On Demand Advertising Solutions Video Podcast #96, Seven Signs Your Client Won’t Pay Your Invoice!

As more people start new businesses or sidegigs and their clients are new and/or out of market, getting paid for your work can be a tricky proposition.

Gone are the days when businesses knew each other and their bond was trust. With online services and electronic payments–getting paid should be easier. However, there are definite signs to look for when deciding to take on a project or not.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s On Demand Advertising SolutionsDigital Marketing Update Video Podcast #96, host John D. Verlin discusses Seven Signs Your Client Won’t Pay Your Invoice!

He comments a post by JT Ripton in Manta.

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Key Podcast Take Aways
  • Freelancers now have a variety of platforms to operate sidegigs–from Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, Fiverr, etc that provide billing and payment protections.
  • These types of platforms make it easier to offer a service and get paid in real-time.
  • If not using a platform like the above, be wary of clients who refuse to sign an agreement or contract (which acts much like a trial close).
  • Haggling over rates or becoming aggressive in discussing rates could be an indicator of problems to come.
  • Using dismissive language or undervaluing your work is a red flag as well. A client is hiring you as a specialist and should be willing to pay a fair price.
  • Be wary of clients that aren’t responsive to emails, phone calls, etc. This again could be a sign of wasting your time.
  • Not being respectful of your time is an indicator–whether they nitpick or are constantly calling you complaining. They need to respect your time and efforts and not badger you.
  • They won’t pay online. Most business use Paypal, Square, etc for payments and in today’s digital age are becoming a normal method of payments. Explaining up front how to be paid is crucial that they understand and expect this.
  • They demand upfront delivery before they pay. This can be tricky as many freelance workers need to balance trusting the client with the realities of getting paid. Agree to provide part of your work upfront with the balance of it when full payment is received. Again, this is something that needs to be discussed upfront to get as much in writing as possible.
  • Again, using an established platform like Fiverr, etc that manages services, payments and ratings is a great way to prevent client abuse. 
  • Offering a bonus or incentive for advance payment is always appreciated by clients.
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On Demand Advertising Video Podcast #93, Business Need To Expand? Powerful Strategies To Enter A New Market!

Your business has been growing to the point that you’ve decided to expand or move into other markets.

What information do you or your team need to gather to make profitable decisions?

Similar tactics are typically used when you set up your original marketing plan for your business.

This is a crucial step as unless a foundation is laid with marketing/competitive data–the venture may fail.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s On Demand Advertising SolutionsDigital Marketing Update Video Podcast #92, host John D. Verlin discusses Business Need To Expand? Powerful Strategies To Enter A New Market!

He comments a post by Jeremy Diamond in Entrepreneur.

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Key Podcast Take Aways
  • Spend time and money in research and development. This is a crucial step to determine what market, if any you have vs. competitors.
  • Perform market research. Learn about consumers, competitors and the effectiveness of your marketing programs. You can gauge interest in your product as well as industry and economic trends.
  • Conduct customer surveys (via Survey Monkey) , interviews and phone calls. 
  • Query your customers to get their opinions about your products’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • This research will give you an idea about how you may perform in this new market.
  • Evaluate your competitors strengths and weaknesses. You can make offerings to improve upon or counter what they’re doing.
  • Determine the market share you’ll achieve once you enter the new market. This is an important step to get an idea of how successful you may be. Your goal may not only be to increase sales but to reach or take from the competition some share points.
  • Once you’ve evaluate your chances of success–determine how much you’re willing to risk by talking to specialists and attorney’s to find out if the risk is worth taking.
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On Demand Advertising Solutions Video Podcast #91, Is Podcasting The Next Frontier Of Marketing?

So you responded to a marketing firm’s ad for a free “website analysis”. Paid them to do a complete SEO review.

Were overwhelmed with the idea and costs of fixing links, keywords, meta tags, etc.

Then came the Google Adwords and Facebook video ads. More expense. More hand wringing. Email marketing campaigns…and this on top of direct mail, print ads and a quarterly newsletter.

At some point, every business owner has to ask, “Is there a more cost-effective way to be found online with a proven strategy?”

Thankfully, the answer is “yes”. And it can be supported with the above forms of advertising.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s On Demand Advertising SolutionsDigital Marketing Update Video Podcast #91, host John D. Verlin discusses Is Podcasting The Next Frontier Of Marketing?

He comments a post by Aj Agrawal in Entrepreneur.

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We do this through an extended marketing platform–the perfect compliment to current advertising campaigns.

