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LOE 069 | Get Found Online with SEO w/ Karen Dauncey | Google Focused Podcast

Have you ever been confused about SEO, tried to find out how to get found online and wondered how potential clients find you in the crowded online marketplace? 

Then you’re in luck because Shannon has you covered in this episode. She is joined by guest and expert Effortless Business Events guest presenter, Karen Dauncey from Blue Cherry, a digital marketing agency based in Perth to talk all about SEO for your business and how to get found online.

Karen Dauncey is the founder of Blue Cherry Online Marketing and has been a digital marketing consultant for the last 15 years. She specializes in helping businesses generate leads online primarily through Google using Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google AdWords and Facebook Advertising. As the director and founder of Blue Cherry Online Marketing, Karen has optimized over 500 websites, managed millions of dollars worth of spend on Google AdWords and has a solid understanding of the constantly-shifting industry of online marketing. This gives her a unique advantage when it comes to being able to recommend the right online marketing strategies for your business. Karen has attended search engine conferences in London, Stockholm, Adelaide, and Sydney, and was also invited to attend a pilot Business Coaching Course at Google’s Head Office. She has a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.

Shannon and Karen share their knowledge and expertise and discuss the common mistakes made by business owners when it comes to do-it-yourself SEO, why trying to cheat Google is never a good idea or practice, the value of niching in SEO and Key Word Research, and also a very important discussion on what questions to ask potential marketing agencies to ensure they are a good fit for your business – as always, with practical tips you can implement straight away.

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“SEO is a big investment. It’s important to make sure your keywords accurately reflect your business.”

“Make friends with Google.”

“Make sure they have experience in the industry you’re in.”

“Don’t try and cheat Google. It’s a lot smarter than any of us and always changing.”

Connect with Karen in these places and learn more about how to get found online:

www.bluecherry.com.au
theseoschool.com
www.karendauncey.com

Find out More About Effortless Business Events and the Digital Marketing Event in Perth in October 2018 (early bird tickets on sale until mid September only!):

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market To Thrive here.

LOE 068 | Creating Brand Voice | EBE Take Over w/ Shannon Bush & Sarah Thomson

Effortless Business Events Branding Insights Authentic Marketing Business Coach Shannon Bush Marketing Sarah Thomson Perth Law of Effortlessness Podcast

Creating Brand Voice | Another Effortless Business Events Take Over w/  Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson

Shannon and Sarah are back with another installment of Effortless Business Events take-over of the LOE Podcast, talking on this episode all about your brand voice.

Shannon and Sarah reassure us that we do not have to be singers in our business, to have a consistent and authentic brand voice – but we do need to be aware of what it is, as part of our branding identity. Sarah offers a great example of how tone and voice changes depending on the audience with her academic writing, compared to her less formal, business blogs and presentations – taking into consideration the expectations of the audience, and the goal of the communication. Shannon and Sarah also discuss how our personal brand voice changes when we talk to colleagues, children, and how our brand voice is a reflection of who we are at our most authentic, in slightly different iterations.

Is it time for a Branding Health Check?

Shannon shares how this also applies to employees in your business, or if you have anyone who represents your business in any way and how applying guidelines and boundaries will assist your employees (virtual or otherwise) to ensure that your brand voice is consistent, genuine and authentic.

As always, Shannon and Sarah share their best simple, effortless and practical tips to support your brand voice is consistent, genuine and authentic by asking your target market for their input (and who not to ask for feedback) and knowing what impact you want to have with your brand.

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“Your tone and voice are what you communicate to your audience that is not the actual words that come out of your mouth.”

“If you’re trying to be something you’re not, you will have to work very hard at it because it’s not your natural style.”

“Your tone and voice must be genuine, consistent and authentic.”

“We underestimate how much things can evolve and change in just six months.”


Connect with Sarah Thomson in these places

Online Social Butterfly

www.onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au

www.facebook.com/onlinesocialmarketing

Find out More About Effortless Business Events and the Digital Marketing Event in Perth in October 2018 (early bird tickets on sale until end August only!):

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market To Thrive here.

