Monetization

How to make money blogging: part one

So you want to turn your hobby into a profitable source of income? Many dream of being able to make money with their blog. This doesn’t just happen overnight: a lot of work and patience needs to be invested. You first need to acquire readers before you can even start to think about options like banner advertising and sponsored posts. What’s needed to get a commercial blog up and running? And which traditional sources of income should you consider? [...]  

Tips for successful blogging part 1: creating a blog

Anyone can be an author online by starting a blog to publicise ideas and thoughts. But for many, a blog is much more than simply an online diary: if you want to mix it with the industry professionals and become a successful blogger, there are certain guidelines to be aware of. In this short series, we will guide you on the journey to blogging with success. We begin with part 1: creating a blog. [...]  

Amazon SEO: Simple means to higher sales

Those who want to sell online often can’t avoid going to Amazon with their online shop. The sales platform is one of the most important e-commerce magnets in the world, which is why good placement in the Amazon search results is highly competitive. Like classic search engine optimisation, Amazon SEO has developed into an important success strategy for this reason. If you understand the mechanics of the e-commerce search engine and utilise the correct means, you have a good chance of improving your ranking and making it easier for potential customers to discover your products. [...]  

How companies use social selling

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for recommendations, and seeks advice. Social selling allows you and your company to take on the role of the expert consultant. Find out how it works. [...]  

What are advertorials?

Native advertising is the new buzzword in marketing. But not everyone correctly understands how advertorials and other native advertising work. Advertorials should not be confused with full-on adverts: As an advertiser, you have to stick to certain rules. An advertorial should not only fit in with its editorial environment, but also needs to lay all its cards on the table – i.e. : labelling requirements. We answer all and any other questions in our guide. [...]  

Lead generation through social media

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are becoming increasingly important in everyday life. These social networks aren’t solely being used for sharing personal content, opinions, images, and messages with friends and relatives, but are increasingly being used as an important source of information and news. Social media platforms are an integral part of personal communication and are now crucial to the marketing mix and therefore an option for lead generation, which is often underestimated. [...]  

Lead routing: the sales department takes over

All steps in the lead management process are aimed at building sustainable customer relationships and bringing products and services to customers in a profitable way. After all measures have been taken in the lead nurturing process to successfully connect the contact and provide them with suitable information tailored to them, the sales department comes into play. When it comes to lead routing, the qualified lead is passed on to the sales department. [...]  

Lead scoring: quality counts

All leads aren’t the same, which each marketer will realise sooner or later. It’s not the mass of contacts that make a successful lead management campaign, but also how they’re categorised. Lead scoring models are used to find out which contacts are the most promising i.e. which are more likely to make a purchase. They help to categorise and prioritise all leads so that you can invest your time and energy in the right contacts. [...]  

Lead nurturing: from contact to customer

Was your lead generation campaign a hit? Congratulations! You achieved your goal of getting potential customers interested and made the first important step in the lead management process: establishing contact. Sending this contact immediately to the sales department would be a big mistake, since most potential customers wouldn’t be ready to discuss specific offers at this stage. This is when lead nurturing comes into play: maintaining contacts and further qualifying leads with content that is tailored to them. [...]  

E-book formats: everything you need to know about e-books

Are you looking to publish an e-book and are searching for the right file format to suit your needs? In the third part of our series on e-books, we’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular e-book formats on the market today, comparing their advantages and disadvantages and helping you to decide which format is the right one for you. [...]