It’s live! Congrats! High fives all around!
You have set out on your looooooong creative journey! Yay!
Now imagine that at certain milestones, for every set amount of distance you travel, awaits better and faster hypothetical vehicle that you can hop onto — or into.
You, along with everyone else, start off in the very beginning on foot. At first, as you start strolling along, short distances seem to take forever to get through.
But after a few wins and met goals, you’re greeted by a tricycle. Then a few more and you get to a bicycle. Next up is an electric scooter, and so on.
As you keep moving forward and progressing in your journey, you keep upgrading via countless faster bikes, then cars, then planes, then jets until you finally–and I’m talking several years here–go far enough to reach a spaceship and can shoot for the stars.
Continue reading At Every Milestone of Your Creative Journey Awaits a Better and Faster Vehicle →
If there’s one main thing I’ve learned over the past few months trying to grow this blog, it’s that to have a fighting chance and get real results you need to have a legitimate presence on all the social platforms.
Not just Twitter, or just Instagram, or just Pinterest — ALL of them. And yes, I know there’s a lot, but that’s actually a good thing! It gives anyone plenty of opportunity to have a legitimate chance to get their name out.
Cover All The Bases.
I’m assuming that you’ve heard of Gary Vaynerchuk, or GaryVee as most people know him as. He’s the perfect example because he’s self-made and has already “blown up”. And much of that success is attributed to the simple fact that he’s basically everywhere, and has been for a long time. Continue reading You Can Master Most of Any Social Media Platform in Two Hours →
The team and I have been extremely busy with a super duper secret project that we’ve been working on lately and are revealing today — in this post actually!
A quick background story…
A few short years ago a few colleagues and I launched a community link sharing and discussion platform called Snapzu.
Continue reading Struggling to grow your mailing list? It’s your opt-in incentives (or lack thereof) →
By now you should be well aware that when you’re just starting out, to grow your initial audience and influence, you have to do things that don’t scale.
There’s no getting around it — unless you can throw wads of money at your problems, and most of us can’t, or have massive connections with several famous influencers, and most of us don’t. This means there’s really only one realistic option; you have to go out there and hustle, because — and pay close attention — NO ONE WILL DO IT FOR YOU.
Continue reading Compound growth: Why every win — no matter how big or small — counts in the long run →
The /t/BES community (this blog’s official community) exists for two main reasons:
Firstly, there is no communities of this kind out there. I believe it can greatly benefit curators and content creators such as bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters.
Secondly, my team and I built a platform called Snapzu that allows anyone to run a web community (and/or knowledge base) about any subject, topic, or idea. We are taking center stage and leading by example by running our own community and utilizing the age old concept of “strength in numbers” to help us. Continue reading Leading by example: Eight awesome ways our blog community helps us grow audience, better our blog, and save time. →