Welcome to the world’s best, certainly most practical, marketing show. Tim Reid here (you can call me Timbo) - I’m the founder and host. In its 7th year, The Small Business Big Marketing Show is laser-focussed on helping you, the motivated business owner, implement clever, effective marketing ideas that you can use to grow your business into the empire it deserves to be. Or maybe you’re a startup looking for mind-blowingly good marketing ideas that don’t cost a fortune. Well, you’re in the right place. I’ve been in the marketing game (and it is a game :) for 30 years. I also speak at business conferences globally and I know just how many business owners find marketing a dark art. So listen in as I ask successful business owners and entrepreneurs the questions we all want the answers to - How do I get more customers? What’s the best marketing to do? Where do I start with my marketing? How do I create a viral video? How do I use social media effectively? How do I scale my business? How do I make a million dollars!! So, if you're ready to take your business to the next level with some highly effective marketing, then you're in the right place. Enjoy!
June 28th, 2016
Episode 325 of 382 episodes
Have you ever thought to yourself… Should I sell my business, pack everything up and just hit the road? Well I have found a guy that has done just that and is literally living the dream. He and his wife owned and ran a printing business for 12 years. They were in the daily grind, employing staff, constantly keeping the wheels turning to pay the bills. Then one day they decided to pack up, sell up and go on a 16 month road trip around this beautiful country with their two young children and you wouldn’t believe it… This trip spawned a whole new business. In this fireside chat we cover: The motivation behind creating the documentary 'The Big Lap" How to create content even when you have no experience Content marketing on steroids How to use Facebook advertising to drive traffic to your website then sales Re-marketing on facebook Building a community I also cover a marketing question from ME. I've been bugged by a particular SEO question for months. When you create a piece of content for your website you should write around a specific keyword or key phrase. As you know I cover a wide range of small business marketing topics on each and every episode so I'm often stumped as to what should be the 'focus keyword'. So I turned to SEO expert and past guest of the show Rand Fishkin from Moz. *GEEK ALERT* Here's Rand's response: There's not much metadata required these days. The page title, meta description, and any schema markup (https://moz.com/learn/seo/schema-structured-data) that applies, and that's pretty much it. If you're looking for more on how on-page SEO works these days, check out https://moz.com/blog/on-page-seo-8-principles-whiteboard-friday If your challenge is more choosing what to make the focus keywords, my advice would be to think about the problem the podcast/shownotes solve for people, and what folks might search for that would result in them being extremely happy to find that particular show. A tool like Keyword Explorer (from Moz) or Ubersuggest (which is free) might help, too. Geek is Chic! If this makes no sense to you feel free to send this to your web developer to help you out. [Tweet "If you have the dream, take the plunge and do it. Don’t wait until you’re retired @[email protected]"] [Tweet "'I tried to capture the experience as authentically as I could @[email protected]'"] EPISODE TIMELINE 01:03 Welcome & overview02:40 Insights in to WebCentral03:55 Time for a check-in on the week05:41 Today’s guest introduction - Steven Baille of Expedition Australia06:45 Interview with Steven Baille - Part 115:13 Insights in to Cornerstone Business Solutions17:23 Interview with Steve & Natalie Warner - Part 238:45 My top 3 attention grabbers from my chat with XXX40:30 SEO questions answered by Rand Fischkin from Moz43:24 Listener feedback46:06 Wrap-up and insights in to next week’s guests EPISODE SPONSORS (PLEASE SUPPORT THEM) WebCentrallisteneroffer–Helping your website get found, fast. Cornerstone Business SolutionsReduce your business running cost by up to 90% RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED Steven's official websiteEpisode 262 with Rand Fishkin on SEO tips for small business9 ways to improve your SEO from the Small Business Big Marketing BlogBuy Timbo’s new marketing book The Boomerang Effect MY TOP 3 MARKETING ATTENTION GRABBERSFROM THIS EPISODE Have the confidence to front some videos or audios for your business - Steve and his family fronted 200 hours of footage without any media training. I started this show without any interviewing experience. I talk about this in my book, plus there’s a chapter on video content ideas. Use original content as a way to get people inside your business (in Steve's case, his website). Focus on creating insanely helpful content and the clicks (and sales) will follow. Promote that content on Facebook - whether it be a boosted post or Facebook ads.This can be more effective than going for the direct sale. OVER TO YOU … What was your biggest marketing learning or ah-ha moment from this episode? Leave your comment below. My guest and I respond to each and every comment.