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Key Podcast Take Aways
  • Podcasting is a cost-effective way to provide content to your “audience”. 
  • Video podcasting (what we suggest) gives the best of both video and audio worlds–a listenable feature with visual imaging.
  • Your investment in it provides on-going, promotion content that is mobile-friendly (accessible on millions of smartphones).
  • Radio stations have been podcasting their content and guests for years to drive traffic to their websites–and it can do the same for yours.
  • Podcasts feature your expertise in an easy-to-use format that prospects enjoy.
  • Builds brand impression and recognition as having your own “radio show”. A great separator from the competition.
  • Most businesses aren’t doing podcasting–so it makes you unique.
  • Podcasts inspire conversation–not just thought as a written blog post does.
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On Demand Advertising Solutions Video Podcast #80, SpaceX And Elon Musk Showed Us How To Do Marketing Right

When it comes to marketing your small business to consumers, promoting business to business to get clients or using social media marketing to advance engagement; using out of this world content, engaging prospects and customers is what great marketing is all about–and Elon Musk just showed us how to do a stellar job.

Creating great content is half the challenge in the battle for the mind. The rest of it is getting repetitive media coverage and PR for your brand.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s Digital Marketing Update, Video Podcast #80, host John D. Verlin discusses SpaceX And Elon Musk Showed Us How To Do Marketing Right.

When we thought we had seen an epic launch of his Falcon Heavy test rocket blast off and two booster rocket re-landings, Elon Musk pulled a Steve Jobs, “one more thing” and showed us eye-popping shots of Starman in his Tesla in space.

This is textbook (and one for the record books) marketing at it’s best.

Talk about enhancing his SpaceX and Tesla brands, his use of rich media content and social media were the talk of news organizations and social media platforms.

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We do this through an extended marketing platform–the perfect compliment to current advertising campaigns.

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Key Podcast Take Aways
  • Create unique content highlighting your expertise. In the case of SpaceX, their ability to create a huge rocket and have re-usable booster rockets.
  • The use of rich media content allows for prospects to watch and share video over and over. This increases eyeball visits. 
  • Allows use of social media and website to promote event and engagement.
  • Content placed on blog or website allow backlinks for others to view from different news organization sites, blogs (like this) and other formats.
  • Images and video enhances cross-brand currency online and word of mouth. Viewers of SpaceX launch may become interested in buying a Tesla.
  • This unique expertise can become a beacon of future promotions that is also searchable on search engines.
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On Demand Advertising Solutions Video Podcast #69; Keys To Getting ROI With Social Media

When it comes to marketing your small business to consumers, promoting business to business to get clients or using social media marketing to advance engagement; many businesses use social media as an add-on to other advertising, rather than tracking it’s own return on investment.

While social media is a part of the marketing platform–there are some ways to help measure it’s effectiveness other than, likes, follows and shares.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s Digital Marketing Update, Video Podcast #69, host John D. Verlin discusses Keys To Getting ROI With Social Media.

He references an article in the Harvard Business Review by Keith Quesenberry.

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It’s all a part of our services and  three-part strategy to drive SEO and web traffic so your business exceeds the profile and exposure of the competition!

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The Extended Marketing Platform

We do this through an extended marketing platform–the perfect compliment to current advertising campaigns.

Check out our strictly audio podcasts here.

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Enjoy The Video Podcast
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Key Podcast Take Aways
  • Target most likely social media platforms that your customers will be using–not a broad reach.
  • Create a social media strategy that is in line with your business goals, not just measurement of follows, shares and likes.
  • Utilize other measurement platforms like Google Analytics to measure “conversion” rates and cost per conversion.
  • Track web traffic flow from social media posts/ads to further factor ROI.
  • Create a value for social media customer interaction that may lead to sales.
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On Demand Advertising Solutions Video Podcast #66; Small Business Marketing Trends for 2018

When it comes to marketing your small business to consumers, promoting business to business to get clients or using social media marketing to advance engagement; understanding how tools and technology that can boost your online engagement is vital.

This becomes more apparent as media companies merge to offer new content and engagement options for it’s customers.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s Digital Marketing Update, Video Podcast #66, host John D. Verlin discusses Small Business Marketing Trends for 2018.

Implementing the latest digital tools into traditional media options continue to fuel small business growth for prospect engagement and is not going away anytime soon.

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It’s all a part of our services and  three-part strategy to drive SEO and web traffic so your business exceeds the profile and exposure of the competition!

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The Extended Marketing Platform

We do this through an extended marketing platform–the perfect compliment to current advertising campaigns.

Check out our strictly audio podcasts here.

