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The Muffin Marketing small business marketing blog is jam-packed full of useful marketing advice, covering everything from content marketing and link building to search engine optimisation and social media. Check back every week for a new article, and feel free to suggest a topic!
6 simple ways to improve customer experience

6 simple ways to improve customer experience

You know how the old adage goes: “the customer is always right.” Perhaps a modern version should be slightly adjusted, to instead be “the customer is all that matters.” In this era of business, it is more important than ever to be completely customer-centric in your...

6 forms of interactive experiences to improve your marketing efforts

6 forms of interactive experiences to improve your marketing efforts

In the age of fierce competition, it’s important to create interactive experiences for customers. It’s the simplest, yet the most effective way to boost marketing efforts and to achieve high results. Do you still doubt that interactive content marketing is a good...

What to do when you receive negative reviews for your business

What to do when you receive negative reviews for your business

As a small business owner, building a reputation for your brand online can be tough. Starting shop and finding a hundred customers overnight is virtually impossible - you need to start off small and pay your dues in order to succeed. One of those dues is building...

5 ways to market your startup business to students

5 ways to market your startup business to students

The student market is perhaps one of the most lucrative in the world. Students are more often than not young and are therefore yet to form loyalties to brands - making them the perfect start for new businesses looking to tap into consumers’ habits and become a part of...

Content marketing tools that will save you time

Content marketing tools that will save you time

Time and Content. It reminds me of when in school. "Study, social life, sleep." You can only choose two. “Dealing with clients, handling sales calls with clients/team you cannot put off and writing valuable content to sustain your inbound marketing efforts. It's the...

4 Errors That Can Doom Your Blogging Efforts

4 Errors That Can Doom Your Blogging Efforts

Blogs can be a fantastic outlet for all types of writers. Whether it is to increase traffic to a website, or just to have one's voice heard, it can be hard to become successful. There are some obstacles that could hinder your blogging efforts, but they are avoidable....

5 career paths to consider if you want to work in marketing

5 career paths to consider if you want to work in marketing

The marketing industry is one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative industries in the world, with worldwide marketing spending topping an incredible $550 billion in 2017. As a graduate, or as a business professional with experience in a different niche, entering...

5 digital marketing resolutions to make for your business in 2019

5 digital marketing resolutions to make for your business in 2019

With 2019 now in full swing, the chances are that you’re busy in the office and have had little time to think about the bigger picture of your business. With all of the best will in the world, many entrepreneurs plan to sit down and review their marketing and...

5 ways to nail your social media advertising

5 ways to nail your social media advertising

As well as investing in social media management for your business - that is, paying for an expert to post content on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages to boost brand awareness and increase click-throughs to your website - you should also consider...

7 benefits of using affiliate marketing to promote your products

7 benefits of using affiliate marketing to promote your products

As a small or medium-sized business owner, the chances are that you’re always looking for new ways to promote your products and services and get more potential customers to check out your website. There are lots of ways you can do that - like social media, search...

How to curate relevant content for your social media posts

How to curate relevant content for your social media posts

Knowing what to post on social media day in, day out can be tough. We’ve talked at length about automating your social media and speeding up your social media scheduling to save time, but those techniques rely on you having great content ready to go. If you don't,...

Should you write guest posts or create content for your website?

Should you write guest posts or create content for your website?

As a small business owner, you’ll no doubt be aware of the benefits of content marketing and may even have taken part in some guest blogging in order to boost your website’s authority. But if you’re a one-man band or you don’t have money to pay for someone to write...

How to save time and money running a digital agency

How to save time and money running a digital agency

In today’s competitive landscape, where entrepreneurs are more switched on than ever, running a digital agency can be tough. Not only do you have to educate and persuade potential clients to part with their cash, but you have to be competitively priced and deliver...

5 WordPress plugins that will improve your blog

5 WordPress plugins that will improve your blog

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in the world. It’s estimated that WordPress holds around a 60% market share, with rivals Joomla, Drupal, Shopify and Squarespace following behind. Simply put, WordPress is the Google of CMSs. If you run a...

Don’t accept guest post requests from these people

Don’t accept guest post requests from these people

Guest blogging is a great way to build links to your website, boost your authority within your niche and help you to find new customers; but what about accepting guest posts on your site? We’ve talked about the benefits of accepting guest bloggers on your website,...

How to unfollow people in bulk on Twitter

How to unfollow people in bulk on Twitter

As a small business owner looking to grow your Twitter account, you might have tried following users in bulk in hopes that they’d follow you back, or check out your account and visit your site. It’s a tried and tested technique that works, but only for a percentage of...

5 ways to grow your follower count on Twitter

5 ways to grow your follower count on Twitter

We all want more followers on Twitter. As a business owner, the more followers you have, the more successful your business will appear to the outside world, and the more people will see your marketing messages. Having a large, engaged audience can transform your...

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