How to Become Creative: A Guide for Bloggers

Admit it. You have days when blogging is a chore. You’re stuck in a rut and using the same old approaches in your writing. It might even feel sluggish and downright dull. Stop for a moment and imagine how that might come across to your readers. It’s not always easy to feel your creative energy flowing but when it does, your readers see it in your writing. The question is: how can you become more …

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How To Guest Blog In A Way That Doubles Your Organic Traffic

Updated by Lexi Rodrigo Note: This post was part of the “Marketing That Works” Ideas Contest, showcasing 20 of the most innovative marketing ideas from the blogosphere’s up and coming marketers. We’ve since picked a winner–check out this post for the details! We’ve updated this post, because guest blogging is still an effective strategy, and the process described here makes it fo so much faster. Try it and see for yourself! Guest blogging works best …

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5 Social Media Tactics That Bring Results (And The Best Tools To Use)

Do you spend hours putting together a blog post only to see it die without any activity on social media? Are you a small team struggling to make an impact on the large landscape that is social media? Do you barely see any buzz, leads, or sales to justify the effort you invest in your content? It’s true, content marketing—particularly social media marketing—can be slow to produce results. You can waste a lot of time …

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Event Marketing with Social Superheroes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Need help with event marketing to fill your event fast? Have no fear, the social superheroes are here! When it comes to event marketing and planning, social media networks like Facebook and Twitter have become superheroes to event managers. Use them not only to organize and market events, but also forge strong relationships with thousands of other professionals, speakers, and potential attendees. They may be just what you need to take your event marketing to …

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5 Blog Post Openings That Hook Readers (Based on Science)

Next time you want to improve the opening of your blog post, try this: Click and drag your cursor to highlight the first sentences you’ve written—right until the point you actually get into what the post is about. And now hit “delete.” If you’re like most writers, you hem and haw, take a convoluted route, and give all manner of background story before getting to the meat of the post. Now that you’ve gotten rid …

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How to Make Videos Authentic: Speak Effectively from the Heart So Viewers Love Watching You

Your mouth quivers as you stare into the camera. The voice that comes out doesn’t sound like you. Talking at the camera feels weird as there’s no physical energy. There’s no one there to talk with or to respond to you. You’re told to turn on the camera and smile, breathe, relax, act naturally, be yourself, have fun. But it doesn’t help. I know! This is the same generic advice that didn’t work for me …

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Authentic Marketing: How to Attract More Customers by Removing the Hype

Are you tempted to use hype and exaggeration, so you can cut through the noise and get your audiences to pay attention? “Double your profits in 7 days or less, guaranteed!” “The best CRM software in the world!” “10x your website traffic with just a few clicks!” If you find yourself veering towards claims like that, restrain yourself. Hype annoys prospects and customers. Up to 76 percent of survey respondents think that advertising is exaggerated and …

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9 Ways to Repurpose and Breathe New Life Into Your Marketing Content

As a content marketer, you’re obsessive. You spend laser-focused time digging up topics to captivate and engage your audience. You optimize, research, outline, write, and pick through for weakness. You ride the highs of discovery, the lows of setbacks, and relish the home stretch when a content piece nears completion. Finally, you clean that beauty up for its debut, feeling every long minute that went into its inception. And then… it’s over. While it’s wonderful …