How does The Berkshire Blog Work?
The Berkshire Blog has been created by Jon Davey to facilitate sharing of jolly interesting business news with & for those who want to do business in Berkshire…
We have over 10,000 people tuned into our various channels: The Berkshire Blog is our centralised news source which immediately shares any published stories with over 800 followers, tweets out to 5,000+, posts to my LinkedIn profile with over 3,350 followers and is subsequently sent out to over 5,500 email newsletter subscribers.
Articles can then be published in our 2670 strong Business in Berkshire LinkedIn Group and discussions started around relevant topics…
- If you’re a PR company with clients who want more engagement with businesses in Berkshire,
- An SEO company looking to boost the local strength of your clients’ websites,
- Corporations looking to show how you positively engage in local communities,
- Telemarketing agencies looking for more awareness to support client smile & dial campaigns,
- Or simply a very intelligent business owner…
You’ll be very pleased you took a year’s Membership for ONLY £1000 ;)
This means we’ll publish one of your blogs weekly… be that for your own business or for a client…
I appreciate you might like to try before you buy so have come up with some options… the greater your commitment the better the deal: single blog at £60, a month’s trial at £175 or a 3 month trial at £385…
Review our latest videos that we’ve shot while out and about in Berkshire…
What one client has to say about us…
…As the new tax year started, I commissioned Jon to make more people aware of my existence and he’s been doing a sterling job. He keeps on my case for more information so he can do more for me but it would be fair to say that I have almost trebled my investment in Jon through fees earned… and considering I’m only doing 20% of what he’s asking of me, that’s a great place to be…
Gareth Davies FCA
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST YOU TO FIND NEW OPPORTUNITIES?
Send me news once a week for say 40 weeks, that’s 400,000 potential views… realistically, even if it’s just 1% of people that have their ears & eyes open as I push your news out, that’s 4,000 views at a cost of £1000 = 25p each.
What do you value your time to be worth £30 an hour? More? That’s at least 50p a minute… how long does it typically take you to find someone interested to hear what you have to say and then to say it? Minutes, hours, days, weeks?
So what you waiting for? Sign up for the blog, watch the news get dispatched, if you like the way we do things then join in… thank you.
Call me, Jon Davey on 07717 820823.
UPGRADE : SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT & COACHING from £247 mth
As well as distributing your news we can get involved in the wider sphere of your online marketing, advise & train on social media engagement, create email marketing campaigns, make recommendations on web design, host networking events, essentially help you make a lot more noise…
SUPER UPGRADE : MODERN SELLING : LEAD GENERATION COMBINING SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT & TRADITIONAL SALES from £1000 mth
Stepping up from there, as well as marketing we engage with your sales process and go and find you some really hot leads… we’ll not be looking to close the deals, that’s your job but we can line then up using telemarketing & social media engagement techniques… which we’ll also happily teach your team?
LET ME TELL YOU A STORY!
Any business owner will tell you their best source of leads is other people telling someone else how they solved a problem for them or another contact… so how do you get people sharing your greatest with others?
They need to get to know you… once they know, like & trust you they will think of you when someone shares a problem and your phone will ring!
The Berkshire Blog mixes up traditional face to face networking with new fangled social media channels and online marketing techniques to help you maximise your exposure… and optimise awareness of your ability to solve certain problems.
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use social media, write a blog, shoot a video, host a networking event… we’ll share with you our experience and encourage you to have a go… nudging you in the right direction…
As your confidence grows you’ll find yourself writing a blog every week, not worrying if the grammar is a little off, simply enjoying the process and knowing that a few more people will get to know what you do as a result…
The key to any marketing working is regular content distribution… most folk will not see each individual message for a bunch of reasons… but send them 20 messages over time & they are bound to see 4 or 5 of them… once they have read one that resonates with them, they are likely to search for more information about you… your blog posts on here will appear on Google as well as your own website, twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube profiles being revealed for their reading / viewing pleasure.
We also encourage you to host your own slow business networking event… a format we have developed which is enjoyed by your more discerning networker… the focus is on spending 5-10 minutes talking with someone you don’t know… and by making you the centre of the event, the host, everyone will want to know more about you… creating more opportunities for you to get your message out ;)
It also results in the events being themed around your core interest therefore attracting like minded individuals… some will be “competitors” who will have specialist knowledge about one aspect of the theme, they may become partners… others will be coming to see who you before approaching you with a project… and you can always invite prospects to come & meet others at your event, adding credibility to your claims of relevant wisdom!
Our goal is to help you find more business more easily… getting you off to a fantastic start and tuning you in to modern selling techniques.
YOU WILL LEARN…
• First things first, we save you thousands of pounds by recommending your first website is simply a blog that you host on WordPress & pay them £20 a year for a suitable domain name… in six months time, once you have a completely clear idea of what you offer, then you can go spend money with a design agency and allow them to polish up your core… so many spend this money first and regret it.
• We will build your confidence in writing blogs… key to long term success…
• Teach you how to host a networking event and make the most of it
• Show you how we drive event attendance
• Expose you to video blogging… not for everyone but a useful skill
• Making the most of Twitter… you don’t have to tweet incessant nonsense… you don’t even have to tweet, you can just listen & share the tweets of others!
• How to use LinkedIn… both for engaging & researching
• Creating an opt-in email newsletter
• Telemarketing… helping you to “Smile & Dial”
• When visiting a potential client… what about knocking on the business next door?
• How to use your network, as it grows, to help others
• We’ll build your confidence in this world of modern selling
Within a few months you will be writing blogs, sharing tweets, posting videos, sharing ideas, finding new business opportunities, researching key decision makers on LinkedIn and growing your business ;)
THE PERFECT WORLD
This ideally starts from day 1 with us organising a 2 hour Slow Business Networking event which you are the centre of, hosted monthly, 15-30 people will turn up. You may do a seminar before & a lunch after, you may just do the slow networking, it’s your event, we’ll help you decide what works best to attract people in who have more chance of becoming your perfect clients.
Every week you send us a blog post which we can share with our world, through all our channels, and 10,000+ people read what you have to say and your proposition is so perfect that you get hundreds of phone calls every week!
I will have to push you to get started, help you write content, we’ll get content out monthly for a bunch of reasons and it’ll take you 3 months to organise your first Slow Business Networking event…
BUT after 6 months you’ll know what message you want to put out, you’ll feel comfortable hosting events and you will be well pleased you got started with us & invested a relatively small amount of money.
LET’S GET YOU STARTED…
£1000 gets the party started.
In addition, I can utilise my business building skills to find you more clients or coach your corporate team in the art of business networking… if you’re interested in finding out more then just ask when we talk.
Most folk struggle with coming up with things to say / write on a public platform while a few wax lyrical 24/7!
I will break the ice on this for you, making it very easy for you to do your bit…
Essentially, the more I know about you the more me & my team can help connect you when we meet those that could use your services…
Jonathan L Davey
The Berkshire Blog
“Saying hello to strangers so you don’t have to!”