Not today, no. Just a reminder that there’s a lot more to being a wordpreneur than writing and publishing your own books. A heck of a lot more.
But as you can see from today’s selection, there’s a lot of content and topical overlap among the categories. Lots and lots and lots.
Point? You want to futz around as a wordpreneur, better be a jack of all trades. Try to keep tabs on everything going on around you, at least.
“Let’s call him out! You ran out of indie author stuff to post, didn’t you?”
hahahaha Oh hell no. In fact, I have a massive backlog of content to post and share with all of you. And it’s growing non-stop — I keep adding to that backlog daily.
I’m not keen on doing more than a dozen shares in each issue though, for reasons stated previously. Gotta clear this stuff out quickly and get it all to you before they go stale, however. Eh, I’ll think something up. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, let’s go get some reading and learning done!
How to Get Readers to Trust You (Even if They Don’t Know Who You Are)
“You want to get readers to trust you… You don’t want them to discredit your advice, and you definitely don’t want them to ignore what you have to say.”
How to Research and Plan Your Blog Content for a Year
“[Y]ou need to know who your target audience is, and what their interests and needs are. This information allows you to create better-targeted content that drives results…”
Creative Entrepreneurship And Being Boss
“There are some very specific things that we have found really make someone capable of doing what it is that we do. The first of those is a positive mindset. You cannot be your own boss if you were a negative Nancy.”
Lack of values will kill your startup
“The dethronement of Uber and its battered image is a powerful example of what happens if you neglect building a proper corporate culture and pursue the wrong values.”
Content & Ideas
3 Keyword Research Trends to Reshape Your Content Optimization
“Now, the approach to keyword research is different from what it was even a couple of years ago. Search engines are becoming smarter and keyword research tools are getting more advanced.”
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How to Profit from Printables
“If you’re looking for an easy and enjoyable money-making sideline, have you thought about creating printables? As the name suggests, printables are items of content people can buy and then print out themselves.”
Long-Form Content Writing Basics
“While the type of content that enterprises and individuals choose to develop will depend on a variety of factors – none more important than the user and their state in the buying cycle – those that spend the time and resources developing long-form, in-depth content tend to have better performance over time from their efforts…”
The Attention Economy: Shorter
“Slaughterhouse Five, Frankenstein, and Fahrenheit 451 are three of my favorite sci-fi works of all-time, and each is around [only] 50K [words]. The problem part of most novels is the boring middle bit. Best to just leave that part out.”
25 Content Marketing Platforms You Need to Know in 2018
“Content marketing is the best way to connect with your target audience… To get the best results, however, you must know the best platforms…”
5 tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a ‘Shark Tank’ Shark
“Every time I mention selling, I always hear, ‘It’s not for me’, ‘You have to have knack for sales’, or ‘I just can’t do sales’ — but this can’t be farther from the truth… Salespeople aren’t the only ones selling something.”
How to Boost Content Marketing ROI with Micro-Influencers
“Micro-influencers may only have a few thousand followers… but what’s unique about micro-influencers is their ability to maintain authenticity.”
Note to All Creatives: Marketing is Your Job
“I feel like the wretched employee of my former self… He got all the fun writing it. I’m the poor bastard who has to go sell it.”