Special Sauce

The Secret to Content Marketing for Startups

I put out a minimum of one article per week. I share posts on LinkedIn each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Recipe (my weekly email) hits inboxes every Friday morning. With the exception of our clients and the companies I mentor, those articles, posts, and emails are what form the perception of Special Sauce (aka …

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5 Reasons Your Content Marketing Isn’t Working

Blogging weekly keeps clients coming to my door. I invest a minimum of 10 hours a week into writing. I say invest because that’s exactly what it is—an investment in the future of my business. I’d love to tell you writing is a breeze, but I won’t blow sunshine and daydreams up your arse. Writing …

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The Only Marketing Trick You Need To Know

Produce badass content. Find your medium and deliver value. That’s it. I’ve blown the big reveal. You can stop reading. If you’re not quite sold, or if you’d like a little direction on how to make this marketing tactic work, come on down my rabbit hole. I can directly point to writing as the source …

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Google’s BERT Explained | Quick Wins #6

Google just rolled out its largest update to search in about five years. It’s the most significant update since RankBrain. The changes will affect 1 in 10 search results as well as featured snippets. In other words, this is a pretty important update for anyone who uses search engines. And unless you live under a …

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Overcoming Content Marketing Overwhelm | Quick Wins #2

I have a blog post to write, Medium article to finish, LinkedIn video to shoot, Instagram post to get out, weekly email to craft, and a lead magnet to build. What should I work on right now? Overwhelm kicks in and nothing gets finished. Sound familiar? Indecision is a silent killer. We get stuck analyzing …

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A Reliable Method For Landing New Clients

Last week I touched base with one of my clients to see how things are going. My client, Katie, just launched a new real estate firm. Like most new companies, Katie needs a reliable way to get clients of her own. The problem, Katie despises social media. We’re talking the kind of hate reserved for …

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How To Write 52 Good Blog Posts

When I lay out a marketing plan for a client that includes weekly blog posts, their brain jumps to what they’ll do for the 52nd post before they’ve put pen to paper on post #1. I understand the fear. You worry that you’ll run out of ideas and the blog will run dry. How do you …

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