10 tips for generating more blog post ideas

Brainstorming is a good way to generate blog post ideas

Blogging is, for many businesses and organizations, a great way to establish credibility, draw buyer interest and improve website search rankings. It is not necessarily easy, though. Even once you’ve gotten approval to go ahead with blogging and figured out who’s going to write the posts, you still need to come up with great blog […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

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Score your ideas to boost your content marketing

An example of a content-scoring spreadsheet

Right now I have at least 40 blog post ideas sitting in my queue. The potential topics include: Is LinkedIn’s premium for-pay service worth the money? How to market a blog post How to make your public relations and marketing efforts useful Better email subject lines Basic online tasks all marketers and PR professionals should […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

Social media productivity: Have an impact online, while still having a life offline

Friday I presented at ConvergeSouth 2012 in Greensboro. I gave a talk about how to use social media productively, by which I mean getting results without having to spend 18 hours a day online. Below are my slides. Social Media Productivity from marktzk If you’re interested in having me speak to your group or conference […]

How I use Evernote to be more productive

Screenshot of my basic Evernote set-up

How I use Evernote to be productive For the last few months I’ve been using Evernote as my primary tool for keeping projects and tasks organized. If you’re still searching for an effective, easy way to stay organized and productive, you might want to try this. Why Evernote My criteria for a to-do list and […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

The ultimate lifehack: Do the work

Cover image from Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

Want to be super productive, build fabulous wealth, write the great American novel and have six-pack abs? I’m about to give you the secret to it all, the ultimate life hack, the secret of the world’s most productive and successful people. Writer Steven Pressfield expressed it perfectly in three simple words: Do the work. Do […]

The 20-minutes-a-day method to get things done

stopwatch

Did you know that I’ve been procrastinating on getting out my first email newsletter for about the last three months? There’s no good reason for this, of course. I have the time. It’s not like my, fairly modest, email newsletter actually takes months and months of writing. In fact, I plan to do it every […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

How a little string can improve your blogging

Ball of red string

Ever find yourself struggling with what you should write about next, or needing more details, anecdotes or statistics to illustrate a blog post, white paper or media pitch? Me too. Fortunately, I have a solution. When I was a reporter, I gathered a lot of string. This does not mean that my desk was cluttered […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

Seven go-to productivity apps for 2012

With a new year just underway and productivity and organization being the focus of many new year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d give a quick run-down of some of the key apps and tools I’m using to stay organized these days. General Productivity and Organization Dropbox for sharing documents between multiple computers and sharing […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

Six tips for getting more out of conferences

I recently attended Ragan’s Social Media for Communicators conference in Atlanta (which was excellent — the folks at Ragan did a great job finding speakers and putting on a great event). For 2½ days about 500 of us met at Coca-Cola headquarters and heard first-hand how some of the country’s best known companies are using […]

Learn how smart content marketing can pull in more sales leads

Download the free ebook From Content to Ka-ching! Content to Ka-ching! cover image Content marketing can increase awareness, sales leads and revenue, but only if your content marketing strategy includes the four essential drivers. This 37-page ebook will show you how content marketing can grow your business. Download

Five mistakes newbie bloggers make

I’ve been blogging for about 10 years now. Along the way I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes. A lot. So, if you’re new to blogging and determined to be successful at it, here are five mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Not sticking with it. Some bloggers see a lot of […]