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.
The world of marketing is constantly evolving, with new and fun trends popping up everyday. In this episode, we’re talking about what the heck is happening in the online marketing world, what to expect in 2023, and how we local business owners can use this information to our advantage.
I can’t believe I’m even saying this, but…. Welcome to the first podcast episode of 2023! Today, we are going to discuss how to hit the ground running with a strong marketing strategy to make the new year a success. Before we talk about strategy, let’s make an important distinction between marketing strategy and marketing […]
Have you ever spent an hour on a single Instagram post? I know I have. Content creation can be time consuming! I want to help you save some time with these tips that I’ve used over the years. We’ll be going over three tips to drastically reduce the time you spend creating content. Tip #1: […]
Are you having trouble getting your audience to take action from your marketing? In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing some quick and easy fixes that you can implement THIS WEEK that will boost your customer conversion. Calls to action are crucial for getting your audience to take action. Every single piece of content you create […]
In my years of experience working with small business owners, I’ve noticed that we tend to put getting professionally branded photos done on the back burner. Whether it’s because we don’t feel ready to have our photo taken or because our iPhone cameras seem to do the trick, hiring a professional photographer often isn’t a […]
The Top Reasons Marketing Fails & How to Avoid It After pouring your heart and soul into your business and marketing strategies, it can be pretty devastating when you don’t get the results you were hoping for. It’s easy to place the blame on yourself or tell yourself you failed. But in reality, everyone runs […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]