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Digital Marketing & E-Com | Running @morpheus_digi & @bythambapanni | Managed $5M+ in Ad Spend | Hospitality Consultant | The Proof is in the Data
Jun 29, 2023 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 3 min read
A 🧡 on my analysis of the SLTDA's plan to spend LKR 1.4 Billion on promotion/marketing for the next 12 months.

I think there are some very good steps taken by the SLTDA in this plan, but there are also quite a few questionable decisions too.… 1) I think its absolutely fantastic that the SLTDA is going big on their campaigns. Our competition in the international tourism industry has become extremely fierce. We do need to go to market hard. Allocating this sum is great, but is there a proper plan?
Mar 25, 2023 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 3 min read

In just about 2.5 months, we took one of our hotel clients from doing $5K monthly on to crossing $100,000 in bookings for March! This is growth of epic proportions.

Here is a 🧡 on what we did! Let me start off with the fun part; the actual campaign strategy we used. So, when we launched this campaign, we saw how well it was working, and I actually tweeted about it a few weeks ago, asking the SLTDA if they could implement something similar.
Jan 4, 2023 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 4 min read
One of our 5-star hotel clients has now consistently ranked number #1 on for avg revenue and avg booking nights in the ENTIRE market. It isn't even a part of one of the big chains!

Here is a 🧡 on how we nailed our strategy during the toughest of times. The hotel was doing great right after Sri Lanka opened up after COVID in September 2021. We were getting traffic to the website, and bookings were flowing in. We were maintaining an avg occupancy rate of 80% consistently till March 2022.
Jan 2, 2023 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 2 min read
One of the most common questions I get is how I get new clients for my digital agency. Nope, we do not spend a single cent on ads. We focus on referrals, and I swear by cold outreach. Here is a 🧡 on how to nail cold messaging on LinkedIn! First things first, make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to say before you send a message to a cold lead. Having a specific goal in mind (e.g. scheduling a call, setting up a meeting, etc.) will make your message more focused and effective.
Jul 17, 2022 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 5 min read
**A 🧡 ON EARNING EXTRA USD $ FOR ANYONE IN #SRILANKA**. Hi everyone, so following up on my previous thread a few months ago, I thought I would write a new one on much simpler ways to earn some extra foreign income on the side. As always, a small disclaimer. None of the methods I have mentioned here will probably make you enough money to survive on it as a lone source of income, however, it should act as a supplement to what you are earning + added bonus of it being in USD.
May 1, 2022 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 7 min read
A #THREAD ON HOW TO START A #SOLOPRENUERSHIP FOR #SRILANKANS. I thought of celebrating this May Day with a thread on how you can empower yourself! Please note, in no way am I insinuating that I am successful, these are just some tips that worked for me, and might work for you! πŸ™πŸ½ Tip #1: Do you think you need capital to start a business? FALSE 🚫. There are tonnes of businesses that can be started with very very little to no capital, by simply using your own skills, dedication and contacts. Two of my most successful ventures started with ZERO capital.
Apr 27, 2022 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 5 min read
FINDING SOURCES OF FOREIGN INCOME FOR #SRILANKANS! Alright guys, so here is a 🧡 on how you can potentially find new clients from foreign countries or find a remote job and build a stream of foreign revenue. Note: This thread will include tips that may help you either find a remote job from a foreign country, or that will help you find clients for your business from a foreign country. Either way, the end goal is to help you find a stream of FOREX.
Apr 26, 2022 β€’ 18 tweets β€’ 5 min read
REGISTERING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE #USA FOR #SRILANKANS! As promised, here is a 🧡 on how you can register your business in the USA and open yourself to a global market of potential customers, accept foreign payments and open a US Corporate bank account! Please note that since this is a thread, I have simplified the entire process here. There may be a few extra steps, which ARE NOT substantial. Once you go through this, I will host a Twitter Space to answer your questions. And before we start, total cost for this is under $400.
Apr 25, 2022 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 5 min read
MOVING TO BALI FOR A #SRILANKAN 🏝! So here is a 🧡 on how you can potentially move to Bali, live here, and earn a source of foreign revenue while in #Bali. Keep in mind Indonesia is not a straightforward option for long-term migration, but an option for short/medium term stays. So, I would like to reiterate that Indonesia is NOT a long-term migration option. As far as I know, there is no direct route for a PR, unless an employer sponsors you for a job. But, it is a great way to get away from the #EconomicCrisisLK at least in the short /medium term.
Apr 25, 2022 β€’ 13 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Hello everyone. Since this seemed to be one of the most urgent requests from most people that DM'd me, here is a small 🧡 on how to find #remotework job opportunities while you are based in #SriLanka. Firstly, when it comes to looking for remote working #jobs it isn't as straightforward as finding a traditional job. Your usual sources such as LinkedIn may not be the best fit for finding remote jobs. What I have seen is that the remote working community is very tight-knit πŸ‘Š