The Content Empire Blueprint (eBook)

In this post, I am going to tell you why social media is not a reliable way for growth and why you should build your own platform. This is something I have learned through my experience in Digital Marketing over the past 10 years. And I am seeing that a lot of people are just giving wrong advice. Click Here to Download the eBook “Experts” will tell you to build a social media following. They tell you to “optimize” your profile, post frequently, engage with your “followers” and hopefully one day, you can become a big influencer. No. It doesn’t …

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How to Write Better Content?

The written word is powerful. Isn’t it? In the age of social media, we might be distracted and sometimes we forget how powerful words are. There are memes, short videos, animations, and so many types of media. But words are still powerful. It connects. On a deep level. This blog is read by more than 100,000 readers every month. Twitter, though short, is full of written words. All my emails are just words. I have more than 400,000 subscribers now. I don’t add fancy HTML designs and animations to my email. I just write the words. Like these words. …

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Why Most Media Companies Will Die Eventually

I am making a prediction. It is a bold prediction. And if the prediction goes wrong, it is my reputation at stake that I have built over more than a decade. And that prediction is: Media companies will die a slow, painful death. News organizations that produce content for a living will not survive in the long term. Long back, when we had TV, Radio, Newspapers, and Magazines, there was no internet and there was no content marketing. They existed because running a content channel was a complex business in itself. They had the reach. They had the audience. So …

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The Power of Content Marketing

Well, content is the centre of the marketing-verse. Without content, you can’t do marketing on any channel. Content forms the foundation of every marketing campaign. Humans are much more advanced than other species because we can communicate. Everyone does one-to-one communication but one-to-many communication is a skill that you can develop and that’s what makes you a good marketer. Today, with the power of the internet, I can make a 5 minute video, or write a 500 word blog post and if the content is really outstanding, it can reach millions of people across the globe. In this blog post, …

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Content Marketing: The Why and The How

It’s the right time to leverage content marketing. And it’s the right time to become a content marketer or content writer. No, I’m not pulling it out of thin air. That’s what data is saying. Let’s look at a few of them. According to Forbes, content is the #1 marketing trend to budget for in 2019 According to CMI research, 57% of B2C marketers expect their content marketing budget to increase. According to the same research, half of the B2B marketers expect their content marketing budget to increase. According to Target Magazine, almost 1/3rd of the marketing budget is invested …

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Scaring the lions with automation

This is a true story.

In Nairobi, Kenya, 1000s of families live in villages.

The villages are very close to the Nairobi national park.

Unlike many national parks, Nairobi national park doesn’t have any fencing.

Sometimes, wild animals like Zebras stray into the villages.

And when they stray into the villages, they bring lions with them.

The lions sometimes kill the cows in the villages.

Many families have been living under the constant threat of lions attacking their cows.

Richard, a small 12 year old boy was put in charge of protecting his dad’s farm which had a few cows.

His responsibility was to protect the cows and scare the lions.

He tried various methods.

He tried lighting a fire, but the lions were not scared.

He tried putting up a scare crow, but he later discovered that lions are a bit smart. They can differentiate a scare crow from a real human.

One day, he noticed that the lions would keep away if he was moving around the farm with a torch.

And then it struck him!

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7 Ways to Grow Your Business with Content Marketing

I have been in the business of content creation for the past 10 years. My first startup, a motorcycle publication ( succeeded because of content marketing. My current startup, a performance marketing company, also gets its best customers and clients from content marketing.

In this article, I want to talk about how you can grow your business using content marketing. We will discuss about the different types of content and the marketing strategies you can use to promote the content.

Let’s first understand why “Content” is very important.

It might look like a bold claim, but it is true: “If the world cannot live without the internet, the internet cannot live without content.”

Content is the source of all attention, online or offline. If you think about all the different channels of digital marketing, you will be able to realize that content is the foundation for every channel.

  • People search for content in the search engines.
  • People share content on social media, without which platforms like Facebook will not exist.
  • We send content via email, without which email marketing wouldn’t exist.

Even if you think about pre-internet marketing channels like TV, Radio, Newspapers and Magazines – they got the attention from the audience because of the content they created.

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