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How to Find your Content Sweet Spot: The Concept of MED

In economics class, I studied a phenomenon called "the law of diminishing returns" which stated that increased efforts yields better/higher results, but only up till a certain point. Once this optimal point has been reached, more effort will not actually yield in better results. In fact more effort will mean lower results. Yikes! I know [...]

6 Content Marketing Tips for Beginners

Content + Marketing = Content Marketing. The first part of the process is creating content, and the second part is marketing. But often most people confuse "marketing" with distribution. In my opinion, marketing your content can further be broken down into two parts: Distribution + Promotion. Distribution is simply the logistics of placing your content [...]

How to Be Authentic in your Business and Marketing

THE PROBLEM: You love your business but dread marketing. The real problem then, is that you don't equate marketing as a good thing. Years of spamming and sleazy tactics have conditioned us to believe that marketing is something to be afraid of or something to stay away from. But at the heart of it you [...]

How to Self-Promote without Being a Douche

Lets just get the elephant in the room out of the way first. Self promotion. Most people hate it. Everyone thinks that promoting oneself comes across as spammy and salesly and icky. Yet, as entrepreneurs, we know that if we don’t toot our own horn, then nobody will even notice our amazing business. Does that [...]

What is Valuable Content and How Can I Create It?

I am absolutely sick of everyone giving this "sage" advice about creating quality. "Oh you should always create quality content", they say. "Make sure your content is valuable", they lecture. *eyeroll* Yeah Yeah Yeah. But what no one adds to that is: WHAT makes your content so valuable and full of quality? That's precisely what [...]

How to Get What you Want – the Principle of Reciprocity

I've always been fascinated by how much of a role everyday psychology plays in marketing. There are so many cool ways to apply basic human behaviour to become a better marketer, and today I want to share one super-cool technique with you! It's called the "principle of reciprocity" and psychologists believe it's so powerful that it's [...]