As a small business, don't make the mistake of going to wide with your content strategy before you even get started. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi discusses the importance of going small to get big. So often we are tempted to go wide with our content, when it makes more sense to go very niche with perhaps one buyer persona, or even a specific group of buyers within that persona. Don't try to compete with brands that have bigger budgets. Do what you do well in a tighter, niche area and go deep with your content.
In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi reiterates the importance of setting a goal around building your audience. In recent surveys, the majority of marketers do not have this goal in their top list of goals for the year. Joe implores you to reconsider and start with goals around building lists and subscribers so that you have an audience in which to share content and build some sort of engagement.
The Content Inc. model of marketing your business requires not only creating valuable content your audience wants, but also requires the ability to listen to your audience for feedback. Feedback is critical for content ideas and to gain an understanding of what is working and what is falling flat. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares five ways you can start creating your own listening posts to gain valuable audience and customer feedback.
Too often we dive into content creation without a solid strategy on why we are creating the content we develop. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares how Amazon's Press Release Strategy can be used by you to develop your Content Tile (see Episode 39) or to refine your Cotent Tilt even deeper. Be the leading informational source in your content niche by developing a strong content strategy.
If you are not striving to be the 'go to' resource in your niche, you are settling. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares why setting your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) around your content is critical for success in today's content driven business world. Find out the four elements that you need to cover when setting your best of breed goals with your content strategy.
In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi breaks down the definition of content tilt and why this approach is so critical to your content strategy. What makes your approach to a topic different? What makes how your approach to the content of this topic unique? When you tilt, you see something from a different angle or perspective. Creating a content tilt can differentiate you from all the others in your industry.
Understanding who your audience is when it comes to content creation is critical. Your content can be great, but who you are writing it for provides the context in which you will actually create it. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi breaks down the importance of this context and how understanding the information needs of your audience can make all the difference.
Skill is important when it comes to creating content, but the secret behind the Content Inc. model is having passion for the subject or topic of the content you produce. In this episode, Joe Pulizzi shares examples of how individuals put their passion first when it came to content and have built an audience, and serious revenue because of it.
You don't own your audience. They can get up and leave, mentally or physically, at any time. The need for valuable content is critical to engage your audience and provide them the necessary incentive to move from an existing platform to one that is owned by you. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi breaks down the various platforms where you can engage your audience and how the ability to control, both message and where the message is placed is key to understanding your subscriber hierarchy.
Tracking progress in your marketing efforts are key to understanding what is working and what may need to be modified or eliminated when it comes to growing your business. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares the one metric that is critical for building a Content Inc. approach to your business. Yes, there are a lot of metrics to consider when implementing your marketing strategy. But what is the one area that could change everything for you and be the key ingredient for success? Listen and find out!
Though creating original content is most often where all content strategy begins, considering to purchase existing content platforms to grow your audience and business may actually be a better decision...in some cases. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares examples of how brands have sought out exisiting content platforms to purchase them vs. starting from scratch when it was time to diversify content.
You already know that repurposing content can be a great way to leverage what already exists in your organization. This episode of Content Inc has Joe Pulizzi breaking down how planning your repurposing efforts before you publish any content can not only be a great leverage point, but can bring amazing results.
If you believe that speaking will increase your business objectives, this episode of Content Inc. is a must listen. Joe Pulizzi shares the top ways you can increase your speaking opportunities by becoming more intentional and setting up a plan with action items to achieve this goal.
In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi breaks down eight key tips to consider before you dive into writing that book. A published book can open up some amazing opportunties for you and your business. It's not an easy project, but one that can be very effective if done right. If writing a book is on your goal list, listen to this episode to get started on the right track.
Probably the number one reason most business owners struggle with the Content Inc. model is because they don't believe they can come up with enough ideas for content creation. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares three easy ways for anyone, anywhere and at any content level to come up with solid content ideas. Even utiilizing just one of these ideas will get your content ideation kick started today!
To successfully develop a Content Inc. business that is scalable, you need to be developing your content process. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi breaks down the ten roles you need to be creating for your content team, even when that team consists of just one person: you. By working with the end in mind on your content process, you will reach a scalable level much faster and develop a stronger understanding of each role along the way.
Probably the most exciting result of the Content Inc. philosophy is that anyone, anywhere can build a successful business using content to reach an audience. In this episode, Joe Pulizzi talks with Matthew Patrick, an online entrepreneur that started his new media empire on YouTube with a channel dedicated to Game Theory. Matthew stresses the importance of creating multiple streams of income once you have a solid content foundation with which to start.
In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi brings on guest Rob Scallon, musican and full-time internet entrepreneur. Rob started sharing his music on YouTube and by doing so, built his own audience over time. He now has over 263,000 subscribers and is able to make a full-time living with his music via the internet. Rob shares the importance of creating content that you truly love. This is key for finding an audience that also loves what you have to offer. Then, just like any investment process, diversify. Once you have your foundation set up on one channel, then begin branching out to other ways to connect with your audience.
Joe Pulizzi continues the conversation of the six steps you need to create a Content Inc. model. This episode breaks down steps three through six, and again, Joe shares relevent examples for each one. Follow the steps, learn from those who have successfully gone before you and embrace the Content Inc. model to grow your business.
Part II of a two part series.
If you are ready to develop the Content Inc. model for your business, this episode will start to put you on track. Joe Pulizzi breaks down the first three steps needed in the six step process to creating a Content Inc. model. Joe also shares real-world examples of each step to show you how real individuals around the world are successfully putting the Content Inc. model to work for them.
This is Part I of a two part series.
A full-blown content marketing strategy requires necessary time and patience to plan, create, implement and analyze the results. But not every company is willing to wait out the necessary time for this to happen. This is when a content marketing pilot program may be just what is needed to introduce the Content Inc. concepts to leaders in the organization. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi breaks down the 10 key steps needed to launch a content marketing pilot program. If your executive team is hesitant to put resources behind a content marketing initiative, a pilot program could be the perfect short term solution to get things moving in the right direction.
The old adage of the overnight success is very often, if not always a myth. There are many twists, turns and lessons that take place over the course of months and years to make a successful company become a success. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi has Michael Stelzner share his origin story for Social Media Examiner. Hear how Michael took lessons learned from a previous business to pivot at the right time and build a Content Inc. company around social media.
Napoleon Hill's book "Think And Grow Rich" is a one of the 'must have' business books in your library. Though published in 1973, Mr. Hill's business advice and tips on success are still relevant today. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares seven key lessons he has taken from this book that can directly apply to creating a Content Inc. business. Listen to find out why Joe believes you can learn so much from a book published almost 80 years ago. And if you haven't already added this one to your book shelf, go out and get it.
As an entrepreneur, you may have already become an avid student of great business tips and success advice. Joe Pulizzi has done much of the same and after eight years growing his company, Content Marketing Insitute where it is today, he has some idea on what to, what not to do and the attitude necessary to make great things happen. In this episode of Content Inc., Joe shares his 15 critical business success tips for start ups that can help you launch and grow with confidence.
You already know that creating quality content for your audience is critical for success in today's marketplace. But who is going to create all of this amazing content? This episode of Content Inc., Joe Pulizzi shares a simple, yet highly effective trick you can use today to find some of the best content talent within your industry. What is this amazing trick? Listen in and find out. Where your next writer, editor or creative director is located may surprise you.