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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 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 […]

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Episode 2: Set Up Your Online Marketing System in a Day

Do you have a streamlined marketing system in place? If your answer is no or you’re not sure you know what a marketing system even is, you’re going to want to read on and listen to this week’s episode of the Marketing Your Local Business Online podcast!   A marketing system is your set of […]

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How to Use Language to Improve Social Media Performance

Did you know that the language that you use in your posts can impact how it performs in the algorithm on Facebook and Instagram?   The language you use on social media is important for a variety of reasons. Some are more logistical (i.e. words that perform better on the algorithm) while others are more […]

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How to Make Instagram Work for Your Business

Have you ever wondered how to beat the Instagram algorithm? To be completely real with you, I used to wonder the same thing, but the truth is it can’t be done. To see growth and results from marketing on Instagram it requires consistency mixed with a little strategy. This post is going to break it […]

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3 Ways to Reach More People on Social Media Organically

Getting your business noticed on social media can be difficult and often it feels like you’re a small fish in a big pond, especially as a local business. Over the past few years, the algorithm has impacted businesses and their exposure in a big way as organic reach of content continues to decline. While a […]

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How to Use Instagram Reels for Business

Instagram Reels are causing quite the buzz in the social media world right now. Instagram Reels were created in direct response to the popularity of TikTok. Anyone remember when Instagram Stories were created in direct response to Snapchat? If I had to make an educated guess, I’d say they’re here to stay.   Instagram Reels […]

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5 Ways to Repurpose a Single Piece of Content

If content creation feels like a daunting task to you, I’m willing to bet it’s because you’re not getting mileage with your content. What do I mean by getting mileage with your content? I mean taking a single piece of content and getting it seen in as many places as possible.   You may be […]

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6 Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The most common question I hear from other entrepreneurs about social media is, “How do I convert my followers into customers?” What I’ve encountered with clients are one of these six common social media marketing mistakes: Missing a clear call to action – What is the purpose of the post? To engage? To read a […]

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A Key Ingredient for Social Media Success

Everyone has different opinions on what will bring you social media success – your content, the photos you choose, a consistent brand, and more. Yes, these all do play a part, but today I challenge you to think about perseverance. By definition, 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴. […]

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