Whenever I talk with bloggers, podcasters, and other online platform builders, they express a common frustration: they are not seeing their audience grow. They seem to be stuck at their current level.
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For example, one of the most popular features at Platform University is our “Member Makeover.” This is where my daughter Megan and I review one of our member’s platforms, including their website(s) and social media channels.
Last November, I launched my most recent Reader Survey. This is the fourth year I have gone through this exercise. I have benefited enormously each time. Ultimately, I think it also benefits you, because it helps me improve the content I create, whether on this blog, my podcast, or elsewhere.
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More than twenty-eight hundred people participated in the survey—almost double the number that took my last one. This was particularly surprising given the fact that I asked almost twice the number of questions (fifty-three as compared to thirty).
This video from Derek Muller at Veritasium expresses my frustration with Facebook.
Question: Does this frustrate you, too? What’s the alternative? Share your answer on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Several months ago, I hosted a teleseminar with Jeff Goins. If you don’t know, Jeff is a full-time author, blogger, and speaker. I wanted to re-post it here as a way of introducing you to his Tribe Writers course (more about that in a minute).
We had some technical challenges in the call when we were both suddenly dropped by Skype—twice!—but we kept forging ahead. Regardless, Jeff shared some powerful content for anyone who is serious about building an online platform.
This is a guest post by Brian Casel. He is web designer and author of Design for Conversions, a book to help startups design a better marketing site. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter.
Your business’ website is everything. So how do you make sure it’s designed to perform its primary duty—converting visitors to customers? Let’s find out…
Whether you’re designing your own website from scratch, using an off-the-shelf theme, or hiring a designer to create your website, you’ll need to end up in the same place: with a website that performs for your business.
I want to make my blog better and more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU. As a result, I have created my 2013 Reader Survey.
Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me make my content even more interesting and relevant to you.
However, Twitter is not without its challenges. I have made just about every mistake you can make. But assuming you want to grow your influence and increase your follower count (and I realize not everyone does), here are eight mistakes to avoid:
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