LOE 067 | Authentic Branding Insights | Effortless Business Events | Podcast

Online Business Branding Insights Perth Business Coah Shannon Bush Online Marketing Sarah Thomson Law of Effortlessness Effortless Business Events

Authentic Branding Insights with Business and Marketing Coach Shannon Bush and Marketing Maven Sarah Thomson | Effortless Business Events Take Over

Want to understand Auhentic Branding? You’re in luck.

Shannon and Sarah are back with another Effortless Business Events Take Over Episode on the Law of Effortlessness Podcast, and this episode is all about Insights into authentic online branding!

Have you ever wondered just how important authentic branding is?

What is your brand – is it just your logo?

Discover how you can create an authentic brand

Shannon and Sarah share their expertise on what a brand actually is and their insights on how to get it right and why it is so important to be “on-brand” in everything you do as a business owner.

As always, Shannon and Sarah also share simple and effortless tips and insights that you can implement right away in your own business to create your own authentic brand like crafting a mood-board and style-guide for your brand. Shannon and Sarah also share essential things for you to consider when creating your brand, such as:

  • Developing a word-bank for your business
  • Fonts, including their size, colors and how they appear on different documents like letterheads and email footers
  • The mood you want to create and project
  • Consistency across different mediums
  • Authenticity in your branding

You work hard online to build relationships and connections, and your brand is an important part of building those connections and over time your business will change and shift.

Shannon and Sarah talk about how you can effortlessly transition your business in a way that makes logical sense for your business and market with ease and authenticity.


Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“It’s ok to use stock images. Just make sure they reflect who you are.”

“Being on-brand is about honoring your business identity.”

“Own your own space and identity. It makes it very hard for other people to replicate you.”

“When you share something that is out of character for you and your brand, you will get attention, but it’s probably the wrong attention and you will confuse your market.”


Connect with Sarah Thomson in these places

Online Social Butterfly

www.onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au

www.facebook.com/onlinesocialmarketing

Find out More About Effortless Business Events and the Digital Marketing Event in Perth in October 2018 (early bird tickets on sale until end August only!):

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market To Thrive here.

LOE 066 | The Basics of Online Presence | Effortless Business Events

Effortless Business Events Sarah Thomson Shannon Bush | Basics of Online Presence Law of Effortlessness Podcast

The Basics of Online Presence, Another Effortless Business Events Takes Overwith Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson

Welcome to another installment from the Effortless Business Events team on Law of Effortlessness Podcast Take Over with your hosts, Business Coach Shannon Bush and Marketing Super Star, Sarah Thomson – this time chatting about Online Presence, something that is critical to your digital marketing success.

This episode is a juicy one – the who, what, when, where, and why of online presence from privacy to perception and expectations.

So, why is checking your online presence as a small business owner so important?

Shannon and Sarah discuss why its so important to have an online presence and to curate it and be aware of what is out there online about yourself personally, and your business. For example, you’ll do well to understand the variations on a basic Google search with images, videos, and variations of your name (especially if your name has ever changed). It’s also essential to be aware of your privacy online – as Sarah says, just because a group on Facebook is private or secret, does not mean people have not taken a screenshot of your post!

Filled with practical, effortless tips that you can immediately implement in your own business and life, Shannon and Sarah also discuss the expectations and perceptions that often come from what we share with our online presence, whether its our personal profile or business profiles on Facebook or LinkedIn, and walking the line between being comfortable with what you share with many people.

The ladies talk through what you choose to keep private drawing on Sarah’s experience with a client who holds very different beliefs on a hot-button issue, and how she chooses to engage with them and keep her own views private with careful curation of her Online presence.

So, what expectations is your online presence setting for potential customers who see you online? Enjoy the episode!


Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“It is your business. You need to be clear about your message.”

“Be proactive and be aware of what is online about you and your business and understand the expectation your ideal client is going to have about what you do and don’t share.”

“Consider how you talk about your customers and suppliers.”

“We all have bad days, pick up the phone and call a trusted friend.”

“If in doubt, leave it out.”


Connect with Sarah Thomson in these places

Online Social Butterfly

www.onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au

www.facebook.com/onlinesocialmarketing

Find out More About Effortless Business Events and the Digital Marketing Event in Perth in October 2018 (early bird tickets on sale until end August only!):

www.effortlessbusinessevents.com.au

www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market 2 Thrive here.

