Content Marketing

How to Get Interviewed by Popular Blogs (Even If You’re Not a Big Shot)

How to Get Interviewed by Popular Blogs (Even If You’re Not a Big Shot)

Stings, doesn’t it?

Whenever a popular blog quotes an expert in your niche, you feel a little pang of envy.

And you can’t help thinking…

Why not me?

And it’s a good question.

Why did that person get asked for their opinion and not you?

After all, they’re no smarter than you. No more experienced than you. No more interesting than you.

But for some reason they received that call (or email or tweet) instead of you.

Which means they earned yet another mention on a popular blog, while you’re left feeling like a nobody.

And you start to wonder…

Why do the same small set of individuals crop up time and time again online?

Do they all belong to some secret experts club that gives them access to all the best opportunities?

And if so, how do you get to be a member?
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11 Traffic Techniques That Are a Waste of Time for Beginners

11 Traffic Techniques That Are a Waste of Time for Beginners

Could it really be possible that almost everything you are doing to promote and monetize your website is a waste of time?

We’re not just talking about questionable hacks you picked up on some weird forum. We’re talking about proven techniques recommended by industry leaders in authority publications.

But you know what?

It’s mostly a load of crap.

Over the last five years, I’ve mentored over 2,000 bloggers. I’ve examined their promotional activities. I’ve seen their traffic stats.

And the vast majority of what you’re being told to do simply does not work.

It’s not just less effective than advertised. It produces almost no meaningful results whatsoever.

What, exactly, is a “meaningful result?”

Well, I’m glad you asked…
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How to Get More Traffic and Traction by Promoting Your Content Like a Boss

How to Get More Traffic and Traction by Promoting Your Content Like a Boss

Some bloggers seem to have all the luck.

They get way more shares than you. They get tons more email subscribers than you. They get much higher search rankings than you.

And it sucks, right?

Because their content is good, but it’s not great.

Certainly it’s not that much better than yours.

So what are they doing differently?

Why is their content so much more successful than yours?

The difference is in the way they promote it.
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The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Knowing What Your Readers Want

The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Knowing What Your Readers Want

Does this sound familiar?

You spend hours brainstorming irresistible topics for your blog – then the resulting posts get totally ignored.

Another time, you throw out some random idea that popped into your head – and the comments go wild.

Or how about this…

You bust your butt creating an awesome freebie to attract email subscribers, but when you put it out into the world… crickets.

Let’s face it: You’re no mind reader.

But if you’re wondering what topics your readers are longing for you to write about, what freebie would attract subscribers in droves, or what product readers would beg you to buy, there is a way.

And it’s so obvious, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner.
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How to Run a Simple Contest and Add 500 New Subscribers to Your List

How to Run a Simple Contest and Add 500 New Subscribers to Your List

You’re probably sick of hearing it.

You know, the good old one, two, three strategy for after you start your blog and want to grow it.

One – set up an e-mail list.

Two – create a juicy incentive to persuade visitors to sign up.

Three – promote the hell out of it and hope people take the bait.

And the thing is, it’s good advice.

But that’s the problem.

Because it’s good advice, everyone’s doing it.

Which means it’s increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd.

So what’s a subscriber-hungry blogger to do?

Well, when everyone’s doing the same thing, the smart play is to do something completely different.

So what if there were a way to attract subscribers that 99% of bloggers aren’t using?

What if this method could give you a big jump in subscribers, not just a small trickle?

And what if you could learn this method in just a few minutes?

(The exact method I recently used to add 500 new subscribers to my own blog.)

Sound interesting?
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