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 120: Copyblogger’s 7 Unusual Signs of Progress

Stefanie Flaxman of Copyblogger shares an insightful piece 7 Unusual Signs on the Path to a Breakthrough .

My favorite quote sits at the top: “Working toward a goal is typically more awkward than elegant.”

Here are three of the signs: [Don’t want to overstep my copyright bounds.]

Someone tells you ‘no’.

You’re uncomfortable.

You turn down a client.

Keep reading this piece. I would bet two or more of the signs apply to you.

Suggestion #18: Explore CopyBlogger

Last week I pointed you to a free training by two contributors to CopyBlogger and shared some of my notes from that training.

Find some time to visit

Some recent visits yielded these valuable articles:

The Wise Content Marketer’s Guide to Sensible SEO

Author Sonia Simone opens with this:

“My first and primary rule, when thinking about search engines, is never to do anything for the sake of SEO that screws up the experience for the audience.”

She follows with nine suggestions, including:

  1. Answer your audience’s actual questions.
  2. Use their language.
  3. Give comprehensive answers.

Point #3 leads logically to this CopyBlogger piece by Stefanie Flaxman…

How to Turn One Content Idea Into a Fascinating Four-Part Series


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