Friday Roundup – May 26th, 2017
Each and Every Friday – I outline a few of the articles and /or books that I have read over the last week or two that are worth taking a look at.
- This book is one of the books that I highly recommend everyone should go through at least once a year….Life is hard. There are endless demands on our time. There’s a mountain of emails to respond to, a todo list that never seems to quit, social media accounts that need constant tending, and on top of that you need to actually get some work done. It’s a crazy world you and I live in, isn’t it? How do YOU respond to the endless demands on your time? If we were to take everybody in the world and split them in two groups, we’d probably have the following:
In group #1, we have the people that try to do it all. Everything on their to do list is important, and they find ways to fit everything in. They say yes a lot, because successful people always find a way to get it all done. Sometimes they take on too much and tend to feel out of control, but who doesn’t these days?
In group #2, we have the people who think that less is better. Only a few things on their to do list really matter, and everything else can wait, or maybe even never get done. They find themselves saying no a lot, which doesn’t make them all that popular. But they feel in control, and seem to enjoy their work. If you are like most people these days, you would probably identify the most with group #1 – which Greg Mckeown (the author of Essentialism) would call the Non-Essentialists. This is where most people spend their time, and I can certainly relate.
- Today, good enough isn’t. Not when millions of posts are published daily. Not when today’s average post is 1,054 words; requiring anywhere from three hours to an entire day to write. Right. Like you’ve got that kinda time.
And yet, you still need results. You can’t afford to grok around in the dark, looking for the light switch as your posts continue to relish in obscurity.
No one can.
Chances are, your information is good. Facts are all there. But it’s not compelling enough to get people to sit up and take notice. Here are five reasons why (along with how you can fix them ASAP).
- Today I’m going to show you a new strategy that boosted my organic traffic by 260.7%.
(In 14 days)
This strategy also led to a flood of visitors from Twitter, Facebook and blogs.
The best part?
I didn’t need to publish any new content.
And in today’s post I’ll reveal the exact step-by-step process that I used.
The Blog Post That Made Me Say: “I Totally Have to Try This!”
- I first began working in internet marketing 13 years ago. Since then, I’ve taken on and grown more than 10 blogs to the 100K (and above) monthly visitors mark.
Doing this has played a critical role in the development of my own personal brand as well as the companies I’ve launched or been involved in growing. And it’s not just me.
B2B marketers that blog reportedly average 67% more leads than those that don’t, and are 13 times more likely to enjoy a positive ROI. (source)
Of course, simply having a blog and updating it occasionally won’t cut it. To leverage a blog for real results – whether that’s growing a personal brand or a business, or monetizing it for passive income – you need to aim big.
100K monthly visitors big.