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Enjoy The Video Podcast
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Key Podcast Take Aways
  • Rich media content continues to be at the heart of a good marketing strategy, as more searches and rankings will be based on it.
  • Pricing for Facebook, Google and Twitter will continue to increase as usage of their platforms grow.
  • Social media engagement and promotion continues to build as relevant content is shared.
  • Websites, blogs, social media exposure are becoming a must-have for businesses to compete online for attention.
  • Emotional engagement continues to drive prospect response.
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On Demand Advertising Solutions; Marketing Your Business, Video Podcast #65, The 5 Most Important Marketing Tips To Know When Starting A New Business

When it comes to marketing your small business to consumers, promoting business to business to get clients or using social media marketing to advance engagement; the need to learn more about your prospects needs, wants, buying habits and purchase cycles is critical to the success of any new business.

Marketing is probably the most important aspect of the business plan as it determines the demand, market size, competition and pricing.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s Digital Marketing Update, Video Podcast #65, host John D. Verlin discusses  The 5 Most Important Marketing Tips To Know When Starting A New Business.

It’s in response to an email he received from Robert, a new business owner in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, asking about advice for marketing his new business.

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He’s following up on an earlier video podcast answering most asked questions from small business owners, compiled from the Association of Specialized And Cooperative Library Agencies.

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  • On the go and in the know–successful entrepreneurs use the latest business and maketing information to further their business pursuits.
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On Demand Advertising Solutions Video Podcast #59: Marketing Your Business; What’s The Big Deal About Content?

When it comes to marketing your small business, providing your prospects and customers with pro-active advice is one of the best ways to engage them, educate them and endear them.

And that can be done beautifully, through good content.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s Digital Marketing Update, Video Podcast #59, host John D. Verlin answers, What’s The Big Deal About Content?

John answers a recent listeners’ question (Tammy) about the value of investing in content for their small business bakery.

Doesn’t it make sense to invest strictly in advertising with coupons, offers, specials, etc in local newspaper?

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It’s all a part of our services and  three-part strategy to drive SEO and web traffic so your business exceeds the profile and exposure of the competition!

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We do this through an extended marketing platform–the perfect compliment to current advertising campaigns!

Learn more about On Demand Advertising Solutions and get our risk-freeoffer!

Check out our strictly audio podcasts here.

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  • On the go and in the know–successful entrepreneurs use the latest business and maketing information to further their business pursuits.
  • Now, On Demand Advertising Solutions is making available our Digital Marketing Update newsletter for you to follow, sent to your inbox each month!
  • Get all the latest entrepreneurial tips, business trends and marketing information tailored to the small business owner as our gift to you!

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On Demand Advertising Solutions Weekly Video Podcast: Marketing Your Small Business; What Media Should I Use To Promote My Business? Podcast #55

When it comes to marketing your small business, which media should you use to promote it?

Facebook ads? Google Adwords? Radio? TV? Print? The decisions aren’t easy–particularly in light of the shifting of media channels and content that prospects are consuming.

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Today’s Digital Marketing Update

In today’s Digital Marketing Update, Podcast #55, host John D. Verlin discusses What Media Should I Use To Promote My Business?

He discusses the various media options today–the pro’s and con’s and refers to the below quote from British advertising influencer, Thomas Euler–with regards to advertising in today’s on-demand economy.

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It’s all a part of our services and  three-part strategy to drive SEO and web traffic so your business exceeds the profile and exposure of the competition!

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We do this through an extended marketing platform–the perfect compliment to current advertising campaigns!

Learn more about On Demand Advertising Solutions and get our risk-free offer!

Check out our strictly audio podcasts here.

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  • On the go and in the know–successful entrepreneurs use the latest business and maketing information to further their business pursuits.
  • Now, On Demand Advertising Solutions is making available our Digital Marketing Update newsletter for you to follow, sent to your inbox each month!
  • Get all the latest entrepreneurial tips, business trends and marketing information tailored to the small business owner as our gift to you!

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On Demand Advertising Solutions Blog: 8 Important Lessons To Learn In Marketing To Millennials, Podcast #47

Is your target prospect 18-34 years old? Has your business begun reaching out to them with your marketing–and if so, how are you doing it?

Millennials have changed the way business is being done via “side-gigs”, “ride-share” and renting vs. owning.

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In today’s Digital Marketing Update, podcast #47, host John D. Verlin discusses eight lessons to know about when you reach out to this coveted consumer group.

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It’s all a part of our three-part strategy to drive SEO and web traffic and to make your business exceed the profile and exposure of your competitors!

We do this through an extended marketing platform–the perfect compliment to a Google Adwords campaign!

You may learn more about us and get our risk-free offer!

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  • On the go and in the know–successful entrepreneurs use the latest business and success information to further their business pursuits.
  • Now, On Demand Advertising Solutions is making available our Digital Marketing Update newsletter for you to follow, sent to your inbox each month!
  • Get all the latest entrepreneurial tips, business trends and marketing information tailored to the small business owner as our gift to you!

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Now, enjoy the video podcast!

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