content marketing lessons

November 25, 2020 Marketing

Content Marketing Lessons for 2021

What are the top content marketing lessons we’ve learned in 2020 that are going to get us through 2021?  Well, we’ve been dealing with content marketing for over a decade now, and the industry is evolving so quickly that sometimes SEO is king, sometimes it’s, social media, or PPC, or something else. Things are evolving

evergreen content ideas

February 19, 2020 Marketing

Maximizing The Benefits Of Evergreen Content

As a consumer (or a prospect), I don’t respond to sales calls well. Intrusive advertisement is a lot less effective than educational content, answering questions to problems I’m realistically struggling with, and leading me through a journey I find easier to pass through than doing all of the due diligence myself. This is why I’d

Guest posting lessons

January 15, 2020 Marketing

Guest Blogging: 9 Lessons For Effective Outreach

Guest blogging (also referred to as “guest posting”) is the process of content production for a third-party source for the sake of receiving brand recognition, a backlink, or a different PR-related benefit. Publishing content to external sources has been around since forever. Websites like Huffington Post or Business 2 Community largely grew and survived primarily

The Practical Guide to Producing Long-Form Content

October 23, 2019 Marketing

The Practical Guide to Producing Long-Form Content

My preference goes towards writing comprehensive, long-form articles. My usual blog posts would normally end up between 2,000 and 3,000 words, some resulting in 4,000 – 6,000 in specific cases. However, 90% of the traffic to my own website comes from organic search and about 75–80% of our agency’s traffic is organic as well. Choosing

content repurposing

September 25, 2019 Marketing

4 Common Mistakes You Must Avoid In Content Repurposing

Repurposing content sparks joy. One of the reasons I canceled most of my training contracts back in the day was the limited impact. Training 20-30 people at a time is great. You can bond with them and work with every single one. But I switched to blogging, conferences, and then content repurposing because I felt

content marketer

August 28, 2019 Recruitment

Top 10 Interview Questions When Hiring A Content Marketer

First off, freelance marketplaces are underappreciated. I remember I’ve submitted several jobs for part-time freelance writers on Upwork in 2017 and I received a total of ~20 applications. Most of them were spam and automated bot submissions. I remember that posting the same job 5 years ago would have yielded 60–100 applications, or about 10x

High Quality Content

February 13, 2019 Marketing

The Guide to Consistently Producing High Quality Content

Content production is like building a portfolio. It’s a long-term investment in developing your brand, forming a community, increasing awareness, reducing the friction of longer sales cycles. It’s frequently neglected by entrepreneurs or new market players seeking for the next quick win. It takes a while before you start reaping the benefits of your labor.