The Real Secret to My Social Media Success

The other day I was recording a podcast episode with my co-host Eric Siu and he wanted to discuss something in particular. He wanted to talk about how I got to 62,000 Instagram followers in a very short period of time and without spending any money on ads or marketing. Eric is a great marketer as well, and when it comes to social media, he spends much more time than me on it and he even has people at his ad agency dedicated to helping him grow his personal brand online. And of writing this post, he has 4,056 followers. It’s not just with Instagram either, I beat him on all platforms. Heck, he even does something that I don’t do, which is smart… he continually pays for advice. For example, he had his team jump on an hour call with Gary Vaynerchuk’s social media team so they could learn from them and grow his brand faster. So, what’s the secret to my success? Well, before I get into it, let me first start off[…]

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Captivating Podcasting Approaches with Real Profit Potential

As podcasts continue to become more and more popular people are creating new shows to leverage themselves as industry experts. They do this by building an audience, connecting with more influencers, building personal brands and boosting exposure for their businesses. We often discuss this during our free webinar training, and it’s exciting to learn that a lot of people are using their online business, and explicitly podcasting as their primary revenue stream. If you too are interested in starting your own business online and perhaps making money from podcasting, here are some intriguing approaches to help you secure a profitable venture. If you decide to take the leap and start podcasting, The Balance Small Business recommends choosing on a specific topic first. Figuring out what you’d like to talk about can get those creative juices flowing and help you think of other ways to target your audience. When selecting the topic of your podcast there are two directions you can go; you can go with a very big mass market audience or you can go[…]

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How to Get Genuine and Totally Real Followers on Pinterest

Pinterest now attracts 150 million people per month. Its growth even supersedes traditional social network success stories — millennial use of Pinterest in particular has increased more than any other social network, even Snapchat. It makes sense, then, why you want to increase your followers on Pinterest. The popularity of the platform makes it a good site to increase brand awareness — additionally, Pinterest users are particularly receptive to branded content. In fact, 78% of Pinterest users welcome content from brands. But the popularity of Pinterest means it’s a crowded space, and the task of increasing followers can feel daunting. You might even be tempted to buy Pinterest followers — we’ll explain how to do this later (and why it’s a bad idea). Fortunately, there are tactics you can implement right now to increase your real follower count on Pinterest. Here, we’re going to dive into everything you need to know to grow your Pinterest audience today. How to Get Followers on Pinterest Post original images. Use keywords and hashtags. Be active and engaged on[…]

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7 of the Best Affiliate Programs for Making Real Money

Out of all the ways you can make money creating content, affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to do it. You don’t have to build, market, or sell a product or service. You just have to insert affiliate links or ads in your content, which usually doesn’t cost any money, and then wait for people to click on them and buy something, earning you a commission. Once you partner with an eCommerce platform or business that has an affiliate program, you can pick out relevant products to promote on your website. Your partners will then send you custom links to their product pages that can track customers referred by your website. But what are the affiliate programs that can actually supplement your income or even become your main source of income? To help you partner with the best affiliate programs out there, we’ve put together a list of the affiliate programs that’ll help you make some real money. Best Affiliate Programs Amazon Associates Google AdSense eBay Partner Network Rakuten Marketing Affiliates Shopify’s Affiliate[…]

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