Content marketing can be a serious pain.
You drill into your tired brain and dig out lessons for your readers, hours of researching, and reading leaves your eyes feeling like dry wood.
And you ruthlessly edit your work with the hope it helps your readers and generates sales.
But despite your hard work, you’re not getting a good return for the brutal effort that you put in.
You feel like you’re just… wasting your time.
So what’s going on?
Chances are, you’re making some mistakes. Mistakes that are damaging your business and undermining your content marketing efforts.
So here are 7 lethal content marketing mistakes you can’t afford to make.
Steering clear of these mistakes will catapult you above the noise and help you use content marketing to attract a bigger and better audience to shoot up your business growth.
Being delusional isn’t necessarily a bad thing, or so says Randy Gage. It’s all about whether or not your delusions serve you. Picture a teenager sitting in a prison cell for robbery. Now imagine him telling himself he’d be a millionaire by age 35. Would you think he was delusional? And what if he accomplished it?
Today’s guest Randy Gage, did just that. He started out poor, landed in prison, lost everything he owned in a failed business venture. But then he turned it all around, starting with his mindset. What Randy learned about the victim vs. victor mentality changed his life, and now he teaches it to others.
Stressful, isn’t it?
You’re researching, creating, and marketing content. And somehow on top of all that, you must find time to deal with the hoards of email cluttering up your inbox.
The 1,440 minutes in a day just aren’t sufficient to deal with all this.
You’d certainly have more time if you and your email were not constantly battling it out.
It’s understandable you feel under siege by this constant swarm of email. And it’s highly likely that it’s impacting your productivity and business results as well.
According to Tested.com, the problem of email clutter has gotten progressively worse over the last twenty years as more and more people have used it.
Fortunately, there are some handy apps—most of which are free—that will streamline your email activities, helping you get more done in less time.
Below I’ve outlined 7 email management apps to help you reach your moment of email zen.
I’m going to be honest with you…
Your blog lives or dies by the number of conversions you make.
And I’m not talking about visitors – passive readers come and go. But loyal subscribers… your loyal subscribers remain.
Now, turning the former into the latter may seem really difficult, especially when you’re starting out. But there is a proven method to it.
Too bad that most blogs don’t optimize for conversions, and instead do only what one is supposed to. You know, the usual stuff:
Here’s the thing, though: following “common sense” isn’t just suboptimal… it actually hurts your conversions. And this means less people become subscribers, and lower income in the long run.
In this post, I’ve assembled 11 popular but dubious conversion conventions that you want to avoid for your blog. I also did my best to offer an alternative tweak for each – one that will improve your traffic, opt-in rates, and (ultimately) your blog’s profits.