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How do I get my business noticed online? How can I create an engaged social media audience? How do I convert website visitors and social media followers into customers? What hashtags should I be using? Are Google ads a good investment?

I'm Sydney Chakalos, a marketing nerd and small business owner with a passion for helping other small business owners grow their business using effective online marketing strategies on any budget.

Learn how to create and implement a marketing strategy that strengthens relationships with your audience and increases your bottom line. We'll cover topics around social media, email, Google ads, branding, and websites. Building your brand is a marathon and I'm here to help you win the race.




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Episode 12: How to Plan a Month of Social Media Content

I’m Back! Hey Marathoners! It’s been a while. In case you didn’t know, on October 27, 2021, I welcomed my son Luca William Chakalos into the world (two and a half weeks early… I think he gets his impatience from me). He has flipped our world upside down in the best possible way, which meant […]

Content Marketing, Social Media

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Episode 11: Stop the Comparison Game

Have you been guilty of seeing another business with more followers than you and feeling bad about yourself? Or have you saw a competitor’s content and thought I wish I could be at the level they’re at? Or even worse have you compared and nitpicked yourself to the point that you feel like you shouldn’t […]

Content Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Social Media

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Episode 10: Getting Started with Email Marketing

Email marketing has a rate of return of 3,600%. Yes, you read that right! That means for every $1 spent on email marketing, business owners see an average of $36 in return. That’s the highest rate of return for any paid marketing that I’ve seen. So if you don’t already have email marketing set up, […]

Email Marketing

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Episode 9: Make This Holiday Season Your Best One Yet

Don’t let the holiday season sneak up on you! Christmas is less than 80 days away! The time to start sharing about and preparing for the holidays with your people is NOW.    3 reasons you want to start your holiday campaign now: You’ll catch all the early birds! Yes, people are shopping now. Even […]

Content Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Social Media

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Episode 8: 5 Ways to Make Your Content Go Further Organically

Do you feel like you struggle with getting your content seen organically? Over the past few years, the ever-changing algorithms of Facebook and Instagram have made it more and more difficult for organic content to be seen as much as it used to.  Today, I’m going to go over a few things you can do […]

5 Ways to Make Your Content Go Further Organically

Content Marketing, Social Media

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Episode 7: Simplify Content Creation with Content Buckets

Does content creation overwhelm you? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s episode, we’re going to learn how to simplify content creation by using “content buckets,” so you’ll never run out of content ideas again! When it comes to organizing and actually creating content, my go-to strategy is content buckets (you may have heard them […]

Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media

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Episode 6: Master Your Time with Jennifer Major

On this episode of the Marketing Your Local Business Online Podcast, we’re chatting with Jennifer Major of Cultivating You. Jennifer is a Holistic Organization & Productivity Specialist and Speaker who helps women business owners find freedom from chaos because we all deserve clutter-free spaces and more time for naps and money.    Today we’re diving […]

Entrepreneurship

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Episode 5: 10 Ideas You Can Use for Instagram Reels Right Now

As you may have noticed, Instagram Reels have quickly grown to be a main feature on the platform. Reels are short videos up to 60 seconds that Instagram launched last year, after seeing the explosive success of the app TikTok (a platform that focuses exclusively on Reel like videos). You’ll definitely want to incorporate Reels […]

Content Marketing, Social Media

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Episode 4: Build & Brand Your Website with Waterloo Street

On this episode of the Marketing Your Local Business Online Podcast, we’re chatting with Rachel and Hannah of Waterloo Street, a boutique website design agency. They have the answers to all questions that you may have about website building, essentials for branding your website, and how to do it all within your budget. Let’s dive […]

Branding, Website

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Episode 3: Create Your Content Calendar & Save Time

How many times have you told yourself you’ll post to your social media later? Or you’ll send that email to your list this week and then it just doesn’t happen. If your hand is raised then this episode is for you! I’m going to walk you through how you can create your content calendar so […]

Content Marketing, Uncategorized

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