Shark Tips

How to Be An In-Demand Digital Marketer

How to Be An In-Demand Digital Marketer

With so many people playing, working, and shopping online, digital marketing skills have moved to the forefront of business growth needs. Local, national, and global organizations are all fighting to stay top of mind and one click away from being the number one choice of consumers. To do that, they are universally investing more and […]

Using Video to Rank Higher in Google Search

Using Video to Rank Higher in Google Search

The goal of SEO is to get your links on the first page of search results. With billions of links competing for a dozen or so spots, competition has never been more fierce in the race to the top. One way to beat out competitors is using video to rank higher in Google search results. […]

Quick Start Guide to Building Your Local Digital Marketing Agency

Quick Start Guide to Building Your Local Digital Marketing Agency

I’m often asked for advice on how to start a local digital marketing agency by newbies looking to build a real business with their digital marketing skills. I readily give out what tips pop into mind at the time, but here I’m giving you the full consult on how to do it right. If you […]

How to Sell Marketing Services to Small Businesses

How to Sell Marketing Services to Small Businesses

Small business owners are an odd sub-set of people with hundreds of personal reasons for running a business, but one common ambition to successfully build something of their very own. If your selling marketing services, even if it’s only 10 hours a week, you are essentially a small business owner. Knowing the desires and fears […]

Beginner's Checklist for Starting an SEO Agency

Beginner's Checklist for Starting an SEO Agency

Are you thinking about starting an SEO agency? With all the tools available to start, run, and grow your business, there has never been a better time to start your own SEO agency. Unfortunately, there is a big gap between having the desire to start a business and knowing what to do to make it […]

What are Local Citations?

What are Local Citations?

Quick question for you Sharks: have you ever wondered why some of your competitors rank so high for local keywords? Well, here's a hint: they simply leverage the power of local citations. When it comes to creating a strong online presence for a local business, citations play a very important part in boosting your visibility […]

How to Get Your First Client as a New Shark

How to Get Your First Client as a New Shark

Has there ever been a better time to be an Offline Shark? With the online environment evolving at an alarming rate, now is a killer time to get into selling digital services! Yep - it's time to show your teeth, baby sharks! I read a statistic recently that said you can expect around 600,000 new small […]

Never Doubt the Importance of a Customer Review

Never Doubt the Importance of a Customer Review

How important would you say are customer reviews for a business? Personally, I have a TON of clients that I've never asked to leave me a review and I'm almost positive that you do too. But that's not OK and we should change that! Getting reviews from former customers is and always will be beneficial […]

What Should You Charge For Your Services?

What Should You Charge For Your Services?

Here's a question for you, Sharks: What should you charge for your services? I bet you've felt yourself asking this questions at least once in your life. Charge too much and you won't be working. Charge too little... and the prospective client will look elsewhere, thinking that you couldn't be very good or your advice […]

How To Spot a Tire Kicker When Negotiating with New Prospects

How To Spot a Tire Kicker When Negotiating with New Prospects

How many of you have had prospective clients ask about your offer and then disappear before you could even spell the word "contract"? Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that today, you may get a lot of calls from prospects, but not all of them may be ready to do business. More often than not, people […]

Effective Closing Techniques - Tips on How to Seal Your Next Deal

Effective Closing Techniques - Tips on How to Seal Your Next Deal

When it comes to closing techniques, the more options you have, the better. As Offline Sharks, we generally tend to concentrate a lot of our energy on staying up to date with the latest trends in marketing developments with SEO, web design, and other services. Which is awesome, if you're looking to be the best […]

3 Good Reasons to Offer a Top Notch Customer Service

3 Good Reasons to Offer a Top Notch Customer Service

"Your call is very important to us. We appreciate your patience. The average hold time right now is sixteen minutes". Sound familiar? Give me a break... Getting back to your clients as quickly as possible is probably the most important thing you can do when it comes to customer service. It's amazing how much you […]