Side Hustle Spark 293: Check out highlighted posts (dozens)

I’ve updated my highlighted posts page.

The more I worked with it, however, the more I heard ‘the voices’: “You need more updated content! You need more updated content!”

Yeah, welcome to my world, where the voices don’t just talk…they sing. ;->

Anyway, some of the other link categories include: Content Marketing, Inspiration for Side Hustlers, Chris Guillebeau/Side Hustle School, Seth Godin, NIck Loper/Side Hustle Nation, and Blogging.

I hope you find content that hits one of your targets.

Side Hustle Spark 290: Grow Your Audience with ConvertKit

Yes, it’s true. I’ve signed up for this before and haven’t followed through.

Completely my fault for allowing myself to be directed elsewhere and not taken substantive action via these folks.

So, don’t be like the ‘me of the past four years’.

Take ConvertKit’s September 1-30 Grow Your Audience Challenge. This includes the opportunity to earn up to $2,000 in ConvertKit bonuses.

Side Hustle Spark 281: Reach Out to Customers brainstorm list (150 items)

Here is today’s brainstorming list of 150+ ‘Reach Out to Customers’ terms.

You’ll notice it is heavy on the verbs.

First suggestion: Have fun with this content. See what’s helpful, but don’t sweat over it.

Everyone thinks differently. Maybe hand this list over to co-workers/assistants to get their input.

Another suggestion: Revisit the list on occasion. Hey, minds change, approaches change, priorities change.

Possible uses of a list like this…

— Combine terms.

— Find common themes.

— Which terms appeal to sense of humor?

— Which terms communicate a more serious approach?

— Which terms suggest a goal or objective you hadn’t previously considered?

— Find all the terms that relate to ‘customer problems’.

— Find all the terms that relate to ‘solutions to those problems’.

— Find words from which you can use to create your own new words or phrases.

— Find word(s) that speak to pop culture.

— Pare down. Pare down some more. 

— Even better…set a timer and give yourself 10 minutes to generate first-draft marketing or blog copy using list items.

— Can you create a slogan from chosen list items? Check out this link below:

I hope this helps, side hustlers. Let me know how else I can assist.

Good luck in your projects. Keep taking aim.

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Side Hustle Spark 278: 21 Top Blogging Tips (ryrob.com)

Image by Werner Moser from Pixabay

Just passing along more helpful content from ryrob.com.

This post incorporates both Ryan’s 21 Blogging Tips from a Blogger Who Makes $30,000 a Month YouTube video and a collection of blogging wisdom from many others.

Challenge: Find three pieces of applicable advice shared by those folks.

I liked some of his summarizing points:

“Treat your blog like a business.”

“Take the tips that sound right to you and apply them…pick up what does work for you, what sounds most genuine…and relates to where you’re at in your blogging stage today.”

“Take the mindset of experimentation…and if something is getting results, double down on that.”

Side benefit of this post: You will most likely hear of new blogs that will benefit you.


Side Hustle Spark 274: Free ebook–Fix those business blogging mistakes

A portion of HubSpot’s ebook on business blogging

HubSpot and General Assembly are offering this 8-Part Planner to Get Your Blog Up & Running to Grow Your Business. A checklist is included.

I know I’ve shared other blogging resources before, but different tools resonate with different users, so it’s worth sending these along.

I just started reading it, but I’ve already run across some interesting items:

— Companies who maintain a blog receive 97% more links to their website.

— B2B marketers who blog get 67% more leads than those who don’t.

— Marketers who prioritize their blog are 13x more likely to see positive ROI.

I say it’s worth the time and HubSpot is a proven and reputable resource.

Side Hustle Spark 273: Customer satisfaction brainstorm list (240+ items)

Here is today’s brainstorming list of 240+ terms .

First suggestion: Have fun with this content. See what’s helpful, but don’t sweat over it.

Possible uses of a resource like this…

— Combine terms.

— Find common themes.

— Which terms appeal to sense of humor?

— Which terms communicate a more serious approach?

— Which terms suggest a goal or objective you hadn’t previously considered?

— Find all the terms that relate to ‘customer problems’.

— Find all the terms that relate to ‘solutions to those problems’.

— Find words from which you can use to create your own new words or phrases.

— Find word(s) that speak to pop culture.

— Pare down. Pare down some more. 

— Even better…set a timer and give yourself 10 minutes to generate first-draft marketing or blog copy using list items.

— Can you create a slogan from chosen list items? Check out this link below:

Side Hustle Spark 261: Interesting keyword/topic research tool–Answer the Public

Not easy to read, but this is a visualization of just the 46 side hustle-related questions generated by answerthepublic.com. Right-click and download the image to get a better look at the result or click the screenshot below for a 5-page PDF of the entire 326 results.

If you want a different approach to keyword research for blog topics or product or marketing ideas, give this site a try.

Side Hustle Spark 253: Topic ideas from Blog Tyrant–hack list, expert roundup, and more

I really do appreciate Blog Tyrant.

This 2019 post19 Different Types of Blog Posts That Work For Any Niche is a prime example of evergreen content that you might want to revisit every month.

I know I’ve been banging the ‘blog post’ drum a bit lately, but I’m hoping one or more ideas will resonate with you.

Forge ahead!