Many of us can recall a time when the thought of working from home was merely a daydream we’d have while fighting the traffic on our morning commute to the office. More and more people have been making the switch in recent years: remote work in the U.S. increased by 159% between 2005 and 2017. Even more dramatically, the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 has shifted the work-from-home concept from a rare job perk to a standard protocol worldwide in just a matter of days. Whether you find yourself working remotely by choice or by chance, there’s no denying that becoming a full-time work-from-home employee requires a complete mindset shift from the days back at the office. [Read more…] about 10 Work From Home Tips From The UpBuild Team
If you’re an SEO consultant, you can probably name at least one experience you’ve had with a past client that simply ended up being more than you bargained for. Signing a contract with a client that’s a poor fit can lead to all kinds of headaches, including misaligned expectations, abusive clients, and projects that are significantly bigger than you anticipated.[Read more…] about Spotting Potential Pitfalls For SEO Consulting Clients
If you’ve studied sales and marketing as an SEO, you’ve probably been drilled on the “sales funnel” concept to near exhaustion. For years, agencies have been built around the funnel model and seen high levels of success. Some of the most prominent brands use the sales funnel to attract and convert new leads. However, the funnel concept carries a fundamental flaw by neglecting a massive piece of the business puzzle: client retention.
If you’re an SEO, chances are that managing your leads is not very high on your “favorite things to do” list. At UpBuild, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re not sales people, but we’ve found that keeping a well-organized sales pipeline is absolutely vital for our company’s success.
We’re all familiar with internet “spam”. We see it in pop-up ads, in our email inboxes, and on websites and apps. Consumers normally think of spam in terms of unsolicited marketing emails, but search engines face their own type of spam that is equally detrimental to the user’s experience.