Here’s the 3rd interview with "experienced newbie," Lisa Mullis, of Paraphrase Communications, in which we discuss the pros and cons of comparing yourself both to others and to yourself in your previous career. Plus an update on how she’s doing now 7 months into her new venture. Read more from this series on the blog and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor
In the first episode of Season 2 of the “Revolve Conference Speaker Podcast Series,” Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, interviews Katie Kern, VP of Media Frenzy Global who will be speaking on How PR is Being Reimagined at The Revolve Conference, where design and creativity meet marketing and design. The big event will be held Oct. 26-27, 2017 in downtown Charleston SC. Details here: http://revolveconference.com and more Revolve speaker podcasts here.
In interview #11 of the popular series of chats between Ilise Benun of Marketing-Mentor.com and time lapse filmmaker, Michael e. Stern of BuildaBetterPhotograph.com, they define multitasking for self employed creative professionals, how to handle client demands (and their maddening lack of responsiveness) and why Michael walked away from a $60K project. If you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
In the second conversation with author and marketing professor, Michael Solomon, of michaelrsolomon.com, he explains to Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, how to use your price as an indicator of quality and attract the clients who value your services. And if you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
Pricing your services accurately and talking about money with confidence are essential to success. In the audio version of this recent PaperSpecs webinar, Ilise Benun distills pricing into 3 simple steps. It’s an excellent refresher for any self employed creative. And if you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, interviews author and artist coach, Gigi Rosenberg about how to balance the desire to make art with the need to make a living and how to tell who’s a competitor and who’s a potential collaborator. If you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
It’s already 6 years since Bryn Mooth left her cozy full-time job as Editor of HOW Magazine to strike out on her own as a freelance food and wellness writer. I caught up with her at HOW Design Live and had a chance to hear how she has used what she learned to build a 2nd career doing what she is passionate about. See more at Writes4food.com and brynmooth.com. And if you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
On the 1-year anniversary of her new branding firm for the brand new cannabis industry, Jenn Culpepper of Brand Joint, shares how they got their first client and which marketing tools are most effective as she grows her new business. If you like what you hear, subscribe on iTunes and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
Here’s the second interview with Lisa Mullis of the new firm, Paraphrase Communications, sharing details about how she is re-building her online presence and email list (almost) from scratch. Read more from this series on the blog and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor
In the next episode sponsored by Twenty20.com, Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, interviews author and marketing professor, Michael Solomon, of www.reachyourconsumers.com
Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, chats with Caitlin Pearce of Freelancers Union (join for free if you aren’t already a member) about the new, free and easy-to-use contract building tool they developed in partnership with And.co to help the self employed protect themselves from non-paying clients. (This episode is sponsored by Twenty20.com – get photos that don’t suck by starting your own 5-photo trial account now at Twenty20.com/mmpodcast)
In the next in a series of episodes sponsored by Twenty20.com, Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, interviews Wendy Merrill of AreYouGrowingSmart.com about how to overcome fear of self promotion. Plus Wendy shares the LinkedIn content marketing strategy that gets her a stream of new clients. Start your own 5-photo trial account now at Twenty20.com/mmpodcast
In this special podcast, Ilise Benun asks Jamie Saunders, Senior Marketing Communications Manager at Neenah Paper and Packaging, all the questions you wish you could ask your ideal client about promoting your work, including, “Is it BS when you say, “stay in touch” or “send me something?” (This conversation is excerpted from the “3 Steps to Your Ideal Clients” webinar and is just a taste of the Get Better Clients Bootcamp, taking place in Chicago on May 2, 2017. Details here.
In the first in a series of episodes sponsored by Twenty20.com, Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, interviews Robert McGuire on how he overcame obstacles to subcontracting to build his content marketing agency using freelancers. Download his free “freelancer agreement” template. And start your own 5-photo trial account now at Twenty20.com/mmpodcast
When JC Candanedo of greypistachio.com heard Part 1 of this new series, he responded immediately and wanted to share his experience of changing careers in his 40’s, competing with photographers half his age and developing confidence by bringing his experience from the first career to bear. Read more from this series on the blog and sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
Ilise Benun chats with Danny Iny, author of Teach and Grow Rich, & founder of mirasee.com (formerly Firepole Marketing) about how to grow a scalable business, who should (and shouldn’t) spend time building an online course and which courses do well (and which don’t). If you like what you hear, sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
Ilise Benun starts a new series of conversations with communications professional, Lisa Mullis, as she goes through a mid-career makeover and navigates the challenges of building a new firm, Paraphrase Communications, on the foundation of her past experience and presenting it transparently. Watch the Marketing Mentor Blog for Lisa’s companion posts too.
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Ilise Benun chats with Jeff Sauer of Jeffalytics, the brains behind the JumpStart Podcast and former agency owner-turned-consultant specializing in making sense of analytics data, about how creatives can set themselves apart and achieve better results for clients by positioning themselves as “data-driven” creatives. Check out his podcast too (and his interview with Ilise) at https://www.jeffalytics.com/
Here’s another excerpt from Ilise Benun’s new marketing plan, The Marketing Blueprint: How to Connect the Dots of Your Marketing. It’s called, How Not To Stalk Your Prospects and Still Get the Project: What to Say When Walking the Fine Line of Follow-up When You Really Want the Project. You’ll learn exactly what to say when reaching out to get the attention of your carefully selected prospects, which may feel like stalking but isn’t! Details about the 2017 Marketing Blueprint here: http://www.marketing-
If you’re doing some marketing but still struggling with feast or famine because your ideal clients aren’t knocking on your door, it could be that you’re not connecting the dots of your marketing -- yet. That means you have the right mindset and use the right tools in a way that supports your positioning message and speaks to the right people -- loud and clear -- at the right time! In this special podcast, Ilise Benun reads aloud from her latest, The Marketing Blueprint, and shows you how to connect the dots and integrate your marketing to get better clients with bigger budgets. Find details about the 2017 Marketing Blueprint here: http://www.marketing-
In episode #9 of the popular series of meaty and chatty conversations between Ilise Benun of Marketing-Mentor.com and time lapse filmmaker, Michael e. Stern of BuildaBetterPhotograph.com, they both share strategies for how to intercept self defeating attitudes and behaviors so you can do the best possible job for your clients. If you like what you hear, sign up for Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor here.
In this conversation, Ilise Benun of Marketing-Mentor.com chats with one of her star students, web designer/developer for creative professionals, Jill Anderson of Jill Lynn Design, about how to end a client relationship that isn’t working, without burning bridges. To find out how Jill focused and grew her business 17% with content marketing, read the case study here
In the final installment of the “Revolve Conference Speaker Podcast Series,” Ilise Benun, of Marketing-Mentor.com, interviews Meena Kothandaraman and Zarla Ludin of twig+fish about their workshop, Designing (N)credible Research Studies at The Revolve Conference, a gathering of design, business and marketing professionals to be held Oct. 26-28, 2016 in Charleston SC. Details about this and 2 other pre-conference workshops here: https://2016.