You’ve realized that you don’t have to write all your own blog posts and decided that it’s time to outsource some of your content creation — but how to find a blog writer that fits your needs and your company’s brand voice?
If you’ve never hired a blog writer before, it can be tricky and a little confusing to try to figure it out. Do you go for the cheapest option? Ask for recommendations from friends? Look on Fiverr and Upwork? Post on Facebook?
And how do you find a blog …
I’ve been doing this online business thing for more than ten years now, and if I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “blogging is dead” I could swim in them like Scrooge McDuck by now.
But it’s never actually been true, and it’s even less true today.
Blogging was hot when I got started in this industry, but it was quickly overtaken by the trend to use shorter and louder content on social media networks to market your business. Business coaches went from shouting, “Your business has to have a …
The marketing industry is full of content ideas; ask anybody selling marketing services what kinds of content you should create, and you probably won’t be able to get them to shut up about it!
But most of these lists of ideas don’t tell you WHY you should use a particular type of content, WHEN you should employ it, or HOW it can add value to your business.
The truth is, some types of content marketing will deliver more ROI for your business than …
Social media rewards and promotes content that keeps users on their platforms; they are businesses and we (the users) are their product. They make money the more people they can get scrolling their feeds, and they actively lose money when someone clicks away to an outside link — like a blog post.
So where does blogging fit in a zero-click world? How do we promote our blogs or other long form content when our distribution and promotion channels actively dissuade us from linking to it?
IS BLOGGING DEAD (again)?
The answer is not …