Welcome to Online Marketing Basics for Busy Website Owners!
What you'll get by subscribing to this podcast is access to free tips and tricks to get your websites seen more online by your ideal customers.
Hosted by me...Vicki Jakes, an online marketing and website conversion consultant with an aim to provide you with the answers to your questions about your websites, how they work, what content to post on them, how to get them seen more by your ideal customers using SEO, email and ads plus how to understand your data.
I'll be interviewing special guests who are experts in their non-website world to help inspire you with their business, mindset, and specialist knowledge.
You'll also hear from "real life" small business owners like you talking about life from the coal-face as they look to use their websites as THE tool for making them more money.
I can't wait to demystify your website for you and inspire you with more ways to drive more customers to your business online!
When Your Business Doesn't Feel Like Work (with Nikki Jones)
We're back after a short Christmas break to continue the 'Behind the Business' series on Online Marketing Basics for Busy Website Owners.
In this episode, you'll hear from Nikki Jones from online book subscription business 'The Bookish Mindset' to talk all about what led this project management professional to launch an online subscription business during the recent pandemic.
We also delve into the day-to-day challenges of running a subscription business and I get the lowdown on what drives someone to want to start a business about their passion.
I also geeked out heavily with Nikki about books too which I hope you enjoy listening to as much as I did! if you're not a reader then maybe you feel like giving it a go after tuning in. I dare you!
Follow Nikki on Instagram here: http://www.instagram.com/TheBookishMindset (instagram.com/thebookishmindset)
Check out the Bookish Mindset website here: http://www.thebookishmindset.com/ (www.thebookishmindset.com)
Plus check out her book recommendations:
https://www.thebookishmindset.com/pastboxes (Love in Colour) and https://www.npr.org/2020/02/26/808943234/hood-feminism-is-a-call-for-solidarity-in-a-less-than-inclusive-movement?t=1641223506240 (Hood Feminism)
How to give up your job to start your business with Caroline Churchman
Back in 2020 Caroline Churchman worked at a care home and had dreams of taking her fitness business full-time.
By the end of the year, she had done exactly that and I was privileged to see this transition in her life as she had used the Supercharge Your Website Membership to build her website and launch online.
A year later I asked caroline to come onto the podcast and share with us how she did it and the challenges and rewards she has experienced since.
You'll hear the common story from this series about following your passion, how it's never too late no matter where you think you are in your life and the lessons she has learned about running a service-based business.
Find Caroline online here: https://www.healthandfitnesshive.co.uk
Moving your business from in-person to online with Emma-Last
If we've learned anything from the past two years, it's that it's possible to move a business that required you to help people in-person fully online.
We have had the tools for a few years but the intent had never been there...until there was no other choice.
This is where this week's guest Emma Last, from Progressive Minds found herself at the start of 2020 as her coaching and training business was grounded as we all locked down.
In this episode of Online Marketing Basics for Busy Website Owners she shared how she moved the business online to begin The Human Reboot Movement and the challenges she overcame to do that.
We also chat about Emma's background in corporate training and what led to her becoming self employed in the first place.
You'll hear all about Emma's passion for helping women leaders find peace after burnout and what moving online with her coaching and courses has meant to her and the women that she helps.
If you have an in-person business and still can't figure out how to make it work online, you'll enjoy hearing about Emma's journey.
Find Emma online here:
https://progressive-minds.co.uk/ (Welcome to Progressive Minds - Helping you find the balance between health, wellbeing and performance - Progressive Minds)
The challenges of a brand new business(with Colette Stevenson)
Welcome to this episode of the podcast, which is part of a series we're running at the moment called 'Inside the Business, where I talk with business owners about their day to day challenges running a business in the online space.
Collette Stevenson from postgrid.com joins me for a second interview and you may remember her from a previous episode of the podcast where we chatted all about what makes a great website design.
Since then she has managed to launch a business called Postagrid that she had no plans to do when we last spoke so you'll hear all about the whirlwind year she has had getting it up and running.
When we chatted, she was just about to launch, so you'll hear all about what it's taken for Colette to get to that point plus a bit about her history as a reluctant entrepreneur!
As usual, make sure you subscribe and leave a review if you really liked the episode!
Using Amazon to grow your business online (with Joppe Coelingh Bennink)
On this week's episode of 'Online Marketing Basics for Busy Website Owners' podcast, I'm continuing the series 'Inside the Business' by chatting to Joppe Coelingh Bennink.
He's managed to quit a corporate career and build up several product businesses all while becoming an expert on the platform that he built them on (Amazon).
Now an owner of his own Amazon marketing consultancy business, he's here to chat with us all about his own business growth. I also manage to get some really great hints and tips about growing a business on Amazon too for you eCommerce business owners out there.
You’ll hear about what it takes to find products that people want to buy and the challenges in using third-party platforms like Amazon to sell your stuff.
I hope you enjoy the episode – we’d be delighted to hear what you think in the comment below!
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Scaling a Small Business to the Next Level (with Sarah Latham)
Online Marketing Basics for Busy Website Owners is back with a new series called "Behind the Business" where I chat with new and familiar faces in my community about what it's taken for them to grow their business online.
In this first episode of this 10-part series, I chat again with Sarah Latham, owner of Friends and Canine Dog Treats.
I first interviewed her when I launched this podcast back in late 2020 and she had just ditched her job to take the business full time.
It felt right to start this series with Sarah and check to see how her year has been. She has had so much success but also new lessons to learn and she lets us into what growing her business beyond the shaky start-up stage has been like.
You'll hear about the Challenges with running product business during the pandemic and Brexit, the decisions about how big to scale and we also chat about the day to day stuff too.
I hope you enjoy the episode - we'd be delighted to hear what you think in the comment below!