Writing a book is a huge undertaking. To make it more manageable, here’s how to use a blog as your first draft. Practicing in front of a live audience is not only good for your writing—it’s good for your business too.
Podcast: Marketing Without the Marketing | Michael Boezi
Marketing doesn't have to be pushy, aggressive, and sales-y. Respectful, ethical marketing strategies are more in line with the expectations of today's consumers anyway. No fluff – just real practitioner strategies from someone who uses these soft-touch marketing techniques every day in serving clients.
If you are new to the show, here's where to start:
- Creativity Is a Business Imperative – the storytellers and artists will win.
- Soft-Touch Marketing Is More Respectful – we can be ethical and effective.
- Why Marketing Without the Marketing? – with a "starter pack" playlist.
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Writing a book is not to be taken lightly. But it can be a fantastic strategy if it serves your business goals. Let’s look at the considerations to help you decide for yourself.
Do we really want people to stop innovating? Because that’s the sentiment in the phrase, “what the world doesn’t need.” Even if you’re not an early adopter, you can get behind innovators who are making the world a better place.
Saying that you’ve tried everything is a form of giving up. But while there are always more things to try, how do you know when to stop? Is the project truly over, or is success right around the corner?
Kickstarter can be a great strategy. But there are a lot of myths about crowdfunding, which is why most campaigns fail. On today’s episode, Bruce Myren shares his strategy and experiences in successfully funding his own project with Kickstarter.
Ideas are a dime a dozen, even the great ones. It’s the execution that counts. So, if you’ve got a great idea, get going. Start building, start creating, start testing. Start solving problems. There’s nothing in your way.
What’s the ROI of content marketing? Measuring awareness is easy, but measuring trust is not. Awareness alone won’t do it for you though, and your message won’t travel without trust. So if content marketing is going to work for you, don’t start with the ROI question.
Make a promise to your audience. Then consistently deliver on that promise. That’s content marketing, in a nutshell. Building authority, credibility, and most importantly, earning the right to ask for the sale down the road.
Small business owners are strapped for time, which is why a little optimization can make a huge impact. On today’s episode, Michael Boezi interviews Todd Meisler, a marketing optimization specialist, about the steps you can take to optimize your marketing processes.
Content strategy can make you a lot more efficient if you treat your content as a business asset. With a little strategic planning up front, your content can be a renewable resource—an investment rather than a cost.
For content marketing to be effective, you need two things: 1) a strategy; and 2) a set of tactics to execute the strategy. Here’s how to make sure that they are working together in service of your business goals.
Any content strategy involves three types of content. The first two are about you and your business, but the third one is your true upside, because it’s about a relationship between you and your customer. The trick is to get all three types of content working together towards your business goals.