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 258: Pat Flynn’s Affiliate Marketing Launch Plan (freebie)

This week, Pat Flynn, always a generous provider of quality content for solo entrepreneurs, emailed this offer of the Affiliate Marketing Launch Plan.

Having generated over $3.5 million after 11 years of successful partnerships with Teachable, Buzzsprout, ConvertKit and others, Pat calls affiliate marketing ‘the most proven, simple, and authentic way to monetize your online brand.’

The ‘Launch Plan’ is a free five-day email course that starts this coming Monday (May 17).

Here is the sign-up link.

Side Hustle Spark 257: Pre-sell that online course you’ve been putting off!

Teachable is a leader in the online course business and offers plenty of quality content and support for course creators.

On May 12, they are offering (to anyone) two time slots for their Create and Start Selling Your Online Course in 30 Days session.


One of presenter Cameron Mattis’ points of emphasis:
Pre-sell before you put all your effort into creating your course.

A replay will be available, as well.

And even if you don’t attend, take a little time to visit Teachable’s blog.
Plenty of free and quality content there.

Side Hustle Spark 255: Leadpages’ Website Design Contest

You actually have till May 16, so don’t sweat the ‘weekend’ thing.

Simple! Three steps to complete this Leadpages project by mid-May…

— Take their ‘weekend website’ course.

— Create your Leadpages website.

— Enter and share by May 16 for a chance to win Leadpages for a year.

Enter here.

Side benefit: It might steer you toward new design techniques for your existing sites.

Side Hustle Spark 254: Winning Strategies to Drive Product Innovation (Webinar)

That’s the name of Entrepreneur’s May 11 webinar featuring former IBM executive Burton Goldfield.

Topics include:

— Why digital transformation must be a key part of your business plan

— Winning strategies for pivoting business operations in a crisis

— Innovation: A requirement for business growth and success

Here is the link to register.

Since Burton Goldfield joined as CEO in 2008, Bay Area cloud-based HR provider Tri-Net’s net revenue has quadrupled.

Side Hustle Spark 250: Content Marketing Course (Free)

This is a two hour course on YouTube provided by Simplilearn.

Show notes include the following information:

Below are the links to each of the topics.

00:00:00​ What is content marketing

00:14​ 13 Content marketing tutorial

00:19:19​ Content marketing strategies

00:52:16​ Content Marketing And SEO

00:59:09​ How to rank # on Google

01:16:55​ How to rank on Youtube

01:32:55​ Beginners Guide To Content Marketing 2020

01:44:20​ Content marketing Interview Q and A

02:02:42​ Introduction to Content Marketing Certification Training

Here also is the link to simplilearn’s free digital marketing course.

Side Hustle Spark 248: One-topic Series, Content-Locked Post and other blogging ideas

Bloggingwizard.com shares this lengthy infographic of 60 Blog Post Ideas For Entrepreneurs, Marketers, And Businesses.

*DO* scroll below the image as Elna Cain comments and includes relevant examples for each suggestion. She also encourages visitors to save and reuse this helpful graphic.

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Question: So, SideHustleCurator, you’ve already offered other lists of blog post ideas. Why repeat this topic?

Answer: Every resource resonates differently with each visitor. Each list includes at the very least a few notions unique from the others. Each of these posts most likely shows up on varying results pages.

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I hope this helps!

Forge ahead!