Local Business Magazine Is Here
Forever trying new things, Marketing Bugle have published their ‘Digital Bugle’ magazine which is being given away to local businesses in the Poole and Bournemouth areas.
It’s the online marketing guide for small business and you can download it here.
Do let me know what you think as, your feedback is always very valuable.
If successful, we will continue to produce this publication every week.
It is a separate magazine to the online only, Internet Marketing Bugle magazine, which is available when you subscribe to our email newsletter.
Grab a copy of our Digital Bugle magazine at no charge.
Let us know what you think!
Pilot New Publication For Free
There are cetain things that put a person off from coming out with that book that they've always had in them.
How can you print your book when you only need 100 copies? You can only buy ISBN codes ten at a time which works out expensive, especially when you probably won't write another nine books. Doesn't it cost thousands of pounds to print books? What about marketing and distribution?
Well, all those hurdles can now be overcome nowadays as printing prices have come down, you can have just ONE ISBN code, marketing methods have improved enormously (they are very effective the way Marketing Bugle run the, anyway :-))? and you can print, say, 100 copies of your publication as digital printing allows lower and more affordable print runs.
Gone are the days when you needed to have a minimum print-run of thousands in order be allowed to go ahead publishing your book.
We have Kindle, Lulu and such-like but, sometimes, it is still good to work offline? to reach the people in 3D land, especially if your book is for your own local area. Contact Marketing Bugle about publishing your book.
Training & Tools For Agents
Training is now being put in place for the pilot agents to work with Viva! Mobile’s SMS Text Message marketing programme.
We are currently building a member site where agents can have all of their marketing tools in one place and be able to access the main Dashboard to control their agency.
There will be a monthly fee for use of the Dashboard which controls the complete SMS system and a small fee for each advertiser/client’s customer each month.
Agents can charge whatever they like as it depends on how much of the programme they are using for their customers. Obviously some customers will want just the basics while others will want a number of add-ons.
As a bonus, we are also making the selling of websites available for agents to pass on to their customers. This will be a good upsell for anyone involved.
Websites that are available include
the following specialist niches:
Our Agency Pro theme is perfect for your professional agency, consulting business, or any business looking to display their portfolio and services in a sleek and professional manner. This theme is highly customizable and comes with several useful widgets to help you connect with potential clients, and clients alike.
Clean and Flossy
Our Clean and Flossy theme is perfect for any business that offers on location services such as dentist offices, doctors’ offices, chiropractic offices, and much more! This theme provides an easy to customize structure and features many built in widgets that allow you to easily and beautifully showcase your business and convey information.
WP Fitness Club
Our WP Fitness Club theme is the ultimate WordPress theme for Health Clubs and Personal Trainers!
WP Fitness Club will give you a great tool to attack the health club and personal improvement class industries!!
Takeaway Food Outlet Genie
Our fast food theme is the ultimate WordPress theme for Takeout and Delivery Restaurants!
With WP Takeaway Food Outlet Genie, you'll be able to define a project for your restaurant clients that won’t overwhelm them and the price won’t make their eyes glaze over!
Our Directory Suite theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating directory websites for niche industries such as Restaurants, Accountants, Community Business Listings and more! This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets for any type of business directory. The theme also comes ready to display and manage special events in the community. You can have featured listings as well and integrate to a third-party shopping cart to generate income.
Hotel & Guesthouse
Our Hotel and Guesthouse theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating websites for Hotels, Motels, Inns, Bed and Breakfasts and more! This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets for businesses in the accommodations industry to display and manage all of their information and events. You can book rooms through the theme's simple interface or integrate to a third-party booking engine.
DJ & Night Club
Our DJ and Night Club theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating websites for Local Night Clubs, Bars, Pubs, Entertainment Venues, Bands, DJs, and more! This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets for businesses in the Entertainment Industry to display all of their information and events.
... Websites To Sell
Our Lead Bravo theme is the perfect WordPress theme for creating high converting and attention grabbing landing pages, squeeze pages, and lead generation websites. This theme is highly customizable, and comes with several useful widgets to help generate leads.
Our Agency Professional theme is perfect for your professional agency, consulting business, or any business looking to display their portfolio and services in a sleek and professional manner. This theme is highly customizable and comes with several useful widgets to help you connect with potential clients, and clients alike.
Real True Pro
Our Real True Pro theme is perfect for any estate agent or rental property agent. Beautifully showcase properties for sale or for rent with our easy to customize, feature packed theme.
Auto Mall – Car Dealer Agency
Our Auto Mall Car Dealer Agency theme is perfect for new car dealers used car dealers alike. It includes several custom widgets such as a vehicle loan calculator and a vehicle search widget, that help you easily build a website for local car dealers.
The Swift Commerce theme is an easy to use eCommerce theme that allows you to create simple online stores in just minutes.
If you have a restaurant, Tasty Place is the theme for you! Beautifully showcase all of your menu items, a featured menu with your most popular or newest menu items, and your specials with our Tasty Place theme. Tasty Place was created specifically for restaurants, offering many custom widgets that provide everything one could need for a restaurant website.
Highlights is the perfect theme for any business offering on-location services, such as a hair salon. It has a built in booking system, several custom widgets, a large homepage slider to display images, and more! This is the perfect theme for you to effectively and efficiently promote your business online.
Our Photographic Hero theme is perfect for photographers, or any business that needs to display a lot of images in a beautiful, clean, and efficient manner. This theme is perfect for easily displaying your work, while providing important information about yourself and your company to clients and potential clients alike.
You will need to change your password on a number of popular websites in order to be totally save from the recent Heartbleed attack.
This is a full list of sites and how they were affected.
Oh, doesn’t it just make your business life easier when you can type just one short article and then post it to EVERY single Social Media account that you run?
Of course … anything that saves time, saves money.
Once upon a time, Marketing Bugle (or ‘Working Hours’ as the business was named back in the 1990s) automation was the way forward but, in more recent times, it simply doesn’t do the job intended.
People in general are clued up to marketing techniques and, when they see your automated messages on Facebook, then on Twitter then on LinkedIn, then on Google+ etc. etc., they become ‘ad-blind’ and soon start to completely ignore your messages.
Online software like, Hootsuite is all very well but it needs to be used sensibly.
Back in the early days of Internet Marketing (when Marketing Bugle was a monthly business magazine) everything was quickly automated so that repetitive tasks were outsourced to either automatic programs or to other countries for other workers to deal with.
It used to work and work well. Responses were high and sales followed suit.
However, today, try your automation out now … the responses are practically zero. You need to engage with your potential customer or readers and build a relationship, manually.
It really is worth having one of your staff members spend dedicated time to Social Media tasks as it can make all the difference. Sales do come, no, not right off the page but eventually. And you’ll find that, once a person has purchased from you once, they’ll do so over and over again.
You need to post quality messages, answer questions, give useful information that people can use to their benefit. In the end, when they are ready to buy, they buy from you.
It is no good building a smart looking blog if you can’t keep it up. You need to post quality content on a regular basis. Search engines will like this as well and so rank you higher for your correctly chosen keywords.
Try a few months of manually posting your comments, messages and articles and spot the difference … the difference being, you will get sales.
It's All About Building Relationships ...
Get Sales - Try MANUALLY Posting Your Social Media Content