Academy Pro: A WordPress Theme for Online Courses and Membership Sites

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Introducing Academy Pro … the theme for online course creators, membership site owners, and educational content marketers. Academy Pro is the latest premium theme from StudioPress, designed specifically for people in the business of online content and community. Read on to discover all the features and benefits you get with this theme, and how it Read More… The post Academy Pro: A WordPress Theme for Online Courses and Membership Sites appeared first Read Entire Story

Happy Labor Day!

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Today is Labor Day in the U.S., a time to celebrate the potency and dignity of work — and the regenerating power of a little time off. The Copyblogger team will be back starting tomorrow with lots more content for you … including your September Creativity and Productivity prompts later this week. Have a wonderful Read More… The post Happy Labor Day! appeared first on Copyblogger. Related StoriesA Quick Note About the … Read Entire Story

2017 Content Excellence Challenge: The August Prompts

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Happy August! It’s time for our pair of prompts to make you more creative and more productive. For those of you who haven’t joined us yet, each month in 2017 we’re providing a pair of prompts: one to make you more productive and one to improve your creativity or writing skill. Feel free to try one prompt or both. You can join the fun anytime you like. And let us know about your experiences in… Read Entire Story

Boost the Relevance of Your Content with Benefits and Features

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One cool thing about being a content marketer is that you tend to become an expert in your topic. You probably know an awful lot about your business, your project, or your subject matter. In fact, you might actually know too much about it. It’s called the curse of knowledge. Because we research our topics deeply and spend so much time writing about them, we tend to understand the technical specs inside… Read Entire Story

How to Conduct Not-to-Miss Podcast Interviews

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When I started Hack the Entrepreneur, I had never conducted a single interview before. But during the past two years, I’ve hosted more than 350 podcast interviews. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes, embarrassed myself a few times, and learned countless lessons. So now I have a number of insights to share with you today, as well as tips to avoid some not-so-obvious blunders. Want to learn a simple path that … Read Entire Story

10 Often Overlooked Website Mistakes that May Harm Your Business

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At a local WordCamp recently, I critiqued websites from a group of volunteers during a site clinic session. While I noticed a number of common mistakes — like extra-loud, auto-play videos and other distractions — one of the weird things that stood out was how many real, substantial businesses had problematic web hosting and domain strategies. With those in mind, I wanted to make sure you aren’t making the… Read Entire Story

10 Easy Tips for Professional Audio Quality

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I started working with podcasts because I was an avid podcast listener. I would be listening to a conversation, hanging on every word, and then it would happen: the guest would bump his mic at the exact moment when he said the one thing I wanted to hear, and I’d miss out. Our content should connect and engage, not frustrate and push away. Since I run a podcast production company, I’ve learned that … Read Entire Story

Practical Tips to Move You Toward Your Content Marketing Goals

This week is all about good, old-fashioned pragmatism. It’s about the specific tactics you can use to start getting the results you’re looking for — sooner rather than later. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman gave us some suggestions on timing when you want to approach that busy influencer with your killer idea or humble request. On Tuesday, Jerod Morris let us know about the launch of Sites, a new podcast that… Read Entire Story

Google Says: Here’s What To Look For In An SEO Firm – Forbes

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ForbesGoogle Says: Here's What To Look For In An SEO FirmForbesCIO Magazine sums it up this way, “Today's SEO needs to understand all of marketing at a deep level, the psychology of the human race, the specific culture to whom they're marketing, the social media landscape, web analytics, web design and development …SEO News Roundup: Free The Featured SnippetsInternet Marketing Newsall 8 news articles » Read Entire Story

Does Your Blog Need Editing and Proofreading?

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You might think that I’d recommend a thorough editing and proofreading process for every blog. But that’s not the case. Since I don’t know enough about your blog to answer the question I pose in the headline of this article for you, I want to provide tools that will help you evaluate your own publication. Is your content successful with your current level of editing and proofreading, or would you benefit … Read Entire Story

The Rainmaker Platform Goes Off the Market this Friday

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The Rainmaker Platform is coming off the market this Friday at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. To get the current pricing, you must start your free trial before the deadline. Last month I told you about the Rainmaker Platform’s shift from software-as-a-service to a bundled hybrid of technology and client services, all at much higher prices. Before we do that, we’re offering one last chance for people who … Read Entire Story

3 Advanced Ways to Craft Better Sentences

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While the goal of “improving your content writing” may seem complex, it’s not necessarily more complicated than improving each sentence you write. Better sentences add up to better content. So, let’s break down content writing into sentence writing. I’m not about to show you how to write a “perfect” sentence. Instead, these three tips will help you remember that every sentence you write is an opportunity to practice. And during your writing practice, you … Read Entire Story