How to Write a Terrific Tagline [Free Tool]

Wondering how to write a tagline that truly communicates your value?

Taglines are words that accompany your business name.

But they’re so much more. Especially if you know how to write a tagline using the 5-step process I spell out here.

Here at the Big Brand System, the tagline is, “I teach people how to build online businesses they love.”

A tagline can be an asset if you know how to craft it.

But they’re tricky — especially when you’re writing one for your own business.

It’s a question we tackle often in my BIG League member program.

And so … they begin working on ideas for taglines.

But they’re not professional copywriters. Plus, they’re so close to their business they can’t see it objectively — like an outsider would.

Writing a tagline can be a struggle — but it’s worth the effort.

When you know how to write a tagline, it becomes like a little salesperson who proclaims what’s best about what you do. So why do so many companies either not utilize them, or simply get them wrong?

Not enough attention has been paid to the humble tagline and I’m here to remedy that.

Let’s talk about how to write a tagline all by yourself — no copywriter needed.

We’ll go through the steps I follow when I’m working with a client to craft one for their business so that you know how to write a tagline, too.

I’ll give you a free tool I developed that makes it easy — no sign up required. I’ll walk you through exactly how to use the tool.

By the time you go through this short (fun!) exercise, you’ll not only know how to write a tagline — you’ll have written a tagline you can be proud of.

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How to make the leap from offline to online business success

How to Make the Leap from Offline to Online Business Success [7 New Skills You Need]

All those years feeling like you’ve got things under control? That have led to this moment.

And now … you’re trembling with fear. Will you be able to translate your experience offline to online business success?

All those years feeling like you know how to run a business — like you understand the ground rules and you have a process for playing by them and winning — they’re not helping you right now.

Because …

After running an offline business, you have decided to build a business online.

You look around and realize that the rules are different online.

Moving from offline to online business isn’t a simple switch, because what works offline may not work online — at all. You have to learn a whole new set of skills.

So is there an offline to online model you can follow?

Yes …

The good news is that you’re way ahead of people who have never built a business at all.

Even though you’ll need to learn new skills, new approaches, and a new way of generating revenue, you’ll do this with the confidence that you’re building on a foundation of your previous success.

Let’s look at how successful offline business owners make the leap and become successful online business owners.

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Focus in business: How to use the power of your mind to build your online business faster, woman meditating in front of a laptop

Focus in Business: How to Use the Power of Your Mind to Build Your Online Business Faster

This month I’m celebrating the tenth anniversary of BIG Brand System. And I’m thinking a lot about the power of focus in business.

The importance of focus in business can’t be overstated.

When I look back on these past ten years, I can see that when I put my head down and focused on hitting just a handful of milestones, my business grew by leaps and bounds.

And when my focus was scattered?

Sadly, I ended those weeks (and sometimes months) without much to show for the time I spent at my desk.

That’s hard to admit.

But if there’s anything I’d like BIG Brand System to share, it’s what I’ve learned from my successes and what I’ve learned from my mistakes.

Because, my friend, if you can learn how to focus on online business in a way that helps you be successful faster, all my mistakes will have been worth it.

Learn how to harness the power of focus in business using the five simple steps I share here. Go straight to my Focus Finder quiz to get started.

Read on to put them to use in your online business starting now.

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Rich font examples with a photo of a pool overlooking a beautiful, upscale neighborhood.

Type Styles of the Rich and Famous

Typography tells a story: What do these rich font examples say?

Well-designed, rich fonts are beautiful to behold. Their angles and forms are an inspiration.

Fonts have a “personality,” and if you tune into what their shapes are trying to say, you can make those traits work for your business.

Let’s say on the other side of your town a company is developing an upscale neighborhood high on a hill overlooking the ocean. They’ve decided to call it “Grandview Estates.” Their tagline is “Rising Above the Rest.”

[Pretty snobby, right?]

Now let’s say you’ve been asked to design the sign that will sit at the entrance to the neighborhood.

You’ve been told that the sign needs to “reflect the caliber of people we want to attract to our estate properties.”

You know what that really means.

You need to attract rich people!

Time to break out …

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Marketing tips for small business owners can show up even in your local bakery

Five Marketing Tips from the Bakery Down the Street

A stroll to your corner bakery can teach you five marketing tips for small business that will make your products and services unforgettable.

Don’t have a corner bakery?

That’s OK. Take a virtual stroll with me to a cozy, well-lit bakery along a busy street. It’s just a few blocks from your front door.

You make every excuse you can to stop by. You duck into their doorway several times a week, and always leave with a bag in hand.

Why? What’s the big attraction?

Can you get marketing tips for small business from a simple bakery visit?

Yes, you can.

This little bakery does a lot of things right. They’re simple things, really, and they go way beyond flour and yeast.

In fact, none of the marketing tips for small business in this article have to do with the quality of the bakery’s product, which is about the same as what you get in your local grocery store.

What’s their secret? What draws a steady stream of customers through their doors?

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Should you build a personal brand or a business brand?

Should You Build a Personal Brand or a Business Brand?

Should I build a personal brand for my business? Or should I build a business brand? These questions might have you tossing and turning at night.

In this article, we’re going to step back, take a deep breath, and look objectively at both options so you can chose the best brand type for the business you’re building.

Let’s start with basic definitions …

A personal brand is built around you — your personality, your lifestyle, and your interests.

It usually means you brand your business with your name. There are positives and negatives to this, and we’ll review them in this post.

A business brand is built around an identity you create for your business.

It usually means you need to craft a name for your business that’s independent of your personal name. Again, there are pros and cons, and we’ll cover each below.

When creating a personal brand works well

It’s easier than ever to build a personal brand, especially with the tools we have available to us online. Between personal websites and social media accounts, it may be easier to create a personal brand than a business brand.

But there are a few reasons you might want to avoid this, so read on.

Here’s how to make your brand shine online

Discover how to use the power of visual marketing to draw attention to your personal brand or your business brand — for free.

Register for my free on-demand images workshop and see how you can create stunning visuals even if you’re not a designer.

This visual marketing is perfect for promoting your brand on your website, in ads, on social media, and in your email marketing. Register here and watch now!
Free visual marketing workshop

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