Copyblogger - Posts from June 2016

  • Rainmaker Rewind: A Process for Content Marketing Success

    Rainmaker Digital’s Chief Content Officer Sonia Simone knows a thing or two about content marketing. Tune in to this week’s episode of Copyblogger FM as Sonia navigates the best ways to organize your time and energy so you’re able to consistently produce effective marketing materials. And be sure to check out the other great episodes that aired on Rainmaker FM during the pa ...

    Copybloggerin Content- 22 readers -
  • Rainmaker Rewind: A Theory of the Universe of Nonfiction Books (and the Art of Creative Theft)

    This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Pamela Wilson and Jeff Goins from the podcast Zero to Book explore the predictable structure of nonfiction books and what that means for your writing. Pamela and Jeff also share their theories on “creative borrowing” and how choosing between the two main structures most nonfiction books follow can help you create a better, more cohesive presentation.

    Copyblogger- 14 readers -
  • Rainmaker Rewind: 3 Simple Hacks for Better Copy and More Conversions in Less Time

    This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Jerod Morris welcomes copywriting and content marketing expert Joanna Wiebe to The Digital Entrepreneur. Joanna is the brains behind Copy Hackers: a copywriting resource for digital entrepreneurs and online business owners. On this special episode of The Digital Entrepreneur, Joanna offers up a handful of simple copywriting hacks.

    Copybloggerin Content- 18 readers -
  • Cracking the Abundance Code: Sonia’s in a New Documentary!

    Some people believe in a magical “secret” that will grant them anything so long as they wish hard enough. I do not believe in this. But I do know that good luck is partly a matter of perception — and it can be optimized. My friend Julie Cairns has filmed a new documentary about business, mindset, self-reliance, and — yes — abundance, and it’s called The Abundance Code.

    Sonia Simone/ Copyblogger- 20 readers -
  • Marketing Automation Defined in 60 Seconds [Animated Video]

    Ever find yourself in a conversation with your boss or a client and she mentions implementing marketing automation? Did you understand her request, or did the conversation grind to a halt because you’re not familiar with the term? If you fall into the second category, you’re not alone. Marketing automation is a hot topic these days, and its popularity has grown rapidly sin ...

    Demian Farnworth/ Copyblogger- 20 readers -
  • 5 Stress-Free Steps for Pricing Your Services

    Why does pricing our services provoke such fear and dread? Even when we’re certain that we provide an exceptional service and charge what we’re worth, we still worry that clients will view our prices as unreasonable. Of course, we don’t want to underprice our services, either. Where does this leave us? Most of the time, it leaves us paralyzed and stuck.

    Beth Hayden/ Copyblogger- 16 readers -
  • How to Craft Winning Pitches for Your Service Business

    I have an affinity for service businesses. I love when people: Recognize that they possess specific skills that can help others Invest in training that will help them succeed Offer their expertise and problem-solving abilities in exchange for money But I don’t love when these driven individuals make a certain mistake that invites unnecessary frustrations into their ...

    Stefanie Flaxman/ Copybloggerin Content How To's- 11 readers -
  • 3 Cs that Reveal the Quality of Your Blog Post

    If you’ve ever had the pleasure of purchasing a diamond, you’re probably familiar with the four Cs that determine its value: Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat. As the Editor of a national online publication, I’m faced with the task of assessing the “value” of articles that are submitted to me every day. The value of an article depends on its ability to resonate with readers.

    Copybloggerin Content Blogging- 84 readers -
  • The Content Graveyard (and Why So Many Articles Fail)

    On May 22, 1919, a New York hotel owner named Raymond Orteig announced a prize. The Orteig Prize, as it came to be known, was the whopping sum of $25,000 (about $340,000 in 2015). It was to be given to the first allied aviators who flew nonstop from New York to Paris or vice versa. Six aviators died in the pursuit of that prize.

    Copybloggerin Content- 8 readers -
  • 21 Juicy Prompts that Inspire Fascinating Content

    Creativity is a fickle mistress. Especially when creating content. Sometimes, the words flow as fast as the coffee. Other times, well, not so much. It’s easy to create boring content. (Many people do it quite effortlessly.) But if you don’t have a distinctive point of view, you’re just reporting.

    Copybloggerin Content- 34 readers -
  • Podcasting Defined in 60 Seconds [Animated Video]

    Perhaps you’ve reached a stage in your business where you are ready to do something new. You have a story to tell or education to share, but you’d like to do more than just writing. Or, you may feel that your audience isn’t growing as quickly anymore. If you relate to any of those scenarios, then you might want to consider launching a podcast.

    Demian Farnworth/ Copyblogger- 26 readers -
  • Membership Sites Defined in 60 Seconds [Animated Video]

    Let’s imagine you’ve published more than 100 articles on your website and you have 500 subscribers. Many of those articles drive substantial traffic to your site, and you’ve published 12 guest blog posts on other websites. Those guest posts also drive traffic and help you gain subscribers. About once a month, you get an invitation to be interviewed or sit on a panel.

    Demian Farnworth/ Copyblogger- 22 readers -
  • SEO Defined in 60 Seconds [Animated Video]

    How do people find what they’re looking for on the web? Search engines. And in order for business owners to ensure that their content appears as the most relevant resource for prospective customers, they must optimize web pages to show up in search engine results for specific keywords. But let’s say you’re a beginner when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO).

    Demian Farnworth/ Copyblogger- 24 readers -
  • How to Combine Lead Magnets and Ads to Jump-start an Online Training Business

    Debbie Hodge has a healthy dose of that crucial trait all successful entrepreneurs seem to have — adaptability. When she saw that the magazine business was tanking, she realized she needed to find a new venue for her information, so she moved her teaching online. And when she saw everyone in her space was teaching her topic using how-to tutorials, she decided to take a diff ...

    Pamela Wilson/ Copybloggerin EMail- 30 readers -
  • Freelance Writers Share the Surprising Keys to Their Successful Careers

    We talk about the lives of professional writers and content marketers a lot on these pages. And we’ve done our fair share of interviews with well-known writers and top-notch content marketers. But what about those writers whose names you may not know, but who have discovered the secrets to running profitable freelance writing businesses? We thought it was time to shine t ...

    Pamela Wilson/ Copyblogger- 25 readers -
  • Are You Cheap or Are You Exceptional? How to Price Your Services

    The success of your service-based business will be built on the bedrock of how you answer this one simple question: Do I want my services to be perceived as economical — or exceptional? It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? I mean, of course we want to be perceived as exceptional. But positioning your offerings as exceptional is more difficult than it sounds.

    Pamela Wilson/ Copybloggerin Content- 19 readers -
  • 5 Lessons Learned from a SaaS Home Run

    Laura Roeder is known for putting together agile companies that put the customer first — including her current hit, Edgar, a SaaS (software as a service) product that hit a million dollars in revenue in its first year in business. She excels at “keeping it simple” — maybe because she ran ultra-successful online education companies for five years.

    Sonia Simone/ Copyblogger- 18 readers -