LOE 065 | Video Marketing with Facebook Lives | Effortless Business Events

Effortless Business Events Video Marketing Facebook Lives Sarah Thomson Shannon Bush | Marketing Event Perth | Facebook Video Marketing

Facebook Video Marketing with Facebook Lives – Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson

Welcome to another installment of the Effortless Business Events takeover of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your hosts, Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson, continuing the conversation on all things Facebook video marketing for your business!

In this episode, number 65 on the podcast,  Shannon and Sarah take a deeper dive into video marketing. The ladies talk specifically about the impact of mindset when it comes to video marketing or your business, with common fears of giving too much away.

They also talk about what to talk about and share basic simple etiquette rules your viewers will appreciate. Want to know what equipment to use? they’ve got that covered too with a talk through the equipment you do and don’t need to get started with video.

Lastly, you’ll hear about the incredible and real results Shannon and Sarah experience as a result of using Facebook Live in their businesses as a video marketing tool. You’ll hear about the relationships it helps to build and nurture, as well as an increase in Facebook Likes, Follows, and reach with, as always, simple and easy things you can implement in your business right away and begin to see a great benefit from!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to do a Facebook Live!

Pearls of Wisdom:

“You only need to be one step ahead of your clients.”

“The only way it’s going to get easier is with practice.”

“If you’re going to do a video longer than 5 minutes, let your viewers know so they can allocate time.”

“Doing these videos on my Facebook page has meant that new people have found me and when we meet, they feel like they know me already.”

Learn More About Effortless Business Events here:

Find out more about Effortless Business Events here:

https://effortlessbusinessevents.com.au/

Like and Follow Effortless Business Events on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents/

Connect with Sarah in these places: 

Facebook: @OnlineSocialMarketing

Website: www.onlinesocialbutterfly.com

Connect with Shannon on these places: 

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

LOE 064 | Video Marketing 101 | Effortless Business Events Team Takes Over The Podcast

Effortless Business Events Digital Edition Video Marketing Business Coach Shannon Bush

Law Of Effortlessness Podcast Episode 064 | Video Marketing 101 with the Effortless Business Events Team

Welcome to another Effortless Business Events takeover of the Law of Effortlessness Podcast with your hosts, Shannon Bush and Sarah Thomson from Online Social Butterfly. Shannon and Sarah teamed up around a year ago to form a collaboration and in March 2018 hosted their first 2 day marketing conference in Perth, Market Like You Mean It. This October they are back with a new offering for Perth small business owners but this time it’s the digital edition covering all aspects of digital marketing.

In this episode, the first of 4 in their take over of Law Of Effortlessness Podcast Shannon and Sarah chat all things Video Marketing in your business. You’ll hear Sarah share some incredible predictions for the next five years and hear the ladies chat about why you need to be using video marketing in your business more often.

Shannon and Sarah share their experiences with using live streaming on Facebook or ‘Facebook Live’, the importance of re-purposing content, and their tips for creating effortless videos for your marketing. If the idea of using video marketing in your business adds a new level of terror for you, listen in for Shannon and Sarah’s take on simple things that will make this much more effortless for you, including:

  • Equipment you (don’t) need
  • Coming up with relevant content ideas that can assist you to position your expertise
  • Repurposing your videos across different platforms
  • Understanding the reach of your videos

Connect with Shannon and Sarah in these cool places:

Find out more about Effortless Business Events here:

https://effortlessbusinessevents.com.au/

Like and Follow Effortless Business Events on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/effortlessbusinessevents/

Connect with Sarah in these places

Facebook: @OnlineSocialMarketing

Website: https://onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au/

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Find out more about Market 2 Thrive here.

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“In five years time, by 2021 every second a million minutes of video content will cross the internet.”

“Your future consumers are going to expect a certain amount of technology and interaction.”

“Video will account for 82% of all consumer internet traffic.”

“Future consumers are growing up in this space.”

LOE 056 | Effortless Business Events Take Over | Owning Your Expertise | Shannon Bush & Sarah Thomson

Welcome to another Effortless Business Event’s Take Over of the LOE Podcast, episode 056, featuring Sarah Thomson – today Sarah and Shannon are talking about Owning Your Expertise, something many entrepreneurs struggle with, including Sarah!

