After recently taking part in several affiliate marketing campaigns, I’ve seen that there are 2 sides to this.
On one side you’ve got the owners and CMOs who hand over little more than a link and some well wishes to their affiliates.
On the other, affiliate marketers get access to a dashboard and person or team to help them succeed along every step of the journey.
No prizes for guessing which of these two approaches got the best results…
Here’s the thing though.
The second (obviously superior) approach to affiliate marketing didn’t get better results simply because they had people…
Launching an online course or a simple digital download is the best way to make money online, right?
I mean, it’s passive income.
You create once and sell multiple times.
Who doesn’t want to spend a month or two creating something then watch the Stripe notifications ping as they’re sitting on a beach sipping on a cocktail?
It’s every entrepreneur’s dream.
But let’s be honest, there’s no such thing as passive income.
Even easily scalable, evergreen products need a continuous marketing effort to avoid fatigue.
It’s actually a lot of work to properly maintain a “passive income” stream.
Every single month I feel like social media marketing becomes more difficult.
Each and every platform amends its algorithm for a better “user experience”, but all I see is…
There’s a cynical part of me that thinks it’s all a ploy to get me to pay more in ad spend.
But I also know that there are people out there absolutely killing it on social media without…
I wanted to figure out…
I recently saw buzz around a newsletter business that closed $550MM in a year.
Here’s the tweet from Sam Parr that kicked things off.
There’s a newsletter business called The Agora. They own 20–40 diff newsletters. In a given week, they make $20-$50 million in revenue. I know because I’ve seen the financials. They’re VERY fascinating and incredibly polarizing. Anyone know more about them? DM me (or comment)
- Sam Parr ⚪️ (@theSamParr) March 3, 2020
If you’re not aware of the brand, here’s a quick overview.
The Agora is a behemoth in the newsletter and info publishing…
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Never judge a book by it’s cover… or title I guess.
Recently been reading the terribly named “ How to Get Rich “ by a very wealthy chap called Felix Dennis.
Surprisingly a great little read and pretty funny to boot.
Anyway, that’s my content in, let’s talk about my recent experiments in content out.
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I’d love to have a little robot Pete that could help me start and scale new business ideas. That would be awesome… in theory.
Turns out that the CGI influencers that might help enable this are creepy AF. More on that below.
Still, if you’re mulling over a business idea and want to know if it could work (with or without a robot’s help), check out our fun little biz idea quiz here.
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Been spending a lot more time on Twitter recently. Mainly cause I can send a quick DM and get responses from huge founders and highly successful people (seriously. It’s insane how easy it is to connect with people there).
I’ve also been sharing daily growth and marketing ideas there.
And yet, my top Tweet (by a huge margin) is stating that the PlayStation 2 is the best product sequel of all time.
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The robots are coming to take our jobs!
This was a fear I had not too long ago when reading about the advances with GPT-3 — the AI writing machine.
Here’s the thing. I think there are a few folk who should be worried.
The low-value copywriters who do little to add value to their client businesses and simply write “by-the-numbers”.
I also reckon that the best copywriters out there are gonna adapt. They’re gonna be the ones who integrate…
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Non-fungible tokens… NFTs.
What are they, and how could you use them in your business?
Here’s a few things I’ve learned recently and how I think you could use NFTs to make money online…👇👇👇
Fungible = replaceable.
Non-fungible = non-replaceable.
NFTs use Ethereum Blockchain to create unique digital assets that cannot be replaced like for like.
A $5 bill is fungible. Yours is worth the same as mine. We exchange them, nothing changes.
The Mona Lisa…
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Most folk are doing content marketing wrong.
Here’s a quick and dirty guide on getting more miles out of every piece of content you produce. Even if you’re working on a brand new website.
I’ve used this to scale brand new pieces to 100 visits / day within a week.