How do I become a good singer if I have no natural talent for it?

As hilarious as this is going to sound, the first thing you need to do is just sing all of the time. Every song you know on the radio (actively try to hum along with songs you don’t know), every song that gets stuck in your head, you even have to mimic the tonal inflections people use when they talk (Um not directly to them, that may perceived negatively). I’m gonna guess that you’re one of those people that thinks that they’re "tone deaf". You’re not. Like, it’s physically impossible for that to happen unless you have nerve damage in your ears or brain damage in your temporal lobes. If you can carry conversation, you have a basic ability to recognize tone changes and produce your own. Conversation itself is a play of rising and falling tones. That’s the first step. That step is to begin the training of your ear and your vocal range. The next step is to try to mimic singular notes. Like, play a note, and try to sing it exactly.[…]

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How to Get Sponsored on Instagram (Even if You Currently Have 0 Followers)

It’s no surprise you want to become a paid Instagram influencer — heck, the average price for a sponsored Instagram post is $300, and if you become more successful, like yogi Rachel Brathen, you could be making $25,000 per post. But the idea of getting your posts sponsored might seem laughable to you. You’re not posting pictures skydiving in Australia — you’re posting pictures of your brunch. However, you could be more marketable than you think. Instagram has become an insanely popular channel for brands to promote their products. In fact, Influencer Central found consumers consider Instagram to be the sixth most effective at influencing their purchasing decisions. Instagram’s popularity might make you feel the platform is already too crowded for you to stand out. But here’s the thing — brands are quickly realizing the power of normal people to promote their products. Micro-influencers, or people with a small number of followers compared to the big players, see the most engagement out of their audience. Think of it this way: I’m going to trust my[…]

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How to Outrank Big Companies When You Have No SEO Budget

There’s a formula to SEO and as long as you follow it, you’ll get rankings. So, what’s this formula? Well, you write amazing content, optimize your code, create a great user experience, and you mix in some backlinks. Sounds simple, right? Well, the formula isn’t too complicated, but it does require hard work and patience. Now what makes SEO challenging isn’t the formula, or the time, or the patience. It has more to do with how you beat people who have more money than you because, in theory, they can do more of everything, which should cause them to outrank you. But you know what? I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I love SEO because it’s the one channel where you can beat big companies even if you can’t outspend them. How? Well, let’s go over that. Let’s first start with the two mental shifts you’ll have to make. Mental shift #1: Speed is everything What most people won’t tell you is big companies need to spend more to get the[…]

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5 YouTube Description Templates That Have Helped Our Videos Go Viral

YouTube is the second largest search engine, with over 1.8 billion users per month — so it’s an undeniably powerful channel for your marketing efforts. However, if you don’t use YouTube for your current marketing strategy, you’re not alone. In fact, only nine percent of U.S. small businesses use YouTube to reach their audience. In 2018, the HubSpot Academy team didn’t take advantage of YouTube, either. But in the latter half of the year, the team feared the major losses in traffic they could face if they didn’t hop on board — so they implemented a strategy that enabled them to grow YouTube subscribers by 25% in just two months. Ultimately, if you’re ready to begin using YouTube to attract and convert an audience, it’s critical you optimize your video descriptions for SEO. If you’re unsure how to start crafting compelling YouTube descriptions, keep reading — here, we’ll explore various tactics you can employ, and provide templates to ensure you have everything you need to excel on YouTube. How to Create Compelling YouTube Descriptions 1.[…]

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