointing, clicking and dragging it is possible to quickly and easily put together a professional looking website without having to understand HTML. Overall, Webs’ web design tools and interface are some of the most intuitive on the market and certainly represent its strongest selling point. Furthermore, there is an advanced mode that enables experienced users to make more complex editions to their websites. When it comes to web storage and bandwidth, users are unlikely to be disappointed as the limits may be quite restrictive. Webs.com is unbeatable for entry-level webmasters but may prove inadequate for much more experienced webmasters.

In order to kit out your website, Webs offer a vast array of features and applications which can be installed to your site with a single click. All the popular applications such as Cafepress Shop, Meebo IM, AllStar Experts, Forums, Blogs, Guest Books and donations are available as well many lesser known and more specific ones. Users can also integrate their Website to social media profiles such a Facebook and Twitter which represent excellent sources of publicity for those on a limited budget.

We were especially impressed with several excellent features that enable you to get started in Ecommerce. Even the free account allows users to list up to 5 items in a WebStore. The Webstore feature is nicely integrated with an intuitive set of options that allows almost anyone to set up their own online business. Items are advertised on your website and can be paid for with either PayPal or Google Checkout. With 4 pricing plans, Webs.com caters for customers who plan to sell a small number or an unlimited number of items in their WebStore.

Whether or not your website is intended for commercial purposes, everyone wants to increase their web traffic. This can be done in two ways: search engine optimization and online advertising. Paying customers of Webs can enjoy access to sophisticated search engine optimization (SEO) tools which allow editing of meta tags, meta descriptions and page titles. Furthermore, the URL is generated from the name of the menu item. Paid accounts also come with Google Adwords and Facebook Ads credit which is a great way to begin experimenting with online publicity and advertising as well as boost visitors to your site. To monitor your Webpage, Webs comes with Clicky as default but users can also add Google Analytics. These tools are brilliant, providing you with in-depth website information, and are free to all. Webs make it easy to integrate these analysis tools to your website so you can effectively track all vital statistics.

In conclusion

Webs does a fantastic job in providing a high degree of sophisticated web design possibilities through, potentially, the most simple user interface available. We are happy to give our #1 spot to this product that makes website creation accessible to all, without significantly sacrificing features or content. Although there are various restrictions depending on what you are paying, we found that, whatever price plan you choose, you will be getting your money’s worth. Furthermore, Webs’ 30 day money back guarantee should give you peace of mind when parting with your hard-earned cash. Finally, as the cherry on the cake, it must be added that Webs’ boasts excellent and responsive 24/7 customer support. For all of the above, we would recommend Webs to all users, from beginners to advanced, to organizations and individuals as a do-it-yourself website-creation solution you can rely on.

You Will Never Have A Viral Blog post

We all, as bloggers and business owners crave that one day what we write about will be seen by the masses, we need our posts to go viral. A single viral blog post can make your website a hot property and create a huge buzz around your business brand very quickly.

imagesSo what makes a post go viral?

Let’s dissect some recent posts that captured readers’ attention and attracted loads of social media shares. Here are some examples and lessons from blog posts that went viral.

 

 

 

1. Positive content

Uplifting content gets shared more than you may believe. Practical advice that can help improve life skills is always in demand. There are countless posts that hand out tips on leading a happier and more fulfilling life. Some do it better than others and make readers care enough to share.

I discovered “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself’” on StumbleUpon. The post has garnered over half a million likes, over 20,000 tweets and thousands of shares on other social media.

a. The enticing headline:

A post’s headline is a key viral driver. Unless it motivates readers’ enough, it won’t get clicks no matter how great your content may actually be. Negative headlines have been seen to convert better than positive titles. Readers can be skeptical of positive superlatives like ‘best’ and ‘most’, perceiving them to be cliché or an attempt at endorsement, and view negative ones like ‘worst’ or ‘never’ to be authentic and impartial. In this post, use of the negative word ‘stop’ makes readers pause and wonder if there’s something they’re doing that they shouldn’t.

b. The list

Time and again, studies and split-tests have shown that headlines containing numbered lists attract massive click-throughs.
c. Structure:

Online readers get put off by chunky paragraphs and scarce use of bold and italicized font. “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself“’ presents 30 points in numbered list with no more than four lines under each. It’s easy to read and digest.
d. Actionable tips:

The post offers readers actionable advice that can be incorporated right away. Every tip tells you what to stop doing and what positive action to take. Some also have links to books on a similar topic for further reading.

