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Are You Creating Value or Just Advertising Space?

You don't have to be a celebrity anymore to take high-quality pictures with branded products and get paid for it. In fact, all you need is a large enough audience, and sponsorship deals will come to you and pay your bills.

That's what everyone seems to think these days anyway.

In this episode, you'll hear about the ActiveGrowth take on influencer marketing and getting a large number of following on social media or high traffic on your website, so that you can use those platforms to place ads on and just wait until you get rich. 

But is it a viable business model? Can you really make a living or even just enough money to cover your travels? And if you do, how long can you keep this up? 

Listen in to hear our take on these questions, which direction is online advertising heading, and what do we think you should do instead to make more money and provide more value!

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What’s the Best Social Sharing Plugin for WordPress? Roundup Review

Check out any article on any website or blog online and you're almost guaranteed to find some colorful social sharing buttons alongside it. Content creators want to get their content spread far and wide and it stands to reason that prominent buttons help with this.

There are countless WordPress plugins to add social sharing buttons to your posts, but how do you decide which one to use?

In this post, you'll find the answer to that question.

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“Instagram Created a Monster” – On the Inevitable Decline of Social Channels

Every social network that gets popular inevitably declines. They all decline in the same way. And the decline happens for the exact same reason.

If you don't know about this, you'll fall into the "trending traffic" trap again and again. You'll be lured in by "social starlet" success stories, jump on a new platform when it's already too late and experience yet another disappointment.

Read on to discover what drives the inevitable decline of social platforms (and why you need to own your platform, instead).

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Highlights from the ActiveGrowth Podcast Launch Webinar

As part of the launch of our new podcast, we held a live webinar on launch day. During the webinar, we discussed the content of the first episodes with our audience and everyone who attended could ask us questions.

We got questions about the Forget Traffic/Customer First topic form the podcast, as well as many other questions about business building and marketing.

For this post, we picked out some of the highlights for you.

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How Your Business Can Thrive Without SEO & Social Media

Today’s post is an answer to a question sent by Paula in this recent post. If you know me, you know that I’ve never invested time into growing my social media following or improving my social media marketing skills. Plus, a few years ago, I dropped any and all search engine optimization work and now I don’t do any of that either, for any of my businesses.

If you’ve ever wondered why that is and how it actually turns into an advantage for my business, here’s the answer:

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SYNND Review

SYNND can perhaps be described as a “collaborative social promotion” tool. It’s purpose is to drive traffic and (allegedly) increase your search engine rankings, but the way it achieves this is quite different from the way many of the well-known automated link building tools go about it.

Does SYNND really help you get more traffic to your site and is it worth the investment? Read the review to find out.

 

 

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Content Curation

Content curation – is it the solution to all of your content- and traffic problems or just another fad? By some, it’s being lauded as the next big thing and perhaps it could turn into another fad in the IM niche (crappy “make money with curation” products, anyone?), but what’s it really all about?

Read on to find out exactly what content curation is and what it means for online marketers.


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Internet Marketing Tribes

Tribal Internet Marketing

IMPORTANT UPDATE

There is now a new post, which is basically a better and more up-to-date version of everything that’s written here. I strongly recommend that you read this post about how to start an online business, instead of the one below.

A few days ago, Darren Rowse (Pro Blogger), Chris Brogan (Trust Agents), Sonia Simone and Brian Clark (both Copyblogger) launched a new membership site called “The Third Tribe”. You’ve probably heard of it, since it made something of a splash.

This post is not another Third Tribe rant. Others have already done that better than I ever could. If you take just one thing from this post, let it be this: Go to Griz’s Third Tribe review and read it. It makes a more than excellent case and is very much worth reading.

If you take another thing from this post, then it’s a clearer and less biased overview of Internet marketing “tribes” that follows below:

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Video: 3 Sources of Traffic for Your Website

This is my first “RQR Basics” video. There are three sources from which new visitors can come to your website. In the video, I illustrate each of these three sources. The purpose of the video is to provide a general idea of traffic building for anyone new to this subject.


I hope you enjoyed this clip. Let me know what you think down in the comments! Cheers, Signature

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