Small Biz Survival Blog


How RIAs Can Increase Investor Sales Leads When Working with Freelance Writers

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May 2020

How RIAs Can Increase Investor Sales Leads When Working with Freelance Writers

  My goal is to increase investor sales leads for RIAs and other financial services firms. Therefore, when I write for an advisory firm or similar, I follow a process that lures the reader to your call-to-action. For this to happen, I need to hook the reader immediately using the headline or email subject line and the first few sentences within the body copy. Other key steps include ensuring that I’m speaking to a specific audience, e.g., pre-retirees age 50+, baby boomers, wealthy widows, etc., and that my body copy expands on the headline topic, minimizing an informational bait and...

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Overlooked Financial Advisor Publicity Opportunity

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Apr 2020

Overlooked Financial Advisor Publicity Opportunity

If you’re searching for financial advisor publicity ideas, consider this twist using a traditional marketing channel… There’s an advertising vehicle within most wealthy communities that can indirectly generate publicity for your advisory firm. It’s your local community newspaper, typically published weekly or monthly. I’ll explain the twist as well as offer a way to keep costs down. Find Wealthy Clients Through Community Newspapers First, by advertising in your local community newspaper, you’re supporting your community, which many prospective investors find appealing. Plus, almost every wealthy individual age 50 and older reads it. Maybe not the day it arrives, but sometime...

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Social Listening Strategies for Financial Advisors with Examples

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Mar 2020

Social Listening Strategies for Financial Advisors with Examples

Social Listening Strategies for Financial Advisors   Today, I focus on the financial advisor target audience, adults age 50 and up, since they hold most of our country’s wealth. I provide several examples of how advisors can reply to online comments and conclude with an infographic detailing even more social listening ideas. Let’s begin by understanding where adults age 50 and up spend time online so you can: Hear what they’re saying. Communicate using their preferred social channel. Address topics important to them. Make connections by spending time at activities they enjoy. Where are 50-year-olds and older hanging out? According...

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Feb 2020

Weather Related Marketing Ideas & Strategies

In this video, I explain how small business retailers can retain sales when Mother Nature is about to wreak havoc, by using weather related marketing ideas and strategies. My example is specific to brick and mortar boutique retailers. Whether you’re anticipating a snowstorm, blizzard, ice storm, severe heat or cold, or even a flash flood…piggyback onto Mother Nature’s wrath to spur your revenue! ~*~   RELATED: For more small business marketing tips that help you retain revenue during severe weather, check out my eBook: Small Business Marketing & Operational Strategies to Combat Severe Weather: Revenue Retaining Maneuvers for Brick and Mortar Retailers & On-Site...

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The One Question Financial Advisory Prospects Want Answered

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Jan 2020

The One Question Financial Advisory Prospects Want Answered

Whether you’re providing financial advice to a married couple, executive, small business owner or a large entity, financial advisory prospects ultimately want the answer to one question. It’s this… How will the relationship work? Surprisingly, most advisory websites don’t answer this question. To fix this problem, expand your copy by answering the following questions: How will you… – Charge Me (Excellent example here.) – Invest My Money – Store My Money – Help Me Define My Risk Tolerance – Understand What to Expect, i.e., Returns vs. Volatility – Reply to My Questions Responsively – Safeguard My Money in Choppy Markets...

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Grow AUM by Adding Tangibility to Outside Relationships

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Dec 2019

Grow AUM by Adding Tangibility to Outside Relationships

Financial advisors can grow assets under management more efficiently by stating clearly your relationships with outside experts, but take it a step further than this… Grow AUM Let’s face it, it’s compelling when we can go to one place and get everything we need, rather than making multiple appointments with various experts. Still, advisors should not try to be all things to all people. This approach creates confusion and ultimately won’t bring you much business. Yet, a key way to express added value to prospective investors and, therefore, grow AUM and your client base is to discuss your longstanding relationships...

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Increase Community Awareness Using a Financial Advisor Office

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Nov 2019

Increase Community Awareness Using a Financial Advisor Office

  If you’re a financial advisor seeking to do more business in your local community, then increase community awareness about your firm by optimizing your office location. How? Be a drop-off location for items needed year-round within your community. By opening your office up to your local community, you’re now welcome to repeatedly post to your town’s community Facebook page and other free social channels regarding your drop-off location and the respective cause you support. Remember, it’s repetition that keeps your firm top-of-mind and, therefore, available for when a community member realizes they need financial guidance. (See related post describing...

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