When it comes to being successful, it pays to have a mentor or someone to look up to. Ideally, if you can find someone in the same niche as you who has had a similar journey to you, then you can find a blueprint to follow and use that to guide you on your way.
Luckily, there are plenty of trailblazers in the world of content marketing. These guys make it look easy and if you follow the formulas they lay out, then it certainly will be a lot easier.
Here are some of the key tips from some of the best minds on the web…
Pat Flynn is the owner of Smart Passive Income, a fantastic blog filled with useful information and tidbits for those trying to make money online. Pat is all about providing value as well as a friendly face and direct communication. He even suggests creating a personalized ‘thank you video’ for your customers in one of his vlogs!
Derek Halpern from Social Triggers is all about the psychology of blogging. That means understanding what makes people tick and more importantly – what makes people click. Don’t just think about the words, think about the people that those words will be affecting.
Yanik Silver is one of the best writers on the web and he credits his success with the sheer amount of thought and time he puts into crafting each blog post. This attention to detail has helped him to make over $15 million online, so his is definitely an example to follow!
Lewis Howes made his money online from educational courses aimed at small business owners. He believes strongly in selling digital products and shows how it can be done through social media channels like LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube. If you’re planning on selling an ebook or a course, then he’s the guy you want to watch!
James Schramko is not the average internet entrepreneur and that’s part of his success. He believes in old-fashioned business principles and applies those to a modern, digital business. That means things like remembering the names of your customers, selling things that they really want and listening to what they have to say. Some ideas are absolutely timeless and James demonstrates that without a doubt!
Neil Patel is only 26 and yet he has two incredibly successful internet companies. Those are KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg – companies you may actually have heard of! He also runs a Top 100 Technorati blog called QuickSprout. In short, he’s incredibly successful and incredibly young – if he wasn’t such a nice chap it would be easy to hate him!
What can we learn from Neil? That anything is possible – and there’s really nothing wrong with being a ‘polymath’ of the web. Have your finger in many pies and you might just find you can amplify your success severalfold!
Who’s your internet marketing hero? Be sure to let us know!