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How Blogging Accelerates Startup Growth

How Blogging Accelerates Startup Growth | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

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I wish I could sit every startup entrepreneur down and have them read this post about how blogging accelerates growth. Need funding? Spending tons of time pitching? Why?

If I could share a way for a startup not to have to have absurd conversations with people who will NEVER invest in their startup they would ask me what they need to pay for that kind of magic.

Guess what, the magic is FREE, all you have to do is write what is happening, create some videos and share your progress. I've been writing about The Social Startup and blogging is a KEY aspect of creating the kind of content people find and want to CALL YOU.

If that last sentence translated like this, "You get to keep more of your company," then you get the idea. Even if you never make a dime from the content you share blogging is worth doing. You will LEARN so much from sharing, getting feedback and reacting.

That kind of feedback is MAGIC and worth its weight in gold. When I worked in marketing at M&M/Mars we paid BIG BUCKS for the kind of information any entrepreneur can get FREE now. So SHARE and then ASK, SHARE and ASK again. Bet you make more money that way than bieng 100% widget focused.


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Q: Is Your Blog Ready for 2013? A: Not Even Close

Q: Is Your Blog Ready for 2013? A: Not Even Close | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
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I previously curated this piece into Curation Revoluiton, but, on the eve of Christmas, I'm moving it to Startup Revolution because startups need to focus on making content as strategic as every other aspect of their marketing. If you are a startup is your blog/content strategy ready for Christmas?

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:58 AM

Great post from my friends at Paper.li (@SmallRivers) on how to get your blog ready for all the new stuff happening now and in 2013. Is your blog ready for 2013? Not until you've read this excellent post from Paper.li. 

Kelly Hungerford's comment, December 11, 2012 2:54 PM
Thanks Marty, much appreciated. We're having such a great time with Mack and the #blogchat community. There is amazing knowledge share and fun going on and it's been an incredibly rewarding experiencing bringing the two communities together and I'm learning a ton. Join us if you can!
Kelly Hungerford's curator insight, December 11, 2012 3:20 PM

I saw this tweet today from Marty and laughed. He's got such a great sense of humor. I highly doubt that his blog isn't ready for 2013. From what I enjoy from his blogs, he is the master of content and keeping readers loyal, so my guess is that he's got it all under control. 

 

But in any case, we hope to see him and anyone who wants to exchange ideas, tips and best practices as well as share in some festive seasonal fun!

 

Paper.li joined forces with Mack Collier's #blogchat for the month of December and we've been having a blast. It's an early wake-up call for Switzerland - 3am, but it's well worth it! Join us and check it out!

 

 

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Blog Smarter: Turn Your Blogging Skills into Successful Affiliate Promotions

Blog Smarter: Turn Your Blogging Skills into Successful Affiliate Promotions | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

You're a blogger and you spends a lot of time to write your blog posts. Maybe you would like make some money so that you could continued your blog, if it's the case, this excellent article will give you interesting information about how you can do it. [note mg]


Like most bloggers, you probably want to make some money from your blog. Chances are good you’ve tried things like writing product reviews or putting banners or links to affiliate products into your sidebar.


But while many bloggers have mastered the “Art of Blogging” (or at least the basic principles) successfully, earning money from your blog doesn’t seem to be that easy. So what could be better for you than to use your blogging experiences and skills to improve the results of your affiliate promotions?


In this post, I’ll show you how you can re-purpose three of the most successful blogging strategies to get more out of your affiliate promotions. As a nice extra, these tactics will also have a positive effect on your blog. But more importantly, you’ll learn how you can merge them into a combined and even more powerful strategy for your affiliate promotions.


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Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? Seth Godin's Top Blog Posts of 2012

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? Seth Godin's Top Blog Posts of 2012 | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Plus unboxing videos and links to my new collection, Whatcha Gonna Do. It's not clear that the most trafficked posts are my best posts, but it's a fine place to start.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Seth understands brevity and great headlines. Takes no time to "read" these posts all of which are informative and fun. Read my story of spending a day with Seth here:

Working With Seth Godin  


http://scenttrail.blogspot.fr/2008/05/working-with-seth-godin.html#.UOG6fW80V8E 

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:02 AM

Seth Godin has released a list of his top blog post of 2012.  I am so thankful that this man has provided short tips for me to improve my careeer, my production, and my outlook for the past four years.  He is a great example of doing something every day to build something big.  His ideas are very relavent both for marketers and those building a social media presence.

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Dumbest Excuse SMBs Use to Avoid Blogging

Dumbest Excuse SMBs Use to Avoid Blogging | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
SMB owners and managers often rattle off myriad excuses about why they don't blog. The worst excuse is not having enough time. Here's why that excuse doesn't fly.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Working on a piece for startups about how to create content marketing. Content marketing is the new advertising, the new market maker so to NOT blog and curate content across social nets is to give up on having online authority.

How will people BELIEVE, JOIN and GIVE MONEY to things without authority? Answer: They don't. Follow the tips here, my favorite is delaying gratification, and your startup or SMB strategy will be better.

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