How To Overcome The Story In Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to a lot of emails, I also get a lot of emails that I don’t subscribe to. Of course, they’re usually just pitches saying, “Hey, buy my thing.” And then there’s a followup email that says, “Hey, did you get the last email that I was trying…

How To Serve Up Great Content With Marketing Systems

I have a question for you. Do you treat your marketing systems more like a vending machine or a restaurant? A vending machine is pretty simple. People put money in, they get something out, generally overpriced. Usually, it’s candy, cookies, chips, drinks, or whatever. A vending machine has to be strategically placed, and you’re hoping…

How to Overcome FEAR with Content Marketing HOPE

Our Noisy World We’re living in a noisy world. We’re living at gigabit speeds, a world of rapid change. Back in the ’70s, we used to see between 500 to 1,500 ads per day. In 2020, we see between 5,000 and 10,000. That means messages are coming at us at a rapid speed. Our TVs…

The Pu-Pu Platter and Creating Content Marketing Samplers

I’ve been working on my new book, Toilet Paper Math, and last week I talked about the three Ps of thought leadership. Today I want to talk about pu-pu, or the pu-pu platter of content marketing. Hey, what would a toilet paper book be without a little potty humor? Seriously, though, a pu-pu platter is…

Why Building An Audience Is A Moving Target And What You Can Do

Realin In The Years It’s been about eight years since I started my first book. Back then, I created a website called notaboutu.com. That’s where I started building an audience and promoted my first book. Then I used it to promote my second, third, and fourth books. Currently, I’m working on my fifth book. Since…

How Marketing Should… Connect The Dots To More Sales?

I don’t know about you, but I like puzzles. No, I’m not talking about the jigsaw kind. Those things annoying me. They’re a lot of work. The kind of puzzles I like are puzzle games. I remember years ago getting my Sunday paper, opening up to the magazine, and doing the Jumble every single week.…

Need More Business? How To Listen For Questions And Communicate Answers

If you’ve been listening to my podcast or read my blog before, you know one of my favorite things to do is play golf. Unfortunately, due to a combination of the weather and the current situation with social distancing, local golf courses have been closed. The good news is as of May 1st, Illinois is…

Why Hiring A Good Content Writer Is Great For Business

Spring is here. Spring has sprung. The trees are blooming, noses are running, and so am I! I’m finally back to jogging. It’s a nice, warm, 60 degrees here in Chicago. When I do my run, I have one path that I follow most of the time. I call it the Flashdance Girl, because when…

How Your Website Is Like Taking Your Brain To The Bank

I don’t know what kind of business you’re in, but in the middle of a pandemic, businesses have been deemed either essential or non-essential. Essential generally means something to do with keeping people’s lives sustained. Essential businesses include transportation, medical, food, and banking. My wife works for a bank, but one of the things that…