The end of a year always brings a plethora of Top Ten Posts of the Year. I’m jumping on the bandwagon though I missed the actual end of the year by a couple of days. I could say that I didn’t want my post to get lost among the hundreds of others being published, but the fact is, I got busy, went out of town and just didn’t get to it. #Truth
You have an editorial calendar and you publish articles on your blog consistently on a regular schedule. Check.
Your blog has beautiful social sharing buttons that you can customize and as soon as you publish, you share your blog posts to all your social networks. Check.
You use a social media management tool like Buffer, Hootsuite or Tweet Jukebox to queue up and reshare your evergreen articles on social networks a few weeks and months later, to help increase the number of people who see the content. Check.
Maybe you even go so far as reviewing and refreshing older content to bring it up to date and then reshare it again. Double check.
Now what? [Read more…]
A colleague recently posted in a private Facebook group, asking where she could post content to expand her reach and build new relationships. There are so, so many options for sharing your content, and you can get bogged down trying to cover all the bases. However, as a business owner, if you’re not publishing on LinkedIn, then this is where I suggest you start, if you too, like my colleague, want to expand your reach.
LinkedIn has been growing stronger as a platform and is becoming a contender for getting more eyeballs on your content. With the opening up of LinkedIn Publishing to all members, and the popularity of LinkedIn Pulse, it’s easier right now to connect with more members of your ideal audience.
I’ve been experimenting with repurposing some of my evergreen blog content. I’m reposting the articles and discovered I’m getting more traffic to my blog and more people following me on LinkedIn (I know quality trumps quantity, but more followers means more opportunities to connect with potential new prospects). I’ve learned a few thing along the way and share some tips with you here… [Read more…]
Guest post by Ann Smarty
Think about the best social platforms for promoting your content. What came to mind? Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? Maybe StumbleUpon, for those hipsters among you. All of those are good answers. But the list is missing one very important component you may not have thought about in the past: LinkedIn.
Promoted (and used) as a professional networking tool, it is usually seen as a means of direct communication with others within your industry. You have a conference to go to, and a quick search will bring up others who have been posting about going. So you can set up meetings before you ever hit the trade floor, or find people you met at events so you can nurture those connections.
While that might be one of the primary reasons for having a LinkedIn profile, it isn’t the only one. A commonly ignored use for the platform is content marketing, and the social network can be easily integrated into any content marketing strategy you may have in place. [Read more…]
Guest post by Ryan Hanley.
It’s easy to romanticize self-publishing.
Indeed, self-publishing is an amazing experience for sure, but romantic, it is not.
I’d like to share with you a few realities of self-publishing learned while producing my first book, Content Warfare: How to find your audience, tell your story and win the battle for attention online.
Writing Content Warfare was my side hustle. I have a full-time job. I’m the managing editor of Agency Nation, a digital publication for the insurance industry. Not to mention maintaining my own podcast and blog.
Self-publishing is a side hustle for many first-time authors. But as a first-time author, there are aspects of self-publishing you haven’t experienced yet. [Read more…]