2. Personal stories

A well-told first personal account of an experience and lessons learned thereof adds authenticity and makes for an interesting read.
Consider a recent LinkedIn post ‘Why I won’t take your business card’ that was shared 281 times and elicited several comments and opinions (some from the top 1% of most viewed profiles on the network).

The post discusses the importance of building relationships over making an explicit sale at networking events through the lens of a marketing strategist who found herself in a similar situation.

While the honest narrative is compelling enough to encourage responses, the author ends her post by asking questions and soliciting comments. A simple “do you think……” or “I would love to hear your opinion on……” at the end of your blog post can nudge readers into leaving a comment. Even one or two comments encourage more people to comment, which in large part, can be attributed to the psychological phenomenon known as ‘social proof’, where we are influenced by and conform to others’ actions.

Another hugely shared (4,685 times on LinkedIn) post ‘Four Business Rules I Learnt in Kindergarten’ is an example of the author’s creative and playful approach to discussing a serious business topic. Attracting over 400 comments, the post struck a chord with readers for delivering simple yet valuable lessons we sometimes tend to oversee. A black and white photograph accompanying the post gives it a warm picture book feel, and really sets it apart from other LinkedIn posts.

3. Make it intriguing

imagesExplore ways to deliver useful content without sounding like thousands of other posts doling out tips and advice on the same topic.

A great example is ‘Marriage Isn’t for You’, which not only managed 10,000+ shares on Twitter and Facebook, but also landed the writer a book deal.

Two things work for the post:

The interesting headline that instantly incites curiosity. There’s also more to the headline than meets the eye (a clever move by the writer), which lifts the value of the post.
A refreshing and heart-warming take on marriage. Check out the post here.

Say you’re giving financial advice to entrepreneurs. A title such as ‘Here’s Why You Can’t be the Next Millionaire’ is a more intriguing title than ‘How to be a Millionaire’, which is pretty standard stuff for blogs in your niche.

Instead of saying what you should do to set the cash registers ringing, you can explain what you may be doing now that’s keeping you from being the next millionaire. ‘A Little Mistake that Cost me $7000 a Year’ is another click-worthy title and an interesting lesson on preventing financial mistakes.

If your title is a click-magnet, make sure your content sustains the curiosity created by it. Also remember that it may not be possible to drum up a captivating, click-worthy title for every post.

4. Capitalise on the most happening news events

Readers tend to get behind blog posts surrounding buzzing news and major events they’re exposed to on news sites, in the papers and on their social media pages.

Oxfam GB timed their blog post on maternal health around the birth of Prince George, a hugely popular event that took the web by storm. The charity organisation used Facebook to draw attention to their blog post and delivered the important message that every baby’s arrival into the world is a cause for celebration.
Use Google Trends, BuzzFeed, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit to stay on the pulse of trending news items. Explore possible ways of relating news stories to your niche. Lessons, opinions, potential consequences : there are many ways in which you can use viral news to grab readers’ attention and encourage shares.

Finding blog post ideas

Viral Blog posts with useful content keep readers coming back for more. You must keep posting new content on questions people are asking, topics they’re searching for, and discussions they’re having online.

It continuously supply blog post ideas. You’re sure to find issues and topics that may have escaped your radar. Don’t worry about the spelling, grammar and style of forum posts, they are bound to be very casual. Focus on what people want to know about and the kind of problems to which they’re soliciting advice from fellow forum members.

Identification of forum members occurs through user names and some forums also allow guests to comment. Naturally, discussions are honest and open. This gives you a chance to really get into people’s minds and understand their needs, problems, interests, fears and lifestyles.

Quora

It is an authoritative and popular Q&A social media site that can help you zero in on winning blog post ideas. Its early adopters were technology pundits, internet marketing gurus and entrepreneurs. As such, the content quality and credibility of the site ranks highly.

You can type a keyword to see questions related to your topic. You can also test if potential blog topics may generate interest and response from readers by posting questions and seeing if they’re answered.

Yahoo! Answers

It is another community-powered Q&A site covering 25 categories. You will not find as high a number of intellectually curious and elite members on the site in comparison to Quora. There is, however, no dearth of opinions, musings and personal experiences, which can spark off interesting blog post ideas.

Parting tips

Here are a few more tips to make your content move and become viral posts.

Analyse blog comments for ideas
To increase views, link to past and future posts
Post to Facebook, Twitter and Google+
Submit to Reddit, Digg, Delicious and StumbleUpon.

What about you? What content and headlines have you found to work? Look forward to your insights in the comments below.