The Friday Five for June 14th.
Time to get back to the basics with this post about creating a plan, A marketing plan that is. A marketing plan is something that every business needs to have in place; no matter how big or small. Many entrepreneurs are hesitant to create a marketing plan because they simply don’t know where to start. http://www.projecteve.com/do-you-have-a-marketing-plan/
If anyone could find a way to connect Gollum, from Lord of the Rings, with someone (something) that has a handle on personal branding, its @coskills Anna Rydne. Check it out http://communicateskills.com/2013/06/07/gollum-guide-personal-branding/
Here is a great one from @MindaZetlin. Every successful business is built on relationships. That old cliché, “It’s not what you know, it’s whom you know”–is perfectly true. Here is a great article on becoming a masterful relationship builder. http://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/4-secrets-to-becoming-a-master-relationship-builder.html
The ability to set a revenue goal and turn that number into reality is one of the most empowering feelings as an entrepreneur. It comes from the confidence in your ability to not only sell prospects on buying your product or working with you as a consultant, but generate the leads that bring those prospects to your door. Here is a great post on getting leads. http://www.momeomagazine.com/want-more-business-go-out-and-get-it-10-ways-to-generate-new-leads/
Finally, since we know video is king of content, you should know how to get people to your website from your youtube channel. After reading this you will be all-powerful! http://realtytoast.com/6-ways-to-drive-youtube-viewers-to-your-website/