6 Steps to Create a Bare Bones and Profitable Social Media Plan

You can’t achieve success in any area of marketing without taking action. But it’s possible to take action too quickly. You want to take action only after you have a solid initial plan to act on; otherwise, you’ll end up doing things that don’t produce any results and only waste your


Business, Content

How to Grow Your Blog Traffic by 20,000 Visitors a Month

Around eight months ago, I started a new blog in the marketing realm. When I first started out, my traffic was flat. But around four months ago, I figured out a process that has allowed me to grow my traffic consistently—a process I could replicate. I am now at a point


Business, Innovation

The One Secret Superpower Most CEOs Lack

“You’re fired!” It’s the trademark catchphrase of Donald Trump, the tycoon-turned-Presidential candidate. I still cringe when I hear that line. His body language when he says it is unmistakeable: “You failed, so you’re a loser.” In Trump’s world he’s always a winner. Missteps are always someone else’s fault. And failure isn’t just


Business, Content, Experts, Growth, Influencers, Inspiration, Startups

7 TED Talks To Ignite Your Inner Changemaker

With 2016 in full swing, it is now time to get back to work. However, that is often easier said than done – especially if you are trying to change the world. You may have already been tempted to call it quits and try again next year. One way to


Business, Marketing,

The Complete Guide to Building a Successful YouTube Channel

There are opportunities everywhere for content marketers. Different channels, different types of content, and different websites. One that I think is criminally underutilized is a little site you might have heard of: YouTube. It’s by far the largest video sharing site—nothing even comes close to it. Get this: YouTube has over



The Five Worst Things About Social Media

I recently published a video about the five worst things on social media in my opinion. Check it out below: Now despite my ranting, there were a couple of lessons in this video that I would like you to take note of. I’m going to cover those below with a


Business, Marketing

A Recipe for Failure: 6 Mistakes Marketers Make When They Copy Tactics

You spend a lot of time reading blog posts and e-books to learn how to market your business more effectively. So, why isn’t it working? Sure, you might be getting some traffic, maybe even a few sales, but are you getting a stream of both that’s growing steadily? If you’re


Business, Inspiration, Mindset

The Balancing Act

One thing that we all struggle with as a parent is the inevitable balancing act of kids and our own desires. Those of use seeking to start our entrepreneurial journey, this can sometimes cause havoc along the way. Knowing that to get things off the ground they need huge amounts


Business, Growth, Marketing,

7 Ways to Make Your Brand and Content More Likable

Do your readers love you? Do they at least like you? These are serious questions even if they sound like questions you’d ask about your friends in grade school. People have more choice than ever before. Within 22 seconds, they can find 2-3 other blogs in your niche to read. Within


Business, How Tos

The Top 5 Accessories For Shooting Video On Your iPhone

We have one of the most powerful tools of today’s world in our pocket. The smartphone. We can call, text, update statuses, tweet, snap photos, snapchat and even shoot amazingly high-quality video. The new standard? 4K and we can do it from our pocket. A lot of people ask me, how