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The best way to turn visitors into clients on your service-based website

By Nicole Gallant / May 23, 2022

Get your message right if you want your website to turn visitors into clients It is incredibly frustrating to own a website that doesn’t do the heavy lifting for you. As a female-led business, what you really want is a website that helps with conversion –  attracting potential clients that navigate through your page and…

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The difference between a content writer and a copywriter and the impact on your sales

By Nicole Gallant / October 12, 2021

A content writer vs a copywriter – Do you know the difference? Unless you are in the marketing industry you may not realize there is a difference between a content writer and a copywriter. I’m going to dive in so you can make an educated decision next time you are looking for someone to help…

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Success will happen faster by identifying your niche

By Nicole Gallant / April 29, 2019

If you are a seasoned business owner you are not new to terms like Avatar, Persona, Audience, Niche, and Target Market – but no matter what term you use, the concept comes down to understanding who your true customer is. When we start out as new business owners, especially as solo-preneurs, we get excited and…

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How much does a website cost?

By Nicole Gallant / November 29, 2018

10/10 times this is the question I’m asked about websites. Often clients are looking for a single answer, but of course, answers can vary. In this post, we’ll identify the factors to consider that directly affect website costs. 1. Let’s put this into perspective. If you wanted to build a house, would you approach a contractor…

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How to drive traffic to your website and social media

By Nicole Gallant / September 19, 2017

Driving traffic to your online spaces is like planning a party You and I both know how important your online presence is. There’s your website, your social media, and online group discussions. What’s your strategy for making that happen? Allow me to propose a change of perspective. What if you viewed your online efforts as…

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5 Signs you may need a brand refresh

By Nicole Gallant / June 16, 2017

There are red flags to look for when questioning your current visible brand. If you are constantly making excuses for why your website is visually outdated and if your social doesn’t match the messaging and visuals of other media, you most likely need a refresh.

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