Side Hustle Spark 221: “Organize your stuff!” Today: A Chris Guillebeau/Side Hustle School collection

So yeah, it looks like I’m some kind of fan-boy.
This is actually just a fraction of what I could have posted.

Quote from Chris:
“Never despise small beginnings, and don’t belittle your own accomplishments. Remember them and use them as inspiration as you go on to the next thing.”

Here is the ‘Organize your stuff!’ page in progress.

Side Hustle Spark 218: “Organize your stuff!” Today’s topic: Content speaks volumes.

Today’s topic: Content marketing.

Here is the ‘Let’s get organized! page in progress.

Another good content marketing quote:
What helps people, helps business. – Leo Burnett

Find more good quotes about content marketing here.

Side Hustle Spark 201: Sharpen your blog posts with Copyblogger’s checklist

More quality content from Copyblogger and Stefanie Flaxman.

Here is the link to the one-minute video curation. The image above is also linked.

It’s meant to give you an overview of the checklist items, but I encourage you to hit that ‘pause’ button to read the entire post.

Why no audio? I’m figuring if you’re looking at this on your phone in a public setting, you may not want to mess with volume controls. And the writer’s words do just fine without my commentary.

Why not just click to the post? Absolutely, but some folks might just want the device to guide them through the content.

This post raised plenty of points to explore and clarify. I have to better understand ‘featured images’ and the ‘more’ tag.

Hope this gives you a little help as you create your own content.

This content works for folks in all stages of their side hustles, so, by all means, pass this along.

Side Hustle Spark 165: Copyblogger: “Connect Your Content!”:

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

Coopyblogger Editor-in-chief Stefanie Flaxman shares advice on using internal links to create a ‘web of content’.

Title of post: One Ridiculously Easy Blogging Ingredient that Satisfies Hungry Prospects

The post’s three suggested strategies:

  1. Plan your links. Look for/aim for/point to connections between your posts.
  2. Choose intriguing words and phrases. Use terms that match or pique your visitors’ interests. (Ex. ‘call to action’ and ‘selling points’)
  3. Let your content inspire more content. Link back to previous relevant posts and add a reminder to further explore a concept in future posts.

** Because of the nature of sidehustlecurator, this post is a prime example of do as she says, not as I do.

Also due to the nature of my blog, most posts are merely pointers to the better stuff. DO follow the links!

Side Hustle Spark 164: Email subject line tips from Copyblogger

I thought I’d follow up the ’email subject lines that worked on me’ post with advice and research from Copyblogger’s Tim Stoddart. (NOTE: **Tim S. offers proven templates further down in the post. Be sure to score those.)

A few more highlights from his November 10, 2020 post:

  • 7 out of 10 campaigns with emojis received more abuse reports.
  • In your A/B tests, change just one variable at a time.
  • Incorporate data in your subject lines.

Here’s hoping the holidays have yielded a few pleasant surprises for you all.

Side Hustle Spark 143: Podcast Topics Listeners Love

Let’s be honest…if I just lingered and lurked [I know, that sounds creepy.] at and curated only their stuff, I’d be doing you right.

As I’ve said before, one post/article from copyblogger is the equivalent of a solid mini-course.
So today, let’s explore Tim Stoddart’s Podcast Topics Listeners Love.

Topics for those with no audience

  • Focus on a teardown (a look behind-the-scenes)
  • Record your stories
  • Record your experiments
  • Invite other experts
  • Curate great content
  • Partner with an established cohost

Note: Tim S. continues with ‘topics for those with an established audience’, but I don’t want to stretch the fair use privileges. Do visit the post to reap full value.

Even if you’ve tried or listened to any of the above suggestions, there is value in these reminders that register with the brain’s ‘o-yeah-that-al’ cortex.