Sarah shares a secret in what holds many people back from owning their expertise and handling comparison. You’ll also hear about Shannon’s experiences in her first career as a Registered Nurse before getting into Business Coaching, and her first Mentor’s message on comparison and competition.

This show turns into something of a confessional, with words of wisdom and experience from both Shannon and Sarah exploring the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset, self-confidence, and giving yourself permission to be you. Stay tuned to the end for a little exercise to help you grow your mindset and own your expertise!

 

Mentioned Links and Links To Connect

Connect with Sarah via her website here and on Facebook here.

Find out more about Effortless Business Events here.

Connect with Shannon in these places

Join the Thriving Entrepreneur Facebook group for women entrepreneurs

Her Facebook business page and on Instagram

Do you have a question or idea for a podcast episode?  Submit your ideas and questions to thrive@creativepossibility.com.au

Notable Quotes & Pearls Of Wisdom

“Everyone is on a different business journey.”

“Even with all my experience and qualifications, I struggle with owning my expertise sometimes.”

“The world needs different voices.”

LOE 051 – Market Like You Mean It w/ Sarah Thomson

Shannon Bush + Sarah Thomson | Effortless Business Events | Market Like You Mean It | Marketing Coach Business Coaching | Live Event Perth

Welcome to episode 051 of Law of Effortlessness featuring Sarah Thomson from Online Social Butterfly. Sarah Thomson established Online Social Butterfly in 2011 and offers dynamic online marketing expertise to business owners. Her most popular topics include marketing in the digital age, social media, and websites.

Sarah brings with her a 15-year background in corporate marketing, spanning multi-nationals, government, not-for-profit and the small business sector in both Sydney and the UK. Her enthusiasm for the industry is currently propelling her through a Master’s degree in Web Communications.

She also finds time to run a taxi service for her sons, who are both competitive swimmers. 

Listen in as Sarah talks about what it’s like to run a business with her husband Grant – how their business evolved from before Instagram and Facebook Ads existed, working to their strengths, how it’s taken time to learn how they work best as a team and get the best performance out of each other.  

Shannon and Sarah also discuss their complimentary marketing services and perspectives – and asking the big question: is Facebook dead? What’s happening with zero reach and putting money into an advertising budget?

Sarah also speaks to an experiment she conducted with Facebook and videos – using a Live video, versus a pre-recorded video versus a link shared from YouTube and the interesting results she found, and how you can use her experiment to get the most out of your video content. Sarah also talks to the fears behind why entrepreneurs frequently decide not to use video, and how she overcame the mindset hurdle – and the ease and flow that comes after the leap.  

Shannon and Sarah also talk about collaborations – how they’ve collaborated together, the lessons they have learned, including if you’re an aligned match, and working in your places of strength.

Shannon and Sarah also share how they have collaborated over the last four years, and most recently for Effortless Business Events. They also share how they made their collaboration one of ease and effortlessness by outsourcing tasks, sharing the workload, being open and upfront with figures, and much more 

Mentioned Links and Links to Connect

Connect with Sarah in these Places:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OnlineSocialMarketing/?ref=bookmarks

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/onlinesocialbutterfly/

Website https://onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au/

Video Confident Online Training:  https://onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au/workwithus/video-confident/

Connect with Shannon in these places:

Find out more about Market Like You Mean It and other Effortless Business Events offerings here

Creative Possibility  www.creativepossibility.com.au 

Thriving Entrepreneur Circle Facebook group for women in business 

Connect with Shannon on Instagram

Contact the Online Presence Team with your questions, topic suggestions, and comments about the show by emailing thrive@creativepossibility.com.au 

Notable Quotes

“I don’t know how I’m going to get somewhere, but I know where I’m going to go. It will unravel itself as we go.” 

“If you don’t know what to write in your e-mails, pay someone else to do it for you. They can see the gold in what you do.” 

“Before you create anything, be clear about the skillset that you bring, but what does ideal client want and need? sometimes they can be two different things.”  

“Nothing will substitute face-to-face contact with another human being, that’s the reason video is so important.”